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Old 03-26-2012, 05:48 AM   #16
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Kevin, I have to respectfully disagree with your statement that our name is on or under the toilet. It is the plumber's responsibility to ensure that any fixture is properly positioned on whatever floor or wall material is provided. As for how I approach dealing with a flange, I do whatever the plumber tells me to. I don't remove toilets, I don't mess with flanges, I don't install toilets. Period. If the homeowner is unwilling to hire the right professional for their project, I'm not interested in working for them.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:47 AM   #17
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Brian, I kinda take exception to:
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If the homeowner is unwilling to hire the right professional for their project, I'm not interested in working for them. Brian
And that is very much your choice.

As a remodeling professional as many on here are, We do tackle thing outside of tile. By doing this we are very busy. But everyone has to decide on their own business model.

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Old 03-26-2012, 07:15 AM   #18
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Didn't mean to ruffle anyone's feathers, Hammy. I'm comfortable "tackling" certain things outside of tile as well. I simply draw the line at anything that requires a license here in Minnesota, for example, electrical or plumbing. I have electrician friends and plumbing friends and carpenter friends that send work my way, and in return I reciprocate whenever I can. That is the business model that works for me.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:11 AM   #19
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I don't make plumbing connections either. Too much liability, and my insurance doesn't cover it.

No problem removing them, though.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:51 AM   #20
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Many of us work alone always have and if there is a plumber involved great. If not we do what we have to ta getter done. I have worked with a few plumbers who don't want to work with you and their schedule. Last one I had so some work I asked if he could take 5 minutes after he had everything back in to call and let me know. Couldn't be bothered with a courtesy call. It is the person though not the job that makes them that way. I like to communicate with others on the job, work as a team. Some think the world revolves around them, they can keep that mindset all they want they just won't be working on my job. I have learned to learn and work with people not against them.

I do what I have to do on the job to get done, get paid so I can move on. Have I learned a lot about the other trades involved in renovation, certainly.
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Man, no feathers ruffled here. Just stated my way of doing things herein the backwoods.

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After having seen too many broken plastic flanges and rusted steel flanges I always use stainless steel replacements. Not much cast iron round these parts.

I stopped using wax rings about a year ago instead using the Sani-Seal rings instead. I buy them by the case of 12 for the price break.
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Sometimes I put the toilets on sometimes I don't. If the flange looks busted or if it involves more than a wax ring basically, I don't touch it.

Whatever.
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