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Thanks, Leon!
I got a real chuckle out of that. If I spent a day/night with you, then Karl, I would probably be in such a good mood that I would just come on back home. Just tell ol' Sis I had a flat...
Just kidding... kinda...
When are you expecting the house to be finished (real time, not contractor projections) ?
Robert
I "think" every thing that might be delayed by weather has been done already. Basically all the roofing is complete, the windows are in and the insulation is going in today. Stone was delivered today and brick was supposed to be delivered today. It is to this point in 20 days. They project another 43 days to closing. As it is it appears the inspections may be the delay although they have not been a problem so far. I really do expect to have the keys in my hands on 12/21.
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On 11/8/2010 5:27 PM, Leon wrote:

Based on what I saw today, plus the number of starts in the area (meaning the subs are really cranking), I would expect you're correct, and maybe a few days sooner.
Rough-in for all trades is done and that generally eats up the time (but the run up to, and the World Cup itself, is already over, so you're lucky on that score!), and you're a bit too early for everyone to head South for the Christmas holidays, although you're on the cusp. ;)
Once the drywall is in, flooring, trim carpenters, and painters should move quickly (although not concurrently, like the trades obviously did).
Electrical and Plbg trim-out should go fast, as fixtures and locations are standardized. (Tile guys are about the only thing I see that could slow things down in the normal course of events, but that should be minimum impact overall).
Remaining exterior work, masonry, and the flatwork will go on concurrently with the above.
My prediction ... COO could easily be five weeks from today.
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"Swingman" wrote

Sorry, I couldn't help myself. That word, prediction, sets me off sometimes.
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On Nov 8, 7:41 pm, "Lee Michaels" <leemichaels*nadaspam* at comcast dot net> wrote:

Such is the life of a countertop installer in the world of new-builds. The lady of the house can't quite decide where to put the island. The plumbing/electric waits. The flooring guy gets drunk. The cabinet guy can't install because the tile is finally in and needs to set. Cabinets go in on Wednesday (Closing day is Friday, mom and the kids are at the hotel with several vans full of stuff.) The builder wants to get paid but can't get an occupancy permit because the kitchen sink isn't in because I did get to take my template till Thursday night...so who is the bad guy now? Any bets on how many times that has happened to me?
That's NOTHING!!! Try installing at a new McDonalds or Bugger King. Day before Grand Opening, cash register people punching holes in the countertop with farking spade bits, whilst the electricians are farking walking on it installing potlights scratching the bejeezuz out of it, Pop dispensers along with 'technician's' tools are smacked down.... . . . . ...and then you wait 90-120 days to get paid.
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On Mon, 8 Nov 2010 17:09:23 -0800 (PST), Robatoy

Just be sure to get proper -signoffs- the day you finish the install, and/or include a felt-bottomed masonite cover for it when you bid.

I turn down those jobs because of that delay. It's COD with a minimum 50% downpayment up front or nothing.
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wrote:

We did use plywood covers in many situations, but in commercial service counter applications that can't be done as cash machines, dispensers and that sort of rot has to be place on the counter. I got one electrician to take his boots off, but his own personal Buckko The Safety Pig made him put them back on JUST in case he dropped a Mar connector onto his toe.

The 50% down is a given. Normal. COD from an outfit that does McDonalds & Bugger King??? Good luck with that.

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On 11/8/2010 6:41 PM, Lee Michaels wrote:

Why not ... in honor of C-less. A Festool (style) raffle: $1000/ticket to guess the date. First prize a HF MultiTool.
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That's just _shameless_, in the Festering style. ;)
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