[Histonet] Venting Part II

Joe Nocito jnocito <@t> satx.rr.com
Tue Mar 28 19:34:49 CST 2006

All the lab water waste is sent to a dilution tank so as not to contaminate 
anything in case of a water pipe breakage, or here in San Antonio when we 
have flash floods, everything mixes with everything..

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patti Loykasek" <ploykasek <@t> phenopath.com>
To: "Joe Nocito" <jnocito <@t> satx.rr.com>; "histonet" 
<histonet <@t> pathology.swmed.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 1:26 PM
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Venting Part II

> Joe - I can truly sympathize with you since we moved into a new building
> about 3 yrs ago & certain contractors issues are still haunting us. Just 
> one
> note - there might be a valid reason for not installing drains at the 
> shower
> - you local regulations may not allow it. We don't have one because the 
> city
> doesn't want any chemical contamination in their drainage system (save the
> salmon!).
> Good luck at your new location, enjoy it.
> Patti Loykasek BS, HTL, QIHC
> PhenoPath Laboratories
> Seattle, WA
>   Okay, as I said in my apology posting, I used "dumb ass" to describe the
>> plumber who did not want to vent the flame cabinets. Please give me an
>> alternative phrase for me to use because I don't understand the following
>> events:
>>   1. what do you call it when you put in a drench shower/eyewash station
>> combo, but don't put in a drain?
>>   2. what do you call it when you leave a 2" pipe open  near the bottom 
>> of the
>> shower/eyewash so that when you test the eyewash station, a rush of water
>> soaks your shoes?
>>   3. what do you call it when you put in a deionized water station, but 
>> don't
>> know what a conductivity light is? So when you ask the plumber "how do 
>> you
>> when to change the tank if there is no light", and the plumber just says 
>> "I
>> don't know"?.
>>   4. what do you call it when you blow a test ball through the drain 
>> system to
>> test the drain system, yet forget to take the test ball out of the drain 
>> and
>> water backs up into your new lab causing a huge flood in the lab? Then 
>> have to
>> call in a competitor to help you fix it.
>>   5. what do you call it when you try to light a gas water heater  for 30
>> minutes, just to be told by some one else that there is no gas meter 
>> hooked up
>> because you forgot to get the meter from the city?
>>   6. what do you call it when you are soldering a pipe and activate the 
>> fire
>> alarm system?
>> I fell like Jeff Foxworthy "You might be a redneck if".
>> Can some one please come up with an alternative phrase other than "dumb 
>> ass"?
>> These events really happened this weekend in my new $1.5 million lab. I 
>> know,
>> it sounds like fiction, but trust me, it's the real thing. So you see my
>> dilemma. And for that one person who I offended in the past, I may be
>> unprofessional in my language and conduct, but I do know MY job.
>> Thanks for listening. In advance, I am sorry for the harsh language once
>> again, but I can't come up with the words to accurately describe this
>> "professional" plumber.
>> Let the flaming begin (I'll just have to get another plumber to help put 
>> out
>> the flames)
>> Joe
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