Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

tips for apprentices

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • tips for apprentices

    okay guys.

    even if this thread has been posted before, it's still important for us with experience to teach and pass on our knowledge.

    do you use a method today that was taught to you?
    ie; preheat the frozen wax seal before setting wc

    or

    have you figured out a method of doing something that isn't written in any book, something you learnt on your own?
    ie; don't position yourself directly under the solder joint your doing.

    Vince

    i get paid to get dirty. i love my job!!

  • #2
    Re: tips for apprentices

    That the Turbo tip does an excellent job of drying out my frozen wet boots without having to take them off.

    Inside a toilet tank is a great place to find a cold beer during the winter

    Don't flip anyone off in traffic while in the company truck. It just might be the bosses wife

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: tips for apprentices

      Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
      That the Turbo tip does an excellent job of drying out my frozen wet boots without having to take them off.

      Inside a toilet tank is a great place to find a cold beer during the winter

      Don't flip anyone off in traffic while in the company truck. It just might be the bosses wife
      i need to meet you!!

      Vince

      the scary part is i like the way we (e) think

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: tips for apprentices

        Sometimes I use the defroster in my truck to warm up wax rings before setting a toilet in the winter time. If the toilet rocks a bit I use 3/8 pex for shims. Works great never rots or rust.

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: tips for apprentices

          Originally posted by plumbertim1975 View Post
          Sometimes I use the defroster in my truck to warm up wax rings before setting a toilet in the winter time. If the toilet rocks a bit I use 3/8 pex for shims. Works great never rots or rust.
          After a job well done.Get out on the Lake.Oxford/Batesville is a lovely place,and the County football team is GREAT.
          Kenneth Collier
          Maintenance and Sewer

          P.O. Box 9441
          Jackson, MS 39206
          (601) 613-2678 (Cell)
          drainman881999@yahoo.com

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: tips for apprentices

            Originally posted by Vince the Plumber View Post
            i need to meet you!!

            Vince

            the scary part is i like the way we (e) think
            Well, put on your Mukluks and come down to the Ridgid Roundup in Ohio next September. I'll be there and so will most of the other Ridgid Remarkables

            Hey Vince, where can I get a size 10.5 Mukluk anyways?

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: tips for apprentices

              Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
              Well, put on your Mukluks and come down to the Ridgid Roundup in Ohio next September. I'll be there and so will most of the other Ridgid Remarkables

              Hey Vince, where can I get a size 10.5 Mukluk anyways?
              how do you smile and wink at a seal?see attached pic

              getting out of here is some what pricey. i might be able one of these years. it really depends on work. i've been hungry before and so i take any and all work that comes my way, wearing a big eskimo smile too.

              as far as the kamiks (that's what we call them) are concerned there might be just a little problem with that.

              it's not a problem to get the exact size. you trace the actual outline of your foot. the problem is what they're made out of. seal skins.

              i don't think they'll allow them across the border.

              also, while the kamiks hear are very beautiful, functional, and quite expensive ($300-$500), the smell when they get warmed up smells like,........well, a seal. some people may not appreciate that.

              i can however try and help you out. i've worked for this company below. really nice people.

              http://www.arctictradingco.com/

              Vince
              Attached Files

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: tips for apprentices

                soldering tip

                when i solder a joint, i keep adding solder until the little air bubbles stop spitting out.

                then i know the joint is full.

                i believe the bubbles are from the air expanding inside the pipe when we heat the joint with the torch.

                Vince

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: tips for apprentices

                  Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
                  Well, put on your Mukluks and come down to the Ridgid Roundup in Ohio next September. I'll be there and so will most of the other Ridgid Remarkables

                  Hey Vince, where can I get a size 10.5 Mukluk anyways?
                  Well worth the money......

                  http://www.mukluks.com/
                  Great Link for a Construction Owner/Tradesmen, and just say Garager sent you....

                  http://www.contractorspub.com

                  A good climbing rope will last you 3 to 5 years, a bad climbing rope will last you a life time !!!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: tips for apprentices

                    save
                    your old socks
                    and
                    t-shirts

                    they make great rags.

                    thrift store t-shirts are cheap.

                    Vince

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: tips for apprentices

                      removing ABS glue from hands

                      i don't know what it's called but it's the black open weave (water proof??) sanding sheets used by the mudder guys. the kind that fits on the sanding block.

                      under running water it removes abs glue from the hands.

                      i stumbled on this one by accident.

                      Vince

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: tips for apprentices

                        emergercy wound dressing

                        i used a piece of a sock (clean of course) with electrical tape.

                        if your wound or cut doesn't bleed, squeeze it and make it bleed. it might flush out any foreign matter.

                        Vince

                        i put my camera and clean sock rags in zip locks to keep them clean
                        Attached Files

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: tips for apprentices

                          I use a small hose to trickle hot water into frozen kitchen sink drains to open them up.
                          Is this the girl from your link?

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: tips for apprentices

                            Originally posted by Jay Mpls View Post
                            I use a small hose to trickle hot water into frozen kitchen sink drains to open them up.
                            Is this the girl from your link?
                            she's my ex. too many issues and high maintainence.

                            Vince
                            Last edited by Vince the Plumber; 02-12-2009, 12:05 PM.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: tips for apprentices

                              Tips for apprentices.

                              Buy good hand tools. They'll last you a lifetime.

                              Be honest.

                              Always try to improve the product and the process.

                              You don't know that much because you did a job on your own and it passed inspection.

                              When you stop thinking is when you get hurt.

                              Respect other trades.

                              The copper is hot.

                              J.C.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X