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$30 per minute

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Inky_Wretch, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing that's what I'm paying right now to have a plumber and a duct-work specialist install a new tankless water heater. They've been here about 45 minutes now. So if any of you would like to buy lung, cornea or hair for a transplant, let me know. I'll take Paypal.
  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Why so expensive?

    That's $1,800 per hour.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Poin, I was engaging in some hyperbole there. It's actually around $150 per hour. But when they say "It'll probably take us about six or seven hours to finish this" my mind reeled.

    Why so long? They have to move this water line down about three feet and then move this gas line up two feet. Then that water line needs to come up about two feet as well. Then they have to get the 5-inch stainless steel(!) duct work, cut a hole in the ceiling, run it up through the attic, cut a hole in the roof, put the flashing and vent cap on it and then seal it all up.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I learned basic plumbing from Pops. As long as I can get a line in, a line out and wire it electrically, Joe Buttcrack can eat it.
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I don't think there is a trade or skill that charges less than $60 -$70 an hour. I can do electrical. My wife can actually do basic plumbing.
  6. Precious Roy

    Precious Roy Active Member

    Ink, I could use a lung.... Damn smoking.
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I've become an expert with the taping knife and plastering mud over the past month. My grandfather taught me roofing and carpentry. Plumbing, especially when NG is involved, is out of my comfort zone.
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