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Old 11-10-2015, 10:43 AM   #1
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I would love to see a handyman forum. One that professional handymen can talk to each other, ask questions, give a working man's opinion and not have to deal with some individual contractors who look down on the handyman because they themselves are so much better.
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:48 AM   #2
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Can't see how long you've been here, but I don't recall very many people putting down handymen around here. Heck, most of the time a bunch of us are no more than glorified handymen.

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I've never (almost never) thought I was looked down up here. Hell, just look to the left under my screen name.

I do a lot of work most guys don't have time for or aren't interested in.

There may be a joke now and then about handymen but, for the most part...as long as you are committed to excellence with what you do....acceptance is not an issue.
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Can't see how long you've been here, but I don't recall very many people putting down handymen around here. Heck, most of the time a bunch of us are no more than glorified handymen.
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I'll take just about any job for the right customer. Sometimes I can sub it out, sometimes I gotta do it. I probably spend up to a quarter of my year doing handyman jobs.

There is a lot to be said for a guy who can change hats everyday.
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My advice is put your steel plated underwear on and don't sweat it. IF they create a handyman specific forum ... up grade from 1/4" to 1/2" steel plate.

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Why does the #1 Handyman need to talk to anyone, let alone ask questions???

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A Handyman is a contractor... just as a plumber is, and electrician, a decker, a roofer, etc... all under one roof at contractortalk.com, and each with their own focus... over the years, I've learned some great tricks of the trade from handymen...

I think there are a few of those on here who could make the argument they are looked down on and some are in the same field...

I wouldn't let it bother you, because even if there was a handyman specific site, there's be ball-bustin' there too... the site, more than not, mirrors a jobsite testosteron filled atmosphere where personalities clash sometimes and you don't have to be in a different field for it to happen...

Besides, you think you've got it bad, talk to the painters...

I kid, I kid...

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A Handyman is a contractor... just as a plumber is, and electrician, a decker, a roofer, etc... all under one roof at contractortalk.com, and each with their own focus... over the years, I've learned some great tricks of the trade from handymen...

I think there are a few of those on here who could make the argument they are looked down on and some are in the same field...

I wouldn't let it bother you, because even if there was a handyman specific site, there's be ball-bustin' there too... the site, more than not, mirrors a jobsite testosteron filled atmosphere where personalities clash sometimes and you don't have to be in a different field for it to happen...

Besides, you think you've got it bad, talk to the painters...

I kid, I kid...
Handyman and contractor are two different things in CA, legally speaking.


Most people on here are supportive of handymen, but at least one moderator on here is not.
It does have a negative connotation and I see that here as well as other places.
Just my two cents.
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I wish I knew a handyman number to give to my customers. I get asked to do things that are just not practical for me to do. I could keep a guy busy just handing out his cards. The only problem is finding a good one. I can build a bad ass deck for someone and refer a handyman to fix something small. If he flakes on them, I will only be remembered as the guy who referred a flake. That's not only for handymen it goes for any referral.
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I would love to see a handyman forum. One that professional handymen can talk to each other, ask questions, give a working man's opinion and not have to deal with some individual contractors who look down on the handyman because they themselves are so much better.
Have an example in mind. I haven't seen that here at all.
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I've never (almost never) thought I was looked down up here. Hell, just look to the left under my screen name.

I do a lot of work most guys don't have time for or aren't interested in.

There may be a joke now and then about handymen but, for the most part...as long as you are committed to excellence with what you do....acceptance is not an issue.
and dogs. Ya gotta love dogs.

Fact of the matter is, you can paint with a mop, keep your truck like a dumpster behind the soup kitchen, or even butcher the English language like Yoda just out of anesthesia after a tooth extraction - post a pic of you and your pooch, and we're all jake wid dat!
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...don't forget Toys For Tots.
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I've never (almost never) thought I was looked down up here. Hell, just look to the left under my screen name.

I do a lot of work most guys don't have time for or aren't interested in.

There may be a joke now and then about handymen but, for the most part...as long as you are committed to excellence with what you do....acceptance is not an issue.
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Seems everyone is treating you fairly well considering you started the conversation by insulting everyone.
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Seems everyone is treating you fairly well considering you started the conversation by insulting everyone.
That's just so we can give him a false-sense of comfort to draw him in before REALLY pouncing...
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Seems everyone is treating you fairly well considering you started the conversation by insulting everyone.
I didn't feel insulted. But then again, I look down on everybody so....
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and dogs. Ya gotta love dogs.

Fact of the matter is, you can paint with a mop, keep your truck like a dumpster behind the soup kitchen, or even butcher the English language like Yoda just out of anesthesia after a tooth extraction - post a pic of you and your pooch, and we're all jake wid dat!
Did I ever show you a picture of my dog Cleo?


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