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Old Dec 05, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Talk about an expensive mistake.

I can't imagine how furious I would be. This will cost the construction company millions.

http://news.yahoo.com/18th-century-f...124226251.html
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 10:14 AM
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wow, that's one hello a mistake... you would think the owner would have been there in person at some point and showed the foreman exactly what was to be done.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 10:19 AM
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I know one person that will be collecting unemployment soon.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 11:41 AM
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France. I bet he will keep his job.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 12:05 PM
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Maybe they will raze a new one.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 02:15 PM
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I can't imagine how furious I would be. This will cost the construction company millions.

http://news.yahoo.com/18th-century-f...124226251.html
"See, this is why we can't have nice things..."
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 04:04 PM
Alarm Bells Continuing!
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When I had a orthopod operate on my knee I had him initial it beforehand so there would not be a screw up. Might be a good idea when worker bees are hired to destroy things.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 04:23 PM
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From his comment about plans to rebuild reminds me of observing dumpy homes on Long Beach Island NJ and my wife telling me they are just one hurricane from being dream homes. How right she was.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 06:14 PM
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I can't imagine how furious I would be. This will cost the construction company millions.

http://news.yahoo.com/18th-century-f...124226251.html


My aunt's father had a house that looked similar to the one in the linked article, but that was only one of his houses.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 06:34 PM
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When I had a orthopod operate on my knee I had him initial it beforehand so there would not be a screw up. Might be a good idea when worker bees are hired to destroy things.
The article doesn't mention it either way, but I'd imagine the construction company would have had the details of what they were supposed to do written down in a contract. I wonder how well the Russian absentee owner speaks French? Maybe they should have initialled the building they were about to demolish so the owner could verify it?
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 08:59 AM
Alarm Bells Continuing!
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Looks like the phenomenon is spreading!
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A man in New Jersey returned to his home after Superstorm Sandy only to find it had vanished -- and not from the storm. At issue is who tore it down and why?

The Jersey shore homeowner reached out to us after finding his summer home had vanished along with everything inside. So we called the state looking for answers.

Nick Maria gets emotional when talking about his summer home on 5th Avenue in Ortley Beach -- a home that suddenly vanished a few weeks ago.
http://www.myfoxny.com/story/2027200...-home-vanishes
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 09:41 AM
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My question is, who in their right mind would think, "Ok, so I'm supposed to tear down this beautiful, several thousand sq' manson, but renovate the SHED".

What a MorAn, with a capital A.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 10:07 AM
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not the smartest over there are they
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 11:14 AM
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One time (back when I was young) I was staking out a large home set on some pilings for stability, I set one internal foundation line exactly one foot off. Nobody noticed the mistake until the home was completely framed... well almost completely framed. The mistake was caught when the jog in the roof truss didn't match the wall location below. Now of course, I screwed up but how did the framers make the same mistake over two more floors of construction? That mistake cost the company $5000. Fortunately the company belonged to my father and we had errors and omissions insurance. Hopefully, that company does too. I never made a mistake like that again.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 02:12 PM
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My sister had a similar experience when her house was being built. The plans called for 2x6 framing, but the contractor delivered 2x4's, then left on a three day cruise to the Bahamas without a cell phone.

The framers assumed there was a change in plans and went to work. They framed most of the second floor before anyone noticed a problem.

They spent two weeks tearing it down to reuse the lumber. No idea on the cost, but pretty stupid not to follow blueprints.
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