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Old 09-30-2019, 07:51 PM
 
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If price is the concern, do it yourself. It's not rocket surgery.

Hell, at this point, who cares about the deck - you might as well wait for next spring, you're not using it until then.
I can't wait to see the 180 more pages on why it's so hard to get a bid in the winter.
Lol. No rush. I can wait to save thousands. Should be getting one bid with the week
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:26 PM
 
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Still waiting on two carpenters quotes. No rush

I can wait a while instead of flushing thousands down the toilet
Other bid dropped out?
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Old 10-01-2019, 03:04 AM
 
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Other bid dropped out?
Nope will bother him again in a week or so. Full time union carpenter with a family
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Old 10-01-2019, 07:44 AM
 
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Nope will bother him again in a week or so. Full time union carpenter with a family
Way to burn the last week you could be watching football on the patio.

Have you ever heard the saying “cutting off your nose to spite your face”?

You keep saying it’s some simple job - why not do it yourself?
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:10 PM
 
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Way to burn the last week you could be watching football on the patio.

Have you ever heard the saying ďcutting off your nose to spite your faceĒ?

You keep saying itís some simple job - why not do it yourself?
What is your career ?
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Old 10-03-2019, 08:43 PM
 
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What is your career ?
Sales Leadership in the financial services sector.
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Old 10-04-2019, 11:24 PM
 
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Sales Leadership in the financial services sector.
So if you needed a new roof you could do it all yourself? Or fix electrical in your house to code? How about replacing a transmission on your car?
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Old 10-05-2019, 12:21 AM
 
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What is your career ?
You do know if you spent as much time working on that ďeasy jobĒ you called a deck as you do on CD crying about it you would be done.



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So if you needed a new roof you could do it all yourself? Or fix electrical in your house to code? How about replacing a transmission on your car?

How do you know heís not a former contractor.
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Old 10-05-2019, 07:41 AM
 
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So if you needed a new roof you could do it all yourself? Or fix electrical in your house to code? How about replacing a transmission on your car?
Iíve done roofing, and depending on the size of the job Iíd probably do it myself, maybe pick up some extra hands in day labor for a few hundred. Itís a pretty simple process, itís just disposing of all the waste and scrap thatís a pain.

Considering that Iíve got a functional lift in my garage and two project cars, an R&R on a transmission is no big deal.

The electrical stuff, outside of adding or relocating a new outlet, or low voltage wiring, I usually leave to a licensed electrician, much of the time theyíre required for the permit process anyway.

All of those are way more complex than pull up board, put down board. Seriously, watch a couple of videos on YouTube and youíve probably got as much training as the guys who youíd end up paying.
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Old 10-06-2019, 12:05 AM
 
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Nah. Want it done right at a FAIR price. Not overcharging price gouging
ILL say it again.



What about replacing your concrete or blacktop driveway? Or take apart a computer and fix it? Or take apart your TV and fix it?


The point is too have it done right by a professional and not get taken to The cleaners
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