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Old 05-03-2011, 09:33 PM   #16
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To the OP:
The point is that this is not your property, or hers. Neither one of you should be taking things apart in someone else's home. And what do you do, take apart a staircase. The potential liability of uninformed people doing this sort of work is staggering. The likely hood of you doing this properly is, unlikely. Your post expresses no understanding of what to do. And yet you're again ready to tear into someone elses house when you should be contacting the homeowner, apologizing for your daughters behavior and offering to pay for a professional to make the repairs.
You should both put the tools down and pick up the phone.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:05 PM   #17
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The point is that this is not your property, or hers. Neither one of you should be taking things apart in someone else's home. And what do you do, take apart a staircase. The potential liability of uninformed people doing this sort of work is staggering. The likely hood of you doing this properly is, unlikely. Your post expresses no understanding of what to do. And yet you're again ready to tear into someone elses house when you should be contacting the homeowner, apologizing for your daughters behavior and offering to pay for a professional to make the repairs.
You should both put the tools down and pick up the phone.
Ron


This guy isn't the OP

good on your daughter for getting training
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:06 PM   #18
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Ron,

Early in the thread it is referred to as "his" rental house. Right or wrong if he owns it he has the right to do as he sees fit.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:39 AM   #19
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Ron,

Early in the thread it is referred to as "his" rental house. Right or wrong if he owns it he has the right to do as he sees fit.
If he owns it, then the post doesn't apply to him. It applies if he doesn't.
Then it becomes an informational post to renters who think they have carte blanche in a dwelling because they live there.
Renters in the past have posted about trying to fix something they damaged who were less then qualified to fix what they broke.
View it as a public service message.
I still don't think he's qualified to fix the problem where if incorrectly done. someone can break their neck when the staircase collapses.
Ron

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Old 05-04-2011, 06:44 AM   #20
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WOW, thanks for the responses. Believe me guys, I get a little frustrated with my daughter, but she is a good kid, overall. Going to Vet School in the fall and is helping out until then. I should have addressed the stairs issue long before she tried to and I should have found this site about 26 yrs. ago. This is my wife's childhood home (circa 1977) that was left to her by her parents. We are trying to fix up the basement to live in.

Well, looks like I am off to cut some dry wall. Thank God it is in the back of a closet. This project has been delayed by months because we decided to do the dry wall ourselves and I've still got some to do.

Thanks again, all the comments are appreciated and taken in the context they were given.

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