You saw it on YouTube, you must know more than me!

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Home Builder with Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 CSL#642819

 

 

You saw it on YouTube,

you must know more than me!

 

 

I'm sorry that you feel that you have a better understanding of this project than I do, you are going to have to do it without me. It's not that the project isn't worthwhile because it really needs to be done. If you are going to do this without building permits than you will need to find another contractor.

I know that I can bring a lot of knowledge and experience to a home improvement project, many contractors have been through a bunch of jobs and learn. A contractor risks a lot when working on a job that will not have permits through the county or city. By doing a small portion, I may be liable for much more than I bargained for.

The best that I can do is to explain why I can not do this job as it is being done. If nothing changes, I will not be a part of it. If you need the job done right, with permits, I can help. There will be no compromise here.

Too often homeowners watch television or YouTube and feel that this is something anybody can slap together with ease. Unfortunately, experience can show that it is much more than watching someone do it, ordering a bunch of fixtures, and learning as you go. Many times the homeowner is over their head before they realize it. That was the case here.

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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
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From what I have seen these DIY folks who watch the video usually create what is called collateral damage - to be repaired by a skilled person later!

Nov 15, 2015 10:05 PM #1
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
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DIY above meant "Did it yucky" not the other DIY!

Nov 15, 2015 10:05 PM #2
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Roger D. Mucci
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Oh yeah, everyone is an expert if they've seen it on HGTV or YouTube.....

Nov 15, 2015 10:24 PM #3
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Yucky is often the result Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC , sometimes we just have to learn the hard way I guess.

Nov 15, 2015 10:27 PM #4
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
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That explains why all of the experts that come my way Roger D. Mucci 

Nov 15, 2015 10:28 PM #5
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Tom. So very true, some who watch a video  on how to do a repair have all of a sudden become an expert. I see so many of these do it yourself repairs and renovations that all have to be ripped out and start again.

Nov 15, 2015 11:15 PM #6
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Donald Hester
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366 

You are so correct here. Often most people have no clue that even some simpler jobs have a farther reach. When I work with my client I always prime them that they need to do the remodels correctly and with permits were required. Often they do not understand that a simple thing like changing a receptacle has a trickle down effect.

Nov 15, 2015 11:27 PM #7
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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Good thing there is a vapor retarder on that insulation so the shower doesn't make the wall wet.

And love the shower head.  I am partial to the singl stream of shower water.

Nov 16, 2015 02:13 AM #8
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
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Hi Tom - We're always on the lookout for home improvement projects that have been done without permits - we're going to be asking for them on inspection, and it can get much uglier if the city gets its nose out of joint that they weren't pulled when the work was done.

Nov 16, 2015 06:11 AM #9
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James Dray
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Good morning Tom.  Just looking at the photo I can tell you without hesitation that is something I would never attempt to even start.  

Nov 16, 2015 06:27 PM #10
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