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Old 05-25-2016, 06:37 PM   #1
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Whenever we have a plumbing job that needs to be done at the owner's home, or in the office, I always give it to the new guy.
1. He is usually the lowest paid.
2. We can see his work first hand.
3. He usually the most available.
Our office water heater went out. We have a 40 gal BW lowboy. I called ordered it, started draining the old one. Called my new guy. Asked him to pick it up and bring it to the office. When he got there he seemed confused when I told him where the water heater closet was. "Oh! You want me to change it out?" Ummm yeah. He changed it out very quickly, which impressed me. And I sent him to his next dispatch. 3 hours later.... one of the dispatchers called upstairs to see if I smelled gas too. Sigh, he didn't tightened the gas flex. I had him come back and put soap on it to make sure that was the only reason for the leak.
In the meantime... we had all the doors and windows open to vent and a bird flew into the reception area. Doing its business. Sigh, I get a call what's going on. I ask if the bird is still in the office and she said no, but there is bird poop everywhere. I told her where she could find the cleaning supplies (she is new as well), she was quiet and said, "Really??" So I went downstairs to clean up the mess myself. I was interrupted from processing payroll. As I'm cleaning she says, "do you think there is a possibility we can get our checks early?" I said, yeah I doubt that! I'm leaving as soon as I'm done cleaning. I'll finish payroll another day!
Please! So the only conclusion I can come up with is that this is why I get paid the big bucks! Sheesh work ethic!
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Old 05-25-2016, 11:09 PM   #2
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Post a pic of the water heater install and we'll let you know if you should keep him.
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I will!
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Um, I think I would be a little more concerned with the fact that he almost blew the office off its foundation with human lives inside? How much experience does this guy have?

Seriously, sorry about the birds. Reminds me of that commercial. Lol
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That's definately my main concern. I'm posting a few pics. I did notice that he didn't put a Hose from the T&P valve to the pan. The parts warehouse is just below the water heater closet.
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What do you guys think about the flu?
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Someone isn't installing their gastite correctly. :x Didn't they teach him you're only supposed to cut the cover 3 barbs back so that it makes a solid connection and no stainless is showing? Gas company will have a fit!

Also, should teach them to wipe his dope joints clean. Where is the drip tube from your relief valve?

Just over critiquing. :P
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Also, is that Aluminum he used on the water heater vent??? Shame, shame, shame.
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Also, is that Aluminum he used on the water heater vent??? Shame, shame, shame.


That's what I thought but could not quite tell
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Also, is that Aluminum he used on the water heater vent??? Shame, shame, shame.
Looks like dryer vent
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