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drain cleaning, water jetting ,snaking, hydro pneumatic, jobbing, alterations, expert witness, hydronics, formulas, codes,video inspection and locating


Disabled American Veterian, NRA, JWV, NFPA, NAPHCC, NBBI


Newsweek, Plumbing mechanical, domestic engineer, several new papers, cleaner publication


7/13/65- 7/18/68 United State Navy Boiler Tender/Rigger (17 -21 years old)
1969 - Joined plumbers local Union # 2 for year apprenticeship (1969-1974) (10,000 hours training)

Received 5 certificates of completion (1 for each of the 5 years)code,theory,welding,blue print drawing/reading gas piping systems, water supply. drainage (all types)

Passed Federal testing for Stationary Engineer to work on Air conditioning plants and high pressure steam 125# and Electrical services up to 440 V

1981 - Passed an American Society of Mechanical Engineers course of low pressure Boiler and unfired pressure Vessel inspector as given by Oklahoma University (Federal Boiler inspector and unfired pressure vessel inspector) for the US government

1982 - received my Master plumbers License. Continued taking technical course like roofing inspection and several courses on welding from Nassau Research.

1983 - started my own business doing plumbing, hydronic heating,gasfitting,drain cleaning and low pressure boiler inspections.
Bought out another plumbing/heating company and started another company doing high rise fire suppression systems and pump installations and large boilers continuing my repair business and alterations. Doing commercial, residential, institutional and industrial work.

Going to other area's and taking several more master plumbers licenses and doing roof drain installations (specialization). Continued taking courses and receiving more diplomas in heating and Fire suppression training. As a New York Master Plumber. I am Licensed and Certified do all aspects of "Gas fitting" "drainage" and "plumbing".

1986 - Received my master fire suppression piping contractors license.

During my free time LOL (laugh out loud) I was an Auxiliary police officer for the city of NY going on patrol and taking several police emergency courses and passed my Sergeants test.

For the US Postal Service I gave welding safety classes and instructed the safety department how to find cross connections of the potable water systems and did numerous asbestos abatement inspections.

I worked as a Safety inspector for the plant Manager of Manhattan and as a certified unfired pressure vessel and low pressure boiler inspector for the North Regional office.

I worked on writing plumbing codes and fire safety.

For the General Services administration I was certified for plumbing and roofing.At the Federal building in Manhattan I was in charge of the operation of the plant including the elevators. I continue to take courses relating to my profession as this is a never ending education.

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NYC police department, US Navy,

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2015-02-07 Culvert blocked:

You need a Water Jetter not a pressure washer and if possible  start at the lowest point with the  the nozzle facing upstream  to allow the mud to flow out as the laser  nozzle penetrates the  mud    In

2012-10-01 Gutters and Downspouts:

I am glad these folks (first Texas) do not sell cars as I can see it now     "We had no idea you expected an engine with a new car"     Thank you for the heads up as  I don't think I will be looking in

2010-08-05 sch 80 pvc pipe 4":

I have seen lots of materials collapse do to poor installations or failure to  have a vacuum breaker installed.    Many times a tank failure  because of  collapsing if it located high above  a drain and

2010-07-05 drain cleaning:

Water jetting is using a machine either electric / gas or diesel that increases the pressure to scour lines clean.    Sort of like a pressure washer but using special nozzles that are used for various

2010-07-05 drain cleaning:

There is no best method in sewer or drain cleaning, storm drain cleaning.    Normally for hard stoppages such as roots / rags compacted mud one would use a cable machine (snake) for soft stoppages such


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