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Old 03-16-2014, 04:21 PM   #16
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Hi we are looking at a low pill because it's in the basement and the cat litter box down there so I figured the litter wouldn't get to far down into the pile. Not just litter but food crumbs etc....it is a man cave. Also I thought the lower pile would look better than something plush. There is a bar with a foosball table, darts, couch with fireplace with a flat panel tv above it. I also thought if we we do get a back up or some type of water, the carpet would dry out quicker.....as long as it's not sewer water. Then we will be up ****s creek without a paddle

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Old 03-16-2014, 05:25 PM   #17
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You're right about the shorter pile carpet for a basement. I wasn't there last night to shop for carpeting, just walked by, took a look see. I need to figure how to be able to pour water in a floor drain now and then. Have carpeting now and redoing 75% of the basement.

I might have to go with carpet tiles to be able to water the drain every year or so. Haven't seen any carpet tiles I'd want, too thin, cheap.

As far a water backup goes. Be sure to talk to your insurance agent to see what's covered. You need to buy extra insurance for basement coverage.

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Old 03-16-2014, 11:15 PM   #18
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Do you only have 1 drain in the your basement? We have 2 and the one the carpets is going over we never have put water down it in the 23+ years we've been here, we do put it down the other one that's on the laundry side though.
I don't know if it would work...or if it sounds stupid, but if you are going with a higher pile/shag couldn't you cut a circle where the drain is and put the carpet back over it. Maybe hold it down with Velcro or something. Ok, you can stop laughing now....it was just an idea ;-)

I do have $10,000 in backup coverage and have to increase it now that we did the remodel. I've always carried it, I worked in insurance for 30 years, but thank you for the tip. So many people think back up is included, some companies do have it on their policies but most of them you have to pay extra to have it added. Also check to see what the backup covers, some only cover the walls, washer, dryer, refrigerator etc. it won't cover couches, tv's computer etc.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:16 AM   #19
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$400 seems a little high when the big box store do it practically free but there alot of extra fees for every little thing. Let your installer know if it only costs around $100 for store to install it and see if he will lower his price a little. Go to the big box store and see if they will lower cost since they are not installing it. There installers and not working for free so some of the price of the carpet has to be put towards installation.
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Do you have any other big ticket items you have to buy? If you spend over $2,500 at big box stores you normally get a discount.
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$400 seems a little high when the big box store do it practically free but there alot of extra fees for every little thing. Let your installer know if it only costs around $100 for store to install it and see if he will lower his price a little. Go to the big box store and see if they will lower cost since they are not installing it. There installers and not working for free so some of the price of the carpet has to be put towards installation.
I think what you say above is ridiculous! The installation crew that installs for the orange place is not getting $0 or $47 or $97, as you mentioned. But what does that have to do with the friend of a friend installer who is not supplying anything? I guess you don't get it? You sound like the type that wants to steal food from other people's table.

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Old 03-17-2014, 02:13 PM   #22
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$ 400 sounds good..

If he charged 200 or 300 would you feel better or question if he's doing the right job?
If 500 or 600 would you feel like your getting ripped off?

Look at the 400..... would 398 or 389 make you feel better? You know it's a good number...
But of course, that's if he does the right job.

By the way, what do you do for a living and if two of you had to go someplace to do the work, what would the price be..?

And is this cash...? Check ??? does this company have to pay overhead...
trucks, gas, ss, liability etc. etc.....
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OR... get rid of the family for the day.
Get thick garbage bags.
Remove the tile, and get big box in for $0.00

You actually don't/didn't know if the are "A" tiles....

And one more comment about the 400.

"IF" it is "A" tiles..............think of all the money your saving not getting a licensed abatement company in there..
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I have no intentions of removing the tiles, as I said before they are not dangerous (if they are A tiles) if you do not disturb them. Plus if we do have a flood and have to pull up the carpet or if we sell and the new people don't want the carpet they can always remove it and still have a nice tiled basement. HD doesn't want us to pull them all up, just around the perimeter where the tack strips go.

"By the way, what do you do for a living and if two of you had to go someplace to do the work, what would the price be..?"

If I knew that I wouldn't be on here asking

Like I said, I have no clue what it costs and was curious so I thought I would ask. I read thru several carpet forums on here and thought I saw a few installers reply, but they were older threads and maybe they are not on here anymore.
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Jazman, did you think my idea for the carpet over the drain was so stupid you ignored it
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Are the tiles loose? If not, the installer might be willing to glue down the tack strips. $400 is a fair price for installation. It's a little more than what we would charge, but not much. And I haven't seen it.
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Hey Rusty Baker, you are the one I've seen post before about carpet. I remember your avatar. No, none of the tiles are loose, it is in perfect condition, but HD refuses to install unless we remove the ones where the tack strip goes. I asked about gluing and they still said no. I'm getting a great deal on the carpet so I'm going to buy it and have someone else install it. It's hard knowing I could have had it all done for $1,300 but now I still have to pay the $1,300 plus another $400 to have it installed because they refuse to so it. Now the total cost will be $1,700 but it is still a lot less then the prices I got from our local dealers. They all wanted $2,300 or more for the same carpet.
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"By the way, what do you do for a living and if two of you had to go someplace to do the work, what would the price be..?"
Mostly myself, not flooring, but I can ... $720 for 8hrs..
with another guy I'll give you a break. @ 600 for 8hrs..
Grand Total.........$1,320

400 looks pretty good now I bet.
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Forgot to mention, airfare, per diem, hotel, limousine (moet, shrimp, clams, 2 females in the limo).....

give or take an extra $ 7,200.00

We gotta deal??

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$ 8,520......................??? going, going.....

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