I mentioned on this blog a couple weeks ago I was debating choosing a plumber.
When I was building I had two good and reasonable plumbers but they have fallen off the face of the earth, I cannot find them.
Anyway I decided on one.
After they told me the job was done, I talked to my grandson who lives in the little efficiency and he said there were no leaks but there was no hot water. Later he called back and said yes hot water, but on the wrong side, that was why he thought there was no hot water.
Now if you know plumbers they will joke about ‘anyone can be a plumber, you only have to know two things, $h-t goes down hill and cold is on the right.’ Okay now hot is on the right. I told Sherry to call GS and ask if he was flushing with hot water, he laughed, but checked, YEP he was really flushing with hot water, he thought that was neat..
I still didn’t have a bill. So I e-mailed “I need a statement and I also need to talk to the technician ‘Ron’ (now plumbers are called technicians) He should e-mail me when he comes in.
I really did not want to tell his boss he didn’t know which side was cold. Instead of the e-mail he called, I hate that, it puts Sherry in the middle. Anyway she explained the problem and he said, “Yeah I wasn’t sure about one connection.” WHAT!!!!
There must be two connections that are wrong. Simple, but wrong.
So mentally I am adding up costs for this job. It is a simple job. I did the job and it leaked. I used a new system (to me) with a clinch clamp. A great simple system, but it leaked. I know the problem was mine. But I also know how to fix it. and I could have done it for less than $20.
So I added up what I thought would be the max someone could charge I told Sherry, $162.50. I really thought $160 but thought the $162.50 sounded more like I was smarter.
Every time I figure a job my son Mark always says, you better double that. I guess I am out of touch, I refuse to admit it. But the bill came in, $325
EXACTLY double what I told Sherry.
I am going to plumber school!
From Paul (louis) on the west coast, vehicles in advertisement :
Hey, that was Taken in front of the
ATC, I worked for them once.