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Hi, Its been a long time since posting. I just moved to Caldwell, Idaho from So Ca. I'm entering a semi-retirement phase of my life. Because I need to earn some income, I'm going to do part-time drain cleaning here and learn how to fly fish, but I digress. I need a journeyman license. I need to know how to study for it without enrolling in a college course. I've searched several times on the web for courses, but I'm not getting anywhere. Can anyone point me in the right direction? If you are in the Treasure Valley, I will reward you with a free jetting job I f I take your advice. About 40 percent of my biz down in Ca was for plumbers that needed bigger guns but didn't have them. I have a very impressive set up for drain cleaning. Thanks so much for your time and efforts.
 

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Am curious how you're going to get it done. They want hours as well as school, don't they? No reciprocity with CA. I'd like to know how you progress with this. I was told by WA I could apply but my CA experience would have to be reviewed (negotiated?).
 

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Am curious how you're going to get it done. They want hours as well as school, don't they? No reciprocity with CA. I'd like to know how you progress with this. I was told by WA I could apply but my CA experience would have to be reviewed (negotiated?).
I have the hours (62400 Ish) 40 hrs a week 30 years. 4000 hrs and school or 8000 hrs working as a plumber.
 

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I have the hours (62400 Ish) 40 hrs a week 30 years. 4000 hrs and school or 8000 hrs working as a plumber.
Yeah they don't seem to make it obvious how to bring hours from CA to ID (or WA in my case), I hope I'm missing something. I've only had one conversation with WA so far.
 

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Do you really need a plumbing lisc in Idaho to do drain cleaning??
Not so in Indiana-- Roto rooter has a bunch of apprentices running
around cleaning drains here
 

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Do you really need a plumbing lisc in Idaho to do drain cleaning??
Not so in Indiana-- Roto rooter has a bunch of apprentices running
around cleaning drains here
I swear I almost posted the same thing.

I might would even go “ catch me if you can style “ for a while.

I was thinking the same thing. I'm not sure how insurance would work for a "not licensed plumber." I'll call my guy tomorrow and post the info attained.
 

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Yeah they don't seem to make it obvious how to bring hours from CA to ID (or WA in my case), I hope I'm missing something. I've only had one conversation with WA so far.
I had to fill out a simple form and have my wife confirm my hours and then had to get It notarized. I couldn't self-certify. Walla, now I can take the test.
 

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Did you bring the vapor rooter to Idaho? Big change CA. to Idaho nice to see you.
Cuda Cuda Cuda. Wow, Long time. Nice to see you too. I think of you often when I use the sr-20 locator you brought to my attention that was for sale. Yes, I brought Vaporooter. I talked with a septic guy yesterday who is interested in using my services for his customers that roots are jacking up lines. I have some very good case studies about the product that proves its effectiveness. Thanks for the tip of the hat.
 

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I swear I almost posted the same thing.

I might would even go “ catch me if you can style “ for a while.

I was thinking the same thing. I'm not sure how insurance would work for a "not licensed plumber." I'll call my guy tomorrow and post the info attained.
I know we're different states but my business is currently drain cleaning only and we were able to get insurance no problem
 

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No license required for drain cleaning and repair work,at your age why worry about a license
No license for drain cleaning here but some repair does require a license. Also if you represent yourself a plumber it requires a license no matter the type of work you’re doing.

I speak for my area only, other areas I know can be different.
 

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No license for drain cleaning here but some repair does require a license. Also if you represent yourself a plumber it requires a license no matter the type of work you’re doing.

I speak for my area only, other areas I know can be different.
Yes, I agree. Those repairs can be profitable. And I want them too. I might be able to scoot around the issue. I'm going to go to big factories, cities, etc. I'm set up for up to 10-12 inch lines. I'm not talking about clearing lav lines. I'm talking biggy lines, oh yeah. I have a big boy truck with a big boy jetter. And some cool nozzles as well.
 

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theplungerman ,What is Vaporooter I know it is a foaming root killer is it a franchise? Can I buy the equipment and put foam in sewer lines?
US EPA, Pesticide Product Label, SANAFOAM VAPOROOTER II,11/12/2019

I started a post on foaming root killer in the lounge.
IDK about how to go about it here in Idaho. Let me ask my rep about different states. What state you from? Its not a franchise. Ca made me get a pesticide application license. Different states have different laws regarding it
 

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When I was there in 1999, I sent in my Resume with a photocopy of my CA. paper
license, they said that all I had to do was post a Application, pay the fees, they
would come by a Jobsite that I was on to see me do the Practical
They give me a Letter that said I could do Plumbing until I got my License
 
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