Re: Types of plumbers and status in the trade??
The thing that comes to my mind is, most new construction plumbers do not like to deal with the nasty. I worked with a few that would just about have a fit when dealing with it.
I used to have stereotypes or categories of plumbers but anymore I respect them all. For example, some people think drain cleaners are pretty close to neanderthals. Anyone who has any time in drain cleaning knows different.
My boss has some type of Jedi snaking ability. I and other guys have been on snaking jobs for hours only to have him arrive and clear the line in 10 minutes. I wish I could video tape him snaking sometime, it's pretty funny.
Anyone can tear a man down, few can build one up.