Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 44
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Kaufman county, Texas
    Posts
    9,628

    Poll: At what point do gas prices kill you?

    I know most of you guys either drive company trucks or driving means work and income, still.... at some point it has to hurt.
    "You boys are really making this thing harder than it has to be". Me

    "Who ARE you people? And WHAT are you doing in my SWAMP!?" Shrek

    Service calls submitted after 3PM will be posted the next business day.

    I give free estimates [Wild Ass Guesses] over the phone.

    "Ain't nobody got time for that". Corny

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Ripley, WV
    Posts
    1,129
    It still hurts my household because my wife works and her job is 80 miles round trip. There's just so much fighting the working class these days that it's no wonder the economy is in the sewer.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    3,817
    You've got to pass it on to the customer the best that you can. I'm having a harder time with how refrigerant more than doubled overnight.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    647
    Bout all you can do is pass it on the best you can

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Houston area
    Posts
    1,493
    Where's the poll?

    It sucks driving all over this gigantic turdbowl. Depending on the circumstance I can easily spend $75 a day on gas and tolls. I'm quite sure other gigantic cities are just as bad.
    The picture in my avatar is of the Houston Ship Channel and was taken from my backyard. I like to sit outside and slap mosquitos while watching countless supertankers, barges and cargo ships of every shape and size carry all sorts of deadly toxins to and fro. It's really beautiful at times.....just don't eat the three eyed fish....

    `. .` .>(((>

    `... `. .` .>(((>

    .` .>(((>

    LMAOSHMSFOAIDMT

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Sooner Nation!
    Posts
    102
    Run my own show.... Yeah It's Great being the "Boss" ...

    My service territory is mostly rural= many miles between jobs.....

    High gas prices= many $$$ spent between jobs....

    Overhead UP... Profit Down...

    I could probably get a raise with a job as a greeter at Walmart
    "Democracy--Two wolves and a sheep voting on what the menu is for lunch.
    Liberty--Is a well armed sheep who will probably contest the vote." author unknown--but I like him already

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Kaufman county, Texas
    Posts
    9,628
    Sorry. I had a visitor and interrupted my poll posting. But I know there is a threshold where gas prices start killing people.
    "You boys are really making this thing harder than it has to be". Me

    "Who ARE you people? And WHAT are you doing in my SWAMP!?" Shrek

    Service calls submitted after 3PM will be posted the next business day.

    I give free estimates [Wild Ass Guesses] over the phone.

    "Ain't nobody got time for that". Corny

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Kaufman county, Texas
    Posts
    9,628
    Quote Originally Posted by howardair View Post
    Run my own show.... Yeah It's Great being the "Boss" ...

    My service territory is mostly rural= many miles between jobs.....

    High gas prices= many $$$ spent between jobs....

    Overhead UP... Profit Down...

    I could probably get a raise with a job as a greeter at Walmart
    I am using a 'trip charge', so I figure I am fairly neutral up to about 3.50$.
    "You boys are really making this thing harder than it has to be". Me

    "Who ARE you people? And WHAT are you doing in my SWAMP!?" Shrek

    Service calls submitted after 3PM will be posted the next business day.

    I give free estimates [Wild Ass Guesses] over the phone.

    "Ain't nobody got time for that". Corny

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Florida Panhandle
    Posts
    4,243
    I charge what the traffic can bare.......actually the gas prices arent up...its just that our dollar has devalued by 90% since 1913.

    Thank you (non)Federal Reserve....


    Roy
    "The perfect Totalitarian State is one where the political bosses, and their army of managers, control a population of slaves, who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude"

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Kaufman county, Texas
    Posts
    9,628
    Quote Originally Posted by royc View Post
    I charge what the traffic can bare.......actually the gas prices arent up...its just that our dollar has devalued by 90% since 1913.

    Thank you (non)Federal Reserve....


    Roy
    I am sure the dollar being devalued with the printing press running full-tilt is affecting gas prices. I am just curious what we can tolerate. Word is out that it may hit six bucks a gallon by summer.
    "You boys are really making this thing harder than it has to be". Me

    "Who ARE you people? And WHAT are you doing in my SWAMP!?" Shrek

    Service calls submitted after 3PM will be posted the next business day.

    I give free estimates [Wild Ass Guesses] over the phone.

    "Ain't nobody got time for that". Corny

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Florida Panhandle
    Posts
    4,243
    Quote Originally Posted by Tool-Slinger View Post
    I am sure the dollar being devalued with the printing press running full-tilt is affecting gas prices. I am just curious what we can tolerate. Word is out that it may hit six bucks a gallon by summer.
    Well I have several vehicles, and one electric....I just use the electric more, only costs me about 3 cents a mile to drive.


    Roy
    "The perfect Totalitarian State is one where the political bosses, and their army of managers, control a population of slaves, who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude"

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Kaufman county, Texas
    Posts
    9,628
    Quote Originally Posted by royc View Post
    Well I have several vehicles, and one electric....I just use the electric more, only costs me about 3 cents a mile to drive.


    Roy
    You are lucky Roy, most of us cannot afford an electric car. We are going to be doubly screwed when we cannot afford the gas either.
    "You boys are really making this thing harder than it has to be". Me

    "Who ARE you people? And WHAT are you doing in my SWAMP!?" Shrek

    Service calls submitted after 3PM will be posted the next business day.

    I give free estimates [Wild Ass Guesses] over the phone.

    "Ain't nobody got time for that". Corny

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Florida Panhandle
    Posts
    4,243
    Quote Originally Posted by Tool-Slinger View Post
    You are lucky Roy, most of us cannot afford an electric car. We are going to be doubly screwed when we cannot afford the gas either.
    lol..afford ??

    Only paid 3500 plus delivery....

    Btw, you can convert pretty much any good roller in to electric, and if you do it right, it would be the last vehicle you would have to purchase, short of rusting or to accident putting it in to a junk yard.

    Roy
    "The perfect Totalitarian State is one where the political bosses, and their army of managers, control a population of slaves, who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude"

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Comfortech Show Promo Image

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor Magazine
Forums | Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine
Comfortech365 Virtual Event