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Discuss Major Flood In Apartment...DOH! at UK Plumbers Forums; Originally Posted by ShaunCorbs wtf why did you have to call the fire squad, I'm wondering if they have sturdy rubber gloves ? (Last time I looked was looking at ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunCorbs View Post
    wtf why did you have to call the fire squad,
    I'm wondering if they have sturdy rubber gloves ?

    (Last time I looked was looking at hoses , and Jaws of life ! )

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    Fire brigade wtf?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveWannadoGas View Post
    Ive actually done that myself. Some years ago now. The woman told me she had turned the water off outside but she hadnt or she`d got the wrong stoptap. Then the sink taps were the wrong way round, so I thought the mains was down to low pressure, when actually what I was getting through was the hot water that was now running cold. I was trying to change the head on the stopcock in that exact same location and ended up on my side lying in freezing cold water. Fortunately I had the wit to tell the customer to call the fire brigade, who got the stopcock head back on for me. The thing is, the longer you are trying to get the head back in, the colder your hands are getting and soon they are really cold!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunCorbs View Post
    wtf why did you have to call the fire squad,
    who would you call in an emergency, when a job suddenly goes pear-shaped? When the stopcock head that you (I) thought was down to low pressure, turned out to be fully live and you had water spurting out and you realised you couldn`t get the head back on?
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    Well with a leak a plumber??? Am I missing the point here??
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    IMPORTANT: Carbon Monoxide can be produced when ANY fuel is burnt, including oil, gas, wood and coal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveWannadoGas View Post
    who would you call in an emergency, when a job suddenly goes pear-shaped?
    My self or if snapped other side of water board them, get stuck in and it's your own fault

    Does that mean I can call them if I need some free extra labour on a job ?
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    it worked for me.

    I know it sounds mad but i considered it an emergency and i needed to sort it in double quick time, as my hands were getting number and colder by the minute.
    Last edited by SteveWannadoGas; 03-01-2017 at 08:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveWannadoGas View Post
    it worked for me.
    Bet you had a bill from the chief

    But who do you call if you have a sparking connection nasa??
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveWannadoGas View Post
    it worked for me.

    I know it sounds mad but i considered it an emergency and i needed to sort it in double quick time, as my hands were getting number and colder by the minute.
    Take this either way you want

    Leave the plumbing and gas fitting to the pros and re train as a painter and decorator / push the boat out plastering
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveWannadoGas View Post
    who would you call in an emergency, when a job suddenly goes pear-shaped? When the stopcock head that you (I) thought was down to low pressure, turned out to be fully live and you had water spurting out and you realised you couldn`t get the head back on?
    In that situation, certainly not the fire brigade.

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    SteveWannadoGas, what's your background?

    Reason I ask is that I am really struggling with the fact you called the fire brigade to do your job. It's not a case of who you going to call when it all goes breasts up, it's about knowing what you are doing and also having a contingency plan when something does go wrong.

    Oh and by the way the contingency plan isn't dialling 999.
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