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The usual cheaters here. Guy wanted to relocate the vent in the upstairs wall to install a huge window. He didn't tell me it needed to be repiped in the attic. He didn't want to sign the contract because he didn't want to pay my time to get my ladder. Then he found his own ladder while complaining it was only a 1 hour job, it was expensive etc. The freaking thing in the attic was the main stack going through the roof with a branch. There wasn't room to do it easily without cutting most of it out and swearing to repipe. Told the guy call somebody else it's almost in the soffit, there's no room and have to redo all that too, it will take several hours and there's no plywood to lay down in this 200 degree attic. The window guy was pissed the window was already out, they asked for a cap and what the cost of it was, it's F-N free!

I'm outa here!

Karma was instant today, there you go you whinner.
 

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Asian woman calling Christmas eve to replace a shower cartridge thinking I have nothing else to do, she won't pay even the day rate.

Guy calls at 8PM Thursday night for a burst water pipe, Everyone is closed for the next 2 weeks and he tells me I'm a rip off.

Guy last week tried to reserve an appointment for Friday the 23rd when everyone is already closed. He too thought he could pay me with a box of 6 doughnuts.

Woman also calls Thursday for a clogged sink, she complained about the price and asked if I knew how to clear a drain, her hack plunged it without success. The freaking dinning room was the size of my house! I couldn't climb the snow slick hill back out, I found some abrasive and took me half an hour to spray it all over. She calls back 20 minutes later saying her FN Delta electronic faucet isn't working, I had to turn around and go back to the boonies.

Another woman Friday afternoon on the 23rd for a clogged toilet outside the city on lost private roads. She said she would do it herself...

Same old nonsense and merry F+N Christmas! 馃巺


I got a few happy customers in other cases, relief!
 

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Custy complained of a pipe pouring water into her backyard.

I went to her house and found the neighbor behind her installed an area drain from his drive way into her yard.

People are CRAZY

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Call sparky he'll plug that pipe with concrete in a jiffy!
 

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I stopped working on them because of the type person that typically lives in them here.

Yes, that鈥檚 stereotypical but it works for me.
One of the reasons I refuse trailer homes too, the last one a guy called saying he swapped out his water heater by himself and hooked it up himself and flooded the place. I refused to touch it and he left a bad online review!

I hate A-hole people. :mad:
 

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Homeowners should definitely cover a icemaker leak,tell them to go over the agents head because something鈥檚 not right,it should definitely cover this,but I Dont see 40,000.00 worth of damage but heck nowadays you never know
40K in damages is not unreal. Last winter I had a dishwasher leak on a hardwood floor, the freaking floor extended the entire level, kitchen, living room, closet, hallway etc. It also ran under the kitchen island and counter tops with granite tops. Since you cannot match the same wood everything needs to be replaced and removing the entire kitchen to put it back under the counters, removing the plumbing and granite. Luckily the floor straightened up but replacing it was 20-30K alone and the counter removal and stuff add another 5-10K.
 

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Dang tango you were bad reviewed and didn鈥檛 even go the the job site lololololol,that鈥檚 hilarious
Got another one, an algerian accent who left a bad review because I refused the job. As you know they try to cheat the bill, he was saying in a several sly ways the job was easy and he wasn't going to pay if I charged more than an hour. He sent me pictures of a completed rusted no name brand faucet that was obviously leaking for years and seized into a ball of rust. I ignored his text and he left a bad review. This is cheating bazzaar city like in the movies. I won't say how I think of them now.
 

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Most people I know don鈥檛 even read reviews.

Typically the only people who leave a review are the ones who think their opinions matter. Reviews don鈥檛 mean jack crap to me.

Being a one man shop it鈥檚 difficult for me to keep up with just the good word of mouth. I rarely work for people I have zero connection with. Usually I was recommended by a satisfied customer.

I suggest stop putting so much emphasis on reviews. You鈥檒l never satisfy everyone.
Here it the opposite as a one man shop, most people read reviews and that's how they decide to call. Plus the more bad reviews and low score that means your listing drops in rank and if it drops that means you end up on at the bottom of the page. If you are at the bottom of the page or worse on page 2 no one is going to call and game over you are close to be out of business.

Word of mouth is almost non existant and mostly applies to black market hacks.
 

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Honestly鈥..it sounds like an awful place to be in business. Consider moving and quick. Things shouldn鈥檛 be that way for you man.
You can't even imagine the daily ordeals I go through, I even had a thread of daily nightmares, my soap opera thread. I stopped posting in it I was going insane. I disqualify anyone that doesn't sound local which helped a lot but I still deal with a lot of bad people and bad situations.
 

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I had a nightmare of a day, I'm completely drained and I need to read 135 pages of venting to familiarize myself with tomorrow's 8 of 16 hours course to keep my licence.

Anyway the fist pic I didn't have to work on it but it's a lowboy heavy monster. I had the displeasure to battle to replace the tub/shower faucet and the F-N wall was 2-3" thick with cement and wire mesh! WTF!! The closet was so small I had difficulty getting supplies and tools, arghh. I had to work in some guy's bedroom and on the shelf was 12 cans of duster, I guess he sniffs' em like I seen on TV.




Plumbing fixture Tap Bathtub Bathroom Purple


Automotive design Vehicle door Wood Automotive exterior Tints and shades
 

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Read the description below the video. And then look at the comments about people not reading the description :D

Part of the description;


"........All hiring and decisions were exclusively between the landlord and plumber. The woman with the steam vacuum is the tenant of this low income apartment with her two children. They reported a leaking bathroom sink to their landlord. The landlord, a very problematic, very cheap, Persian female, calls in a self-appointed Hispanic plumber named Wilmer. Wilmer is the kind of cheap labor that cuts corners to try and save money.

It should come as no surprise, with these buildings having been built in the 1970's and earlier, that nothing is up to code. This means, in order to shut the water off for this one apartment, the entire building's water would have to be shut down. The apartment complex requires a $150 fee to be paid every 30 minutes the water is turned off. The shut off valves and water heaters are behind locked doors and are only accessible by the complex staff.

This is obviously a flawed system compared to the ideal of each apartment having separate shut off valves. The landlord is far too cheap to do anything about it. Wilmer tried to please the cheap landlord by saving her $150 on the bill - you guessed it - by repairing the leak with the water still on. Wilmer, confident in his abilities and armed with his trusty 5 gallon bucket, knows that he will always get her return business if he pulls this off. He gets underneath the sink and unleashes a 90PSI torrent of steaming hot water (don't worry, the minion slippers are fine)........"

It's the main reason I refuse most condos now, I learned a lesson last year. I shut the main in the guy's condo and turning it back on it leaked. Told the guy it needed to be replaced. After an hour another owner below showed me the same handle in her closet in the ceiling, it could of been the main but it was unknown. It was the same type and I knew it would leak, no other valves were found. I told them to close the curb valve to change the one upstairs. A few weeks later I saw the city guy and he told me this story which turned out it was for the building I was in for this specific curb valve, it turned out the curb valve was under the asphalt and they didn't want to pay the city to turn it off or dug up. Luckily the valve upstairs stopped leaking. Now I refuse the entire street unless they have a ball valve and another one for the building I can easily reach.
 

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Quoted a rebuild on a Kohler San Raphael 1 piece toilet this morning. Looked up the parts, that have to be ordered, gave a quote of $325.00, home owner got real pissy about it and said don鈥檛 worry about it 鈥渨e will just buy a new toilet鈥. Told the truth, they鈥檙e a pain to work on and extremely stubborn. I thought the price was fair. What evs.

I worked for a woman several weeks ago, at the end of the job she wanted me to see if the toilet was cracked but I wasn't quite sure. She called last week it had more cracks and now wanted a price for a new install. Mam it's the same T/M rate, she said she'd think about it. What did she think I'd charge less, I guess she'll get someone cheaper for that?
 

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I Dont set around jacking off to plumbing magazines as it sounds like you do,you said that鈥檚 all you do or think about,your own words
 
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