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Old 12-22-2009, 01:04 AM   #41
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Before you get your permit most cities require an inspection to look for asbestos. When the city officials come by your site and ask for your paperwork ignorance will cost you a lot more than any profit you had hoped for.
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:25 PM   #42
 
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Most important rule is... make sure you arrived at the right address before your excavator bucket enters the building
Have you ever hit the wrong building with your bucket? That is too funny.
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When I'm bidding a job, particularly a big job that I haven't did much of, I go to the depot or lowes and get one of those Means estimater books. That will give you the national averages and you can go from there.
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my rule of thumb is not to do any demo at all
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18 month old post. I hope she figured it out by now....
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There is always a specific list and set of rules for any demo job. They also become more specific for the actual job you are quoting or looking to do a cost analysis on.
You should have an Engineer (depending on the area in the Country, you could utilize an Asbestos Company possibly) go in prior to any work to give you an idea of any environmental issues. If asbestos, lead, any hazardous waste or any other issues are found samples must be taken and tested in a lab. They must be taken care of prior to the demo and you will not be able to start until your permits are issued. You can look this up on the EPA website. You must comply with EPA and OSHA. If you need some more detailed advice feel free to e-mail me. Good luck, William

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If you know how it is built and have experience in building what you are demolishing then bidding a project is a lot easier.
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Don't do it like jawtrs
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Don't do it like jawtrs
You're making fun of jawtrs on a 4 year old thread
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No, not making fun of anybody, and if he can type after almost removing his thumb, , I think he would agree.
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Don't do it like jawtrs
I did prevail though, finished the demo this morning, alone, with one hand. I showed that shower! Lol. No, had to because the plumber is coming tomorrow and I didn't want to ask an employee to work on Sunday with no notice.

Always locate panel and water main, move furniture or whatever, floor protection and dust protection, mask off smoke heads.
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I did prevail though, finished the demo this morning, alone, with one hand. I showed that shower! Lol. No, had to because the plumber is coming tomorrow and I didn't want to ask an employee to work on Sunday with no notice.

Always locate panel and water main, move furniture or whatever, floor protection and dust protection, mask off smoke heads.
If you work that hand out during the healing right it will be stronger than it ever was. Next time you will turn the tile into dust..
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Rule number one of demo


Don't handle things more than once.... Don't move things to one area to move it to a dumpster later
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Always turn off main water if doing bath remodel. Just saying you never know when a cpvc line might snap off....
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When you turn the water off, turn off the water heater.
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Make certain you are at the correct location....

Buddy of mine sent his guys to demo a shed & fence at 301 X St.

They showed up at 310 X St......

Saw a guy build a house on the wrong lot many years ago...
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Wow Jaws, what the heck did you do to your hand!!?? (I hope all is well)

On interior work, we don't use the term "Demolition" we use the word "deconstruct". We take things apart the opposite we put them together. I like to think that this attitude keeps things from getting messed up that weren't intended to.
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it can be tricky, demo is a gamble if you dont do it all the time. I am a union carpenter in pittsburgh, and I do my fair share of it when we are slow. the carpet pulling can be a pain if the glue is on thick, if it is cut in 12'' strips or smaller, and pull with carpet pullers. get electricians to install temp, then pull ceiling tile, then drop the grid. cut walls with a sawzall between every stud, and in half. the board pulls off like you would not believe. stack everything on pallets, work 8 hr days, try to pull 2 to 3 dumpstes a day if you can. you will have to have an established account with the dumpster company to do this. seperate metal studs from board they may let you get free dumpsters for scrap dumpsters
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UBCguy brings up a good point. Recycle everything you can, it has value. HM frames, studs, ceiling tile, light fixtures, voice/data cable, even carpet can be recyled in most areas of the country.

Most interior commercial projects, the drywall is stood up, you can remove the drywall in full sheets as opposed to cutting between studs like UBCGuy mentions. Remove one side then use the claw of the hammer or a flat bar between the stud and the back of the sheet to pop off the other side. Usually quicker and less dusty than cutting the rock into smaller peices. If you're careful not to bend up the studs, they can be reused. Remove the drywalls screws from the studs before dismantling the frameing.

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