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Re: Remodel - advice [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2975766
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Well CC and Stu, if you can get those prices, go for it. $200 for a new toilet? That's about bottom of the line. And I guess it's going to install itself? I just got a wholesale price from a glass contractor for $2500 to install a 1/2" thick, x 60" custom frameless shower door. I guess you can buy a door kit cheap, but who's going to install it?

I don't want to argue with you guys on your prices. I'll just leave what I've already gave as my best advice.


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Originally Posted by everysurfr
Well CC and Stu, if you can get those prices, go for it. $200 for a new toilet? That's about bottom of the line. And I guess it's going to install itself? I just got a wholesale price from a glass contractor for $2500 to install a 1/2" thick, x 60" custom frameless shower door. I guess you can buy a door kit cheap, but who's going to install it?

I don't want to argue with you guys on your prices. I'll just leave what I've already gave as my best advice.



I've seen your work and it's primo.

It's top of the line stuff custom stuff for upper income folks who live in homes most homeowners could only dream of.

You should post a link to your site.

It would be absurd to do that kind of work in my condo.

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yup. $2200 installed for frame-less glass shower enclosure. Not cheap but it sure do look cool

Re: Remodel - advice [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2975792
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Originally Posted by casa_mugrienta
Originally Posted by everysurfr
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How is payment best arranged? Is there any advantage to me paying cash?

The benefit to paying cash is you attract dishonest contractors that dont pay their taxes and insurance. Do with that bit of info ehat you will.


What is the best way to pay if you already have the money?

Im asking because people keep telling me to take out a home equity line of credit. Why would I need to incur debt?


Figure out a billing plan with the contractor. When certain % of work is completed, that % of total is paid to him/her. Ask for a bill for said completed work, detailed with materials, labor, etc... Ask that any 'extras' over original cost are brought to your attention and approved by you. You should get a 'scope of work' cost to start for reference along with timetable for completion of work. Pay as the work is completed.


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What happens if my neighbor in the unit above has some sort of leak disaster and destroys the work in progress?

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Originally Posted by everysurfr
Well CC and Stu, if you can get those prices, go for it. $200 for a new toilet? That's about bottom of the line. And I guess it's going to install itself? I just got a wholesale price from a glass contractor for $2500 to install a 1/2" thick, x 60" custom frameless shower door. I guess you can buy a door kit cheap, but who's going to install it?

I don't want to argue with you guys on your prices. I'll just leave what I've already gave as my best advice.


i had estimated about $2K in labor. does sound like I'm about $2K short in materials + labor?

Re: Remodel - advice [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2975798
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Originally Posted by casa_mugrienta
What happens if my neighbor in the unit above has some sort of leak disaster and destroys the work in progress?


Then you’re fvcked. Better to cancel the project.

I have the best bathroom in North America.

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Originally Posted by casa_mugrienta
What happens if my neighbor in the unit above has some sort of leak disaster and destroys the work in progress?


leak from pipes in the wall between units would be the HOA's liability. Leak that you caused in the remodel would be your responsibility.

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Originally Posted by casa_mugrienta
What happens if my neighbor in the unit above has some sort of leak disaster and destroys the work in progress?



Bring that question to the home owner's association.

You may also want to ask, "What happens if my project destroys my neighbors unit above me?"

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Originally Posted by Mr Doof
Originally Posted by casa_mugrienta
What happens if my neighbor in the unit above has some sort of leak disaster and destroys the work in progress?



Bring that question to the home owner's association.

You may also want to ask, "What happens if my project destroys my neighbors unit above me?"


Obvs homeowner's insurance would kick in.

Like it did when my buddy had his entire weeks old remodel ruined by a washer above him that exploded.

I'm referring to incomplete work. Was just curious how that would work.

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Oh...well, I would guess it would work the same regardless of project status.

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Liability insurance covers accident, but not omissions. If I kick over a bucket of paint onto your rug, it is covered. If I'm a doofus and I leave out a bolt, or just suck at my job, then possibly no coverage. If a pipe bursts, it is covered. If I don't install the valve correctly, then it becomes grey.

The more you know, the less likely you are to hire a handyman with a pick up truck.


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Liability insurance covers accident, but not omissions. If I kick over a bucket of paint onto your rug, it is covered. If I'm a doofus and I leave out a bolt, or just suck at my job, then possibly no coverage. If a pipe bursts, it is covered. If I don't install the valve correctly, then it becomes grey.

The more you know, the less likely you are to hire a handyman with a pick up truck.
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Originally Posted by casa_mugrienta
What happens if my neighbor in the unit above has some sort of leak disaster and destroys the work in progress?


Then you’re fvcked. Better to cancel the project.

I have the best bathroom in North America.

nana



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Re: Remodel - advice [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2975958
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I like some of your other work better.

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Originally Posted by everysurfr
Liability insurance covers accident, but not omissions. If I kick over a bucket of paint onto your rug, it is covered. If I'm a doofus and I leave out a bolt, or just suck at my job, then possibly no coverage. If a pipe bursts, it is covered. If I don't install the valve correctly, then it becomes grey.

The more you know, the less likely you are to hire a handyman with a pick up truck.
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Originally Posted by casa_mugrienta
What happens if my neighbor in the unit above has some sort of leak disaster and destroys the work in progress?


Then you’re fvcked. Better to cancel the project.

I have the best bathroom in North America.

nana



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nice, but not a fan of creams and travertine

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