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Old 07-31-2012, 09:15 AM   #21
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I thought the guy was a stroke. This brief bio changed my mind.

Sounds like a stand-up guy, just a different personality then me, how dare he be himself..

I thought I had already learned not to judge people ...My bad.....again

Carry on Holmes, you are a better/different man then I.

There I am learning how not to judge .

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Old 07-31-2012, 09:35 AM   #22
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There are already a few builders out there that build far above par, HOWEVER there are fewer owners willing to PAY above par for a home built above par. Don't blame stupid contractors (there are a bunch of dumb ones out there) blame stupid customers who look at SQ FT price only instead of features and quality.
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There are already a few builders out there that build far above par, HOWEVER there are fewer owners willing to PAY above par for a home built above par. Don't blame stupid contractors (there are a bunch of dumb ones out there) blame stupid customers who look at SQ FT price only instead of features and quality.
Maybe you should do a show that goes the other way. An awesome contractor with a nightmare customer. They could change their mind and want to help and take forever to pay.
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Maybe you should do a show that goes the other way. An awesome contractor with a nightmare customer. They could change their mind and want to help and take forever to pay.
Do you realize how expensive that would be for us, having to replace TVs from throwing stuff at it.
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:27 PM   #25
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Maybe you should do a show that goes the other way. An awesome contractor with a nightmare customer. They could change their mind and want to help and take forever to pay.
Just make sure the HO has a know it all interior designer there
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:21 PM   #26
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That's another thing about that show. He harps about keeping an eye on the project every step of the way and how if the contractor has a problem with it that should be a red flag. Then what does he do he kicks them out and doesn't let them see it until it's done.
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That way the home owner won't see him drywall over all those junction boxes
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:20 PM   #28
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One episode had him repairing wrought iron handrail where the main vertical mounting posts had rusted through . After cutting off the bottoms He had a metal shop (fabricate a sleeve) then (scabbed) about 3 inches back on the post
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When he was mixing the fast setting concrete to reset. in a 5 gallon bucket about 1/2 full of water..... He starts mixing in the cement......

I told my wife "he just screwed up"
... ( there were only 6 or 8 holes maybe 2 inches deep by 1 or 2 inches across with the post inserted in them ) .

The next shot is a new clean bucket with a maybe 1/2 pint of water and a nice pourable workable slurry of cement mixed up ..... Hahaha... That's when I started thinking he was a stroke.....
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I think that he really does try to do the right thing and truly cares about people. Sure he screws up but who doesn't. I feel the producers force him to do some of that for tv. Watching the guys stand there and scratch their head wouldn't make for good ratings.

It seems his guys really like him too. Think that says a lot about the character of any person.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:00 PM   #30
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Maybe you should do a show that goes the other way. An awesome contractor with a nightmare customer. They could change their mind and want to help and take forever to pay.
I thought about the other way around where we go in and sell the job and then push the limits of the customers patience on hidden camera. The customer/unknowing contestant would then receive rewards based on how much they put up with before they throw us out.

Things like tearing the roof off for a bathroom remodel, or opening up the fridge and drinking out of the milk job would just be funny, I think. Otoh I have been told I have a warped sense of humor.
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Who uses construction/deck screws in joist hangers anyway.

What a hack!




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Treat that end-cut, hackensauce.
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Treat that end-cut, hackensauce.
I dattoed the beam and used the $20 post bases, leave me alone. :hackinit:
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Or should I call you Ohioholmedoctor
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Thats good stuff. You should do that. Dont forget the meta tags and include my phone number and use the words deck construction Dayton Ohio....
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http://www.tubeplus.me/player/997437...acute%3BShame/ timcode 16:43... looks like screws NOT structural screws either... hmm...
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http://www.tubeplus.me/player/997437...acute%3BShame/ timcode 16:43... looks like screws NOT structural screws either... hmm...
Can you prove that?
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Can you prove that?
Nope... And this is not the episode that I saw, I just ran across this one. There is another one because I remember him ranting about using screws in hangers.
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Nope... And this is not the episode that I saw, I just ran across this one. There is another one because I remember him ranting about using screws in hangers.
How can you prove that you actually even watched the link you posted?

Sorry Rob..

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