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on Feb 15, 2017

You plumber's ought to be happy you only work with small stuff. As a industrial pipefitter it wasn't uncommon for us to work on frozen & broke 14" pipe in the dead of winter. I'll take a little 2" copper frozen tubing job anytime. A 14" line put's out major water. The line or the valve I pulled out & replaced for awhile broke about every 12 hours because someone would shut off a freeze line.I was working a lot of OT because when some people see water running they go & shut the valve off. We usually installed freeze lines with the big stuff & turn them on in the winter time to keep the big lines from freezing. As long as water is running it won't freeze. You can't tell people nothing, they know what they know. They see a small line running they go & shut off. End result a bigger line breaks. It got so bad for us that we finally drilled a 1/8" diameter hole into the gate of the valve. So you couldn't shut it off.

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