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    Todays work, I work alone these days, 70 in Jan. Remove 50 gal. 30 year old Rheem W.H. , Install new Brad. Wht. 50 gal. Also remove old boiler. cap off. All set with My 3/4" nipple ,end cap N schrader air valve. Hose off drain, air set up off either feed ,Walla emptys E Z. except CAPPED DRAIN. WTF ??. So old irishman Waltzes with 500 lbs of water N tin, Out the garage.
    Well in spite of that NUMB NUTS I got it all done, check in Hand. NUTIN IS EZ. The hunt begins for Mr. Numb Nuts.

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    OK, I admit I understood almost nothing of that.

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    Um...what? Speak English please lol...

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    If you took all that out why not just saw off the nipple or drill a hole, or bang a hole to drain the Old HW Heater ?
    I think you should rethink who you call names before you "Dance with the 500# Tank again". ~(_8^(I)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallskev View Post
    If you took all that out why not just saw off the nipple or drill a hole, or bang a hole to drain the Old HW Heater ?
    I think you should rethink who you call names before you "Dance with the 500# Tank again". ~(_8^(I)
    That's a brilliant idea unscrew mip and 50 Gal . of water flooding Cust. personal belongings. Guess You don't work in the trade !#*#%***

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    78 next month, and I ALWAYS "waltz" the old heater out of the way so it can drain while I install the new one, unless the heater is on an 18" pedestal.
    Licensed residential and commercial plumber

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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    78 next month, and I ALWAYS "waltz" the old heater out of the way so it can drain while I install the new one, unless the heater is on an 18" pedestal.
    We,re a dieing breed,. Congrads on Your age !

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    I hope your plumbing skills are better than you command of the English language and your spelling and typing skills.

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    I pump them out if I can't get at the drain or the drain valve is fubar'd Sta-rite makes a nice little pump that works just perfect. Or, you can piss and moan and swear and blame the last guy and get a good chiropractor LOL
    [B]No, plumbing ain't rocket science. Unlike rocket science, plumbing requires a license[B]

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    Yikes! A bunch of college English Majors in this forum, I guess.

    I agree that it took a little concentration to read Boston1's cryptic message, but it was totally clear to me, and a very colorful tale indeed!

    Given that I have a friend my own (substantially younger) age who still looks at computers like some kind of Magic Wizard Box to be avoided, I commend Boston1 for changing with the times, learning a new skill, and getting online. You don't HAVE to know computers to operate and market a small business these days, but you're either using extra time or missing opportunities if you don't, so it's laudable at 70 to be doing so.

    I was pretty impressed the other day when the independent-businessman drain guy that JerryMac recommended to me whipped out his tablet computer at the conclusion of the job and instantly generated a fine-looking invoice online, which he then emailed to me. When I handed him the check, he sent me one electronically marked "PAID". I also saw that his tablet computer and whatever software he was using let him accept Paypal for immediate payment of the invoice by credit card or bank account. That whole setup gets him back on the road, with money in his pocket and accounting taken-care-of, in basically the same time it normally takes for someone to wait for a check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wjcandee View Post
    Yikes! A bunch of college English Majors in this forum, I guess.

    I agree that it took a little concentration to read Boston1's cryptic message, but it was totally clear to me, and a very colorful tale indeed!

    Given that I have a friend my own (substantially younger) age who still looks at computers like some kind of Magic Wizard Box to be avoided, I commend Boston1 for changing with the times, learning a new skill, and getting online. You don't HAVE to know computers to operate and market a small business these days, but you're either using extra time or missing opportunities if you don't, so it's laudable at 70 to be doing so.

    I was pretty impressed the other day when the independent-businessman drain guy that JerryMac recommended to me whipped out his tablet computer at the conclusion of the job and instantly generated a fine-looking invoice online, which he then emailed to me. When I handed him the check, he sent me one electronically marked "PAID". I also saw that his tablet computer and whatever software he was using let him accept Paypal for immediate payment of the invoice by credit card or bank account. That whole setup gets him back on the road, with money in his pocket and accounting taken-care-of, in basically the same time it normally takes for someone to wait for a check.
    Well I found out 15 Years ago that i have always been dyslexic. Folks had no idea of this in the 50s. But I can fix most anything. Helo Mech. Sgt.USMC
    X Ray cert papers. Cabinet shop , plumber , Elec. Lic. B Gen. Contr. Ca. Not to bad for a Guy that has spelling problems. They call Me for My other skills.

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    I commend you Boston, dyslexic is something hard to be reckoned with. You have done well. I am an okay speller, but, grammar? Nah, my kids have much better grammar, etc; and I got a very distinct NY, Bronx type accent which is at times hard to understand for most folks, especially, those from OHIO, lol. Funny, I read your first post and got it all. I am sorry, that I cannot contribute any answers to your questions. 78, that is wonderful for you.
    Last edited by Cookie; 08-21-2012 at 06:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    I commend you Boston, dyslexic is something hard to be reckoned with. You have done well. I am an okay speller, but, grammar? Nah, my kids have much better grammar, etc; and I got a very distinct NY, Bronx type accent which is at times hard to understand for most folks, especially, those from OHIO, lol. Funny, I read your first post and got it all. I am sorry, that I cannot contribute any answers to your questions. 78, that is wonderful for you.
    Thank You Cookie, Actually ,HJ will be 78 next month. I turn 70 in Jan. A hose bib is necessary on Water heaters. I always write on the heater, date installed. I also write with magic marker to drain with garden hose for 5 minutes each year. Doing this will get sediment off tank bottom,and add Years to the W.H. For the life of Me ,I can't imagine capping one off with an end cap ! Sometimes I use My pump , to assist draining, sometimes compressed air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1 View Post
    Thank You Cookie, Actually ,HJ will be 78 next month. I turn 70 in Jan.

    Ooops. Well, 70 is wonderful to!

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    70 + wrkg lookin ++good, mybe little bit of nuts numbing, goswit 500 pound tango partner..... Ya Katch him, you no kill him!!! he'll teach none even lookit the hetr. Mebby i in 500. numbnuts will show how caps come off too! WTF!!! getchyer hamr ++ big chisel or drill, or siphon hose and no nutnumbin waltz needs!!!!! nutins EZ cept complainin.

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