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Post by carteki » Tue, 01 Nov 2011 3:39 pm

Hi there
Anyone have any recommendations / contact for a plumber. The toilet flush mechansim is broken (horrible button style thing) and I can't fix it myself :(
Thank you muchly.
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Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 01 Nov 2011 11:17 pm

You could contact me for my handyman's contact info. I'm sure he could fix this problem.

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Post by ExGipsy » Tue, 29 Nov 2011 9:23 am

Hi SE, may I have your handy man's details too? I am not a frequent visitor of this forum so don't think can PM you. Many thanks

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Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:25 am

ExGipsy wrote:Hi SE, may I have your handy man's details too? I am not a frequent visitor of this forum so don't think can PM you. Many thanks
Mr. Ang House Repairs
+65 6785 2466

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Post by ExGipsy » Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:29 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
ExGipsy wrote:Hi SE, may I have your handy man's details too? I am not a frequent visitor of this forum so don't think can PM you. Many thanks
Mr. Ang House Repairs
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Saved in my contact! Cheers

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Plumber is a con

Post by yogaloungeforever » Sun, 03 Nov 2013 3:44 pm

Hi Strong Eagle,

I used your recommended plumber, Mr Ang and have to say I am sorely disappointed. Mr Ang not only was rude when he asked me if he could come any time other than the time I asked him to come by to do a filter instalment for my pipe on Thursday last week. H came 45 minutes later than his suggested timing (he did not want to come by my suggested timing so i told him i was fine with his timing). On top of this, he charged me for extras when there was really no need for it - $10 for an extender (a small part which costs only $2 in a hardware shop)!

To make matters worse, when I SMS'ed him about asking for a receipt (the following day, i know i made a mistake for not asking for the receipt the day i paid him for the job), he's refusing to reply my SMS nor answer my calls. The filter instalment he's done for one of the pipes is leaking and I have asked him to come and check on this since he said he will only give 1 week's guarantee for all work he's done! However, he's not answering my calls / SMSs.

I am now seriously thinking of bringing him to the SCT because he's charged me $90 for a botched job!




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ExGipsy wrote:Hi SE, may I have your handy man's details too? I am not a frequent visitor of this forum so don't think can PM you. Many thanks
Mr. Ang House Repairs
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Post by bro75 » Sun, 03 Nov 2013 6:49 pm

Ntuc has some recommended plumbers, electricians, handymen. You need to call a ntuc support number and they will send someone for your needs. I use them for electrical and plumbing. No complaints so far. Not sure if you can put the number in the forum but you can google "ntuc home services".

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Post by hairy legs » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 11:42 am

My views;

Plumbers will charge you more vs a local because a) he assumes you are rich / company account / ignorant about local prices.

He will make his trip worth it by working backwards; eg, he wants to make S$100 from you, so he will try not to repair stuff buy will insists you replace it with new parts, change more parts than necessary etc, and if all fails (= you are smart / stood beside him), he will tell you he charges S$25 per trip regardless of repairs.

Even myself, a Sporean landlord is not spared, I was charged S$80 for a silly washing machine tap that should not cost more than S$5 at the NTUC supermarket! So I told my housing agent to tell him not to treat me like an idoit.

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Post by Max Headroom » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 1:02 pm

A plumber replaced the entire cistern here a month ago, which was a model from the 80's and had had it.

The chap was in there, clanking away, for an hour and never said word 1, even when we asked him if he wanted a drink. But it's cool, because when all was said and done, we had a new flushing system, one of these water-saving ones no less, and it cost us a grand total of S$80.

And that was after having called 2 other blokes first and getting stood up by both of them without so much as a phone call.

My plumber for president!

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Re: Plumber is a con

Post by Strong Eagle » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 10:48 pm

yogaloungeforever wrote:Hi Strong Eagle,

I used your recommended plumber, Mr Ang and have to say I am sorely disappointed. Mr Ang not only was rude when he asked me if he could come any time other than the time I asked him to come by to do a filter instalment for my pipe on Thursday last week. H came 45 minutes later than his suggested timing (he did not want to come by my suggested timing so i told him i was fine with his timing). On top of this, he charged me for extras when there was really no need for it - $10 for an extender (a small part which costs only $2 in a hardware shop)!

To make matters worse, when I SMS'ed him about asking for a receipt (the following day, i know i made a mistake for not asking for the receipt the day i paid him for the job), he's refusing to reply my SMS nor answer my calls. The filter instalment he's done for one of the pipes is leaking and I have asked him to come and check on this since he said he will only give 1 week's guarantee for all work he's done! However, he's not answering my calls / SMSs.

I am now seriously thinking of bringing him to the SCT because he's charged me $90 for a botched job!




Strong Eagle wrote:
ExGipsy wrote:Hi SE, may I have your handy man's details too? I am not a frequent visitor of this forum so don't think can PM you. Many thanks
Mr. Ang House Repairs
+65 6785 2466
Very sorry to hear that. I never had issues of price or quality with him. I reckon I'll have to remove him from the "recommended" list.

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Re: Plumber is a con

Post by yogaloungeforever » Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:26 am

removing him from the 'recommended' list or not i am still taking him straight to the SCT. He's done a great robbery in broad daylight!

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yogaloungeforever wrote:Hi Strong Eagle,

I used your recommended plumber, Mr Ang and have to say I am sorely disappointed. Mr Ang not only was rude when he asked me if he could come any time other than the time I asked him to come by to do a filter instalment for my pipe on Thursday last week. H came 45 minutes later than his suggested timing (he did not want to come by my suggested timing so i told him i was fine with his timing). On top of this, he charged me for extras when there was really no need for it - $10 for an extender (a small part which costs only $2 in a hardware shop)!

To make matters worse, when I SMS'ed him about asking for a receipt (the following day, i know i made a mistake for not asking for the receipt the day i paid him for the job), he's refusing to reply my SMS nor answer my calls. The filter instalment he's done for one of the pipes is leaking and I have asked him to come and check on this since he said he will only give 1 week's guarantee for all work he's done! However, he's not answering my calls / SMSs.

I am now seriously thinking of bringing him to the SCT because he's charged me $90 for a botched job!




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+65 6785 2466
Very sorry to hear that. I never had issues of price or quality with him. I reckon I'll have to remove him from the "recommended" list.
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Post by Wd40 » Tue, 05 Nov 2013 3:03 am

We just rented a place and the 1st day we saw, water leaking into the toilet bowl, although only very narrow stream, almost invisible to the naked eye.

We contacted owner agent and we called his recommended plumber and he changed the whole internal flushing system and charged $140 for each toilet. The owner will foot the bill, but I was amazed how expensive it is.

In general plumber doing things for is more expensive than DIY. Where possible I always DIY. After coming to this new house, one of the tube lights not working. I changed it myself just $2. Another tube light the starter and the starter holder, I changed $1.5 each. I also installed the handheld bidet sprayer in both toilets, all by myself cost $15 for each toilet including the joints and the thing itself. If a plumber did it he would charge $60 each.

Another funny thing I DIY'd this week. Ever since we moved every morning around 6-7AM I could hear a bird coming and hitting away our cardboard box below the window where AC is installed. This happened for a week, I realized probably the bird is trying to build a nest. On careful examination, the hole on the cardboard for wires inlet was bigger than needed and a bird used to enter it and trying to build a nest. I opened the cardboard cover from inside, its so simple just 2 screws and blocked the whole with a cloth. No more issue now.

I really wonder, why the previous tenant never tried to fix issues like these and just lived with them.

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Post by Steve1960 » Tue, 05 Nov 2013 9:17 am

Wd40 wrote:We just rented a place and the 1st day we saw, water leaking into the toilet bowl, although only very narrow stream, almost invisible to the naked eye.

We contacted owner agent and we called his recommended plumber and he changed the whole internal flushing system and charged $140 for each toilet. The owner will foot the bill, but I was amazed how expensive it is.

In general plumber doing things for is more expensive than DIY. Where possible I always DIY. After coming to this new house, one of the tube lights not working. I changed it myself just $2. Another tube light the starter and the starter holder, I changed $1.5 each. I also installed the handheld bidet sprayer in both toilets, all by myself cost $15 for each toilet including the joints and the thing itself. If a plumber did it he would charge $60 each.
I agree, I think if you can do it yourself its cheaper and sometimes you get a better job done. I replaced both flushing units in our toilets a couple of months ago as water had started leaking into the bowls. $20 each, a couple of hours of my time and no specialist tools required.

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Post by hairy legs » Tue, 05 Nov 2013 2:21 pm

Wd40 wrote: Another funny thing I DIY'd this week. Ever since we moved every morning around 6-7AM I could hear a bird coming and hitting away our cardboard box below the window where AC is installed. This happened for a week, I realized probably the bird is trying to build a nest. On careful examination, the hole on the cardboard for wires inlet was bigger than needed and a bird used to enter it and trying to build a nest. I opened the cardboard cover from inside, its so simple just 2 screws and blocked the whole with a cloth. No more issue now.
Question;

What would you have done if you opened the cardboard and instead of finding the bird trying to build a nest, you find 2 eggs in the nest?

The same happened to me 3 years ago. There was this chirping non stop (in the mornings), we got someone over to take a look.. this chap found a nes plus 2 eggs.. he plucked out the nest, together with the 2 eggs, and dumped them into the dustbin!

I found this out when I returned home in the evening. So I ask myself sometimes; what whould I have done if I was there that day?

1) Leave it there till the eggs are hatched?
2) Transfer the nestplus eggs onto a tree?
3) Dumo it into the dustbin?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 05 Nov 2013 2:46 pm

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