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Contractor charging me for extra day due to Home Depot faulty product

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[OP]
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Sep 29, 2012
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Contractor charging me for extra day due to Home Depot faulty product

Hello
If someone can help me out
I hire contractor for 2 days of work for my fence.
His charging me $450 a day
1st day we removed fence and put the post.
Today pre made fence came from Home Depot it was delivered. Upon delivery fence were damaged and now contractor is charging me for extra day of work if I want to get it done.

What can I do ?
Would Home Depot help me with any type of charges ? Contractor can do something but he has pending job that needs to be done.
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Sep 6, 2017
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It looks like the contractor is only supplying the labor and you sourcing the materials. So if you bought the wrong material, or is defective, was not delivered on time, or was out of stock you are out of luck. If the contractor was supplying both labor and material anything that happens to the materials is his problem. Too bad you are going to suck this one up.
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Mar 13, 2004
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Not his fault, he is charging you because he still had to come to your house and be on site he could of been somewhere else working but instead he was at your place. Home depot likely wont help you. Next time try to have all materials on site and ready to go so you dont run into issues.
sndeal wrote: Hello
If someone can help me out
I hire contractor for 2 days of work for my fence.
His charging me $450 a day
1st day we removed fence and put the post.
Today pre made fence came from Home Depot it was delivered. Upon delivery fence were damaged and now contractor is charging me for extra day of work if I want to get it done.

What can I do ?
Would Home Depot help me with any type of charges ? Contractor can do something but he has pending job that needs to be done.
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Dec 18, 2017
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Contractor is totally right here, assuming you hired him for labour only. If you hired him to build you a fence, and he chose to order from Home Depot and there was an error, then it's on him. Not much chance Home Depot is going to do anything about labour you hired.
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May 23, 2009
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Who ordered the fence from Home Depot? You or the contractor?

If the contractor ordered it then he should eat the cost, If you ordered it then you gotta pay for the extra day of work.
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In a perfect world you should have had the materials delivered before the contractor started so you could inspect them, and then do any sort of return that you needed to. Otherwise if you asked a contractor to book a day out of their schedule for you and that day comes, material arrives, and you change your mind (the material is damaged) you should pay them for their time.
[OP]
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Sep 29, 2012
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Toronto
I totally understand it’s not his fault. I get it it’s the time for them to make money
I will be eating the cost as there is no other resolution.
Lesson learned material first and lab out after.

I was just hoping if Home Depot good something from their part by doing something .. obviously they can replace the fence which is what they will do.

Is it a fair price $459 a day for the labour ?
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sndeal wrote: I totally understand it’s not his fault. I get it it’s the time for them to make money
I will be eating the cost as there is no other resolution.
Lesson learned material first and lab out after.

I was just hoping if Home Depot good something from their part by doing something .. obviously they can replace the fence which is what they will do.

Is it a fair price $459 a day for the labour ?
If that's his price, fair or not is irrelevant. Some bloke off kijiji could charge you $150 a day or a skilled tradesman for many times more. If you had already found that price acceptable, why question it now?
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Jan 25, 2007
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sndeal wrote: Is it a fair price $459 a day for the labour ?
No. Its way too cheap.
sndeal wrote: I was just hoping if Home Depot good something from their part by doing something .. obviously they can replace the fence which is what they will do.
Home Depot, like the contractor, would have done something if you hired them to build the fence. They arent going to eat anything here. What if it didnt show at all?
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sndeal wrote: I totally understand it’s not his fault. I get it it’s the time for them to make money
I will be eating the cost as there is no other resolution.
Lesson learned material first and lab out after.

I was just hoping if Home Depot good something from their part by doing something .. obviously they can replace the fence which is what they will do.

Is it a fair price $459 a day for the labour ?
Do it yourself would have been just your time and how much you value it.
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cristianosham wrote: Do it yourself would have been just your time and how much you value it.
Not everyone has the skillset nor the tools to build a fence.
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Apr 25, 2018
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you supplied a defected product for the contractor... why would he eat the cost?
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MrFrugal1 wrote: Not everyone has the skillset nor the tools to build a fence.
OP was asking if 459 a day was fair price? So now its gonna cost 3 x 459 compared to his time, experience and tools. To gauge if it was worth it or not?
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Sep 28, 2012
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Contractor always claims they are 100% capacity, which is not true. Do it by yourself if you can, otherwise get a fix price regardless.
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kwu0914 wrote: Contractor always claims they are 100% capacity, which is not true. Do it by yourself if you can, otherwise get a fix price regardless.
Anyone worth hiring is scheduled out at least a few weeks, otherwise they aren’t making money and won’t be doing it much longer.
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Sign a contract and go by the terms...

Honestly this is the first time I heard people paying fence contractors per day vs the whole job... what would happen if it rained?
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oceans_end wrote: Sign a contract and go by the terms...

Honestly this is the first time I heard people paying fence contractors per day vs the whole job... what would happen if it rained?
Sounds like a Kijiji thing. Never heard of a fence contractor who works with the homeowner.
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Oct 23, 2014
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If you don’t know what you are doing , hire a pro. All the DIY fences put up in my neighborhood all look like crap after a few years. Crooked , warped, leaning..etc.
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oceans_end wrote: Sign a contract and go by the terms...

Honestly this is the first time I heard people paying fence contractors per day vs the whole job... what would happen if it rained?
Contractor likely said I'll be here 2 days and cost is 900-client must have materials in place when we begin July 22.....when contractor had to remain a third day he has to charge for that, he can be on the next job earning.
Rain costs the deck/fence contractor....unless you hire him as a daily labourer.
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Similar thing if you bought brake parts for your car and bring it to an indy to do. The indy removes all the rotors and brakes and when he installs the parts your bought. They are incorrect and the indy needs to put back your old parts and you come back when you get the right parts. Still you have to pay him for his time because you got the wrong parts.

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