American Plumber

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by jimbo, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    Just saw for the first time a new? show on Discovery Channel called "American Plumber". It is a reality show filmed by following this plumber in Medford, MA named Eddie Cirigliano. I guess it is supposed to be a comedy show, and I'm sure the public gets a kick out of it. I need to watch a few more episodes. Mainly, it seems he shows up early, makes a mess, and leaves a bill. He has two clowns he subs in; they show up promptly at the "crack of 2:00" , bitch a little, and leave to go get coffee and donuts!

    DSC :: Episode :: American Plumber
    ... SEP 17 2005 @ 06:00 PM. American Plumber. American Plumber. Plumbers see life from a unique perspective - from under your sink or with their heads in your toilet ...
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  2. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

    Feb 6, 2005
    Sensitivity trainer.. plumber of mens souls
    indianapolis indiana - land of the free, home of
    I could do that too!!!

    will have to watch it to see if its my life he lives
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  4. toolaholic

    toolaholic General Contractor Carpenter

    Jul 16, 2005
    Repairing and remodeling homes
    Marin Co. Ca.
    Hay Jimbo

    my wife and i watched it also. can you imagine treating customers like that?
    it was more like the 3 stogges with tools! how long do you think this will last? VERY SICK
  5. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

    Feb 6, 2005
    Sensitivity trainer.. plumber of mens souls
    indianapolis indiana - land of the free, home of
    three stooges

    now days its like the three stooges on drugs.

    you almost cant find anyone wanting to work

    and you cant leave them usupervised or they

    pull out a joint to smoke.... in your truck

    I will watch the show , but I can almost guess

    its probably depicts everything pretty close to

    accurate, at least for the east coast anyway.

    I have known few that moved down here from chicago,
    and they could not show the politeness or
    courtesy anybody.

    They talk to the customers like they were a bouncer in a
    bar .

    just big , drunk, stupid losers moving from job to job,
    totally clueless about what the real problem is.
    Its always the boss who is the bad guy
    and its not their fault they usually get
    fired after few weeks.

    but it might be a good idea to e-mail the discovery channel
    and protest the show anyway,,,, it sounds like it only
    shows the lowest worst plumbers that they could find.
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2005
  6. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    Aug 31, 2004
    Wherever I park the motorhome.
    My industry has had a number of hidden camera type investigative TV shows done about it over the last 20+ years and I'm all for them. The lying crooks that are exposed deserve everything the shows bring down on them. That helps to put some of them out of business and sends a message to others to do better or suffer the consequences, and I'm all for it because those types give the whole industry a bad rep and make the 'job' harder.

    So I'd think that protesting the show might not be a good idea since many good plumbers don't do the things the show goes on about. I'd think sending the producers more ideas for the show would be a better idea; help them root out those that cause the trade bad PR.

    Bad softener salesmen and bad plumbers drive many people to put off bying a softener or having plumbing fixed etc. and millions of others become DIYers. Then many water treatment guys and plumbers complain about DIYers... I sell softeners etc. exclusively to DIYers but I don't know how an honest plumber could cater to that market except to sell their services and themselves to be visiblyabove the bad guys. I am also very passionate about exposing the bad guys in my industry.

    Quality Water Associates
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