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  • "that's so pretty"

    had an emergency water main repair today.

    yesterday the landscaper mistook the 2.5'' copper main for a root he was chopping out

    a plumber working outside of the complex was able to shut off the 2-2'' meters and clamp the top of the pipe with a no hub band, putty and section of cut 7/8'' hose. they actually stopped the leak of course they were going to make it a project coming back to cut out the piece and attempt to solder it back.

    the hoa president called me and sch. me for a 10 am shut down. after digging some dirt, cutting some roots and making sure i had my 2 propress xlc copper slip couplings. i shut the water, removed the clamps, drained the system as best i could and had it back together in under 15 minutes. would have been quicker if i didn't have to sand and clean the 15 year old buried copper.

    2 owners came out to observe the repair. of course i utilized 1 as my photographer

    when i finished, their comment was "that's so pretty"

    rick.



    their repair clamp. roots growing at left between the copper and electrical conduit.



    clamp removed and water draining down.



    copper cut, cleaned and reamed, and still draining.



    400 electric press tool (sorry bill) with xlc swivel rings and v2 actuator.



    look 1 hand



    as you can see, this is the residual water that is still leaking while getting ready to press my last joint.



    it's so pretty that i sign and date my work
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    Last edited by PLUMBER RICK; 11-14-2009, 01:31 AM.
    phoebe it is

  • #2
    Re: "that's so pretty"

    Nice looking repair. Hammered you on those slip couplings I bet.

    What did you use to cut the copper?

    Thanks.

    J.C.

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    • #3
      Re: "that's so pretty"

      If you get mud in my CT400 I'm going to be really pissed!

      You've seen me really pissed haven't you?, Ballon Boy?

      Why risk electric shock. Don't you have a battery operated on?

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      • #4
        Re: "that's so pretty"

        Good looking repair and speedy quick.

        I often write the date on repairs that I do just for warrenty reasons and so when young whiper snapper 100 years from now sees it they will just go WOW look at that.

        G3

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        • #5
          Re: "that's so pretty"

          Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
          Nice looking repair. Hammered you on those slip couplings I bet.

          What did you use to cut the copper?

          Thanks.

          J.C.
          Nope,
          I Got them for a great price.
          My manager at fergy is understanding when it comes to certain things.

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          • #6
            Re: "that's so pretty"

            Nice work,
            Push sticks/blocks Save Fingers
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            • #7
              Re: "that's so pretty"

              here's the deal.

              a slip coupling is priced the same on the larger fittings as the stop couplings.

              it's the 1/2'' - 2'' that we get ripped off on.

              how is it that a coupling that didn't get a dimple/ stop stamped into it, is 2 times the price of the 1 that did

              rick.
              phoebe it is

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              • #8
                Re: "that's so pretty"

                What did you use to cut the copper?

                Thanks.

                J.C.

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                • #9
                  Re: "that's so pretty"

                  sawzall why

                  it's so pretty

                  rick.
                  phoebe it is

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                  • #10
                    Re: "that's so pretty"

                    Made such nice cuts.

                    J.C.

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                    • #11
                      Re: "that's so pretty"

                      whoa, whoa.... hold on here, i think i misread something,...a sawzall? weren't you the same person who told me a sawzall was the wrong tool for cutting copper and you told me not to do that? copper shavings don't affect your plumbing?
                      Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                      • #12
                        Re: "that's so pretty"

                        Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
                        whoa, whoa.... hold on here, i think i misread something,...a sawzall? weren't you the same person who told me a sawzall was the wrong tool for cutting copper and you told me not to do that? copper shavings don't affect your plumbing?
                        very good ben you must be off your pain meds

                        you're correct. but i had little choices and as you can see, any little copper grit shavings would be easily flushed back out by the constant flow of water draining. plus it's 2.5'' horizontal pipe and easily cleaned out from within.

                        glad to know you're paying attention

                        rick.
                        phoebe it is

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                        • #13
                          Re: "that's so pretty"

                          gotta pay attention, i have alot to learn.
                          Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                          • #14
                            Re: "that's so pretty"

                            Thought the 400 was up to 2" not 2 1/2'
                            I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                            • #15
                              Re: "that's so pretty"

                              Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
                              whoa, whoa.... hold on here, i think i misread something,...a sawzall? weren't you the same person who told me a sawzall was the wrong tool for cutting copper and you told me not to do that? copper shavings don't affect your plumbing?
                              The bigger problem is that he didn't use the sawzall I bought him that he HAD to have! He doesn't want to get it dirty!
                              I love my plumber

                              "My Hero"

                              Welcome, Phoebe Jacqueline!

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