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Old 12-21-2017, 04:45 PM   #1
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We just finished this job and look how much I had left over. What a waste....




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Old 12-21-2017, 04:51 PM   #2
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Nice. I once did a siding job that was 4 hours from anywhere and ended up with like 3 feet of coil left.

What you have left though is ludicrous. You need to practice estimating until you only have 3 bricks left so you have just enough to sit on.

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Next week you will be asking us why you aren’t making any profit. Wasted material is $$$ down the drain. Rookie.
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I had to order that color rock and it was 3 week lead time. Better believe I was sweating as the guys were getting close to finishing. I didn’t think we were gonna make it. I was already calling the warehouse and showroom, and nobody had any laying around, but luckily we had just enough. Had some extra corners we made into wall pieces to finish.


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Can you do that repeatedly? If not then you were just as likely to be short by 6 stones! You are either very good or made a big error, especially if those stones were from a particular lot. When we pour concrete coming up short would be a big problem!

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Can you do that repeatedly? If not then you were just as likely to be short by 6 stones! You are either very good or made a big error, especially if those stones were from a particular lot. When we pour concrete coming up short would be a big problem!

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now, now, just congratulate him and be done with it.

Congrats on the close call!
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I had to order that color rock and it was 3 week lead time. Better believe I was sweating as the guys were getting close to finishing. I didn’t think we were gonna make it. I was already calling the warehouse and showroom, and nobody had any laying around, but luckily we had just enough. Had some extra corners we made into wall pieces to finish.


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Sooooooo you wasted some corner pieces..... those could have sat in your yard for years with the hopes you will use them some day.
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I have some misc. stones in my backyard if you run short.

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