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Old 02-10-2012, 06:21 PM  
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Redwood, why do I get the idea we won't be seeing pics of his handy work?
I'm not holding my breath to see them either...
Talk is cheap and this guy doesn't add up to half a penny...


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I didn't see anything wrong with those pictures. Redwood, are you trying to tell us that there is something wrong with those installations? I thought it all looked fine. Actually better than some of my kludge plumbing adventures. Maybe, I'll go over to Lowe's and get some advice on building a space shuttle.
It looks good from my house too...


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Redwood, I am still trying to figure out what the heck was going on in the picture with all the little blue tubs in it

Care to share any of the amusing stories with us?
Well they had a leak and rather than fix the leak they made a rather complex system of reservoirs that caught the water and drained into each other...

I found it to me more amusing than the clown that started the thread...


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Old 02-10-2012, 07:42 PM  
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[snorts] Good thing I wasn't drinking milk, Redwood - it would have shot right out my nose! I was supposing maybe they didn't know how to make the drainpipe connections or were too cheap to buy them and just did a waterfall of tubs from pipe to pipe.

Reminds me of the "patch" we found on the roof of our moneypit. Rather than fix the drainage problem from a window recess atop a lean-to roof, previous owners just let the rotted roof remain and "fixed" it with multiple alternating layers of rolled roofing and tar. My nephew accidentally stepped on it during the teardown and sunk about 4 inches into a squishy tar pit. Maybe the owners were related?



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Hmm, no recent responses by the latest genius, maybe his plumbing started leaking when he finally turned the water back on, or he got a job at Lowes? Who knows, maybe he's making big bucks fixing other people's plumbing!

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Plumbers shouldn't get paid 100hr and or several hundred dollars for 45min for fixing a broken radiator pipe from old grandparents who don't know better.

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Old 02-11-2012, 12:18 PM  
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isola; what do you think he should charge for a head full full of knowledge and a truck full of parts.
Keep in mind he traveled to and from in a truck burned fuel he has to pay for . At some time he went and bought the parts in the truck and should be able to put some markup on stock.

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isola; what do you think he should charge for a head full full of knowledge and a truck full of parts.
Keep in mind he traveled to and from in a truck burned fuel he has to pay for . At some time he went and bought the parts in the truck and should be able to put some markup on stock.
It's like that with any trade really computers, cars, ect. Your really paying so much for the licensed part of it and now in NY they past the law now you need a inspection permits to change toilet out "really?"

If you need to come out to solder a coupling on a pipe that broke I can't imagine charging hundreds of dollars.
It's the fact that they can charge out the nose because they are licensed and certified.
The big plumbing companies are even worse then the small ones.
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You are in a free country. Hire a plumber, make sure he is certified buy a truck, fill it with tools and parts and advertize cheap plumbing.

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Well the only good thing I can say is I have done enough plumbing to kill a small animal I'm way too late to become a apprentice under a plumber & get certified therefore when I do it it's for peanuts I guess I'm just little jaded.

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I'm not saying it dosn't hurt to pay the price, and the pro's at sites like this understand that too and thats why they are here to help people like yourself.

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I'm not saying it dosn't hurt to pay the price, and the pro's at sites like this understand that too and thats why they are here to help people like yourself.
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