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Old 10-08-2011, 10:16 PM   #31
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OOOOhhh, you be mean!

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Old 10-08-2011, 11:55 PM   #32
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Nobody pays or bids jobs by the foot of tape. And $.05 a foot? According to what you propose, a basic 12'x12'x8' tall room would have roughly 48' of flat joints (minus any doors and windows I assume you would deduct), 48' of ceiling angles. and 32' of wall angles. That's 128' of tape and you propose to pay $.05 a foot to tape, bed, skim, and sand for a grand total of $6.40??? That's absurd!! If finishing is as easy as you claim, even a DIY'er should be able to do it without a problem and wouldn't need to sub the work out......
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:22 AM   #33
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BJ, I think it was a 'tongue-in-cheek' joke...... or at least I hope so.
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I certainly hope so, and in that case I misunderstood. Just seems so many people these days expect people to work for nothing with the bad economy and all...
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BJ, Calm down the $.05 a foot was a joke along with taping is the easy part
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Sorry I didn't "read between the lines". Again there are so many out there these days who figure they can get something for nothing due to the economy. I peruse Craigslist from time to time looking for tools and such. I often glance at the "gigs" where people are looking to get work done. Seems like most are offering to pay very little for an honest day's work in any type of job whether it be hauling off a load of trash or some type of professional service. Again, I mistook the post as legit.....
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Understandable. The guy (real estate) I work for a lot lately honestly found some poor sucker to "help" me @ $8.00 an hour. It turned out bad, and he left after three days with all kinds of threats to do us all bodily damage, and a promise to come back and steal everything in the houses.... not to mention saying he would show up at our church and tell everyone what a dog the boss was.
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The original post by Yogi Bear was that he did not want to pay the finishers for the 200 sheets that he bought to hang the house. Then his brother did a count and came up with more sheets to finish then he had on the wall I guess so he is trying to have the finsh work done but has no idea what he should pay even though he knows how many sheets he bought.
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Sorry I didn't "read between the lines". Again there are so many out there these days who figure they can get something for nothing due to the economy. I peruse Craigslist from time to time looking for tools and such. I often glance at the "gigs" where people are looking to get work done. Seems like most are offering to pay very little for an honest day's work in any type of job whether it be hauling off a load of trash or some type of professional service. Again, I mistook the post as legit.....

I have to say I check out those adds, mostly for entertainment value. Some are just over the top. I always wonder what ends up happening-someone must respond to those adds. It is hard to believe that the outcome would be a pretty.
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The original post by Yogi Bear was that he did not want to pay the finishers for the 200 sheets that he bought to hang the house. Then his brother did a count and came up with more sheets to finish then he had on the wall I guess so he is trying to have the finsh work done but has no idea what he should pay even though he knows how many sheets he bought.
You will never be accurate trying to count the sheets already on a wall. You have to take the number bought, and subtract the number left over or add the extra purchased. The brother may have had good intentions, but he had it all wrong.
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I agree Willie T, I have never tried to piece drywall after the job has started so this is all new to me
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I apologize, I never suspected that the question would be troublesome.

Full Blown Explanation:

I used a CAD drawing of the house and several on-line drywall calculators to determine how many sheets I needed. My brother, the trained, Union carpenter did a walk around took his own measurements, accounted for waste and came up with a much higher number. We went with his numbers, and thus far they have been fairly accurate. Following his lead, we have hung the drywall correctly, minimizing unnecessary butt joints and piece work. We have worked diligently on layout to produce the least amount of seams, cuts, and waste practical.

At this point I am down to a few small sections to do, around the garage doors, and some of the wet walls, that are still awaiting some plumbing.

We have chosen plasterboard, and we have the finishers chosen. I have selected them based on their reputation, and the quality of work I have seen in two houses. My research says they are priced fairly. My confusion set in when they quoted my neighbor over the phone house unseen. This may be because he had previous quotes and knew from those quotes what to tell them. At any rate, since my brother led the drywall install at my neighbors house, and the finishers had no issue with that install, I don't feel I will have an issue either.

My original question was, do I simply say I "installed" 200 sheets. Or should I account for waste. It seems trivial to account for waste at this point. And I am not trying to get over on the finishers. So at this point if asked, I will point out how many sheets we installed (amount purchased - amount leftover). Or provide square footage of the rooms. In all actuality , I expect they will come to the house and give a quote, so the original post will be moot. We will probably know next week, as I hope to be done with the drywall at that time. However, I wanted to be prepared in the event they didn't need to come out ahead of time.
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Ok That clears it up

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