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Old 06-15-2007, 02:39 PM   #16
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Maybe you're just referring to the dealers that just do things like siding or roofing materials, and I can understand them just dealing within the industry.


You're right that is what I was referring to.

I tried a few of my local building supply houses for windows and doors without much success. Price-wise, HD came in about 25-35% less expensive. Fortunately, since we're doing the siding, exact window sizes aren't required, so we can use HD's in-stock sizes and save big there.
I'll call around to a few for the Hardiplank product.

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Old 06-15-2007, 09:26 PM   #17
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Also depending what area you're in and how much of a hurry you are in... "Bostitch Days" just happened at both local lumber yards here. The reps come, rebuild stuff on site, you can demo new products, usually the store throws in a barbeque, the contractor salesmen are out there to talk with and they usually offer discounts about $20-25 cheaper than then employee pricing.
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[quote=AtlanticWBConst.;49178]Let me just say that siding guns are not inexpensive. We use Bostich N66C's and also the model that was it's precursor. Can't remember what we paid for the older guns.

N57C I think (wont shoot the smaller heads like the N66C).

Oh, there may also be a revision to the N66C, called N66C-1. No clue what it was, they may both be sold as N66, but I have seen the sku listed in stores as -1.
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Atlantic don't forget to tell him he is going to need to buy a case of caulk. If you get it prefinished which i would because they have a wide selection of great colors be carefull. Its my understanding the prefinished comes with everyboard covered in like a piece of clear wrap. So don't take that off to soon. You don't want to scratch it. Also if going prefinished hardi does offer matching caulk. I didn't know hardi came in so many outstanding colors until like 9 months ago. If i did i would have went with that instead of vinyl. Go to there website and find a lumber yard around you that carries it. I personally wouldn't have a problem waiting for delivery on the color i wanted.
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Atlantic don't forget to tell him he is going to need to buy a case of caulk.... Also if going prefinished hardi does offer matching caulk.
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I checked out my local lumber supplier today. The 2-3 week lead time that HD quoted turned into 2-3 days from Barker Lumber. The price was comparable, if not the same. They were much more knowledgable about the material than the folks in Pro-sales at HD. They had everything else that I would need in stock. The nailer N66c-1 nailer was even 10% less expensive.
Thanks for egging me on to visit the local guys. I just wish they were more available. 7 to 5 and Saturdays till noon doesn't work so well with Joe Homeowner. I guess I'm not thier target market.

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