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Why I do not enjoy plumbing jobs
Posted by: Numo
Date: September 17, 2016 03:54PM
Bad:

Being inside on a gorgeous fall day
Skinning my knuckle (never fails)
Bonking head/knee/whatever (also never fails)
Remembering the correct direction to turn a reluctant upside down nut
Deciphering less than clear directions
Mystery leaks
Wet mess

Good:
Nitrile coated gloves
Headlamp
Being done
Beer in the frig



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/17/2016 04:42PM by Ammo.
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Re: Why I do not enjoy plumbing jobs
Posted by: jh
Date: September 17, 2016 04:16PM
Add a dash of *%^&$#@* to season properly, with the eternal question "Why the **** did they design it this way?"
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Re: Why I do not enjoy plumbing jobs
Posted by: lost in space
Date: September 17, 2016 04:53PM
That's one job I have no qualms about paying someone to do.



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Re: Why I do not enjoy plumbing jobs
Posted by: Octave Doctor
Date: September 17, 2016 05:30PM
I used to do some maintenance at one of the downtown clubs, which usually involved redoing the supply lines in the restrooms after a rough weekend. I found plumbing goes a lot better with free beer.
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Re: Why I do not enjoy plumbing jobs
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: September 17, 2016 07:34PM
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Ammo
...Skinning my knuckle (never fails)...Bonking head/knee/whatever (also never fails)...Deciphering less than clear directions...Mystery leaks...Wet mess

Yeah, that sounds too d*mn familiar...
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Re: Why I do not enjoy plumbing jobs
Posted by: Acer
Date: September 17, 2016 08:32PM
The repair will not succeed unless there is blood offering.
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Re: Why I do not enjoy plumbing jobs
Posted by: jh
Date: September 17, 2016 09:10PM
A friend of mine told me the real challenge to your character is laying on your back in a crawl space on a cold day working on plumbing problems.
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Re: Why I do not enjoy plumbing jobs
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: September 17, 2016 09:42PM
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jh
A friend of mine told me the real challenge to your character is laying on your back in a crawl space on a cold day working on plumbing problems.

I replaced a starter in a Suburban on a snow covered side street in Minneapolis in 10 degree temperatures. I'll take an indoor plumbing job over that any day.



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Re: Why I do not enjoy plumbing jobs
Posted by: blooz
Date: September 17, 2016 10:38PM
Because they suck.



And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
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Re: Why I do not enjoy plumbing jobs
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 18, 2016 12:27AM
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C(-)ris
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jh
A friend of mine told me the real challenge to your character is laying on your back in a crawl space on a cold day working on plumbing problems.

I replaced a starter in a Suburban on a snow covered side street in Minneapolis in 10 degree temperatures. I'll take an indoor plumbing job over that any day.

YUP! Far too many times I worked on a vehicle when it was so cold, my fingers locked around the tool because they were too stiff.
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Re: Why I do not enjoy plumbing jobs
Posted by: billb
Date: September 18, 2016 06:37AM
Newt will want to know all about that stiff tool.



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Re: Why I do not enjoy plumbing jobs
Posted by: BernDog
Date: September 18, 2016 09:44AM
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Octave Doctor
I used to do some maintenance at one of the downtown clubs, which usually involved redoing the supply lines in the restrooms after a rough weekend. I found plumbing goes a lot better with free beer.

Charlie work!
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Re: Why I do not enjoy plumbing jobs
Posted by: JoeH
Date: September 18, 2016 10:38AM
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jh
A friend of mine told me the real challenge to your character is laying on your back in a crawl space on a cold day working on plumbing problems.

I replaced a starter in a Suburban on a snow covered side street in Minneapolis in 10 degree temperatures. I'll take an indoor plumbing job over that any day.

I replaced an entire exhaust system under a '63 Ford Galaxy outside on a January day where 10 degrees was the high. I finished up late in the evening at below zero temperatures. Indoor plumbing is a breeze.
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Re: Why I do not enjoy plumbing jobs
Posted by: Buck
Date: September 18, 2016 11:17AM
I have a thread on this forum about replacing a sink.
To my surprise, I used words I didn't think I had in me.
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Re: Why I do not enjoy plumbing jobs
Posted by: deckeda
Date: September 18, 2016 02:45PM
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jh
A friend of mine told me the real challenge to your character is laying on your back in a crawl space on a cold day working on plumbing problems.

I replaced a starter in a Suburban on a snow covered side street in Minneapolis in 10 degree temperatures. I'll take an indoor plumbing job over that any day.

I replaced an entire exhaust system under a '63 Ford Galaxy outside on a January day where 10 degrees was the high. I finished up late in the evening at below zero temperatures. Indoor plumbing is a breeze.

Ooh yeah, I'll remember the starter I replaced on my Camaro, in a snow-covered Feb dept store parking lot at night. Naturally, that's after getting a 20 min ride back home for tools and then to the store.
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Re: Why I do not enjoy plumbing jobs
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 18, 2016 07:05PM
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jh
A friend of mine told me the real challenge to your character is laying on your back in a crawl space on a cold day working on plumbing problems.

I replaced a starter in a Suburban on a snow covered side street in Minneapolis in 10 degree temperatures. I'll take an indoor plumbing job over that any day.

I replaced an entire exhaust system under a '63 Ford Galaxy outside on a January day where 10 degrees was the high. I finished up late in the evening at below zero temperatures. Indoor plumbing is a breeze.

Ooh yeah, I'll remember the starter I replaced on my Camaro, in a snow-covered Feb dept store parking lot at night. Naturally, that's after getting a 20 min ride back home for tools and then to the store.

you guys never heard of AAA?



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Re: Why I do not enjoy plumbing jobs
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 18, 2016 10:47PM
They don't install starters and water pumps in the snow at 2am.
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Re: Why I do not enjoy plumbing jobs
Posted by: JoeH
Date: September 18, 2016 11:24PM
Not an option for me in my early twenties.
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Re: Why I do not enjoy plumbing jobs
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 19, 2016 08:36AM
....it's all about the crack......and when it will appear....



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Re: Why I do not enjoy plumbing jobs
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: September 19, 2016 05:18PM
Not to mention learning on the 3rd trip to the hardware store that there is a specialized tool that makes the project take 10 minutes instead of 10 hours.



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Re: Why I do not enjoy plumbing jobs
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 19, 2016 06:03PM
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Racer X
They don't install starters and water pumps in the snow at 2am.

but they can TOW you home. Did you really expect AAA to install those?
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Re: Why I do not enjoy plumbing jobs
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: September 19, 2016 11:30PM
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They don't install starters and water pumps in the snow at 2am.

but they can TOW you home. Did you really expect AAA to install those?

Then you STILL have to replace the starter. Not everyone has a heated garage, or a garage, or even a driveway for that matter. My truck was parked in front of the house I lived in, no garage or driveway. Starters on older GM trucks are super easy, even on 4x4s. Slide under on a piece of cardboard the trucks sit high enough to not need a jack, 2 large bolts hold it on, one small nut for the solenoid wire, one large nut for the power cable. Out with the old, in with the new. Takes less than 15 minutes if you have done a few.



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