Wanna see a fucked up chain of events?

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  1. BaddFunn

    BaddFunn Kick ass fuck yeah VIP

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    So I get this frantic emergency service call last night and when I pull up to the house there's neighbors out in the street and a stream running down the driveway.

    I go into the basement and it's flooded with about 6" of water from a broken faucet.

    I just capped off the broken faucet until I can get them a new one.

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    The water heater was out so I had to clean out the burner and relight it. No problem.

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    Here's the fucked up part. There was so much water that a big plastic tub floated over to the boiler and caught fire which pretty much roasted all the controls on the front of the boiler.

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    These are the controls that were on the front of the boiler. Now they're evidence for the insurance claim.

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    New controls and wiring. It was an old millivolt system so I replaced everything with 24 volt controls and rewired the system.

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    Toasted gas valve.

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    all fixed. when I got out of there about 9:45 last night the old couple in their 80's had hot and cold running water and heat. :mrpeanut:

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  2. Gomez

    Gomez Well-Known Member

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    should you be snapping pics of your client's water heater? Don't plumbers have a Code of Confidentiality .... hmmm well?
     
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    water can be scary.

    Any corpses in that basement?
     
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    i can change a tire :ucoffee:
     
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    DrSublux Who am dis VIP

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    I just bought a booster pump for my water pressure in my house. I paid around $739 for it. Did I pay too god damn much for a pump?
     
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    BaddFunn Kick ass fuck yeah VIP

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    I didn't expose any of the model or serial numbers and I even covered my initials with my finger on the new aquastat. :grad:
     
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    Sutter Home Wine...by the CASE! :facepalm:
     
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    How much did you charge them?
     
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    BaddFunn Kick ass fuck yeah VIP

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    There may be when the old man starts cleaning out all that wet junk :(
     
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    :cool:

    sounds about right :dontknow:
     
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    An old couple in their 80's.....let me guess....you discounted them down to $25,000?
     
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    BaddFunn Kick ass fuck yeah VIP

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    old people

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    yikes
     
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    BaddFunn Kick ass fuck yeah VIP

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    $1110 and then I have to go back and replace the faucet for $355. :c
     
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    Any idea how the faucet broke like that? That looks crazy...when you first told this story, I assumed it was one of those plastic faucet/plastic tub shits...that looks to be an old school ceramic basin with a decent-ish faucet. :dontknow:
     
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    That actually seems fair to me :dontknow: The all new controls, plus you were there at an emergency rate legitimately.
     
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    BaddFunn Kick ass fuck yeah VIP

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    that faucet has to be 60-70 years old. I've never seen one break like that.

    I almost forgot, the old lady was brazing a roast when the smoke detectors started whaling so they just shrugged it off as a false alarm.
     
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    holy hell
     
  19. Shivvy

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    BF... question:

    how are plumbers so fat yet able to fit in tiny space to do work?
     
  20. nazdrowie

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    yea that's pretty fucked up