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  • Posted in thread: Chimney crown re-mortar bid - overcharged? on 02-14-2014 at 03:55 PM
    yep, I've had it cut and a section replaced recently, there is I believe foam wrapped in
    foil-type wrapping, and I guess drywall for the ceiling - about 1 inch think board that gets
    soft and moldy fro...

  • Posted in thread: Chimney crown re-mortar bid - overcharged? on 02-14-2014 at 03:36 PM
    This is really good stuff..opens up a page of the homeowner experience where I have only
    started to scratch the surface. But I am still on the fence on how deep I want to get in. I
    think some people a...

  • Posted in thread: Chimney crown re-mortar bid - overcharged? on 02-13-2014 at 09:08 PM
    I am not in the home repair or any similar kind of occupation (explains my ignorance doesn't
    it). So typically there is a deposit to bank account every couple of weeks, the rest is pretty
    much automat...

  • Posted in thread: Chimney crown re-mortar bid - overcharged? on 02-13-2014 at 05:59 PM
    I see..there sure does appear to be quite a bit of invisible accounting behind every bid and
    every hour when the client actually sees someone "working" on their house..good to know.
    Lessons learned in...

  • Posted in thread: Chimney crown re-mortar bid - overcharged? on 02-13-2014 at 04:48 PM
    Thank you for an AWESOME reply. Much appreciated. There is much valuable info and much to learn
    about still, but it does give me excellent well considered information to understand the
    financial side ...

  • Posted in thread: Chimney crown re-mortar bid - overcharged? on 02-13-2014 at 03:49 PM
    That's more like it, and confirms what I thought...instead of numbers we get vagueness. But I
    know that when the contractor does his monthly payroll or balances the books for taxes, it does
    indeed get...

  • Posted in thread: Chimney crown re-mortar bid - overcharged? on 02-13-2014 at 02:45 PM
    Thanks for the feedback. Part of what worries me about the bid is that they didn't tell very
    much about how much it would take. At least lawyers are upfront about pay by the hour?! He went
    up there an...

  • Posted in thread: Chimney crown re-mortar bid - overcharged? on 02-13-2014 at 11:59 AM
    I got a bid from a local roofing company for the following repair on a 2000sf torch-down
    roof:1) Power wash entire chimney.2) Apply 1 scratch coat of mortar on chimney crown as needed
    between bricks.3...

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