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    This^^^^*

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    Oh, and I know you feel like you're under a time crunch and all, but seriously. You're not on an HGTV show like "Love It or List It" where those idiots always try to bang out some huge remodel in a weekend. Just laid the kitchen tile 5 minutes ago? No prob! "BRING IN THE APPLIANCES, GUYS!"

    Yeah. Don't be like those guys. Do it right. Even if it is a flip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinFromSA View Post
    My suggestion? Make the contractor rip it all back down to the studs.
    doesn't seem like an option

    Quote Originally Posted by skideeppow View Post
    Contractor says there was no way to make this symmetrical.
    Quote Originally Posted by skideeppow View Post
    Per HOA, we could only build from April 15th to June 1st,

    We are listing tomorrow
    Sounds like he can't rip it all out, as it's past June 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    doesn't seem like an option
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    Sounds like he can't rip it all out, as it's past June 1.
    Oh geez. That sucks. Didn't catch that detail. Might be time to ask the HOA for a temporary variance so his contractor can fix the job. Tell the HOA it's a fire hazard as is. That should sway them. Don't mention the other screw ups to them. Just focus on the safety aspect of it and how you don't want the entire community to burn down thanks to your idiot contractor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinFromSA View Post
    Oh geez. That sucks. Didn't catch that detail. Might be time to ask the HOA for a temporary variance so his contractor can fix the job. Tell the HOA it's a fire hazard as is. That should sway them. Don't mention the other screw ups to them. Just focus on the safety aspect of it and how you don't want the entire community to burn down thanks to your idiot contractor.
    good suggestion!
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    Quote Originally Posted by m2711c View Post
    This^^^^*
    This ^^^^^

    Quote Originally Posted by AustinFromSA View Post
    Oh geez. That sucks. Didn't catch that detail. Might be time to ask the HOA for a temporary variance so his contractor can fix the job. Tell the HOA it's a fire hazard as is. That should sway them. Don't mention the other screw ups to them. Just focus on the safety aspect of it and how you don't want the entire community to burn down thanks to your idiot contractor.
    Then that....
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    Fucking garbage unit.

    Iíll do you a solid and take it off your hands for dollars on the penny.

    $20k ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    As the boys would say back in the day when they were about to rig up some nutty shit like that, "Can't see it from my house."
    Damn straight, and if it doesn't fit, force it.

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    Another favorite was, "Fuck it, nail it."

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    A variation on the "Fuck it, ship it" theme.

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    Calling all contractors

    Hearth is getting put in next week. As for the offset nature of this, Iím fucked

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    Put a woodstove in front of it, centered. Carry that stone across. Run the stovepipe through the stone and up the chimney. Have the stovepipe make the angle from where it goes through the stone across to the flue behind the stone, in the current firebox. It'll all look nice and centered and like it's on purpose. You'll need a bigger hearth is all.

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    Fill in the firebox with the brick and go with the all-so-classy fake fireplace.


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    Calling all contractors

    icemanís idea is another good one. I would try and address it prior to listing. A mistake like that could plant a seed of doubt in a buyer, unfortunately. Perhaps fall back on the potential resale impact narrative to the HOA as you beg for permission to fix the mistake.

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    ^^good one. appeal to their property values.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    As the boys would say back in the day when they were about to rig up some nutty shit like that, "Can't see it from my house."
    "Looks good from my house" still gets thrown around quite often.

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    Shoulda called me coupla bong hits and I can make magic

    I'd tell ya what to do and how it should be but I'm like an expensive call girlClick image for larger version. 

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    Two of my brothers worked on a crew in San Diego building luxury townhouses. When something was fucked up, they were taught to staple up some chicken wire, spray it with stucco, and call it good.

    Years later if we're trying to do something and it's all fucked up the line is, "get the chicken wire".

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    I'd just put an art object of some kind--in front of the left side but not in front of the right. Make the asymmetry a feature, a lot less hassle and expense.
    This.
    A vase with a accent light.

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    My first thought - Hang fireplace tools on the left side, and put a rack for wood in front of that. You now meant it to be asymmetrical

    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Put a woodstove in front of it, centered. Carry that stone across. Run the stovepipe through the stone and up the chimney. Have the stovepipe make the angle from where it goes through the stone across to the flue behind the stone, in the current firebox. It'll all look nice and centered and like it's on purpose. You'll need a bigger hearth is all.
    This was my second thought
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    My first thought - Hang fireplace tools on the left side, and put a rack for wood in front of that. You now meant it to be asymmetrical
    that's definitely a good low cost idea.
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    This will center fireplace.
    the firebox size will be slightly smaller, but since it is not insert should not matter.

    add a layer or two of fire bricks to right side, where circle and arrow are in pic

    add mantle and legs. legs will run edge to edge of firebox

    since you added bricks to right side of firebox you will now be centered.....
    buy smaller harth...
    even if gas comes from the right, a good mason can make this work , easy peasy

    see purple pic for finished look

    lots of cool contemporary mantles out there...googles

    this whole project should be $1000 or less
    but worth it, as that current situation looks like azz

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    nobody wants a purple fireplace man

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    nobody wants a purple fireplace man
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    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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