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  1. #1
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    What to do if you bring too much pipe to the job

    JUST USE IT ALL!



    Also notice the missing swing joint. Code here says the reg must be 12" above the roof........i guess 12 " above the unit is close too. There are more units like this on the same roof. This is the nicest of them all.

  2. #2
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    Must be trying to keep it away from the squirrels.

    Must see all sorts of crazy things on the roof.

  3. #3
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    just trying to keep regulator above snow level
    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

  4. #4
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    I can't see too well from the pic, but do they have a shutoff upstream and a union downstream of the reg?
    I always pipe up 16-18"; it may seem high, but I've seen very large snowdrifts on several roofs I work on in my area and several frozen regulators that haven't been brought up high enough

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    gotta admit, it would be nice not to have to dig the reg out of the snow just to set the pressure.
    I love my job, but paydays Thursday

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by dandyme View Post
    just trying to keep regulator above snow level

    Yep, we have a lot of issues with those things getting plugged with snow or ice. I've never seen on like that, but I have seen people extend the vent with a piece of copper tubing.

  7. #7
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    LOL nice piping very creative.

  8. #8
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    yeah the right way would be to extend the vent, or at least support the 6 feet of pipe somehow lol. I havent been up to see this myself but i was told that they didnt see a shutoff valve upstream of the reg anywhere close. (theres 50 some RTU's on that roof so you would sure hope they put one in somewhere.)

  9. #9
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    Isn't that so you have a place to hang your coat when you're doing service?

  10. #10
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    Wink

    I Like to lay a little Pipe

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