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January 20, 2014


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Dan to the rescue once again!!! We received our December/January NCCWD water bill, which was nearly $40 higher than July/August. NCCWD said it was most likely due to a leak of some kind from the toilet water storage tank to the bowl. Sure enough, it was. I emailed Dan about it, asking if he could stop by during the week. Dan came over a few minutes ago and unlike a corporate chain like Roto-bone-you-for as-much-as-we-can-Rooter, he performed a simple fix that took care of the problem. If you need a plumber, Dan really is the Man. Thank you once again, Dan.

Not that I'm superstitious or anything, but I hope this fest doesn't end with the news that some recent work of mine failed in such a way as to cause widespread death and destruction. Most plumbers have such nightmares as that throughout their apprenticeships and from time to time forever thereafter. I think it comes of having more opportunities to disgrace ourselves more completely, more often than most other people ever have, and, of course, from having done so, or rather from having overlooked something obvious and/or otherwise brought dishonor onto ourselves in some manner on some occasion or other. We all do our best, and then, of course, we all hope for the very best outcome.

We have always been impressed with Dan's quality of work, his integrity, and his interesting commentaries. His attention to detail defines his artwork, and he is clearly reliable in his plumbing practice.
Now what else could a proud Mom and Dad say?
It's TRUE, it's all true!

We've hired Dan, too, and have nothing but good things to say. Dan B. Underhill: the one thing everyone on Pacifica Riptide can agree on!

Yeah, we've hired Dan, great work, very fair price.

Can't really say in a family environment, Todd. Just my twisted mind at work.

Bruce, what are you referring to regarding lickity split?

Wow, I got in quite late from a seminar on the latest water heater technology that took place in Stockton. I didn't start back until well into the evening. You wouldn't know it from Bay Area weather, but there was a serious thunder and lightning storm happening in the Great Central Vally last night. What very kind commentary to come back to. I shall, of course, continue to do my best to serve all your plumbing needs and I shall, of course, send a link to all these comments to my mother.

I love the comment "dutiful to his trade." I have never had the need to hire a plumber (fingers crossed), but if I do, Dan will be it. Tradesmen (and women) are too often in the business because they couldn't think of anything else to do. That Dan evidently respects his trade places him above the rest, in my book.

Ah, Todd, somehow "lickity split" and a plumbing meltdown just don't work in my brain.

We've repeatedly hired Dan. He's great.

I'm thinking of clogging my toilet just so I can call Dan.

Dan's the best artist/philosopher/plumber I know.

Wow, that's an awesome testimonial, Melinda. Thanks. I also want to say that Dan has supported Riptide since its inception, and has contributed incisive comments along the way. We are glad to have him onboard as our resident philosopher/plumber.

Dan's done work for me, too. He provided quick, professional, and clean service at a very fair price. He's my plumber until he retires or I die, whichever comes first.

We had a major plumbing meltdown Saturday right out of a TV sitcom. Dan came right away and took care of it lickity split. Once again I would like to thank and recommend Dan to everyone.

Hey, I didn't know you could leave comments on the advertisements here. That makes Riptide a truly unusual place to advertise. Thank you all for your kind comments. Any local business that isn't advertising on Riptide is missing a bet.

Dan has also done a couple for jobs for me. Not only does he know what he's doing and provides good service in an emergency, you also get interesting conversation in the deal. And you might learn something about plumbing.

I love the post.He's a good guy, a unique character, and dutiful to his trade.

Dan has done two jobs for my wife and me, and we love him. He solved our two problems with ease. He knows what he's doing and knows what to look for. He's a good guy, a unique character, and dutiful to his trade.

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