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Old 05-23-2019, 08:50 PM   #501
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Got a call yesterday from a guy who had a hot potato in his mouth, I had a hard time understanding him. He wanted a dye test in his drain pipes because he thought it was done wrong. he wanted to check the french drain. He went on with a fantastical procedure he had in mind.

I told him a dye test that's odd. "I called 20 plumbers and no one does that."...
Me neither!

Usually these guys don't call me back but he did today and wanted an appointment for a camera inspection. The city told him bla bla bla not their problem. The house can't be sold because of problems... He then says it has to be done for my client. I said what!? Who's going to pay the bill?

It's going to be the notary so and so. "Have the home owners call me, I don't do 3rd party, 4th party,"

I'm not a circus manager working for peanuts and why didn't he hire the big companies. There must be a reason and try his con on a little guy.



Then this afternoon another guy calls asking how much for a water heater install, he say it can't be more than a 100$-200$.
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:58 PM   #502
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Today's winner. A repeat customer called saying the ceiling was stained. She had hired a handyman to reno the 2nd floor bathroom. He ruined the ceiling when he installed the toilet. Once he put some tile up he hosed the wall without the grout and created a mess downstairs!

Then he only did 2 turns on the shower drain and as a bonus dumped all the grout in it. I was wondering why my sawsall had a hard time cutting the P-trap.

She thought he had a contractor licence, nope. Then on few occasion she heard several people calling him angry and one occasion she heard him sure sue me I don't care.

Yep you can't sue a hack!

Then she called her insurance and she found out she wasn't covered or something.


Then I had to auger the tub drain and a whole lot of sanded grout came out. Geez whiz


She's going to have some more reno done and I showed her how to check licences because I bet this renovator is not going to hire an electrician so I told her if you don't see an electrician van watch out!


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Awesome job.. grout can be a pita
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tile guys even licensed are royal azzes, they wash all the grout and crap down the drains and the same ends up in the trap..hardened grout, also the tile guys kill any polished brass trim with the grout, it turns all the trim a lovely green color...
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Sunday morning hacker shopper

This morning at 9:20 a woman asked for a double sink repipe, faucet and dishwasher because of those"once again those brand new fancy counter tops" I told her the rate and she asks how much it's going to cost? I already had explained so I told her to send some pics.

When I got the pic she wrote down I could reuse the abs that was cut off. These calls are always a waste of time and I used to give a price. Now I said to myelf whatever and texted back 2-3 hours and call me for an appointment.
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Sunday morning hacker shopper

This morning at 9:20 a woman asked for a double sink repipe, faucet and dishwasher because of those"once again those brand new fancy counter tops" I told her the rate and she asks how much it's going to cost? I already had explained so I told her to send some pics.

When I got the pic she wrote down I could reuse the abs that was cut off. These calls are always a waste of time and I used to give a price. Now I said to myelf whatever and texted back 2-3 hours and call me for an appointment.



those calls are always a joke cause they spend a fortune on the granite kitchen tops and then have to whine and haggle with you about the plumbing install...

I had one sat night , the son in law tries to change out the kitchen sink and cant finish it.... wanted to know if I could come out on sunday to make repairs,,,

I just could not bring myself to do it when I heard that they wanted to re-use the 12 old disposal that he could not get hooked back up

I might attempt something on tuesday , maybe

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those calls are always a joke cause they spend a fortune on the granite kitchen tops and then have to whine and haggle with you about the plumbing install...

I had one sat night , the son in law tries to change out the kitchen sink and cant finish it.... wanted to know if I could come out on sunday to make repairs,,,

I just could not bring myself to do it when I heard that they wanted to re-use the 12 old disposal that he could not get hooked back up

I might attempt something on tuesday , maybe


All the freaking time... Here mr. you can re-use this old piece of abs pipe, it's still good! Then in a second text she wrote if I was able to drill holes in the cabinet for the dishwasher. If I couldn't the tile guy would do it and connect the dishwasher.


I think I'm going to order a bunch of Dunce hats and give them out like candy.


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Today's comments...

1st customer : "We are so happy you answered your phone, we called many others and no one picked up"... "And ohhhh you cleaned up my cabinet too! I saw that on your website"!


2nd customer : "Oh look you gave me a receipt and it a good thing you did". I asked why? "Because I work at the CRA" (IRS).


Caller at 6:44 AM,(My phone is turned off) When I called him he said he said he hired a plumber who he knew in high school and when he went to see the job completed it was all botched. Then he said he had someone going over. He called back at 5: 30PM and exclaims, when are you coming over for my free estimate?

You are calling the wrong guy. That's what you get for free. I told him if you want my services it'll cost you this much. I guess he's looking for another cheap solution.
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Got a call yesterday from a guy who had a hot potato in his mouth, I had a hard time understanding him. He wanted a dye test in his drain pipes because he thought it was done wrong. he wanted to check the french drain. He went on with a fantastical procedure he had in mind.

I told him a dye test that's odd. "I called 20 plumbers and no one does that."...
Me neither!

Usually these guys don't call me back but he did today and wanted an appointment for a camera inspection. The city told him bla bla bla not their problem. The house can't be sold because of problems... He then says it has to be done for my client. I said what!? Who's going to pay the bill?

It's going to be the notary so and so. "Have the home owners call me, I don't do 3rd party, 4th party,"

I'm not a circus manager working for peanuts and why didn't he hire the big companies. There must be a reason and try his con on a little guy.



The guy had the nerve to call back!!! Seems like a realtor, now this is his 3rd call and wanted to know the pricing. Next time I'm not answering.
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