Fed up

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neanderman
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Re: Fed up

Post by neanderman » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:32 pm

LIALLEGHENY wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:54 pm
Over the years I've learned how to do everything myself so I don't have to rely on anyone.
Ditto. There are a few things I won't do, but not too many.
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Re: Fed up

Post by spro » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:36 am

Trees and ladders. I have plenty of both but dang !

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Re: Fed up

Post by liveaboard » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:44 am

I still do everything, but would like to do less in the near future.
I just don't trust anyone to use my 4 ton 80HP grass cutter without wiping out small trees and shrubs.
And I have a language problem.

So it's DIY until I drop.

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Re: Fed up

Post by hoppercar » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:42 pm

Well, I finally got fed up enough, waiting on a service man....these people beg and beg for your business, and to support your local businessnen, but they are big responsive in returning phone calls, and don't even show up for appointments....so i said,heck with them....I called the manufacturer directly, for the parts ordered at 1/3 the price, and had them send me a ups tracking number and emailed receipt. Scanned the receipt and price, emailed it to the service man company, and said choke on it

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Re: Fed up

Post by spro » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:30 am

That's okay to a point. Gas valves and pilot registers are things where you don't want to burn the bridge too much. I understand. I've replaced a few furnaces and hwhs but these things do need some maintenance. I got really chapped when I hired a company to clean my gas furnace, vacuums and blowers. Instead of actually vacuuming in and around the heat tubes in the beginning , he stuck a blower in there. Stuff was going everywhere while he was trying to vacuum around the top of the furnace. My lathe was fair new then and covered with soot. I figured that I could do better than that.
Gas valves require the flue and boiler sections clean. The gas valve itself can't get too hot by lack of maintenance.

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Re: Fed up

Post by hoppercar » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:41 am

Well when you can't get a piece of glass for a fireplace door for over a month, and I call the factory and have it in 2 days, at 1/3 the price..yeah, I would say I'm fed up with service company's .

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