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Friday, January 22, 2010

How Long Can It Take?

Some good advice from an experienced carpenter. He said simply, "look at it practically.. and triple your first guess". He was so right. If you figure two hours plan on six. No kidding. It has worked out time and again for me and I've come to realize that so many things come into play.

I often refer to what I do as "Residential Archeology", exploring beneath the surface of things. So much of repairing or improving a home involves finding out what was done at the beginning. Do it right, not over. Much of what needs doing is because someone who came before was in a hurry, or wasn't concerned about who, or what,came after them.

I've seen this many times and it's hard to find something wasn't right from the beginning. It's not your fault but now it's your problem. Figuring  out what to do next to make things right can take a bit of time but it can be done.

Try to be realistic about how long things will take. An honest, tradesman will give you a fair and  realistic time frame.

If you have a question or comment feel free to post it. I'd like to help you figure it out.

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