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Posted: 9/30/2004 10:36:22 AM EST
I'm being offered some free training for plumbing as a "construction trade" by the state. I live in the Southern California area. What are your (experienced plumbers or otherwise) thoughts? I repair my own faucets, disposers, hoppers, etc. at home and it comes awfully easy to me. Thanks for your insight into this subject.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 10:37:41 AM EST
Probably a pretty good trade if you can take the smell and the public display of your ass crack.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 10:37:54 AM EST
Everybody has to shit sometime.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 10:39:36 AM EST
I will tell you everything you need to know about plumbing.

Shit flows downhill.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 10:40:12 AM EST
Plumber's crack!!
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 10:41:03 AM EST
Good trade. With new construction/installation you dont have to deal with grey water. And union plumbers do well. $80,000 or so.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 10:42:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 10:42:55 AM EST by G-CODE]

Originally Posted By Rangemaster:
I'm being offered some free training for plumbing as a "construction trade" by the state. I live in the Southern California area. What are your (experienced plumbers or otherwise) thoughts? I repair my own faucets, disposers, hoppers, etc. at home and it comes awfully easy to me. Thanks for your insight into this subject.



Stick to NEW INSTALL IMHO, if you get into the biz.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 10:44:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 10:53:45 AM EST by piccolo]

Originally Posted By wedge1082:
I will tell you everything you need to know about plumbing.

Shit flows downhill.




the actual gospel is this:

Shit rolls downhill

Payday is on Friday

when in doubt, vent

Don't bite your fingernails after a remodel job



edited to add, TAKE THE TRAINING!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 10:51:59 AM EST

I'm being offered some free training for plumbing as a "construction trade" by the state. I live in the Southern California area. What are your (experienced plumbers or otherwise) thoughts? I repair my own faucets, disposers, hoppers, etc. at home and it comes awfully easy to me. Thanks for your insight into this subject.


If you are being offered free training by all means take the offer. The more you can learn the more stable you will be in your money making ability.

The big dollars are made in Comercial Plumbing but the paychecks are not as frequent. The Service Plumber is a busy guy that deals with the less appealing duties but usually gets paid when the service has been rendered.

And Schizt does flow downhill but when the Plumber gets there it is usually coming up from somewhere unexpected.

MT
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 10:53:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By piccolo:

Originally Posted By wedge1082:
I will tell you everything you need to know about plumbing.

Shit flows downhill.




the actual gospel is this:

Shit rolls downhill

Payday is on Friday

when in doubt, vent

Don't bite your fingernails after a remodel job




you guys are all wrong--- this is how it goes:

Hot is on the left,
shit runs down hill,
payday is friday.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 10:54:41 AM EST
dirty job, good money. Maybe you'll luckout and get new construction detail
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 10:55:10 AM EST
I have a friend who's a plumber. He's only 24 and he makes quite a bit of money. He already bought himself a house and a new corvette...

I should have been a plumber.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 10:56:35 AM EST
To plumb, or.....not....to plumb....that is the question?

Did you detect the William Shatner tone to my repeating of this threads topic? Riveting, wasn't it?
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 10:56:51 AM EST
Other training is being offered in Heating, AC, Refrig., construction electrician, biotech, medical assistant, CNA, etc. but I think the $$$$$ is in these trades. I agree free training is good training, just looking for the most bang for the $ here. Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 10:59:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 11:04:23 AM EST by Dolomite]
A fine occupation.

Just say no to "plumber's crack".

Link Posted: 9/30/2004 11:07:18 AM EST
A friend of the family is a plumber. must like his job, he won't retire. He just won't eat corn though. He says it's a waste of time.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 11:08:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 11:09:03 AM EST by TeuffelHunden1775]
No one can show their ass like a plumber!

Link Posted: 9/30/2004 11:09:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By painrx:
A friend of the family is a plumber. must like his job, he won't retire. He just won't eat corn though. He says it's a waste of time.




Link Posted: 9/30/2004 11:12:57 AM EST
Bib overalls........................................
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 11:25:16 AM EST


Some advice. I've been a A/C Tech for 19 years now. Always working for companies.

In the trades today, it's owners wanting big bucks quick. And shit on the employees that bring in the money. They will hire one to two experinced techs and then twenty 12.00 per hour techs.

I'm to the point now I have to start my own business. Only me though. No employees. Reason cant trust people and will do shit work for you. Plus I'm not into babysitting 30 to 40 year olds.

So get the training and start your own business. Working for people sucks. Be your own boss and you will go far.

Yes you can make a shit load of money in plumbing. Also year round work. A/C work is seasonal.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:20:22 PM EST
i am a liscensed plumber it aint bad, and remember other peoples shit is your bread and butter!
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:22:14 PM EST
just please for the sake of your customers buy a belt
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:49:03 PM EST
In the trades if you can show up to work every day, work until quitting time, are white, only take your 1/2 hour for lunch and 15 minute breaks, and not complain or try to tell the boss how he should be running things, you'll be the foreman by the end of the month.

No, I'm not kidding.
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