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Old 08-27-2009, 06:54 PM   #61
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Grumpy, I must apologize for them. I am a moderator there and they are an argumentative group of people. Sometimes its better to just report the post and let the mods deal with it. I try to get along with everyone and still try to keep peace there as well. Its a hard thing to do. I feel sorry for the mods here as big as this site is. Hopefully its a lot calmer though.
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It must be bad if a mod has to be triple packin'
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Uh huh! I told you they were rowdy
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Shutting a fellow professional down is one thing but doing it with an asshole attitude is another.

I can't help but think everytime a plumber gets sprayed with rank water or fecal matter he thinks to himself "I wish I stayed in school".
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...except for when he looks at his bank account.
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In this forum, I see electricians bashing plumbers and plumbers bashing electricians.... while other DIY/HO/Wannabe signing in anonymously... and start bashing both electricians & plumbers causing stir controversies.. LOL (one said plumbers are stink.. other sayd electrician is suck.. while DIY/HO said they all are stupid!!??))

Now, where other professional trades.. would you all please join into our big monster-bash party for fun... purrr-pleazeeee!!!

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...except for when he looks at his bank account.
Reminds me of a joke:

Doctor call up a plumber to fix a leaky waterline.

Plumber arrives, fixes the pipe quickly and hands the bill to the doctor.

The doctor reads the total....$1000, shocked the doctor says " a thousand dollars! I don't even charge that much!"

Plumber says "when I was a doctor I didn't charge that much either".
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I've always liked that one too . And I've definitely know some good plumbers who were cool as hell, Grumpy just wasn't quite so fortunate on his foray into the forbidden zone...he got all azzes
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In the last 7 days i've paid my plumber $1900 for 3 bathroom remodels. 3 interchanges , 3 sink fixtures w/new valves & water lines, 1 tub/drain fixture, 1 shower drain move.

I think plumbers are a bit high on rates per hrs they actually work but if you find one that shows up on time when needed he's worth it.
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In the last 7 days i've paid my plumber $1900 for 3 bathroom remodels. 3 interchanges , 3 sink fixtures w/new valves & water lines, 1 tub/drain fixture, 1 shower drain move.

I think plumbers are a bit high on rates per hrs they actually work but if you find one that shows up on time when needed he's worth it.
Sounds like you got a very good price for all that work. I have no idea what, "interchanges, sink fixtures, or a drain fixture" is... and I'm a plumber, LOL. Anywho, the point is, I think you got a very good price from your plumber on all that, but, I'm not sure what all was done.
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In the last 7 days i've paid my plumber $1900 for 3 bathroom remodels. 3 interchanges , 3 sink fixtures w/new valves & water lines, 1 tub/drain fixture, 1 shower drain move.

I think plumbers are a bit high on rates per hrs they actually work but if you find one that shows up on time when needed he's worth it.
Will he work in NY?
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Sounds like you got a very good price for all that work. I have no idea what, "interchanges, sink fixtures, or a drain fixture" is... and I'm a plumber, LOL. Anywho, the point is, I think you got a very good price from your plumber on all that, but, I'm not sure what all was done.

What did you think about grumpy's treatment on the pl tlk forum?
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I have no idea what, "interchanges, sink fixtures, or a drain fixture" is... and I'm a plumber, LOL.
We call the 4-way interchange valve that the controls the hot/cold lever in a shower an " interchange". It might be a regional thing . I guess i should just call it a shower control level? Drain fixture= the new matching drain in a tub or new shower pan.

I'm just a wood/tile layer, thats why i bring in a pro plumber in cause i can't say it right much less install one properly.

You say $1900 is a good deal , but it only took maybe 10 hrs total . i wish i made $190 an hr
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It only took him that long because he has skill and lots of practice.

In this state, you must attend school for 4 years, while working full time as an apprentice before you are allowed to sit for the Journeyman's test. Its quite a commitment. If you don't pass, you have to wait 6 months before you can take the test again. There is no other trade in this state with requirements that strict.

I'd say that 190 an hour for work that efficient was a bargain.

You folks can harp on plumbers all you want, but what I say here can go for any trade. There is nothing so satisfying as watching a skilled tradesman at work.
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It only took him that long because he has skill and lots of practice.

In this state, you must attend school for 4 years, while working full time as an apprentice before you are allowed to sit for the Journeyman's test. Its quite a commitment. If you don't pass, you have to wait 6 months before you can take the test again. There is no other trade in this state with requirements that strict.

I'd say that 190 an hour for work that efficient was a bargain.

You folks can harp on plumbers all you want, but what I say here can go for any trade. There is nothing so satisfying as watching a skilled tradesman at work.
Wow that's for the whole state not just local requirements, residential and commercial?...Why plumbing and not electrical?

That class would be a breeze, boring for 4 years, I can teach you everything in 4 words.....sh!t flows down hill
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You folks can harp on plumbers all you want, but what I say here can go for any trade. There is nothing so satisfying as watching a skilled tradesman at work.
I think we're harping on the way grumpy was treated, not how skilled plumbers are.

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