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Old 06-16-2013, 07:49 PM
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Help me convince my boss we need a GFL

Also I need him to start using flow control valves..

The way I am trying to convince is just not sinking in..
The dude is just stubborn..

We have a Giant 4'' main for a large commercial site..Lots of valve in head...The system hasn't been turned on in a few years...I took a sneak peak of it a while ago..and its in rough shape....numerous valves not ohming out..

my guess is there are a few breaks in the wiring and then some..
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:42 PM
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If you can bill time and material, who cares how long it takes?
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:51 PM
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I agree with the flow control valves, but we have not had a wiring issue that could not be repaired in 15 years with no Ground Fault Locator.

Now, it is one of those items on my wish list yet the guys when asked said they did not feel it was something they needed.
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:55 PM
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If you can bill time and material, who cares how long it takes?
That's kind of a piss poor attitude there Boots. The client certainly will mind and if it's a good client why take advantage and run the risk of making them mad? Get a GFL, troubleshoot the wiring efficiently and the client pays a fair price and the contractor makes a fair profit. I'd rather be fair with people and get repeat business then screw people over and never get to work for them again.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:34 PM
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I have a GFL 3000.

Sprinkus has a GFL 3000.

We can both find faults with our Pro 800s but WHY, when it is faster with the right tools.

Having the right tools just makes sense.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:44 PM
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One question is, is there a state of wiring damage where you'd be better off starting over with new wire?
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:51 PM
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I've got the Armada GFL and it's been out of the truck 1 time in the last 4 years. I can usually find a fault just fine with the 521 or the distance is so short it's easier/faster to just pull a new wire.

Big commercial I'd probably feel differently though.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:52 PM
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Also I need him to start using flow control valves..

The way I am trying to convince is just not sinking in..
The dude is just stubborn..

We have a Giant 4'' main for a large commercial site..Lots of valve in head...The system hasn't been turned on in a few years...I took a sneak peak of it a while ago..and its in rough shape....numerous valves not ohming out..

my guess is there are a few breaks in the wiring and then some..
I got in an argument when my boss told me we don't have to test backflows because they are patented.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:07 PM
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I got in an argument when my boss told me we don't have to test backflows because they are patented.
Consider the source, you guys winterize with roofing compressors.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:10 PM
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Consider the source, you guys winterize with roofing compressors.
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Who was it Dana that said give it two weeks and you'll be pushing a lawnmower. Maybe ill go to work with Mitchigo
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