"Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony
I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!
I remember we almost lit up the whole building when one of the guys first started soldering and set off some lint. We quickly got it out with no damage to the building or injury to anyone. Then we got their maintenance crew to go around and suck up all the link with a big vac they had and all was well after that. Luckily the section where we started soldering was sorta isolated and the lint just flashed up and more or less burnt itself out in a couple seconds. If it had happened out over the main floor area it might have been a different story, one w/o a happy ending.
BTW: I do as you do Rick and keep a spray bottle of water handy when soldering near wood. I give it a light spray before I start soldering then hang the bottle close by in case I need it. This has worked well for me so far. Never tried it with soap though, how does that help or is it the same soap/water solution that you use for leak checking?
Light is faster than sound. That's why some people seem really bright until you hear them speak.
“If I had my life to live over again, I'd be a plumber.” - Albert Einstein
"Its a table saw.... Do you know where your fingers are?"
They were apartments,the name of the complex was the Knolls.We always refered to it as the coals.
The reason so much damage was done was the Ventura Co. fire dept was not prepared for the hydrants to be shut down.By the time L.A. Fire got onsite it was a gonner.
I was there the day of the fire.It was 100% unbelievable,full panoramic engulfment.
It was a saturday morning and the plumber was hung over.He had thought the fire he started was out.He figured since he was too drunk from the night before and the fire was out it was time for him to get out of there.
Unfortunately,the investigators summized,the 3" A.B.S. he was soldering next to re-ignited on the inside of the pipe stack and rose until it reached a 90 degree fitting and burned the top out thereby making that pipe a torch itself.It was out of control within moments.
The plumbing contractors insurance didn't even come close to covering the damage.He had to change his company name and agree to some special terms to make ammends.
All A.B.S. pipe was melted 2 feet below concrete.
for arron to read
9/11/01, never forget.