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Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,428
Posted By CarpenterSFO
Minor rant here - I understand that some...

Minor rant here - I understand that some contractors work without a written contract; a few of the most respected guys here on C.T. (Pinwheel, for example) do so, and from what I can tell, they...
Forum: Masonry 10-04-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,157
Posted By dom-mas
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q517/smackzed/...

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Forum: Masonry 10-15-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,182
Posted By 6stringmason
Isnt that what laborers are for? lol When I...

Isnt that what laborers are for? lol

When I first started tending I had to load brick by hand on the gable ends of apts 5 rings high. Leap frogged em all the way up plus mud for the masons.

You...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,243
Posted By RH-Electric
Bingo! We have a winner! :clap: Kids these...

Bingo! We have a winner! :clap:

Kids these days have very high, unrealistic expectations of what their value is to a potential employer. They are "self esteem" babies, who've been told that they...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,243
Posted By Leo G
In my experience around here physical labor is a...

In my experience around here physical labor is a 4 letter work for the youths around here. After an hour or so they are ready to give up. I'd love to give the jobs to them, but they either don't...
Forum: Framing 08-16-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,060
Posted By JT Wood
After the second time through the pile everything...

After the second time through the pile everything starts to look "straighter"

:whistling:laughing:
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,586
Posted By genecarp
Take the 28K, dont sign anything or make a big...

Take the 28K, dont sign anything or make a big deal of it, accept it, get it in the bank, make nice, then go after him for the 2K, GMOD
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,519
Posted By tcleve4911
Electricians are notorious for leaving their...

Electricians are notorious for leaving their trash and little wire snippings right where they worked.

1st time, I gathered them them up, put them in their empty Drunkin Donut cup and left it on...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,519
Posted By J L
My first few projects as a GC were similar. Then...

My first few projects as a GC were similar. Then we sat down and chatted with the subs, laid out some expectations, and moved on. Now it's discussed with them before they start work.

We did a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 15,846
Posted By CCCo.
I finally made some sense out of the internet.

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Forum: Framing 07-24-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,122
Posted By Hofmann
You guys are looking at this all wrong. I am a GC...

You guys are looking at this all wrong. I am a GC now but when I was a subby carpenter, this situation would have been a wet dream for me.

We used to do some big commercial work and the first...
Forum: Masonry 07-17-2010, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,896
Posted By stuart45
The method we use for a large radius curved brick...

The method we use for a large radius curved brick wall to keep it level is to fix some datum pegs around the bottom of the wall. These are short bits of 2x1 batten fixed to the brickwork and checked...
Forum: Carpentry 06-05-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,336
Posted By Cjeff
Working Solo

The best tip from an old schooler got me thinking.

Many of us work alone. So what do you do to make it happen?

I Bought a 40' 'Fat max' tape measure, it really makes a difference.

Also when...
Forum: File Swap 08-12-2005, 11:03 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 259,727
Posted By ProWallGuy
Another good one is a "comparison form". This...

Another good one is a "comparison form". This works well if no matter how hard you try to sell, they are going to wait and get other bids. Give them a comparison form, as it will set you apart from...
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