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I would only order normal stock stuff, no fixtures, Ballcocks, faucet repair parts, WC repair parts ball valves, fittings, save on gas and time once a week go though trucks and invoices see what you used and what you need, shipping is negligable compared to the hour in the supply house to get parts that you normally stock, not having to deal with oh we ran out of Kohler Flappers this morning, or we dont have close couple kit for that toilet, time is money friends, 10 minutes here 10 minutes there it adds up! Id rather eat the hour of time myself than have to pay out a mechanic at 40 an hour to do it!
If you werent your boss should use a different supply house!!!! On a similiar not I had to overnight a 8"x20" ductile iron eccentric reducer once that was close to $150 to overnight via truck freight! The reducer was about $400 though
I over nighted a piece of 4" no hub cast iron and the boss was pissed.
Who woulda thought $65 for shipping a piece of cast iron?
Can't tell you how many times I've been chewed out for overnighting things. I try not to sell things that don't have local parts, but sometimes that doesn't work out. What do you tell the dairy farmer when he can't have hot water because AO Smith dealer doesn't stock the gas valve for the water heater they sold them? "Uh, we'll get it here tomorrow for an extra $60"
sigpic3:00, I mean 5:00, and work is done. Time to crack a cold one.