Am I honestly to believe?

Re: Am I honestly to believe?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:44 am

Update:

Told the original contractor he was fired on this past Sunday via a voice mail because he didn't answer his phone. Monday morning rolled up and I get a nasty phone call from him saying, "I'll f'n sue you for theft because you owe me $3k and I've got at least that much out in material to complete your system. You can't do that, it's by far the most un-christian thing you could do to a person!!....blah...blah...blah...I'll be there on Wednesday to finish."

I found it very funny he threw religion in the mix and did all I could from not going off on him because of it, I'm not religious so I usually don't care and find it ridiculous when religion gets used in situations as this.

I ended up not being able to get a word in edge-wise but managed to "eek" in this, "Fine (REDACTED) you have Wednesday, after that if it's not finished you are fired." He promised to be there at 9am. He showed up at 1345 in the afternoon; needless to say by then he had been left a nasty message on his phone (as usual he didn't answer) and the other contractor had been called to come in that afternoon.

Unfortunately, my plan didn't work as I said; he did eventually show up at 1345 which was before the new contractor showed up. So, I had to cancel the new contractor; unfortunately.

He did however have the tank back in, tied into the secondary tank, the electric got done and the 1000 gallon tank was filled with water. He also back filled the hole all before 2000 Wednesday night; which was surprising considering he showed up a little before 1400 that afternoon. Yesterday he spent the day bringing in truckloads of top soil and back fill and waiting for the electrical and plumbing inspectors and so far today he has been there bringing in more top soil and grading the yard.

I'm still pissed though and need to convince my wife to let me pursue legal action against him for the way this job was handled.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Am I honestly to believe?

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:02 pm

Its a good day when you can flush your toilet without worrying about it showing up in your backyard!! I don't know how much you have paid this guy, but if it one cent more than originally agreed upon I'd take him to court to get it back. By finishing the job in one afternoon, he proved that any cost overrun due to the rain related damage could have been avoided if he had worked the job originally as he should have.
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Am I honestly to believe?

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:55 pm

Wow. One good thing is, you have plenty of pictures! If I was a judge, and saw your pic of the septic balloon popped up from under the guy's track hoe, for the second time, I would have to consider the situation as one of incompetance or negligence on the contractor's part.
Your contractor might be an alky or worse, showing up in the middle of the afternoon.

And remember, Jesus only recommends concrete septic tanks. :D
Dann757
 


Re: Am I honestly to believe?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:06 pm

I want to pursue a lawsuit but my wife doesn't want more headaches and aggravation.

By finishing the job in one afternoon, he proved that any cost overrun due to the rain related damage could have been avoided if he had worked the job originally as he should have.


The funny thing is that I've already pointed that out to him several times in fact and he has had no answer for it.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Am I honestly to believe?

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:17 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:I want to pursue a lawsuit but my wife doesn't want more headaches and aggravation.


Ask her if she wants a $10,000 judgement in your favor. I know, easier said than done......
Dann757
 

Re: Am I honestly to believe?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:08 am

Dann,

I don't think we'd see that much, it'd be nice but I'd be happy to get $5k back from this clown. Every time I mention suing him she starts to cry.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Am I honestly to believe?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:01 pm

So, here is yet another update.

According to my wife, there were a total of four guys at my house today. Two machines running, two guys with rakes. She says, "THEY ARE DONE!!"

On top of it, they brought at least one dump of crushed stone to replace my driveway; I'm thinking a tandam (sp?) holds what 5-6 tons? My wife says the driveway now extends down the side of my house; it never did before. Awesome!

But get this, they didn't repair my patio and they didn't rake dirt around the two trees in my front yard. Guess I've gotta do some cleanup as well. I also need to go buy seed and hay this weekend because they did not do that.

Oh, and to top it off. We owe him $3k but since it took these morons nearly three months to complete this job the $3k we had has been spent on bills. If he had finished in a timely manner he would've been paid in full. My wife cuts him a check for $500 and he starts to bitch; "I haven't paid my mortgage, I owe my guys money." Tries to lay the guilt trip on my wife so she calls me; "We're gonna have to borrow money so we can pay him." she says to me. "He can get in line. I'm not borrowing a dime, he took three months he can stand to wait."

At the start of this job he was given $9k up front. Not to mention the engineer was paid $2400 up front. Then, we had the tank pumped three additional times between Irene and the last major rain storm at $225 a pop ($675). Then we've paid for three permits that he should've paid for totaling $425. So, in total we've paid so far, $12500 and after we pay him the $2500 we now owe him we'll be a little over $15k for this three month fiasco. And, he agreed at the beginning to payments after he was done. Again, if this *censored* had finished before Irene hit like he said we would've been able to cut him a check for $3k right then and there. But now, almost three months later; sorry, bills needed to be paid, repairs to the house needed to be made.

I'm going to take a few pics when I get home.

Does anyone have any idea how to figure out how much seed I'm gonna need? Cause, I've gotta go out this weekend and buy some.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Am I honestly to believe?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:11 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:Does anyone have any idea how to figure out how much seed I'm gonna need? Cause, I've gotta go out this weekend and buy some.


Get a rough idea of how many square feet you are going to seed. Most of the bags will have an application chart to figure out what you need. I usually seed heavier than needed, but that's your call. I've used brand-name grass seed and gotten good results, but the last time I was pinched for $$ and bought a big bag of "conservation mix". It was just to seed the area behind my shop, so I wasn't worried about it looking like a golf course. After mowing it for a year, I think it looks as good or better than the rest of the lawn. :up:
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Am I honestly to believe?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:10 pm

My buddy whom is a landscaper says I'm only gonna need 50 pounds. I just sent my wife to pickup two 50 pound bags of Rye grass and four bales of hay from Tractor Supply so I can start seeding before the rain hits tomorrow. Not sure if Rye is a good grass but at this point, I don't care.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Am I honestly to believe?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:15 pm

IOF, rye ain't nowhere as good as bourbon, but by God, it'll grow ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Am I honestly to believe?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:37 pm

I concur. ;) :drunk:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Am I honestly to believe?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:02 pm

freetown fred wrote:IOF, rye ain't nowhere as good as bourbon, but by God, it'll grow ;)


I feel as though I'm going to need to build a still at some point and brew my own Rye or Bourbon.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator