I am doing a remodel and am so frustrated. I bring a plumber up who is
licensed with 30+ years of experience and ask him to move a shower assembly
over a few inches. He bores a couple of holes in a stud to run a couple of
45's through to move the water lines over. No problem, except a double
joint like that may be a leak waiting to happen. But he doesn't bore
straight and ends up not being able to fit an isolater into the hole so he
has to strap it. I thought that you could not have copper touching wood and
any time it passes through wood it has to be isolated with a nylon bushing.
Is this acceptable to you folks?
You're frustrated because you have the conceit to think you know more than
the plumber doing the work. Best thing for you to do is be quiet and pay
the bill. If you have problems later, then you can start bitching.
Reminds me of a job my boss sent me to. Guy is remodeling a house, wants
some water lines moved around in the crawl space. He starts saying, "Now,
I want the pipes to be straight." I say, "I do professional work." Then
he says, "Right. Everybody says that."
So I'm already irritated by this worm. As he continues explaining the job
it becomes obvious he's a prima donna who thinks he knows everything better,
except really he's just an insecure control freak. He's confused about
what he wants me to do. I ask him like four times and he finally starts
yelling at me, some incoherent babble. I yelled back, "Don't you f***n
raise your voice to me. I deserve as much respect as you do. I am not
your little bitch to yell at. If you can't talk in a repectful way, we
will pack it all up and leave. You can call the boss if you like."
He stared at me for a few seconds and then pointed to the door. I told my
helper to grab the stuff and we loaded the truck and left. Later, the guy
called my boss and told him about the incident. He apologized for his
behavior. My boss didn't give me any crap about it and he ended up
finishing the guy's house himself.
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