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    In the sewer cleaning industry is Hepatitis a big concern? Do you get shots to protect yourself from getting diseases like this and others? What is your biggest fear when you are cleaning out someones sewer that you know nothing about? How long will a virus live outside the body? I am mainly asking to find out what all a service plumber should be inoculated for?
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    Mike

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    i dont worry about myself as much as i worry about my kids. when im pulling a cable back and its rubbing my pant leg. than i get home and my daughters run up to give me a hug. thats what scares me
    Mike
    Clark County Plumbing And Drain
    www.plumbinginclarkcounty.com

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    • #3
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      i almost feel we build up an immunity to it {at least i hope} but i sure do appreciate when a customer takes the time to let me know they do or a carrier of an infectious disease, as most dont say a word just complain that we charge to much. as for shots just a tetanus once every five years, although i do wear rubber gloves when repairing drains and toilets, and wash my hands often with hand wipes most of us carry anyway. funny i find myself worrying more about the glues and other chemicals we use on a daily basis.

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      • #4
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        I got a shot, but I forgot the name.

        Go to your doctor and tell him your a plumber/drain cleaner, and I'm sure they'll know the name of the shot.
        Proud To Be Union!!

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        • #5
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          It takes 3 shots and GET EM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!
          3 the first go a round then 1 more in 30 days and 2 more in 5 months after that, then your done except you still get sick from a few Virus

          Do a search here and you will find the info. I was sick as a dog a while back. Thought I was gonna die for a while and was wishing I would have at day 10.
          15 + day`s of the $hits is no fun!!!!!!!
          Last edited by All Clear Sewer; 03-19-2008, 10:50 PM.
          http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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          • #6
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            tetanus and hep A B C not sure what one?
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            www.appletondrainandsewer.com

            Appleton WI, 54915
            1-920-284-7471

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by appletondrain View Post
              tetanus and hep A B C not sure what one?
              I think it`s A and B
              http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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              • #8
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                I got a whole series of shots for hep and all, also I got shots for tetanis or however you spell it.

                Pain in the butt, but atleast I know I am good for the most part.
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                Robert

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by All Clear Sewer View Post
                  It takes 3 shots and GET EM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!
                  3 the first go a round then 1 more in 30 days and 2 more in 5 months after that, then your done except you still get sick from a few Virus

                  Do a search here and you will find the info. I was sick as a dog a while back. Thought I was gonna die for a while and was wishing I would have at day 10.
                  15 + day`s of the $hits is no fun!!!!!!!
                  i lost 20# in the 2 weeks i was sick.

                  i got a drop or 2 of jetter juice years back and in 48 hours i was sick.

                  i wish i had that bidet seat back then

                  rick.
                  phoebe it is

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                    I made Rick get all the vaccines as well. The tetanus is only good for 5 years, especially if you keep getting dirty cuts. Wait until Rick finds out it is almost time for another one
                    I love my plumber

                    "My Hero"

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by MrsSeatDown View Post
                      I made Rick get all the vaccines as well. The tetanus is only good for 5 years, especially if you keep getting dirty cuts. Wait until Rick finds out it is almost time for another one
                      after sundays scare and big needles, bring it on

                      just no more sticky tape on the forrest

                      rick.
                      phoebe it is

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by haycad View Post
                        i dont worry about myself as much as i worry about my kids. when im pulling a cable back and its rubbing my pant leg. than i get home and my daughters run up to give me a hug. thats what scares me
                        Because of this we developed the air hug AKA the poop hug
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                        • #13
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                          I have all 3 of the hep shots. Tetnus shots as well. But you can still get sick. I got so sick one time that i had to get a video inspection done both ways

                          Always wear your rubber gloves, never bite your fingernails. My uniforms get cleaned by a cleaning company. My wife wont let me bring the uniforms home to put in our washer.
                          The History of Sanitary Sewers Good site on the history of sanitary sewers and cleaners

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                          • #14
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                            i get shots for hep A, B, & C, & tetanus. next round due in May.

                            steve
                            In the never ending struggle to keep the water flowing.... The Poo Poo Cowboy rides again!!!

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                            • #15
                              Hepatitis and other Diseases

                              Funny you guys are discussing this as yesterday I got a mouthfull of sewerage and I am waiting to see what is going to happen.
                              I shouldnt have told my wife as she now refuses to even kiss me.

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