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Old 04-30-2011, 03:32 PM
Christianguy Christianguy is offline
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So this afternoon, my neighbor asked if I could install some security locks on her front door and patio sliding glass door.
I started to drill , when I noticed that her patio door seemed to be installed incorrectly
I checked the other neighbors condos patio doors , and they were installed wrong also!
The patio glass door can be removed from the OUTSIDE!
that can't be right!
I showed her that If I were a thief, all I would need to do to gain access is to lift door and pull out and I'm in!
Has anyone else run into this kind of installation?
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:07 PM
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No I've run some doozies though so I believe it.
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:09 PM
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i see this a lot in my line of work, best thing to do is get a bolt on lock for the bottom corner that will prevent the window from being lifted. happens like allllllll the time
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:28 PM
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A friend of mine bought a manufactured home (trailer) and the front door opened out!
Sometimes a builder will get a deal on sliding glass doors or exterior doors that open one way and install them backwards so they swing or slide the way they need them to because of clearances.
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:33 PM
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^^^^^that, or, 99% of the time the guy doing the work is NOT the owner/boss/formen, its a kid fresh out of highschool and has no clue what the hell is going on. I have seen this ALOT in the mason/roofing/construction business.
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:51 PM
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^It's a real shame too - because the customer or end user often doesn't know any better about what to look for when unskilled workers do the job.
Sometimes it really bothers me that after I went through a 5 year apprenticeship learning from Journeymen who have 25+ years experience, some people have the nerve to bash the skilled trade unions and schools about what we do and how much we get paid.
I paid a licensed plumber $600 to install a toilet. Know why? He is required by law to bring the plumbing up to current code. That means that his license and business are at risk if he doesn't do it right.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:31 PM
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^It's a real shame too - because the customer or end user often doesn't know any better about what to look for when unskilled workers do the job.
Sometimes it really bothers me that after I went through a 5 year apprenticeship learning from Journeymen who have 25+ years experience, some people have the nerve to bash the skilled trade unions and schools about what we do and how much we get paid.
I paid a licensed plumber $600 to install a toilet. Know why? He is required by law to bring the plumbing up to current code. That means that his license and business are at risk if he doesn't do it right.
The problem with unions is they wanna "fix" things they know nothing about, and end up spending more than if it were farmed out.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:09 PM
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Thanks guys! I KNEW I wasn't going crazy!
I must be anal, but when I go thru a home
( or vehicle for that matter)
I always make certain things are done right!
Or if it is worth the cost to fix myself
These unskilled, thoughtless installers really
PISS ME OFF sometimes!
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:45 AM
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Yeah I hear you. Even if it's not my house it still kills me. One time I treated myself to hiring a contractor/crew to do siding windows and 5 exterior doors on my house. They did a good job on the neighbors house so I figured I'd trust them.
EVERY time I pulled in the driveway during the siding install I had to ask them to please stop missing the expansion slots on the siding. I asked them to replace a couple of sections of soffit board before the put the gutters on. Well they took one section off and just covered the ends of the rafters with aluminum wrap, and slapped the gutter on. No soffit board. Then I caught their 38 year old boss using a jab saw to reduce the thickness of a door header in my garage to accommodate the height of a prehung door w/threshold instead of just removing the threshold or making a channel in the cement. BYE BYE. Take your shit that you leave here everynight and leave!
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Christianguy View Post
Thanks guys! I KNEW I wasn't going crazy!
I must be anal, but when I go thru a home
( or vehicle for that matter)
I always make certain things are done right!
Or if it is worth the cost to fix myself
These unskilled, thoughtless installers really
PISS ME OFF sometimes!
Keep up that attitude and good work . Too many people who hack their way thru things . Quality is in the individual and not the work .

Been Union and Non Union and I support the workers and training .
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