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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenhawk View Post
    That is my experience with nearly every contractor of any stripe. If they're not a largish corporation, "Joe's Contractor" is just Joe and his cell phone. And chances are nearly 100% Joe is somewhere elbow deep in his job and too busy to answer the phone. That's probably a good thing, at least if you've already hired Joe. Not so fun if you're trying to hire Joe, but just leave a message and move to the next contact.
    Quote Originally Posted by officeguy View Post
    Good luck. All the good ones are busy themselves as as they don't sub out the work to just anyone who walks up.
    Yea I knew getting this project started was probably going to take some time but I figured I could at least get a call and set up some date/time to get a quote. Odds are I don't want the guy who's not busy to be working on my project anyway. I'll continue to call around and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glhs837 View Post
    Yep, still made. And yes, planning on a +20 year installed life. And with a mud set for fiberglass or acrylic, you do have a chance for that support not to be %100. Costly and Heavy as a bugger, but bulletproof over multiple lifetimes.

    Which sort of brings me to the reason the OP is doing this remodel. A pet peeve of mine is houses designed to show and sell, but not really to live in. Jacuzzi tubs look great, but are not super usable on a daily basis. Tons of lost floorspace to all the framing and you almost have to sit and crawl over into the darn thing. Living rooms where there is only one place to put a TV and that's six feet up over the fireplace. Or on a wall that's filled with windows to backlight it. Grand entryways that require a scaffold and a skyhook to dust.

    I have all three of those issues in my ~20 year old home. Two room bath with one entire room dedicated to Jacuzzi mountain (that never gets used), a livingroom with no room for TV except above mantle on fireplace, and an entryway so tall we haven't repainted since the house was built (and it has needed it for 10 years).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forkian View Post
    Recommend: You get at LEAST 4 estimates and do your own research

    Don't recommend: You pick someone just because an anonymous person on somd.com threw a name out there
    Quote Originally Posted by MR47930 View Post
    Thanks, if we had that to begin with I wouldn't be in this situation...
    Quote Originally Posted by Clem72 View Post
    Care to elaborate? I'm sure they are still made, but I can't say I have seen one for sale or installed in 20+ years. Iron is good for heat retention, so I get using them in a tub, but it's not going to buy you much in a shower pan except that the enamel will likely hold up better than acrylic or fiber glass.

    If you think you need one for the weight, you don't. Properly installed a fiberglass pan will support a 500lb person (but you do need to set them in mud for extra support).
    Quote Originally Posted by Clem72 View Post
    I have all three of those issues in my ~20 year old home. Two room bath with one entire room dedicated to Jacuzzi mountain (that never gets used), a livingroom with no room for TV except above mantle on fireplace, and an entryway so tall we haven't repainted since the house was built (and it has needed it for 10 years).

    Most commonly found in subdivisions and houses built by the big builders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glhs837 View Post
    Most commonly found in subdivisions and houses built by the big builders.
    I live in a small subdivision built by one of the big builders of SOMD...imagine that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR47930 View Post
    Thanks! I'll add these guys to my list.

    Completely endorse Tommy Vermillion as well. He did ours and did a fantastic job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR47930 View Post
    I live in a small subdivision built by one of the big builders of SOMD...imagine that!
    That mc-mansion style is near universal for homes built since the mid 90s. If you wanted anything different you had to go architect planned custom built.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfncbs1 View Post
    Completely endorse Tommy Vermillion as well. He did ours and did a fantastic job.
    Just shot him a text. He responded!

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