Here Here, Bravo Bravo
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...
Last edited by master plumber mark; 01-19-2006 at 05:13 PM.
l+m is going around $1000-$1100 how about your neck of the woods?
A day like that happens about once every 18 months . Glad you got yours !!
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
This morning, I dont remember my back being
this sore back in 2002 either.
Last edited by master plumber mark; 01-20-2006 at 05:22 AM.
Last edited by master plumber mark; 03-30-2007 at 06:51 PM.
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'
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."
Was that the basement of the Plumbers Hall of Shame?
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".
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.
I think there is another thread around here those pics need to land in! LOL
Glad to hear ya had a good day!
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."
[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...
When it is too tight to use a NO HUB you got to resort to
I have not had to pour a lead joint in mid air in at least
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..