Moving forward with lead.
By The Paul
This weekend I worked a local home show, it got slow from time to time so I went around and talked to some of the other exhibitors about the April 22 deadline for the EPA lead rule.
A window installer I talked to never heard of it, but his company owner came over and said they were ready, so I asked how his cost would be impacted when they did the extra work to comply. “Not at all” he said, “all we need to do is put a 6′ piece of plastic on the floor”? I mentioned it was a bit more than that and he argued I was making it more work than was required.
In essence, after about a dozen conversations I had listened to a dozen different understandings of the rule. No one was yet certified and most of them never sent in the paperwork to the EPA, thinking the class was enough.
I’m tired of the whole subject, there is little satisfaction to be gained from more conversations, I say, “Just bring it on”.
See you all in April.