"Big Dig," West Coast version: Giant tunneling machine stuck under downtown Seattle

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  1. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    The contractor wants an additional $190 million, on top of the $3.1 billion dollar project, to pay for "unforeseen problems." [​IMG]

    Got news for the contractor, from a fellow "contractor" (OK, so I build a half dozen homes a year -- I'm still a contractor! How else am I gonna pay for that doctorate? :laugh: )

    When I have a cost overrun because of breakdowns, stupidity, "unforeseen circumstances," that's on me. And I don't leave bulldozers under houses if they break down in the hole. Great googly-moogly!
     
  2. Aaron

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    Because you can go to Lowe's and Home Depot and find any thing you need to build a home mass produced for pennies.

    Jobs like this tunneling project could bankrupt small nations. You don't go to NAPA auto parts for find a part for Big Bertha. And, if can't be repaired insitu, It's got to be dismantled and removed. That's a multi-million dollar project right there.

    If I were the contractor, I'd want double what he wants for cost overruns, and the first born of every citizen.
     
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    Haven't built a house lately, I see.
     
  4. Aaron

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    Please........
     
  5. exscentric

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    It was stopped a couple months ago due to a huge rock it couldn't chew through - didn't hear what it was or if they blasted it.
     

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