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Man record here most ever 5 days. Now 6 not proud of it just shows how tuff times have been.

Today being the 6th day the phone finally rang in town for a clog tub.
I get there owner of the house was an elderly woman tub full of water and Draino.
She goes to the other room said she would give me a check when I was done. Shaking my head at how slow things have been I say to myself I bet she did not flip down the trip lever. She did not I could have been a scum bag and played it off as if it were clogged. But I did not I told the poor old woman she forgot to flip the trip waste lever. She was red in the face and was so embarrassed she wanted to to pay me for my time. I refused because she was only 2 minutes from my home and a member of the biggest church in town. When times are tuff I still have my dignity as a business owner.
 

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You should come down here. I've been so slammed I won't even take the bs drippy faucet, toilet rebuild calls. I've been referring any out that isn't a slab leak, repipe, jet job, wall leak etc etc. Been keeping another company scrambling just keep up with my "grade b" calls that I don't want.

Sorry to hear how slow things are up there.

Man record here most ever 5 days. Now 6 not proud of it just shows how tuff times have been.

Today being the 6th day the phone finally rang in town for a clog tub.
I get there owner of the house was an elderly woman tub full of water and Draino.
She goes to the other room said she would give me a check when I was done. Shaking my head at how slow things have been I say to myself I bet she did not flip down the trip lever. She did not I could have been a scum bag and played it off as if it were clogged. But I did not I told the poor old woman she forgot to flip the trip waste lever. She was red in the face and was so embarrassed she wanted to to pay me for my time. I refused because she was only 2 minutes from my home and a member of the biggest church in town. When times are tuff I still have my dignity as a business owner.
 

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I haven't had a drain call in months. Time for me to do some advertising.

Lately, I've been getting water heater installs, though. Kinda weird - I went for two years with none of those, but when I start getting them, I get one after the other.
 

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Only had 2 drain calls over the last 2 weeks One was a restaurant, other was a utility sink. But did run into a rash of water heaters. Replaced 5 units in the last 4 days. Just hope things keep up.
Bingo....Just got a call from a homeowner that found water seeping out from his foundation when he uses the washer and theres no water inside:eek:he has old cast pipe with a trap under the slab.:thumbsup: So you guys know where i'll be tomm. morning:thumbup:. Since things have slowed down I answer the phone 24/7
 

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Man record here most ever 5 days. Now 6 not proud of it just shows how tuff times have been.

Today being the 6th day the phone finally rang in town for a clog tub.
I get there owner of the house was an elderly woman tub full of water and Draino.
She goes to the other room said she would give me a check when I was done. Shaking my head at how slow things have been I say to myself I bet she did not flip down the trip lever. She did not I could have been a scum bag and played it off as if it were clogged. But I did not I told the poor old woman she forgot to flip the trip waste lever. She was red in the face and was so embarrassed she wanted to to pay me for my time. I refused because she was only 2 minutes from my home and a member of the biggest church in town. When times are tuff I still have my dignity as a business owner.
Before all else sleep good everynight, Karma, Ju-Ju whatever you want to call it when it comes back you want it to be good.
 

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you did the right thing

is it honestly that bad down south???
im a plumber in toronto and i'm working 12-15 hours a day

full time for my boss and 3-4 hours on the side
(young just purposed) so i need as much cash as possible

i feel for you guys that sucks big time
 

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I feel for ya unclog, it sucks when it's slow.


schultzie- You sound like an apprentice.

Side jobs are forbidden with my company with the exception of family. I sell my guys materials at cost for themselves or family. The problem I see with side jobs? Too easy to compete with the boss for jobs. Too easy to tell the companies customers " I can do it cheaper after hours". Too easy to think "I'll just borrow this material". Compete with your employer and you risk assisting to put him out of business. You want to work for yourself? QUIT YOUR JOB. Buy your own van, tools, materials. Get your own WCB coverage. Get your own liability insurance. Pay your own benefits. Open a GST account. Pay Rev Can 1.4 times your CPP and twice you EI contributions. Keep a stock of material on hand so that you can do the work. Advertise to ensure market share.

I could go on but I am starting to get p-o'd. I hope your boss reads this and figures you out.
 

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Thanks guy's :) I jst got a call this morning 2 toilets have to drive an hour there but it's work I hope.
 

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You should come down here. I've been so slammed I won't even take the bs drippy faucet, toilet rebuild calls. I've been referring any out that isn't a slab leak, repipe, jet job, wall leak etc etc. Been keeping another company scrambling just keep up with my "grade b" calls that I don't want.

Sorry to hear how slow things are up there.


I have been looking to move to Florida for years I'm done with snow.
Only problem homes are not selling. On the bright side they are looking at building a casino in town. God please this town needs it I should take Pictures of this town to show you all the hell this town is in.
A casino will bring home values up. If business picks up I will stay if Not sell sell sell Florida here I come.
 

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Man record here most ever 5 days. Now 6 not proud of it just shows how tuff times have been.

Today being the 6th day the phone finally rang in town for a clog tub.
I get there owner of the house was an elderly woman tub full of water and Draino.
She goes to the other room said she would give me a check when I was done. Shaking my head at how slow things have been I say to myself I bet she did not flip down the trip lever. She did not I could have been a scum bag and played it off as if it were clogged. But I did not I told the poor old woman she forgot to flip the trip waste lever. She was red in the face and was so embarrassed she wanted to to pay me for my time. I refused because she was only 2 minutes from my home and a member of the biggest church in town. When times are tuff I still have my dignity as a business owner.
Sorry to hear things have been that slow. Hopefully things will pickup for you soon. I can't even seem to take a day off over here.
 

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Streak ends at 6 days. Two toilet augers same house tampons in both.
Its funny everytime I post a slow down phone rings next day. Weird.
Oh well back to the waiting game again.
 

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Bingo....Just got a call from a homeowner that found water seeping out from his foundation when he uses the washer and theres no water inside:eek:he has old cast pipe with a trap under the slab.:thumbsup: So you guys know where i'll be tomm. morning:thumbup:. Since things have slowed down I answer the phone 24/7
I used to be picky when it came to late calls. Now where things are so slow. I answer 24/7 and will travel just to stay afloat.
 

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Sorry to hear things haven't picked up for you yet. Take heart, it will in time.

Just like some of you, we have replaced a lot of water heaters lately. Two on Saturday, one on Sunday, one on Tuesday, and one today. Also, disconnecting two more water heaters and installing a tankless.

Lately it's been water heaters, garb. disposal replacements, & toilet replacements. Always in cycles!
 

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Me too everything has been clogged toilets all but one the camera job I did last week.
Don't get me wrong I would love to do 5+ toilet augers a day make some nice cash and save my back hell I could work into my 90's if It worked out that way.
 

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Streak ends at 6 days. Two toilet augers same house tampons in both.
Its funny everytime I post a slow down phone rings next day. Weird.
Oh well back to the waiting game again.
darn no calls all week hope i get one soon. now lets see if your theory works :thumbup:
 

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darn no calls all week hope i get one soon. now lets see if your theory works :thumbup:
You slow too? I posted twice due to slow down and twice the phone rang next day. Good Luck hope it works :)
 
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