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    Talking a good day--my personal best

    had a fairly good day today...

    installed 3 --40 gallon gas heaters myself --- brad white

    two other guys installed 2 --50 gal gas --brad white

    1 --50 gallon electric --Rheem


    and the we all 3 met and tackled a 30 gallon low boy electric under a kitchen sink... brad white ---on the second floor of a condo;

    what a fun day..



    on some days the stuff just falls into place....


    on others you might as well stay in bed...
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    Here Here, Bravo Bravo

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    Default 50 gal gas in marin co ca.

    l+m is going around $1000-$1100 how about your neck of the woods?

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    A day like that happens about once every 18 months . Glad you got yours !!

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    Talking water heaters

    around the midwest -- Indy-- the average
    runs from about 750 to about 950.. or up to as high as they
    want to quote..

    it all depends on how much you desire to go out
    and do something , or quote a job so high you that dont get it
    because you feel its going to be trouble.

    california is a whole other world compared to the midwest.


    actually I think the last time we did 6 in a day was back in
    2002.


    This morning, I dont remember my back being
    this sore back in 2002 either.
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    Default another day in plumbing

    sometimes , when you stumble on some plumbing
    "artwork " in someones nasty linty hell-hole basement
    that just be-fuddles your brain ,

    you just have to take a picture of it for
    others to admire.....

    because you dont get to see quality
    workmanship like this on just any damn day

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    Mark I can't believe you posted pics like that.........now everybody will want one

    Sometimes it just seems like everything falls into place. Take a day off and go fishin'

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    Default Wannabe

    Looks like someone went to L*wes for a little DWV material. The cellular core pipe gives it away.
    "Nothing that time and money can't fix."

    Scott

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    Was that the basement of the Plumbers Hall of Shame?

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    Talking the best day of the year--- was the last day???

    I installed 2 electric Rheem heaters
    and one 50 gal brad white myself today
    plus pumping out a crawl space....

    the others installed a 40 gal rheem, and
    2 50 gal brad whites....

    so that is a total of 6.....

    and I had to turn down about another
    4 heaters today....and put off a few till wed...


    This was actually the most work or our best day
    for this whole dam year.....

    does that mean that next year will be better,
    or is just a "year end tease".





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    Quote Originally Posted by master plumber mark View Post
    I installed 2 electric Rheem heaters
    and one 50 gal brad white myself today
    plus pumping out a crawl space....

    the others installed a 40 gal rheem, and
    2 50 gal brad whites....

    so that is a total of 6.....

    and I had to turn down about another
    4 heaters today....and put off a few till wed...


    This was actually the most work or our best day
    for this whole dam year.....

    does that mean that next year will be better,
    or is just a "year end tease".
    Just remember when you have good day someone else gets crap. There's only so much good luck to go around. Every time a tool breaks a demon gets his horns.

    Of course don't think a butt load of experience doesn't play into that, as well as a well stocked truck.

    Don't forget the tax man will come knocking soon, sorry to rain on your parade.

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    I think there is another thread around here those pics need to land in! LOL

    Glad to hear ya had a good day!

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    Not a solitary clue why, but once I get busy - I get real busy.
    Last month was insane, I actually considered panning out some scheduled work..a week or two before I was worried I might have to start digging into reserve cash.
    When it gets busy I take all the work I possibly can, because without question when it gets slow, it gets real slow.
    "The biggest regrets we have in life are the chances we never took."

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    Talking Every time a tool breaks ....a demon gets his horns....

    [quote=construct30;115022]Just remember when you have good day someone else gets crap.
    There's only so much good luck to go around.

    Every time a tool breaks a demon gets his horns.


    Thats a good statement...


    remings me of the one from "its a wonderful life"

    "every time a bell rings , an angle gets his wings.."


    My truck is well stocked, and those litttle demons
    can throw all the crap they want to at me all day long,

    I will win and they will lose...............


    I have literally thousands of parts in my truck

    with extra and extra fittings squrilled and tucked away in every
    knook and cranney of my truck for that

    "special moment".....when I start cussing and swearing..

    I will usually turn up the part I need somewhere.......

    and I usually can always improvise if necessary..somehow........


    It sort of irritates me that it was New Years night or
    I might have done another two heaters that I turned down today.

    It apppears I have about 3 for Wednesday


    then it will probably go back to the drought mode...

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    Talking When you cant use a... NO HUB

    When it is too tight to use a NO HUB you got to resort to
    old school


    I have not had to pour a lead joint in mid air in at least
    25 years.....


    Today I had to get out those tools to
    install a new extension to the plumbing system .....


    I thought that this would be a great tu-torial for
    some apprentice plumber tha has never even seen it done before....

    I had forgotten how nasty that is with the lead
    spiillling all over everywhere..

    pics will follow soon..



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