Friday, May 06, 2005

Hot Date

I'm meeting with the contractor tonight. Here's the list of questions I currently have for her:

  • In what order will the work take place (roof first, then what)?

    The roofers tear off the roof and start replacing it while the plumbers, drywallers and HVAC peeps get started inside.

  • What decisions still need to be made and when do they need to be made by?

    Still need to figure out exactly what we're going with tile (shut up), choose some fixtures, and make a decision on the floors.

  • Will the downstairs bathroom be out of commission during construction? If so, for how long? What changes will need to be made to accommodate construction? (she already told me that they might have to shift the toilet to the diagonal, which is a little weird)

    Yes, diagonal toilet (I have a feeling this is going to be some awkward feng shui), but no significant downtime — the toilet will be ripped out and replaced while I'm at work.

  • The Toto Drake toilet is available for $227 and free shipping on — is this a good price?

    She's gonna ask the plumber.

  • Swanstone 42" X 42" shower receptor is $460 for the nice patterns at — can we get it cheaper?

    See above.

  • How much would it cost to run an extra showerhead?

    Negligible. The real question is going to be whether or not I'll have enough water pressure for two heads.

  • Will you be able to tell me when I need to initiate the various inspections?

    Contractor will be responsible for initiating and responding to inspections.

  • How long will it take to have custom cabinetry made?

    Six to eight weeks. The real issue is whether or not I want to spend $1000 on custom cabinetry. I'm thinking not.

  • Will I have to arrange for the drop box for the roof tear-off or will the roofers handle that?

    Hey! Roofers are good for something (besides scoring dope) after all!

  • And finally, when do we kick off demo and I get to start FUCKING SHIT UP?!

    June 1 bay-bee! Yeehaw! I'll be there with a smile on my face and a reciprocating saw clutched in my hot little hands.

I'll post answers, hopefully, this weekend or Monday.

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