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    Was Bona "Graphite" stain.

    Was Bona "Graphite" stain.
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    Had 2nd opinion. Just let him look and give it...

    Had 2nd opinion. Just let him look and give it rather than explain. Guy felt it was an "OK" job based on the excess stain on the edges of the existing (not new) floors. However for the swirls he...
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    Just to clear this up....we have two landings in...

    Just to clear this up....we have two landings in which the same 3/4" red oak planks were used and thats where I am making the comparison (apples to apples). There were obviously hand sanded so I...
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    Thats what the flooring guy says. However I got...

    Thats what the flooring guy says. However I got the idea he was just covering himself with some of the things he said....What climbereven says approaches what he was trying to explain, but he...
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    Could be - Other than him and the GC I haven't...

    Could be - Other than him and the GC I haven't found anyone that says live with it. Couple family members had floors done same way with natural stain and said there were no swirls.
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    Could be. I am gonna sleep on it and maybe get...

    Could be. I am gonna sleep on it and maybe get another opinion....however the 2nd opinion could be equally biased by a guy who wants the job and will tell me what I want to hear...lol. Tough...
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    Don't know....I am sure it varies from contractor...

    Don't know....I am sure it varies from contractor to contractor...but in this case I am sure everyone is gonna fight a redo. I may need a second opinion as the general is kinda pulling the "We know...
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    Sub is saying that he used 120 grit rough sand...

    Sub is saying that he used 120 grit rough sand and followed up with the finer sands after but with the darker stains you will get this - sander has three rotating heads - he said he used the same...
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    Thanks for the advice. I gave my GC a heads up...

    Thanks for the advice. I gave my GC a heads up for tomorrow when we have final walk thru that its NOT satisfactory.
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    Thanks....its not really noticeable from a...

    Thanks....its not really noticeable from a standing height but if I stoop down yeah I can see it noticeably.

    Solution - full strip or light sanding and ?
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    Not from the supplier....they look like sanding...

    Not from the supplier....they look like sanding swirls and go across planks so it wasn't in the wood...despite that I would expect any scratches in the wood to be gone from the refinish job...hence...
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    Is this acceptable for new wood flooring job or...

    Is this acceptable for new wood flooring job or am I being picky?

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    Chef Floyd isn't the chef, owner, or investor at...

    Chef Floyd isn't the chef, owner, or investor at Pok Pok.
  14. I sent them an email last thursday asking about...

    I sent them an email last thursday asking about closures, they replied Kate Brown said they could stay open and to come on up and enjoy. I went up, skied 1 day got a hotel and then the next morning...
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    Look who was the worst offender selling $6M in...

    Look who was the worst offender selling $6M in stock:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8132245/GOP-senator-gave-dire-coronavirus-warning-heeled-constituents-Capitol-Hill-social-club.html
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    You guys surely don't disappoint....TDS has...

    You guys surely don't disappoint....TDS has afflicted more than coronavirus has and will.
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    I'll just plop this right here for everyone to...

    I'll just plop this right here for everyone to poke holes at to fit your narrative:

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/13/europe-is-now-the-epicenter-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic-who-says.html
  18. Any one got a current Bachy report from today? ...

    Any one got a current Bachy report from today? Still haven't used my 4 pack and the forecast for snow tonight seems like its waning....was planning on heading down this weekend....but....
  19. TDS 24/7/365

    TDS 24/7/365
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    Guy that did ours for both houses dug up the...

    Guy that did ours for both houses dug up the intersection of the main drain to the branches (there was one for each branch with a cover) and said if they are full it probably means there is a backup....
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    I had this exact situation and required the...

    I had this exact situation and required the seller to fix to the tune of 30k. After a week he changed his mind and said he'd give me 30k off the price. Since I was cash heavy and paying a lot down,...
  22. I was packed and ready to go at 6:30am and...

    I was packed and ready to go at 6:30am and changed my mind when I heard about this.
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    Sorry...should have specified....standard in wall...

    Sorry...should have specified....standard in wall direct vented gas fireplace (glass front). Replacing a gas "stove" in the current location and vented up and out roof chimney.

    Limited cutout...
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    On the subject of heating.....is there a good way...

    On the subject of heating.....is there a good way to figure out fireplace BTUs for a given space? Everything I read online calculates based on room size (cubic sqft)....however I have an open...
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    Mystical 300 is just for replacing treads and...

    Mystical 300 is just for replacing treads and staining them. Not sure if that includes install or not. I am waiting for estimate.

    Rest of job is already quoted I have no issues with that.
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    Not asking for exact match....just closer than it...

    Not asking for exact match....just closer than it would be if we did nothing.

    Fixed cost? I am not asking for fixed cost.....just asking if 300 per thread is reasonable, low or high.

    Unlike...
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    Quoted as a 6 week job with a crew. Lucky we...

    Quoted as a 6 week job with a crew. Lucky we have a back stairs...for the servants.




    yes I expect that - never get a full 100% return....we are mainly fixing the "ugly" of the house, and...
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    I knew that before starting....This idea started...

    I knew that before starting....This idea started 2yrs ago with a few simple items....and in that time, thanks to the "wife" its doubled in price as the list grows and believe me....she still wants...
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    If it were up to me I'd leave it all as it is. ...

    If it were up to me I'd leave it all as it is. Cost is silly. My better half disagrees. I will remind her of this the first time she slips going down in her socks and rings her bell.

    I...
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    This isn't the full job. This is just the stairs...

    This isn't the full job. This is just the stairs - represents probably 5% of the job.
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    I could but it would like like I did.

    I could but it would like like I did.
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    Thanks, Bullnose is solid wood. They verified...

    Thanks,

    Bullnose is solid wood. They verified so no replacement. All other spindles and posts are attached to a stair string. Treads and risers mount between stair and wall string. There...
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    ~36" wide, no mention of replacing risers. ...

    ~36" wide, no mention of replacing risers.

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    Not looking for "cheap". Just looking for an...

    Not looking for "cheap". Just looking for an education and a basis for cost justification. I mean seriously....if I came here and said the GC told me $3000 per stair or $30,000 per stair, would...
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    Spindles not attached to treads.

    Spindles not attached to treads.
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    My GC and flooring guy were over measuring for...

    My GC and flooring guy were over measuring for upcoming job which includes refinishing and staining stair treads to match the floors. However....they peeled up the tread edges under the runner and...
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    Got them to attach estimates as an addendum and...

    Got them to attach estimates as an addendum and include termination clause and clarifications on the above stuff. Thanks for the advices.
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    What am I worried about? Famous last words........

    What am I worried about? Famous last words..... How about workers and contractors flaking and/or taking 6 months to do a promised 5 week job while my house and kitchen are torn up? Or is that never...
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    What level of detail should I insist on from my...

    What level of detail should I insist on from my remodel contract?

    Scope of work is like bullet points - I was gonna ask to staple the detailed estimate with allowances and stuff as Attachment A. ...
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    Never thought I'd be seeing more Telsa Model 3s than Mustangs out there. And there are a ba-gillion mustangs out there.
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    Actually no....Priced out recommended KitchenAid...

    Actually no....Priced out recommended KitchenAid and SubZero Models as standalone....the build out is already quotes in my cabinet maker and contractor's quotes. I see some Danby models that get...
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    Doing a small kitchen remodel and adding a drybar...

    Doing a small kitchen remodel and adding a drybar area on far end of kitchen where we planned to put a wine refridge undercounter that my SO has always wanted.

    She is the winer drinker....99%...
  43. I am still rocking a Kenmore canister I bought in...

    I am still rocking a Kenmore canister I bought in 1990. Refuses to die. I seriously doubt they build them that well anymore....not sure if you can buy them anymore with Sears in the grave.
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    It may be bogus....but at least the ref proved...

    It may be bogus....but at least the ref proved consistent....which says it wasn't just a missed call....he really thinks that is what illegal hands to the face is!
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    Because it was started as an "insurance fund" run...

    Because it was started as an "insurance fund" run by the federal government and not a welfare program. Other countries have caps as well (Canada, German, UK, etc and are much lower than the US). ...
  46. Indeed you can! I got mine for $8 and the...

    Indeed you can! I got mine for $8 and the person who fulfilled it sent me a case of them bundled together rather than just the one pair in a box! I gave away to friends for free. I still have a...
  47. I hired a guy to do this once and watched him do...

    I hired a guy to do this once and watched him do it and was shocked at how easy it was.

    After that I always do it myself in about 10 minutes. Buy a new spring assy and a pair of winding rods on...
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    Just keep redefining "rich" until it meets your...

    Just keep redefining "rich" until it meets your narrative...lol
  49. Did the color of his skin make all the difference...

    Did the color of his skin make all the difference in the story?
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    Turns out it was a fictional family and perhaps...

    Turns out it was a fictional family and perhaps designed to promote class warfare/outrage. Not sure and don't care enough:
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