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  1. We recently called a plumber to our place in Bondi. We had a leaking pipe under our steps in an enclosed storage area. This particular pipe had already been fixed many times over the years by a previous plumber. This time we wanted to get another opinion. In the past the plumber would switch off the main water supply, and make the inside of the pipe as dry as possible before silver soldering. We would normally be charged between the $150-$200. It was about the 4th time this happened so wanted a fix. This guy called James, who I was recommended to from my brother turned up really late. He promised to come in the morning, but did not arrive till later in the afternoon. He did not even call, we had to call him many times to see where he was. Eventually he came at about 2pm, he located the problem with the leaking pipe and explained that he needed to cut out the old piece of the pipe and join a new section on. He explained that the old pipe was steel and of bad quality used in older houses before new laws had been put in place. It took him about 40 minutes to complete the job with a price tag of about $280. We know that we paid too much, but at least he has done a good job and did not just re-solder the leak as another plumber had done the last 4 times. I was not happy that he made me wait for so long.

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