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fitting new syncro switch on honeywell 2 port valve

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gaswizzard

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:28 pm Reply with quote

Probably would of been cheaper to get someone in , the job would have been sorted by now. icon_wink.gif
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:05 pm Reply with quote

If only it was that simple,, you need a bank loan to call an engineer out these days,, there is no such thing as a quick simple cheap job. All jobs are serious,expensive and a rip off.
Someone should start up an honesty club for tradesmen.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:24 pm Reply with quote

A fine attitude.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:17 pm Reply with quote

beermontypython wrote:
Someone should start up an honesty club for tradesmen.

Nah, start one for customers, most issues will disappear overnight.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:26 pm Reply with quote

beermontypython wrote:
If only it was that simple,, you need a bank loan to call an engineer out these days,, there is no such thing as a quick simple cheap job. All jobs are serious,expensive and a rip off.
Someone should start up an honesty club for tradesmen.


How rude!

nI can't believe that I am actualy responding to you after that, but your problem may be a stuck (permamantly closed) valve microswich or your programmer is on constant or is faulty and not switching off. In that case, I would expect that you have either no cylinder or room stat.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:28 pm Reply with quote

beermontypython wrote:
If only it was that simple,, you need a bank loan to call an engineer out these days,, there is no such thing as a quick simple cheap job. All jobs are serious,expensive and a rip off.
Someone should start up an honesty club for tradesmen.


What do you feel would of been a reasonable cost to supply and fit a synchron motor? (assuming this was the fault).
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:38 pm Reply with quote

Which makes me want to ask a question that has yet to be answered by a DIY'er who moans about charges.

"What is a reasonable profit margin for someone to make on a job?"

People like the OP always seem to think that the labour charge is what the engineer takes home. Until of course they are challenged.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:24 pm Reply with quote

Interesting question.
The syn cost me 14.00 from Screwfix, it took 10 minutes to fit..
Now I would ask you the same question,, how much do you think is a reasonable charge, then I will tell you what I was quoted.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:29 pm Reply with quote

Was the quote as bad as the diagnosis?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:29 pm Reply with quote

It didn't fix the problem - and you were asked first. And not what you were quoted. What do YOU think?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:54 am Reply with quote

Yet another OP that moans about costs, but isn't prepared to state what they think it should be.

Or rather has absolutely no idea what is involved in running a business and thinks that 70 charged is 70 earned.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:03 am Reply with quote

its good to see that you have so much respect for the elderly. Try watching Rogue Traders on TV, those scum have about the same level of respect.
Please don't lecture people on moaning about stupid charges, there are some good honest genuine hard working proper trades people out there and then there are THOUSANDS of the other so called Tradesmen, who frequently abuse and take advantage the most vulnerable.

I wont give you the benefit of this fantastically helpful forum by responding to any more of your rubbish,,just remember you are a full member of the OP club, lets hope you are thought of in the same way when your time comes.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:59 pm Reply with quote

What on God's earth are you on about?

Your status as a pensioner has nothing to do with a small business' mode of operation.

How many pensioners do you think my small business supports out of its profits? How many do you think it is earning money to prevent the current generation of workers from being a burden to the next generation?

You plight might well be genuine - but I am sorry to say that that is or little relevance to those trying to make an honest living.

Like so many others you are more concerned with your own situation and have ignored a perfectly reasonable questions in response to you own selfish (horrible word is it not?) concerns.

Stupid charges asre just that - stupid. Unfortunately you are unable to demonstrate what is or is not a stupid charge - which is the basis for my argumetrn.

And as for Rogue traders.... How about rogue customers. How about Rogue TV producers? How about the cowboys they employ to "demonstrate" their holier than though attitudes?

You can bleat on all you like about being a pensioner on a low income, but for all I know you are better off than I am., Many of my pensioner customers are. for me to assume otherwise could be considered reverse discrimination.


Now... my original question? What is a reasonable profit margin? As an educated pensioner, you must have enough time to think about it.... BTW Anne Robinson has a free bus pass too.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:29 am Reply with quote

[i][quote="beermontypython";p="2361883"]Interesting question.
The syn cost me 14.00 from Screwfix, it took 10 minutes to fit..[/i

You could have used that 14 towards the cst of an RGI. And I did warn you that it wouldn't solve the probem!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:16 am Reply with quote

[quote="FiremanT";p="2367790"][i]
beermontypython wrote:
Interesting question.
The syn cost me 14.00 from Screwfix, it took 10 minutes to fit..[/i

You could have used that 14 towards the cst of an RGI. And I did warn you that it wouldn't solve the probem!


Thank you for your friendly helpful reply. I am pleased to tell you that the problem is now resolved.

I had another look at the valve after reading all of the helpful comments made by MOST people.
I sprayed the valve with WD40 and glad to say everything is working normally.

Thank you again
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