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  1. Fixit

    Fixit In the Starting Line-Up

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    Our old water heater was about to poop the bed, so my wife and I decided to go with Roto Rooter to both deliver and install. The plumber shows up, looks around, and does up the quote. The first thing that struck me was the $55 fee that I would have to pay so he could go back and pick up the water heater, but whatever.

    That was nothing. The quote for the hot water heater plus labor was $1,135 including six hundred dollars for labor. I bid him a gentle farewell.

    Saturday, I bought the hot water heater from Lowe's for under $350 and installed it myself in about an hour and a half. I assume a pro would have done it even quicker, but even if it took him the same amount of time I was going to be charged $400 a friggin' hour for labor.

    Eff Roto Rooter and all the companies like them.
     
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    milwaukeebeers44 On the Game Day Roster

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    ****, you could get one of those fancy-schmancy tankless water heaters installed for less than that!! Had no idea they were such a ripoff.
     
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    Fixit In the Starting Line-Up

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    No kidding.

    Also, I apologize for being a dillhole to you in the other thread. :D
     
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    milwaukeebeers44 On the Game Day Roster

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    Eh, no apologies needed! :)
     

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