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By special request.About those things a plumber must know? Let's see:
1. Water flows downhill
2. Cold's on the right; hot's on the left
3. Don't bite your fingernails.
I forget the rest. Feel free to jump in.Site Administrator
Hug your kids.
WaterWater is not the only thing that rolls downhill! And payday is Friday!
Like Mark Eatherton SaysI got pumps that will make water go uphill...
plumbing quoterighty tighty lefty loosey
Every time...I begin to think I'm a pretty smart guy I find myself in a place like this!
Alwaysclose the drain before taking the faucet apart!
shirts!. Keep your dang shirt tucked in!
2. Look around and ask lots of questions. And get lots of training.
3. Always assume there is more of a problem than you think. Keeps you from fixing the "problem" and leaving, only to find the other one on the recall.
4. See #1
William of OckhamTo rick of Alaska: I humbly beg to differ. One of the best "tools" I have ever acquired in my career is "Ockham's Razor," compliments of William of Ockham, a 14th cent. English philosopher/logician. Its a logically elegant principle of problem solving. Basically: start with the simplest fix, FIRST. E.g.: If your car stops running--check the gas gauge.
I use the "Razor" almost every day.
#1 Rule:99,9999% of intermittent water leaks through a ceiling with a bathroom above it is from some form of water getting through the walls around a tub or shower or a leaking shower valve.
Never take down a ceiling unless there is water steadily leaking through the ceiling.
ockhams razorWhole heartily agree with that. What I was saying is just don't assume that when you find the basic problem that you are done. There might be a second issue that is not apparent until the first problem is fixed.
p.s. I also use the same problem solving sequence myself. Start with the most likely problem and then go from there. Gets me to where I need to be.