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Old 07-20-2013, 07:11 PM   #1
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We contracted for siding that is 044 thickness but I just noticed the siding that was dropped off by the wholesaler is a different name and thickness . The contractor said he will discuss and review the situation on Monday when they resume work. None of the siding has been installed yet, just the insulation. Question: How much of a big deal should I make of this when he offers an explanation. It could be the wholesaler dropped off the wrong order (Alside Coventry was dropped off instead of Alside Odyssey Plus) , or perhaps the contractor was trying to pull a fast one . I suspect he may try to lower the contract price and suggest we use the stuff that was delivered. Should I hold out for the stuff that was specified in the contract? Is the extra thickness worth insisting on and delaying the project ?

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I hang alside siding and normally use the odyssey line. The coventry line is not quite as good. It's a step down. If you contracted for the odyssey siding, have him get the right stuff delivered before they start hanging the other. Could have been an accident, could have been on purpose. At this point, exchanging it would be simple. Might hold up the job for a few days if its not in stock, but in the whole scheme of things, I would wait and get what I wanted.
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Someone pulled the wrong order. I would not let the contractor hang anything, until you get the correct order on the truck, and delivered to your property, and the wrong order taken back to the warehouse.
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Thanks very much, we will do as you suggest.

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Not that big a deal but I personally would make them take it back and replace it with the right one if that's what's in your contract.
The thicker it is the flatter it lays, less chance of damage, less brittle when it's cold.
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get what you contracted for ...that is why we use contracts...no guess work here only facts...ben sr
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What is 044 thickness ?
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what is 044 thickness ?
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That is pretty thin. 1/16 inch = .062
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That is pretty thin. 1/16 inch = .062
Jim got me, I moved the decimal point from the hundreth to the tenth. So yes, pretty min. stuff. Only good for the hood.
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.044 is thicker than 1/16th. 0.44 is 11/25. Is is a little thinner than 1/2". See http://math2.org/math/general/arithmetic/fradec.htm
Divide .0625 into the number one, it will = 16
divide .044 into the number 1, it will = 22.727 times, making 1/16 larger than .044.
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Divide .0625 into the number one, it will = 16
divide .044 into the number 1, it will = 22.727 times, making 1/16 larger than .044.
You got me. I moved the decimal point from the hundreth to the tenth position. Easy to do, and I bow to you Jim.
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You got me. I moved the decimal point from the hundreth to the tenth position. Easy to do, and I bow to you Jim.
I thought that was what happened, I have done that also.

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