wyly Posted December 10, 2012 Report Share Posted December 10, 2012 (edited) So the alternative then would be no pictures allowed in the school since in order to have them hung we'd have to pay a contractor a large sum of money to do that simple task. the alternative would wait until there are a number of repairs/alterations to be done and have them done all at once, make sure there is a full days work to make it economical...when my clients call me for 5 minutes work and it takes 2 hours of my day they get billed for 2 hours not 5 minutes, if a contractor has 4 calls per 8hr day like that do expect them to bill out for only 20minutes for the entire day? they'll be bankrupt...BTW are you really saying that inorder to hang a picture you should tear the wall down first to make sure there are no wires behind there?there you go see you didn't understand, there are portable sensors to detect hidden electrical wires in walls, pipes as well...opening up the wall is what you'll be doing if you don't check first...I've had very intelligent people make really dumb errors, I'm not saying they're stupid just that we each have our own expertise, don't assume because you may be a genius and expert at your own work that you know everything about other peoples work...What if you used one of these things? http://www.artbyceda...hangingart5.jpg sure but it's no guarantee, wires should be 1.5" inches from the stud surface but shit happens sometimes they're not, and many people use too long a screw or nail hitting the wires, and drains can run right under the drywall 1/2" ...Shouldn't electricians run wires along studs so you don't effect the wiring by the simple task of hanging a picture?1.5" from stud surface-but if someone decides to use a 2-3" nail or screw then you have a problem Edited December 10, 2012 by wyly Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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