On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 15:56:07 -0500, "JoeSpareBedroom"
Many times measurements are taken by sales people. Things go wrong. My
solar screens where measured and they had to take one back for fixin'.
A contractor here, went out and measured a bay window and was a
slightly wrong size from the store. The family consenting too change
the RO, instead of wasting time with minor problems. Lunch Time!
On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 12:08:08 -0500, JoeSpareBedroom wrote:
I had the same problem. I ordered a bay window and the stated rough opening
was about 4" too narrow. Fortunately I double jack plated it and ended up
with 1x6's for jack plates. If I didn't double jackplate I would have had
to buy new microlam beams. It was also shorter than advertised.
And should replace it free of charge. But if you are contemplating
suing for damages you'll need to prove somehow that this damged you
which being of sound mind and mental faculties, frankly I just don't
On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 15:17:09 -0500, "Jeff The Drunk"
Of course it did. The question is not at all damages. They're plain
as day (except maybe how much crew time would be paid for IF there
The questions are two.
1)Is the company legally liable? Probably not for consequential
damages. READ THE SALES CONTRACT. See if it excludes consquetial
damages. This is what the term refers to. See if it specifically
limits liability for making the wrong thing. If the contract is long,
it probably does. If it's short enough, probably not.
If the contract is an order form, see what it says on the back.
2) Will the company give him something to keep his good will? I don't
I have, & it was Pella. I was to help put in a 10'0"x 92 "hold to size bow,
with a 2'0" projection. It was a brick home, but regardless, they delivered
the thing in 3 sections. There was absolutely no way to mull them together,
the way Pella built it. There was 4 of us on the job, expecting a monster
size window. Pella did replace it @ N/C, delivered it correct size the next
time around & it was a monster. That darn thing was over $8K, 12 years ago.
Crazy to think someone went out of town because they're having a window
Pella bay window rough openings are not measured the same way that
some other manufacturers measure the rough opening. This is most
likely where you ran into trouble. If you measured the standard
rectangular window opening - innermost wood to innermost wood - that's
not how Pella measures their rough openings. And very likely it is
the same thing that caused the OP to go astray.
LOL! What, were you worried they were going to stuff your child in a
lunchbox or something?
It's a window for crying out Pete. Keep the kid in another room or (better)
let him sit there and watch; kids love stuff like that. Hell, take him to a
library or a park or something.
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