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besitai2007
27-07-2012, 08:43 AM
Sibeh Tulan has asked for a fridge repair guy in another thread but I need a good plumber who doesn't con you, urgently! One I had is too snobbish now as he is getting a lot of business and wont entertain my call. Hope I don't have to say "Sibeh Tulan" to the guy. Apologies to owner of nick.

currymee
27-07-2012, 08:46 AM
Sibeh Tulan has asked for a fridge repair guy in another thread but I need a good plumber who doesn't con you, urgently! One I had is too snobbish now as he is getting a lot of business and wont entertain my call. Hope I don't have to say "Sibeh Tulan" to the guy. Apologies to owner of nick.

As far as I know, the MOST RELIABLE Mr Handyman is Mr BSLee (very knowledgeble and experienced) BUT his personal "services" are not easily available - you may need to coax him into it !! :D

So far, all his DIY tips and suggestions that I have used and followed WORKS like a charm - SALUTE !! :)

wong ye lien
29-07-2012, 01:03 PM
if you still need to find one, please reply here.

eddychan
31-07-2012, 10:15 AM
One I had is too snobbish now as he is getting a lot of business and wont entertain my call.

Plumbers, as with any other businessmen, often weighs out "opportunity costs". If you expect a plumber (or any other workman for that matter) to come to your house for a RM100 job, then you will have a long wait ahead.

To overcome this, you should make an attractive "package" to lure him, for instance, you can list out other jobs, like installing water heaters in all your bathrooms, have an extra outlet in the garden, etc. Usually, if your requirements fall below 1K, you may find a good reliable plumber, but you won't get him to attend to your needs.

Its the same with air-con services.. once, I asked an electrical shop for a person who will service air-cons, and the reply was.. "Here is the number, IF you can persuade him to come". The solution was.. to service all the aircons at once. Might seem a little ridiculous, but then.. CASH IS KING

CS Chua
31-07-2012, 10:27 AM
Plumbers, as with any other businessmen, often weighs out "opportunity costs". If you expect a plumber (or any other workman for that matter) to come to your house for a RM100 job, then you will have a long wait ahead.

To overcome this, you should make an attractive "package" to lure him, for instance, you can list out other jobs, like installing water heaters in all your bathrooms, have an extra outlet in the garden, etc. Usually, if your requirements fall below 1K, you may find a good reliable plumber, but you won't get him to attend to your needs.

Its the same with air-con services.. once, I asked an electrical shop for a person who will service air-cons, and the reply was.. "Here is the number, IF you can persuade him to come". The solution was.. to service all the aircons at once. Might seem a little ridiculous, but then.. CASH IS KING

I have been blessed to have a good plumber but he just started work on a budget hotel so I cannot recommend him. He did come to my house last week to fix the broken tanky float though as it was overflowing.

I think some of these handymen's charges are ripped off. There does not seem to have any market rate. It is time that all of us learn some basic DIY. If I am not having problem with my eye now, I could have gone up and fix the tanky myself as I have done it before.

rospet
31-07-2012, 12:41 PM
call 012-3961014 i dont know his name but he has done a few repair for me. For example pipe leaking about rm50.00 , repair piping for water heater about RM 80.00 and etc.

bslee
31-07-2012, 12:51 PM
As long as I'm still fit, I continue to maintain or repair household issues. Must maintain own home to keep it in good order,whether it may be from filling wall cracks to interior painting to plumbing to restoration works, it pays off with personal super satisfaction and lots of money saved. All the money saved can buy good and more tasty food for family. Yes, the money saved can be put to better use.
Long ago I fixed a 4ft florescent light at the water tank area, its imperative to have lighting there and makes things much easier when doing any maintenance work in that area. You can monitor the condition of your water tank better. I just changed the ball valve couple of months ago. Ball valves seemingly deteriorate or sub perform in about 5-6 years. The recent purchase of a very good quality ball valve was from a nearby hardware shop facing the USJ 7 Metro bus depot. Nice, smiley and obliging fellas there! A tall ladder around the house is always a useful tool for DIY. Easily available at your well stocked hardware dealer for about RM110 or less.
We've come to an era where specialized labor can be seen as expensive. I doubt any of these trades will come house calling for peanuts..that era is GONE! No more Rm20, 30, 40. Perhaps we're lucky unlike some developed western countries where they charge by the hour. Here its still sort of lump sum charge.

USJ27Resident
31-07-2012, 10:52 PM
As long as I'm still fit, I continue to maintain or repair household issues. Must maintain own home to keep it in good order,whether it may be from filling wall cracks to interior painting to plumbing to restoration works, it pays off with personal super satisfaction and lots of money saved.

Hahahahaaa.... same same ( on all accounts!!)

Had a damn leak on the roof the other day ( actually it was at night!) - and as BS mentioned, the light was installed in the roof (watertight casing type that one normally installs outdoors) came in handy when I popped the trapdoor to look as to where the leak was.... water was coming thru the roof "shoulder ^ " .... took a can of red spray and sprayed the point of leak - next day popped on the roof and well, resealed the entire length of the roof shoulder with PYE FLEXI-SEAL* ! Paid RM130 for that TUB of sealant and saved RM470 comparing from a quote that I got earlier in the morning!! Extra sealant oso went to the lucky neighbors LEFT and RIGHT :p....

Again as BS has said - self satisfaction ( although some of my neighbors thinks I am mad.... to be running, on my roof top!! LOL!!)


* - was recommmed by our Allan Cheng forummer - said that using Black Tar/Bitumen Compound was useless as it would brittle and dry up... MANY THANKS to him

zinglicious
01-08-2012, 02:02 AM
As far as I know, the MOST RELIABLE Mr Handyman is Mr BSLee (very knowledgeble and experienced) BUT his personal "services" are not easily available - you may need to coax him into it !! :D

So far, all his DIY tips and suggestions that I have used and followed WORKS like a charm - SALUTE !! :)

Perhaps, teh tarik, roti bakar , telur setengah masak do the trick? if not , Take him to Choy Kee and ask the lady boss to Kar liew and x tra spice in Curry Mee?:laugh:

CS Chua
01-08-2012, 08:21 AM
Hahahahaaa.... same same ( on all accounts!!)

Had a damn leak on the roof the other day ( actually it was at night!) - and as BS mentioned, the light was installed in the roof (watertight casing type that one normally installs outdoors) came in handy when I popped the trapdoor to look as to where the leak was.... water was coming thru the roof "shoulder ^ " .... took a can of red spray and sprayed the point of leak - next day popped on the roof and well, resealed the entire length of the roof shoulder with PYE FLEXI-SEAL* ! Paid RM130 for that TUB of sealant and saved RM470 comparing from a quote that I got earlier in the morning!! Extra sealant oso went to the lucky neighbors LEFT and RIGHT :p....

Again as BS has said - self satisfaction ( although some of my neighbors thinks I am mad.... to be running, on my roof top!! LOL!!)


* - was recommmed by our Allan Cheng forummer - said that using Black Tar/Bitumen Compound was useless as it would brittle and dry up... MANY THANKS to him
To access the very top of the house, I think it is good to have a safety belt. My house has 3 levels of roofing and the highest level is steep and very scary. I am looking for a good and long safety belt. Usually access is through the ceiling, open the roof tiles, and climb out so the belt should be secured to a beam in the ceiling. That will give the confidence to walk around otherwise, the fear may cause one to slip.

alvin.teh5667
03-12-2012, 08:52 PM
i do know a good plumber if anyone is still interested .... cheap rates ... just call and enquire ... regardless of toilet blocks or leaking pipes ....

rospet
04-12-2012, 08:34 AM
i do know a good plumber if anyone is still interested .... cheap rates ... just call and enquire ... regardless of toilet blocks or leaking pipes ....

Can you give me the contact no ? Thanks

maimy_ann
29-12-2012, 12:26 AM
I need, pm please!! TQ!

maimy_ann
29-12-2012, 09:23 AM
i do know a good plumber if anyone is still interested .... cheap rates ... just call and enquire ... regardless of toilet blocks or leaking pipes ....

Pls pm the contact to me too. TQ!

Busy Mom
31-12-2012, 10:13 AM
i do know a good plumber if anyone is still interested .... cheap rates ... just call and enquire ... regardless of toilet blocks or leaking pipes ....
I would like to have the contact too. Kindly pm me. Thanks.

cskok8
31-12-2012, 11:40 AM
Saving money by doing DIY is OK as long as it is on ground level. Anything on roof better leave it to the "professionals". Something in between I see how high it is. Not worth trying to save a few $ and end up in the hospital.

Totoro2010
31-12-2012, 01:28 PM
i do know a good plumber if anyone is still interested .... cheap rates ... just call and enquire ... regardless of toilet blocks or leaking pipes ....

I need. PM me, please! Thank you!

Mat Bruce
31-12-2012, 07:37 PM
As long as I'm still fit, I continue to maintain or repair household issues. Must maintain own home to keep it in good order,whether it may be from filling wall cracks to interior painting to plumbing to restoration works, it pays off with personal super satisfaction and lots of money saved. All the money saved can buy good and more tasty food for family. Yes, the money saved can be put to better use.
Long ago I fixed a 4ft florescent light at the water tank area, its imperative to have lighting there and makes things much easier when doing any maintenance work in that area. You can monitor the condition of your water tank better. I just changed the ball valve couple of months ago. Ball valves seemingly deteriorate or sub perform in about 5-6 years. The recent purchase of a very good quality ball valve was from a nearby hardware shop facing the USJ 7 Metro bus depot. Nice, smiley and obliging fellas there! A tall ladder around the house is always a useful tool for DIY. Easily available at your well stocked hardware dealer for about RM110 or less.
We've come to an era where specialized labor can be seen as expensive. I doubt any of these trades will come house calling for peanuts..that era is GONE! No more Rm20, 30, 40. Perhaps we're lucky unlike some developed western countries where they charge by the hour. Here its still sort of lump sum charge.

let us form a sig? I am happy to help.

usj19
14-08-2013, 04:12 PM
i do know a good plumber if anyone is still interested .... cheap rates ... just call and enquire ... regardless of toilet blocks or leaking pipes ....

can you PM me the number?