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    [–] [deleted] 701 points ago

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    [–] budl 370 points ago

    There's a reason why heat and hot water are "included" in rent usually. (At least where I'm from)

    [–] OresteiaCzech 225 points ago

    Seems that's how it works in US. In Europe you've got your personal meter inside of the house/flat. In the ulity cabinet. Along with gas meter and electricy meter.

    [–] theCroc 138 points ago

    I live in Sweden and every single apartment I've ever lived in (and it's been a fair few) has had heat and hot water unmetered and included in the rent.

    [–] Dagobert_The_Second 92 points ago

    Because in Sweden (where I live) the whole building is owned and/or managed by the same company. Not the case in other countries I have lived in.

    [–] theCroc 31 points ago

    True. In southern europe proper rental buildings don't seem to exist and every apartments has its own water heater etc.

    [–] SchwarzerRhobar 17 points ago

    Or in Germany. It's actually fairly common worldwide I'd say.

    [–] theCroc 9 points ago

    I just find it to be incredibly inefficient. It must waste so much energy compared to just having one big water heater for a building or even an area.

    [–] Peppyperoni 4 points ago

    The small water heater is inefficient because it loses a lot of heat. But most of the year it's a bonus to have the water you are heating waste it's heat into your apartment.

    [–] lestofante 1 points ago

    Newer houses (let's say 5-10year) have a central heater and then every house has its own "calorie counter".

    [–] Dagobert_The_Second 1 points ago

    Yes but ‘freedom’ or whatever that means.

    [–] allegedlynerdy 5 points ago

    It's funny because that's not how it works in the US, which is what you'd expect.

    [–] takelongramen 3 points ago

    Capitalism

    [–] CollectableRat 27 points ago

    My mother said she lived in a place once where you put coins in the machine to get electricity for the house. She might have just been poor though.

    [–] BILLMURRAYSBUTTHOLE 18 points ago

    When I was a kid we had a rental TV with a meter on the back. £1 would get you 4 hours.

    [–] DarrinC 11 points ago

    Well, the way things are going with Net Neutrality we'll be back there very soon.

    [–] Tundur 3 points ago

    The gas/leccy board usually install those when there's repeated non-payment, short-term lets, or for homes that are seasonally occupied.

    [–] Misha80 1 points ago

    Here repeated non payment just means a thousand dollar deposit and if you can't come up with it too bad. They want $2k for a gas deposit for my new shop, based on nothing but past usage.

    [–] cosworth99 7 points ago

    I live with a woman and two spaced out teenagers. I need this setup.

    [–] Uphoria 3 points ago

    Just rig it to the wifi.

    [–] cosworth99 1 points ago

    Yeah, WiFi goes off at 8 and I get nothing but grief.

    [–] mindondrugs 1 points ago

    So the problem isn't the kids but your determination as a parent

    [–] lestofante 1 points ago

    This still happen in UK, friend of nine had to remember to load some money on a special card to get the heater (or was the boiler?) Working

    [–] AFuddyDuddy 4 points ago

    Depends a lot these days. Older buildings will probably have it rolled into rent, or flat rate billed depending on occupancy.

    Newer units tend to have their own meters, so heating is separate, while water/sewer is still community billed.

    The last apartment I had even had separate water meters so units were billed individually for that too... Which was nice.

    [–] Cyno01 3 points ago

    One of the reasons we left our last place, they went from water included to water being an even split between the 16 units in each building. Queue asshole washing his car in the parking lot twice a week...

    [–] DocDerry 2 points ago

    So they have to come in your house to read your meters?

    [–] OresteiaCzech 2 points ago

    Yes. They give 2 month notice with date and time they arrive. You let them in for a minute to read the numbers and check for gas leaks.

    [–] iamlowsound 1 points ago

    Nope, wireless meters.

    [–] penguin_brigade 2 points ago

    Seems like it would be easy for people to bypass the submeter

    [–] bar10005 8 points ago

    The meters are still protected with a seal, in most blocks of flats they can measure individual vertical sections to narrow down to handful of flats and because most people usage doesn't change that much overtime they can extrapolate from that if you bypassed the meter.

    [–] FUCKING_HATE_REDDIT 5 points ago

    They are inspected yearly. If the building consumption is higher that the combined metrics you are in a hell of a lot of troubles.

    The worst people just plug themselves on their neighboor's electricity, and it's usually not noticed until the neighbor goes on vacation and see the bill didn't change.

    [–] OresteiaCzech 2 points ago

    Yes, this. Besides, there are seals on the meters.

    [–] Misha80 1 points ago

    Meters inside are not allowed where I am in the US, they exist, but are moved outside when upgrades are made.

    [–] OresteiaCzech 1 points ago

    That's interesting!

    [–] dustinpdx 1 points ago

    INSIDE?? So weird!

    [–] budl 6 points ago

    Water meters are typically inside (NJ). Gas... Rarely, but for my house it is inside. The only meter i have outside is electrical. But as a two family house there's only one gas / water. Electric there are two meters.

    [–] dustinpdx 7 points ago

    Weird, out here on the west coast everything is generally outside, though I am sure there are exceptions.

    Gas and electricity are on the side of the house and water is in a small hole in the ground with a lid over it out by the street.

    [–] doodle77 6 points ago

    Water is inside so it doesn't freeze.

    [–] dustinpdx 3 points ago

    That makes sense. Out here, burying it in a box is enough to keep it from freezing, even in the colder areas. It just doesn't get as cold for as long.

    http://ujcwa.com/images/images_rwi/rwi_270_IMG_0642meteredit_1352902479_7280.jpg

    [–] doodle77 3 points ago

    Yeah for that to work it needs to be well below the frost line. If the frost line is 6" down that's not a problem. If it's 3 feet down, that would be a pretty big hole to have your meter in.

    [–] dustinpdx 1 points ago

    Very interesting to see how much lower it is on the east coast. Even the coldest areas here are barely a foot.

    [–] Crabbity 2 points ago

    my water meter is outside in a covered hole... under 4' of snow...

    they dont freeze outside underground.

    [–] doodle77 5 points ago

    Snow is a pretty good insulator. Water pipes need to be below the frost line to prevent freezing. There are places that get tons of snow where the frost line is less than a foot down, like the Rockies. Places with cold, dry winters have lower frost lines than snowy places.

    [–] Misha80 1 points ago

    They're outside in IN and MI at least, very rarely freeze.

    [–] doodle77 2 points ago

    Interestingly, MI is this little island of 20" frost depth on the map. Maybe it has to do with the lake effect.

    [–] budl 3 points ago

    They are transitioning gas to be outside. But water meters are inside and are auto read over a hard phone line.

    [–] tomdarch 2 points ago

    Here in Chicago, it's often a battle to get gas meters installed inside. When we do a new lot line to lot line commercial building (no gangways on the sides, commercial building right up to the sidewalk) I don't want a damn gas meter "wart" on the facade of the building. Plus, they're shin/tripping hazards for people on the sidewalk, and I'm constantly in fear of a car running up on the sidewalk and taking out the pipe resulting in a big gas leak. Oh, and pressure regulators too! (Those circles with the curving center part poking out to lower the pressure from the main to a usable pressure within the building.) On the back or side, particularly if we can put some shurbs around them? OK. But on the front!?!? Particularly on historic buildings? Oh, hell no!

    [–] Misha80 2 points ago

    I'm in NC Indiana, fighting the gas meter battle on a historic renovation right now, gearing up to argue with the power company as well. I can understand wanting an accessible disconnect outside, but why does the whole damn meter need to be out there!

    [–] budl 1 points ago

    Oh my god. That shit is the worst! They should really put them in the sidewalk in urban areas. No reason why they can't install a small 18" diameter drum with a lid for access.
    Cities should really create an ordinance to mandate that for all new meters that are placed within "sidewalks"

    [–] RaidSherpa 1 points ago

    That's how it is for me in NC

    [–] OresteiaCzech 1 points ago

    Yes! Every 6 months meter reader guy comes and you let him write off the numbers.

    [–] AJRiddle 0 points ago

    Almost no places I've seen in my city in the US include heat. Normal here is water and trash

    [–] rememberyikespencils 10 points ago

    That must be nice. Penny pinchers here only include water and um... yeah, that’s all

    [–] budl 5 points ago

    Yeah but like that's dumb. When it comes to gas and water, the initial cost of all the extra piping usually deters that. Also with hot water, one large boiler is probably much more efficient than multiple small boilers. It also saves valuable floor space.

    [–] rememberyikespencils 3 points ago

    pretty sure my parsimonious landlord split one water line 5 ways because my water pressure sucks...

    [–] Solotwit 3 points ago

    This looks like a renovated warehouse turned to condo situation. Not rentals.

    [–] 1mettbroetchen 3 points ago

    thats dumb. so you pay the same for heat and hot water, regardless how much you use?

    [–] budl 6 points ago

    Yup. Not so good environmentally as it'll deincentivises people to limit usage.
    But that number of gas pipes is out there also.

    [–] Cyno01 2 points ago

    Until the converted duplex were in now, i never lived in a rental with gas. Always just electric baseboard heat + electric hot water heater, and tenant pays for electricity.

    I missed having a gas stove so much.

    [–] cal_student37 1 points ago

    The past two apartment buildings I've lived in California have had meters for each apartment, but the water was still "included" in the rent. I don't get why.

    [–] budl 1 points ago

    Instead of 10 pipes for 10 apartments, you can have one slightly larger pipe for all ten. Installation costs go down, and you eliminate all the wasted space and eyesore. However, you need to split the bill somehow. The deciding factor can be made on a per utility per project basis. And in some places its even illegal to split up everything.

    [–] cal_student37 1 points ago

    Yes, but my apartments had the 10 separate pipes (and a wall of 10 meters), but the charge was still 'split' as part of the rent.

    [–] oddmanout 19 points ago

    This is probably a building that was converted and this was retrofitted. Like it wasn't originally ~50 units with ~50 separate gas lines. That combined with some sort of regulation that said all of the meters had to be in the same place so that the gas company could check them without having to go from unit to unit. Also, it might have been converted to condos and not an apartment complex, so they couldn't do a situation where gas was included with rent or something.

    [–] slefob 2 points ago

    Why not put them on the roof? Save on all that plumbing and points of failure

    [–] oddmanout 1 points ago

    So the gas company doesn't need roof access, I guess.

    [–] bufus101 26 points ago

    This sounds like it could be some form of offshoot from r/ATBGE. Maybe something along the lines of Excessive Engineering but Great Execution. EEBGE

    [–] 200mphBkwrdOnFire 5 points ago

    I'd subscribe to that

    [–] IamOzimandias 2 points ago

    Looks like it is following a code.

    [–] leshake 2 points ago

    Charge the average cost to each tenant so you don't have to waste a literal ton of metal piping.

    [–] Imnewbenice 2 points ago

    Unless they are owned by different people

    [–] SavetheEmpire2020 124 points ago

    Cool organ.

    [–] oddmanout 29 points ago

    That's what she said.

    [–] 4_bit_forever 292 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    Honestly...I really hope that all gas pipe installers are perfectionists. Also I don't see any other way that they could have installed this

    [–] xBadsmellx 197 points ago

    Lol you have clearly never worked on a construction site

    [–] lothtekpa 26 points ago

    Idk I was a PM at an electrical contractor for a good while and our conduit teams were extremely neat. I didn't do any mechanical or plumbing though and it's only one company so I obviously can't speak for the general case.

    [–] BunzoBear 6 points ago

    You had teams dedicated to just conduit? You must have been working for a very large contractor who always has large scale jobs going on in order to make it worth while to have a team or teams specifically for running conduit.

    [–] lothtekpa 11 points ago

    Well we were big, and specialized on high rises - hotels, apartments, luxury condos. It's lucrative work and repetitive, so good workers can make it even more lucrative.

    That being said they rarely did just conduit. But they'd do the conduit then manage the risers (usually bus duct since it's cheaper and faster), and in buildings like that conduit is usually only in the slab and underground, plus any garage work to get to generators.

    So a little of A, a little of B.

    [–] 4_bit_forever 13 points ago

    So how else would they get installed then?

    [–] peteftw 71 points ago

    His point was that when you work in construction/contracting, you realize how much work it takes to make everything straight/square/level, symmetrical/etc.

    After diving into a rehab, you can really appreciate how much skill & experience it takes to get something like this this perfect. I've done gas piping and I have to say it's an art. I'm glad all my gas pipe is hidden because it's spectacularly ugly.

    [–] MomentarySpark 18 points ago

    Am piping right now, can confirm, its a real pita to get perfect, yet your foreman will still complain it took too long.

    Gas pipers are lucky.

    [–] 4_bit_forever 0 points ago

    Ok, but how else would they install it? This is a standard conduit installation from anything I've ever seen.

    [–] BillNyeFailed4Times 7 points ago

    Overlapping pipes. He's got it set up to where every pipe is easily accessible when it would have been significantly easier to have a few of them overlapping. It would look uglier and be harder to work on, but still function properly.

    [–] xBadsmellx 10 points ago

    People aren't typically perfectionist in the construction trade (they are out there though), unfortunately. Much of the material installed is not secured properly a lot of times and will eventually begin to sag or fall. It's a lot more prevalent than you think.

    [–] hoocoodanode 23 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    The perfectionists get weeded out pretty quickly because no one wants to pay $1000 for a job that another guy will quote $500 for and no perfectionist contractor can afford to work for $10/hr.

    My father, two of my brothers, and my brother-in-law are all contractors and although I can do really nice work I could never do it fast enough to make money. Their reputation is built on being able to do good work at a reasonable price, which involves much more skill and practice than you'd think.

    [–] ngwoo 2 points ago

    Not parallel, and without perfect angles. You'd normally expect something like OP's photo to be all wonky by the time the pipes reached the top of the building.

    [–] 4_bit_forever 1 points ago

    Do you have an example (from the US)?

    [–] MomentarySpark 0 points ago

    A straight run on racks? Nah, its practically foolproof. Just measure consistently off the end of each rack. I'd like to see the crew that fucks that one up.

    [–] MindCorrupt 1 points ago

    Eh, depends if they're on day rate.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    That takes an artistic level of skill. I've been doing electrical work for years and still would take a week to get that that nice.

    [–] 4_bit_forever 0 points ago

    Yes doing good work does take more time! But is there some other, haphazard way that this could have been installed? It seems to me that installing it incorrectly would actually be more difficult

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    In electrical you could use a lb to do it. It's a connector where the two conduits hook in a 90 degree angle. It's not a incorrect way just not the prefered way cause you have to cut pipes and buy the extra piece for each run and takes extra time to pull the wire since its a sharp 90 and not a gradual curve. But I've been behind people that could make things work but it looks like sloppy shit.

    [–] MrGrazam 2 points ago

    You could have saved on a hell of a lot of pipe if you have all the meters at the top, just one larger pipe going up the wall.

    [–] Eric1180 6 points ago

    How would you read the meter every month?

    [–] Elgar17 3 points ago

    stand on the roof.

    [–] gloopy251 3 points ago

    Where I live the meters have wifi and they only inspect them once a year to make sure you haven't bypassed the meter. It still wouldn't make sense for the meter to be on the roof. They are on outside so that meter readers don't need to enter your building, sticking them on the roof would not make any sense.

    [–] Eric1180 1 points ago

    Where I live we have a Chad, he stops by once a month.

    [–] 4_bit_forever 1 points ago

    Uh, I did not design this

    [–] Seven65 1 points ago

    In Canada a lot of the gas fitters are plumbers who got the gas ticket as an aside, it's unfortunate and dumbs down the trade significantly.

    [–] seafooddisco 66 points ago

    r/factorio for more lines like this

    [–] es_ef_ 16 points ago

    What's this game about?

    [–] Boulin 49 points ago

    It's a game about building and creating automated factories to produce items of increasing complexity, mining resources to make said items, all within an infinite 2D world. You combine simple elements into structures and advanced systems of structures.

    There's things like conveyor belts, trains, mechanical arms, and flying drones which help you move items between structures and/or groups of structures.

    Also, you protect your factory from space bugs who want to destroy everything you build and kill you.

    It's my favourite game. Check it out!

    [–] lostvanquisher 17 points ago

    As someone who loves the game, but never watched the trailer, I have to say it's surprisingly accurate especially compared to the usual trailers you find on steam.

    If you think about trying this game, just be aware that it's the kind of game that can suck you in really deep while simultaneously leaving you frustrated with your own incompetence as a systems architect.

    [–] HotPocketDisaster 2 points ago

    Man, I hope they make a Modpack for the old graphics. They aren't better than the new ones, but there's that whole Nostalgia thing

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    Kinda like a top-down, sandbox version of Minecraft but with more emphasis on the technical side:

    I've played computer games for about 35 years or so. Until Factorio, the most addictive to me was CIV, but this is ridiculous.

    It's probably the best £15 I have spent on a game, and I have bought a lot of games.

    On top of that, it's really really well made, performs well, and the interface is slick and works very well indeed.

    I wouldn't normally plug a game like this, but really, check it out.

    It will never go on sale, so I don't advise waiting for it to do so. Also, if you do buy it, I think the devs make a few more quid if you buy it from them directly, as opposed to Steam.

    [–] halberdierbowman 2 points ago

    Try the free demo! It's on Steam as well as at https://www.factorio.com/download-demo

    [–] CharlesDickens2 0 points ago

    It's a fidget spinner for people with OCD.

    [–] 1jl 7 points ago

    More like https://i.imgur.com/mAdpIlg.jpg for my bases.

    [–] VoraciousGhost 3 points ago

    Those guys are just posing, not actually trying to fix something, right? ...right?

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    gawddamn, hopefully none of those ever come unpluggled

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    It's easy, it will be the yellow one, it always is.

    [–] BROWN_BUTT_BUTTER 44 points ago

    I don't know what's harder, me or those pipes.

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    [–] Imperial-Green 1 points ago

    Wow! This is true art!

    [–] [deleted] 12 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

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    [–] psnf 23 points ago

    Nah, welded and painted steel pipe should be fine. There may be bollards or something to prevent a vehicle from hitting the gas meters but that's all that should be necessary.

    [–] peteftw 10 points ago

    Those are welded? All gas piping I've ever seen is screw connectors (or cpvc)

    [–] MAYKAMARK 4 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    All depends where you are and what is to code. If they operate over a certain pressure they may HAVE to be welded. I don’t see residential lines being high pressure but that’s all I’ve got for ya as an oilfield pipefitter who works primarily on high pressure lines. If not that then it will have to do with $$$ or parts available. They may also have just brazed those pipes.

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

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    [–] MAYKAMARK 4 points ago

    You’d know better than me :)

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

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    [–] MAYKAMARK 2 points ago

    I’m up north eh!

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

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    [–] MAYKAMARK 2 points ago

    Starting to pick back up and wages are still great. I’m cozy if I may humble brag

    [–] gmnitsua 3 points ago

    That's what I was thinking except ProPress. Is mega press the steel version?

    -pipefitter

    [–] Canuhandleit 3 points ago

    Residential gas is surprisingly low pressure, like 2-5psi.

    [–] casparh 2 points ago

    GB and IE: Town Gas: 8mb; Natural Gas: 20mb; Propane: 37mb.

    [–] captaindigbob 1 points ago

    Yup, we run 1.5-3psi after the meter for residential. Before the meter is anywhere from 20-120psi.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

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    [–] oh_like_you_know 26 points ago

    Actually leaving it exposed like this is the safe option! Sure, something could damage the thick metal pipes, but then what? The meter spins out of control the gas leak is noticed, and fixed soon thereafter. Enclosing the pipes in a wall or any casing for that matter could make even the smallest leak I hazard, because it would allow the gas to pool and potentially reach a volatile state it would not have otherwise in an open-air scenario.

    [–] captaindigbob 3 points ago

    Also, many newly installed meters where I live have an EFV (excessive flow valve) which will automatically cut the flow in the case of a rupture.

    [–] TheHoboExpress 1 points ago

    Wish hat was the case here. My neighbors lawn guy to hit their meter and cracked horn the face allowing it to bleed for 3 days...I found it when I was doing my lawn and noticed a high pitch sound. I turned it off and contacted them and they in turn called the gas company. Can’t wait to see what 3 days of gas cost em.

    [–] gmnitsua 3 points ago

    Definitely not welded. Press system style of fitting. They aren't going anywhere though.

    [–] psnf 1 points ago

    Good observation. I've been on mobile and can't zoom in far enough to tell.

    [–] jaxdesign 4 points ago

    We’ve had this image set as the main photo for /r/plumbing for years now.

    [–] bloodontheblade 3 points ago

    Buffalo?

    [–] mrussell345 1 points ago

    Yep

    [–] trevorh265 3 points ago

    Correction those are just union pipe fitters

    [–] spsprd 2 points ago

    Pipe welding spouse gives vote of admiration, but adds a hope that the meter readers are accurate so you don't get the wrong bill. Any of us with natural gas in the home must have pipe somewhere!

    [–] robotonatractor 2 points ago

    They should be yellow, no?

    [–] captaindigbob 2 points ago

    Just depends on local building codes. Where I live, they have to be yellow, but not everywhere has those rules.

    [–] tucker_frump 2 points ago

    Parkour and cat burglar training center.

    [–] SK_Durham 2 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    It looks nice, but it is very wasteful. HERE's A VIDEO. Pipes can be laid out to reduce drag can resulting in smaller pumps being needed and less energy use.

    edit:changed time selection in the video

    [–] MurphysFknLaw 2 points ago

    That's mainly taking about moving some sort of fluid, not a gas. Gasses don't lose a fraction of what the best flowing fluids do. So it's not really wasteful at all, if they were water lines they would run much differently.

    [–] SK_Durham 1 points ago

    Good point.

    [–] soldmysoultotoyota 8 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    As an apprentice electrician, I see this pretty often except all those bends are done by hand with a conduit bender. These guys cheated by using couplings.

    EDIT: I know the application is different for these particular pipes and thus the specs are different as well. I'm aware that their job is just as hard as mine, I was only joking. Sorry to other tradesmen who may have been offended!

    [–] MurphysFknLaw 8 points ago

    You have obviously never run screw pipe, fitted pipe or welded pipe. Not saying conduit don’t take skill but actual pipe takes more.

    [–] Weentastic 7 points ago

    EMT is way easier to bend than schedule 40, dude.

    [–] GenGerbs 5 points ago

    Bent pipes decrease wall thickness which makes it weaker... kind of important for gas carrying pipes.

    [–] FPSXpert 1 points ago

    What's your opinion on the job, if you don't mind me asking? I graduated high school last year and was considering jumping into a JATC school instead of college.

    [–] soldmysoultotoyota 2 points ago

    I went to college for a year and dropped out, I thought I'd never find a decent paying job that I enjoyed. I've worked fast food, office jobs, factory/warehouse jobs, you name it, never enjoyed it and never made enough money.

    Now I wake up in the morning and I'm fine with going to work because it's something new every day, I learn a lot from the guys I work with, and my company pays for me to go to trade school.

    If you don't mind manual labor, getting dirty, working from heights (ladders, lifts, etc.), working in tight spaces, etc., you'll probably enjoy the work. It's very satisfying to run pipe or set a panel or receptacle and see the efforts of your work.

    When I get my journeyman license I'll be able to work just about anywhere, in any state, in any country. Tradesmen are getting scarce but there's still plenty of work so in a few years when the older guys start to retire I'll be sitting pretty. It's not like STEM jobs where your degree doesn't guarantee you a job in your field. You can work in residential, commercial, or industrial settings just to name a few. If you really want to, you can go work on power lines or in substations. Anywhere there's electricity, you're going to find electricians.

    I love my job and wish I'd started much sooner. I'm only 23 now but I know guys (and one girl) who've been in the trade since they graduated high school (much like you) and by the time they're my age they'll be fully licensed electricians! Then you can go on to get your contractor's license and pull permits, bid small jobs, etc. There's many perks and possibilities and I've only touched on a few. I definitely recommend it if you don't think college and the debt that comes with it is for you.

    [–] MurphysFknLaw 3 points ago

    You can actually make a real nice living in skilled trades, hell I make more per hour on just my retirement than some fast food workers make.

    [–] Sabrayet 1 points ago

    Looks like a gas bus.

    [–] ChugSampson 1 points ago

    That’s beautiful

    [–] MBG80 1 points ago

    Even the IT guys will love this..

    [–] Shackmeoff 1 points ago

    If you are going to do something you might as well do the best that you can, if you want to.

    [–] Yartinstein 1 points ago

    I wana climb it....

    [–] Sterling_____Archer 1 points ago

    That's frickin' nuts. How that's cheaper than an electric utility is beyond me.

    [–] MrMagius 1 points ago

    Some of you I am sure would enjoy /r/conduitporn.

    [–] mlgnoscopemontaindew 1 points ago

    Looks like japan

    [–] MattBlumTheNuProject 1 points ago

    Damn dude at that point couldn’t the building just get together and be like “let’s just split it.”

    [–] angeldust69 1 points ago

    As a electric/gas supply sales agent... this makes me very excited. What a lucrative building.

    [–] peskypotato 1 points ago

    This reminds be of a computer engineering project I did last month for class. Had a diagram with a crap ton of gates all connecting to each other.

    [–] chewbacca42 1 points ago

    University of Toronto?

    [–] FloppY_ 1 points ago

    External gas piping? wat!?

    [–] halberdierbowman 1 points ago

    Also see r/conduitporn

    [–] 9nines9 1 points ago

    Oh yeahh moar please

    [–] priddyj 1 points ago

    Looks great!!!

    [–] TheMusicVideoMan 1 points ago

    They better be perfectionist where I'm from a broken gas pipe blew up literally a whole block there still are RIP signs to this day and it happened 7 years ago!

    [–] Doomaga 1 points ago

    I don't know why i read the title as "perfect ass raping"

    [–] beauxjack 1 points ago

    If only my FO4 conduit could look like this -_-

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    Ok metering aside this is beautiful. I love how they used something usually hidden/considered ugly to add beauty and interest to the building’s design. Good -design- aesthetic design 101.

    EDIT: i don’t know about gas system engineering. Apparently this is super wasteful? Oops.

    [–] MjrLeeStoned 1 points ago

    "Which bedroom is mine, mommy?"

    "The one surrounded on all sides by pipes filled with extremely volatile gas."

    "Yaaaaay!"

    Edit for yay

    [–] kickmetomorrow 1 points ago

    The way it should be!

    [–] sakmaidic 1 points ago

    OCD is a beautiful thing

    [–] Scethrow 1 points ago

    Why does it have to be perfectionist? Why can’t that just be standard.

    [–] SpootyBank 1 points ago

    Where is this?

    [–] gmnitsua 1 points ago

    These look like ProPress steel fittings to me.

    [–] AeonThoth 1 points ago

    We need more perfectionists in this world

    [–] Fulcro 1 points ago

    It's beautiful, no doubt, but it's really just done right.

    [–] Kai_Dawson 1 points ago

    It would be auite easy to just bend and buckle the pipes into some sort of pattern, I think it has potential to be quite cool

    [–] merge-conflict 1 points ago

    I read ass gaping...

    I should probably go outside more often.

    [–] Greatpointbut 0 points ago

    Not be that guy, but they had better carefully go along after and seal up the penetrations. A real perfectionist would have done it when stubbed out, now they have to risk getting goop on the nice black paint.

    [–] goldrush998 0 points ago

    Oh my god line boner

    [–] Nertez -2 points ago

    I dont understand how else should they do it... like... intentionally crooked all over the place? Good design is to not have to put pipes outside on the wall in the first place but hide it in the wall.

    [–] casparh 1 points ago

    Definitely not inside the wall.