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Window well cover madness

So, did a civilian fall into a window well on a HUD or bank-owned property and sue for millions? Why do I have 6 window well cover work orders in the last three days? And, when I tell them that half the covers ordered are for egress windows and I can't/won't screw on a cover why do they not understand and want it done anyway? I know I missed something, I just don't know what....
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Secure the cover with screen door hooks on the inside.
That's what most of the ones I saw were secured with.

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Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.
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So, did a civilian fall into a window well on a HUD or bank-owned property and sue for millions? Why do I have 6 window well cover work orders in the last three days? And, when I tell them that half the covers ordered are for egress windows and I can't/won't screw on a cover why do they not understand and want it done anyway? I know I missed something, I just don't know what....
IMHO I'd take this as knowledge of one more thing to bid on initial secures that they're willing to approve. I understand your issues on egress, which I'd bid a little higher on those and do what BPWY says.

Most likely another new vendor went out to your properties and bid something you don't normally bid.
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Bidding covers on IS is a great idea. I hadn't thought of that. I do have a question about screen hooks on egress windows though. I'm still afraid to do that. A fire, at night, smokey and dark and they can't work the hook? Don't want to go to jail for manslaughter or criminal negligence. Is there some kind of breakaway fastener?
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Bidding covers on IS is a great idea. I hadn't thought of that. I do have a question about screen hooks on egress windows though. I'm still afraid to do that. A fire, at night, smokey and dark and they can't work the hook? Don't want to go to jail for manslaughter or criminal negligence. Is there some kind of breakaway fastener?
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Bidding covers on IS is a great idea. I hadn't thought of that. I do have a question about screen hooks on egress windows though. I'm still afraid to do that. A fire, at night, smokey and dark and they can't work the hook? Don't want to go to jail for manslaughter or criminal negligence. Is there some kind of breakaway fastener?
Call your local building inspectors office. Explain what you are being asked to do and get their opinion.



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Wannabe and Bradconst - both good answers. Although the spaceage answer made me laugh. But the inspector idea is the one I will follow through on. Thanks guys!
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