When you don't want to go to the store for the right part

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  1. Mar 16, 2019 #1

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    typically. happens every day




    here is a project for you to work on

    make a flange tail piece from a piece of 1 1/2'' chrome tubing pipe

    using only your pliers and a hammer

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    Who soldered that pipe up??? Hopefully not a licensed plumber.
     
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    here is another, cap off a live copper water line

    Using 2 hammers. one as an anvil, the other to beat with
    close off/ smash flat, a copper water line that is LIVE

    then, cut the line, smash the end where you cut, and solder the line closed,

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    not a permanent cap off. for emergency situations
     
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    we do that all the time for temp caps

    stub outs on water lines in a house under construction.

    never never for a permanent cap. but totally acceptable for construction
     
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    For the cost of a cap we used to make them a little longer that normal and then when we cut them off we could use
    them for the next job.
     
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    yep...
    you figure 8-10 1/2'' caps plus 2 -3/4 per house at $10.00 for all
    if you do 30 houses per year. that is saving $300.00
    real money in a tight competitive market
     
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    My favorite found solution, was a fifty caliber lead bullet, pushed into a half inch copper, with the copper crimped into the grease grooves on the bullet with a tubing cutter.
     
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    never thought of that...but can do



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    Man, I want to shoot a 50 Cal again.
     
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    How many have used the bread trick when a valve does not quite shut off ?

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    guilty.. more than once

    how many of you guys have cut plastic with a string?

    here is a nifty little jig , easy to make, changes the direction of the cut from vertical to horizontal
    works real well in a tub box


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