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) ?
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.
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.
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
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
...and then you wait 90-120 days to get paid.
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.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
-- Margaret Lee Runbeck
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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