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Old 01-28-2012, 04:24 PM  
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Why pay a plumber $100.00 hour. Plumber make it sound like it so hard. I solder 20 fitting in my basement and not 1 leak. Ran all the drain line in PVC little primer and glue it that easy. Never pay a plumber again.



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Why pay a plumber $100.00 hour. Plumber make it sound like it so hard. I solder 20 fitting in my basement and not 1 leak. Ran all the drain line in PVC little primer and glue it that easy. Never pay a plumber again.
Good for you! How do you know you ran everything correctly? Just because it doesn't leak doesn't mean that it won't be a problem someday.

Why should you pay a plumber? Cause there's more to it than just a little glue and primmer. A lot of plumbers are small businessmen. If they could clear that much an hour everyone would want to be a plumber. Factor in the cost of his vehicle, gas, insurance, workers comp, tools, inventory, licenses, training, taxes, clothing, overhead, bookkeeper, electric, cost of carrying receivables, and if he has a helper, add a whole lot more. He wishes for a small part when the dust settles.

And why do you want to come on here, your first post and bash some of the hardest working trades people in the business? It's OK to be proud of your accomplishments, but not at the expense of some trained professionals who spend much of their days cleaning up the mess of homeowners who have no idea what they are doing.


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Good for you! How do you know you ran everything correctly? Just because it doesn't leak doesn't mean that it won't be a problem someday.

Why should you pay a plumber? Cause there's more to it than just a little glue and primmer. A lot of plumbers are small businessmen. If they could clear that much an hour everyone would want to be a plumber. Factor in the cost of his vehicle, gas, insurance, workers comp, tools, inventory, licenses, training, taxes, clothing, overhead, bookkeeper, electric, cost of carrying receivables, and if he has a helper, add a whole lot more. He wishes for a small part when the dust settles.

And why do you want to come on here, your first post and bash some of the hardest working trades people in the business? It's OK to be proud of your accomplishments, but not at the expense of some trained professionals who spend much of their days cleaning up the mess of homeowners who have no idea what they are doing.
The man at lowe's told me how to do it to code. He also does handman work and a lot of plumbing and sound like he no what he is doing. And look it up on this web site
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The man at lowe's told me how to do it to code. He also does handman work and a lot of plumbing and sound like he no what he is doing. And look it up on this web site
It's nice to know we have a good handyman to answer our pluming questions!!
Does your knowledge run in other fields also? I hope you got permits and inspections on the work you done. Its also nice to know that these guys at the
supper stores knows all the codes. After 40 years in business if i have a code question i will give them a call. Paul
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If he's so knowledable regarding plumbing and code then why is he working at Lowes when he could be making $100/hr ?

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$100/hr may not sound like so much if your sewer lines break and you need to crawl through a pond of raw sewage to fix it...

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If he's so knowledable regarding plumbing and code then why is he working at Lowes when he could be making $100/hr ?
Same thing I was thinking... There are times when a DIY'er can tackle plumbing... and other times I would be glad to pay $100 an hour to have someone who knows EXACTLY what they are doing to fix things for me
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The man at lowe's told me how to do it to code. He also does handman work and a lot of plumbing and sound like he no what he is doing. And look it up on this web site
Oh Boy!
Put up some pictures of your work...
I'd like to see how a $10/hr Smockman told you to do things...

I could use a good laugh...
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Still working great. Save a lot of money doing it my self. Why do you people say if you work at lowe's your a hack. So plumber can't work at lowe's.

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This is an odd place for you to bring your rant. This site is full of people willing to help diyer's like your self and the pros that bring there expertize at no charge. You surely have never tried to run a service business and have no idea of the cost of doing business.



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