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Old 01-30-2011, 11:30 PM   #31
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redmanblackdog - NO! Now I am disgusted with this guy because he is a "crybaby" and there is nothing attractive about any man - or woman for that matter - that whines like a baby! Buck up! I do not want this guy in my home again PERIOD and do not believe he is competent. I have already filed a claim with his bonding company and will submit estimates.

On one hand I just feel like tear the drywall out and put in new drywall! That would be easier than trying to rectify the poor workmanship performed by Mr. Crybaby that does not meet industry standards! If he would have done this right the first time the wall could have been salvaged. Now I'm not so sure. As I get more information from the bond company and the contractors I'll decide what direction to go in.

Sir MixAlot - you missed a picture go back to the first page.

Willie T - thanks for your words of wisdom.

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I am sorry that you are having so much trouble! Life isn't always fair. It sounds like you have plenty of energy and anger to chase this until you get your results or you ruin your day as well as others.

As far as I am concerned, this is a dead thread!
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Looks like a bulging tape seams. Get a 14" knife and flair them out. It may take several coats use a straight edge or level to check your work
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You want the illusion of a flat wall. This accomplished by feathering the seams out.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:36 AM   #35
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Hi Guys ~
A contractor just looked at the wall and said the same thing. He can re-mud it and smooth out the seams. I REALLY liked him and he was "referred" to me by the Sherwin-Williams paint store where I buy my paint. He's well known in my area and has a good reputation. The repair estimate is reasonable at $375.00.


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If this guy does a good job, that amount will not be hard to live with.

The other guy?

Its a shame you can't back charge him.

It would be tempting to take him small claims, and at least cost him a day of work just on principle. Of course it may cost you a day of work too plus the cost of filing.

I guess just take as one of life's lessons and move on. Except for maybe reporting it to the BBB. With so many having the internet these days, many do run a check on contractors before hiring them. This could cost him, especially if he has other complaints filed.


But, like I said, may be best to move on and not waste anymore time on him. Too many things in this old world to put grey hairs in our head already.


Thanks for the update.
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Hopefully his bond company will cough up the money for the repair. I'm going to submit the estimate tomorrow and tell the adjuster I do NOT want this guy back in my home. Yeah I'm with you I want to move on BUT not opposed to holding him accountable.
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Hopefully his bond company will cough up the money for the repair. I'm going to submit the estimate tomorrow and tell the adjuster I do NOT want this guy back in my home. Yeah I'm with you I want to move on BUT not opposed to holding him accountable.


Get a written contract with the new contractor descriping the scope of work he is doing such as reapir, correction, etc. in case the bond company needs sometrhing besides the word of someone they do not know (you). Documentaion if you will.

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Yep - the bond company just called Boman. They approved the repair, the contractor did not dispute it, and they are going to send me a check for the cost of the paint and the estimate of $375.00 to re-mud the wall YEAH!!!!!
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Boman47k ~
Just when I though my troubles were over! I had the wall re-mudded and the seams still show but it looks better and I'm not in the mood to hassle with it anymore! I liked the guy I hired and think he did the best job anyone could do!


NOW the ceiling fan light in my dinning room that this contractor installed isn't working properly! The light comes on then shuts off after a minute! It's been doing this since he installed it but now it's gotten so bad it only stays on for a minute before it shuts off! Rrrrrrrggggggg! I posted this in the electrical section. The joys of home ownership!

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