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mtmtnman said:
WTF are they starting Sept 1st in 3D for?? Crazy!



In 09 it was 1 sept thru 30 april.

Later it changed to 1 oct thru 31 mar.
 

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SwiftRes said:
Yeah high of 90 degrees here on the first day of winterization season. :) I think they just should just winterize year round IMHO.
No thank you. To busy with grass and to damn hot in these houses to wint in the summer. By October i have slowed down enough where i have time to do wints.............
 

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Yeah, but doing it with initial secure/lawn just saves another trip to house. With wint season starting in September, now we have both lawns AND a rush of winterizations to do. Followed by a rush of plumbing repairs.

There are a few banks that do year-round winterizations. Somehow I always miss that detail the work order because it's only maybe one property per month, and end up having to go back to winterize. :censored:

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No thank you. To busy with grass and to damn hot in these houses to wint in the summer. By October i have slowed down enough where i have time to do wints.............
 

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I agree. Not winterizing year around is stupid.


Wastes fuel and time to make another special trip just to winterize. Especially in the rural states.
 

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BPWY said:
I agree. Not winterizing year around is stupid.

Wastes fuel and time to make another special trip just to winterize. Especially in the rural states.
Your there every month anyways. What's the difference??? If you wint in July and a realtor turns the water on the pipes freeze anyways if it's not caught. If you do it in October any least most realtors will leave it alone knowing it's winter......
 

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I couldn't possibly count how many times I did initial secures and NEVER returned to the property.

Or if I did only returned later (wasted trip) to do a winterize.


I couldn't possibly count how many winterizes I've done over the years that were lock changed by some one else and I was making a special trip to winterize.
 

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Remember late fall of 09 when I made a trip into northern WY and even into MT doing rush emergency winterizes when the temps dropped way down?


All BS trips had they been winterized on the initial secure.
 
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Hey Swift, just a heads up make certain you are using a licensed plumber in Polk and Story county. If you want details as to why I say this call, pm, or email me. It's gonna get messy for some of these Joe Blow's doing repairs without pulling a permit.
 
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You are 100% correct. Did you hear from the Plumbing Board? I was informed every home that has a foreclosure filing or Sheriff sale will be required a plumbers certificate or its a $250 fine. I will only say Kenny is at work at the P&P guys wont be.

Swift if you need a master plumber I know 1 @ $200 each or P3 Im sure knows some.
 

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FremontREO said:
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You are 100% correct. Did you hear from the Plumbing Board? I was informed every home that has a foreclosure filing or Sheriff sale will be required a plumbers certificate or its a $250 fine. I will only say Kenny is at work at the P&P guys wont be.

Swift if you need a master plumber I know 1 @ $200 each or P3 Im sure knows some.
Fremont, what is the real purpose behind this? It looks to me like just another money grab by taxing authorities. Seems like every time you turn around back there you need a permit for this and an inspection for that. A tech fixing brakes on a car don't need a permit nor do they need to be certified but if the brakes fail due to a screwup by the tech the driver could kill someone or cause tens of thousands of dollars damage. Not a lot of difference imho. I do agree there are a lot of idiots doing wints but there are also a lot of extremely competent people doing them. All this has to do with either the plumbers union or the counties are short on cash and needed another tax........
 

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FremontREO said:
P3.

You are 100% correct. Did you hear from the Plumbing Board? I was informed every home that has a foreclosure filing or Sheriff sale will be required a plumbers certificate or its a $250 fine. I will only say Kenny is at work at the P&P guys wont be.

Swift if you need a master plumber I know 1 @ $200 each or P3 Im sure knows some.
I have used one for $70/hr for repairs. Have another one thats slightly less.

This applies also to winterizations even though no repairs or changes are being made to the plumbing?
 
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$70/hr not bad for a Master Plumber... What I did not clarify was if permits are needed for every home? That adds to cost. I dont see why a permit is needed except to "track" that home at the city level. Still at a 1 hr minimum I see no profit. I was contacted by some former companies to "at least do winterizes" LOL- NOPE.

Mtmtnmn is right...its a money grab.
 

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I bet the service companies are screaming bloody murder over being forced to pay more for a licensed plumber.
 
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