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Old 11-21-2016, 01:17 PM   #21
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Wow. That's insane. $1k for the entire job is more like it.
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:18 PM   #22
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Wow. That's insane. $1k for the entire job is more like it.
That is what I thought and what I told the ass hole
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No water in the first hole
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There ya go manual labor works
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Old 11-21-2016, 11:18 PM   #26
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You sure that was a Techno Metal Post dealer? Can you PM me the contact info?
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You sure that was a Techno Metal Post dealer? Can you PM me the contact info?
Not sure. I said I needed 4 helical deck piers to hold a 3500# load each and then he slapped me with the 1,100 each.

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The company that came out to give you an estimate is not a Techno Metal Post dealer.
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There are appearantly no dealers in my area
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There are appearantly no dealers in my area
I didnt think so.
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I can't imagine them costing this outfit any more. But oh well...sonotubes it is. Wonder what it takes to be a dealer for them. (Techno)
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Hahaha, he wanted $4,400 for 4 piers. Last job I had 12 TMP's for $225 a piece. Do you look like a celebrity and he thought is was in the bag?
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Hahaha, he wanted $4,400 for 4 piers. Last job I had 12 TMP's for $225 a piece. Do you look like a celebrity and he thought is was in the bag?
I have no idea. I guess I'm rich because I bought a house on a lake and am doing a second story addition on it
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No, its the GD "Michigan Effect". All my damed life in thisstate, the first time I try to do business with a new feller - he dmamned sure try to bend me over. Then the bastids cry about how poor the ecoomy is.

Meanwhile, I hike my arse to a less industrial state like Missouri or Nevada or New Mexico, and those people will love you all the way til Sunday, cook you a meal, try to hook you up with their daughter and do it for 1/2 the price the gold toothed sheenies in Michigan were trying for.

Oh yeah, one more thing: the other folks always live more modestly, work their tails off, homes are paid for and they all got a Ford truck and a damned boat of a Ford sedan in the driveway for Momma and Church.
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The company that came out to give you an estimate is not a Techno Metal Post dealer.
Dan - Is it possible for these guys to come by the equipment and source the helical piers without having a franchise?
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Dan - Is it possible for these guys to come by the equipment and source the helical piers without having a franchise?
As in they have the TMP installation equipment and use helical piers by another manufacturer?
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As in they have the TMP installation equipment and use helical piers by another manufacturer?
Maybe I misunderstood. Were these guys who quoted A&E just using another brand of of helical piers?
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Maybe I misunderstood. Were these guys who quoted A&E just using another brand of of helical piers?
Yes, they installed another brand with different equipment.
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So, on further review....

Seems how I ended up needing 24-30" of stone in each hole to get above the water.( They ended up filling up as we had a lot of rain the past week and even though I pumped them out, they filled back up) I think I am going to nix the sonotubes and do some stepped footings similar to the one in the picture. I think less work and I can bury the posts and brackets about a foot deep.

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