Making room to work


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Old 03-19-06, 06:24 PM
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Making room to work

Iím working a job where the customer has a lot of furniture and stuff in the house. I have very limited space to work. Itís making things so difficult and slowing me down (I hate when that happens). There is sooooooooooo much furniture and stuff in the house, itís next to impossible to move furniture from one room to another to make room to work. And, they donít have a garage. But, if they did it would probably be full, too.

Any suggestions?
 
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Old 03-19-06, 06:44 PM
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It's called a PITA charge
It's an additional charge added to your bid to cover PsITA like this
The problem is spotting them ahead of time
To much stuff is usually kind of easy to spot and alway = got no room to work
Seriously, do you have or can you borrow an "E-Z Up", "porch gazebo", or walk-in tent?
A couple of tarps for a lean-to?

Will all to one side then switch work?
Or are you doing that now?
If there's that much stuff prolly not....
Can you get a "racetrack" cleared around the edge?
 
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Old 03-20-06, 09:06 AM
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There is a lot of heavy furniture in the room I working right now. Moving the furniture out of the house (or side to side in the room) would be tough. I'm using the "racetrack" method. It's a narrow track, but it may be the best I can do.
 
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Old 03-20-06, 09:43 AM
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I have to be under extreme duress to roll w/o a pole
lol
If I still have room for my roller on the small ext. pole collapsed to two feet, then that's tight but I'm OK
If I have to take the ext. pole off and I've got a racetrack set up....now that's really tight

They must have a lot of stuff
 
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Old 03-20-06, 12:56 PM
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You will run into this from time to time. Some people just like to have more fuirniture than the furniture store All you can do is is make the best of it. I have run into situations where I didn't even have room to set a ladder and had to cut the ceiling in by standing on a bucket

Hopefully you figured this into your bid to pay for the extra time spent. If not you will know better next time.
 
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Old 03-20-06, 04:18 PM
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Yeah, they have a lot of stuff!! And, they like to hang a lot of stuff on the walls, too. I've had to patch a few hundred nail/screw holes on the walls.

The racetrack is about 3 feet wide. The room is about 18' x 20', so reaching over the pile of stuff won't be pretty. I'll try to find a place to move a few pieces of furniture.

I underestimated the prep work and pita factor, but I'm learning. Thanks!
 
 

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