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Old 07-08-08, 08:31 PM
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You decide on this window installation.

1st off it has been 2 months and this job is not completed! 6 foot patio door(completed), nine windows(only 3 installed) and laminate countertops(one 10ft piece and 2 pieces with range inbetween- no end caps yet). So quick to take deposit, but working like a turtle. I have a duplex(half house) with all 9 windows to be replaced)
As my patience has run out where he will NOT receive final payment in lump sum when completed, this issue takes the cake.
3 installed windows are what I agreed on and happy with. 1st photo is the one ready to be installed for the kitchen, and is the same style of the 3 already installed. Second photo are the two for the room above kitchen. Is this guy kidding me???
He is trying to tell me that no one would notice, and get this, I wouldnt have noticed if he were to install them. HUH??
HIS problem, not mine, is that he got them from a liquidator and do not take returns.
Already told him I obviously will not accept them as they are clearly different then the rest. What do you think about this guy? Any terms that best describe him?

 
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Old 07-09-08, 04:09 AM
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The pics show me two vinyl replacement windows in factory wrappings, not sure what response you are seeking. I don't see a brand name so I can't comment on their quality. I can't even see if they are welded construction. Idealy, they should be Lo-E/argon glass. Since they are replacement windows, I have to assume they are going into existing window frames???

As to the speed of his work, what did you contract for?? If he is working steadily, that is all you can ask. If he shows up occasionally, that is different and a ligitimate complaint. Is he licensed/insured?? If yes, then you can complain to the licensing dept., if no, you are SOL.
 
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Old 07-09-08, 04:35 AM
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The pics show me two vinyl replacement windows in factory wrappings, not sure what response you are seeking. I don't see a brand name so I can't comment on their quality. I can't even see if they are welded construction. Idealy, they should be Lo-E/argon glass. Since they are replacement windows, I have to assume they are going into existing window frames???

As to the speed of his work, what did you contract for?? If he is working steadily, that is all you can ask. If he shows up occasionally, that is different and a ligitimate complaint. Is he licensed/insured?? If yes, then you can complain to the licensing dept., if no, you are SOL.
If u look at the second photo they are crossed with framing, while the 1st, like the 3 installed, are solid glass.
Would you have different designs or the same design for your house?
Point is, and he knows it, that they ALL should be the same design, and it's obviously not my problem that I dont want them and is unable to get a refund.
 
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Old 07-10-08, 06:08 AM
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??

I have posted just a few times on this board, and same thing....many views with no response.
Is this a rookie thing, where a "newbie" must post a certain amount of times in order to get any responses? Is it the way I am typing which violates this forum's integrity? Or or they just dumb questions?
 
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Old 07-10-08, 06:45 AM
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Newbie,
No, its prob none of those. I look at posts using the new posts button, so if it gets pushed off the list , I don't see it. But the best way to get responses is to be very clear on the question you need answered...not just "whats your opinion" type questions.

To your question, he provided the windows, they should match. If he got 'em on clearance somewhere, sorry bout that, maybe he can use 'em on another job.

Don't let him put 'em in. He could order new sashes for the windows that don't match, but don't let them be installed until the new sashes are checked for fit.

Plenty of "handymen" get in over their heads on jobs. If these are straight replacement windows, with no complicated wood work required, it should be about an hour per window max. A bit more if he is doing aluminum trim and working by himself.
Patio door, maybe 1 day depending on several factors.
Countertops, no clue, never done one.

BTW it took 2 looks before I saw the difference in the sashes. But I didn't have the pics up at the same time. Easy to see when they are side by side.
 
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Old 07-10-08, 03:04 PM
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One has grids one does not, and they do not have the same profile or stickers. I would not install that crap in a house, sorry to be brutal.
 
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Old 07-11-08, 06:41 AM
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One picture is of an interior view of a window and one picture is of an exterior view of a window.

That makes it difficult to see if they have different profiles.

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I have posted just a few times on this board, and same thing....many views with no response.
Is this a rookie thing, where a "newbie" must post a certain amount of times in order to get any responses? Is it the way I am typing which violates this forum's integrity? Or or they just dumb questions?
Your initial post is really more of a rant than it is any specific question. The only question that I see is pretty much rhetorical - "What do you think about this guy? Any terms that best describe him?" and is more in the nature of just wanting to see other folks slamming someone that they have never met based on the information in your first post.

Beyond that I guess that I am not sure what you are asking.
 
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Old 07-11-08, 04:07 PM
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Just so the record is straight, I viewed all your posts, and except for one, you got answers to the questions you asked. Precise answers you could run with. Ask questions, you get answers. Rant about the bad job your contractor does for you, and you will get our sympathy, but we can't do much more than that. As far as these windows go, don't let him install them, insist that he secure windows that match, not only on the grids, but on the exterior design.
We will look forward to your next questions.
 
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Old 07-12-08, 10:16 PM
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This is a Do It Yourself help forum. Not a cry because I didn't get what I expected forum. I think maybe you just want to gripe and point fingers at everybody, including the people who are here to help the people who actually need help. You however need to deal with your contractor and get it straightened out. I don't know the whole circumstances other than that your not happy because some of your windows have grids and others don't. This happens all the time in my line of work. It is a simple clerical error sometimes. And I have done MANY jobs where someone wanted grids only on the front of the house. As long as this guy is a reputable contractor, you should have no problem getting something like this taken care of. My first instinct is you hired some "handyman" who said he could do the job cheap.

Something everybody on this website has said time and time again, If you going to contract a job, then hire somebody qualified, insured, licensed, and that can produce several references upon demand. Check those references too. If you didn't do that.... then its YOUR OWN FAULT.

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