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Working in a commercial space and my guy drilled a hole into the sprinkler pipe! Nice! Water everywhere!

Drilled into the elbow.

Fair simple fix, building wont allow us to fix it. Fairly simple, cut elbow out with section of pipe, install union and attach.

Wtf, i dunno how many G's i'll be billed for this!

Dunno about damages to other spaces and floors yet!




What a great life and year im having. Thanks!
 

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Well I told you to drill those body holes before mounting the sheet! :laughing:

'Minds me of the time I had a guy gun a nail dead-center through a 1/2" copper pipe during a basement remodel. But they allowed me to fix that one right away.

Sounds like you have the job from aitch-ee-double hockey sticks. :shutup:
 

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I had opened up a wall once and ran my king stud tight against a heating elbow. Later I ran a screw through the pipe when attaching the jack. Saw a dribble of water, It pissed like hell when I backed the screw out. Surprising how fast you can find a shut off when these things happen. Plumber made a little money off me, no big deal.

Real kicker was a few days later, when I was installing the door frame :blink:. Called a different plumber this time. No way I was going to tell the first guy I did the same thing again.
 

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I had opened up a wall once and ran my king stud tight against a heating elbow. Later I ran a screw through the pipe when attaching the jack. Saw a dribble of water, It pissed like hell when I backed the screw out. Surprising how fast you can find a shut off when these things happen. Plumber made a little money off me, no big deal.

Real kicker was a few days later, when I was installing the door frame :blink:. Called a different plumber this time. No way I was going to tell the first guy I did the same thing again.
hey maybe you and the plumber can work out a deal, you keep screwing up pipes, maybe he can jack up a door :laughing:
 

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If there is a pipe or wire somewhere, GUARANTEED my screw gun or sawzall will get it. Working for my old company, I was running a first rate remodeling project in one of the most prominent Park Ave hotels here in NYC. There was a C.O. on ceiling framing so I took the sawzall to it, slicing through sheathing and framing. There was a HUGE commotion in the whole building, ALL THE PHONES ON THAT SIDE OF THE BUILDING FAILED along with other telecomm stuff. I'm sure you can imagine what people paying $1500 to 10,000 per night for their rooms were saying. It was a union job, so of course the fix was expensive, but the project manager in our company buried it in paper work so the owner of the company never found out. They still made 15% profit !!!!!!
 

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I put an air brad nail right in a 1/2" cooper pipe, Cut electrical wire that was just inside the top corner of the RO of a door.

Fortunately both were fairly easy/cheap to fix
 

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We missed a nail shield and ended up putting a drywall screw in an ABS drain one time. When the washer started being used the vibration caused it to back out a little bit and it started leaking. This was after the project was finished. Fortunately we were able to match the texture and color so well no one could tell the drywall had been cut and patched.
 

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Used to see this a lot when i was a plumber in UK. I have seen as much as 30+ nails in heating system pipes that wernt detected until after all the nails corroded. Not stop call outs to the same house thanks to some chippie and his bad nailing skills. Sparkys who drill through bottom wall plates and hit pipes and don't tell you are also nice jobs to repair. But hey were not all perfect i have put many a screw through a system pipe when laying the floor back down but 99% of ther time i knew i done it right as i put the screw in.
 

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Awhile back, the company I was working for was rehabbing a supermarket and someone knocked off a sprinkler head with a scissor-lift; you wouldn't believe the amount of water until the fire-main got shutoff.
 

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Don't that sprink water smell to? :laughing:

Here in Connecticut the plumber must have an additional (F) license to install/repair sprinks.
 

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What kind of pipe do they use for sprinklers? Everything around here is heavy gauge cast iron. That would take some effort to drill through!
 

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Zap!

13 years ago I sawzalled my way through the main service of a house i was working on. I was cutting a opening from the "new" laundry room to the garage and POWIE, ZAP, everything went dark and I welded the blade to the wire in the wall...

My electrician gave me s**t for a year after that one. Cost me about $800, and some ribbing from EVERYBODY.

Who knows why it was there but nobody knew, including me...:shutup:
 

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My plumber told me about a leak from a nail he fixed in copper pipe on 20-25 year old home. The catch is that the nail penetrated the pipe during original construction.
 

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What kind of pipe do they use for sprinklers? Everything around here is heavy gauge cast iron. That would take some effort to drill through!
On all the commercial work I've been involved with, the main trunks are victaulic pipe/fittings, (which is relatively thin walled) with black iron drops, that would take a lot of effort to drill through.
http://www.victaulic.com/content/fprotection.htm
 

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maybe I screwed up by not putting a warning sign on a washer and dryer valve assembly I installed one time. The homeowner, while I was gone said "whats this?", turned the valve on, blasted himself right in the belly. :laughing::laughing:
 

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too bad you didn't have a thread tap to finish tapping the hole that was drilled, then put a bolt in it :clap::laughing:
lol dude are you serious.. after it was shut off.. Thats Exactly what we did. Dried out, drilled out , tap, epoxy on the bolt. lol

But the building called their own sprinkler company. Under 2 hours, 1 sprinkler head, 1 vituallic clamp, 2 nipples, 12" piece threaded pipe, and a so i heard a a $900 dollar BILL :eek::eek: I havent received it yet though!
 

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lol dude are you serious.. after it was shut off.. Thats Exactly what we did. Dried out, drilled out , tap, epoxy on the bolt. lol

But the building called their own sprinkler company. Under 2 hours, 1 sprinkler head, 1 vituallic clamp, 2 nipples, 12" piece threaded pipe, and a so i heard a a $900 dollar BILL :eek::eek: I havent received it yet though!
Hey, what did you expect? Those union plumbers don't work for nothing. :laughing:
 
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