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  1. Jan 28, 2012 #1

    itiswhatitis1

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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.
     
  2. Jan 28, 2012 #2

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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.
     
  3. Jan 29, 2012 #3

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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
     
  4. Jan 29, 2012 #4

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    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
     
  5. Jan 29, 2012 #5

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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 ?
     
  6. Jan 29, 2012 #6

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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... :eek:
     
  7. Jan 30, 2012 #7

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    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
     
  8. Jan 30, 2012 #8

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    Oh Boy!
    Put up some pictures of your work...
    I'd like to see how a $10/hr Smockman told you to do things... :rolleyes:

    I could use a good laugh...
     
  9. Feb 3, 2012 #9

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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.
     
  10. Feb 3, 2012 #10

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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.
     
  11. Feb 5, 2012 #11

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    Many things will continue to work even if they aren't done right...
    Here is some stuff that worked great... :rofl:

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    continued...
     
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    ....Continued from above
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    You may just be:
    Breathing Sewer Gases...
    Washing your dishes with grey water in the dishwasher...
    installing a cross connection which endangers your water supply and your neighbors water supply as well...
    Installing pipes which will cause corrosion in your plumbing system...

    That's okay... And by the way I charge more than $100/hr... My Plumbing Works...
    If you want it done at that price you will have to bring your plumbing to my shop....

    Continued...
     
  13. Feb 5, 2012 #13

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    Go ahead post pictures of your fine work that you are so proud of... :hide:
    Seriously! Put Up Or, Shut Up! :rolleyes:

    At least buy my book and read it!

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    But seriously I'd like to see pictures of your fine work....
    Come on now... Put Up or, Shut Up!
     
  14. Feb 5, 2012 #14

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    Redwood, why do I get the idea we won't be seeing pics of his handy work?
     
  15. Feb 6, 2012 #15

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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.:beer: Maybe, I'll go over to Lowe's and get some advice on building a space shuttle.
     
  16. Feb 6, 2012 #16

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    This guy is a joke- although it'll end up in tears. As a self taught re-modeller I know my limitations and to be humble is the best starting place.after many many years and countless trades under my belt I still have much to learn. Can't wait to see his photos
     
  17. Feb 6, 2012 #17

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    Is that your handy work. Wow where did you get your license at. That where I can move and be a master plumber too
     
  18. Feb 7, 2012 #18

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    Well, you've seen pics of Redwoods best, when can we see pics of yours?
     
  19. Feb 7, 2012 #19

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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:confused:

    Care to share any of the amusing stories with us?
     
  20. Feb 7, 2012 #20

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    seeing stuff like that makes me glad I'm not a plumber... But, the humor is just great.
     

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