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  • Are you old school?

    Who here still uses lamp wick for fixing those pesky leaks? I do all the time.

    Also, who here still keeps some Red Rubber gasket on their truck to make their own gaskets instead of riding all over town to find one? I absolutely keep this on my truck.

    Anyone else have any old school tips they want to share?

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    Re: Are you old school?

    I sand copper, clean the fitting, put Flux on, and solder them. Once in awhile.

    I'm sooooo Old School.


    J.C.

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    • #3
      Re: Are you old school?

      Originally posted by TheMaster
      I use string packing and make my own gaskets.....I started a thread about making gaskets for kohlers POS design that their re-designed replacement parts would not correct and tech support was clueless.
      Which Kohler faucets?

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      • #4
        Re: Are you old school?

        I still have red rubber gasket material on the truck and use it. I was never taught to use lamp wick for fixing leaks.

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        • #5
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          Who here can make their own flanged tail piece out of tubular metal?

          My dad showed me a few times, but I forget.

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          • #6
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            Oh boy here we go, anyone for pancakes?

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            • #7
              Re: Are you old school?

              Originally posted by Flux View Post
              Who here can make their own flanged tail piece out of tubular metal?

              My dad showed me a few times, but I forget.
              yes, very simple with ball peen hammer and nipple and slip joint nut.

              but who still threads thier own toilet overflow tailpieces?

              uses putty for a toilet ring

              mixes up their own pipe dope

              uses a cold chisel to cut cast iron

              and still uses divining rods to find pipes

              talk about old school

              rick.
              phoebe it is

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              • #8
                Re: Are you old school?

                Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                yes, very simple with ball peen hammer and nipple and slip joint nut.

                but who still threads thier own toilet overflow tailpieces?

                uses putty for a toilet ring

                mixes up their own pipe dope

                uses a cold chisel to cut cast iron

                and still uses divining rods to find pipes

                talk about old school

                rick.
                Never heard of using putty for toilet rings, until I came here...then asked pop.

                Mixing own pipe dope sounds neat...never heard that one.

                Used cold chisel on C.I. once or twice

                Diving rods?

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                • #9
                  Re: Are you old school?

                  Beat Ya all, I'm BP ! Guess I should explain. See BC = Before Christ AD = Anno Dominic [ after Christ ]
                  BP= Before Plywood. Three boards on a joist, 10 " thrust blocks on wind brace. No nail Guns. No roof conveyor for shingles.
                  $2.40 an Hr. Balls to the wall or You're fired!
                  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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                  • #10
                    Re: Are you old school?

                    Sorry to come in late on this one, we were carving latrines out of granite and diverting a small river for the public bath house.
                    sigpic

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                    • #11
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                      Wiped lead joints,that was on our test when I first started.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Are you old school?

                        Anyone still use a Brace bit...or is that too old school?

                        I know the Amish here still use it.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Are you old school?

                          when i first started in new construction, we were responsible for the bathroom accessories. towel bars, paper holders, robe hooks, toothbrush and soap holders. the old timer foreman used an old time yankee screwdriver.

                          he slipped with it on a robe hook and pushed the bit right through the hollow core door

                          rick.
                          phoebe it is

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                          • #14
                            Re: Are you old school?

                            I still use a hacksaw to cut pipe. PVC, while not really old school give me a break!
                            Also still cut and thread my gas pipe.
                            Cuss like a son of a b... Eat lunch at mcdonalds. Cuss about that. Trying to fend off my plumberscrack, but it's a losing battle..


                            And don't get started on divining rods. I keep mine next to my giant bag of bullsh!t.
                            Last edited by stolen; 08-13-2011, 01:25 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Are you old school?

                              Still pack and pour an occasional cast iron flange
                              Cut cast iron with an angle grinder though
                              On occasion will pull out the devining rods to find a water service
                              Cut and thread gas but have a power pony
                              Have a stethescope for listening for leaks
                              ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin

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