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  1. Thread: Lay off

    by enriquehobart
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    Looking more and more like I will have to go...

    Looking more and more like I will have to go (open shop) and forget about the union for a while or permanently.

    More than one job.

    Possible drastic changes to lifestyle.

    Might wait till AWS...
  2. Thread: Lay off

    by enriquehobart
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    Lay off

    Was laid off December 5th. Am a union plumbing apprentice.

    If I wait for the union to get something for me my bills will not get paid and my credit cards bills will grow.

    If I go non union I...
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    My latest time capsule was a gatorade container...

    My latest time capsule was a gatorade container filled with gravel.

    I'm one of those little people and I have to walk to get to the keys on my keyboard and jump when I'm on the right letter.
    ...
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    ADD and plumbing

    I am diagnosed as having Attention Deficit Disorder and it is starting to make the air thick between me and foreman. That air has always been thick between myself and employers.

    I do not have the...
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    DWV systems...a good place to start

    I am a first year apprentice as far as union is concerned and have been in the trade (3 years by December). I want to learn about my trade with a system by system approach.

    Right now I am working...
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    I will look for my clamps tonight or encourage...

    I will look for my clamps tonight or encourage people to find some in their work trucks tomorrow.
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    Sawzaw safety

    We are doing a job which involves the running of pipe to fan coil units. In doing so we will need to cut floor tiles which are used in rooms which house computer systems. The flooring is raised for...
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    DWV video

    You did a nice job on the video and on the design of the DWV. Have fun!
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    Isometric Drawings

    I have been in Plumbing near 2 years and am in the process of learning about the Drain Waste Vent systems.

    Can you recommend some books or internet sites which teach proper isometric drawing...
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    A picture of your situation would have and may...

    A picture of your situation would have and may still be best so that if you need to you can avert a problem.

    I think that it is usually best to have the tile floor laid before the flange is...
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    Too high: I've been there done that...wierd...

    Too high:

    I've been there done that...wierd but, got the job done.


    Too short:

    For a long period of time this is guaranteed to put the legs to sleep and seems to be accompanied by back...
  12. I would go with the truck rig pulling the whole...

    I would go with the truck rig pulling the whole shooting match out. Then I would replace the steel pipe with the PE.

    Correct me if I'm wrong but, I believe that once you have the 1.5 and PE you...
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    It is possible to kink the line that is between...

    It is possible to kink the line that is between the pitless adapter and the foot valve so do be careful by keeping it as straight as possible while pulling it out and while it is laid out on the...
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    I will heat the fitting and watch the flux burn...

    I will heat the fitting and watch the flux burn away; touch then with solder and it will not burn and may stick to the copper...wait a second or two and the joint will vacuum the solder in. Once I...
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    You may have bad valves. I do believe that you...

    You may have bad valves. I do believe that you are supposed to either disconnect power or stop the call for heat at the t-stat BEFORE putting the valves on manual. Putting them into the manual while...
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    Keep your dayjobs kid

    I will stick with only plumbing for a Plumber. My Handyman work will remain Plumbingless. When my friend becomes a PITA about this subject in the future I will site these reasons. Interestingly...
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    sidework?

    They are a Plumbing Company. The parameters to work within are: Do not use company resources or do business with existing clients. I do not believe this would be a big deal to the boss as long as...
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    Sidework?

    I am an apprentice. I currently do sidework in what I choose to call the beginning Handyman level. I have been in the Plumbing trade for 1 year 3 months.

    I want to know if I should add some...
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    Frosty free

    PVC being a contributor to the problem? I would think not esp given that you are opening the points to permit water to move out.

    When we winterize homes we make sure that a hose is not connected...
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    Pin Hole Leaks!

    What is the cause or causes?

    Replacing (m) with (L)...a real fix or a thicker band-aid?

    Who wins the "install me!" race right now...(m),(L) Copper, CPVC, Pex, or other?
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    When replacing pin holed (M Copper pipes) we are...

    When replacing pin holed (M Copper pipes) we are replacing them with (L). I have not done the reading on whether or not this is a real solution or a "thicker band-aid". These (L) replacements have...
  22. You could try two things: 1) Hire a plumber to...

    You could try two things:

    1) Hire a plumber to put a flange in.

    2) Put a new wax ring down and reset. Maybe a bad idea?

    If you go with option 1) Inform plumber and tile guy of your flooring...
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