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Old 07-08-2014, 10:27 PM
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Ernesto - since my posts offend you - you can always click on my profile, then click on *user List*, then click on *ignore.....*


Do you want your job shut down?

Do you want your client's mother in law to fall down your steps in the ice?

Do you want to lose a job to a contractor because he is going to follow building codes?

There are people reading the threads that care about their business and their clients and appreciate advice. you and I are not the only ones here and my posts are intended for the overall audience.

I stand behind my words. And I stand behind my words because I know they will stay in the backs of minds and will prompt people to do work the right way.

Quote of the week: "If you want to be a pro you have to do work like a pro".

Pro's follow building codes.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:43 PM
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We get a few jobs per year where the owners are adamantly against the installation of handrails. It's their house, their life, their decision. I can't force them to have handrails.

So what I do is I insert a clause in the contract:
"Handrails / safety rails to be installed by others"

By stating "installed by others" takes all the liability and responsibility off my shoulders.

I realize this is more than the topic creator was seeking. But if you're building steps - the building codes, the liability, and the responsibility all fall on the same plate as the building.
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:52 PM
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If your such a pro, and pros follow building codes. Why would you take on a job where the homeowner doesn't want to follow code? It's your job as a professional to steer them in the right direction. Which means either they put a handrail up or you walk away from the job. Correct? Also your posts will never offend me. After all I am talking to a keyboard puppet.
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:02 PM
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ok guys, PLEASE try to keep to the topic rather then going at each other...yes, opinions, facts, etc. are always welcome, but every post does not have to be accompanied with a shot at each other

again, thanks, we would appreciate it
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Old 07-10-2014, 06:07 PM
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If your such a pro, and pros follow building codes. Why would you take on a job where the homeowner doesn't want to follow code? It's your job as a professional to steer them in the right direction. Which means either they put a handrail up or you walk away from the job. Correct? Also your posts will never offend me. After all I am talking to a keyboard puppet.
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You have a lot to learn about business and contracting my friend. You've come to the right place, at least thats a step in the right direction
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