DIY gas line work

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Bassman, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. Bassman

    Bassman DIY Member

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    Well, I knew I could re-route my gas line by myself but I have an adult music student who is a plumber and we agreed to exchange music lessons for plumbing help. So, we moved my range across the kitchen and did the gas plumbing. I learned a few things:

    -even a guy who has been plumbing for 35 years cusses like a sailor when things don't go exactly right.
    -a pipe threader is the coolest damn gadget ever invented. For plumbing anyway.
    -you can never have too much teflon tape on hand.
    -mount plumbing up high in the 18" crawl space so future plumbers can get in there to work
    -don't let yourself get too chubby to slide under the girders. :) not me.
    -plumbing may not be brain surgery, but it sure is hard work. $70 an hour, what a deal!
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    -even a guy who has been plumbing for 35 years cusses like a sailor when things don't go exactly right.

    Naybe so, but I have never seen it make things go any better.

    -a pipe threader is the coolest damn gadget ever invented. For plumbing anyway.

    At least when it has a power cord attached to it.

    -you can never have too much teflon tape on hand.

    My opinion is that for steel pipe, any amount of Teflon tape is too much.

    -mount plumbing up high in the 18" crawl space so future plumbers can get in there to work

    If only electricians would learn that same thing.

    -don't let yourself get too chubby to slide under the girders. :) not me.

    The "sterotypic" plumber would not fit either.

    -plumbing may not be brain surgery, but it sure is hard work. $70 an hour, what a deal!

    Cheap for a licensed contractor. Expensive for a moonlighter.
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