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Old 08-07-2018, 09:41 AM   #131
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I would charge a service call flat rate and then charge by the job, if you go hourly you will shoot yourself in the foot for making money..if you get the job you can tell the people the service call price will go towards the job, and you can just inflate the price so you make the same money and the people think they are getting a deal or not paying the service call..just a shell game on how your money comes in..
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:36 AM   #132
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Run Forest Run and don't come back!

I declined this job this morning as fast as I could when the owner showed me this. I went to put my work order back in the truck waited till he was gone and came back to take pictures just for you guys. Clogged sink line in the apartment and a second pipe clog underground from the adjacent one. Notice the drain is actually polyethylene pipe for pumps. How can tenants live in hell holes like this.













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JHC, What a dump.

No way to make any money at all instead of wasting your trip?
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JHC, What a dump.

No way to make any money at all instead of wasting your trip?
Wasted 1.5 hour of my time and gas I will never get back. The guy owned a garage around the corner. The woman at he cash was ecstatic when I said I was the plumber. Her hopes are crushed by now. F that, let someone else take a risk of this mess and walking in this crap to repipe. Praying like mad to get paid.

I forgot there was also a copper line he wanted me to fix and he had shut down because it was gushing.
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Wasted 1.5 hour of my time and gas I will never get back. The guy owned a garage around the corner. The woman at he cash was ecstatic when I said I was the plumber. Her hopes are crushed by now. F that, let someone else take a risk of this mess and walking in this crap to repipe. Praying like mad to get paid.

I forgot there was also a copper line he wanted me to fix and he had shut down because it was gushing.
you should have hammered him with a price and told him you want it up front ..nothing to lose on your part if he says no, you didnt want to do it anyway, but for a super premium price, just put on the rubber jump suit...and yup thats a $hithole to work in, explain that to him also..
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you should have hammered him with a price and told him you want it up front ..nothing to lose on your part if he says no, you didnt want to do it anyway, but for a super premium price, just put on the rubber jump suit...and yup thats a $hithole to work in, explain that to him also..
Damn Do you do phone consultations? I should hire you next time and call you for advice.
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Damn Do you do phone consultations? I should hire you next time and call you for advice.
LOL..do you have a credit card I can keep on file for billing purposes???..


I rarley turn a job down from looks, but they will pay $$$$$$$$$$$$ dearly for me to get $hitted up doing it, I have a box of disposable tyvek suits I can zip myself into and after the job just unzip and throw in the garbage..

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Funny little story...

An accented woman calls yesterday to say her water on the roof that feeds the kitchen bathroom pipes has started to leak in may areas inside. I don't know what the hell of a kind of plumbing that is but she asks when I can go. Probably froze.... I can't finish my sentence about the rate and says she found cheaper but would like a free estimate. She lives 1 hour and 20 minute! I laughed and said no. I'm thinking to myself good luck with the handy hack.

She calls back today and instead of calling the hack she mistakenly calls me and says "So you are coming over this saturday if you are in the area"?

I replied "Don't you remember you said I was too expensive"? Good luck with the hacker!
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It shows I've been working a lot and I'm tired. I reread my post and it looks awful. Too late to edit and spell check.
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