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Old 06-16-2013, 07:49 PM
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Help me convince my boss we need a GFL

Also I need him to start using flow control valves..

The way I am trying to convince is just not sinking in..
The dude is just stubborn..

We have a Giant 4'' main for a large commercial site..Lots of valve in head...The system hasn't been turned on in a few years...I took a sneak peak of it a while ago..and its in rough shape....numerous valves not ohming out..

my guess is there are a few breaks in the wiring and then some..
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:42 PM
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If you can bill time and material, who cares how long it takes?
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:51 PM
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I agree with the flow control valves, but we have not had a wiring issue that could not be repaired in 15 years with no Ground Fault Locator.

Now, it is one of those items on my wish list yet the guys when asked said they did not feel it was something they needed.
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:55 PM
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If you can bill time and material, who cares how long it takes?
That's kind of a piss poor attitude there Boots. The client certainly will mind and if it's a good client why take advantage and run the risk of making them mad? Get a GFL, troubleshoot the wiring efficiently and the client pays a fair price and the contractor makes a fair profit. I'd rather be fair with people and get repeat business then screw people over and never get to work for them again.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:20 PM
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That's kind of a piss poor attitude there Boots. The client certainly will mind and if it's a good client why take advantage and run the risk of making them mad? Get a GFL, troubleshoot the wiring efficiently and the client pays a fair price and the contractor makes a fair profit. I'd rather be fair with people and get repeat business then screw people over and never get to work for them again.
Again, consider the source.

Toots went from gouging the client because he won't buy quality locating equipment, to selling the client a new system because Harbor Freight was out of wire caps.

He should be a gazillionair
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:30 PM
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Again, consider the source.

Toots went from gouging the client because he won't buy quality locating equipment, to selling the client a new system because Harbor Freight was out of wire caps.

He should be a gazillionair
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Must be related to my boss
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:28 AM
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When ever you're ready ! Understandbly tacoma is a bit too far of a commute

I did a 2nd interview with a guy early may from Tacoma.. He was too much of a quick pistol kind of guy just from over the phone so we passed. Hope it wasn't you! lol
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:48 AM
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That's kind of a piss poor attitude there Boots. The client certainly will mind and if it's a good client why take advantage and run the risk of making them mad? Get a GFL, troubleshoot the wiring efficiently and the client pays a fair price and the contractor makes a fair profit. I'd rather be fair with people and get repeat business then screw people over and never get to work for them again.
Have to agree with the SoCal water thief.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:54 AM
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Have to agree with the SoCal water thief.
Did I forget to tell you that I changed the water in my pool twice this month? AND when I washed both of my German luxury automobiles this week I just let the hose run down the driveway for a good hour!
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:47 PM
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Did I forget to tell you that I changed the water in my pool twice this month? AND when I washed both of my German luxury automobiles this week I just let the hose run down the driveway for a good hour!
I ran with scissors once. Pretty crazy, huh?
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