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Old 09-08-2020, 01:02 PM   #1
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Default Sticker shock

I do most of my own repairs and remodeling but when the weather warms up and the boat goes in the water I usually take a break from my projects. I'm getting ready to start working on the house again and went to buy some buiding supplies today. It seems like everything has gone up 20% to 30% from spring.🥺 If you are looking to build or remodel be prepared for sticker shock!

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Old 09-08-2020, 01:28 PM   #2
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There is a whole section about COVID on this forum.

Parts of the country just don't have the workers. There are shortages of many things as some factories are closed or with limited number of employees.

Neighbor if mine last month attempted to purchase an upright freezer. None available back then. Not at stores and not online.
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Lowes seem to have whatever you need, if you are willing to put up with crappy service.
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There is a whole section about COVID on this forum.

Parts of the country just don't have the workers. There are shortages of many things as some factories are closed or with limited number of employees.

Neighbor if mine last month attempted to purchase an upright freezer. None available back then. Not at stores and not online.
I was told the same about upright freezers by Lowe’s and Barons but I got one from Home Depot. It took 2 weeks.


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some articles about PT wood 30-80% increases. Google. I have put off some work because of it until April
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some articles about PT wood 30-80% increases. Google. I have put off some work because of it until April

If you can even find any......
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that is the other part lol
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I bought 6 gallons of Olympic stain last fall at $42 a gallon but there was a mail in rebate at $10 per gallon. So it was a good deal. I bought 2 more this past spring at $48 a gallon. I had 1/2 of one side left to stain so I just bought another gallon at $56.��

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Old 09-08-2020, 06:29 PM   #9
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It's definitely a serious shortage out there with certain things such as Printers, Printer Ink, Refrigerators, Lumber, among many others.

I tried to get some environmentally friendly anti freeze (like I do each year) in preparation for my camp closing, and had difficulty in actually finding it. Just a short warning out there for others who may also need it for their place, i.e. get out and find it asap!
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Old 09-08-2020, 07:13 PM   #10
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Recently (2 weeks ago) found some 10’ PT decking to affect some repairs at Home Depot in Tilton, NH on a Thursday. About 30 boards left on a pallet that I needed 6 of. The supplies, when they’re in, go fast and are very green.
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Old 09-08-2020, 07:51 PM   #11
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I reached out to the Meredith DPW director about replacing broken/missing uprights at the dock at Shep Browns several weeks back. He told me it was difficult to get the wood and the news about shortages was just coming out then. It's fixed now with high quality wood. Not the junk you get at Home Depot.
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It's definitely a serious shortage out there with certain things such as Printers, Printer Ink, Refrigerators, Lumber, among many others.

I tried to get some environmentally friendly anti freeze (like I do each year) in preparation for my camp closing, and had difficulty in actually finding it. Just a short warning out there for others who may also need it for their place, i.e. get out and find it asap!
Why anti freeze? Production interruptions or does it have some Covid fighting benefit?
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I'm having a heck of a time finding 5/4 x 6" x 16' cedar decking for my dock right now and the LV lighting that I just ordered for it quoted a lead time of "2-7 weeks, but no more than 10"...so I've got my fingers crossed to see that before the end of the year.
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The difficulty with staffing has caused a shortage of materials and that, coupled with some extra "I have to stay at home so I might as well do some home improvements" demand, is going to increase prices.

Adding to the price pressure is the cost of changing facilities to meet covid standards.

Hang on folks, it's about to get interesting!
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I'm having a heck of a time finding 5/4 x 6" x 16' cedar decking for my dock right now and the LV lighting that I just ordered for it quoted a lead time of "2-7 weeks, but no more than 10"...so I've got my fingers crossed to see that before the end of the year.
Do you need 16'? Can you use 14'?
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It's definitely a serious shortage out there with certain things such as Printers, Printer Ink, Refrigerators, Lumber, among many others.

I tried to get some environmentally friendly anti freeze (like I do each year) in preparation for my camp closing, and had difficulty in actually finding it. Just a short warning out there for others who may also need it for their place, i.e. get out and find it asap!

Hmmm...I just bought 6 gallons through Amazon Prime and had no issue as I received it today.

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Do you need 16'? Can you use 14'?
14' would work for 95% of it I'm certain!
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14' would work for 95% of it I'm certain!
Check Winnipesaukee Lumber this week. Be prepared for sticker shock though. UP 50% since the last order. Still it will be gone fast. Amazing.
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Check Winnipesaukee Lumber this week. Be prepared for sticker shock though. UP 50% since the last order. Still it will be gone fast. Amazing.
I actually spoke with them yesterday. They couldn’t tell me how many 14 footers they had, just that there may be some. I’m going to take a spin out that way tomorrow and see what I can get my hands on!
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Last fall I was weed wacking and threw a stone at one of my Anderson windows. It was just a little star but I looked up the cost of a new sash and it was $300.
At that price I figured I would live with it unless it got bigger.
Well it just got bigger and went across the whole window pane. That sash is now over $400 but now I can't live with it.
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That is called inflation, call it like it is.
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That is called inflation, call it like it is.
25% is not normal inflation. If everything goes up at that rate, with all the people out of work, we will be in a recession real soon.
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25% is not normal inflation. If everything goes up at that rate, with all the people out of work, we will be in a recession real soon.
You said it. Bingo.
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