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The Project-Budget Myth

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HeatingHelp
HeatingHelp Administrator Posts: 650
edited March 2019 in THE MAIN WALL
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The Project-Budget Myth

A project budget is sometimes a loose thing. It begins with great intentions but can get torqued out of the way when someone arbitrarily decides what something should cost.

Read the full story here


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  • Lance
    Lance Member Posts: 271
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    Dan, Your article is spot on, out of the park, way to go! I have a friend who replaced an aged ceiling fan in his kitchen. The new fan looked soooo great every day he sat there for meals. Suffice to say he now has a whole new custom kitchen, and later a new addition to his house. And he did not stop there. Totally wired for a smart home run by its on CPU, remote controls and switches.
    I truly enjoy your gift of writing. Please don't stop. Lance Bent
  • nibs
    nibs Member Posts: 512
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    Dan, your excellent story reminded my of this book.
    For those of you doing bigger jobs, there is an excellent book on change orders:
    By Richard Cavelti
    "Change orders and the damage they do".
  • mikeg2015
    mikeg2015 Member Posts: 1,194
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    We did our install major DIY project this summer, a bathroom. I did all the finish work, but brought in a plumber. Ended up going ahead “while he was there” and replaced all of the original 115 year old galvanized (or black, not sure) water piping and adding a recirculation loop like we had in our last house.

    Now that we’ve done one bathroom, a light kitchen remodel is calling our name.... and a master suite.

    Meanwhile the 1983 steam boiler is an oversized ticking time bomb.
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
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    lol...there is no one that writes like you do Dan! I love the way you tell a story..
    gwgillplumbingandheating.com
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,331
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    Hi, I would live to hear TLM's perspective on all this. Guess I'm going to Wetstock! B)

    Yours, Larry
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
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    Thanks, guys. You just have to watch. It’s all there. Talk on paper.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,572
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    This is fantastic! Now I know how much to budget for my Kitchen and Bath projects :D
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,578
    edited March 2019
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    Dan, your excellent story reminded my of this book.
    For those of you doing bigger jobs, there is an excellent book on change orders:
    By Richard Cavelti
    "Change orders and the damage they do".

    When I went sailing in the BVI in the Caribbean, we moored next to another magnificent 50 foot motor yacht. There was a small crew on board, all decked out in proper uniforms.
    The name of the boat was
    “Change Order”!—NBC

    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
    edited March 2019
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    This it?




    Retired and loving it.
    GWErin Holohan Haskell
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,700
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    I’m not sure if that’s funny or not but it does make me chuckle. Big mechanical shop owner or some big operator owns this stuff for sure.
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    gary@wilsonph.com
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,700
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    Great job, I hear that all the time, “that’s more than I was expecting”

    Just like personalities are different, my reply to their concern differs from time to time
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    gary@wilsonph.com