All we wanted to dowas be able to use thissliding door and look out.
So it could havejust been a Juliet trim.
I hope Julietdoesn't weigh morethan 40 pounds.
( laughing )
He's just hoping that thesesmall carriage bolts
are going to holdthis whole thing to your house.
I mean,it's completely unsafe.
This whole thing shouldhave been cantilevered way backinto the house.
Skip: A cantilever is a beam that is supported
at only one endand carries a loadat the opposite end.
For every footthat the beam sticks outfrom the exterior wall,
it has to extend three feetback into the house.
So in this case,the two-foot balcony
needed to extend backsix feet back pastthe exterior wall.
Chris: This is original trim, this is from 1898.
And he just took his wiener and punched it rightthrough there.
- Damian: Take a look.- Oh, good gravy!
I don't even know whyI'm leaning on this thing.
- This is very dangerous.- You got your parachute on?
Grab hold of my belt.I'm gonna lean offof this thing.
- I got ya.- Yeah, he's got acarriage bolt here.
It's pulling away from the top. Surprise, surprise.
It doesn't look likethere's a bottom boltat all.
This thing istwo pigeons away fromhitting the driveway.
One pigeon, I think,it could hold...
two? Or a heavysetpigeon?
This thing'scomin' down.
Skip: So this guy's clearly breaking all the rules.
So, any contractor thatbolted up a half-ass
balcony like thisto someone's house
obviously had no regardfor their safety
and that's the mostimportant thing here.
- Whoa.- Yuck.
It's like a war zone out here.
- This is how he left you guys?- This is how he left it.
Damian: This is our backyard junkyard.
- Oh, my God.- It was supposedto be our oasis.
Damian: We paid him in full for this.
There was supposed to be a hot tub there.
He's supposed to dothe electrical for thehot tub.
What's with the sheets?
Damian: Our property backs out onto this building right here.
And he's like, "Oh, you could just tent it,
sheet it, put something--some fabric on it."
And we're gay, so we'relike, "Fabric... fabulous."
- ( both laughing )- And so--
Turns out they paidin full for the hot tub,
but thehot tub never showed up.That's called stealing, people.