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Old 05-03-2015, 08:07 PM   #1
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Good to see most of the New England states of the list. Best darn plumbers around, hands down
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I've been on two job sites where guys died. One was a grabber, the other was lead lined drywall.
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I wonder why North Dakota's rate is so high. Maybe it's due to the booming oil based economy with unskilled people flocking in for good paying though dangerous jobs.
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I live and work in Alberta mostly in the oil sands. They have very stringent safety policies but unfortunately there are still fatalities every year.
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North Dakota is like the Wild West with the oil boom.
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Wyoming of course makes the list all we have is oil natural gas and coal. Mix those industries with a population of less than 600,000 and makes the numbers look bad fast.
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Wyoming of course makes the list all we have is oil natural gas and coal. Mix those industries with a population of less than 600,000 and makes the numbers look bad fast.
Is there lots if work? How is the state on license reciprocation?
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Rumors I've heard is plumbers are paid low wages in Wyoming. The guy I talked to said he made 17.00 an hour when he left.
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Rumors I've heard is plumbers are paid low wages in Wyoming. The guy I talked to said he made 17.00 an hour when he left.

Yeah lots of plumbers don't make anything. We hired a guy last year that had his j-man for 2 years and was up to 15.50 an hour. Here in our little town there are companies on both ends of the spectrum. I am the top guy at our shop was the owners 1st employee and make $33 an hour worked for him for 7 years now. Lots of plumbers for some reason are more than happy to make $18 an hour.

On the work side it is always busy depending on what you want to do. We have been working on expanding the new construction side which I like a lot more than service work.

There must be more work here than our neighboring states. Most jobs we bid on have a larger out of state list of contractors than local contractors.

Easy as heck to come here and work with out of state ipc licence. Some cites will make you take their local test, but I can only remember once that an out of state guy we hired had to take a local test.

For the most part the license stuff up here is a joke. Never meet an inspector that was not responsible for more than one trade.

Most inspectors here are real good at framing. The plumbing inspections go real smooth. They ask more questions about how something works than look at what we have done.
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