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Old 11-10-2008, 02:22 PM   #1
 
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hi all

do i need a mason license to build a simple free standing dry stone wall 3h x3d by 50 feet long on someone's property? i have the know-how but don't desire to be a mason as i have a job already.

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Old 11-10-2008, 02:42 PM   #2
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Are you being paid for this work or you helping a friend?

Your area in which this job resides as well would help

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Old 11-10-2008, 02:42 PM   #3
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It depends what State your in.

In NJ - there is no "license", but rather you must be "registered" as a Home Improvement Contractor.
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:03 PM   #4
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In NM you would need a contracting license and a local business license. You would need to register with taxation and revenue then collect from the customer and pay to the state gross receipts taxes on the amount of the job.

Unless you are, and always work alone (you never hire any employees or subs) you must carry workmens compensation insurance.

You must provide the state with a bond.

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HI ALL

THNX FOR REPLYING..... ITS APPRECIATED.

I LIVE IN NH AND THERE ARE NO REQUIREMENTS WITH REGARDS TO LICENSING UP HERE. I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT EACH STATE IS DIFFERENT IN TERMS OF REQUIREMENTS. BUT YES IT IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA TO GET INSURED AND BONDED ETC. THAT ALSO HELPS IF I INTEND TO PURSUE THIS AS A VOCATION AND HAVE SUBS WORKING FOR ME AS WELL. BUT I DON'T INTEND TO DO THIS FULL TIME. I WORK FOR MYSELF ON THE SIDE AND DO SIMPLE FREE STANDING DRY WALLS SO ITS NOT MUCH OF A DEAL FIXING UP A NEIGHBOR'S BROKEN FARM WALL ETC OR BUILD A NEW ONE. BUT THNX GUYS.. ALL OF YOUR ANSWERS WERE HELPFUL.

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Stop shouting at us....we can read just fine w/o all the silly caps.
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Stop shouting ??

Take your bad mood someplace else and get a life.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:25 PM   #9
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Stop shouting ??

Take your bad mood someplace else and get a life.
I'm in a great mood n00b ...so great, I'll even school you on some "netiquette":

Typing in all CAPS is considered rude on forums.
It is the equivalent of shouting.

Now if shouting at people is the way for you to get results - go back to shouting at your wife about your lack of "relations" with her.

Just so your uneducated self can get up to speed here - YOU sought US out...we didn't come knocking on your door

I do find it humorous [which only adds to my great mood] that you tell me to "get a life", when it is you who needs the help




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Stop shouting at us....we can read just fine w/o all the silly caps.
Nice contribution to this thread. Anyone with half a brain could tell there was no anger in his reply. Cut him some slack, not all of us are as privy as you are when it comes to chatting on line.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:56 AM   #11
 
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yes i did seek out advice and received good replies from all of you and thanked you profusely. but to go back and tell me to stop 'shouting' and to tell me what to do, etc.... i think not. one tends to think you have alot of time on your hands. i hope not because your first advice on licenses was helpful.

next time, don't preach, and respect will be reciprocated. and have a nice day ! thnx

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