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#21 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 08:55 AM

Awesome! Thanks, Brian!

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 06:44 PM

Thanks Betnpin!!


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 01:13 AM

i use thick plastic sheeting same plastic as a fridge liner

 

great for fridges and dishwashers

 

also gets you points as you make a song and dance about it so the customer knows you are

taking all care and its also a warning that they cant pull the damaged floor on you

 

wd40 into fresh scratchs knock off the fresh look and blend back into the rest of the floor



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 02:13 PM

Good info J5...wd-40....what would the world be without it?


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 03:37 AM

http://www.repaircli...nce/93001/12914

 

Work like a charm... most of the time.



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 02:22 PM

i use thick plastic sheeting same plastic as a fridge liner

 

wd40 into fresh scratchs knock off the fresh look and blend back into the rest of the f

Could probably get some of that at Lowes, maybe like they use for cheap shower wall?

 

Damned goood info on the WD 40


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:38 AM

 

Now I'm just trying to figure out how to deal with wood flooring in the kitchens. People seem to put these nice glass finished wood floors in kitchen. Refrigerator has a problem and of course they leave the s.o.b full and expect you to pull it out. Hell, just the wheels will scratch it, and you put something under them and it slips and leaves a scuff mark.  I've been thinking about getting a disclaimer for some of these.

Does anyone here ever use a disclaimer?

I have a policy to never move anything on a floor without some floor protection down. I have about 20 pieces of 3/16" masonite board with 1/8" rubberized foam glued to the back in my truck at all times.  They are all 4 feet long and in widths of 25", 20", 16" and 12". Whatever sized area I have to work in with those different sized boards I have I can cover the area with no overlaps to get in the way of sliding things around. With the rubberized foam layer on the back it cushions the floor and keeps them from sliding around. If there is any dirt or something sharp on the floor, that foam layer will "capture" it and not imbed it in soft wood or scratch the floor finish. Not only does it save me from paying for floors, but it shows the customer you care about their home.

As long as I've been doing this I've paid for two floors and both times the damage I caused was due to me being lazy. That was back in my early days and it learned me real quick it sucks to have to spend $1200 to fix a floor for a refrigerator repair I profited $150 on. The other time I tore some lino and for that I had to give the guy  a $300 check and fix the washer for free.



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:08 AM

http://www.repaircli...nce/93001/12914

 

Work like a charm... most of the time.

 

Those work great for ranges.  For other jobs, like removing a dishwasher and laying it on its back or head to do a repair, I use these mats:  https://www.amazon.c...FHA1PXW1H6K5EB



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:37 AM

Those work great for ranges.  For other jobs, like removing a dishwasher and laying it on its back or head to do a repair, I use these mats:  https://www.amazon.c...FHA1PXW1H6K5EB

I use these mats also.   They selling them at Northern Tool & equipment 4 pack for under $15, some times at a tent sale for around $6.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 10:27 AM

I bring a moving blanket with me for dishwasher and bottom freezer jobs. Joke with resident about how these jobs sometimes take a long time and I get cranky if I miss my nap...



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:08 PM

Sub-titled "Death From Above:  A Cautionary Tale"

 

A fellow tech ran a call yesterday, replacing the oven control and overlay on a Frigidaire range.  Job completed, oven working, customer happy.

 

Received a call from the same customer this morning, stating that her OTR microhood fell off of the wall and smashed the glasstop of the range we had just repaired.  She wanted to know how much it would cost to replace the glasstop, but first I had to ask the question, "How did the microwave fall off of the wall?"  She explained that the installer "who shall remain nameless" (husband) did a half ass job.  I quote her what it would cost to replace just the glasstop ($350+++), which was on top of what she already paid for the initial repair.  Still waiting for the approval.

 

Later, I asked my fellow tech about the microhood install, and he described an installation the type of which I am well familiar with.  No upper cabinet to mount the unit to.  No rear mounting bracket.  Just wood screws drilled into the unit from the side cabinets.  Damage (personal/property/tech) could have been worse in so many ways.


Edited by PDuff, 09 July 2014 - 01:12 PM.


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:44 PM

Just wood screws drilled into the unit from the side cabinets. 

Saw this with sheet rock screws, walked away from the job before something happened... lucky you got the job after the disaster...


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