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Old 12-20-2018, 11:33 PM   #401
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Seriously those kind of contractors will literally not pay more than 10$ and hire a crack addict if he can make him show up.
I just like busting there chops with crazy prices and then tell them I get paid that all the time..let them go wondering if its true..
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Old 12-20-2018, 11:37 PM   #402
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i had one last friday.... the poor millenials called me and wanted their Pelican water system installed that they bought on the internet... A whole house saltless unit....

I told them 400 bucks to come out and install it.... I get there and look at what they bought and could not keep my mouth shut about it... One tank was actually empty and the other tank they bought seemed to be about half full of minerals..........

there is no back wash drain, its just a filter that has to be rebuilt every 300,000 gallons of use...'

I told them this seemed fishey and they ought to call the company and ask them why one tank is almost as light as a feather........

the tech support gets on the line with me and says the minerals are very light............ it is basically filled with "magic dust"""

I installed the unit pretty quickly but was not proud of this at all. even installed a bypass for them cause I knew it was gonna fail or not work...

they paid me and then I asked them what they paid for this stuff , something like maybe 500 bucks??

He told me they shelled out $3000 for it...

I shut my mouth, told him good luck, took the money and left....

In hindsight I should have just passed on this one.... but once the magic dust sets in I am sure that they will be pleased with their purchase.


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I gota start selling water filters to those type idiots at that price...
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Old 12-21-2018, 12:12 AM   #403
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These monsters ran over my cat and crushed his back legs, left me without running water and shut off my heat and left a burst pipe and told me they would only remove water from basement. I am filing a police report against them.



I had to read this one twice.... they killed an animal
Where the hell did you find that?
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i had one last friday.... the poor millenials called me and wanted their Pelican water system installed that they bought on the internet... A whole house saltless unit....

I told them 400 bucks to come out and install it.... I get there and look at what they bought and could not keep my mouth shut about it... One tank was actually empty and the other tank they bought seemed to be about half full of minerals..........

there is no back wash drain, its just a filter that has to be rebuilt every 300,000 gallons of use...'

I told them this seemed fishey and they ought to call the company and ask them why one tank is almost as light as a feather........

the tech support gets on the line with me and says the minerals are very light............ it is basically filled with "magic dust"""

I installed the unit pretty quickly but was not proud of this at all. even installed a bypass for them cause I knew it was gonna fail or not work...

they paid me and then I asked them what they paid for this stuff , something like maybe 500 bucks??

He told me they shelled out $3000 for it...

I shut my mouth, told him good luck, took the money and left....

In hindsight I should have just passed on this one.... but once the magic dust sets in I am sure that they will be pleased with their purchase.


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It ticks me off just like granite countertops, they buy snake oil equipment in the thousands of dollars and they don't want to pay the pro to install it.

Mark you must get a real discount on shark fittings because I count around 260$ of them(taxes included). Over here they are around 12-15$ each and valves between 20-25$.

Is it more profitable compared to soldering? For me I don't think it would be profitable.
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It ticks me off just like granite countertops, they buy snake oil equipment in the thousands of dollars and they don't want to pay the pro to install it.

Mark you must get a real discount on shark fittings because I count around 260$ of them(taxes included). Over here they are around 12-15$ each and valves between 20-25$.

Is it more profitable compared to soldering? For me I don't think it would be profitable.
I pay around $8 through my wholesaler which is about the same price I can get them for at the hardware store, it just saves me a trip down there.

Not sure why they aren't cheaper.

There really isn't a quicker way to get control of water than a sharkbite, although I'd rather solder the rest of the connections and use the sharkbite to make the wet connection.

Better still a sweat union and a jet sweat is going to have a longer life than an o ring IMO.

I use sharkbites in mobile homes where the crappy fittings are already failing, and transitions to pex where I don't have the appropriate tool.
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Old 12-21-2018, 03:27 PM   #406
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It ticks me off just like granite countertops, they buy snake oil equipment in the thousands of dollars and they don't want to pay the pro to install it.

Mark you must get a real discount on shark fittings because I count around 260$ of them(taxes included). Over here they are around 12-15$ each and valves between 20-25$.

Is it more profitable compared to soldering? For me I don't think it would be profitable.

well that canada pricing, much cheaper on amazon and probably cheaper other places online..I havent used any yet, but may stock some on the truck for the oh $hit occasions...
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well that canada pricing, much cheaper on amazon and probably cheaper other places online..I havent used any yet, but may stock some on the truck for the oh $hit occasions...
I've got a few couplings, slide coupling and a few valves just in case I get a predicament like in the famous video.

However when I'd like to use one because of the never ending drip there's not enough space for one.
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It ticks me off just like granite countertops, they buy snake oil equipment in the thousands of dollars and they don't want to pay the pro to install it.

Mark you must get a real discount on shark fittings because I count around 260$ of them(taxes included). Over here they are around 12-15$ each and valves between 20-25$.

Is it more profitable compared to soldering? For me I don't think it would be profitable.


I had to move fast on this one ----- we get the ball valves from Barnettes for about 8 bucks each and the elbows around 4... I did not want to spend the whole day on the job waiting for the place to drain down as it would not stop pissing back on me

,,, had a x-mas party to go to.... the most expensive parts were the 2 tees...


it all depends on how busy I am ...
and free food makes me move faster..


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I had to move fast on this one ----- we get the ball valves from Barnettes for about 8 bucks each and the elbows around 4... I did not want to spend the whole day on the job waiting for the place to drain down as it would not stop pissing back on me

,,, had a x-mas party to go to.... the most expensive parts were the 2 tees...


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and free food makes me move faster..



At those prices and flat rate, I could see the benefit. hmmm free food!
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These monsters ran over my cat and crushed his back legs, left me without running water and shut off my heat and left a burst pipe and told me they would only remove water from basement. I am filing a police report against them.



I had to read this one twice.... they killed an animal
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Someone posted a link above of bad rooter reveiws
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