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Old 2018-03-22, 11:06 AM
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they are leaving it to us whether to get the permit or not. I'm undecided.
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Old 2018-03-22, 11:22 AM
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You are not listening.

A permit for the work you are considering is not optional. What they are suggesting is you allow their company to do work without a permit to save $5000. That means they will save more than $5000. The permit isn't that expensive. Where are they saving $10,000? I'm not saying they will cut corners, but now they would certainly be more able to if they are so inclined.

These guys want to come in, throw up some studs, maybe a layer of 6 mil poly over the floor, probably basic electrical and plumbing, and walk away with no oversight and even an owner who doesn't understand the basics. They may be a good company, but the odds are not great, and this reads like the setup for a "how not to do it" TV show.

You have named a company who suggested the would do work without a permit, and now you've changed the name to something generic, which is probably smart, but you're asking a question about a fictional company now, lol.

Reputable contractors do not even suggest no permit for a basement reno. So just the fact that they floated it means I suggest you run. But I already suggested that over their approach to insulation, and that didn't interest you. I suggested foil-backed laminate as a insulator would work the same as a tinfoil coat (not at all), and that didn't sway you. So when I suggest that any contractor who is willing to risk working without a permit is something to run away from, I predict that won't change your mind.

You really want to work with these people. I assume they are very nice and have your trust. Maybe they are great guys who are trying to save you money and property taxes. I bet you'll hire them, and I hope I'm wrong.
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Old 2018-03-22, 05:22 PM
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also keep in mind that you have publicly posted that you may do this work without a permit, while your last name and municipality are clearly identifiable...
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Old 2018-03-26, 11:09 AM
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hey guys, I will be getting a permit.
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Old 2018-03-26, 01:45 PM
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hey guys, I will be getting a permit.
does that mean you're not moving to Vancouver?
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Old 2018-03-26, 04:27 PM
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what do you mean? why would I move to Vancouver if I already live there?
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Old 2018-03-26, 04:40 PM
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The company you asked about earlier was in Vaughan. Your profile said Vaughan until just now.

I don't think you're worth talking to.
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Old 2018-03-26, 08:28 PM
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The company you asked about earlier was in Vaughan. Your profile said Vaughan until just now.

I don't think you're worth talking to.
Yup and all his message history says the same thing. Apparently he thinks we are all gullible or stupid. Honestly I don't care what he does, I just don't think he should be looking for free advice if that's how he's going to treat people here.
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Old 2018-04-01, 09:10 PM
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come guys, I was kidding around.
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Old 2018-04-01, 10:57 PM
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I resent being trolled into giving advice to someone who is "kidding around". I resent you wasting our time.
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