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What kind of super power would you have?

RayWohlfarth
RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,431
I was traveling from a meeting about 3 hours from home and as so often happens, my mind tended to wander. My children think I have some sort of undiagnosed attention disorder. Instead of thinking about a service call, I thought about what superhero power would best help my in my job. If I could fly, I could zoom to each service call. If I had tremendous strength, I would be able to install boilers single handedly. If I had a laser vision, I could cut and or weld pipes with my eyes. I am decided on flying as I hate traffic. Just curious what superhero owner you would choose
Ray Wohlfarth
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  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
    The ability to see through walls, pipes, etc. Could diagnose all sorts of things. But could also be a bit distracting.. if you know what I mean.

    Taylor
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
    CanuckerNew England SteamWorksRomanGK_26986764589
  • Harvey Ramer
    Harvey Ramer Member Posts: 2,239
    I have always wanted an anti gravity platform. Something I could put all my tools on and it would elevate me to whatever height I desired. It would make no noise other than the built in radio.
    RomanGK_26986764589
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,228
    What a fun question! I imagine I'd want to be able to eliminate fear, as most of it is misplaced. Imagine how things would change... Greed would vanish and people would be a bit less strange. At a minimum, people would come to the door when I knocked, rather than hiding from the tall guy with a beard. :p

    Yours, Larry
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,433
    The ability to understand why people do what they do.
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
    kcopp
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,714
    ChrisJ said:

    The ability to understand why people do what they do.

    Not even Superman could do that................
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,433
    Steamhead said:

    ChrisJ said:

    The ability to understand why people do what they do.

    Not even Superman could do that................
    True,
    But it's genuinely what I'd like.
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
    kcopp
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,431
    Wow so many great ideas. Perhaps I could change my mind and have the powers of ObiWon from Star Wars and could use my mind to make sure people pay on time and are satisfied.
    Ray Wohlfarth
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  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,431
    Taylor I would get in lots of trouble with that X-ray vision
    Ray Wohlfarth
    Boiler Lessons
    Solid_Fuel_Man
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,470
    I's like to have the power to hear what people mean, not so much what they say. That would make fixing stuff a lot easier.

    Bob
    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
    delta T
  • Paul S_3
    Paul S_3 Member Posts: 1,257
    I would like x-ray vision.... so i can see inside pipes, boilers, compressors, coils etc would make my job so much easier
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  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,692
    X-RAY vision to weed out the people that don't appreciate what we do (the experience we have, the risk we take, the responsibility we take on) to beat us up on our pricing. 30 yrs in, they still slip by...and they are usually folks I know...Mad dog
  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,415
    Time travel, so I could get to talk to the dead men as they were installing their systems.
    Erin Holohan Haskelldelta T
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,431
    Wow lots of creative people here. If I could go back in time I would like to know how they threaded 12" pipe
    Ray Wohlfarth
    Boiler Lessons
  • Boon
    Boon Member Posts: 260
    edited December 2016
    I would want to be Read The F*#%!g Manual Man with a photographic memory as a sidecar because throughout my project I would read and re-read manuals and plan everything out and then I'd make some last minute impulsive change that would contradict the manuals. So frustrating.
    DIY'er ... ripped out a perfectly good forced-air furnace and replaced it with hot water & radiators.
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 21,804
    Identify temperature and voltage with a touch of a finger.

    Is that one or two wishes?

    And for a lifestyle power, eliminate hate and greed.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • None of what you wish for will ever be. I play the lottery only to dream of what I would do with the money; winning is (almost) impossible.

    It's nice to dream, but be thankful for the skills that you have struggled for and acquired. If you had them handed to you, I doubt that they would be appreciated.

    Struggle makes us yearn for further knowledge and you will never know everything. That's what makes life continually interesting.

    For every skill that you have acquired, don't you feel that there is so much more to learn? I do.

    My customers are amazed at my depth of knowledge about my trade, but I feel like an infant to what experience is till out there to learn.

    Just sayin'.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
    SWEIdelta T
  • Infra-red vision would be most useful, especially with a little X-ray thrown in.--NBC
  • rick in Alaska
    rick in Alaska Member Posts: 1,452
    The ability to see water flow would be very helpful. And one that I know we will see in the near future is the ability to be able to see smells. Would be nice to be able to visually see the source of a gas leak or a sewer smell or whatever. That would be cool.
    Rick