In the Trades Forum

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Terry, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    If you are "in the trades" and would like to see some of the behind the scene discussion, just let me know.

    We have a special membership for professional trade members.

    Pump Installers
    Drywall contractors
    Tile setters
    Remodel contractors
  2. LTL19563

    LTL19563 Plumbing

    May 25, 2010
    I am in the plumbing supply business & have been for over 30 years. Small family owned business in the southeast who prides ourselves on knowledge. We help the DIY's as well as the trade w/installation problems &/or questions. Would love to be a part of the behind the scenes.
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  4. Dano6401

    Dano6401 Banned

    Oct 19, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Just found this site. Looks pretty good. Been a licensed union plumber for 12 years. would also like to contribute here. Thanks
  5. Gsalet

    Gsalet George the Plumber

    Sep 19, 2010
    San Francisco
    Hi I am a plumbing contractor in California and would like to Participate in the trade only forum
  6. Esquire

    Esquire Plumber

    Nov 26, 2009
    I would be interested in this for sure, also
  7. scelectrician

    scelectrician In the Trades

    Jan 13, 2011
    new york
    Hi, I am a NYC electrician 20 yrs exp. Would love to help.
  8. nowfree

    nowfree Journeyman Plumber

    Feb 3, 2011
    Journeyman Plumber
    Hi Terry,

    I just found your site, and what a vast amount of knowledge can be found here. If it can not found, a posted question warrants response from very experienced professionals, or close to it anyway in some cases. I have been a plumber in Idaho/Washington for almost 11 years now. Mostly Coeur d'Alene/Spokane area, both residential and commercial. Before becoming a plumber, I had over 13 years of wholesale plumbing, heating, and industrial supply experience. I really got tired of seeing the nice trucks most of the plumbers drove and jumped over the counter. I thought I knew something about plumbing after selling it for so long. Ya, something is what I knew. What a huge difference between knowing what a plumbing item IS, and what or how it is used, correctly... I would like to be added to the behind the scene discussion.

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  9. Pipewrench

    Pipewrench In the Trades

    Mar 28, 2011
    Service plumber
    Jackson MS
    Just found the site and really enjoy reading all the discussions. I've been in plumbing service work for about 9 years. I've had my journeyman plumbing license and am currently studying for my masters test. I love what I do and would like to be part of the behind the scene discussions. I know some of the more experienced guys could probably give some helpful advice on the trade and starting up my own service company. No matter how long you do this kind of work you will never stop learning and I love that.


    Apr 20, 2011
    Perry, Florida 32348
    Please include me in the behind the scenes forum...I need help at times and may be able to contribute also....Don Johnson Plumbing LLC thank you for the forum.
  11. tbonebanjo

    tbonebanjo Plumbing Engineer

    Sep 9, 2009
    Plumbing Engineer
    Gaitersbug, MD
    Greetings, Terry. Your site is an excellent resource!

    Please include me in the "in the trades" forum. I am a plumbing engineer with 30 years experience designing commercial and high end residential plumbing systems. I also worked in the field "back in the day" on solar heating systems and hold a degree from Penn State University in Solar Heating Technology. I would be honored to contribute any information I have. I also greatly appreciate any information I can get in order to design projects that can be built in the field. This information best comes from the people who are out there every day.
  12. Gary Beach

    Gary Beach HVACR tech

    Jul 10, 2011
    Nixa, MO
    I am a licensed HVACR tech. I also have a strong background in industrial solid state electronics. I currently work for Larson HVAC in Nixa Missouri where I also live.
    I graduated from Basic Institute of Technology in Saint Louis Missouri in 86. I would like to be added to the pro forum please. I realy enjoyed some of the threads here and would like to read more and contribute in the professional forum.

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  13. Lburk

    Lburk Technical Training Manager

    Oct 11, 2011
    Technical Training Manager
    Phoenix, AZ
    I would like to join the pro forum please. I have a mere 35 years in the trade and haven't quite got it down pat yet. So until I do I would like to learn from any one I can. And with my present employ I will have some questions that may throw some guys here for a loop or any of the real old guys in to flash backs. Questions like why was Byers wrought iron pipe so special for so long, or what is Teagel-Lamco and what was it for. (My spelling for Teagle-Lamco may be incorrect, but either way guys no Googling for the answers. That just wouldn't be fair.) Thanks!
  14. nelrossen10

    nelrossen10 New Member

    Oct 21, 2011
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Moving Average - Volume Weighted (VWMA)

    The Volume Weighted Moving Average is a weighted moving average that uses the volume as the weighting factor, so that higher volume days have more weight. It is a non-cumulative moving average, in that only data within the time period is used in the calculation.

    ROBOCOD, You should have one available on your platform?
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2011
  15. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    Can we assume that the post above is about the volume of waste in an average #2 flush vs a #1, and things like fixture units?
  16. cad-cat

    cad-cat plumber/piping designer

    Jan 11, 2012
    piping designer/cad draftsman
    Chicago area now 44 years in michigan
    Hello I am new to the site. i am a union plumber out of Detroit. I am now living/working in the Chicago area just over a year now. I would like to participate in "in the trades". please.

    thank you
  17. Riversideplumbers

    Riversideplumbers Riverside Plumber

    Mar 23, 2012
    Riverisde, Ca
    I would love to hear some thoughts about a special membership. I have been in the trade business for 20 years. I would love to have our company and website advance ahead of other plumbers.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2012
  18. codeguru

    codeguru Plumber

    Apr 25, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Hi Terry. Great site - I've been in the plumbing trade 15 years. Please add me as a tradesman, I'd like to participate in behind the scenes discussion.

  19. Footman_75

    Footman_75 Renovating

    Jul 12, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    Hi Terry,

    After years of using this forum as a resource, I have finally joined. For a modest ten years, I've been buying and renovating buildings in SW Ontario, mostly small residential apartments. A decade ago I bought my first building. It was a student apartment -- a so-called dog's breakfast. But it was all I could afford. So I fixed it up, increased the rent, then sold the place for a reasonable profit. Since then I've purchased and renovated 7 buildings. I love the trades and enjoy improving my skills. Having all major projects inspected by government authority has proven a great way to learn the trades. Though I am not licensed, I take a professional approach to my work, meaning that I take pride in doing it right, and in increasing my knowledge and skill set.

    I understand if I don't qualify as a professional on this forum, but I am very glad to have finally joined. I look forward to future discussions here.

  20. godsplumber

    godsplumber In the Trades

    Nov 4, 2012
    I would like to be included in the trades discussion.
    Also, I saw a guy dry fitting his piping system. He was using motor oil (10/40) inside the hubs before inserting the pipe, for a tight fit.
    Does that raise any concerns with you?
  21. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Godsplumber. Aren't you being presumptious. I have never heard of you. What are your travel time charges to get to Heaven?
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