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Old 09-10-2014, 03:02 PM   #41
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Go ahead and start a new thread in the business section or in the appropriate trade section (but not both, we really don't like multiple postings on the same subject). As long as you don't ask for going rates or other numbers, you should get some decent answers.
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:09 PM   #42
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I think this thread makes a good point.I've not been here along time but have received some very good info when I needed it and try to contribute when I can.
I'm a remodeling contractor so deal in a lot of different areas and have been doing so for 40 years.When I see a thread about plumbing,electrical,concrete or painint,although I work in those fields while remodeling .I don't answer them usually.I defer to the members who do this every day.
This is,IMHO one of the things that sets us apart from the DIY forums where you never know who is answering the question and what experience they have in this field.If any.
Glad to be a part of this forum and hope it remains to be the place it was intended to be. Thank you all.
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:40 PM   #43
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I think this thread makes a good point.I've not been here along time but have received some very good info when I needed it and try to contribute when I can.
I'm a remodeling contractor so deal in a lot of different areas and have been doing so for 40 years.When I see a thread about plumbing,electrical,concrete or painint,although I work in those fields while remodeling .I don't answer them usually.I defer to the members who do this every day.
This is,IMHO one of the things that sets us apart from the DIY forums where you never know who is answering the question and what experience they have in this field.If any.
Glad to be a part of this forum and hope it remains to be the place it was intended to be. Thank you all.
Some good points there mako1 Now get back over to the DIY forums where you belong
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I posted my question b4 reading this post...good point btw. Can you recommend a good DIY site that has great contractor advice instead of the advise of ammatures? I want to learn from the pros, experiment while updating my own house, and eventually provide my own side buisness once I'm more experienced.
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I posted my question b4 reading this post...good point btw. Can you recommend a good DIY site that has great contractor advice instead of the advise of ammatures? I want to learn from the pros, experiment while updating my own house, and eventually provide my own side buisness once I'm more experienced.
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When I first came to this site, I to got blasted for something, don't even remember what it was. That being said...if you've been in this business for any length of time, you have to know there are plenty of old timers that think the sun rises and sets on there arrogant a$$e$. There is plenty of good information here, and I think plenty of good people. Just like in life.
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I posted my question b4 reading this post...good point btw. Can you recommend a good DIY site that has great contractor advice instead of the advise of ammatures? I want to learn from the pros, experiment while updating my own house, and eventually provide my own side buisness once I'm more experienced.
After glancing through just a few threads (I just joined) I can safely say there are plenty pros in here.
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I just wanted to say, I really liked the post.

I know the information that HOs and DIYs are looking for is out there: span tables, load tables. Finding the information on right way to do practically anything is readily available. I'm sure this site is just one stop in the person's pursuit of that knowledge. I'm sure a lot find their way over to the DIY site. Plus, most get their questions answered here or get some great advice.

This site has helped me in so many ways and always makes me laugh. It's nice knowing, big or small, sole proprietor or large corporation, we share a lot of the same problems.
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Thanks for the explanation... will keep it in mind for future questions.
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There are always those questions people say are stupid however when I was growing up I was always taught that there are no stupid questions. I think there are no stupid question only questions that do not belong.

If they are asking those type of questions on here then I agree they should stay away from the project and call a Remodeling Contractor on this site.

I think though if a customer asked me one of those questions that would not be stupid.


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dont care for the post.
If people ask a question you dont want to respond to- heres an idea- dont respond. too many kids fail in high school because they are too embarrassed to ask questions for fear of humiliation.
whether you choose to hate the haters or love the haters (or hate the lovers) is your own choice I'd say...there's enough regulation in this business anyway.
While I can definitely see both sides, I'm more in agreement with fee. I've been in, and around construction all my life 50yrs ; I grew up in it. Now I do alot of remodeling and there's a lot of simple questions I don't know the answer to. Often I'll try to find the answer elsewhere before coming here. NO I'm an electrician, plumber, hvac guy, but I want to know the proper way it should be done (even if I sub it out) I've been taken to many times, or had to fix the "trades" work. The biggest problem I have is flippers doing dangerous, shotty work and they don't care. It's all about the money. So if it one of them asking a question, yeah give em hell.
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Great post thank you for outlining the informal policies of the group.
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Even tho I dont believe in "going rates" because it is a stupid way to estimate and bid a job. I know that some out there dont know how to appropriately do an estimate its the only they can figure it out. But they shouldn't come here for pricing information or the how do's its. If you honestly cant figure out the going rate or how to make money. Go to your lumber supplier, there is someone there that will talk to you, old farts never shut up and they love teaching you there wisdom. Also you can always go back to your last employer, the one who taught you the trade, and say hey dummy you forgot to teach me how to make money doing this work not just how to build good. I'd help any past employee succeed if and when they needed help figuring it out.
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I found this forum very informative from the first day I joined it, You are doing good jod Admin.. 1+ for this Forum.
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