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The ineptness of nationals

You go to a property to winterize it only to find the plumbing is completely gone hot water tank included. Submit your photos do the pcr jump through all the hoops you have to just to get paid for a trip charge.
The next day you get an email stating they need you to return and take pictures of a compressor hooked up and see if lines will hold pressure. which f-ing picture did I submit that showed any water lines you imbecile. No wonder this industry is going to hell in a handbasket dealing with idiots that are only looking at pictures to see where they can reduce your invoice instead of looking and reading what you submitted!!
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they did that to me also so i went back and hooked up the gauge to the outside spigot showed 0 pressure poured AF down any drain that was left and billed them for a wint. They actually paid it.
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Had the same, all pipes missing from sinks and toilets, was asked why I didn't use anti freeze or do pressure test. Duh.. there are no pipes.
Found another one where most of the plumbing was ripped out. Funny thing was there was an old toilet bowl in the middle of the basement. You got it, the other hack poured anti freeze and put a winterized sticker on it.
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they did that to me also so i went back and hooked up the gauge to the outside spigot showed 0 pressure poured AF down any drain that was left and billed them for a wint. They actually paid it.
Have had several where the only thing left of any plumbing was the bathroom sink. All copper gone, WH gone, tub gone, kitchen sink gone, toilet gone. Poured AF down the bathroom sink drain, slapped a sticker on it, billed a wint, moved on to the next one. I used to call and ask questions about whether I should even attempt a wint. I was told - "Do what you can". I quit asking questions. AND, I quit feeling bad about billing for a whole wint too. After the first time I was sent back for "We can't read the pressure gauge." and "Where's the picture of no water in the toilet?"

Goes along with my motto - Don't get mad, get paid.
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. Funny thing was there was an old toilet bowl in the middle of the basement. You got it, the other hack poured anti freeze and put a winterized sticker on it.
Well it's not like he lied. That toilet wont freeze.
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Had three of those today.

One City I work in has some serious copper bandits. I just left and an awaiting "clarification". I did see an interesting thing though. The guy before me capped the fixtures/appliances. He must have charge for the plumbing repair and the Wint. Got me thinkin' $ince I have $o many like thi$.
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One City I work in has some serious copper bandits. I just left and an awaiting "clarification". I did see an interesting thing though. The guy before me capped the fixtures/appliances. He must have charge for the plumbing repair and the Wint. Got me thinkin' $ince I have $o many like thi$.
No MCS is notoriously stupid for this. Plumbing cut out and missing. take pictures of all the cut lines and submit bid to repair. BUt nooooo get a work order to cap ALL open lines. I call in . really you want me to cap a cut line in the basement that goes to the upstairs faucet??? Answer yes. so I go back and cap 15 different line at $10 apiece. Must be scared spider will live in the pipes.
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I capped 42 speaker wires one time that went from where the entertainment center would sit at one end of the room to where the speakers would be mounted at the other end of the room.

It was easier than trying to explain that the wires were connected to nothing and therefore could not be a hazard.

My head hurts after trying to explain ones like that.
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Five Brothers will also get their panties in a twist if you report busted plumbing without bids to cap the lines. Verticle water lines broken on both ends. That is the result of people who cannot think for themselves or use common sense.
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Five Brothers will also get their panties in a twist if you report busted plumbing without bids to cap the lines. Verticle water lines broken on both ends. That is the result of people who cannot think for themselves or use common sense.
Common sense is so rare it is a super power.
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