Red pill me on water and sewage utilities work.

Red pill me on water and sewage utilities work.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    did someone call my name

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      All these replies and no kek for Ed? Have a (You) as well as a kek, anon.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Tubes, lots of tubes, some tubes for drinky, some tubes for poo, some for both depending on caste.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      some for drinky
      some for stinky

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's enjoyable enough. I did it for four years.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How many holes flooded by sewage did you have to dig?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Flooded
        Almost never. In 15 years of pipe laying I can't remember any. You see shit and soapy water when you connect a house to the system but that's about all. If they keep shitting your trench, you just cut their temporary water line.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          On a monthly basis how many times did you have to deal with sewage spillage or clogged sewers? Is that the norm or you just happened to work mostly with the water part of utilities?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Never. We either do new street or we do existing street in new. We don't go on call to do repairs. We dig the old pipe and put new one. The worst are old ductile iron water pipe. They often break as we connect to them. Sometime meters away our connection. Sorry for the primitive choice of word. English isn't my first language and I never talk about my job in english.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              It's cool anon English isn't my native language either. If you can share a bit more about the job it would be nice because I'm trying to figure out if it's a trade worth pursuing.
              For those who do on call repairs, they do have to deal with waste daily, no?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Not him but I worked in that field and it was pretty often that I was using shovels and angle grinders and whatnot in a hole full of wastewater. They like to remind you that it's mostly from showers, dishwashers, washing machines, etc and that's true...but there's still shit and piss in there and they love joking about the "brown trout". And even though there are many ways to setup temporary bypasses that will mostly dry out the work area, often the foreman would just want to skip that part to save some time on the job, or it wouldn't work that well and the pipes would leak on the street level and have to be dealt with, or the soil would still be soaked with it and you had to go in anyway. On top of that, the boots (galoshes) they gave me leaked and sometimes it didn't even matter because I was standing in sewage deeper than the boots. Or when you had to cut wet pipes, you could use a face mask, but in reality you couldn't because it would just get covered in shit and you couldn't see anything. They were pretty good at using trench boxes though so I was never worried about being trapped in a collapse, so there's that. Dealing with the ladders that were sinking into the shit soaked mud was never fun though, especially carrying heavy shit up and down.

        But maybe I was just working for a shitty company so I can't speak for the field as a whole.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          forgot to add, working on new construction (not active lines, before the buildings have even been built) wasn't bad and was kinda satisfying and fun actually.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Is there room for growth there or once you're get hired to dig up holes and assist old timers fix leaks and unclog shit pipes you're stuck doing that forever?
          There are a few job offers nearby and I would like to give it a go for the opportunity to learn and work water supply but having to deal with waste every day will not only become really depressing and disgusting but also embarrassing.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah, after about 6 months or so they offered me an apprenticeship as a plumber or something like that, but I didn't take it because I was moving away soon. From what I heard from the guys I worked with who did go that way, it was a hell of a lot better than what I was doing. Much more money, as well. If you decide to try it out, I recommend keeping spare socks in your car.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I pay a monthly bill, the water flows. pretty simple, except for that one time my wife mistook the household cutoff valve for the shutoff to her garden hose and we went without water for half a day until I found the problem.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Where the frick is your household valve located for that to even occur

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        NTA but in the house I grew up in it was literally two feet from the garden hose. I got yelled at a few times a kid for playing with it.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Lots of bolting.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A few years ago I was the RPR on a sewer rehabilitation project across the whole city
    >SSES crew was one older based dude, mid-30s guy who looked exactly like Gary Sinese, younger guy too fat to fit down a manhole, guy who had dropped out of high school and vaped Mountain Dew Code Red flavor all day every day for months
    >older dude had to put on chest waders and a harness and get lowered by Lt Dan and the fat one on a winch into manholes 20 feet deep to set up a floating camera in the sewage flow to video the inside of the pipe. he basically stood in the raw sewage flowing 8 ft/sec and splashing everywhere for an hour at a time trying to keep this camera boat bullshit upright while the other three laughed at him and yelled down the manhole
    >dude got winched up with sewage all over his arms and face and used hand sanitizer and baby wipes to get it off
    >they would start the winch for the camera and George Milton would take off in a Gator UTV racing through the woods and creek beds chasing this camera down the pipes and popping manholes to make sure it hadn't overturned in the flow. honestly pretty badass and made up for the rest of it
    >the camera wasn't closed-circuit so they had to winch it back and review the footage to see if it worked. if it didn't they had to do it all over again. I was out there with them one night until 12:30 AM because they couldn't get the whole run at once
    >the Mountain Dew Code Red guy was absolutely useless
    >they all loved me because I sat out there with them in 100-degree weather and didn't just sit in the truck with the AC blowing all day

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >bypass crews had to set up temporary pipe to pump the sewage through while the main pipes were being rehabbed
      >bypass firm's strategy is just to throw pumps at the problem. would set up as many as 12 trailer-sized pumps around one or two manholes and set up a maze of HDPE pipes heat-welded together to carry pressurized sewer flow on the ground surface
      >literally every single stupid thing happened to these fricking pipes. a drunk driver hit one late one night and broke it, the idiots tried to span a creek 40 feet wide by setting the 60-inch pipe full of sewage on two wood telephone poles laid across the creek which snapped in two the minute flow started and dumped raw sewage in the creek, one guy punched two holes in the pipe with a forklift, they laid it across some dude's driveway and he went out and tried to cut it with a chainsaw and sprayed sewage all over his dumb ass
      >had to be on-call 24 hours a day every time they were pumping, slept in the truck next to pumps that sounded like a jet engine while fuel guy smoked cigarettes while topping the tanks off

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >bypass crews had to set up temporary pipe to pump the sewage through while the main pipes were being rehabbed
      >bypass firm's strategy is just to throw pumps at the problem. would set up as many as 12 trailer-sized pumps around one or two manholes and set up a maze of HDPE pipes heat-welded together to carry pressurized sewer flow on the ground surface
      >literally every single stupid thing happened to these fricking pipes. a drunk driver hit one late one night and broke it, the idiots tried to span a creek 40 feet wide by setting the 60-inch pipe full of sewage on two wood telephone poles laid across the creek which snapped in two the minute flow started and dumped raw sewage in the creek, one guy punched two holes in the pipe with a forklift, they laid it across some dude's driveway and he went out and tried to cut it with a chainsaw and sprayed sewage all over his dumb ass
      >had to be on-call 24 hours a day every time they were pumping, slept in the truck next to pumps that sounded like a jet engine while fuel guy smoked cigarettes while topping the tanks off

      >rehab crews take fabric liners impregnated with resin and blow them through the pipes with steam or hot water, basically creates a second pipe inside the host
      >they build custom liners in the factory and wet them there then put them on reefer trucks and drive 400 miles to the jobsite before installing them. they have 18 hours to do this
      >they hired one new truck driver, dude drives halfway to the job site, pulls over in a truck stop, unhitches (causing reefer to lose power) and drives off without telling anyone. trucking not for him. bye bye $60,000 liner
      >on-site guys and factory guys constantly b***hing at each other. on-site guys set up for one shot, liner for a different pipe shows up, guys have to scramble to tear down equipment and move a mile away before resin cures.
      >on-site guys do a dogshit job of measuring pipe and liner shows up three feet short. on-site guys send two laborers down in pipe to slather on resin, looks like shit, doesn't pass testing, two dudes end up going to the hospital from inhaling fumes
      >get a call at 5:30 AM one morning, subcontractor needed access to creek bottom and manhole, tore through high-viz fence and dumped two truckloads of gravel in a wetland to get a construction entrance through. ends up costing $45,000 in wetland mitigation

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >drives off without telling
        Based not his problem Chad.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Lead and asbestos

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I was a surveyor that did construction layouts and as-builts for sewer/water installations. Gained a real appreciation for pipe layers, they be working in literal shit pits sometimes.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    shit flows downhill and payday is friday

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      and all bosses are buttholes

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      what about protect the mole people

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I worked in water distribution for a few years before getting tired of manual labor and being on call and moving over to water treatment.
    It's pretty cushy here.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My grandmother used to say that 'the world needs ditch diggers too'. Holy frick though, the frickups you meet in the trades. The stories I have been told, the aftermath of 'work' I've seen performed. Just, what the frick. I work in the tech sector. We do a lot of low voltage ethernet runs. Sometimes it is in buildings still going up. I can't count the number I have times I have driven up to a jobsite only to hear that someone got fricking mangled somehow doing dumbshit.

    The worst one was a guy the slipped getting down off a ladder. Literally the last step. He fell backwards and ended up falling in a trench they were getting ready to pour concrete in. He sat on some exposed rebar that was sticking up. You'd think, oh, right up the poop shoot, har har har. Nope. Hit him in the asscheak and shattered his hip. Dude passed out down there and they only found him as the started pouring the concrete. He was unconscious, covered in wet cement, and they had to tear the forms out to get at him. Then they cut the rebar under wet concrete to get him out while leaving the rod in so he wouldn't bleed out. He ended up with burns from the concrete on like 30% of his body and basically can barely walk.

    Then you get the morons who's work you have to fix. Like the very helpful cable TV installer that came out and used our recently run telephone lines as a means of pulling his cable though the underground conduit. After pulling the phone lines out he then filled both ends of the pipe with a can each of expanding foam. He then argued that he thought that the BRAND NEW phone lines in the BRAND NEW unfinished building that had just been put up were old and no longer in use because there weren't connected to the service panel that HADN'T BEEN INSTALLED YET.

    Stay off drugs kids. They can make you too dumb even for the trades.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Every cable company when they see phone lines in service longer than their company has existed

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