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Old 01-08-2012, 09:42 AM   #21
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Please tell us where to click for some of this?

Right click on the lower bar, the status bar, and a "check" menu pops up.
OOPS....yea...sorry about that. Thanks Willie
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:48 PM   #22
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Today I learned that when you use Durabond 5, they really do mean 5 MINUTES and not a second more.
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Government math?
No that's the free market in a government controlled market place.
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:43 PM   #24
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What Did You Learn Today?
1- Don't let your customer see you checking for inperfections, using halogen light.
2- Don't leave your halogen light on the job overnight.
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:13 PM   #25
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I learned there are lots of sites for tips on excel.
Here are just two of them:


http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/skills/tipsexcel.aspx

http://excelhints.com/
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1- Don't let your customer see you checking for inperfections, using halogen light.
2- Don't leave your halogen light on the job overnight.
Good one Paul. Was working on a job about 20 years ago and the homeowner had her own halogen light. The next day there was post its all over the place. Lets just say the drywaller didn't stick around to complete the job.
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Tebow is for real!
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Today I learned that when you use Durabond 5, they really do mean 5 MINUTES and not a second more.
That's why men don't bake--strict details and strict directions.
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Tebow is for real!
He did have some clear misses, but what he adds, the offense is geared around and they're doing well. He's one of those rare leaders that makes everyone around them a lot better.
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Thought for this board:
Unlike the bridge tile forum where by their rules, they 'legally take legal ownership' of our pictures of our work, why not have members of this board post some of their pictures with something like "contractortalk.com" on it and maybe a clever saying? People download and/or pass on lots of pictures.

That way it would be amusing, VOLUNTARY, and of course, good promotion of this board that actually has ethics?

Like this one of MINE.

"Just because it works, doesn't mean it's a good thing to do".
and put "Contractortalk.com" on it?



That was wiring for a light above btw.
Which also brings up a caption idea, "NEVER trust a homeowner electrician".

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Tebow is for real!
Yes he is... Finally throwing like I've been asking him to.
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don't let my brother drink cheap liquor. because he gets drunk and angry and wants to start bar fights instead of drinking top shelf and getting drunking and being mellow.
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don't let my brother drink cheap liquor. because he gets drunk and angry and wants to start bar fights
Top shelf people know to hire out others to carry out their angst.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:02 PM   #33
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today I learned that 1 1/2 foam board does not belong on ceilings. Especially when you do an estimate and cannot see under the 1/2" rock.
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A $4000 door is not necessarily nicer than a $2200 door.
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Today I leaned that building permits for roofs are comical as I started a replacement for an 8 year old shingled roof nailed over space sheathing with 1 1/2" gaps. It passed the first inspection!
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when doing a leaf job that requires large burn piles, always unroll the water hose hook up to spicket first, then check to see if the water is turned on before starting the piles on fire first, instead of doing just the opposite, in the meantime don't leave your 400 dollar stihl blower down right next to the burning inferno, and then don't jump down off the retaining wall to grab the leaf blower while it's on fire to save it to only have it melt your hands, haha damn the luck, it got alot worse too,

For the record wasn't me, was all my buddy's doing, i made absolutely no money today, pretty funny if you ask me, buddy did not seem to think so, haha gd
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Check to see if you are out of whisky before you go to work, so if you are you can get some before you come home and say DAM!
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When you use high quality materials, devices, and equipment for your installation, callbacks are much quicker and easier.
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GCs are good people that only complain until job is done then they put all effort to make your payment as prompt as possible
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When you use high quality materials, devices, and equipment for your installation, callbacks are much quicker and easier.
Not to mention installs. I often tell people, "quit making work so much work".

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