Many prices vary. I had 4 estiments on a new roof a few years back. Two
were for around 8 thousand, one for about 12 thousnad and another for
about 18 thousand. The was for the same quality shingles.
The company doing the job was the second lowest and had 8 Mexicans show
up. They worked hard and did a very good job. Not lone after we had a
bunch of wind and they all stayed on and are still all on after 4 years.
On Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 6:04:26 AM UTC-4, Biff Tannen wrote:
Kind of what I was going to say. The details matter. Even the cost
of the tub, is it a cheap fiberglass small one or a top of the line
cast iron big one?
With tile, never really thought about it, but what do they do? If it's
a replacement, chances are the original tiles are not available, so
what then? Replace the tiles at the last row around the tub with some
different style accent ones? Or can you manage to get them off without
breaking them? What do they typically do?
I’m two-for-two on bad experiences with Home Depot subcontractors,
1. I contracted with HD for an expensive whole-house wall-to-wall carpet
redo. The carpet itself is very nice and has worn well.
Unfortunately however, their installers did a poor job including some
wall damage during tear-out, some baseboard molding gouging on the new
install, and a needless dispute when they initially refused to use the
more expensive and time consuming French Cap technique on the nose of
the treads on two flights of stairs- which we had specifically paid
They also started jigsaw puzzle-piecing a small room using scrap rather
than getting a piece big enough to do the room right. Most annoyingly,
however, after a few year, the carpet loosened up and long ridges raised
up in several rooms.
2. My Home Depot-purchased gas fired water failed during the warranty
period. HD offered a deeply discounted price for a new heater but of
course, labor to replace the old one was not included.
The labor charge alone their contractor proposed to remove the old one
and install the new one- which I would have to pay for in addition- was
significantly higher than what our regular HVAC maintenance company
quoted for for a comparable new heater including installation. We ended
up going with our HVAC company.
On Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:15:25 AM UTC-4, Wade Garrett wrote:
Wasn't the water heater warranty from the manufacturer? Couldn't you
get just a water heater, without the installation and install it yourself
or have your own plumber install it? Even if you had to go through a
dealer for whatever brand it was, I would think you could shop around.
Or was this some special HD warranty, only through them? I bought a
WH from HD, installed it myself and when the thermocouple failed,
I contacted the manufacturer and they had a replacement thermocouple
here in two days under warranty.
I've never used a HD contractor. One obvious problem is that HD is
getting a cut on the deal, so that adds to the contractor's cost.
I did get a quote from them for a new HVAC, it was somewhere in the
middle, not cheap but not the most expensive either, but I didnt
choose them, so have no experience beyond that.
The batteries in my crystal ball are dead.
I will quote you $50K plus expenses for quote. Send deposit and we will
arrange a time for the quote. What color tub you want, we are running a
special on red. Limited quantities apply. Arbitration rules apply. We can
paint your old tub, we got special stuff for that. Drain problems are extra.
If we have to pull hair out we charge by the strand. Where is the tub? What
floor? On slab? We can fly Oren in for consultation, he is a magician with
tubs and know whats up. Get back to me pronto as we are busy and do not have
time to mess around.
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