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Old 10-31-2006, 11:38 PM
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Everyone done with blowouts or maybe do you think a small number of flyers should be put out to try and get some stragglers???
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Old 11-01-2006, 12:50 AM
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Everyone done with blowouts or maybe do you think a small number of flyers should be put out to try and get some stragglers???
So late in the year what % are you hoping of .01 - 1%?
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Old 11-01-2006, 09:33 AM
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Everyone done with blowouts or maybe do you think a small number of flyers should be put out to try and get some stragglers???
We usually aren't done this early, but the blizzard and very cold temps have just about stopped the phones ringing. We have about 25 left to do, but yesterday never reached 30 degrees according to my truck temp guage. And today is going to be the same. Low was supposed to be about 10-15 last night. I used my torch on 4 of the seven yesterday, and my tech had about the same. We both saw lots of freeze damage yesterday.

I may call some of last years list of winterizings that haven't called yet, and say we are still available. But I absolutely HATE soliciting work. I prefer to leave it in their hands. We send everyone a newsletter telling them to call us if they want it done.
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Old 11-01-2006, 09:51 AM
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I am sending out a postcard this week to all my list that did not get done....I also had to torch yesterday.....I hate that.

I expect some of the stragglers will continue to call up until thanksgiving or so....as it will be in the 60's here again before the next snow, whenever that might be

Sure glad I have a compressor now and don't have to try and lump all the stragglers together to go and get a rental...PITA
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:28 PM
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So late in the year what % are you hoping of .01 - 1%?
Well I was just thinking of the people who just plain wait til the last minute.
Like maybe tacking on 25% and making just a little more
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:32 PM
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already below freezing here at 6pm... and falling until 8am.

PVBs go crack crack crack
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:44 PM
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First Snow of the year, curious on what is going to happen tomorrow. Still had some installs from this summer that never got shut down.
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Old 11-02-2006, 10:11 PM
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Oddly enough got 7 calls today? Maybe a trend????
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Old 11-03-2006, 12:13 PM
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Started torching those backflows....

what do you charge for the poppet and bonnet replacement? Called one company in the area and they are charging $150 for the poppet and bonnet on top of the $75 winterization. God bless 'em
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Old 11-03-2006, 07:10 PM
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If I have to replace one while I'm there in order to get the system to blow out...I only charge $175 total.....
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