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Holmes Inspection - Supposedly New, but Not

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May 21, 2013, 12:02 PM
jodmcc1
Holmes Inspection - Supposedly New, but Not
Advertisements about new season of Holmes Inspection on DIY got me interested, since I've already seen most of the episodes at least more than one time. Twice so far the new episode has been an episode from 3 years ago! This is not new unless you have never seen the show! The last show recorded on 5/14 also said new and originally aired in 2010. Are any of the shows actually going to be new?
May 22, 2013, 11:34 AM
Sparky617
You can check out his website. I believe the only new shows are Holmes Makes It Right airing in Canada on the W network. I suspect they'll make it to either HGTV or DIY in the near future.

http://makeitright.ca/holmesma...right/episodes-guide


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May 26, 2013, 03:49 PM
CommonwealthSparky
So the man that claims integrity is paramount seems to be a sellout. Unless he no longer has control of his shows content, which would seem odd. Maybe its that Canadian dollar thing. Big Grin


Popeye only reached for the Spinach can as a last resort...
May 26, 2013, 07:21 PM
Jaybee
TV show hosts have very little if any input as to anything about the shows. All the decisions - choosing homeowners, choosing projects, highlighting certain areas for TV, are made by a preproduction crew.


Jaybee
May 27, 2013, 08:32 AM
swschrad
these days the Loonie is periodically worth more than our buck.

the deal with Mike Holmes is, he has the capacity to shine a light on rampant issues that leave bad homes and devastated owners behind. as he gets results in one area, he shifts the lens' glare to another series of shortcuts or dummy moves that are too prevalent. curiously enough, that ends up being another production and gets another show name.

along the way, some of his projects start out well and peter out. the magazine tanked due to a publisher that couldn't get it done, and some folks are torqued about that. for what amounts to two lattes worth of loss or so. the home inspection industry isn't pleased with him because he opens things up where their guidelines say don't.

that's life in the spotlight. you expect everybody to be perfect in all aspects? bah.

Holmes is a carpenter. judge that work. the TV work is mostly making a case for better jurisdiction, homeowner protection, and professionalism. judge that by whether the cops get tougher and the trades get better.

way too much backbiting and hate going around. geez, it's a TV show. see those buttons that are arrow-up and arrow-down? they can get rid of something that bothers you. click and chill.

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May 29, 2013, 09:46 AM
CommonwealthSparky
One of the biggest problems is how much do you correct in any given project. Mikes shows do touch on that all the time. But he has the ability to make all the corrections necessary. Most of the real world is not able to do that. Time after time you leave a job wondering if you have fixed all the issues. But how many of us can stay on the job for days working for free to make all the corrections needed.


Popeye only reached for the Spinach can as a last resort...
Jun 15, 2013, 05:00 PM
Frodo
2 things that have always bothered me. 1st is the money game. you all have been there. bank wants its interest money. squeezes the builder, he inturn hurries the subs. who hurry there guys. its all about get it or git!. hurry up or leave. no body has the nurts, to tell the builder to chill. and you will get a better product. workers put there head down and get it done. they know its not being done correctly. workmenship out the door . but as was said earlier. i cant afford to stay here and work free. true statement
2nd thing is undocumented workers.
i personally quit a job because i didnt like what was going on. the owner hired 1 licensed plumber...me... he had 4 crews of.....workers...
undocumented workers. being paid below plumbers wages. i would go from job to job meeting the inspecter. getting things passed. i was just a license. 4 plumbing crews out of work. thats 8 americans. just 1 company multiply that times..thousands of companies. unemployment figures...
third thing...and thats the tv carpenter, mike trying to do plumbing work, stick to banging boards and leave the turd herding to a turd herder....i saw him on a show, penalise a carpenter for caulking around the base of a toilet...said it was not done..NOT... its code nimrod its a health and safety rule. people pee pee on the floor, germs crawl under the toilet and bred, party, whatever a germ does, they do it. not safe..harmfull to the public. so the code says ALL fixtures SHALL be SEALed to the wall or floor. shall means do it or get a red tag

i know i said only 2 things and i wrote three
i got on a roll and could not stop...

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Jun 16, 2013, 07:51 PM
CommonwealthSparky
I thought that to with some of his descriptions of the electrical code as well. Some things just did not add up. When he explains more complex aspects of circuitry I'm lost. And I do know the Canadian code is slightly different than the NEC, but maybe 1% or less of the time. But it is TV and he is trying to get his point across. Big Grin


Popeye only reached for the Spinach can as a last resort...
Jul 10, 2013, 06:40 PM
CommonwealthSparky
I see Mike H is a carnival barker for Allstate homeowners insurance these days. Not that their is anything wrong with that..


Popeye only reached for the Spinach can as a last resort...
Jul 10, 2013, 06:57 PM
GardenSprite
quote:
Originally posted by CommonwealthSparky:
I see Mike H is a carnival barker for Allstate homeowners insurance these days. Not that their is anything wrong with that..


Decades ago when I worked for insurance defense firms (before gravitating toward the corporate side of law), I had the opportunity to learn from the inside which auto carriers were ones to avoid, and which ones sometimes "stiffed" their policy holders. I also read in the last few years that one of those bad guys had been engaging in some inappropriate actions with its homeowners.

So guess which company wasn't on the good carrier list? No wonder they're using Holmes, as if he knows anything about insurance that makes him an expert.

Sorry for any offense to the Holmes lovers here, but I always thought he was a bit bombastic.

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Jul 11, 2013, 01:50 PM
CommonwealthSparky
I think it is tacky on his part. Free enterprise is one thing, and I could see Mike selling trucks or lumber, but I can not get my head around insurance sales. Mainly because I have seen to many snakes in the home owners insurance business. As in agents disbursement practices. But following close behind are public adjusters. Like the sheep dog and wolf in the Warner Bros cartoons of yesteryear.


Popeye only reached for the Spinach can as a last resort...
Jul 11, 2013, 07:37 PM
Jaybee
Endorsements are based solely on a recognized face - doesn't really matter if it's stuff in your field of expertise or not. Even the 'experts' are just endorsing the product, doesn't mean that they really use it. (Or at least, used it before becoming the product spokesperson)

If Allstate is willing to pay Mike H. a few hundred thousand dollars to put his fact to a legitimate product, he would be a fool not to do it.


Jaybee
Jul 12, 2013, 10:42 AM
swschrad
the entire series "disaster house" was a front for Allstate. not illegal or fattening, but they should have bumpered it more prominently, like "wild kingdom" was properly bumpered and identified as a Mutual of Omaha property.


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Jul 12, 2013, 06:40 PM
CommonwealthSparky
quote:
Originally posted by Jaybee:
Endorsements are based solely on a recognized face - doesn't really matter if it's stuff in your field of expertise or not. Even the 'experts' are just endorsing the product, doesn't mean that they really use it. (Or at least, used it before becoming the product spokesperson)

If Allstate is willing to pay Mike H. a few hundred thousand dollars to put his fact to a legitimate product, he would be a fool not to do it.

Heck, I never begrudge a man making a buck. Big Grin
Saw Mike today shilling for Fitrete filers and they are a product I see in use all the time. Just don't like to see GCs & insurance companies in bed together.


Popeye only reached for the Spinach can as a last resort...
Jul 12, 2013, 10:34 PM
Jaybee
Totally understand that. I find that when I say the words "insurance company" that the phrase "spawn of the devil" is not too far behind.

As a GC, our largest expense is material costs, followed by payroll. Not too far behind those are insurance costs.


Jaybee
Jul 13, 2013, 07:48 AM
CommonwealthSparky
When you tally up all the WC costs, UC costs, liability, vehicle ins cost, etc, you feel robbed. Second generation extortion.
At least Jesse James wore a mask.


Popeye only reached for the Spinach can as a last resort...
Aug 08, 2013, 09:11 AM
CommonwealthSparky
Noticed DIY promoting a new show with Mike as the host. May have to give it a watch.


Popeye only reached for the Spinach can as a last resort...
Aug 08, 2013, 09:46 AM
GardenSprite
Do you remember what the name of the show is? Is it another oversight of botched projects?

Perhaps becoming an Allstate spokesman was a good career move for Holmes. Wink
Aug 08, 2013, 04:19 PM
CommonwealthSparky
Holmes makes it Right.
Which was in an earlier post that I just caught.


Popeye only reached for the Spinach can as a last resort...