This is a friend on another forum. He was wondering if this was a legit job. Have a look see.
Mainly looking toward you on this one nate. with all your apperant knowledge with fixing up your own house, but anyone else with some uptodate knowledge about the industry norm with plumbing please weigh in because im having a small amount of buyers remorse. about $130 or so dollars of it at that.
Sunday of last week (10 days ago) my wife noticed water was seeping up through our garage floor. so Monday i called the same plumber who did the work on the outside when our main gate valve broke and i couldnt shut water off. so he came out that day and started the work.
a few pics:
he determined that the leak was about 5 to 6 feet to the right of where the hole was dug and decided to bypass the main line from the outside and rout a temporary 1/2" line through to the elbow in the hole.
Temporary problem in place he said it was highly unlikely he could get to it by friday and that he only came out then because im a friend of his friend from his church and that they had pervious work on my house.
Cool, fine NOOO problem.
Called him monday afternoon to see when he could be out to finish the job (i'd really like to use the same people for this stuff if they are decent price and do good work...) he told me he was still working on his contracting site till tuesday night and that he would call me wednsday to settup a time to come out. SWEET!!!
Today about 7:20am i get a call
him: Hey we can be there in an hour
me: sweet see ya then
him and his assistant got here around 8:00am and startted working i only walked out there once and they were working above the water heater and such, offered them each a coke or water, they declined so i went back in.
Around 9:45 i get a knock on the garage door "Hey, were done"
checkbook in hand i walk out there and this is the first thing i see on the opposite wall of the garage
i knew it was going to be routed through that spot in the wall but the plastic piping and the fact that it bends like 8 or so inches to the right was unexpected. anyway he shows me the two new cutoff valves above the water heater they also installed and tells me the price is $450.00 even. Kinda a relief at first cause with the leak being underground i was worried it'd break 4 figures, but after having seen the materials used for the "fix" it seems over a hundred too much to me so here i am wondering if they did a job thats standard with the indutry or if they half assed it and i just overpaid for the worki wasnt looking for a break or anything and on the first fix they used copper and did a great job for $125.00 so i kinda thought that given the same level of difficulty and work required that this one was gunna come in around just a hair over $400.00 if they used copper piping and whatnot. not $450.00 and plastic tubing.
Granted they did also relocate the cutoff box to the air handler to a higher position away from this tubing but stil...
Anways here's the finished product inside the garage.