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    Default Flat rates

    Is there an area on this forum where plumbing flat-rates can be discussed, if discussed at all? I'm new here and don't want to cross any boundaries. I had my first encounter with a flat-rate plumping firm a little over a year ago and I have some questions concerning how the flat-rate system is supposed to work.

    Tech II

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    We don't really talk about rates here, too many places with different economies.

    Basically, Flat Rate, just means that someone took the time to add up the ingredients for the job and posted the final figure.

    It saves a lot of time, in that you figure the price once, no matter how many times you do the job.
    For instance, if I do the same repetitive job over and over again, I don't waste time adding the time, and parts each time. I just get er done, and slap the number on it.
    It also means that nobody is wasting time with a stop watch seeing how long you take bringing your tools in from the truck.

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    No problem and thanks for your response.

    I do have a DIY question that I'll post.

    Tech II


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