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sammytko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-30-10 12:01 PM
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1. I feel for you. Here is a big hug.
I thought about hiring a contractor to finish my kitchen, but changed my mind. I'm a female also, but I know my way around construction etc. Used to have to do all kinds of things like that when I was in the Air Force. I hate to pay someone to do something that I know I can do myself, or act as my own contractor.

I won't do major plumbing or electrical, but other than that - fair game.

My sister swears by her contractor, but I can see things that he didn't do or could have done better. I don't tell her, just let her keep thinking that way. She can't even stand to paint, so she gets everything done by someone else.

He's done 3 big jobs for her, and I swear each one, he slacks off a bit more.

He came to put in a bid for my kitchen and he said a couple of things that I knew were just not right.

Big flag was when he didn't even go up in the attic to check the vents for the new range hood or gas lines.

We used to install comm equipment in control towers and we had to go through every nook and cranny to make sure we had all the right material.
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