Toms top tips from than award :-)

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by Copper Dragon, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. G Brown.

    G Brown. New Member

    I popped a ballon once, christ it made me jump.
  2. Copper Dragon

    Copper Dragon New Member

    I popped my load once made me go yer ;)
  3. G Brown.

    G Brown. New Member

    yeah but can you remember your 1st *

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  4. Nirdam

    Nirdam New Member

    Have a relative who tests all his fabricated pipe sections with air. Worked for him for a while.
    He builds road oil tankers.
    When pressurised to about 100 psi we just took them to a water tank, immersed them, marked leaks and re welded.
  5. Nirdam

    Nirdam New Member

    Worked for a fabrication company who makes storage tanks for filling stations also.
    They pressurised the huge tanks with air also.
    Wonder what they would say if this muppet onetap suggested filling it with water?
  6. natrosol

    natrosol New Member

    I,ve typed up three quotes tonight,polished off a bottle of cheap red plonk,come back on here and you lot are still going,cleared some blocked stainless steel pipework last night at work with compressed air (stearic fatty acids back into tank),you should have heard it go, nearly blew the lid off :)
  7. imran_

    imran_ New Member

    Test with air if you want - your PLI won't cover it and the HSE will be all over you if anything does go wrong!

    Blow up a balloon, then either pop it or let it go and watch it fly across the room. Both are rapid releases of energy from a small amount of slightly compressed air. Now multiply by a big factor in your pipework.......

    There's plenty of vids on youtube that show compressed air guns/rockets, etc. Quite a few show objects going through 2 x 18mm ply, so a bit of plasterboard and leg will be no problem ;)
  8. Teuchter

    Teuchter New Member

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with testing with air.

    As long as it passes the test.
  9. imran_

    imran_ New Member

    Well if you're sure its going to pass its pointless testing it in the first place ;)
  10. Teuchter

    Teuchter New Member

    And if it fails you won't be there to tell the tale.
  11. Itandje

    Itandje New Member

    And if it fails you won't be there to tell the tale.

    You need to lay off those Stephen King horror stories.

    Do you do a risk assesment whenever you top up your tyres?
  12. imran_

    imran_ New Member

    1. Tyres are designed to be filled with air and are designed to fail in a non-explosive way (blowout only occurs when the tyre is run over something that creates a massive hole)
    2. Copper and plastic pipes and fittings conforming to EN-1254 are not designed for compressed air

    It is as simple as that!
  13. palavaman

    palavaman Well-Known Member

    here we go again. i'v had a hard day at work & need some amusement, why dont u lot let this drop? onetap has packed his bags. he aint reading this.

    says he'll visit now & again though:^O
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  15. Itandje

    Itandje New Member

    Yeah but if you forget itaps scare tactics you're only talking about 2 0r 3 bar with a footpump. Copper and plastic pipe and fittings would never shatter, and god knows what pressure you'd need to shatter something like a rad valve. The only danger I can see is a flying endcap, so as long as a bit of common sense is used what's the problem? According to soft arze teuchter,it's a deadly exercise if it goes wrong. Perhaps one in a million someone might get hurt. But a woman got killed yesterday walking to work past a grasscutter, it threw up a piece of pipe hidden in the grass, hit her on the head and killed her. Shall we ban lawnmowers?
  16. palavaman

    palavaman Well-Known Member

    no dont ban lawnmowers, just ban grass cutters. its the grass cutter that engineered her demise.
  17. GKU

    GKU New Member

    YAWWWNNN !!!!! :O :O - Seriously guys , this is getting boring beyond comprehension , dear oh dear , oh dear , some of yas needs to read through this whole saga again , its sad , sad , sad , please kill it off , argue the toss about something else thats of no interest for a while , just change the sorry , sad record PLEASE :O :O
  18. spongeblob

    spongeblob New Member

    Fookin hell, your about early this mornin GKU. Are you up on the Seringetti eating grass with all your wildebeest mates. :^O :^O ;)
  19. GKU

    GKU New Member

  20. Dick Puller

    Dick Puller New Member

    I'm with you mate, it's getting boring & Tom aint gonna remove the vid anyway and quite rightly so. I mean lets face it, Tuechter & 1tap are clearly not the full Shilling!!

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