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by Phx Matt
Mon May 15, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Copper Gutters
Replies: 27
Views: 2896

As an aside, due to the high price of copper, copper gutters and downspouts have been on the list of items that thieves are stealing in my greater neighborhood. I couldn 't believe it when I read it in the paper, but it's true. Meth-heads will sneak into vacant houses and cut out the copper piping ...
by Phx Matt
Mon May 15, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Copper Gutters
Replies: 27
Views: 2896

Thanks, but even at that rate, this quote seems high. Or maybe that's just what it is. I guess I'll know more once the two others come in. These folks warned me that they would be the highest as they do excellent work, etc... and that's great, but goodness :shock: al You also have to factor in that...
by Phx Matt
Mon May 15, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Copper Gutters
Replies: 27
Views: 2896

I believe the PO once removed put the current seamless gutters on for about $1200 10 years ago. Even at $10 a foot, that comes out to only about 120 feet, so I dunno. At $16 a foot, that's less than 100 feet. So the math isn't adding up. yikes Al Copper just as material is 3 times the price of Alum...
by Phx Matt
Mon May 15, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Copper Gutters
Replies: 27
Views: 2896

BobG, Yes, I do box gutters. The problem with travel is trying to drag a 10' , couple thousand pound floor sheet metal brake to the job site. And then driving back to Ohio to get the tools I forgot. :D. We had a machine which formed the aluminum or copper over a mandrel to shape it. No brake needed...
by Phx Matt
Wed May 10, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Copper Gutters
Replies: 27
Views: 2896

Used to be the family business. First Grandfather and then Dad. I even worked it before I was old enough to legally get a W2 ;) Alas, we sold it, and that was well over a decade back, so I have no idea of current prices. I do know that copper just as a material has gone sky high over the past couple...
by Phx Matt
Fri May 05, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Settle a difference of opinion...
Replies: 13
Views: 1659

Rob wrote:In both places the square footage is usually taken from the exterior measurements.
That is how the local Assessor's office does it.
by Phx Matt
Thu May 04, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Anyone trying to SELL their house
Replies: 11
Views: 4018

I was working until midnight the night before the day of my open house.
by Phx Matt
Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Did you pay less?
Replies: 64
Views: 16312

johnb. wrote: I'm amazed at the housing prices! I can't imagine being able to afford those. But, I'm sure the payscale in those areas is more. I guess all things are relative..
The payscale never relates to the COL directly. COL will always outpace pay in those areas.
by Phx Matt
Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Does anyone mess with old cars...
Replies: 21
Views: 6226

Used to. Gave it up for the most part. Still have the tools that I accumulated doing it. Nowdays, if I wanted an old car, I'd get an old car, and slap a modern drivetrain in it. I'm no purist by any means.
by Phx Matt
Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Can I Put Tile on Drywall Ceiling?
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

Replace the drywall with concrete board glued and screwed to the studs (and add bracing if need be), and then go from there.