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    Re: Check your plumber's work!

    Yeah, I wanted to do flooring but couldn’t justify the cost. I’ll have to settle for the concrete.
    I can relate...the reason I have pictures of racedeck sitting around is because when I renoed the home studio, which in its former life was a mechanic's home "extra" 7-car garage, I fancied it'd be a fun flooring...until I realized I could have a nice -15 F mini split system installed and a bay window for less The studio floor got floating vinyl instead and we get to be climate controlled and enjoy natural light...and of course, can heat the pool in winter with the leftover cash

    But someday I'd love to trick out the actual attached garage, should I ever find that I have more money than sense...
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    Re: Check your plumber's work!

    I still have some old glass McDonald's glasses........will they qualify?
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    Re: Check your plumber's work!

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyfulNoise View Post
    NEVER CONNECT GALVANIZED AND COPPER/BRASS FITTINGS!!!!!
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    If it holds pressure until his tail lights are out of view then the job was a success...In my eyes the failure of the fitting was a direct result of the homeowner's failure to maintain his water chemistry
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    Re: Check your plumber's work!

    Galvanized fittings & Brass on old school wet light niches will put the kids through college.. somebody went bananas in the 80s & 90s around here with the dissimilar fittings..



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    Re: Check your plumber's work!

    Quote Originally Posted by bdavis466 View Post
    If it holds pressure until his tail lights are out of view then the job was a success...In my eyes the failure of the fitting was a direct result of the homeowner's failure to maintain his water chemistry
    I know YOU’RE better than that and you know that challenging my chemistry skills will only results in a propeller-hat smack-down

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoolguyinCT View Post
    Galvanized fittings & Brass on old school wet light niches will put the kids through college.. somebody went bananas in the 80s & 90s around here with the dissimilar fittings..
    Yes. As my brother commented when I told him about it -

    Engineered obsolescence keeps the everyone in business...
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    Check your plumber's work!

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyfulNoise View Post
    I know YOU’RE better than that and you know that challenging my chemistry skills will only results in a propeller-hat smack-down
    Bdavis - let’s throw some stray current into the tail light clause & blame the grounds crew for using a metallic unbounded lawn treatment..

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    Re: Check your plumber's work!

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    I still have some old glass McDonald's glasses........will they qualify?
    For MD2020, pretty much anything that will hold liquid will do. An old pickle jar, any discarded food container, anything roughly in the shape of a cup or bowl.
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    Re: Check your plumber's work!

    Down here you know you're in trouble when the craft warranty includes a friendly wave from the window of a ute with a cheery "She'll be right, mate."
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    Re: Check your plumber's work!

    Quote Originally Posted by needsajet View Post
    Down here you know you're in trouble when the craft warranty includes a friendly wave from the window of a ute with a cheery "She'll be right, mate."
    I’m sorry, a tribble ate my universal translator, can you translate that into the proper Queen’s English
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    Re: Check your plumber's work!

    Haha, follow that tribble around for a day or two, rinse the translator in the pool, then put it in a bag of uncooked rice. She'll be right, mate.

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    Re: Check your plumber's work!

    Engineer obsolescence is a part of life.. Ignorant placement grinds my gears & makes everybody look like a clown..



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    Re: Check your plumber's work!

    One of my neighbor friends had his hot water heaters replaced. They are in his attic. To bring it up to code they added expansion tanks. He calls me earlier this year and says he has a leak. I asked how long ago it was replaced and it wasn’t too long ago. I told him to go look for iron pipes and sure enough, plumber tied in the tanks with iron connected to copper. Amazing, it was a licensed plumber who did this.


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