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Offline tlynn

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Who fixes the cutouts?
« on: April 17, 2009, 11:13:38 PM »
I have been looking through some of JP's photo series of cutouts (great photo sets by the way) and I an curious about something - the cutouts necessitate some structural modifications, like sawsalling through lathe and plaster walls or slicing through roof decking.  All in all a good bit of carpentry to clean up the whole mess.  Is the owner left to deal with the repairs?

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Re: Who fixes the cutouts?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2009, 11:25:25 PM »
when I do cut outs, I have been a framer for a few years and know what I am doing, I tell them I will do the lest amount of damage I can to get rid of the bee's,  when the bee's are gone so am I, I know a couple that do removals and also fix repairs but their bottom price is $600 , I do my removals priced like this on most jobs, $100 down and $50 a hour not to stop till im done except I will take a water break and the home owner is responsible for all repairs.
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Re: Who fixes the cutouts?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2009, 11:30:24 PM »
my agreement is that i'll do the cutting out, hive removal, clean up of hive mess, but the putting back together is the owners job.  of course, i do mine for free, so they don't mind.  i get gas money this year, but that's it.
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Re: Who fixes the cutouts?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2009, 11:37:03 PM »
I do some of my own repairs but have two friends who are real fix it types, one is a contractor, one is skilled with his hands and can fix just about anything.

Most customers want everything put back, painted, etc...very few will put back themselves.

I prefer putting it back so I can bee proof the area. If they put back the bee proofing is usually lacking and they get bees again in the same spot.


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Re: Who fixes the cutouts?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2009, 11:47:44 PM »
and i should add that with very few exceptions, mine are outbuildings.  i live in farm country and that's where most of them seem to end up.
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Re: Who fixes the cutouts?
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2009, 12:06:30 AM »
When the bees are gone, I am gone. No clean up, no repairs. If the repairman doesn't make it bee proof, it is his free return, not mine.
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Re: Who fixes the cutouts?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2009, 12:19:01 AM »
I need to read up on cutouts... how/when do you decide 'all the bees are gone'?  The reason I ask is that I think I found a wild hive in an abandoned well pump house on my land...

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Re: Who fixes the cutouts?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2009, 02:10:12 AM »
I don't do repairs, I may seal it up, but not finish quality.  Most of mine have been in old structures that are being torn down, or a contractor is waiting for the bees to be removed so they can do a job.  I haven't done a whole lot of them though.


 

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