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on Mar 8, 2017

Sure, plumbers do run into hazards. But, they ought to walk a few miles in a pair of Industrial Pipefitter's shoes. They always think that they can hop right into our field. That's not true. I know, the company I worked for once hired a crop of plumbers to join our ranks. They might know the codes but they know diddily when your dealing with hot acid. Or walking the high iron putting out lights & rail stops on crane runways, So we can put up brackets to hang pipe on. Using manlifts, bucket trucks, scaffolds or even the best one a hanging scaffold. They are interesting to work on & the plumbers always pucker up if they have to go out on one, To us ffitters it's just another day in lala land. The plumbers are not to keen on doing furnance either. I don't mean piping up the supplys & the discharges on the outside of the furnance. I mean going inside a pre-heat furnance to weld on skid pipe. The hottest furnance I walked in to to weld up a crack on 6" schedule 160 pipe was 365 degrees. And, I stayed in there for a hour to make the weld. That was a hot bugger, but I got it. And, I was as red as a beet & ready to drop when I came out of it. Being a pipefitter we get all the hazards that plumbers get & then some.

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