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Re: Anyone ever report a contractor to CSLB [Re: Mr Doof] #2976337
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That's not bad.

I remember before, when you had no idea when the inspector would show up, or even of he would show up. Waiting all day, to have them blow you off. I hate civil servants.


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Re: Anyone ever report a contractor to CSLB [Re: Mr Doof] #2980336
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It is official, stair inspection passed!

And yesterday they fixed up some paint bubbles and sags around the front door, and installed some plywood on the rebuilt interior garage wall per the engineering plans. They left some equipment behind too.

So this morning, dropped off the final payment for painting the house as I pedaled to work.

Now need:

1 our 'shut-off-the-gas-main-valve-wrench' they took when they cleaned up the basement

2 some apology or recompense for the drip irrigation they f-ed up (we repaired it ourselves last weekend)

3 some apology or recompense for the garden hose splitter they outright broke

4 some apology or recompense for the front door light fixture they outright broke (we replaced it last weekend)

5 need invoice for the final payment for the construction side of things


I won't hold my breath on #2-4, really want that wrench back, probably will get #5 later today with helpful advice that we can FedEx it to them.

Re: Anyone ever report a contractor to CSLB [Re: Mr Doof] #2980364
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Originally Posted by Mr Doof
It is official, stair inspection passed!

And yesterday they fixed up some paint bubbles and sags around the front door, and installed some plywood on the rebuilt interior garage wall per the engineering plans. They left some equipment behind too.

So this morning, dropped off the final payment for painting the house as I pedaled to work.

Now need:

1 our 'shut-off-the-gas-main-valve-wrench' they took when they cleaned up the basement

2 some apology or recompense for the drip irrigation they f-ed up (we repaired it ourselves last weekend)

3 some apology or recompense for the garden hose splitter they outright broke

4 some apology or recompense for the front door light fixture they outright broke (we replaced it last weekend)

5 need invoice for the final payment for the construction side of things


I won't hold my breath on #2-4, really want that wrench back, probably will get #5 later today with helpful advice that we can FedEx it to them.


Allowable consumables.

j/k


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Re: Anyone ever report a contractor to CSLB [Re: ElOgro] #2980367
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I've broken three of those hose splitters...

was it the plastic levers that broke or the actual body of the splitter?


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Re: Anyone ever report a contractor to CSLB [Re: afoaf] #2980430
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Next time you come down I’ll show you how to make one with your very own hands.

One word: buy brass with no plastic valves.


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Re: Anyone ever report a contractor to CSLB [Re: Mr Doof] #2980476
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Replaced the broken zinc pot-metal splitter with a brass one. I console myself I got 10 years out of it.

They were using the smaller directional cut-off valves to turn off the flow rather than the main gate valve. We replaced all the galvanized plumbing a few years ago with copper, and this tripled the water pressure....using the small directional cut-off valves to shut off the water while the main valve was open is what broke it. Am guessing a weak spot at the valves migrated through the rest of the splitter as it had come apart overnight and I found in in two parts. Broke right along the casting seam.
This was right after the interior plasterer was onsite and maybe he banged into it when cleaning up in the backyard? (This would be in addition to leaving the main valve open and closing both directional valves...more than once I would come home notice water leaking from it due to the pressure overwhelming the smaller directional valves)?

While willing to concede to the allowable consumable (items 2-4), maybe I am just being pigheaded about wanting some sort of acknowledgement of their goofs. But I want that wrench back.

Re: Anyone ever report a contractor to CSLB [Re: Mr Doof] #2980507
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Good man.

Just how bad do you want that wrench back? I know a guy...


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Re: Anyone ever report a contractor to CSLB [Re: Mr Doof] #2980597
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It's not always the last guy to turn the light switches fault when the bulb burn out. I'd let the splitter go.


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Re: Anyone ever report a contractor to CSLB [Re: ElOgro] #2981683
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Originally Posted by ElOgro
Good man.

Just how bad do you want that wrench back? I know a guy...


Hey, they gave us our wrench back! Now if there is an earthquake and I need to turn off the gas main, I can.

Re-planted the ground cover that was ripped up and mended most of the drip irrigation this weekend that was damaged, started to rebuild the surfboard storage area, wondering how I suddenly seem to have so many surfboards and wetsuits, and realize that I need to put in some new lighting......

Still haven't received final invoice for stairs.

Re: Anyone ever report a contractor to CSLB [Re: Mr Doof] #2982090
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So having been through this 8 page thread with you, what you say show us some of the before and after pictures of said work??

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Wow, you got the wrench back?!?!!?!?
Anything is possible!
I’ve started a home project that includes 7 different specialist companies. This thread gives me anxiety
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