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Old 01-15-2020, 08:33 AM   #851
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The Carpet Cleaner...

I got a letter in the mail stating I was chosen as one of the top 3 carpet cleaner in another region. I didn't even know I could clean carpets too, who would of thought drains and carpet cleaning go hand in hand!


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Old 01-19-2020, 10:10 PM   #852
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Looking for a Sunday morning bargain in the hack ads....

Haiti man :
I saw your ad on kijiji and I live in an apartment (old building) and I don't want to tell my landlord. I tried to flush broken glass down the toilet and its clogged now. It flushed a little but now it's fully clogged.

I looked at my GF rolling my eyes.

No sir you will have to call someone else...

How do I shut the water off I'll do it myself.

Good luck!

I'm looking at my GF and asks me why I'm not going. 3 reasons, he wants a bargain on Sunday morning, it's not happening, he's not paying more than 10 bucks. Second he'll need a new toilet and say it worked perfectly fine before and 3rd I'm not going to get myself cut with glass and $hit entering my open wound.
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Looking for a Sunday morning bargain in the hack ads....

Haiti man :
I saw your ad on kijiji and I live in an apartment (old building) and I don't want to tell my landlord. I tried to flush broken glass down the toilet and its clogged now. It flushed a little but now it's fully clogged.

I looked at my GF rolling my eyes.

No sir you will have to call someone else...

How do I shut the water off I'll do it myself.

Good luck!

I'm looking at my GF and asks me why I'm not going. 3 reasons, he wants a bargain on Sunday morning, it's not happening, he's not paying more than 10 bucks. Second he'll need a new toilet and say it worked perfectly fine before and 3rd I'm not going to get myself cut with glass and $hit entering my open wound.
Poured glass down the toliet lol

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Old 01-20-2020, 01:15 PM   #854
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Had a home warranty call this morning - customer just bought this home, it's vacant and he doesn't plan on moving until April. Home has no water - on a well so could be a lot of things. We are scheduling out a week at least so I tried to book him for next opening (it's not an emergency right? No one lives there!). I was informed that as an emergency room physician he was not used to making people wait. HA! Sorry Doc, we are running triage this week and your vacant house is going to have to wait!
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Had a home warranty call this morning - customer just bought this home, it's vacant and he doesn't plan on moving until April. Home has no water - on a well so could be a lot of things. We are scheduling out a week at least so I tried to book him for next opening (it's not an emergency right? No one lives there!). I was informed that as an emergency room physician he was not used to making people wait. HA! Sorry Doc, we are running triage this week and your vacant house is going to have to wait!

throw some emergency pricing his way and he might reevaluate waiting....and how he is going to pay...
I cant tell you how many times the emergency becomes something they can wait a few days once they get the pricing as an emergency call...
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Old 01-20-2020, 07:33 PM   #856
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I go to a house today and find someone in town from the west coast dealing with his elderly mother... He has had a bad day dealing with a stopped up septic tank then a stopped up line going to the septic,,,, so he is at his wits end and about to pull his hair out-- ok so I get it...

I went there to look at a broken water softener and he decides to take it all out on me ....... He tells me that he has a lot of iron in the water and shows me a glass from the kitchen sink all brown and bad looking.....

I tell him that I was there about 8 years ago and repaired his mothers water softener and said at that time she will need a new one some day ..... I inspect the water softener and see that the meter is broken and not working at all and of course the unit is about 20 years old....

He starts debating with me and again asking why the water is so bad looking
and I state again that the control is broken and too old to fool with so you need a new unit.......

then he asks me how do I know this...and why is the water so nasty>>>??
and I state again that the fuc/ing water softener is old and worn out and we can install a new one tomorrow......

Then he debates with me about how do I know that just a water softener will take out the iron in the system because others he has called before me have come out and attempted to sell him an Iron filter.......

Then I tell him that his mothers water softener has been taking out the iron in the system for about 20 years without an iron filter and I am about 95% sure that my unit which is twice the capacity of your mothers will handle it ok...

if you want an iron filter that you probably dont need I can install one later for you ahead of the water softener for 1350.....

then I get , well are you gonna test the water to see if it needs an iron filter.. then I finally say your water softener is broken and you did not have an issue over the past 20 years before it went bad.....AGAIN.

then I get well how do you know its actually bad...??

Then I finally lose it and say I know its bad because I do this for a living and you called me out here to check on it. and you watched me just check on it........

I finally just walked away cause this boys brain was totally fried

I doubt I will ever hear from him......










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I go to a house today and find someone in town from the west coast dealing with his elderly mother... He has had a bad day dealing with a stopped up septic tank then a stopped up line going to the septic,,,, so he is at his wits end and about to pull his hair out-- ok so I get it...

I went there to look at a broken water softener and he decides to take it all out on me ....... He tells me that he has a lot of iron in the water and shows me a glass from the kitchen sink all brown and bad looking.....

I tell him that I was there about 8 years ago and repaired his mothers water softener and said at that time she will need a new one some day ..... I inspect the water softener and see that the meter is broken and not working at all and of course the unit is about 20 years old....

He starts debating with me and again asking why the water is so bad looking
and I state again that the control is broken and too old to fool with so you need a new unit.......

then he asks me how do I know this...and why is the water so nasty>>>??
and I state again that the fuc/ing water softener is old and worn out and we can install a new one tomorrow......<img src="https://www.plumbingzone.com/images/smilies/vs_laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Vs Laugh" class="inlineimg" />

Then he debates with me about how do I know that just a water softener will take out the iron in the system because others he has called before me have come out and attempted to sell him an Iron filter.......

Then I tell him that his mothers water softener has been taking out the iron in the system for about 20 years without an iron filter and I am about 95% sure that my unit which is twice the capacity of your mothers will handle it ok...

if you want an iron filter that you probably dont need I can install one later for you ahead of the water softener for 1350.....

then I get , well are you gonna test the water to see if it needs an iron filter.. then I finally say your water softener is broken and you did not have an issue over the past 20 years before it went bad.....AGAIN.

then I get well how do you know its actually bad...??

Then I finally lose it and say I know its bad because I do this for a living and you called me out here to check on it. and you watched me just check on it.......<img src="https://www.plumbingzone.com/images/smilies/vs_mad.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Vs Mad" class="inlineimg" /><img src="https://www.plumbingzone.com/images/smilies/vs_mad.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Vs Mad" class="inlineimg" />.

I finally just walked away cause this boys brain was totally fried

I doubt I will ever hear from him......











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Winner of the month


Ok here's another winner of the month. Complaint was a boat load of leaking toilet water from the second floor, soaking the ground floor and destroying the bedroom closet in the basement.

Some idiot used a whole tube of silicone to try and patch a completely severed tee going to the tub. The woman who bought the house from her mother is going to send her my bill because she knew she hired con artists!

How about some compression hidden valves in the wall? It was a fooking tough job at 2pm. I didn't want this kind of crap this late in the day. I'm saying to myself keep my eyes on the prize, keep my eyes on the prize..., I had to cut wall upstairs, downstair wall and ceiling, cut the vent stack upstairs, cut the stack below, cut the 3" going to the toilet and cut out the tub trap just to change out the tee.

Nightmare jobs, keep the prize in my mind...

When I got home I saw on the E-transfer she gave me 30$ in tip!


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Making an omelet without breaking any eggs, true story!


Sheesh! Where do I start? Got a call for a leak from an Asian woman. I almost told her I was busy when I heard the accent but I gave her the price speech. She complained about it and she didn't understand what an hourly rate was. I guess everyone nowadays work flat rate for an employer?

She called back later and didn't remember me, she had called many people and her neighbor referred me again. More haggling so I said it would be my pleasure if you hired someone else. She insisted I go and she'd get some money from her mother.


So off I went to this big house to realize the hose bib was frozen with a hose at the end. Yaddi yada I don't have a car... Then more haggling and not understanding the price... if I can hurry up so it costs less. She had already torn out the drywall, I was about to cut the lats so I could do my job when she cried out don't do that!!!! I said mam I need to go work in there, the drywall guy will put some back. Nooooo!

Mam you can't make an omelet without breaking any eggs. You know what she replied, "I can try", she reached out trying to pull the lats off by hand! Ok fine it'll cost you the service call fee and I'm out of here and you can do the job yourself.

I started packing up and then she said sorry I'm such a pain in the a$$. I finally started the job.


That's not all! All of a sudden the electricity was gone! I checked if I had cut a wire, nope but there was a telephone guy beside me and asked him if he had shut the breaker panel but he said no. I just wanted out of that place, 10 minutes later he asks if he can borrow a drill, I asked him you forgot your drill at home? He says no all my tools have cords. In this day and age still using a corded drill for screws WTF??? Sorry buddy I'm done here.

She studied my bill intently for a minute got my check and left.

Keep my eyes on the prize!!


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Sheesh! Where do I start? Got a call for a leak from an Asian woman. I almost told her I was busy when I heard her accent but I gave her the price speech. She complained about it and she didn't understand what an hourly rate was. I guess everyone nowadays work flat rate for an employer?



She called back later and didn't remember me, she had called many people and her neighbor referred me again. More haggling so I said it would be my pleasure if you hired someone else. She insisted I go and she'd get some money from her mother.





So off I went to this big house to realize the hose bib was frozen with a hose at the end. Yaddi yada I don't have a car... Then more haggling and not understanding the price... if I can hurry up so it costs less. She has already tore out the drywall, I was about to cut the lats so I could do my job when she cried out don't do that!!!! I said mam I need to go work in there, the drywall guy will put some back. Nooooo!



Mam you can't make an omelet without breaking any eggs. You know what she replied, "I can try", she reached out trying to pull the lats off by hand! Ok fine it'll cost you the service call fee and I'm out of here and you can do the job yourself.



I started packing and then she said sorry I'm such a pain in the a$$. I finally started the job.





That's not all! All of a sudden the electricity was gone! I checked if I had cut a wire, nope but there was a telephone guy beside me and asked him if he had shut the breaker panel but he said no. I just wanted out of that place, 10 minutes later he asks if he can borrow a drill, I asked him you forgot your drill at home? He says no all my tools have cords. In this day and age still using a corded drill for screws WTF??? Sorry buddy I'm done here.



She studied my bill intently for a minute got my check and left.



Keep my eyes on the prize!!





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Can I borrow a drill. That's priceless!!

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