Rookie mistakes

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by zechstoker, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. rogerdodger

    rogerdodger LawnSite Member
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    Replace the kill switch with a monemtary push switch. You press the button to kill the engine and then it goes back to the run position.
     
  2. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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    I love the old saying concerning experience, "Experience is something you get right AFTER you need it". :)
     
  3. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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    Oh SH!T !....how deep is the notch? Let us know how it turns out.
     
  4. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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    Oh man, how did you explain the dead grass?
     
  5. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
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    With honesty. Told them exactly what happened, and ended up doing some work for free. At least it wasn't the main part of the yard that got sprayed. It was a small section between the driveway and fence line.
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  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    The customer respected the fact you owned the mistake and fixed it. How many stories of hacks that just run and put the customers phone number on block.
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  7. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah, I know what you mean. If anything goes wrong like this, the customer is always the first to be notified (immediately). I couldn't operate like a hack and be okay with that.
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  8. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I heard a story once where a guy cut the wires to an AC unit while trimming and didn't mention it to the customer. Then was surprised when they called wanting him to pay for it.
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  9. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Lol...well what you expect from an unlicensed home remodeler :)
     
  10. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    If AC wires are low enough and exposed they were probably put in by an unlicensed HVAC guy.
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