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RSdream
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March 14, 2020 7:52 am  

Hello all I thank you in advance for any information you may be able to provide. We were doing renovations long distance and when I arrived on island in the first week of February I notice my brand new garage door did not close properly. The contractor said it needed a new rail system and ordered one at my expense and when it arrived he took a look at the situation. He told me the man he hired had done it all wrong and it would have to come down and start again with the new rail system. He also told me he would do this by yesterday because he was leaving island on the 14th to run a FEMA job in Houston. Needless to say he never showed and I am stuck. Any information on an installer would be greatly appreciated. I leave the island on the 29th so I am in a bit of a fix.

I also need someone who knows jalousie windows. The contractor replaced the hand cranks but not all the windows close properly.

 


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daveb722
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March 14, 2020 10:10 am  

Just curious who was the installer?  I heard that Mike Foltyn left island and screwed a bunch of people.  Some state he allegedly took 250k from colony cove for their roof and nothing was even started.  On Facebook, it seems he was liked by many, but if you looked at his profile, he jumped jobs on STX prior to being a contractor.  Anyways, you also need to post what island your on. 


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Exit Zero
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March 14, 2020 12:11 pm  

Figuring out the cranks on jalousie windows is not that hard. Give it a try.


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RSdream
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March 14, 2020 7:16 pm  

Thanks for the replies, I will give the windows a try maybe they just need to be lubed. Matt Miller who owned and ran Miller and Miller Property Solutions was my contractor and quite honestly I am not surprised that he left without a word. Very much his style.


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Scubadoo
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March 14, 2020 11:00 pm  

A lot of different styles on those jalousies.   I have older ones where the handles are attached with screws through a nut bar on the inside.  If the screws are too long they hit the actuator inside and prevent it from opening or closing all the way.


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RSdream
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March 15, 2020 7:48 am  

@Scubadoo

Thanks for that little gem, I'll be sure to check that out


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