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Old 12-30-2004, 08:48 PM   #21
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Be more precise next time in your question. You said A contractor. Not 100% clear.
Come on Rich - can't you do better than 99.99% clear? Don't you know that some people struggle with the contextual implications of statements that others will work right through? While a phrase like
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...a contractor that allows that type of work
might be understood by most (let me be 100% clear - when I say most I mean English speaking people with at least a high school education who now reside, or have previously resided for a continuous period not less than two solar years, in the 48 contiguous U.S. states, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam and The U.S Virgin Islands) there are some that will not grasp how the last six words serve to define the scope of the first two words. Please try and be more sensitive the next time you're hastily assembling a sentence.
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Old 12-30-2004, 08:53 PM   #22
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Again pondman - the obvious has escaped you.
LOL @ Pipeguy
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No, the obvious is people in the business that try to put themselves above others.

A contractor that allows work like that...............Did you mean the waterproofing contractor??? Or did you mean the general contractor?? We aren't quite sure since you were talking about a lifetime guarantee there pal.

Yes you were crystal clear and I am sorry you are both so smart for the rest of us.

We get a kick out of reading responses of hollier-than-thou attitudes.

Put a big "S" on your chest guys. You are the best.

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Oh, by the way Pipeman........ Stick to helping people and not berating others.

At least when I work, I am safe and aware of what is happening. I would never run my mouth and say how stupid someone is if I had done what you have. I'd praise the Lord every day and give thinks, not ridicule.

You are one class act to run your mouth after your carelessness and stupidity cost someone their life. How sad you are my friend.

Think about it. Step down from your high horse and join the rest of us.

God Bless

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Stick to helping people and not berating others. You are one class act to run your mouth after your carelessness and stupidity cost someone their life. How sad you are my friend.
There was nothing about what I did or didn't do that day, some 26 years ago, that had any bearing on the outcome of that accident. I count myself lucky that I was not the one that happened to be standing there when the sheet came down the roof line. The accident did serve to teach me a valuable lesson about paying attention to your surroundings when doing dangerous work. Thank you for counting me as a friend.

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At least when I work, I am safe and aware of what is happening. I would never run my mouth and say how stupid someone is if I had done what you have.
The benefits of maturity and experience no doubt lend themselves to everyone's appreciation of the need for safety in the workplace. Youthful ignorance has a way of lending itself to the occurence of bad things - witness my post in the other thread. Maybe you had that maturity and experience by the time you were 17 - I didn't. Thankfully for us all, the mistakes of youth have no bearing on the legitimacy of our actions as adults; otherwise folks like you might not feel so comfortable telling people how stupid they are.

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I'd praise the Lord every day and give thinks [sic]
At least we agree on something :Thumbs: Have a safe and prosperous New Year.
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I swear you are dense... I'll try and be very obvious in my response.

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No, the obvious is people in the business that try to put themselves above others.
I'm not trying to put myself above anyone. In fact I kind of lumped us all together in a previous post in this thread.

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A contractor that allows work like that...............Did you mean the waterproofing contractor??? Or did you mean the general contractor?? We aren't quite sure since you were talking about a lifetime guarantee there pal.
The general contractor is allowing work to be performed that IMO is poor quality - I think we all have agreed on that. Then I said that it was unlikely that the GC would have a waterproofing (actually it looks like dampproofing) contractor that had a lifetime guarantee if they have quality like what has been shown by eidaj.

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Yes you were crystal clear and I am sorry you are both so smart for the rest of us.

We get a kick out of reading responses of hollier-than-thou attitudes.

Put a big "S" on your chest guys. You are the best.
I'm not holier than thou and I'm not any better than anyone else here - I just don't believe in allowing work to be performed that is not of the highest quality just because it gets buried or covered up. Re-read that post - and you might understand what I'm talking about.
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Oh - and thanks for the private message. You only wish you were so lucky
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Pond stirring the crap pot again? Imagine that.

Pond why have you chosen to name yourself after a small body of water? Do you lack oceans of knowledge?


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I would say that both Rich and pipeguy from getting to know them from their various answers to questions both have a building philosophy that is centered around quality methods of construction that result in quality finished projects both in safety and in fit and finish.

When you are of that caliber of builder you naturally will look at sloppy work equates to sloppiness carrying throughout the build and effecting the overall quality of the finished product.

Some guys are the type who do stuff neatly and carefully behind the finished walls that will never be seen but they do it because they have pride in their work, other guys won't- they take the stance if nobody will see it and it won't directly effect the build then that would be stupid.

Pondguy I don't know very well yet, he probably is good at what he does, but he subscribes to the latter. Just two different philosophies is all.
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Hatchet............. I bet if a mason was laying the first course of brick on your foundation and he had the wrong side of the brick facing outside, this would be a problem to you.

Let's see... it's a full brick home with modular brick, smooth on back side and course on other side. The first couple of courses are below grade and the mason has countless # of bricks facing the wrong way.

Your right make him take them all out and do it right. I don't care if they are a foot and a half below grade and will never bee seen. On my jobs everything is done 100% correct.

Go ahead and take a truck ride with Glasshousebltr and have Pipeguy pick you up at the intersection.

I don't put up with any crap on my jobsites. All custom homes. But you know what, I analyze and listen and give every human being the respect they deserve.

No corners are cut on my jobs, but at the same time, I use my brain instead of my mouth. I'll save my mouth for these type of forums and petty crap like this.

This is better than Disney World. Pipeguy runs his mouth, and has been so careless as to cause a loss of life (He should be thankful and not judgmental),
Glasshousebltr is judgmental but tells about almost killing people in his truck or for that matter innocent people on the highway. (What would have happened if a innocent child was killed? Sounds like a teenenger who has crap for brains.) I'd like to see you tell those stories to some clients while trying to sign a contract and see if you get the job?
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Now you're just talking gibberish - could someone decipher what pondman is getting at?
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Now you're just talking gibberish - could someone decipher what pondman is getting at?
Yesterday I'd have offered an in depth analysis of what Pondman is getting at. Today, given my New Year's resolution to 'tone things down on the board' I'll just say that I think we should all consider the genesis of this thread

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are these hairline cracks or are they caused by the forms?
well settled, and move on.
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Not only is this board helpful but it's entertaining lol!
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Sorry about hijacking your thread eidaj.
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Sorry about hijacking your thread eidaj.
No problem, the question was answered which is what counts!

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