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 Posted: Wed Nov 2nd, 2016 12:34 am
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Portalesman wrote:

9. Either way, your wife is gonna cry. The wife ALWAYS knows more about it than her builder does. Mostly because they build brand new houses in 3O minutes on a TV show she saw, or pinterest. Also her friendsco workers will fuck with her about it and youll have to deal with the crazy. Leave the women out of it as much as you can. They arent built to deal with this kinda stress.

That's why I waited till my wife was on the road for a month to do this work on our house. She's in Connecticut this week and then on to Singapore and Malaysia  for another 3. That way I'm the only one dealing with the siding guys and the deck builder as the point of contact and there's no back/forth. 

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 Posted: Wed Nov 2nd, 2016 10:50 pm
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Portalesman wrote: 1. Dont hire a Handy Man for anything over $7OO.

2. Make your contractor supply materials. You only cause yourself grief otherwise.

3. Agree on a finish date and stick to it. Add it to the contract.

4. Only bums and shady businesses need money down for jobs under 3OK. Its not your job to finance his business. Tell em to go to the bank.

5. Add performance draws to the contract. i.e. A payment can be madeinvoiced upon installation of windows, paint completion, etc.

6. Dont hire family or *people your wifes friend* knows.

7. Keep in mind and come to terms with the fact that you arent the only customer in the world and sometimes youll get fucked off for a couple days for somebody that screams louder. Your builder will be fucking somebody else off for a couple days because you screamed louder sometime.

8. If you feel you know more about it than your builder, do it yourself. Construction folk are like the food service industry. Fuck with em too much and theyll spit on your burger. They can and WILL charge above contract amount if you cause too much grief over something you saw on a Home Improvement TV show.

9. Either way, your wife is gonna cry. The wife ALWAYS knows more about it than her builder does. Mostly because they build brand new houses in 3O minutes on a TV show she saw, or pinterest. Also her friendsco workers will fuck with her about it and youll have to deal with the crazy. Leave the women out of it as much as you can. They arent built to deal with this kinda stress.

1O. Just because a builder was great last year, doesnt mean he is this year.

Rossi, youre not gonna get any money out of this guy. Chalk it up to experience and move on.


This should be pinned on the site somewhere, this is good stuff



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 Posted: Tue Nov 15th, 2016 01:20 am
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Update: Got the $700 back yesterday after a lot of persistence.  He gave me 7 $100 bills, so now I suppose the question is whether they're real.  I guess I'll find out.  Better than the check bouncing, I suppose. 

The kicker to all of this, the other guy that he was originally working with, the guy who supposedly was unavailable all the time because he was beaten up by his domestic partner, actually called me a few days ago to tell me that Tom never paid him and to ask me if his tools were still at my house (they're not) so Tom apparently stole them.  He won't return this guy's calls anymore, and he eluded to the fact that "they changed his meds" and he hasn't been the same since.  I didn't want to hear more about that, but I was 100% convinced that I'd never get my money back at that point, but he shockingly followed through.   

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 Posted: Wed Nov 16th, 2016 08:19 am
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I'm still trying to get my exterior finished. Only about 15% left, but for the 2nd time now these guys underestimated the needed supplies so now I"m waiting once again for the siding to be delivered from Minnesota. Now these guys haven't gotten one cent yet, so it's more on them than me to finish this up. In the meantime ripped the deck apart from the house and poured the concrete yesterday for the supports. Will start on constructing it tomorrow.

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