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Pneumatic thermostat comedy

SeanBeans Member Posts: 520
got a call about a leak in a wall on the 12th floor of a 15 story building, i was already worried because the day before i had to drain 7 floors to fix a leaking heating pipe.

got to the unit and was told by the resident that she went to hang a photo and she started hearing a loud hissing sound..


the wall was about 2.5 inches of plaster so i had some fun doing an archealogical dig to get some pipe exposed to work on it.


    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,616
    so I am assuming an air leak? how long was it buried?
  • SeanBeans
    SeanBeans Member Posts: 520
    Yeah she hit the 3/16 copper line with a small nail. Not sure how long it was in there but it definitely scared her!
  • Grallert
    Grallert Member Posts: 657
    Someones room was hot I bet.
    Miss Hall's School service mechanic, greenhouse manager,teacher and dog walker
  • GBart
    GBart Member Posts: 746
    her landlord will be thrilled, she should get the bill, I almost guarantee there is something in the lease that says no holes in our walls
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
    I bet there was more than one person who had full throttle heat!
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,075
    It looks like that line was imbedded in the plaster, not inside a stud space.
    It would seem like it would have been installed within the space and a longer nail would have been needed to hit it.
  • SeanBeans
    SeanBeans Member Posts: 520
    @JUGHNE there was no stud space, It was just about 2.5 inches of plaster the whole wall.

    It was senior subsidized housing, so she won’t be getting the bill :)