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  • Robert O'BrienRobert O'Brien Posts: 2,670Member ✭✭✭

    Water is not the only thing that rolls downhill! And payday is Friday!
  • Bob Gagnon plumbing and heatingBob Gagnon plumbing and heating Posts: 1,300Member ✭✭✭
    Like Mark Eatherton Says

    I got pumps that will make water go uphill...
  • kevinkevin Posts: 61Member ✭✭
    plumbing quote

    righty tighty lefty loosey
  • JackJack Posts: 825Member ✭✭✭
    Every time...

    I begin to think I'm a pretty smart guy I find myself in a place like this!
  • CondomanCondoman Posts: 39Member

    close the drain before taking the faucet apart!
  • rick in Alaskarick in Alaska Posts: 305Member ✭✭✭

    !. Keep your dang shirt tucked in!

    2. Look around and ask lots of questions. And get lots of training.

    3.  Always assume there is more of a problem than you think. Keeps you from fixing the "problem" and leaving, only to find the other one on the recall.

    4. See #1
  • psb75psb75 Posts: 20Member
    William of Ockham

    To rick of Alaska: I humbly beg to differ. One of the best "tools" I have ever acquired in my career is "Ockham's Razor," compliments of William of Ockham, a 14th cent. English philosopher/logician. Its a logically elegant principle of problem solving. Basically: start with the simplest fix, FIRST. E.g.: If your car stops running--check the gas gauge.

    I use the "Razor" almost every day.
  • icesailoricesailor Posts: 7,265Member ✭✭✭✭
    #1 Rule:

    99,9999% of intermittent water leaks through a ceiling with a bathroom above it is from some form of water getting through the walls around a tub or shower or a leaking shower valve.

    Never take down a ceiling unless there is water steadily leaking through the ceiling.
  • rick in Alaskarick in Alaska Posts: 305Member ✭✭✭
    ockhams razor

    Whole heartily agree with that. What I was saying is just don't assume that when you find the basic problem that you are done. There might be a second issue that is not apparent until the first problem is fixed.


    p.s. I also use the same problem solving sequence myself. Start with the most likely problem and then go from there. Gets me to where I need to be.
  • rick in Alaskarick in Alaska Posts: 305Member ✭✭✭

      Collect you payment as soon as you are done before the customer forgets how important it was to have you out there right now.

      Be polite.

      Clean up after yourself.

      Tuck your shirt in!!!

      Pass along the knowledge.


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