I've been plumbing most of my life. I have done a 3-piece fold in on 10" xhci with lead/oakum joints. Combustion test my new boiler installs. Science labs, etc.
I wanted to get into fire sprinkler work. (have fire suppression license for 10 years)Took on a simple wet system in a warehouse.
I am getting my butt kicked going through the learning curve.
The piping is a 3" looped cross main, with branches off of it, 20' high. I'm using a boom lift.
A helper and I are only installing 3 branches a day(3 heads per branch), with mechanical tees.
I already ran the 3" loop.
I thought I would accomplish this faster, but I am proud of the end result.
I am hand wrenching all threaded fittings. Is it hackish to tighten fittings with the threader?
I also go pretty easy tightening the pipe cutter so as not to oval the pipe.
I am ordering a curve o mark to speed up drilling mechanical tees.
My hats off to good sprinkler contractors. Any suggestions for better efficiency?