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  • EasyEman
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    Water heater flexes

    What are some of the tell tale signs that a copper water heater flex line needs to be replaced?
    Washers can be replaced to stop some leaks and obvoiusly if it has a hole in it.
    I have had occasions when I thought the flexes were good but failed (popped through the brass nut) when I turned the water back on.

  • mtnman1100
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    Originally posted by Vince the Plumber View Post
    please excuse my ignorance guys.

    are flex supplies for a HWH/HWT for ease of installation, earthquakes?

    Vince

    i don't see too many of those up here
    They aren't really for earthquakes they satisfy a code requirement for a union connection on the water heater. In Cali, they also require earthquake straps and 18" off the floor so it's not a matter of flexing during an earthquake.

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  • ToUtahNow
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    Yeah I had a Yankee screwdriver as well but would not have used it for sef-taping screws.

    Mark

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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
    Back then we didn't even have screw guns so we had to do it with a 5/16" nut driver.

    Mark
    even i had a yankee screwdriver. i remember when i was an apprentice, the forman was installing robe hooks on the back of the doors and he slipped. the screwdriver went right through the hollow core door.

    glad i'm no longer doing bathroom accessories. union required the plumbers, not the finish carpenters.

    rick.

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  • Service Guy
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    @ Adam.

    last few posts were hilarious.

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  • ToUtahNow
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    Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
    Screws!!!
    I thought your hollowed out log vent had to be augered and pegged.
    No actually in the day we would take old coffee cans and just solder them together. When we needed an angle we would cut one end on an angle and put a Dutchman in the other.

    Mark


    NOT!
    Last edited by ToUtahNow; 02-08-2009, 11:09 PM.

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  • drtyhands
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    Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
    I'd say that was pretty gentle and 100% in line with my thinking. The first thing I was taught as an apprentice 36-years ago was to put three screws in the vent connectors. Back then we didn't even have screw guns so we had to do it with a 5/16" nut driver.

    Mark
    Screws!!!
    I thought your hollowed out log vent had to be augered and pegged.

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  • toolaholic
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    Originally posted by EasyEman View Post
    Sorry! this got way off topic.
    Welcome aboard Easy. I get spanked here, every now an then. Great crew to hang with

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  • EasyEman
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    Sorry! this got way off topic.

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  • ToUtahNow
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    Originally posted by EasyEman
    So Big pipe09 wasn't trying to be condescending with this remark.
    I'd say that was pretty gentle and 100% in line with my thinking. The first thing I was taught as an apprentice 36-years ago was to put three screws in the vent connectors. Back then we didn't even have screw guns so we had to do it with a 5/16" nut driver.

    Mark

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  • drtyhands
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    Originally posted by EasyEman
    Always one guy has to take it too far. Yes your the best plumber ever. You are the only one that knows anything. How would I have gotten along without your answer?
    Your going to need some thicker skin bro
    Welcome to the forum.

    Don't put so much into it

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  • drtyhands
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    Originally posted by MoJourneyman View Post
    3 Screws is code here in Missouri too. Will one work? sure, but 3 makes sure the joint stays straight.

    Also disagreeing is fine, but don't be a dick, keep it constructive.

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  • BobsPlumbing
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    Wow, that must be a b!tch getting them on 18' stands. No wonder you have to use seismic strapping.

    J.C.

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  • ToUtahNow
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    Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
    Since we're on the boat drifting anyway....

    Are you required to put electric W/H's on stands under UPC/Cali. codes?

    J.C.
    Only if the water heater has an electrical connection or switch within 18' of a garage floor.

    Mark

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  • bigPipe09
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    Originally posted by EasyEman
    Always one guy has to take it too far. Yes your the best plumber ever. You are the only one that knows anything. How would I have gotten along without your answer?
    Take it down a notch turbo, doesn't have to be personal. I think I am entitled to my opinion, and also entitled to express how I think it should be done. Doesn''t make me right, but an opinion can't be wrong. Seems like you must be that one guy who takes it too far.

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