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Old 05-04-2020, 11:00 AM   #41
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Me or my electrician always block out switches at doors and in corners. I prefer to do it myself because if the electrician does it you can guarantee a hump in the drywall.

When I do it I rip 1/4” of the blocking to keep it just inside the edges of the studs.

Anyone who is not capable of banging on a scrap 2x and not get the two faces lined up should not be allowed to so much as even look at a hammer.
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Old 05-04-2020, 11:14 AM   #42
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Anyone who is not capable of banging on a scrap 2x and not get the two faces lined up should not be allowed to so much as even look at a hammer.
It requires more finesse when one is banging nails with lineman pliers.
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It requires more finesse when one is banging nails with lineman pliers.
If, by 'finesse', you mean 8 more seconds, then yeah... I guess it takes more of it.
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Anyone who is not capable of banging on a scrap 2x and not get the two faces lined up should not be allowed to so much as even look at a hammer.
Some 2x4’s are thicker than others. You’ve clearly been electrocuted too many times to know that. Or you’re just stupid.
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Some 2x4’s are thicker than others. You’ve clearly been electrocuted too many times to know that. Or you’re just stupid.


You only get electrocuted once. He may have been shocked too many times.

But you're right...some 2x4s are 1/64" thicker than others.
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I've seen 2x4s 1 1/2" to 1 5/8" thick. Depends on how green they are.
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You only get electrocuted once. He may have been shocked too many times.

But you're right...some 2x4s are 1/64" thicker than others.
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I've seen 2x4s 1 1/2" to 1 5/8" thick. Depends on how green they are.
1-5/8 X 3-3/4 all the time. Way quicker to pick up a 2x4 and buzz a little off than it is to search around for the “right piece”.
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I've seen 2x4s 1 1/2" to 1 5/8" thick. Depends on how green they are.
Also depends on what mill they come out of. Some mills run larger.
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I've had lumber from the same units be 1/8 different. Always fun.

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I have a file folder for each current job in Dropbox. For each one I have folders labeled, Documents, Plans, Trades, Estimates and Photos. Transfer all your photos in this folder. When you are looking for a particular photo, you know what Job it belongs to and you can find it easily.
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Does electrocuted mean death?

Many people use electrocution vs shock interchangeably. But the difference between an electrocution and an injury from an electrical shock is literally a matter of life and death. ... An electrocution means that a person has died as a result of an electricity.
It all depends on what Google hit you choose and how you were taught. I was taught this....which is a BIG difference.
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But it doesn't mean they stayed dead. Electrocution and then revived is electrocuted.
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Also depends on what mill they come out of. Some mills run larger.
That's what she said.
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But it doesn't mean they stayed dead. Electrocution and then revived is electrocuted.
Ok then.
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Truck Ass Wisdom of the Week

1) if you see someone about to actually ask you to do something text someone to call you. Then rush off for an "important meeting"

2) carry no tools. Your already set wearing the house shoes but if your wearing nice boots and have no tools you can be like "what do you want me to do, I'm standing here flatfooted. I got a pocket knife and a phone "

3) make sure always look at your calendar in your phone when someone asks to set a meeting, and shake your head and grumble a bit and say I can make thrusday at 2 work. I'll move some stuff around . Even if the calendar is empty

4) always show up after 9, that way you dont have to buy them a $5 cup of coffee too

5) 330 happy hour meetings are "networking" and if it becomes necessary to explain where you are at then say you have a "function" to attend

6) make sure to set your lunch appointment early as your other truck ass buddies will already have scheduled their lunch with someone. 2 hours is a lot of time to fill by yourself

7) it will seem weird but wear dark sunglasses so they cant see your eyes and stand behind people while they are working and smoke a cigar. This will make the snowflakes hate you, which is ok because it creates solidarity and teamwork amongst them and that is what creates productivity.

The older experienced hands will recognize your infinite wisdom of the "big picture" and appreciate your paying attention to their work. Always give atleast one example of how they could do their job "better" or more (efficient).

I'm full of all kinds of good leadership strategies like that

8) never miss an opportunity to say "when I was doing the work" or " when I did your job" I did it this way or this is how it was. It is important for their overall job security and satisfaction to understand you "get it" and are truly a wealth of knowledge and experience

Also always tell stories from your time in the trades. They love to hear about how competent their leaders are

9) when a sub gives you a price even if it's really low be sure to say how high it is and that he is trying to screw you around. Even when you give it to him make sure to say how it's because you like his work so much and because of his loyalty to your ever changing (volitlie) schedule

10) always schedule times to talk about discrepancies in payments to subs (like when you hold 10k for punch) for around 5 on friday. So if you do have to pay them more money they cant cash until Monday

Holler if you need some more advice hoss
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Truck Ass Wisdom of the Week

1) if you see someone about to actually ask you to do something text someone to call you. Then rush off for an "important meeting"

2) carry no tools. Your already set wearing the house shoes but if your wearing nice boots and have no tools you can be like "what do you want me to do, I'm standing here flatfooted. I got a pocket knife and a phone "

3) make sure always look at your calendar in your phone when someone asks to set a meeting, and shake your head and grumble a bit and say I can make thrusday at 2 work. I'll move some stuff around . Even if the calendar is empty

4) always show up after 9, that way you dont have to buy them a $5 cup of coffee too

5) 330 happy hour meetings are "networking" and if it becomes necessary to explain where you are at then say you have a "function" to attend

6) make sure to set your lunch appointment early as your other truck ass buddies will already have scheduled their lunch with someone. 2 hours is a lot of time to fill by yourself

7) it will seem weird but wear dark sunglasses so they cant see your eyes and stand behind people while they are working and smoke a cigar. This will make the snowflakes hate you, which is ok because it creates solidarity and teamwork amongst them and that is what creates productivity.

The older experienced hands will recognize your infinite wisdom of the "big picture" and appreciate your paying attention to their work. Always give atleast one example of how they could do their job "better" or more (efficient).

I'm full of all kinds of good leadership strategies like that

8) never miss an opportunity to say "when I was doing the work" or " when I did your job" I did it this way or this is how it was. It is important for their overall job security and satisfaction to understand you "get it" and are truly a wealth of knowledge and experience

Also always tell stories from your time in the trades. They love to hear about how competent their leaders are

9) when a sub gives you a price even if it's really low be sure to say how high it is and that he is trying to screw you around. Even when you give it to him make sure to say how it's because you like his work so much and because of his loyalty to your ever changing (volitlie) schedule

10) always schedule times to talk about discrepancies in payments to subs (like when you hold 10k for punch) for around 5 on friday. So if you do have to pay them more money they cant cash until Monday

Holler if you need some more advice hoss


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