Wrapping up your torch before you turn the water on to check for leaks.
I have to smoke a cig before i start soldering. I also don't take bananas when fishing.
If I test water system with air it won't leak cause it is too easy to fix.
Never work on my birthday...
NEVER.....load up the copper tools until the water is on and all faucets OFF.
Always do a final walk through of your work AFTER check is in hand and you're leaving the house.
Never use the customer's toilet for personal use
Never experience "flatuence" inside the home, EVER. You just never know "who stopped in" for a second and sometimes you just can't blame the dog.
I did this earlier in the year, thought I had free reign and sure enough, here comes the older retired couple that could smell kale cooking all the way from europe.
Old man comes in, stands and watches me while I'm under sink repairing the faucet.....not the drain mind you,
"Honey, get the checkbook out; I think the plumber broke the toilet trying to fix the faucet because it sure smells like **** in here!"
Cussing Taco Bell doesn't fix the above. :(
NEVER go into a customer's home without first looking at your face in a mirror.
NEVER trust the property owner when they say "Oh it's okay; pull your truck around back........we do it all the time."
I agree about the copper tools. You're guaranteed a leak if you put the torch up before testing.
Dunbar, you had me laughing hard. That post is gospel in my book.:D
A forked branch, held with a fork in each hand, will dip and point when it passes over water
A drowned woman floats face up, a drowned man floats face down
If you walk under a ladder, you will have bad luck
You can break a bad luck spell by turning seven times in a clockwise circle
Clothes worn inside out will bring good luck
Ill say with Drain Cleaning, ill never put my machines in the truck until i have had water running for 15 mins after the clog is cleared. I will clean up in the mean time so the time isnt wasted, but to many times i just cleared the clogged, cleaned up, put the machine away, and oops...gurgle gurgle ...that doesnt happen anymore.
Never test within 2 hrs of going home time.
Never schedule the inspection untill the test holds
Never speak ill of the guy that was there before you. Real good chance it was the home owner. Who was the idiot that did this? Oh it was you sir ...so very sorry......
The joint that was a ***** to get to will leak every time.