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Big_Al Member Posts: 20
At a recent meeting a co-worker was telling us how much he liked the "hydroponic" heating system in his house.  I'm not sure how it works, but I suspect that it involves growing a lot of jalapenos.  :-)

Anybody else encounter any good heat-related malapropisms lately?


  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    I read a story in the newspaper

    where they lifted a building using several hydronic jacks. 
    Retired and loving it.
  • HDE_2
    HDE_2 Member Posts: 140
    Heres one

    I remember once a plumber coming into the distributor and asking the counterman for a concussion. Of course all of us thought about him grabbing a 48" pipe wrench and whacking him on the head across the counter.

    After the laughing stopped, I chimed in and asked do you mean an escutcheon, for a pipe? what size and type?
  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,537

    Many csutomers have asked me for a "Rialto" oil burner,I always think of an art deco movie theater!
    To learn more about this professional, click here to visit their ad in Find A Contractor.
  • Paul Fredricks_3
    Paul Fredricks_3 Member Posts: 1,557

    We install Toyotomi boilers and water heaters. Our own people mispronounce the name all the time. Tommy-Toe-Me; Toyo-Tommy.

    Drives me nuts.
  • Glen Aspen_2
    Glen Aspen_2 Member Posts: 53
    It must be late in the day ...

    All the posts made me smile - thanks. But in the same vein - can we consider hydraulic rams the source of steel wool?
  • bob_46
    bob_46 Member Posts: 813
    edited September 2009
    New kind of pay

    I was working for a good old boy foreman who told us that the girl in the office made a mistake on or checks and that next week we would get some "radioactive pay"!
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