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  • What's the best thing about Plumbing?

    People ask me this question all the time. I have a feeling that your age and how long you have been in the business have a lot to do with your answer but for me, after 36 years the answer has got to be Getting the Check. A close second is Having the check clear.

    What's your answer?
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  • #2
    Re: What's the best thing about Plumbing?

    Warm pipes on the return side after 12 hours slaving to get it installed.
    The check, the check clearing are a three way tie, I have nowhere near 36 years either.

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    • #3
      Re: What's the best thing about Plumbing?

      I like the fact I can go in and solve a problem right away and see my work

      I used to like the fact about pleasing the customer, but now 70% of customers want to nickle and dime you to death, making you feel degraded and that your work is worthless and that anyone can do it.

      The check clearing, thats always a good thing, nothing I have had to worry about though.

      So I guess working with my hands and solving the problem right away.

      and also the greatfull customers that I have, the ones we often forget about.
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      Robert

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      • #4
        Re: What's the best thing about Plumbing?

        I like the challenge.The more complicated the better.I may cry like a B!^ch,but I like the sense of accomplishment.

        Always being in a different location.

        Meeting new superintendents and belittleling them hopefully
        (teasing)

        SUN,SUN,SUN.

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        • #5
          Re: What's the best thing about Plumbing?

          The check clearing
          http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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          • #6
            Re: What's the best thing about Plumbing?

            the best thing about plumbing is making the poopie go away, not that i really care where it goes, just that it goes away.lol
            9/11/01, never forget.

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            • #7
              Re: What's the best thing about Plumbing?

              I like creating.

              Mark
              "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

              I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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              • #8
                Re: What's the best thing about Plumbing?

                Watching my husband not wanting to remodel my bathroom one day

                Says it is too complicated to install a corner jacuzzi(i think he is just lazy to do it for free)

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                • #9
                  Re: What's the best thing about Plumbing?

                  Ricks here watch him pump his 60

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                  • #10
                    Re: What's the best thing about Plumbing?

                    i like the fact that my customer treat me like their personnel doctor

                    especially with my seesnake while doing a seweroscopy

                    i like to look back at large or unique projects that i was involved in and know that i was a part of it

                    all the toys and tools

                    rick.
                    phoebe it is

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                    • #11
                      Re: What's the best thing about Plumbing?

                      Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
                      Ricks here watch him pump his 60
                      oh i forgot, the k-60 impressionator

                      rick.
                      phoebe it is

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                      • #12
                        Re: What's the best thing about Plumbing?

                        ......DANG......

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                        • #13
                          Re: What's the best thing about Plumbing?

                          Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                          i like the fact that my customer treat me like their personnel doctor

                          especially with my seesnake while doing a seweroscopy hOPE YOU DO ANESTHESIA BEFORE

                          i like to look back at large or unique projects that i was involved in and know that i was a part of it

                          all the toys and tools

                          rick.

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                          • #14
                            Re: What's the best thing about Plumbing?

                            Ya know, sometimes the tough jobs get me.
                            I worked till 10: pm last night, 9 two nights earlier, a copper leak on a baseboard line 2 feet into a chase and I had to cut through some 3/4" subflooring just to see it...arms were scratched to hell from reaching in to cut & resolder. (remind me to rave on sometime about the usefulness of general's autocutters sometime)
                            Both nights were one of those "mumbling" nights...when I get so irritable I start mumbling because it seems like every stupid little things goes wrong, or the simplest most common tool is missing....then it turns out it was in my back pocket.
                            I tend to forget, those are the challenging jobs...the ones where creativity and problem solving are what we like to do most.
                            Thanks guys, for reminding me.

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                            • #15
                              Re: What's the best thing about Plumbing?

                              Duck I'm sorry,I know what you mean.Two in a row.That's harsh.I would be beat.

                              I don't get to have your kind of fun too often anymore.Thank goodness

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