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Old 10-22-2009, 08:33 AM   #31
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$574 for 45 minutes of work replacing radiator valves ?!?!?


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Receipt is something like:
"1- Inspect pressuretrol
2- Replace rad valves"
Total $574

So, no, I did not, and I should have had them itemize it in great detail. He simply said something like "its the labor" when I balked at the amount.

The labor ? U simply remove them by turning them, and put another one on. Simple. A kid can do it.
Then maybe you should have done it yourself, rather than call a professional.

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Old 10-22-2009, 04:40 PM   #32
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Say what, that "... then I should have done it myself ..." ?

Well, yeah, of course I should have. I'm just ranting cause I'm out $574 for a guy to come here and replace some valves with his bare hands on radiators that are in the wide open, he didn't have to cut anything, weld anything, use tools, go for parts, turn anything off and on, etc... he just removed a valve and put on a new one a few times. I'm just p%^&ed at myself for allowing this to happen.
The lesson to be learned is to post here with the problem before you call someone in. This will work as long as the situation is not an emergency.
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:36 PM   #33
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True. The devil is in the details. Like Leah said it is worth paying top $$ for if the company has skilled plumbers/techs. Usually the larger ones charge more and sometimes can attract better skilled techs because we all like to work for who pays the most $$. Getting referrals from your friends/neighbors about who did good work for them also helps.
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:14 PM   #34
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wHEREH'D THE op GO?

I DIDN'T GET MY FANGS INTO HIM...
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:18 PM   #35
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Halloween is coming. Try not to "dry up" to many innocents.

PS: Watch out for vigilantes with garlic and silver bullets in their 45's. Bwahaha
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Halloween is coming. Try not to "dry up" to many innocents.

PS: Watch out for vigilantes with garlic and silver bullets in their 45's. Bwahaha
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'Ya been watchin' too many badly researched current vamp movies.

Silver bullets are for Werewolves, not us undead. And the Garlic?

Old wives tale. I show up in some comely things boudoir and she has garlic all over the place I'm gonna start cooking for her! Ever taste garlic pudding? We call it scorthanya.

No, i'll probably grab a tech coming off call to stanch my hunger. But if he's a Lennox dealer I'm gonna turn him to Nordyne
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:49 PM   #37
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I just finished working on one of your Nordyne goofy counterflow mobile home units. Has the siliest looking combustion air fan. Plastic unit with bathroom fan motor and blades. Their electric furnaces are good. Lennox can't be bothered with the "low tech market". LOL
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I just finished working on one of your Nordyne goofy counterflow mobile home units. Has the siliest looking combustion air fan. Plastic unit with bathroom fan motor and blades. Their electric furnaces are good. Lennox can't be bothered with the "low tech market". LOL

Mobile home furnace pffft...Witha all the new innovation Nordyne has put out in the last several years, the mobile home division (which was Nordyne's core business when they first started out) has almost become a redheaded step child.

I'm tellin' 'ya Yuri in the next couple years you won't be able to mention Carrier and Lennox without including Nordyne in a discussion of the top three big HVAC players.

I missed a chance to go to a Nordyne modulating furnace class..

I got an Email 5 days prior with the weekend in the middle. Damn wholesaler.

It was gonna be in Lansing, a good three hour drive. You don't want to be on I96 in the morning. People drive like they have blindfolds on.

Like being on the QEW (Th Canadian 101 I think it is) in Toronto at morning rush hour.

Them Canucks is cwazy dwivers!
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Hi my name is Tim and I am renovating an old house in Heritage Hill, Grand Rapids MI. I have recieved quotes on the cost of replacing the valves on my radiators and they are about $1200 per valve (Geiger) without even looking at the system or the house! I now this cant be right. Could I ask what company you work for?
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Hi my name is Tim and I am renovating an old house in Heritage Hill, Grand Rapids MI. I have recieved quotes on the cost of replacing the valves on my radiators and they are about $1200 per valve (Geiger) without even looking at the system or the house! I now this cant be right. Could I ask what company you work for?

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What makes you think you can just come here and ask personal questions like that.

If I didn't want anonymity I would have posted all that in my profile.

The nerve!
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Hi my name is Tim and I am renovating an old house in Heritage Hill, Grand Rapids MI. I have recieved quotes on the cost of replacing the valves on my radiators and they are about $1200 per valve (Geiger) without even looking at the system or the house! I now this cant be right. Could I ask what company you work for?

You first, What company do you work for.
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You first, What company do you work for.

Maybe he wanted to contact the company Clover works for to get a price from them.
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This is such an easy thing to fix. All you need to do is to buy the adjustable vents and open the ones furthest away from the boiler all the way and close the ones closest to the boiler to a minimum.
Once you do the basic adjustment, you can fine tune it with the use of thermometers on each level.
This is an example of pathetic incompetance.
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Maybe he wanted to contact the company Clover works for to get a price from them.
Let 'em call HeyBob.
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What makes you think you can just come here and ask personal questions like that.

If I didn't want anonymity I would have posted all that in my profile.

The nerve!
Well, I thought that maybe a DIY chat room would be full of people interested in helping others about home improvement, but I guess it's just one narcissist not helping anyone. Thanks for the reply.

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