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new home owner. Home inspection report was squeaky clean. Found this jetter hose cut off in the kitchen vent. BIG problems. Cast iron drain lines. Told them to lawyer up. Roof is completley shot too. Young couple; just had a baby. Sh!t like this is what gives us bad reputations.
That’s no reflection on a plumber.

Thats bad they actually paid for an inspection and that wasn’t found.

The previous owners will be on the hook for that. Who knows what was discussed when that hose was cut off.

I don’t dig up sewers for free if my cable gets hung up. I’ll charge them to dig up and repair the pipe and get my cable free. If they refuse then I cut my cable and leave.
 

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new home owner. Home inspection report was squeaky clean. Found this jetter hose cut off in the kitchen vent. BIG problems. Cast iron drain lines. Told them to lawyer up. Roof is completley shot too. Young couple; just had a baby. Sh!t like this is what gives us bad reputations.
There's a green jetter hose like that sold with nozzles on amazon marketed for use with an electric pressure washer. Maybe the last home owner is the culprit.
 
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There's a green jetter hose like that sold with nozzles on amazon marketed for use with an electric pressure washer. Maybe the last home owner is the culprit.
He was an elderly fellow who is no longer alive. His kids sold the house after he passed.
 

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easy money today with a couple sewer lines within 2 miles of each other 2 counties over. Lines you can hear that sewer cable in. Easy money today. View attachment 135987
I need you to cut that loose and roll the writing to the top of the pipe there Rocky.

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The Basement floor drains- “Trap seal primer” tube was run off the 2nd floors tub and shower, shower head pipe…
Why?
Wood Automotive exterior Gas Tints and shades Fixture

why run 45’-50’ of 1/4” copper tube from the second floor down to the basement floor drain, when you can run 10’ for the laundry tub that’s 10’ away from the floor drain.
 

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I have a customer this thanksgiving morning that is not getting enough hot water for some reason when she showered. She has a 50 gal electric tank.

possible causes.

1. using too much hot water
2. Water not hot enough
3. Lower element not firing
4. Shower faucet temp limiter set incorrect.
5. A hot water leak, that’s associated with #1.

It’s going to be some fine advertising for that little retirement community with my truck sitting in her driveway. The community will be packed today with guests from all over the city….and they all have plenty of money. Houses start at about 500k in this community and 500K is a butt load for a house in Bama that’s not on the water.

Plus this little lady is sweet as can be. She said that she was just going to leave a message to get on my list and didn’t expect me to answer.

Im blessed with good customers 👍
 

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I have a customer this thanksgiving morning that is not getting enough hot water for some reason when she showered. She has a 50 gal electric tank.

possible causes.

1. using too much hot water
2. Water not hot enough
3. Lower element not firing
4. Shower faucet temp limiter set incorrect.
5. A hot water leak, that’s associated with #1.

It’s going to be some fine advertising for that little retirement community with my truck sitting in her driveway. The community will be packed today with guests from all over the city….and they all have plenty of money. Houses start at about 500k in this community and 500K is a butt load for a house in Bama that’s not on the water.

Plus this little lady is sweet as can be. She said that she was just going to leave a message to get on my list and didn’t expect me to answer.

Im blessed with good customers 👍
#3, 5 usually
#7 worn mixing faucet, least likely.

Customer: "I'm having a problem, just handle it, I'm busy."

What did you find?
 

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#3, 5 usually
#7 worn mixing faucet, least likely.

Customer: "I'm having a problem, just handle it, I'm busy."

What did you find?
I haven’t went yet. I’m waiting to go closer to lunch so more people will be in the neighborhood 🤣

This is neighborhood is a goldmine. The people will call you to come out for anything……I swear they just want to talk sometimes. They have the check already filled out with everything but the amount type customers.

My guess is that she has company in town and they used a lot of hot water. It’s probably not set very hot…..

I looked her up and on November 18, 2019 I checked her water heater for proper operation. Charged her $125 service visit and that’s all.

I use an app called TurboScan. I scan each invoice into it with my iPhone. Then you can search by name and pull up the invoices for that customer. It’s awesome. I have 5 yrs worth of past invoices on my iPhone and the cloud. You can print copies or email copies from your van. I make notes on my invoices about things….. It really helps a lot. The app only costs like $6.

The water heater is in a garage, in the open so it’s easy access.
 

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It’s like 60 a month and just a percentage per card run. Like 3% or so. But you can turn credit card option off on larger amount invoices when you email it. But If they prefer to use a card I add 3% to the bill.
The beauty of it for me is being able to write an estimate at my office and make changes in the feild when requested by the client on my phone and send it right on back to them with the requested changes.
 

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Everything checked out with the custy’s water heater. Elements pulling correct amperage. Temp is proper. Thermos cycling proper.
Passed a draw test.
No leaks.

I replaced her shower cartridge. It was 17 yrs old according to her. She had the shower replaced/enlarged when she moved in. But it did function properly when I checked it. Delta 1400 series.

$250 and I waved at about 10 other people out in their yards. It was 75 degrees here today.
 
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