Show # 14: Home Repair

Ξ April 10th, 2008 | → 2 Comments | ∇ Podcasts |

The podcast this time is about home repairs. Specifically, how I had to get my home water heater replaced last week when it began to leak. I am pretty good at most work and stuff around the house. I really enjoy it too. But plumbing and me have never gotten along very well. So I had to go to Lowe’s and order a new water heater and have their guy install it. This ended up causing me some problems and difficulties. Some about some unusual pricing tactics and also about how it took a couple of trips for the guy to get the job done right. Anyway, all is well now but I think you will enjoy hearing the tale. Hopefully I won’t have to do this all again anytime soon. Enjoy the cast!

Songs on this show:

Intro – “I Melt With You” – by Bowling for Soup

Outro – “Our House” – by Madness



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  1. jedijeff said,

    on April 11th, 2008 at 9:25 am

    I can feel your pain with the hot water tank, the two houses I have lived in, I have had to replace both tanks. Fortunately my experience was not as frustrating as yours. Though in my Town House, the space for the tank is narrow, and a pipe in the way, so the installer had to cut the pipe, move the tank in, and then patch the pipe, so it added to the cost. I did have an experience a few years ago installing a hood fan in my Kitchen, and the costs skyrocketing on that, still wake up at night with nightmares of that 😉
    What I find frustrating these days, are all the Hidden costs for everything. There is a the price that you are charged for item or service, but then all these other hidden costs, such as the admin fee you had to pay to get the tank installed. Where does that money go?We have to pay these fee’s, but no one ever has to give us any proof of what it actually going towards. To me it is just another money grab. It reminds me a bit of where I live, we have to pay a tax on electronics, to handle the disposal of them. But I can never find a place to dump my used electronics, and if I do find a recycling place that will take them, I have to pay. Seems sad these days that we have to pay these fee’s, which provide us nothing, but are required to either get service or the products we need.

  2. Rico said,

    on April 11th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Yeah – it all seems so arbitrary. I hate being taken advantage of.

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