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It has hit a new low

So I get a call out of the blue today from a company that needs "a lot" of winterizations done soon. The guy says they are all in my area. I asked how much they pay and the guy says "well since I need them done soon I will pay more $34.00". I actually had him repeat the price 3 times and I think he was getting excited that I was talking to him.
Well after the 3rd time I told him to jump in his truck and get hopping himself. I told him good luck with those prices and to never even think of calling my number again.
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hi

Just plain crazy dont think i'd been so nice
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I seem to be getting alot of offers from the private sector doing carpentry services (what I did before this finacial fiascal)....Makes it harder to swallow these national/regional service co's pricing.
I have a feeling alot of these properties will be left hanging....
THEN, when they can't find needed services the pendulum will swing back....Most of us that know what is up will be doing something else.
KNOWONE can work for free, that's what we have here.
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$34................... I don't even blow out a 3 zone sprinkler system for that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Don't and wont.

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Its suicidal.
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Normally I agree with you guys but in this case I must be missing something?

I have done many $40.00 wints. What's the big deal? A wint doesn't take me 15 mins?
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15 mins???


You using 3 helpers?

And then ride in the truck for an hour to the next one?

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Normally I agree with you guys but in this case I must be missing something?

I have done many $40.00 wints. What's the big deal? A wint doesn't take me 15 mins?

a. These wints are $34.
b. Your covering Indiana and your still trying to do wints yourself?
c. You can find subs to do these and still make money?

I just had a guy at a property yesterday that was winterized by LPS in 09 and Safeguard in 2010 and a regional in 2011. The water was still on at the street and dripping thru a leaky interior shut off valve. The water heater had roughly two gallons left inside. That seemed to us to be a 15 minutes $34 wint. Just saying, Doberman....
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a. These wints are $34.
b. Your covering Indiana and your still trying to do wints yourself?
c. You can find subs to do these and still make money?

I just had a guy at a property yesterday that was winterized by LPS in 09 and Safeguard in 2010 and a regional in 2011. The water was still on at the street and dripping thru a leaky interior shut off valve. The water heater had roughly two gallons left inside. That seemed to us to be a 15 minutes $34 wint. Just saying, Doberman....
I am out doing a few wints today for a client actually. They pay more than $34.00 but I have seen many companies around the $40.00 mark and before we had contracts with nationals we did $40.00 wints.

We don't go to the meter at the street. In Indiana and most parts of Illinois we can't it's a huge fine.

  1. Roll up on the property and go immediately to the water heater, my generator and compressor stay on the truck i run hoses in and hook up get the water heater draining.
  2. Zip Tie main shut off in house
  3. begin pouring antifreeze in traps and stickering everything
  4. unhook roll out.
How hard is that? I much prefer a wint to a grass cut because I don't have to buy mower blades, belts, or fuel to speak of.


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That seemed to us to be a 15 minutes $34 wint. Just saying, Doberman...
but I do wints by myself (I can't stand riding in a truck with helpers) and i do them very quickly.
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I am out doing a few wints today for a client actually. They pay more than $34.00 but I have seen many companies around the $40.00 mark and before we had contracts with nationals we did $40.00 wints.

We don't go to the meter at the street. In Indiana and most parts of Illinois we can't it's a huge fine.

  1. Roll up on the property and go immediately to the water heater, my generator and compressor stay on the truck i run hoses in and hook up get the water heater draining.
  2. Zip Tie main shut off in house
  3. begin pouring antifreeze in traps and stickering everything
  4. unhook roll out.
How hard is that? I much prefer a wint to a grass cut because I don't have to buy mower blades, belts, or fuel to speak of.


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That seemed to us to be a 15 minutes $34 wint. Just saying, Doberman...
but I do wints by myself (I can't stand riding in a truck with helpers) and i do them very quickly.
I can't do them that fast,I like to build a pressure test and most of my wints are wet so there is a hour with the furncace.

I have been doing 4-5 a day for the last 3 weeks and can't even make a dent in my work orders.
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