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unexpected shower

Hvacman
Hvacman Member Posts: 159
At least is was fresh water!

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  • big willy
    big willy Member Posts: 92
    Unexpected shower


    So I am working in a commercial building in what was a phone and mechanical room and has become a server room ro a publisher. The only mechanical still in the room is a water heater that must be 60 years old. They want it out and a Noritz on demand on the roof. So the old gate valves can't be trusted and shutting the building off is not really viable. So I set up the pipe freezer and wait cut my pipe and sweat in a new valve. move on to the hot water side to repeate the job. Note: After finishing the 1" valve for the cold supply I removed the freeze block and set it up with the other block on the hot side. Workin along singing my song and all at once I hear clunk and I am taking a cold shower. The 1" Ball Valve is pointed up at the roof jack.
    I smack the handle and stand there thinking Stupid Stupid Stupid. Water drips of my nose and glasses as I call Howard in another part of the building and ask fo all the rags, shirts, drop clothes he can find oh and HURRY!

    We put plastic over the servers before we started so the only damage was my pride and spwnding the rest of the day a bit damp. I hate it when I do that.
  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    We're all human

    and sometimes stupid :)

    Not my first time ..

    Scott

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  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    We're all human

    and sometimes stupid :) and sometime we hit the button twice ..

    I hate when I do that.

    Scott

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  • Wayco Wayne_2
    Wayco Wayne_2 Member Posts: 2,479
    We all do

    stuff like that from time to time. Glad the only thing damaged was your pride. You can pump that back up in no time. :) WW

  • Mike.C
    Mike.C Member Posts: 43
    Been there, done that

    I have learned the hard way to make sure my 30# blowoffs are plumbed and away from me and I make sure now when i set up my pump to flush and fill a system that I try to isolate the blowoff. After taking a few small glycol showers and some regular water showers i hope i have learned! I could tell you the same thing I tell people that drill/nail/staple/screw.... holes in my tubing. They say I am such an idiot. I say don't feel bad, you'r still an idiot but your not the only one!! usually breaks the ice with them. As long as your not too serious. I also told a guy after the idiot speach if he had a business card. he says yes and starts looking. I said good I need to know where to send the bill to. He stopped looking really quick!
    On the same note with that. I heard the other day that whenever this person does a radiant job they put up papers all over the place that says there is tubing in the floor and put's a dollar amount on there if it has to be fixed due to their neglegence. Not a bad idea.

    Mike.C
  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    YA

    Catchng the relief valve lever on your clothing is the most common I'd have to say :)

    Scott

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  • Joe@buderus_2
    Joe@buderus_2 Member Posts: 302
    Shouldn't share but,

    The other day I was putting new steps in my swimming pool. I got the idea to attach weights under the stairs to hold them down. Put stairs in pool, dove under stairs, attached weights and down came the stairs with me under them. Took a second or to move the stairs!! Boy did I feel stupid after surfacing and catching my breath. Laughing now!
  • Dave_4
    Dave_4 Member Posts: 1,405
    Know your pain or stain lol

    Removed a boiler last winter, had the water lines revalved with ball valves, the pipes were over head in a very low celler, handle to the side, i'm putting in the new boiler and my helper comes walking in and his head hits the valve on a 3/4 inch water line and opens it right up and its facing right at me, i got SOAKED and its like 12 degrees outside, the truck was stone cold inside, that was not fun, well it is now but not then LOL
  • big willy
    big willy Member Posts: 92
    drain cleaning was

    > At least is was fresh water!



    part of my job before I started the buisness. So I couldnt agree more perspective is the key. I had a commercial complex with a main line stopage ten feet before the city main when I cleared it the bathroom at the top of the system where I started kinda exploded. I would take a cold fresh water shower over cleaning that up any day twice a day.
  • big willy
    big willy Member Posts: 92
    drain cleaning was

    part of my job before I started the buisness. So I couldnt agree more perspective is the key. I had a commercial complex with a main line stopage ten feet before the city main when I cleared it the bathroom at the top of the system where I started kinda exploded. I would take a cold fresh water shower over cleaning that up any day twice a day.
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