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    OK job done.

    Replace cistern inlet valve 20 minutes, including waking tenant and waiting 5 minutes while he had a bog. Holy crap, the things we do for friends.

    However, it was not a valve problem but the restricter in the mini cistern cock had come adrift and was blocking the mini cock outlet, so, after a bit of probing/picking/looking with mirror, mini cock cleared.

    So you can make your own mind up as to whether the plumber (who quoted $554) would have called the owner and requested more money or would he have simply taken it on the chin ?

    Thanks for the replies people, well taken.

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    almost as bad as my quote of $1265 to paint a small feature wall (yellowish part in pic) at rear of pool with ok access.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wozzzzza View Post
    almost as bad as my quote of $1265 to paint a small feature wall (yellowish part in pic) at rear of pool with ok access.
    LOL Why is your location still South Australia when you have been in Cairns for how many years ??
    Yep, some of us old renovate forum members remember when you started about 7 years ago in the motel/unit complex in Cairns and knew diddly squat about nothing but hey, you have learnt heaps ? with help from the old forum and now here, am I right ?.

    Loved yer post on electricity recently.
    Got things going at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rambunctious View Post
    OK job done.

    Replace cistern inlet valve 20 minutes, including waking tenant and waiting 5 minutes while he had a bog. Holy crap, the things we do for friends.

    However, it was not a valve problem but the restricter in the mini cistern cock had come adrift and was blocking the mini cock outlet, so, after a bit of probing/picking/looking with mirror, mini cock cleared.

    So you can make your own mind up as to whether the plumber (who quoted $554) would have called the owner and requested more money or would he have simply taken it on the chin ?

    Thanks for the replies people, well taken.
    I see you mentioned tenant - was the plumber suggested / recommended by a real estate agent by any chance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyturns View Post
    I see you mentioned tenant - was the plumber suggested / recommended by a real estate agent by any chance?
    No. Not through an agent.
    Unit is owned by a friend who rents it to her son and his wife for costs approx $200 / week afaik.
    Sons wife took it on herself to get quote for toilet because they were filling it with a bucket.
    Why she did not contact owner is not for me to know.

    I understand why you asked the question, agents using preferred contractors makes money for both at the cost of the owner.
    Just talking to my own son today about agents sending plumbers to rentals to check water efficiency at owners cost.
    5 minutes with a blue cup and run a couple of taps/showers.
    Total BS

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    Quote Originally Posted by rambunctious View Post
    LOL Why is your location still South Australia when you have been in Cairns for how many years ??
    Yep, some of us old renovate forum members remember when you started about 7 years ago in the motel/unit complex in Cairns and knew diddly squat about nothing but hey, you have learnt heaps ? with help from the old forum and now here, am I right ?.

    Loved yer post on electricity recently.
    Got things going at least.
    13 years now. not sure about diddly squat, i have a couple of trades but learnt a hell of a lot along the way in last 13 years though.
    never noticed SA, will change to cairns or whatever it allows if i can work out how.

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    Maybe it's a little off-topic but still relevant.

    I used to own a property that I rented through Stayz holiday accommodation. I put up different prices based on high or low season. One price. They pay it, they stay, they go.

    Iíve used Stayz myself since then. Airbnb too and others. A lot of these places charge a booking fee. (Then thereís the cleaning fee.) Sometimes quite steep. As someone who used to run one of these holiday rentals I never charged a booking fee.

    Thereís no effort or cost involved in booking anyone into accommodation. The booking fee is just a con. Pure and simple. But sometimes you have to pay it if you want to stay at a particular place. It's irritating.

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