Friday, November 27, 2020

Plumbing Discount Mailer


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.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Bellingham Kitchen Utility Sink

 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!

Monday, November 2, 2020