The Siren Song of the Wuss

The Siren Song of the Wuss
    Eric Stromer returns to chat with Adam and Ray about being a father amongst rabid parents, pinhole breaks in water pipes, and the time Adam watched as Eric nearly choked to death.

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    Adam and Ray catch up with Eric Stromer, and the guys share stories about rabid parents and Natalia’s ice-skating. They then respond to a video question about crumbling concrete, and Eric tells a funny story about almost choking to death while Adam seemingly just watched. After Just the Tip, the guys take calls about building a patio under a deck, pinhole breaks in water pipes, and a front door that won’t close properly.

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7 Responses to “The Siren Song of the Wuss”

  1. John Anderson
    2014/03/01 at 1:16 pm #

    Just want to say that I really enjoy the show, keep gettin it on!

    This is only like a 25% joke suggestion, but Ray should hop on the probiotics craze with Ray-Dophilus, “the strength of 10 (billion)”, a probiotic blend containing bacteria isolated from Ray.

  2. Andy
    2014/03/01 at 1:46 pm #

    The reason to deburr copper pipe cuts is eliminate turbulence in the water flow. Turbulence can cause accelerated wear inside the pipe.

  3. AARon
    2014/03/01 at 9:10 pm #

    Ray is 100% right that not deburring copper joints can cause pinholes because of turbulence. It can happen on straights also

  4. AARon
    2014/03/01 at 9:15 pm #

    And Ray don’t worry about not having a house. With extra cash your saving from a lower rent payment I’m sure your socking that away and investing it. You don’t need to worry about not building equity, you’ll still get ahead financially with out being tied down. You’ll have liquid assets that won’t go bust from an artificially inflated real estate market

  5. Dave the Plumber
    2014/03/06 at 12:00 pm #

    Hey Guys,

    Pin holes in straight runs is common. It happens in fittings as well. Ray is correct. If you don’t ream pipe, turbidity at fittings causes pin holes and failures. In fact, it is a code issue. I’ve had an inspector make me take apart a random joint in a system to show him that the pipe has been reamed. It can happen within years, not decades. It is sometimes a defective length of pipe or batch of pipe. Salt based and other softeners & filtration systems help avoid this problem. Ray, joining copper and galvanized (dissimilar metals) creates electrolysis, but the problems manifest in galvanized, not the copper.

  6. Aaron
    2014/03/15 at 4:56 am #

    Pinholes are common (at least in Kentucky, maybe the water is extra hard), I’ve had two in my house on straight runs, pipes are 30 years old. Thank god for sharkbites, makes the repair of these pinholes a lot easier.

  7. bob
    2014/03/21 at 6:32 pm #

    the leak in the copper pipe could be caused by a power grounding to the pipe

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