Finishing my stories

So anyway............ The guy that called wanting the friendly price, called other companies that couldnt come out for weeks, church, soccer, yadda, yadda...... I did it yesterday. Started out as 3 diff bldgs with 2 furnaces each. By the time I got to the first bldg, it was just that bldg 2 furnaces total. Nothing else. Building was rental and total slumlord crap. Both furnaces in basement. Basement had a small tire hanging from the joist ripped in half from training a pitbull. Tons of old dogshit in basement. Dirt floor and 25watt bulb. First is a Jani-junk 90%er supposedly not working. The guys partner shows up, takes me to the basement, gives me the quick story of he checked everything. I disconnect the stat wiring. Jumper R & W and everything works fine. He says, "Oh, guess I need to replace the stat." I said, "yup". On to the 2nd furnace. He says, "Oh, I gotta leave and go pick up materials". I said, "Fine, I'll be done in a min." I remove the stat wires from the 2nd furnace, jumper R & W and the furnace purrs on like magic. He said, "Oh, guess I better pick up a couple stats." I said, "yup". Ten mins and 2 service diagnostic fees. What an idiot! And I dont want any shit out of the homemoaners. I told the fool upfront EXACTLY what I was going to charge him for the service calls PER furnace. He'll go out and change the stats and toast the transformers and call me back. Bubba
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Bubba wrote:

Geeze, Bubba... you couldn't have come up with some mumbo-jumbo problem that required a new pull?
Did he pay cash?
Do you really want to screw with it?
Just curious....
Jake
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I could prob come up with all kinda excuses but all he wanted was cheap, cheap,cheap.

partner). Im not worried. I'll get paid. Did I mention that they are rehabbing a home in my town (almost finished) and absolutely NO permits were pulled, no occupational, etc. Etc. muhahahaha

Do I? Nah, not really. Shit and smell on the floor is just really gross even though Ive been in places a hundred times worse, however, $148 bucks for 10 mins isn't to shabby. Bubba

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I went on a no heat yesterday, a type of system I had not seen before. An upscale apartment complex. System in third floor apartment. Maintenance dude says he can't figure this one out. System is an upflow that heats by water coming from the hot water heater. Start trouble shooting and discover that the pump inside the system is bad. I so did not want to fix the thing because of how difficult it is going to be to get to get the pump out and back in. I call Goodman and they tell me the pump is on the east coast, costs 139.00. Again, I do not want to do the job so I tell maintenance boy that I'll do it for 800.00. Maintenance boy doesn't hesitate, ok get r done. What an idiot.
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Al Moran wrote

It's called a combo system, and they usually have small Grundfos pumps that are available everywhere
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Al Moran wrote

Hint!Hint! Forget trying to get at the pump.....think manifold..... I'm too good to you.
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On Thu, 02 Nov 2006 04:54:06 -0800, Al Moran wrote:

..........and I think you know the ol saying............... "We cant help it if you dont charge enough" Bubba I cant believe you havent seen one of those systems. They are all around here. They need a valve on both sides with a Tee, boiler drain and check valve. They work tremendously better after a few years when you flush and back flush the lines through the tee.
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wrote:

Found out yesterday why the pump was bad, company that installed the system capped off the supply line and it wasn't getting any water. Had to tear a bunch of sheet rock out to get to the fitting.
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Al Moran wrote

WOW!!! That is SOOO close to being interseting!!
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Bob, you going for flamer of the month??? :)

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Nah! Just having a little fun with some newbies who need to be knocked down a few pegs, that's all! Sometimes they need to be bitch-slapped! I'm still waiting for a least ONE OF THEM to nail me with a good comeback, but I guess I expect too much of them...... :-) Ahhhhh.....kids these days........
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No I guess not your ego and arrogance is to high for that! From Dido

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Bubba wrote:

If a "homemoaner" researches a bit, attempts a diagnosis, discovers something, studies the manuals, asks some questions from a Newsgroup, and goes ahead and fixes something--he's a cheap f*ck.
If he calls in a "Pro" to fix something simple, he's an idiot.
Can someone explain to me why some of you guys act like such hypocrites??
Peace, Dan
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wrote:

You missed the entire freakin point Dan. Here, lets beat on your head a little harder and see if you understand it this time. The "SlumLords" fit in a category all by themselves. Most of them are "cheapF*cks" period. Any HVAC tech knows that. It just goes without saying. I really dont appreciate working in slumlord conditions where the smell from shit is sooooo bad that it stings your nose and makes it hard to breath. I also dont like to work in basements where they have had a main sewer break for years and the raw sewage is in the basement. Several inches of mucky shit water. I wear clean clothes, have clean boots, my tool bag is clean and so is my truck. Its no fun walking into dumps like that where I have to keep my jacket on and have my toolbag slung over my shoulder because it will have dirt, shit and roaches on it if I set it down. At that point, I make my decision on whether I really want this guys money or not. My choice. On the other hand, If a guy researches, asks, checks and whatever else, then calls me and all I have to do is turn on a switch or change a dirty filter, he gets a service/diagnostic fee and a repair fee. YES, I have a separate fee for turning on a switch. Its not knowing how to turn it on...........its "What" to turn on. If it were that easy, HE would have done it. Does that clear the cobwebs in your head a bit now, Dan? Bubba
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Bubba wrote:

You're not talking about the great U. S. of A., are you? Sounds more like a Developing World country that you're working in... : )

So, you DO admit that not all homeowners are the same...
Peace, Dan
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I can't explain others behaviour. Just a guess is that they are HVAC cause they aren't smart enough to be plumbers.
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