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    OK, you people call yourselves professional plumbers. I really don't want any more of the nonplumber visitors to this site accusing you guys of being hacks. It just don't reflect well on Ridgid. So lets start with lesson #1 and see if I can teach you all to be proper plumbers. • All pipes are made of a long hole, surrounded by metal or plastic.

    • All pipes are to be hollow throughout the entire length, do not use
    holes longer than the length of pipe.

    • The inside diameter of the pipe must not exceed the outside diameter
    of the pipe, otherwise the hole will be on the outside.

    • All pipes are to be supplied with nothing in the hole, so that
    water, steam or any other stuff may be put in at a later date.

    • All pipe should be supplied without rust, this can be added later on
    the job site. N.B. Some vendors are now able to supply pre-rusted
    pipe, if this is available in your area it may save some time on the
    job site.

    • All pipe over 150 meters in length should have the words "long
    pipe", clearly painted on each end, so the contractor will know that
    it is long pipe.

    • All pipes over 1 kilometre long must have the words "long pipe",
    painted in the middle, so the contractor will not have to walk the
    entire length to determine whether it is long or short pipe.

    • All pipe over 150mm inside diameter must have the words "large
    pipe", painted on it, so the contractor will not mistake it for a
    small pipe.

    • Flanges must be used on all pipe, the holes in the flange must be
    separated from the big hole in the middle.

    • When ordering 90, 45 or 30 degree elbows make sure you specify right
    or left turn; otherwise you will end up having the pipe going the
    wrong way.

    • Be sure to specify when you order the pipe, whether you want level,
    uphill or downhill pipe, otherwise if you use uphill pipe for going
    downhill, the water will flow the wrong way.

    • All couplings should have either right hand or left hand threads,
    but do not mix the threads, otherwise the coupling being screwed on
    one pipe is being un-screwed from the other.
    info for all: --- "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."

  • #2
    Re: Plumbing 101

    LOL That's funny


    • #3
      Re: Plumbing 101

      Dan, have you been rooting around in the national archives? This was out (the English version with feet and miles) back when I was an apprentice, and that was over 32 years ago.

      It's still amusing though, thanks for bringing it back to our attention.
      "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006


      1/20/2017 - The Beginning of a new Error


      • #4
        Re: Plumbing 101

        Dont forget about a right or left handed flush valve.


        • #5
          Re: Plumbing 101

          dan that still does not make you a plumber

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          • #6
            Re: Plumbing 101

            Originally posted by HVAC HAWK View Post
            dan that still does not make you a plumber
            But it makes him funny. Do you know how hard it is to find a funny plumber?
            I love my plumber

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            • #7
              Re: Plumbing 101

              Hey Bob, Gofor posted that on another site and I stole it. Charlie, i never claimed to be a plumber, i'm just teaching them!
              info for all: --- "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."


              • #8
                Re: Plumbing 101

                I've always done it wrong. All my pipes have holes that extend past the end of the pipe.