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So I had the sprayer out again. I'm working on an old train station. It's 10x30 with a 16 foot ceiling. They are converting it into an ice cream shop. There are pipes, conduit, bead board, t1-11, heating and ac, shelf brackets, etc. There are no flat surfaces anywhere. I'm using a 210 fine finish. Seems to be working, but is there a better way to deal with all these obstacles?
 

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Sounds like tedious industrial work. We do this work all the time, because so many contractors don't know how to properly estimate how many hours it'll take to coat everything. If you want to do a good job, there's no easy way around it. I hope you estimated for a lot of hours so you don't end up doing that work for free.
 

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Sounds like tedious industrial work. We do this work all the time, because so many contractors don't know how to properly estimate how many hours it'll take to coat everything. If you want to do a good job, there's no easy way around it. I hope you estimated for a lot of hours so you don't end up doing that work for free.
No, I definitely screwed up on this one! There is no GC. The repair guys are in there trying to fix the ice cream machine. The plumbers are in there snaking out the drain. The electrical inspector and the customer are wandering around. The freezer has wheels, but I can't move it because the 700 pound granite counter tops are lying in the middle of the floor. This place is only 10x30! :bangin:


I don't mind too much though. It's an interesting job and I'm learning a lot. Plus I got a few other jobs added on.
 

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Sounds like tedious industrial work. We do this work all the time, because so many contractors don't know how to properly estimate how many hours it'll take to coat everything. If you want to do a good job, there's no easy way around it. I hope you estimated for a lot of hours so you don't end up doing that work for free.
Wow, sounds like the owners are in a rush to get the shop open before summer. With that much commotion, I think you'd be in the right to bring up serious safety concerns about the work environment. I'd have a heart to heart with the owners, explain to them how your quality of work is being limited due to the excessive and distracting work going on in such a small area. This could help buy you some time to come up with a better game plan, or at least give you an opportunity to restructure whatever fees you originally had, prior to start of the job. Regardless, that sounds like a very challenging work environment. Good luck.

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