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Old 11-17-2019, 09:28 AM   #51
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So I called the homeowner a day after I received the pictures and left a message. No reply yet after another 2 days...

I give out lots of estimates and never hear back from people, thats normal...
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Old 11-17-2019, 09:31 AM   #52
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I give out lots of estimates and never hear back from people, thats normal...
I didn't give a price yet, he doesn't even know my rate either.

In my experience when someone turns in circles and finally takes an appointment they always cancel just before it's time to go.
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I didn't give a price yet, he doesn't even know my rate either.

In my experience when someone turns in circles and finally takes an appointment they always cancel just before it's time to go.

its hard to tell sometimes how and why some people pick who they do work with...
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Just my two cents but, if this homeowner & gc are taking this long to even get the issue addressed, what makes you thi I paying your invoice is gonna be a top priority? Unless you are that slow that you really want to risk taking g this job, I'd say the red flags have been doing a dance for ya. Step away, lad. Hey, if you're trying g to cultivate a relationship with this gc, hey surely doesn't appear too concerned about you.
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Just my two cents but, if this homeowner & gc are taking this long to even get the issue addressed, what makes you thi I paying your invoice is gonna be a top priority? Unless you are that slow that you really want to risk taking g this job, I'd say the red flags have been doing a dance for ya. Step away, lad. Hey, if you're trying g to cultivate a relationship with this gc, hey surely doesn't appear too concerned about you.



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@Master Mark would you contact the guy? What about you Mr. downhill?

By the way it's a fancy faucet, it it's not a shower head washer, I won't have parts...2 visits 2 bills.


I would probably pass on that mess.....its very pretty but . I really dont care to fool with fancy faucets that were not installed properly.......

you read my Delta faucet story with someone cutting off the poly lines and flooding out the home---- I walked away from that too...


Saturday morning, I made the mistake of talking to a GC who wanted a second estimate on some dump in the rough part of town..... he did not like the high price his dumb ass ghetto plumber sub gave him ........

so I go up there on Sat morning at 9am just because it was near another job I was gonna look at..... I was packing my 9mm on me and went into this dump thinking it was early enough that everyone would still be hung over ....

I thought I locked the door behind me and I go down to look at the mess in the basement.. then someone barges through the door stomping across the floor It turns out to be the idiot who did the original work to start with....
he has a key to get in.....

So , he comes in all wanting to know what the hell I am doing there and I am looking at this crap he has thrown down into the floor.... He does not know it but he lost one of his 9 lives that morning.......

I de-fuse the situation and talk to him for a minute and tell him we are too busy to get involved with this for a month anyway and say what a great job he has done so far......

I get the hell out of there and I was supposed to call the GC back Sat afternoon but I deleted his information and will not get involved in this mess

he wants to pour another 4 inches of concrete over this thin floor and the drain is rotten and broke off on the other side of this floor drain this will make the whole basement suitable only for people under 5 foot tall...

. he is gonna have to dig out some more and get on to some decent pipe but he cant figure it out for himself what direction the pipe is going and he starts to argue with me about where to dig up the concrete.............. I just agreed with him and walked away

I need to get into this mess like I need to get cancer......



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@Master Mark the potential customer never called back so now it's over. I too have a faucet story from yesterday, posting it in the soap...
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The home owner texted me this afternoon so I didn't reply. He then called me a couple hours later saying he was away. Short version he wanted me to go see and check first for parts and I told him to order a new faucet or order all the parts... He complained it was like a 70 thousand dollar faucet ( I probably misheard, it's impossible) then he told me to lift the tub and not cut the tile so I told him to call someone else with 2 goons.

I'm blocking his number now.
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The home owner texted me this afternoon so I didn't reply. He then called me a couple hours later saying he was away. Short version he wanted me to go see and check first for parts and I told him to order a new faucet or order all the parts... He complained it was like a 70 thousand dollar faucet ( I probably misheard, it's impossible) then he told me to lift the tub and not cut the tile so I told him to call someone else with 2 goons.

I'm blocking his number now.



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