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Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,859
Posted By Double-A
You have another option as well. You can install...

You have another option as well. You can install a fire rated access panel or a non fire rated access panel, depending on why the wall was opened.

If it was opened to make a repair to a pipe that...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 06-18-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 28,097
Posted By Double-A
I'm no engineer, but I would think that the...

I'm no engineer, but I would think that the spacer/washer idea could cause a bending force (bending moment, if you will) on the bolt causing failure of what we, as construction folks, would normally...
Forum: Masonry 06-12-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,308
Posted By Double-A
You might price that tree locally. I would get a...

You might price that tree locally. I would get a pro in and have it balled, even if the client wants it trashed. I think you'll find that tree, especially with the triplet trunk is worth almost as...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 06-06-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,339
Posted By Double-A
No one can tell you how much to charge. In our...

No one can tell you how much to charge. In our area, the difference in price for paint and stain grade custom work is as much as 500% depending on the level of customization.

Spackle and paint...
Forum: Electrical 05-29-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,771
Posted By Double-A
Um, with a complaint such as "not getting hot...

Um, with a complaint such as "not getting hot enough for the dishwasher", my first question is, "How do you know?". Sometimes, what you're troubleshooting is a perception, and not a real problem...
Forum: Business 05-28-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,781
Posted By Double-A
We have had the same type of problem in the past,...

We have had the same type of problem in the past, but nothing in the last few years.

Our policy is to ignore the situation. We don't make any more calls and if they call, a message is taken. We...
Forum: Pest Control 05-28-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,151
Posted By Double-A
Only if his back is over a 12/12 pitch. I...

Only if his back is over a 12/12 pitch.

I think it hurts more when they counter flash the camel.
Forum: Marketing & Sales 05-23-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,326
Posted By Double-A
OMG! Schtop that!... Can't a guy talk with a lisp...

OMG! Schtop that!... Can't a guy talk with a lisp and swish when he walks without getting whistled at?:blink:
Forum: Marketing & Sales 05-23-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,326
Posted By Double-A
Don't defend, explain. Why do you have the...

Don't defend, explain.

Why do you have the $35.00 consult fee? Why is it a consultation, and not an estimate? They just want a quote, after all.

"A beautiful fence doesn't just happen, it's...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 05-23-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,326
Posted By Double-A
One of the aspects of this whole discussion that...

One of the aspects of this whole discussion that has been lightly touched on, but never really explored is the concept in business often referred to as low hanging fruit.

The analogy is the fruit...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,298
Posted By Double-A
Within a quarter hour of your leaving. We didn't...

Within a quarter hour of your leaving. We didn't have much to say about you, sorry. It seems we've covered it all already. We really need to have you there in the room providing us with fresh...
Forum: Plumbing 05-22-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,316
Posted By Double-A
I think you mean SDR 35. I'm not familiar with...

I think you mean SDR 35. I'm not familiar with which model code Wyoming bases its plumbing code on, but if they have one, then allowable materials will be spelled out in that.

Perhaps we have...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 05-22-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,562
Posted By Double-A
My take on this whole thing is simple. I'm only...

My take on this whole thing is simple. I'm only going to live so long, no more. I have a limited number of workers, subcontractors, suppliers, monetary reserves, patience, ability, and will. I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,349
Posted By Double-A
Huh? Pride? Trying to beat you? What has...

Huh? Pride? Trying to beat you?

What has pride, and someone 'trying to beat you' to do with business?

This is not a bar room brawl or a game of pool. This isn't a game. It's real life. Pride...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 05-21-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,500
Posted By Double-A
This is not a sales problem, its a policy...

This is not a sales problem, its a policy problem. What is your policy on this? Do you know exactly what she's asking for? Does she?

Do you know why she's asking? Does she?

Uncle Bob is on the...
Forum: Business 05-21-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,065
Posted By Double-A
This pretty much sums up one part of the...

This pretty much sums up one part of the equation. The other parts are, we have too much available on the market right now and the banks have zero incentive to lend.

When I was a lad, back when...
Forum: Plumbing 05-21-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,871
Posted By Double-A
Primer is applied to coat the pipe, clean and...

Primer is applied to coat the pipe, clean and soften the annealed outer surface of the pipe/fitting to allow a proper solvent weld. Depending on the primer and glue manufacturer's instructions, you...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,278
Posted By Double-A
We don't bring subs on the job without a meeting...

We don't bring subs on the job without a meeting first. We explain our policies and what we expect of them, and get an assurance they will comply with our wishes. We also go over what happens if they...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-16-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 72,591
Posted By Double-A
I don't care what a tool costs. I care how it...

I don't care what a tool costs. I care how it performs and how the company that makes it supports their products.

What do I care if a tool is $100.00 or $1000.00? The client pays for everything....
Forum: Business 05-16-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,573
Posted By Double-A
Three things to consider. You'll get...

Three things to consider.



You'll get better with experience.
Find out two things from each and every client before you invest any significant time in the job.

What the client has for a...
Forum: Carpentry 05-16-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,543
Posted By Double-A
Doesn't completely suck to be old school I guess....

Doesn't completely suck to be old school I guess. I do like them newfangled batree doodads. Sure beats a brace and bit.
Forum: Carpentry 05-15-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,543
Posted By Double-A
You can take a small swiss pattern file and file...

You can take a small swiss pattern file and file a new shoulder under the head of the hammer on the handle about 1/16th wide. Holding the hammer upright by the handle, wrap the butt of the handle on...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 05-14-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,912
Posted By Double-A
Clean underoos all around and then drug test....

Clean underoos all around and then drug test. First things first.
Forum: Business 05-08-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,492
Posted By Double-A
Someone is not understanding something, or...

Someone is not understanding something, or something was miscommunicated.

You left 10% of your work undone, including some damage to their home, complete what you have one your schedule, but are...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-07-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,939
Posted By Double-A
I just love the Short Attention Span camera work....

I just love the Short Attention Span camera work.

"Oh look! A zoom!" I felt like a visual natural insemination device. In, out, in, out, in, out, in, out....

You just gotta love new and...
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