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Long story, sorry! I do restoration work, I am the lead carpenter/tech, on a fire job doing the recon. The HO is a retired contractor, thought great, WRONG!!! What a pita he is. We have the plastering done, waiting on the paint, prep-in the flooring to go in, all is fine. I go in yesterday and he tells me I that the lay out for the floating floor is wrong! We go through the lay-out together, as I have the hallway centered with even 5" boards on both sides, base and shoe to cover! Correct, WRONG!! He wants me to shift the floor, half a board (5" boards) so that we will have a half board plus on the sides, and the "correct measurement will be 2-25/32" " IT IS a floating floor and needs to float, and expand per specs. He don't want to hear it!
Sent my Project Manager the info, with photos, asked told he to call the HO. Came home and had a beverage or 2! Haven't heard a thing yet, but sure Monday morning will be not just a job, but a adventure! LOL Any help out there on how to tell this guy where to visit? Thanks, guys needed to vent!
 

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is this flooring matching up to any existing flooring? If it's a hallway not interlocking w/ another room, do you have a picture of the original installation to reference?
 

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once I complete something its always an extra to change it

sounds like he wants to micro manage....if he has changes over and over= no profit for you.
 

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I wont do ANY fire rebuilds on Contractors, Preachers OR teachers. Being Ex-Military its hard to say this but ...... ex-military may be on this list shortly.
 

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There are times when you've got to tell a customer "no" and when they want you to violate manufacturer's installation instructions, this qualifies.

You could have a signed and notarized statement in the blood of your first born male child stating otherwise, but when that sucker buckles, his attorney is gonna say you should have known better.
 

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When a HO got to be to much, I would start finding all these little things I needed from the store. Ask them if they care to pick it up for me. Tell them to start picking up their paint.... In other words keep the busy. If they set around thinking you'll never be done or make them happy. Its worked for me in the past. Lol
 

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To give a reply to some of the replies you all sent me. As for the match-up to anything on the flooring, no we are doing the entire first floor covering, everything was trash, and then there is the issue? We are the "replacement restoration company", we have no pictures of the before, so we are on the "lost in space'! LOL The first restoration company got S^*T Canned by or as per the Insurance Company!
We knew going into this project, that it might be a rough road, but never thought this!

Is in not the first time that we were contacted, and contracted by the Insurance company to this type of thing, so they do have our back, for loss of words, we are getting them out of a bad situation as well!

As for Dave, Thanks but not needed! Chad will do if needed! LOL
6'5" 240 lbs and extra pieces! all I need from a son! I even got one of his extras with me! LOL
 
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