Joined on February 25, 2003
Last Post on February 3, 2014
@ February 3, 2014 10:08 AM in Copper Riser Piping and SupportK type copper is usually required for underground work& subsurface water service piping. in nyc anyway. some engineers spec it out for all domestic water piping. ny telephone required it on one project i did for them. next step up is T.P. w/ brazed joints. then you got a job. wall thickness
@ January 2, 2014 10:53 PM in 1929 VITAGE FIXTURESANYONE need or want a 1929 pedestal basin or a 3 valve body w/ ceramic escutcheons. good shape all mint green including the escutcheons & cross handles. these are true survivors !! bob young bkly,ny
@ November 19, 2013 11:18 PM in FLUE DRIPPING CONDENSATEthan much ,bro. top notch ananysis...as per usual. bob young
@ November 19, 2013 11:06 PM in FLUE DRIPPING CONDENSATEThanx for the input gents. i do not usually do any hot air work but i was doing some misc. plumbing work for an elderly lady & she asked me to take a look at the furnace. unreal this heating outfit has been working on this issue five years. one patient client. if that was me having done the job , i would have been arrested. don't even pay to get involved 'cause original guy already sucked every dime out of the job long ago. but fool that i am , i will probably play lone ranger once again & try to help an old lady. it never ends. at least its only a few blocks from my office !! if i can't fix it she will probably sue me. i actually have a license !! lol bob
@ November 19, 2013 12:17 AM in FLUE DRIPPING CONDENSATEWhat would cause a gas hot air furnace to drip from the flue connection. thirty foot horizontal run to chimney with fairly new [5 years] liner. condensate problem ongoing for five years since new replacement unit & chimney liner installed. small one family home approx. 100,000 btu unit.
@ November 9, 2013 1:00 PM in Slow leak at joint (picture)Sailorman, in the time it took for you to explain the ins & outs of sweating joints, i could have repiped the whole house. plumbing should actually done by plumbers . its not a hobby .the p[lumber protects the health of the nation. this a fact.
@ November 7, 2013 7:13 PM in Better to Undersize or OversizeJohn, for the most part the homeowners are pretty respectful when they get a little knowledge from us but some get really brazen & start giving advice & other homeowners not knowing any better eat it up. sadly to say a lot of them are just cheapskates too frugal to hire a lic. master plumber or qualified heating professional . they are just trying to do a home job & fish for free information. just so happens they found this forum where some of the most astute heating experts in the world are not opposed to share a whole lot of expertise & trade secrets.then they do one job that works out well thanx to us & they become groupie experts. then and this is the best part they think they know more than us & start instructing us about our own profession. like i said...." wtf just happened !!" and yes i repeat, a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. bob young young plbg. inc. nyc lic. master plumber.
@ November 6, 2013 10:28 PM in Better to Undersize or Oversizehow could you possibly go wrong with a home owner sizing your boiler & giving you technical advice. i find that hilarious. wtf is going on in this forum ???would i tell my doctor how to install a stent ? nah.
@ November 6, 2013 12:07 PM in Slow leak at joint (picture)Chris, apology accepted. that was a simple i hour repair job. start to finish. shut water ,drain,cut out, repipe , solder,restore water service,test. submit invoice, go to next job. alternate scenario for a amatuer that has not mastered pipefitting & soldering. all day torturous job, water still off, call plumber to cut out mistakes & do job over. to each his own. if you gotta ask how to attack a little simple job like that , yeah, you should probably leave it to an expert.....if you value your property ,that is . case closed. sometimes a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing. i respect my craft very seriously.
@ November 5, 2013 8:14 PM in Slow leak at joint (picture)So chris, you would prefer i walk a do-it-yourselfer through a repair procedure cutting out & condemning existing pipe & fittings & replacing with new & possibly burning down his house using a torch. no thanx. some jobs should be done by a pro. thats the way it is. i have always given solid advice when its appropriate but i also am aware of liability issues. are you ? at one time this was strictly a forum for professionals , that has evolved, for better or worse. which are you, a tradesman or a handyman ? bob nyc lic. plbr.
@ November 5, 2013 4:54 PM in calibrated pressure relief valvesYES, UNLESS YOU WISH TO BLOW UP YOUR HOUSE.
@ November 5, 2013 4:52 PM in Copper Riser Piping and SupportI GUESS BY YOUR QUERRY YOU ARE A DO-IT YOURSELFER. RISER CLAMPS OR PIPE RESTS HAVE BEEN USED TO SUPPORT RISERS FOR OVER A HUNDRED YEARS. KINDORF & CLAMPS ARE ALSO VERY SERIOUS SUPPORT COMPONENTS. FIRE WATCH IS A MUST .
@ November 5, 2013 1:06 AM in old cast iron toilet questioncall my friend bill parr . parr's plumbing allentown,pa. he is an old time plumber with more experience than even me & i am in the trade for well over fifty years. if he cannot fix it, it cannot be fixed. he might have done the original installation & i am not kidding !! he very might well be one of the best in the business & he is still in operation. call him. bob young young plumbing lic. nyc plumbers
@ November 5, 2013 12:58 AM in Which Pipe Sealant?we use rectorseal, permatex or blue block to name a few favorites
@ November 5, 2013 12:53 AM in Looking for old style 1/14 angled radiator valve ( steam )NEVER HEARD OF THAT HAPPENING. SOUNDS LIKE THE LINE DROPPED. been in the trade since 1961 bob nyc
@ September 11, 2013 8:56 PM in SYSTEM PRESSURE --need assistance,thanx mark. been a while , hope all is well with you. do you concur with the 75 # relief valve ? just want to do some quick preliminary research before i jump into this job. need to refresh my memory a little been doing mostly plumbing & residential gas & steam work lately. friend of mine asked me to get involved with this job so you know we can never turn down a challenge !! are the self bleeders a potential problem on the radiation . i think they also have some spiro vents on some of the risers but i have not seen that yet. thanx again. bob
@ September 11, 2013 7:52 PM in SYSTEM PRESSURE --need assistance,thanx for the speedy response, joe is there a formula or figure roughly 5# every ten ft. storey height. have not done any multi story jobs in over twenty or thirty years. new acct. i picked up with nothing but problems but i will prevail !! thanx again. bob young nyc lic. plbr.
@ September 11, 2013 7:17 PM in SYSTEM PRESSURE --need assistance,TEN STORY RESIDENTIAL BLDG. two pipe h.w heating system w/ steel pipe & slant fin baseboard radiation. what would recommended . system pressure & pressure relief valves. two weil-mclain cast iron boilers [1,632,00 btu ] each. conventional closed expansion tank on roof . radiation have self -bleeders.
@ August 20, 2013 9:50 PM in ips gas testTHANX, BOB. Needed another opinion from a fresh pair of eyes. yours was probably as good as it gets. very well thought out & precise. thanks again. bob young
@ August 19, 2013 9:23 PM in ips gas testany new techniques on testing gas malleable fittings other than soap bubbles. any one ever try black swan leak detector ? if so is it worthwhile or are results similiar. for a working pressure of 1/2 " , what is recommended test pressure is test pressure is 3 # . if you pumped line to say 30 # would it affect the integrity of the existing threaded joints. bob nyc lic. plbr.