Originally Posted by jake777
I would never use a plumber let alone an overpriced union plumber. Any idiot can learn basic plumbing to cover anything that would come up in their house. Hell, my teenage kid plumbed the entire addition to the house, including the heating system. It came out perfect.
awesome news man. great to hear. It's attitudes like that that keep me in buisness. tell all your friends the same thing, heck even go help them do it.
Let me ask you did you or your son check the inlet and manifold gas pressures, did you check the heat pick up across the heat exchanger, did you check the flue exhaust temperature, how about the amperage of the blower motor, how about the plumbing vents on the addition did you leak test them?
Did you know that sewer gas contains H2s. that stuff will kill over night if he did a poor drainage connection. How about a CO test to ensure the appliance is burning properly. CO can cause brain damag with long term exposure and will kill within hours. Was he aware of the new national code to install only temperature regulating water dispensing devices to prevent scalding.
there is a good reason that certified plumbers are required, when someone you know dies because of faulty installed heating equipment, plumbing or your house freezes up just remember any idiot can do it.
better check your home owners insurance. I hope nothing goes wrong with his work as the insurance company is going to ask for invoices and permits for his work. when he comes up empty handed all that money you saved isn't going to help.
Insurance companies love to just deny coverage because of something not done properly, even it isn't in the addition he did. They just refuse to cover and let you battle them to prove otherwise.
but what do I know I am just another idiot plumber.