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Old 01-03-2011, 02:30 AM   #11
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I think my gf just had to sign a no kids waiver and pay a disposal fee on the old doors.

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Old 01-03-2011, 02:41 AM   #12
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There's new laws, I thought they were only in michigan, but they are evidently federal, about lead paint.
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Federal oversight of home improvements . . . .

Sorry . . . I'll be over here sharpening my pitch fork
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:02 AM   #13
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What the hell does lead paint have to do with carpet ??

Do you also have to have a Radon test?? Maybe check the ground water?? Sperm test ?? those little things can wreck havoc....

Not to rant but this is big government BS at its best. Yes lead is unhealthy, mainly for children. If you have them you should probably have it cleaned up for said children but do we really need laws forcing the carpet installers to rat you out to big brother?

/rant off.

Use the gift cards and buy the carpet and hire an installer with half a brain.

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Old 01-03-2011, 04:28 AM   #14
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If you're getting the place repainted, I can understand needing the testing, if only for the health of the contractor who will be coming in contact with lead. May not be much on one job site, but over years the exposure could add up.

Unless the contractor is pulling down stuff with lead paint on it, I don't get this. Carpet guy's lead certification training should consist of, "Don't lick the walls dumb@ss."

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Not to rant but this is big government BS at its best. Yes lead is unhealthy, mainly for children. If you have them you should probably have it cleaned up for said children but do we really need laws forcing the carpet installers to rat you out to big brother?

/rant off.
Better yet, dont let the kid eat it and all is well . . .
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:59 AM   #16
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BUT at the other end some good friends of mine, who live in a really old house that has been in their family forever just had porch repairs done, and of course the contractor had to test, and since it was the exterior of the house, he ended up afterwords getting a notice for the city that he had to scrape and re-paint the entire house outside.
This is what I'm afraid will happen to me.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:25 PM   #17
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My SIL in VA wanted new windows (aluminum, not original & not painted) recently & she spoke to a contractor who took a sample took a paint sample off the inside sill, which was not being replaced. Contractor said he found lead and there would be a $200 fee per window. SIL talked to another contractor who said windows were aluminum & there was no lead paint on the window so there was no fee. She hired the second guy.

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So I guess there are no general contractors on here how have wisdom to share.

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Old 01-03-2011, 05:06 PM   #19
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Install the carpet yourself. I live in a very old farm house (1910) and will never pull permits for anything. Yes, I know it is a bad idea for selling the house. No I don't care. I couldn't affoard any home improvements if I had to pull permits. The whole house is completely out of code and a "safety hazard". Bah Humbug I say. My whole porch is painted with old as the hills lead paint. Guess who cares? .....

Just do the work yourself. Buy the proper tools, read about it, and put down the carpet. It isn't very hard. Save some cash, and feel good about doing it without risk of insurance premiums...

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Looks like installing the carpet myself is the way to go.

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