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What is Plumbing like

what is plumbing like exactly, i've done plumbing before but i want to know more.

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Hey, Carter. Full disclosure...I work in financial aid. But my best friend in junior high was the son of a plumber. He eventually practiced with his dad and took over the family business.

I hate to say it, but find out about the union, if there is a local for you. My limited knowledge taught me there was an apprenticeship system. Ask your folks if they have a plumber they call when...stuff hits the fan. (Well, not the fan...that bleeds to electrical...) Pretty sure they'll be willing to talk to you or possibly bring you into the fold. I mean no disrespect to the men and women who are plumbers...but I majored in accounting - yet I have managed to self-repair two sinks and drains in the last year. The beauty of it though - most people don't want to get their hands that dirty. (And while there is not a pool of water on the floor, I question my craftsmanship.) Money isn't everything, but my friend from school makes twice what I do. It is hard work, but you get to help people and do problem-solving.

Your profile says you live in Vermont...if nothing else, write or send a tweet to Mr. Tom Bodett...and I don't say that as a joke. Have never met him in person, but as a former theatre-person...and a fan of his...I would be shocked if he did not reply in some form or give you some advice. He kind of is "America's Dad." (I have no association with him...but I have driven through Vermont.) It can't hurt to ask...

If you do get to talk to a professional plumber...you said you've done it before...be specific about what jobs you did. I earned points from my family's handyman for owning a basin/cabinet wrench...

The sooner the better for you to ask questions...you got this!
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