The 2009 pig slop contest begins

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  1. SewerRatz

    SewerRatz Illinois Licensed Plumber

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    It was for a little while here in Illinois, it all really falls on the Gas Company to approve it here. What happened there was a government built building where they used copper for the whole building and the State went ape-sh*t. The gas company said they allow it as long as it met certain guidelines. That was back in the 1970's Recently Illinois has not allowed it any more for many reasons.
     
  2. seaofnames

    seaofnames DIY Senior Member

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    Actually yes, Copper is ok for gas. It has to be the right type of copper and correct fittings must be used and tested. And we arent talking about anything more than a few psi of pressure either, thats why it is acceptable(at least from what I've seen in the Canadian code).
     
  3. SewerRatz

    SewerRatz Illinois Licensed Plumber

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    Well when it was allowed the joints had to be silvered brazed or flare fittings. But like I said today if an inspector sees copper for gas he will make it get ripped out and replaced with either track pipe or black pipe.
     
  4. Scuba_Dave

    Scuba_Dave Extreme DIY Homeowner

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    Hey. I'm going to solder in another connection :eek:

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  5. Redwood

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    Looks like a parking lot in the making...
    A genuine surround and drown...
     
  6. kingsotall

    kingsotall Plunger/TurdPuncher

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    Trailer Park Plumbing

    Meter box in the trailer park thus it is considered owners side (Main shutoff outside park, at the street) needed curb stop replaced.

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    Original stop had busted off when someone tried to turn it off after realizing pipe under trailer was burst. Of course we only learned this once water was again sent to the trailer and water started spraying! Yes, that is a water heater flex supplying water to the 3/4 service pipe to the trailer. Don't know what's up with the other 1/2" pipe with the hose clamp on it. :eek:
     
  7. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    sinks

    quote; I still dont understand why its on a formica top...

    Because they spent all their money on the sinks and faucets.
     
  8. Dunbar Plumbing

    Dunbar Plumbing Master Plumber

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    Wow, that site even provides the links back to the site it's being used at.

    Interesting...
     
  9. xr4ti

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    Dq

    I saw this interesting use of a closet flange, while getting ice cream with the family at DQ.
     

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  10. Redwood

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    Cute... It's actually hooked up to the drain of the urinal on the floor above....:eek:

    Joke...
     
  11. Scuba_Dave

    Scuba_Dave Extreme DIY Homeowner

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    Well I have an entry but didn't have my camera
    This is at my MIL's house, clawfoot tub, shower curtain all around
    The vanity mirror has a light on either side
    And of course one light is partially behind the tub
    And of course that side has the outlet too

    I wasn't there when they redid the house - they hired an electrician
    No bad on the electrician's part - it was pre-existing
    But I would have removed both lights & put a light over the top
    Then moved the outlet to the other side of the sink
    I'll grab a pic next time I am there

    It's not an extreme problem
    But only the shower curtain protects her from contact with the outlet :(
     
  12. Redwood

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    Is she a good mother in law?:cool:

    Or, is she like my ex-mother in law?:D
     
  13. Scuba_Dave

    Scuba_Dave Extreme DIY Homeowner

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    She's great, best MIL you could hope for
    OK, she's here today.....but I didn't have to type that
    She comes up for 2+/- days every week
    Sometimes takes our son for the weekend or if we are going somewhere
    She would probably be here more, but she lives an hour away & HER mother is 97 & she keeps an eye on her
     
  14. Redwood

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    Good deal!
    I have one like that now...

    My first one died when the vest she was wearing went off and blew up a bus in some middle eastern country...
    Or was it when she drove the passenger airliner she had hijacked into a building.:eek:

    The come both ways and it is not always apparent at first....:cool:

    Is it at least on a GFI circuit?
     
  15. Scuba_Dave

    Scuba_Dave Extreme DIY Homeowner

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    Yes it's a GFCI outlet, I checked

    I wired up (3) CO/smoke alarms a while ago, interconnected & all set
    It wasm't tyhat much more $$ to buy 6 of them off **** w/shipping then buy just 3 for my house at HD

    Last year I went down & on Easter I ripped all the vines out around her chain link fence. I had been doing little bits here & there in the past. But I told the wife lets go down earlier so I can get the whole thing done
     
  16. SewerRatz

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  17. 99k

    99k Radon Contractor and Water Treatment

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    Now that is scary:eek:
     
  18. Scuba_Dave

    Scuba_Dave Extreme DIY Homeowner

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    Duct tape

    That'll hold her :eek:
     
  19. Jay Mpls

    Jay Mpls Master plumber

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    Pig slop for this last few weeks.

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    This is piped into a floor drain!
    The toilet is set 8 1/2" from the wall.The owner thought it was fine!
     
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  20. kingsotall

    kingsotall Plunger/TurdPuncher

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    Fine slop, think you might have a fair running at Castle sliders.
     
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