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Old 05-09-2018, 07:45 PM   #21
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some guy over in Kowboys whodunnit thread hit one... what a hoot!!!!
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:23 PM   #22
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I was working for a commercial G.C. a couple decades ago, and we were remodeling one floor of a V.A. Hospital.

Early in the project, the demo sub crew showed up and eager to get going.

I think he introduced himself, then said, "we get S*** done!" Reached up and hooked the ceiling grid with his wrecking bar, and yanked. Taking out 2 or 3 heads in the process. The flood wasn't so bad, but the F.D. wasn't happy, and neither were the V.A. project managers.

Man, sometimes I miss commercial work.
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I was working for a commercial G.C. a couple decades ago, and we were remodeling one floor of a V.A. Hospital.

Early in the project, the demo sub crew showed up and eager to get going.

I think he introduced himself, then said, "we get S*** done!" Reached up and hooked the ceiling grid with his wrecking bar, and yanked. Taking out 2 or 3 heads in the process. The flood wasn't so bad, but the F.D. wasn't happy, and neither were the V.A. project managers.

Man, sometimes I miss commercial work.
To be fair, it doesn't sound like he ever clarified what kind of s*** he gets done

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Old 05-10-2018, 05:26 PM   #24
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I broke a few, but it doesn't matter if I brake them on any job if they in the way when there is a sprinkler on the property, my contract notes it is Homeowner responsibility to mark them/move the head or line if it's in a vicinity or directly in the way).

The last deck job I did, I laid out footings and told the homeowner to contact sprinkler company to mark the line, the sprinkler guy stopped by, he told me don't worry about it if you hit a line just mark the location. Sure enough, we drilled right through the sprinkler line... He sent someone before we put the deck up and the guy spliced it and went around the footing. How much he banged the HO for that I never asked.
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I broke a few, but it doesn't matter if I brake them on any job if they in the way when there is a sprinkler on the property, my contract notes it is Homeowner responsibility to mark them/move the head or line if it's in a vicinity or directly in the way).



The last deck job I did, I laid out footings and told the homeowner to contact sprinkler company to mark the line, the sprinkler guy stopped by, he told me don't worry about it if you hit a line just mark the location. Sure enough, we drilled right through the sprinkler line... He sent someone before we put the deck up and the guy spliced it and went around the footing. How much he banged the HO for that I never asked.


We’re referring to Fire sprinkler heads... unless you’re finding them subgrade, then do tell. Lol!


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I was working for a commercial G.C. a couple decades ago, and we were remodeling one floor of a V.A. Hospital.

Early in the project, the demo sub crew showed up and eager to get going.

I think he introduced himself, then said, "we get S*** done!" Reached up and hooked the ceiling grid with his wrecking bar, and yanked. Taking out 2 or 3 heads in the process. The flood wasn't so bad, but the F.D. wasn't happy, and neither were the V.A. project managers.

Man, sometimes I miss commercial work.
I got a big Chuckle out of this post, I've seen those types many times . Just attacking ceiling grid with a wrecking bar illustrates his lack of demo knowledge, a pair of wire cutters makes easy, short work on grid.

I'm retired but I really miss it too, never been on a project where there wasn't any instances of expensive blunders. It's amazing how fast and how much of that nasty water is released before it comes to a stop. We did a big commissary job, that was occupied and a sub took out a head with a lift, it's not a pretty sight.

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