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Bungalow Love / Re: Another question -need replacement side door for garage
« Last post by jfrickind on October 18, 2014, 01:24:55 PM »
It's just east of Target.  If you take that little side road to get to 25th (right before the overpass), it's right there.
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Bungalow Love / Re: Another question -need replacement side door for garage
« Last post by catspajamas on October 18, 2014, 10:57:35 AM »
"Builder Supply Outlet on Cermak in Broadview has scads of doors every size and quality."

Dukesdad, where is this place? I don't remember seeing anything like this on Cermak.
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Bungalow Love / Re: Handy Man/Painter Needed
« Last post by catspajamas on October 18, 2014, 10:55:23 AM »
I have a handyman who I have been using for the past year or more to do all kinds of odd jobs around my house. He is working in my basement, stopping seepage and cleaning the crumbling brick and waterproofing it right now. He is also scraping all the peeling paint from my limestone caps and around my windows outside and putting on new storm windows for the basement. He is very trustworthy but has trouble with carpel tunnel syndrome and can only work about 4 hours in a day before he has to quit due to his hands. I am a perfectionist. He does a good job, acceptable though some times I ask him to do some tiny additional work to make it perfect. He is living hand to mouth and would appreciate any work you want to try him out on. He was a long time Berwynite but got displaced and is staying in Westchester right now. He also does clean-outs and hauling, especially if the stuff can be recycled. His name is Mike Porss and his cell phone # is 773-996-1659. Because he is low income, he doesn't listen to his messages because it uses up his cell phone minutes. So if he doesn't call you back within the day, call him again. Tell him Susan referred you. He does have references and a book of photos of the jobs he has done, documented along the way.

He is also looking for a job as a live in maintenance man for an apartment complex or group of apartment buildings in exchange for rent. So if anyone knows of a situation like that for him, please give him a call. Thanks.
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Bungalow Love / Re: Windows
« Last post by Sandy on October 16, 2014, 09:06:51 PM »
I'm looking for someone to repair my original wood windows. Do NOT suggest Just Sashes. While they did good work on the upstairs flat, it took forever. I had to remind him that the job needed to be done before my granddaughter's birthday party - several weeks after he took them out! He was supposed to get back to me with dates to do downstairs and never did.At this point, I really don't want to work with him.
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Events Calendar / Re: Flood Meeting
« Last post by MRS. NORTHSIDER on October 16, 2014, 05:54:02 PM »
Obviously a moot point at this time but I'm wondering why the City of Berwyn didn't include at least parts of the sewer system when they had the streets around the Depot District torn down to bricks when they did the major infrastructure project 10 to 15 years ago.  A major tax increase for taxpayers which was obviously (now) just a facelift in terms of what they called infrastructure then.
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Bungalow Love / Windows
« Last post by Suzy Q on October 15, 2014, 09:21:47 PM »
We need to replace our windows with more efficient ones.  Any suggestions for reasonably priced window companies?
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Events Calendar / Re: Flood Meeting
« Last post by exPROPer on October 15, 2014, 06:14:07 AM »
I have to work tonight, but would otherwise be there.

Please give an update on the meeting and next steps.  Thanks!
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Real Estate Room / Re: City Inspectors
« Last post by jfrickind on October 14, 2014, 05:49:32 PM »
That's what we ended up doing with some tuckpointing work.  The particular contractor just had to file and fill out paperwork and then they were "on the list". 
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Real Estate Room / Re: City Inspectors
« Last post by ~LL~ on October 14, 2014, 08:21:05 AM »
...  I am now dealing with the Berwyn contractor list.  Yes there are many to choose from but not one of the ones I wanted.  I need someone to cut out a cabinet for a dishwasher and want to get new formica countertops.  Any ideas there on who would be good and reasonable?

Did not realize that Berwyn gave out a "list".  Seems to me there could be liability issues if so...or was the list simply of those contractors who have registered with the City of Berwyn and have provided proof of current bond, liability/insurance and proof of workers comp insurance, etc -- as many communities require?  Perhaps a contractor that you do like can contact the City and find out the process/cost of registering with Berwyn.
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Real Estate Room / Re: City Inspectors
« Last post by yazmonium on October 14, 2014, 01:19:29 AM »
So the inspection has been completed and we passed!  The city refunded our deposit in about 3 weeks from the time when the inspector came.  I was worried at first, but the inspector was quite reasonable and saw the effort we made to fix everything.
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