O'Donnell Plumbing

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Thank you to the Fu family of Clarksburg, MD for allowing me to install 2 new water heaters for you. Hope you enjoy your...
07/27/2021

Thank you to the Fu family of Clarksburg, MD for allowing me to install 2 new water heaters for you. Hope you enjoy your new home.

Thank you to the Fu family of Clarksburg, MD for allowing me to install 2 new water heaters for you. Hope you enjoy your new home.

Installed a new Jetglas (Bradford White), 80 gallon, Aero Therm, heat pump water heater for Mrs Dorman of Potomac, Maryl...
01/08/2021

Installed a new Jetglas (Bradford White), 80 gallon, Aero Therm, heat pump water heater for Mrs Dorman of Potomac, Maryland.

Thank you to the Clegg family of New Market for allowing me to replace your water heater today
12/05/2020

Thank you to the Clegg family of New Market for allowing me to replace your water heater today

11/29/2020

The following is a message I received from a customer after I sent her a follow-up text from a recent service call I went on. It's really great when customers appreciate your service and experience, it makes it all worth it.

Hi Rob! Thanks so much for following up- yes, everything is working better. I really appreciate your help and knowledge and coming out so quickly.

Thanks to the Reeser family in Boonsboro, Maryland for allowing me to replace your electric water heater with this new h...
09/30/2020

Thanks to the Reeser family in Boonsboro, Maryland for allowing me to replace your electric water heater with this new high efficiency tankless water heater

Many thanks to Mr Ulmer of Bethesda, MD for allowing me to take care of replacing your 75 gallon, natural gas, power ven...
08/20/2020

Many thanks to Mr Ulmer of Bethesda, MD for allowing me to take care of replacing your 75 gallon, natural gas, power vent water heater for you today

A recently completed masterbath renovation project, turned out pretty nice. Good things happen when you team up a great ...
08/14/2020

A recently completed masterbath renovation project, turned out pretty nice. Good things happen when you team up a great contractor with a great plumber.

Today's install of a high efficiency, 65 gallon, Rheem Proterra, hybrid electric (heat pump) water heater for the Ghin f...
07/17/2020

Today's install of a high efficiency, 65 gallon, Rheem Proterra, hybrid electric (heat pump) water heater for the Ghin family of Frederick, MD

Out with the old, leaking concrete laundry tub on legs and in with the new wall hung laundry sink
07/02/2020

Out with the old, leaking concrete laundry tub on legs and in with the new wall hung laundry sink

Got me some new work shirts today
06/09/2020

Got me some new work shirts today

A little before and after of a laundry tub replacement I had the privilege of doing the other day  for a great Korean Wa...
05/31/2020

A little before and after of a laundry tub replacement I had the privilege of doing the other day for a great Korean War veteran. Thank you Mr Baker, I was glad I could get this taken care of for you to make your life just a little bit easier.

A sign of the times
05/08/2020

A sign of the times

11/29/2019

“What is a plumber?

A plumber is someone, who, like no other trades person, must know his trade along with everyone else’s. His day starts with leaving a perfectly warm bed on a bitterly cold morning, to the realization that the joints that hurt last night still hurt this morning. His best friend those morning will be the jacket one of his loved ones bought him last Christmas, and a pair of boots he hopes won’t let the water soak through before noon. Most people would think by now, that getting to the office, will be the hardest part of their day. While he ponders the most efficient way to schedule six service calls, between the time it takes his engine to warm up enough to turn the heater on. By noon, his lunch….if he has one, will be the only pause in his day, between the phone calls, from customers, friends who want to know “how to do something”, family, apprentices, who…. As he puts it “Don’t know how to do anything”, he’ll squeeze in bites of something which is now only warm at best.
The apprentice who has riding with him this week, is seriously doubting why he made this choice. His boss can sense it, and knows he must find something to complement his “padawan” among all the wrong things he did this week. If it were up to him he’d never have hired him in the first place, but he’s busy, and needs the help…… Although the young man can’t seem to do anything right, he remembers how his first week, month, and years were in his days and can’t help but seeing a bit of himself in the youngster. His apprentice gets up half an hour earlier, goes to bed half hour later if not more. Works twice as hard, and is the brunt of most of the jokes. His only reward, is that one day, he’ll have a good paycheck, and the reward of a job well done from the man who first put a wrench in his hand, the only person who is capable of judging his work.
When it’s almost quitting time, he’ll get another phone call, an emergency leak at someplace he’s never heard about, from a customer who thinks he charges too much, but got his number from three friends who said he does great work and he has a 4 ½ star rating. He contemplates even going, but money was tight last month and he’s got bills to pay.
His job, in a nutshell, is to bend iron, copper, steel, and reluctantly….plastic to his will. Making it hold water, gas, oil, air and human waste, with no leaks, the best possible way, with the least possible damage, at the lowest possible cost, and have it last 50 years or more. He’ll replace water heaters that are older than his last TWO cars, repair galvanized pipes that are older than he is, and fix the work of the hacks that came before him, with a gentility that most glassworkers are jealous of. He has to…..because anything that breaks after he touches those pipes is his fault in the customers eyes and that’s something that not even doctors have to live up to. He must diagnose it right the first time, have seen and know how to fix every part that ever existed, know the cause and remedy of every issue, know how to cut, know where not to cut, what to cut with and most important, not cut himself. He’ll do it with ice cold hands, because gloves take away his dexterity, something even a surgeon can admire. He’s used to doing anything with almost nothing and making it look easy. And, in a few months he’ll do it in 115-degree heat, if he’s outside, 135 if he’s in an attic, and in the rain, in between.
There’s a reason why great plumbers charge so much, it’s a dedication to a trade that no man can master, but every plumber tries. The only legacy being, to leave behind a better plumber than existed before him, who will carry the heavy idea that “The plumber protects the health of the Nation”, one service call at a time, with workmanship that will last longer than him. No one wants to do a job like this, he knows that, and it’s not going to get cheaper. Because he, like the rest of the dirty pipe wrench turners out there know “Great plumbers are born….not made””

09/26/2019
Sunday morning laundry tray faucet replacement in Frederick, Maryland
09/15/2019

Sunday morning laundry tray faucet replacement in Frederick, Maryland

A Saturday water heater replacement, thank you to Ms. Waite of Frederick for allowing me to take care of it for you
08/17/2019

A Saturday water heater replacement, thank you to Ms. Waite of Frederick for allowing me to take care of it for you

Getting ready for a new week, washing up the ride
08/04/2019

Getting ready for a new week, washing up the ride

New ride, new logo design
07/14/2019

New ride, new logo design

Installation of a 50 gallon Rheem Marathon electric water heater for the Fehr family in Bethesda, Maryland. Rheem Marath...
06/05/2019

Installation of a 50 gallon Rheem Marathon electric water heater for the Fehr family in Bethesda, Maryland.
Rheem Marathon electric water heaters are a non-metallic water heater that come with a Lifetime warranty on the tank (if registered with the manufacturer) and 6 year warranty on parts. And unlike standard residential electric water heaters (which the biggest you can get is a 50 gallon), you can get Marathon heaters in 75 and 85 gallon. Feel free to contact me if you're interested in getting pricing on a Marathon heater, the last heater you'll have to buy. (Marathon heaters are only available in electric models, not available in gas units)

O'Donnell Plumbing
04/25/2019

O'Donnell Plumbing

Today was water heater Friday I suppose. A new 50 gallon electric for one customer and installed a customer provided 50 ...
03/29/2019

Today was water heater Friday I suppose. A new 50 gallon electric for one customer and installed a customer provided 50 gallon gas on the other one. Have a good weekend everyone !!

Upgraded this old 2 handle shower faucet to a new single handle faucet today, think it turned out pretty good. Thank you...
03/08/2019

Upgraded this old 2 handle shower faucet to a new single handle faucet today, think it turned out pretty good. Thank you to Ms Brennerman in Derwood for allowing me to take care of this for you.

03/03/2019
Thank you to the Cummings family for allowing me to take care of replacing your leaking well tank for you today.
03/02/2019

Thank you to the Cummings family for allowing me to take care of replacing your leaking well tank for you today.

A few more pics from the Papa John's in Urbana, Maryland where we got our final plumbing inspection today
02/21/2019

A few more pics from the Papa John's in Urbana, Maryland where we got our final plumbing inspection today

New tankless water heater install as part of our build out of the new Papa John's in Urbana, Maryland
02/16/2019

New tankless water heater install as part of our build out of the new Papa John's in Urbana, Maryland

A tankless water heater replacement for one of the areas Papa John's franchises.
02/15/2019

A tankless water heater replacement for one of the areas Papa John's franchises.

A couple of components from a fire restoration job we just completed in Middletown, MD
02/07/2019

A couple of components from a fire restoration job we just completed in Middletown, MD

Thank you to the Zellers family of Gaithersburg/Damascus for allowing me to replace your aging water heater
01/08/2019

Thank you to the Zellers family of Gaithersburg/Damascus for allowing me to replace your aging water heater

The start of another week, good morning everyone
01/07/2019

The start of another week, good morning everyone

A new whole house filtration system for the Krakovsky family in Gaithersburg
01/05/2019

A new whole house filtration system for the Krakovsky family in Gaithersburg

A little before and after water heater replacement for the Smith family in Damascus, many thanks to them for allowing us...
01/05/2019

A little before and after water heater replacement for the Smith family in Damascus, many thanks to them for allowing us to take care of their families plumbing needs.

Plumber humor
12/27/2018

Plumber humor

A little hand made gift from the family,  I love it. Got the company name, a little poo, and the " RTP (Rob the Plumber)...
12/25/2018

A little hand made gift from the family, I love it. Got the company name, a little poo, and the " RTP (Rob the Plumber)", they covered all the bases.

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1811 Beaver Creek Ln
Frederick, MD
21702

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 5pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5pm
Friday 7:30am - 5pm

Telephone

+12406745152

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