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  1. Feb 10, 2012 #1

    BridgeMan

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    Wait just a minute! Are you saying that Mr. Muscle Undershirt has been leading us all astray these past few years? Can't be.

    Wonder if he'll ever run out of gippo Canadian contractors' screwups to fix?

    (No offense, nealtw--I know you don't fit into that "elite" group)
     
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    Yeah, that guy, he literaly screws everything back together. And fixes it all in half an hour....:rofl:
     
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    Not so fast, not that I want to protect Mike but if he is making a mistake on TV and getting away with it, it says more about inspectors and engineers than about him. As contracters we try to do the best job we can for the customer but we all make mistakes and forget things and that is what inspections are for. Before you pick on Canadian TV to much keep in mind we've all seen those designer driven shows and flip it type shows.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2012 #4

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    Sorry neal,
    We gotta pick on all those shows, even this old house makes many mistakes and does some hack work from time to time. All in half an hour, and finding all the mistakes. Please. A typical home inspection takes 3 hours and we still can't break into walls or anything else he does. Even inspectors and engineers goof up bad, but they don't have a show to be on with the $$ he's making bashing other trades all for tv ratings. Customers are always comparing us to him, and not in a fair light.
    So this is my soap box on this post. I'm sure he is a good contractor in real life and makes mistakes like the rest of us, but it is still TV.
     
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    It would be great if people watched those shows and learned things, most people still hire the hack with best pictures of finished products.
     
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    Oh no doubt folks learn things, but they need to put it into a realistic light, and they do not do that whatsoever. All about the $$.
    Now here at HRT we work for big $$...and all of us have Network products free, and not to mention the notariaty.I hear Ol dog is even gettin a bonus this year.
     
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    What they don't talk about in these shows is the fact that the first contractor might have wanted to waterproof the foundation or dig up the concrete floor, but the home owner thought it was just a rip-off.
    What I don't understand when you look at all these wonderfull websites showing finnished products, nobody brags about the structual work or the plumbing, heating and wiring problems and how they address them.
     
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    Yep, got a big ol' bag of Kibble and Bits:rofl:

    Biggest mistake we always see is a home owner more worried about paying to much and not concerned about choosing the right contractor. It amazes me, every morning I turn on the early news to catch the weather and see all the commercials for roofing contractors. These are the folks you do NOT want to hire. All the good contractors don't have to advertise, they have a good referral business.
     
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    You ever wonder how he knows so much on the show? I think what you aren't seeing on tv there are like 30 contractors maybe 15 engineers to tell him what to say? Lol
     
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    I don't doubt he knows a lot about what he does and he does bring in experts. The only thing I really don't like is, he keeps the home owner out until it is finnished. That is what the hacks do. I'm not sure I would want a camera crew following me around so everyone could critisize my work.
     
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    True, but it's Holmes no one will say oh he did that wrong.
    True they keep the home owners out but you can trust Holmes and or the 30 contractors that tell him yes there is a code for that.
     
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    Oh yea; the code thing, he aways preaches better than min. code. That only works if you understand all the problems considered when the code was writtin. Now where back to hangers with screws!!
     
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    Notice they never talk money on Holmes like the other shows were the budget is so suspenseful it scary.
    There is no way the home owner's insurance pays for any of that.
     
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    When we were house shopping, the realtor kept pointing out beautiful decor etc. I would walk around with the realtor while the Mr. checked out the foundation, roof, etc - all the unglamorous stuff that realtors never mention and typical buyers never consider.

    Fat lot of good it did - we ended up with the infamous money pit, but we mostly bought it for the acreage it sits on, which is great.
     
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    Yeah I like watching TV shows, freaking love Family Guy!
     
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    How many acres are you on?
     
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    Dionysia: A home buyer is really on his own, evan with a home inspection, the hiddin stuff is the most expensive especially if you have to rip out all the pretty stuff to fix framing or plumbing.
    My wish is that every home owner keep a log on all the work done on a house with photos of everything along the way. When it comes time to sell the house it has to be a great relief for the buyers whose inspector can look at photos and see that everything was done right and what was new or not. That house has to be worth more than the house next door with out such info.
     
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    I love to watch tv shows, and my favorite one is family guy.
     
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    Family guy is so funny defenetly replaces the Simpsons.
     

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