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A day in the life of a gas engineer......

Repairs to barrel…. (steel pipe)

Technical Posted on Tue, August 03, 2010 21:12:54

Did this today……. good luck finding anone else who does small barrel repairs…….

Right, first thing is that the bottom rhs pipe is free ended, but bent like a banana, almost an S shape, and its 1″ off the floor. Above goes up to a swan neck, top rhs pipe is also free ended, and again, banana shaped. had to dismantle the whole thing, then replace the tee (was corroded badly) and rebuild. Tricky! Originaly i wanted to repipe in copper…. but its a heavy traffic area… and when i came to do the job I decided copper was out of the question.

In commercial systems, TWO things usualy have to fail

Technical Posted on Tue, August 03, 2010 21:01:18

This is a pumped waste water connection….. blown off. Did anyone notice? hell no. it dug itself a hole back to the septic tank, the cover was bolted down, if it hadnt been, you bet they would notice!

One pipe systems

Technical Posted on Tue, August 03, 2010 20:54:03

boring radiator, right? no, it was a poorly performing rad on a one pipe system, and as you can see its 2 meters from the main run……. I converted it to top and tail, and it runs brilliantly!