Technically he’s not anymore qualified than you are. Actually less qualified because you’re allowed in Tx to work on your own plumbing, he’s not.Okay, so I've had a couple of plumbers flake on me. The latest guy (who came to turn off the apparently still-leaking old heater...) has an expired license... as an apprentice! But he's only charging $500
Should I run the other way? Or is this a simple enough job to trust it to an expired apprentice? LOL.
The guy might be fine but then again he might not be. How would I know ?Believe be, nobody is less qualified than me. I'd just take a hammer to it and close my eyes... . That's if I were even in the city right now.
So, I get that hiring an unlicensed person is not the best idea, but I'm kind of stuck. Are there lots of ways a heater install can go wrong? Sounds like you're saying yes.