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Old 09-18-2008, 07:08 PM   #1
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:37 PM   #2
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New-fangled copper crack pipe????? Whats the deal???

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looks like he is trying to do some plumbing???
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looks like he is trying to do some plumbing???
I was trying to NOT stir the Us vs (thanks nh for the "term") Them controversy!!
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i think it has something to do with that sawzall blade top right
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Ok after closer investigation of the picture

he was trying to run a new pex water line to the house
realize how soft it was and tried to sleeve it with the pvc pipe
hit a rock and drilled through it with the drill bit large enough for the pex pipe, but not the pvc sleeve, gave up and started to run copper instead. got all the way to the house and realized he need a plumber for the inspection, has no water now and his wife is mad.

If only he had called Mike up before he started
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He DID use a pipe cutter, or at least attempted to use a pipe cutter, then changed his measurements.....Once or twice....
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I'd say driving a grounding rod and couldn't get the last couple inches in cut it a little. If thats the case, that shouldn't hurt. I know a guy that did that once


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I'd say driving a grounding rod and couldn't get the last couple inches in cut it a little. If thats the case, that shouldn't hurt. I know a guy that did that once


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No sledge hammer in the picture and the copper looks hollow
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lock-nut looks nice
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No sledge hammer in the picture and the copper looks hollow
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Not since 1975 when I discovered power tools.





Heh heh....the "copper" does look hollow though
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I swear the end towards the camera looks solid with saw marks on it


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thats an all out blasphemy aginst the nec. now go to your room and think about what youve done
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i bet you put the ground down too huh
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Ok...for the non electricians.

We are required to drive a couple of 8' ground rods in lieu of a ufer ground in the buildings footings. This is necessary in remodel/service change situations.

In some areas, 8' is no big thing. In my area it is OFTEN a serious task. We use a 35 pound demo hammer with an attachment that slips over the solid steel, copper clad ground rod. Even in tough conditions it usually makes short work of it...less than 2 minutes drive time.

In THIS case, it went right thru the asphalt and down to 7' 8" .....then stopped dead. It was in a driveway area so I couldn't leave it sticking up or just pile dirt on it, so .............
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Ok...for the non electricians.

We are required to drive a couple of 8' ground rods in lieu of a ufer ground in the buildings footings. This is necessary in remodel/service change situations.

In some areas, 8' is no big thing. In my area it is OFTEN a serious task. We use a 35 pound demo hammer with an attachment that slips over the solid steel, copper clad ground rod. Even in tough conditions it usually makes short work of it...less than 2 minutes drive time.

In THIS case, it went right thru the asphalt and down to 7' 8" .....then stopped dead. It was in a driveway area so I couldn't leave it sticking up or just pile dirt on it, so .............

No big secret my electrician has had to do that on several occasions. Sometimes he drives a couple and says 2 (4's) equal an 8
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just crackin on ya a little bit ive seen them go 2' and hit bedrock.
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Do you happen to have the email address for the electrical inspector in that jurisdiction, I wanted to ask him an unrelated question about something completely different. And if you have any more pictures of that could you post them.



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