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1idejim
08-14-2011, 01:10 PM
here's a pic of some 12" being lowered into position for a repair, (that's a 76 year old man running the show from the front lines for all of the pups on the forum) the job went about as smooth as one could ask for under the circumstances.

i enjoy working with larger pipe and make sure of my push by marking socket depth for primer and glue application and a 12" verification line beyond the socket depth mark and match marks for alignment

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-14-2011, 01:40 PM
Hey Jim not meaning to hijack but I got you online. I went to the pool place and couldn't make hide nor hair out of repair kits. Here's the jacuzzi I'm dealing with.

ZX12R
08-14-2011, 01:40 PM
Looks like fun. That guy in the blue shirt is 76??

ArTurf
08-14-2011, 01:43 PM
What does this 12" line feed?

ZX12R
08-14-2011, 01:47 PM
What does this 12" line feed?

It feeds a custom toilet for my girl.:laugh:

1idejim
08-14-2011, 01:59 PM
Looks like fun. That guy in the blue shirt is 76??

you bet he is! he's my dad and my partner too.

What does this 12" line feed?

irrigation for an 80 acre alfalfa field.

ZX12R
08-14-2011, 02:09 PM
"you bet he is! he's my dad and my partner too."


Great genes,reminds me of my dad. Looks like you will live a long healthy life.

Sprinkus
08-14-2011, 02:24 PM
Looks like fun!

I have to say that I don't miss working with large pipe, especially ductile iron, and mechanical fittings. My back just can't take that kind of a beating anymore!

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=129847&stc=1&d=1230431226

1idejim
08-14-2011, 03:18 PM
just got a call and they're running six instead of three valves and have more pressure than ever. this closes up a thirty year project and next year the whole thing will be defunct as the property is going into walnuts and a ne well will be punched.

sprinkus-my back is screwed too. reason for the excavator

Mike Leary
08-14-2011, 06:07 PM
Looks like fun!

I have to say that I don't miss working with large pipe, especially ductile iron, and mechanical fittings. My back just can't take that kind of a beating anymore!

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=129847&stc=1&d=1230431226

Nice butt shot, glad you are following Les' rules of proper attire.

mitchgo
08-15-2011, 10:32 PM
I would love to gain more knowledge and learn how to do all that.

I could join the pipe fitters union up in alaska?

mitchgo
08-15-2011, 10:40 PM
I failed this device last year because it was extremely old and I couldn't for the life of me get the handles to shut off.

This mother heffer is a 10" Fire back flow assembly in a vault- access is a man hole

A company called McKinstry replaced the back flow assembly for this very large commercial complex.

I tested her today!

What amazed me was how they were able to replace it. They didn't cut the road out so my guess is they had the assembly apart in pieces and built it while down in the vault, bringing piece by piece down through the hole