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  1. senor_fabulous
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    I got a call from a plumber to price up a job for a 8.5 kW shower. So I went and had a look, told him could be a complete rewire here mate. He and the customer not pleased at this so I told them I will have to do some tests. Plumber says no no dont do that. I said I have to, and it will need a board change anyway. So he and the customer, went through the cable run route, about 18 metres and a right pig. Then the plumber told me he will supply materials, give him a list and I gave him a rough quote there and then. He said I,ve already quoted the customer less than that. He then got really agrressive dont you want £150 blah blah blah. For the fact he got nasty I said yeah I'll do it. He said great be here tommorow at 7. I have just got a call from him " are you coming dont you want £150 " I told him never to ring me again and put the phone down. A new shower cct and board change for £150 what an Nutter.
     
  2. malcolmsanford
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    Was the CU that bad you needed to do a board change?
     
  3. senor_fabulous
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    Yep an old mem rewireable fuseboard cream in colour must be 50 - 60 years old
     
  4. Mark_Burgess
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    A henley block and a small C/U for shower would have done, no need to replace every time.
     
  5. malcolmsanford
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    You've nicked my next suggestion Mark.................;)
     
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  6. sparks1234
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    Should have walked away earlier,its not worth the agro
     
  7. senor_fabulous
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    i did think of that space is tight, just about get away with a board swap
     
  8. Mark_Burgess
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    Well, fair play for shafting the plumber like that, in the past when they or anyone are in mid rant I just walk away without saying anything and snigger to myself when they are shouting "oi, dont you walk away from me".
     
  9. ghost
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    You lasted longer in the room longer than I would have!!!!
     
  10. SPARTYKUS
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    Usually ends with a "you're breaking up......yep you've gone"
     
  11. sparky1502
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    plumbing is a dirty trade....he has prob spent to much time twisting someones ubend....i would have told him to jog on....the idea of a quote is you price up materials and a labour price...they say yes or no...its not can u do it for 150 quid the tool....
     
  12. DurhamSparky
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    hahahhahahaha!! ge in!! if you go to plumbing forum later there wil be a post saying some stupid electrician or somit!
     
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  13. senor_fabulous
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    A grade A tool of the highest order, he should stick to breaking up other people's jobbies than dictating terms to sparks
     
  14. telectrix
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    ask the pratt if he'll install you a new boiler for £150. you'll buy the boiler so he can't put a mark up on it.
     
  15. senor_fabulous
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    Yep could well be. It will start Am I an Angry Nutter, I have been shafted by a spark all because I tried to dictate a price on a job. Oh well there is always my trusty plunger. He was good looking though. LOL
     
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