RE: [Histonet] Venting Part II

From:"Ford Royer"

I responded off list to this originally but I will add one comment to the
list.  Another reason that drains are not provided for emergency showers is
that they (the shower and the drain) are not used on a regular basis...
sometime never used in the life of the building.  There is a danger that if
the drains dry out that deadly sewer gas could back up into the room.  This
is true even with "waterless" trap drains.

~ Ford

Ford M. Royer, MT(ASCP)
Minnesota Medical Specialists, Inc.
7177 Madison Ave. W.
Golden Valley, MN 55427-3601
763-542-8725  phone
888-790-9686  toll free
763-546-4830  fax

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Smith, Allen
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 3:33 PM
To: Patti Loykasek
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Venting Part II

The city isn't thinking very hard.  1/2 inch of water over the floor is
going to be mopped up into a bucket.  Guess where the bucket will be
emptied?  Emergency procedures are not the same as routine procedures.

Allen A. Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Anatomy
Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences
    Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Miami Shores, Florida  33161

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Patti
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 1:27 PM
To: Joe Nocito; histonet
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
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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> These events really happened this weekend in my new $1.5 million lab. I
> 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
> the flames)
> Joe
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