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Old 11-08-13, 03:34 PM
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Don't worry, I got this...

Never underestimate the power of the imagination nor the skill of the installer.

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I never seem to have my camera when I see this stuff everyday.
Any anyone that does it every day has many what the heck were they thinking imagines in there mind.
 
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Old 11-08-13, 04:47 PM
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In spite of the WTF factor, some of these do have imagination and ingenuity.
 
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Old 11-08-13, 06:49 PM
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I must say that, I get so used to using the nail gun that I do have difficulty using a hammer to pound nails. It is only embarrassing when the client is watching you man-handle a bent nail back into alignment for a second try. I hate that.....with the client there, you can't use colorful language to assist the effort...
 
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Old 11-08-13, 08:27 PM
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It's ok to bend one nail by accident..... when the count gets past five bent nails within a foot it's time to give up
 
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I'm blind in one eye and that messes with your depth perception so I suspect if I tried to hand nail much of anything it would look like the first pic . Thank God for nail guns

What was that drawer 'front' made of
 
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Old 11-09-13, 04:43 AM
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Looks like corrugated cardboard

Seems to be normal actions in real life experiences. These are some I take note of. Some I have posted before.

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Old 11-09-13, 06:23 AM
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The home owner is always right.

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Old 11-09-13, 06:36 AM
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The garage door opener and the driveway pics are just too fantastic to believe!

Have you ever submitted these to
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Old 11-09-13, 07:26 AM
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The garage door opener is credited, but the other three are actual off my jobsites. I'll have to check out that site.
 
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Old 11-09-13, 08:49 AM
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No pictures but two of mine. Pulled a toilet to find the installer had shimmed it level by taking a utility knife (one of those old gray ones) apart and using the two halves as shims.

Customer complained dryer wasn't drying. Looked behind and saw where the exhaust went into the to the wall. Went outside to check air flow. Couldn't find the vent where I expected about a foot off the ground. Did they run it through the roof? Stood back, looked up, nothing. Went back in pulled the dryer out and disconnected the hose. Long story short the vent just dead ended in the wall.

Have an even weirder dryer one but I'll leave that for later.
 
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Old 11-09-13, 09:14 AM
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I like those driveways; I'm guessing it's nowhere near any place that gets snow/ice.
 
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I was on a job where they put a driveway like that in [not quite as bad] They had to rip it out and redo because the home owner's car bumper would hit the concrete. Some people forget to put their brain in gear before they start ..... assuming they have some sense to start with.
 
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I'm having a hard time believing that driveway one. You would need a lift kit to make the transition.
 
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Old 11-09-13, 10:43 AM
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But the height of the garage and distance to the side walk make it impossible with out lowering the garage or setting it further back. Even moving the sidewalk to the curb wouldn't help much.
 
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I don't see how construction got that far along and nobody thought there would be a problem there.

I think there would be a huge improvement if the angle started at the curb. Then you just raise the sidewalk.
 
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Old 11-09-13, 11:49 AM
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I saw houses like that being built in the hills and valleys around Williamsburg VA. There's even a few around here in some of the canyons. All I can figure is that they never put cars inside...just ATVs and other similar toys.
 
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Old 11-09-13, 06:43 PM
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All you need is a little accent color and it will change whole look of the room (love the small counter extension near the refrigerator area).

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Found some nice rocks out by the barn and have a perfect use for them....

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Old 11-10-13, 03:32 AM
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And the wood trim gives it that much more "punch". Nevermind the switch without a cover right next to it. If your molding is a little short, just give it the appearance of a weep drain.
 
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Old 11-10-13, 04:09 PM
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Is that a disco ball on the ceiling in the kitchen pic??
 
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