|12/23/2020 Barkley Village|
This is a kitchen in a inherited-rental-soon-to-be-sold Bellingham house.
|Yep, needs replacing pretty soon.|
|New disposer and drains..|
|and new sink, faucet, and air gap!|
I received a slick oversized postcard from a local heating company through the mail today.
"Tankless water heater: $400.00 off plus a free disposer!"
Okay, let's look at that. A total of almost $1,000.00 discount, if they replace my really nice disposer and my tank-type warhorse of a water heater (as if...) with a high maintenance, energy and water-wasting tankless-type water heater.
How much are they overcharging to begin with? If I gave that much back on any job, I'd be paying you.
"$200.00 off water heater replacement"
Ya gotta wonder about the quality of the materials and the final price of the job. Water heaters are practically a break-even job for me, so discounting $200.00, I'd make more money not working.
The postcard goes on and on, but you get the drift.
Per the Lady of the House, I installed a plastic utility sink in a kitchen that's going through a extensive remodel. The remodel started when the dishwasher water line started dripping and destroyed the floor in a 20' x 15' section.
What's so great is that installing a temporary sink--a throw away, really--never occurred to me or in the many remodels I've seen. Most people will use the bathroom to wash dishes...for weeks.
Brilliant lady, she is!
Office Address: 3876 Hannegan Rd. Bldg. 1, #109 Bellingham, Wa 98226
This shower drain was leaking through the ceiling. The 20' high ceiling. Luckily, the previous owner cut out the ceiling and tacked up a piece of painted cardboard. No lie.
|Leaking Bellingham Wa shower drain|
I replaced the shower drain and a short piece of pipe and the new homeowner was making calls to a drywaller to get the ceiling professional done.
|New Bellingham Wa shower drain|
This was done during the height of the pandemic scare. To say everyone--from the city to the team--was distracted by events is a huge understatement.
It was particularly bad because my sinuses were in full revolt. I freaked out the team and homeowners.
Masks are difficult when you're breaking up six tons of 75 year old concrete, so it was bad all the way around.
It'll last 50 years or more (the sewer, not my sinus condition), so all's well that ends well.
Here's a few pictures of recent jobs.
|Bellingham Wa. Water Heater|
This was a funny one to me. My work is the left one and another company is on the right. Not all companies are the same.