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  • No Worries, It's Been Winterized!

    Just a job with irony.


    J.C.
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    Re: No Worries, It's Been Winterized!

    I like the conduit (emt) clamps for anchoring the copper...

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    • #3
      Re: No Worries, It's Been Winterized!

      since when do you guys worry about earthquakes and flex connectors

      those braided flexes are a leak waiting to happen. i've probably replaced 50% of the braided flexes i've installed and we're talking hundreds.

      now i'm using a combination of copper flexes and stainless corrugated flexes.

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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      • #4
        Re: No Worries, It's Been Winterized!

        Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
        since when do you guys worry about earthquakes and flex connectors

        those braided flexes are a leak waiting to happen. i've probably replaced 50% of the braided flexes i've installed and we're talking hundreds.

        now i'm using a combination of copper flexes and stainless corrugated flexes.

        rick.
        Don't take offense please, I understand why you use them.

        Here, a flex connector is a sign of a get in, get out, I don't care, hack plumber, handyman, or homeowner.

        Any flex connector.

        This place looked like a water park when turned on. One of the only things not leaking was......the flex connectors!


        J.C.

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        • #5
          Re: No Worries, It's Been Winterized!

          I wouldn't complain Lowes / Home Depot keeps us in business..6 leaks-NICE!!!
          Was it winterized or heat go off or not turned on???
          Poor Planning On Your Part Does Not Constitute An Emergency On My Part!!
          You can fire me...but you can't tell me what to do!

          Derek

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          • #6
            Re: No Worries, It's Been Winterized!

            Yea Rick...here as well you're looked at as a "hack" if you use flex lines for water heaters.

            But I totally understand why you guys have to use them.

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            • #7
              Re: No Worries, It's Been Winterized!

              Originally posted by dcman View Post
              I wouldn't complain Lowes / Home Depot keeps us in business..6 leaks-NICE!!!
              Was it winterized or heat go off or not turned on???
              This was an abandoned/repoe'd house. Pic. 4 shows a "Winterized" sticker on the water heater. Looks like a date of 11/24/2010.

              6 leaks....Nope. I stopped at 12 and called the realtor to see how they wanted to proceed.

              Just thought more pictures would get a little redundant.


              J.C.

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              • #8
                Re: No Worries, It's Been Winterized!

                Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                This was an abandoned/repoe'd house. Pic. 4 shows a "Winterized" sticker on the water heater. Looks like a date of 11/24/2010.

                6 leaks....Nope. I stopped at 12 and called the realtor to see how they wanted to proceed.

                Just thought more pictures would get a little redundant.


                J.C.
                I don't know about you but when we winterize we still suggest leaving heat on 35 degrees...I had a cabin with 26 leaks and 6 hours of work...owner did not want to repipe...gotta tell ya 26 times of yelling TURN IT ON...TURN IT OFF...got real old real fast...
                Poor Planning On Your Part Does Not Constitute An Emergency On My Part!!
                You can fire me...but you can't tell me what to do!

                Derek

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                  Re: No Worries, It's Been Winterized!

                  Originally posted by dcman View Post
                  I don't know about you but when we winterize we still suggest leaving heat on 35 degrees...I had a cabin with 26 leaks and 6 hours of work...owner did not want to repipe...gotta tell ya 26 times of yelling TURN IT ON...TURN IT OFF...got real old real fast...
                  I generally use compressed air, connected at the w.m. connections to check for burst pipes (when I know there may be some more.)

                  Here is a hot water circulating pump I found in a house that had been supposedly winterized.
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                  "Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied." Mark Twain

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                  • #10
                    Re: No Worries, It's Been Winterized!

                    Originally posted by SlimTim View Post
                    I generally use compressed air, connected at the w.m. connections to check for burst pipes (when I know there may be some more.)

                    Here is a hot water circulating pump I found in a house that had been supposedly winterized.
                    Whoa...nice...I would have used air but this location was on the river...way out in the middle of BFE...didn't want to go back to shop (like 45 minutes one way) for time constraints...all lines in the attics (several sections)...and holy crap so many walls...like 5 or six bathrooms...they lost heat (nobody knew and its a second home)...and of course they were in for the week and needed water...
                    Poor Planning On Your Part Does Not Constitute An Emergency On My Part!!
                    You can fire me...but you can't tell me what to do!

                    Derek

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                    • #11
                      Re: No Worries, It's Been Winterized!

                      Granted. I only carry the compressor around when I know there will be issues. Is BFE the place beside the Suez Canal with the pyramids?
                      "Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied." Mark Twain

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                      • #12
                        Re: No Worries, It's Been Winterized!

                        Originally posted by SlimTim View Post
                        Granted. I only carry the compressor around when I know there will be issues. Is BFE the place beside the Suez Canal with the pyramids?
                        Pretty dang close to it!!! If my old bread truck would have got more that 8 miles to gallon I would have the compressor...but when diesel was 5.00 gallon I got rid of it...40 gallon tank at 5.00 X 2 fill ups a week = more debt!!! So vans just aren't big enough...hope fully in the next 6 months will get a enclosed trailer to put those things in it....
                        Poor Planning On Your Part Does Not Constitute An Emergency On My Part!!
                        You can fire me...but you can't tell me what to do!

                        Derek

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                        • #13
                          Re: No Worries, It's Been Winterized!

                          Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                          since when do you guys worry about earthquakes and flex connectors

                          those braided flexes are a leak waiting to happen. i've probably replaced 50% of the braided flexes i've installed and we're talking hundreds.

                          now i'm using a combination of copper flexes and stainless corrugated flexes.

                          rick.
                          Flexible connector? Here's a SS flexible connector I just installed Friday AM. Hope this baby isn't a leak waiting to happen.
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                          Time flies like an arrow.

                          Fruit flies like a banana.

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                          • #14
                            Re: No Worries, It's Been Winterized!

                            Originally posted by geno gardner View Post
                            Flexible connector? Here's a SS flexible connector I just installed Friday AM. Hope this baby isn't a leak waiting to happen.
                            That's a new one on me. Why that?

                            Thanks.


                            J.C.

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                              Re: No Worries, It's Been Winterized!

                              Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                              That's a new one on me. Why that?

                              Thanks.


                              J.C.
                              Can't you feel the Vibes?

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