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Some of my hack work

So they tell me that the CE says i can put up 4 steps and hand rails for 365.67, well lets look at what they get for that price. Mind you this is new account i just picked up. -20% discount.

For that price a bunch of 2x4 should do (Right)!!

After we submitted the job the rep called and said we did a great job... Go figure, i said its not up to code, she said it looks great. what. ??? we just used 2x4, and 2. 2x10 runners, maybe we got 38.00 bucks in it. The rep acted like it was the best work she had seen in yrs, i was dumb founded, i thought for sure it was going to get kicked back.







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I don't to toot your horn but in the pp World That is The tajmahal Steps lol.I can show you some stuff ive seen and i have no idea how these people get paid.None the less they pay like **** you get ****
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IF you were paid the amount that would be acceptable. how much would you have done this for and to build code compliant stairs?
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I always tell people if we were out to do top of the line work we wouldn't be in preservation. All these guys on here get worked up over the hack work they see and I really don't let it bother me. I figure if a guy really had talent he'd be building beautiful log homes or fine furniture. A good craftsman would be wasting his time doing this for a living.

Steps look good Bro!
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I always tell people if we were out to do top of the line work we wouldn't be in preservation. All these guys on here get worked up over the hack work they see and I really don't let it bother me. I figure if a guy really had talent he'd be building beautiful log homes or fine furniture. A good craftsman would be wasting his time doing this for a living.

Steps look good Bro!
Yep Ive given up arguing with these clowns, there going to get what they want, one way or the other.

New company motto (Just give them what want and shut up)

I normally charge 775.00 for 4 steps, treated wood and pickets, with 4x4 concreted in.
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Cost Estimator say i can remove this barn for 3987.43 with a 20% discount.


As per this CE i must remove this chicken pen for 1267.00 with a 20% discount.



The CE is a real pain in the arse.
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$5,500.00 or the other guy can have it.

I'm interested to know more about this new client....
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I always tell people if we were out to do top of the line work we wouldn't be in preservation. All these guys on here get worked up over the hack work they see and I really don't let it bother me. I figure if a guy really had talent he'd be building beautiful log homes or fine furniture. A good craftsman would be wasting his time doing this for a living.

Steps look good Bro!
I agree, I meant for the steps to be code compliant though . If he wanted to make the steps code compliant, how much more would it have taken for him to do so.
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$5,500.00 or the other guy can have it.

I'm interested to know more about this new client....
You will be charged for reassignment, comply or suffer, LoL.. so all these pics are from the new client, i call it MY Hack Work Because they just dont care, now mind you i do have my limits. But its fun.. in a "you get what you pay for" kinda way. The barn job was a 14k total, drain pool, tear down above ground pool after draining, barn and chicken pen was full of trash, 38 [email protected] per. inside trash out, grass, shrubs, 4 crawl spaces, complete carpet removal.

I will call you about the New Client, now check out the (flat fee) job i argued with them for 3 days about, see pics below. 1978.32, pool was 37x42, they just wanted covered, didn't care how just cover it i was told. okie dokie i say, "You Got-It Boss" 42, 2x4s, 1, 300ft roll of farm fence, about 575.00 in supply's.







They soooo loved it, ever get the feeling your running on borrowed time.

Do you notice something unusual about pool build?
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