Ya know, sometimes the tough jobs get me.
I worked till 10: pm last night, 9 two nights earlier, a copper leak on a baseboard line 2 feet into a chase and I had to cut through some 3/4" subflooring just to see it...arms were scratched to hell from reaching in to cut & resolder. (remind me to rave on sometime about the usefulness of general's autocutters sometime)
Both nights were one of those "mumbling" nights...when I get so irritable I start mumbling because it seems like every stupid little things goes wrong, or the simplest most common tool is missing....then it turns out it was in my back pocket.
I tend to forget, those are the challenging jobs...the ones where creativity and problem solving are what we like to do most.
Thanks guys, for reminding me.
Duck I'm sorry,I know what you mean.Two in a row.That's harsh.I would be beat.
I don't get to have your kind of fun too often anymore.Thank goodness
duck, your right, the general autocutter is a nice little tool, not sure how well it will hold up though
I dont do plumbing, but the best thing about cleaning drains for me is the accomplished and satisfied feeling of watching the water go down after clearing a clog....Meeting new people everyday on everyjob...driving to the jobs....Knowing that every job is different and you never know what to expect.....Its all trivial....those are the best parts for me
For me on the apprenticing side I like to learn new things, and seeing how things fit all together. On the drain cleaning side there is no better feeling than after battling a line 100+ft and then hearing that rush of water as it sucks down the floor drain. Roto gets the cust. check I get the satisfaction of the job well done.
I keep two 1/2"'s and two 3/4"'s in my bucket...when one dies, I replace it.
They cost under $20 each, worth the money despite the short lifespan.
The above mentioned scenario, I'd have cut through the finish wall above before trying it with an imp cutter.
This particular customer has come to know me to take the harder route to get jobs done right, doesn't mind paying for it either.
I bend over backwards for those customers and not having to open that wall was a big deal to him.