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  • #31
    Re: I want to become a Plumber

    Since, in most states, drain cleaners don't need to be licensed why not help this poor fellow out? After all, everyone's gotta start somewhere.
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    • #32
      Re: I want to become a Plumber

      So you want to be a plumber? (actually the title is "drain-cleaner" technically speaking, licensed plumbers do a hell of a lot of things besides unclogging drains.)
      Here is the afternoon job I did, I was standing in a pile of human waste and toilet paper while cleaning the sewer drain. Keep in mind that I am simply posting this photo as TODAY'S AVERAGE DRAIN CALL. This is not the grossest job by any stretch, this is just your average, run-of-the-mill sewer-drain backed up in the basement. Luckily the lighting is pretty bad so you don't get a real clear view of the sh!t-logs.

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      • #33
        Re: I want to become a Plumber

        Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
        Since, in most states, drain cleaners don't need to be licensed why not help this poor fellow out? After all, everyone's gotta start somewhere.
        He's not even in the states

        I wonder if he has to be licensed in Lebanon?

        Carl, I had to remove my 'thanks' on your last picture. Man that is just GROSS!

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        • #34
          Re: I want to become a Plumber

          Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
          Lobster.

          J.C.
          Hee....Hee......luv it!
          I'm on "The List" and I love it!!

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          • #35
            Re: I want to become a Plumber

            sunseeker,

            hello from up here.

            it sounds loke you've done some homework.

            as you can see from the replies, we like to joke around here.

            everybody has to start somewhere. i appreciate your interest, but like the guys said, it's not for everyone.

            when i first started my trade as a plumber in '84, i too had "0" experience and i had "0" tools to call my own.

            like everything else in life, take it one step at a time.

            i would suggest that you get "some" experience working with drain cleaning company. ie; i worked in a office for close to 2 years before i realized that office (whitcollar) work was not for me. i'm a "down in the ditch" kind of guy.

            good luck and keep us posted.

            Vince

            i went into one of our two grocery stores up here yesterday. i noticed there was (frozen) sewage on the ground under the building (building is in piles). i thought to myself "frozen sewer service". when i walked through the main entrance i saw cables for a drain cleaner on the floor. seems the maintenance guy they hired from the south has never worked or seen a frozen drain before and he didn't ask anybody anything about the building's history. i wonder how long it took him to figure out that drain cleaning machines don't work on ice.

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            • #36
              Re: I want to become a Plumber

              Wasn't there some kind of a war in Lebanon in 2006 ? I'm betting you don't need a license to clean sewers in Lebanon.

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              • #37
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                There's a bunch of Lebanon's around my neck of the woods. Lebanon, NH , Lebanon ME ....
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                • #38
                  Re: I want to become a Plumber

                  Originally posted by Service Guy View Post
                  So you want to be a plumber? (actually the title is "drain-cleaner" technically speaking, licensed plumbers do a hell of a lot of things besides unclogging drains.)
                  Here is the afternoon job I did, I was standing in a pile of human waste and toilet paper while cleaning the sewer drain. Keep in mind that I am simply posting this photo as TODAY'S AVERAGE DRAIN CALL. This is not the grossest job by any stretch, this is just your average, run-of-the-mill sewer-drain backed up in the basement. Luckily the lighting is pretty bad so you don't get a real clear view of the sh!t-logs.
                  man that is so yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuckkk. do you wear some kind of survivor respirator-mask? there are some with exhalation vavles as well..
                  I bet i'll need a protection coat too.

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                  • #39
                    Re: I want to become a Plumber

                    Originally posted by Chemeng View Post
                    Wasn't there some kind of a war in Lebanon in 2006 ? I'm betting you don't need a license to clean sewers in Lebanon.
                    Yes there was this famous war with Israel. It lasted 33 days. I guess I don't need a license here and if so it would be easy to "get".
                    I got my driving license for 300bucks. Too bad I didn't get it earlier, back then I could've used it to issue an international driving license!

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                    • #40
                      Re: I want to become a Plumber

                      Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
                      There's a bunch of Lebanon's around my neck of the woods. Lebanon, NH , Lebanon ME ....
                      Well the Lebanon I'm in is deepsh!t middle-east where plumbers are so PROFIS they don't even know what a plumbing machine looks like. That's why I am so excited to do the job! wish me good luck!

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                      • #41
                        Re: I want to become a Plumber

                        when i first started my trade as a plumber in '84, i too had "0" experience and i had "0" tools to call my own.

                        like everything else in life, take it one step at a time.

                        i would suggest that you get "some" experience working with drain cleaning company. ie; i worked in a office for close to 2 years before i realized that office (whitcollar) work was not for me. i'm a "down in the ditch" kind of guy.

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                        Vincent the plumber,

                        I thought of that as well. 2 years is a lot of time, and since there are no drain service companies here and plumbers do it manually I thought that anyways, experience or not, I'll have a huge advantage premium which others don't.

                        And then, why not hire one or two of these plumbers since handcraft is so cheap around here, they could help me do the jobs, and would be thankful to be operating on machines instead of keep staying in direct contact with the **** unless of course, within time, one starts to luvin ituhhh

                        Afterall, being half german and knowing the language I might be going to Munich for a 2-month training(the company I'll buy the tools from promised they'll make some arrangement with a drain service company).
                        I think it wouldn't cost me more than 2,000 Euro alltogether.(place to stay at + living). My other aunt lives in Texas San antonio, but I have no idea how anyone would hire me in a drain service company there for 2 months.

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                        • #42
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                          would someone please tell sunseeker to pull the other one as it plays gingle bells.


                          Tony

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                          • #43
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                            I thought of that as well. 2 years is a lot of time, and since there are no drain service companies here and plumbers do it manually I thought that anyways, experience or not, I'll have a huge advantage premium which others don't.

                            And then, why not hire one or two of these plumbers since handcraft is so cheap around here, they could help me do the jobs, and would be thankful to be operating on machines instead of keep staying in direct contact with the **** unless of course, within time, one starts to luvin ituhhh

                            Afterall, being half german and knowing the language I might be going to Munich for a 2-month training(the company I'll buy the tools from promised they'll make some arrangement with a drain service company).
                            I think it wouldn't cost me more than 2,000 Euro alltogether.(place to stay at + living). My other aunt lives in Texas San antonio, but I have no idea how anyone would hire me in a drain service company there for 2 months.[/QUOTE]
                            Try a work visa, It's a high turn over profession here in the States. Believe me you could get hired.

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                            • #44
                              Re: I want to become a Plumber

                              sunseeker,

                              believe it or not, i'm 1/2 english/german (LANG(er)) and eskimo(inuit).

                              my girlfriend is full german

                              we're everywhere

                              Vince

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                              • #45
                                Re: I want to become a Plumber

                                I have to wonder what the plumbing is like in Lebanon. Properly-installed plumbing is designed to be cleaned. Poorly-designed plumbing is nothing but a heartbreak . . . and a cable break.

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