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  1. New Member Introductions
    My name is Mark and I am a business owner in New Jersey. I focus on high end projects, which are not very many right now, and love to design and troubleshoot jobs that other guys can't. I am in Plumbers Local 14...now Local 24, and I shelfed my book so I can see my kids grow up. By having my own...
  2. Residential Plumbing
    Hello, We are currently looking into the Rheem solpak systems for Solar Water heaters, they have been installed by the Electric Company through local plumbing contractors in my area. We have contacted Rheem, their rep service and the local building agencies about the requirements and codes...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hello All, I was just prompted to give a brief introduction, so here it is. I started plumbing in high school and haven't been able to change my career since. I obtained my Journeyman license in Nevada 17 years ago and received my first Contractors license 14 years ago and recently retested and...
  4. New Member Introductions
    We joined this forum to help anyone answer questions or needs assistance with any of their plumbing needs. We are happy to be here, so feel free to send us a message. We look forward to hearing from you. John C. Flood Team
  5. General Plumbing Discussion
    In your opinion, what are the pros and cons of hiring commission based plumbers as against fully employed ones. I'd appreciate honest contributions. Thank you
  6. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Many of us spend huge funds on paid advertisements, some with credible returns and some a total waste of money. Not every business owner wants to share the secret of how or what works for them in marketing their plumbing business. We will be sharing our tips on how you can make your phone to...
  7. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    I own a fairly large (2 Mil) commercial and residential plumbing company and I was wondering what your experiences were with accounting softwares. I've been using Quickbooks for a long long time but we feel as if we've outgrown it. Were looking at Timberline and Jonas currently and are leaning...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hi Everybody, I am new to the forum so wanted to introduce myself and get to know everybody. My name is Patrick Grogan. I am a master plumber in Topeka, Kansas and own Pat the Plumber, LLC. We are not affiliated with any other Pat the Plumber organizations. Our website is...
  9. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Expanding the area a bit Plumber in Santa Monica
  10. General Plumbing Discussion
    I've been accustomed to roughing from the bottom up, but a fellow plumber tonight told me about roughing in from the top down and I've actually done it that way numerous times, and liked it. The trick is securing all piping so when you push up, the piping stays in place and keeps the pitch...
  11. General Plumbing Discussion
    What percentage of your calls, meaning from year to year is calling you back, retaining that work relationship? If I sit here and think of the amount of jobs I do, all of them, I bet I'm retaining maybe 30% tops. To me that's great given I only try to make 70% happy. With those numbers...
  12. General Plumbing Discussion
    Please read the comments posted that tell the reasons of why this situation happened. Apparently the secretary who deals with customers knows how to push back over the phone, and these property owners feel that "nothing is wrong" with this unit being damaged underneath, leaking. The...
  13. Plumbing Code
    I dont know what anyone else thinks but im very unhappy with the whole gas safe register replacing corgi.. Just seems like a new money manking scheme at a time when businesses dont have the moeny and are closing left, right and centre we are force to pay out hundreds to register and buy all this...
  14. New Member Introductions
    Solas Services "Solas" translates as "comfort" in Gaelic and Solas Services strives to bring the highest level of comfort into each and every one of their customers' homes by providing professional quality plumbing and heating services at competitive rates. Solas Services will help you create...
  15. Residential Plumbing
    Over the past month very small air bubbles have started to show up in the hot water of all faucets in the home, and it appears that the air bubbles are increasing. The hot water appears to be a murky white colour. When left in a glass the air bubbles disappear and the water turns clear.... Any...
  16. General Plumbing Discussion
    Can you solder a fitting after you put heat on it to take it out and put a new pipe in the same fitting?
  17. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    I never really looked into the licensing process here before. I just did and found out how crazy it is. To get your license in the town I live in you have to be employed five years as a Journeyman plumber. Then you have to take a written and a practical test. Their is no definition for...
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