I'm in the wrong business! $275 per hr!

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Colaguy, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. Colaguy

    Colaguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    Had to call a plumber for an emergency situation today, Clogged toilet line. Took one hour. Charged me $275. Charged $25 to drive over to my home.


    I am definitely in the wrong kind of money making business. Let's all quit and become plumbers & get rich quick! :drinkup:
  2. Vecchio Lawn Care

    Vecchio Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 905

    Next time go to he depot and get a snake to go through the pipes. Much cheaper! But yeah plumbers prices are outrageous
  3. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    If I were to clone myself and then come by to give myself a quote for cutting my lawn, when I heard the price I quoted to myself, I'd tell me to go eff myself.

    If you could, or wanted to fix your crapper yourself, you'd have done the same.
  4. Colaguy

    Colaguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    Went to HD & rented a nice electric wheeled version employee "said" would go into toilet. Did this before calling plumber. The HD unit wouldnt fix into toilet, took it back & HD did not charge me.

    Plumber had to get on roof & stick his electric unit down the pipe vent. Were I more knowledgeable in the plumbing realm of life, I would of thought to get on roof!

    Bought some Drano Gel Max. Didnt help. Yes, plumber work has always been expensive.
  5. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 42,133

    How stupid is it that we're all sending our kids to college to get a "good" job and now we have college grads doing secretarial work and other low-skill white collar jobs when they'd have been better off going to trade school and getting their hands dirty?
  6. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,453

    Use less TP next time :laugh:

    My snake works every time

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