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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 09-16-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,504
Posted By FrankSmith
I haven't cared long before the players gave me a...

I haven't cared long before the players gave me a reason
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 09-13-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 14,793
Posted By FrankSmith
I agree. It felt self indulgent. A good author...

I agree. It felt self indulgent. A good author does't make me think about them even when they are talking about them. They make me think about me or think I am them in a hypothetical. You didn't...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10,464
Views: 976,986
Posted By FrankSmith
I have avoided the barn door craze until now. ...

I have avoided the barn door craze until now. This is a house I fixed up and am selling. The door opened in the pantry and covered the window blocking all the natural light. I couldn't argue that...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 09-11-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 14,793
Posted By FrankSmith
In most cases I would trust someone judgment on a...

In most cases I would trust someone judgment on a matter like this. If they felt it wouldn't effect the process of peacefully parting ways or reputation, I would say, see where it goes.

However...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 09-10-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By FrankSmith
Sounds extremely hokey. If its already framed...

Sounds extremely hokey. If its already framed that way add what ever is needed to the perimeter to build a square box around the not square frame.
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,915
Posted By FrankSmith
Windows, siding, additions and other...

Windows, siding, additions and other carpentry/contracting projects fund the portion of the business that I am much more enthusiastic about growing being rentals. I am finishing my first flip now to...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 09-01-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,466
Posted By FrankSmith
I almost never thank my customers. I would...

I almost never thank my customers. I would respond with something like:

Sounds good, I will put you on the schedule.

or

Please send the signed proposal and I will get you on the schedule....
Forum: Carpentry 08-30-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,406
Posted By FrankSmith
I have been in a similar spot. I had a guy about...

I have been in a similar spot. I had a guy about the same age who just kept walking to his truck on a hot day. It was taking up about half of his time. He was supposed to be cleaning up the ground...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 08-27-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,628
Posted By FrankSmith
I am west of Chicago by 1.5 hours and buy windows...

I am west of Chicago by 1.5 hours and buy windows through Richards building supply. The windows are private labeled RBS windows but they are Midway windows. I have never bought them not private...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-22-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,626
Posted By FrankSmith
$200 of parts later and about 5 hours and you...

$200 of parts later and about 5 hours and you will have a really nice old saw
Forum: Business 08-16-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,743
Posted By FrankSmith
Professionals companies charge $100 an hour per...

Professionals companies charge $100 an hour per man/woman and above. Maybe in the middle of no where(talking 500 miles to a major city) the top companies are charging $75-80. Those companies are...
Forum: Drywall 08-11-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,439
Posted By FrankSmith
Narrow isn't a deal breaker. If you are 49"...

Narrow isn't a deal breaker. If you are 49" diagonally companies will bring a boom right up to it and slide the sheets right in for you. It doesn't take a very big window to be 49" diagonally.
Forum: Business 07-09-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,771
Posted By FrankSmith
I can only think of one construction business I...

I can only think of one construction business I know of where the owner did not start in the field. He sold roofs for 20 years that were subbed out. He started on his own selling roofs that get...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 06-26-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,402
Posted By FrankSmith
Not how I would focus on growing. If the shop...

Not how I would focus on growing. If the shop space is equal in every other way but costs 10% more than maybe. If it's less convenient and or a lot more expensive, its not worth it. If you get to...
Forum: Construction 06-16-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,857
Posted By FrankSmith
There is a subdivision like that near me. ...

There is a subdivision like that near me. Several houses a year have all the brick pulled from the face to be rebuilt correctly. What an ordeal over $50 in material and a few hours saved during the...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-06-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,094
Posted By FrankSmith
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cztfyj1dVgk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cztfyj1dVgk
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-29-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,614
Posted By FrankSmith
It's all about deciding where the money goes. I...

It's all about deciding where the money goes. I have a 3 year old non smart phone, no cable or Netflix. My car is missing its handle and I have to tap on the window motor with a wrench to get the...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-23-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By FrankSmith
Happens to me a lot. Any time it rains I think I...

Happens to me a lot. Any time it rains I think I am going to take care of a bunch of lose ends around the shop. It has taken me 10 years to realize that the lose end list would take a month of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,951
Posted By FrankSmith
It's really not the packaging. Thats just where...

It's really not the packaging. Thats just where you began to look to see if the customer had understood you instructions. The packaging had no info yet you proceeded. Had you said "this packaging...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,552
Posted By FrankSmith
I live near 400' windmills. I own a house that I...

I live near 400' windmills. I own a house that I used to live at with them close enough that you hear them if you sleep with the windows open. They don't bother me like they do some locals but...
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Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By FrankSmith
It will add up before its done. If I was going...

It will add up before its done. If I was going to do it I would want at least 3 units and rent 2 to pay for mine.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-02-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,710
Posted By FrankSmith
I have more of a problem with people trying to...

I have more of a problem with people trying to force the hand of business than with most of these incidents. Everyone wants to turn it into some kind of example because its a huge business. ...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-29-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6,393
Views: 254,319
Posted By FrankSmith
I was walking down the hallway from my bedroom to...

I was walking down the hallway from my bedroom to the bathroom in my 1910 house this morning. The door to the attic was open a bit which is not abnormal. When my wife goes up there to switch out...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,895
Posted By FrankSmith
After posting this here I talked to the inspector...

After posting this here I talked to the inspector for my town and the 12" trench pour to 48" was acceptable. I dug it and formed the walls to be all poured in one shot. I would have done that...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 03-05-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,571
Posted By FrankSmith
spray and back roll

spray and back roll
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