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Old 10-23-2012, 04:43 PM
 
Location: sittin happy in the sun :-)
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just to make you guys laugh (or scream) I am just pricing up a 9500 square foot house back in England, complete with indoor pool,gym, cinema room .....its currently at the equivalent of $340 psf !!!!!!!!!!

kitchen alone will be over $150k

nice to have money huh
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL - Pasadena, People's Republic of Maryland
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just to make you guys laugh (or scream) I am just pricing up a 9500 square foot house back in England, complete with indoor pool,gym, cinema room .....its currently at the equivalent of $340 psf !!!!!!!!!!

kitchen alone will be over $150k

nice to have money huh
Need a live-on-the-property pool boy? I may be just the man. Is there room for my wife and three cats too?
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:03 AM
 
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I think there will be Mikmal, they are having a 'granny flat' over the triple detached garage......

I have to say for the money its not a design I would choose but hey its their dough
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Watkinsville, GA
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I actually care my framing is square. You know as well as I do that contract framers have a saying, "1 inch is close enough".

You are out of your mind!

My houses are framed within 1/8" over 50'.

The trim man can measure one wall from any paralell set and cut both pieces of base and crown.

You do not have a clue.
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:35 AM
 
Location: In a little house on the prairie - literally
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You are out of your mind!

My houses are framed within 1/8" over 50'.

The trim man can measure one wall from any paralell set and cut both pieces of base and crown.

You do not have a clue.
Good for you... 1/8" over 50'. Stupendous even. Laser precision. You must have no deviance for expansion/contraction or humidity factors at that rate. In other words, I've never seen that ever... in any construction I am familiar with. That is some crew you have.

Or, perhaps one would suggest that you may need to recalibrate your measuring device, because it clearly is very economical with reality or the truth.

Any trim man who would work from one wall is nuts. Seriously.

When you make statements like the two you just made, one would seriously question others. I've built enough houses to know the difference.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:01 AM
 
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Good for you... 1/8" over 50'. Stupendous even. Laser precision. You must have no deviance for expansion/contraction or humidity factors at that rate. In other words, I've never seen that ever... in any construction I am familiar with. That is some crew you have.

Or, perhaps one would suggest that you may need to recalibrate your measuring device, because it clearly is very economical with reality or the truth.

Any trim man who would work from one wall is nuts. Seriously.

When you make statements like the two you just made, one would seriously question others. I've built enough houses to know the difference.
You are sooo funny. You guys who have never held a hammer not to mention work rough in. And its called Rough in for a reason. No home is perfectly square or even 1/8 inch. It can change just by the outside temp. LMAO. You can't be 3 inch's out with out it causing problems in the peak, it all translates up, but to whine about how square your home is, is one step above or below saying my daddy can beat up your daddy. Your roof will sag over a year and the foundation will settle a bit making your "1/8" super square home out of square. As long as its not to the point where your walls are cracking severely or its highly noticeable you may never know. This whole argument is as dumb as saying how close your door and trunk tolerances are on your Bentley. Yeah, and even if its true no one can see it and now one gives a rats rear end. LOL. I have worked on multi million dollar homes and I have watched insulators put their burger wrappers and worse inside concrete cores, watched workers take a leak off of the top of a roof and in a corner of the home. Thats just what I can post here.

Do you really think you have a bunch of Ivy League workers who come to put dry wall up on your home dressed in 3 pc suits? They are usually semi skilled workers many who drink and worse. Not all, I have known and worked with people who were very good upstanding workers and people who were not so concerned with the work and more concerned with Friday. These people are paid low wages most of the time and when the boom of Fla, hit that was even worse. We used to say in Michigan if we can we want a car built on Wed. not Monday or Friday. The people who do the work are paid just over Min. wage. And you expect perfection? you will get a polished apple where it shows but as my old boss used to say, people who are not in the trades are so dumb to building that they will buy a home framed out of 1x half rotted pine if you have nice paint on the dry wall and oak trim. That is true. I am not saying every home is slathered but its like going to a used car lot, not all are bad but I think that when you start this "my home is framed with in an 1/8 inch and you buy it, you are so naive to building that you remind me of someone who would believe the old Kit Carson lie about having to shoot Buffalo so far away as to have to use salt bullets so the meat did not rot before they got to the carcass. LOL.

Then there is the case of those who think because you have a home inspection you are safe. This is true to a superfical extent. Its like reading Consumer reports and thinking you are getting something that will never give you trouble. Not true. I had to use one of these guys that came very highly recomended because I could not be there to do it myself, and he was a good guy and did a good job. But they can only do so much. He missed several things such as a singl pole switch on a three way I had to sort out and a few other proplems. Don't get me wrong if you don't know much about homes hire one that has the best rep. You can't go wrong. But its not some promise that you have a home with no problmes. I had a home I had to work on that was inspected and he missed fake vent holes designed to look as if the home was heated and cooled in the basement. It happens.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:04 AM
 
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BTW most people who argue like this have rear ends shaped like their work chairs. LOL
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Illinois / Gulf Cove
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The saying I remember is " the finish carpenters cover up for the rough carpenters, and the painters cover the rest!"
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:49 AM
 
Location: In a little house on the prairie - literally
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BTW most people who argue like this have rear ends shaped like their work chairs. LOL
Or know nothing about construction... 1/8" over 50' from a framing crew? That like Clinton saying he didn't have sex with that woman... in other words, pure expectorant from a bull's south end heading north.
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