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Old 09-24-2017, 06:17 AM  
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Relive your childhood and enjoy the mud-pies, an occupational hazard.


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Relive your childhood and enjoy the mud-pies, an occupational hazard.
few years back, we had a hard freeze and fixing busted pipes were the important calls for a week.

I went to a day care center called the Muster Seed, busted pipe under the building

4'' of standing water at 35 degrees. fun fun fun
I slid under the building and crawled in the water dragging my tools and torch in a plastic tub. fixed the leak while me teeth chattered
and hands were blue
then went home for the rest of the day

Here is a BOo BOo you just might relate to
was topping out a house and needed to tie the meter in.
I looked at the meter and it was pointed down on a 45 degree angle
so I grabbed the meter to lift it up.
and heard the sound you do not want to hear ''Snap''
oh oh..this damn meter is hooked to pvc instead of copper off the main
LOL. I am freaking soaked
helper throws me a dresser coupling, a nipple, and gate valve
It took me FOREVER to stab that dresser on that live line
and pound a stake in the ground to hold it
I finally was able to close that valve
mission accomplished

was at a hospital and needed to demo a 1.5'' water line
hospital maintenance was NOT going to let me shut the water off.
soooooo..
I had a helper hold a sledge hammer side ways under the pipe
While I beat the pipe flat, to stop the flow
then cut the pipe, and soldered a valve on,

My boss had put a 5 galon bucket under a tiny leak on a VAV box in the ceiling
I found the bucket about 8 years later when it filled up and startd dripping on the ceiling
LOL I ragged his *** every chance I got

a trick that might come in handy
drill a hole in a 5 gallon bucket, install a water heater pan male adaptor
glue a 3/4 male adapter on the WH pan fitting and install a hose bib/ boiler drain
now you can drain a pipe above a wood floor with out ruining the floor
run a hose outside


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Any idea what this is? Doesn't resemble the PRV I'm use to seeing. It's downstream of the meter in its own box.
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That would be a Double check valve assembly
installed in the mud, it is supposed to be in a gravel pit

typically that is the feed to your sprinkler system
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