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  • Work called off, Snow Day!

    I took off tuesday to take care of much needed paperwork issues, fielded a few calls and took care of some good advertising reach.

    I've spent $2300.00 on my 2nd business alone this month, it's 14 degrees outside with tons of snow.


    Tomorrow if the roads are better I'm collecting on my gas line job, move the next. If not, the all so glorious billing I'm 4 weeks behind on.

    So much for wishful thinking around New Year's making sure I get that matter resolved. I still have invoices I haven't sent for December's tally.

    I should fire my secretary; she's ugly, unattractive, always on the internet and smells like....I can't say. It's just horrible.


    *me*
    Last edited by DUNBAR PLUMBING; 02-04-2009, 03:55 AM.
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    • Re: Your Work Day---Details of your Work

      This day got wrecked, horribly.


      Was planning on going to work, finishing my gas line job but 4 calls today changed all of that. I salvaged 3, 2 of which are water heater installs and 1 of them was done today, emergency for a business.

      The other is set for february 12th and I picked up a garbage disposal replacement, 3 maybe 4 water heater drainings all that same day.

      The water heater I replaced today was very time consuming and I had a bad situation with water weeping back at me with the main shut off and faucets open downstairs. I was able to get the solder to take, even though water was dripping through the line. The torch tip I use, I can give credit to that.

      I put the heater in a pan because when they called this morning, they told me it damaged the ceiling in the lower business. This is only the beginning...


      Turns out that the plumber who installed this water heater turned this T&P drip leg down into a core drilled hole into the concrete first floor, leads to NOTHING.

      Not a good situation. I believe I cannot direct the T&P into the pan, then run 1" PVC indirect to a drain or sink. That statement right there means opening up a huge ceiling and somehow installing this pipe an incredible distance.

      I have to pull permits on this heater and it'll fail if they know there's no floor drain. They missed it the first time however. I personally don't want to be responsible for it unless it's done right, and this will turn into a money maker all the way.

      Friday I meet with the building owner and the fellow I work for his 2 businesses in the same building.

      I used my dog as an excuse why I couldn't work today....can't pass up good money like that. I'll get it done tomorrow though, good riddens!
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      • Re: Your Work Day---Details of your Work

        this is what i was doing for the past couple days



        Charlie

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        • Re: Your Work Day---Details of your Work

          Originally posted by HVAC HAWK View Post
          this is what i was doing for the past couple days



          What...Thawing your tools?

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          • Re: Your Work Day---Details of your Work

            1.5"/2" Gas line to a new heating system?

            Had to go over head because it's a rework?

            The view is beautiful considering what's below?

            Are those 21' sections?
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            • Re: Your Work Day---Details of your Work

              Originally posted by HVAC HAWK View Post
              this is what i was doing for the past couple days



              Those threads look horrible.

              Mark
              "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

              I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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              • Re: Your Work Day---Details of your Work

                Originally posted by DUNBAR View Post
                1.5"/2" Gas line to a new heating system?

                Had to go over head because it's a rework?

                The view is beautiful considering what's below?

                Are those 21' sections?
                there will be a new cambridge make up unit at the far end and there is another one behind me .where the tools are the line goes in side to a couple of modine units and there is a AC unit to the right .
                this is a wood shop and they are re doing the in side so it was better on the roof . there is a gas line in side but the system is now 2lb propane so if we put it inside we would weld it so if we can do it on the roof we do it .
                that was a corn field ,this is out in the boonies [ all farms ]
                and yes 21' pipe with swing joints the roof has 3 different pitches
                Charlie

                My seek the peek fundraiser page
                http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


                http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

                new work pictures 12/09
                http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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                • Re: Your Work Day---Details of your Work

                  Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
                  Those threads look horrible.

                  Mark
                  all the bad threads are in the dumpster

                  those are all the good threads up there they dont leek
                  Charlie

                  My seek the peek fundraiser page
                  http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


                  http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

                  new work pictures 12/09
                  http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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                  • Re: Your Work Day---Details of your Work

                    Thursday - Finished up my gas line job; didn't even have to set up and thread any pipe.


                    Friday - Bladder tank replacement on a private well system. Wrong sized tank was sent to me and took longer to install.


                    Both of these jobs above were done cheaper than what I normally charge because one has been sending me work for years, the other is an indirect family member. Lots of paperwork, billing was done today before I left to work that solo job today.

                    Stopped by water heater replacement I did earlier this week and discussed the plan of action to get the piping/drain issue resolved.

                    One of them tells me "do whatever it takes"

                    the other, the building's owner,


                    "I don't want any inspectors in this building, don't want any pipes going into any sink on the ground level."

                    IOW, he's refusing to let me pull a permit on the water heater replacement I did. Also, he's set me up with one of his workers to get this drain in. That to me if effing awesome because now all I have to do is sit, stare, and point to what gets done 12' off the ground in order to get this floor drain installed.

                    No way in hell am I not going to charge my full rate, using my materials and knowledge to get this job done. I love it.

                    Turns a simple replacement into a worthwhile job.


                    This weekend I'm going to get back to basics, start yoga classes and pray for rain so I can replace sump pumps all weekend, or unclog drains.
                    Last edited by DUNBAR PLUMBING; 02-07-2009, 03:13 AM.
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                    • Re: Your Work Day---Details of your Work

                      Originally posted by HVAC HAWK View Post
                      there will be a new cambridge make up unit at the far end and there is another one behind me .where the tools are the line goes in side to a couple of modine units and there is a AC unit to the right .
                      this is a wood shop and they are re doing the in side so it was better on the roof . there is a gas line in side but the system is now 2lb propane so if we put it inside we would weld it so if we can do it on the roof we do it .
                      that was a corn field ,this is out in the boonies [ all farms ]
                      and yes 21' pipe with swing joints the roof has 3 different pitches
                      I was going to ask about the swing joints. I thought it was for expantion or something. Could you have shimmed it up higher or would that be to crappy looking?

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                      • Re: Your Work Day---Details of your Work

                        with the amount of roof pitch it would have 8" of blocks under it and the roof had 3 different pitches .first was just about flat second was about a 12/1 pitch for about 15 ft the last was a 12/3 pitch . it looks better when the pipe is low to the roof
                        Charlie

                        My seek the peek fundraiser page
                        http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


                        http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

                        new work pictures 12/09
                        http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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                        • Re: Your Work Day---Details of your Work

                          Originally posted by HVAC HAWK View Post
                          with the amount of roof pitch it would have 8" of blocks under it and the roof had 3 different pitches .first was just about flat second was about a 12/1 pitch for about 15 ft the last was a 12/3 pitch . it looks better when the pipe is low to the roof
                          You know what...
                          It's on the roof.Who is ever going to see it.It's not like your torching wood while roughing the master shower wall system.

                          JUST BEND IT.
                          It will be to par with the accepted standards of our new generation of builders.

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                          • Re: Your Work Day---Details of your Work

                            Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
                            You know what...
                            It's on the roof.Who is ever going to see it.It's not like your torching wood while roughing the master shower wall system.

                            JUST BEND IT.
                            It will be to par with the accepted standards of our new generation of builders.
                            you know i had a helper that wanted to to that one time i said no im not a butcher im a professional
                            and i will never do that except with soft copper pipe and even then i still use a pipe bender to get nice bends
                            Charlie

                            My seek the peek fundraiser page
                            http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


                            http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

                            new work pictures 12/09
                            http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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                            • Re: Your Work Day---Details of your Work

                              i went back to this job sat to paint the gas line and it was 50* nice
                              Charlie

                              My seek the peek fundraiser page
                              http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


                              http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

                              new work pictures 12/09
                              http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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                              • Re: Your Work Day---Details of your Work

                                Originally posted by HVAC HAWK View Post
                                you know i had a helper that wanted to to that one time i said no im not a butcher im a professional
                                and i will never do that except with soft copper pipe and even then i still use a pipe bender to get nice bends
                                See...Our Gen-X.Or is it Y.

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