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Plumber or handyman recommendation?

By MsCheeky - 30 May 2011 14

I have a leaking tap.  I’m happy to tackle the job but found it impossible to remove the tap spindle.  I don’t want to try too hard and risk damaging the pipes.  The tap is recessed into tiles and it would be very unattractive if it went wrong.  So, I’m happy to get in a handyman or plumber who knows how to handle this problem.

A search of riotACT didn’t show any previous threads – only one about a surly plumber – so I’d appreciate any recommendations of who could do this very small job in Jerrabomberra.

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Plumber or handyman recommendation?
bethjack 4:13 pm 10 May 15

Whenever I need a local handyman I go to Jim’s Building Maintenance
(http://www.jimsbuildingmaintenance.com.au/handyman-services.html). They offer a full
range of handyman services at competitive prices. I like the quality workmanship and
their customer service is the best. They use experienced professional tradespeople and
their handymen can handle all of the different aspects of your repair and maintenance
needs including all structural work, electrical, plumbing and even finishing work to
make sure that your property looks its best at the end of the project. Highly
recommended!

stevehegarty 2:04 pm 17 Apr 15

I would highly recommend Running Plumbing 0433 820693. We have issues with our sewage (the earthen ware pipes need replacing), Damien came around within the hour, decided the job was too big for himself – but sent an electric eel down to alleviate issues he then recommended 2 plumbers he would use. I have contacted both of them, they have been around in prompt fashion and supplied quotes vastly cheaper than the other quotes i have received, potentially saving us over $2000!

Pork Hunt 10:47 am 11 Aug 12

dungfungus said :

Don’t use a hollow “tap socket” – they are useless.
Use a pair of long handled multi grips and dontt worry about burring the thread; it is brass and is soft.
When you put in the new washer burr the thread on it slightly and this will eliminate water hammer.
Make sure you turn off the water at the mains first.

Don’t listen to this person.

kolkata 8:53 am 11 Aug 12

Avoid Plumbing Doctor they will send you an “apprentice” with limited experience who will take a lot longer than a qualified plumber who knows what he/she is doing…

Proboscus 7:38 am 11 Aug 12

Rodney Apps Plumbing.

kakosi 9:34 pm 10 Aug 12

I used to call the Plumbing Doctor but they always send a “technician” instead of a plumber to unblock drains and a few years ago one of their “technicians” literally blew up my toilet while trying to unblock a drain. Yes he sent the water jet “eel” into the house instead of down the drain and once it got to the toilet it exploded it into lots of little pieces. Luckily no one was in the room at the time. They did replace it with another “standard” small toilet but it was not the best experience having foul sewerage water all over the inside of my house.

Going to try Dial a Plumber over the weekend to do some work. The contact was very friendly and interested when I called and that’s a nice change.

q-hole 5:53 pm 22 Aug 11

spinact said :

Ben from Tap Fix has done both our bathrooms and all the other plumbing during our renovations. He was cheaper than all other quotes and we’ve been very happy with the work.

+1 for Ben and Cameron at Tap Fix. Cameron (and sidekick) fixed a very tricky leaking hot water pipe in a double brick wall in a matter of hours. And their callout fee is $100 – cheaper than competitors.

spinact 6:38 pm 29 Jul 11

Ben from Tap Fix has done both our bathrooms and all the other plumbing during our renovations. He was cheaper than all other quotes and we’ve been very happy with the work.

kezzafezza 4:32 pm 29 Jul 11

Use a plumber. Handymen – Jack of all trades, master of none.

MarkShep 3:36 pm 29 Jul 11

Use a Plumber if you are uncertain.

you can get tube spanners the size of the spindle and your not likely to damage the pipe,

Mark

Tureksplumbing 6:03 pm 31 May 11

Hi mscheeky, my name is Tim and I am a Plumber. My business name is Tureks Plumbing and Gas, I would be able to help you out with your plumbing problem if you would like. You can contact me on 0406 471 717.

breda 7:32 pm 30 May 11

Or you can try Bits and Bobs, 0412 486754 who did a similar job for me recently, very happy with their service and work.

dungfungus 7:01 pm 30 May 11

Don’t use a hollow “tap socket” – they are useless.
Use a pair of long handled multi grips and dontt worry about burring the thread; it is brass and is soft.
When you put in the new washer burr the thread on it slightly and this will eliminate water hammer.
Make sure you turn off the water at the mains first.

madamcholet 1:33 pm 30 May 11

We used Mick from Dial a Plumber and found them very good. They have cars that look like the driver is sitting on the toilet.

We had them install our dishwasher (so as to not void the warranty) and they came back and unblocked our drains for us too. They did a very good job and even arranged for Actew to foot the bill.

We will use them again when we replace the toilet and vanity in a few months time.

They have an admin person who will answer when you call.

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