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Old 02-07-2016, 11:47 PM   #16
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I was just saying....but I do agree with you.
When I worked at a drain cleaning shop- our invoices said we are not liable if the cable damages or gets stuck- I think this is typical and does happen...

Do you know if the house has a grey water cess pool for the kitchen sink line?
I ask because I have seen cables unknowingly ran into septic tanks and become a jumbled mess. Only way to retrieve them was by excavating the tank to gain access.
Some areas still have the kitchen on separate lines to small dedicated tank-perhaps the cable is there? Just a thought
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I was just saying....but I do agree with you.
When I worked at a drain cleaning shop- our invoices said we are not liable if the cable damages or gets stuck- I think this is typical and does happen...

Do you know if the house has a grey water cess pool for the kitchen sink line?
I ask because I have seen cables unknowingly ran into septic tanks and become a jumbled mess. Only way to retrieve them was by excavating the tank to gain access.
Some areas still have the kitchen on separate lines to small dedicated tank-perhaps the cable is there? Just a thought
I don't know but I'll try to find out. Plumber coming back tomorrow.thx
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She asked me if the $120 charge was appropriate for twenty minutes work. When you're on a fixed income, any charge is too much. Unfortunately, that service call started at $120 no mater how little time the tech spent.

I realize I am mostly preaching to the choir here. While my minimum charge was a lot lower that 120

My answer always was, there is the 30 minutes it took to get here, the inventory cost of materials on the truck, the license fees, insurance, extra taxes and general overhead that must be a part of each and every job.
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