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Forum: Business 02-21-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 286
Posted By Fishindude
A few thoughts: If I was your client I would...

A few thoughts:

If I was your client I would be worn out and probably have lost interest in the project after six months. Your whole process is way too slow.

The one that really shocked me...
Forum: Vehicles 02-19-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 541
Posted By Fishindude
I've sold a couple on Craigslist, it's no big...

I've sold a couple on Craigslist, it's no big deal, just use a little common sense and be cautious with strangers.

After a phone conversation and you are sure you have somebody that is seriously...
Forum: HVAC 02-17-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 134
Posted By Fishindude
Without giving any insight into the required...

Without giving any insight into the required loads, I can tell you that the building you describe is going to be horrible to heat and cool. First order of business should be giving some serious...
Forum: Masonry 02-17-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 136
Posted By Fishindude
I think it's good for any manager to have a few...

I think it's good for any manager to have a few years of hands on trades experience as it really helps you understand things. Many of the guys we hired straight out of college were required to...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 806
Posted By Fishindude
This is what I am reading also. He's going to...

This is what I am reading also.
He's going to regret not going up the ladder and getting the right people involved if this does result in a serious accident or death.
Forum: Business 02-14-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By Fishindude
Good strategy ! If they won't provide a budget,...

Good strategy !
If they won't provide a budget, bounce some numbers off of them to see if they are anywhere in the ballpark before going ahead with a detailed estimate and proposal.
Forum: HVAC 02-13-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 226
Posted By Fishindude
It's not uncommon for the final couple feet of...

It's not uncommon for the final couple feet of duct to the diffuser to be flex duct.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-12-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By Fishindude
With exception of a laser range finder for...

With exception of a laser range finder for hunting, I've never used one of these tools.

Are they really tape measure accurate and do you use them for layout work, etc. or just for rough measuring...
Forum: Business 02-12-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 610
Posted By Fishindude
We were a pretty large operation, but we paid...

We were a pretty large operation, but we paid subs when we got paid by the client. Subs were to submit monthly draws based on percentage of completion by a certain date, which allowed us a few days...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By Fishindude
I think there are numerous brands of decent...

I think there are numerous brands of decent quality hot tubs. I'd purchase something fairly local so when you have a problem they are nearby to take care of it.

You probably won't have any issues...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,451
Posted By Fishindude
Unfortunately this is very common in our industry...

Unfortunately this is very common in our industry and it's also illegal. To be truly considered a 1099 sub, you need to make all of your own decisions, set your own prices, set your own schedule,...
Forum: Technology 02-09-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By Fishindude
Bad idea. Your website is your brochure and...

Bad idea.
Your website is your brochure and should be all about your company.
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By Fishindude
Just make sure you follow the freezer...

Just make sure you follow the freezer manufacturers instructions to the letter. I have built and worked on many meat processing plants and their associated freezer and cooler buildings and have...
Forum: Construction 02-07-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By Fishindude
If your goal is to be a GC builder at some point,...

If your goal is to be a GC builder at some point, at 25 years old I would not suggest wasting the time learning all the details of one particular trade. I think a much better move would be to look...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By Fishindude
Have you looked at it? If all you see is a...

Have you looked at it? If all you see is a floor slab that they want you to bolt a freezer box to, you have a problem. The insulated box material needs to be continuous all the way around; floor,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By Fishindude
I've built several large freezer buildings and...

I've built several large freezer buildings and there are some very important tricks and details that must be followed or you will have serious problems. Any gaps in the insulation will lead to...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Fishindude
Get familiar with the Construction Specifications...

Get familiar with the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Divisions 0 - 16.
It's not perfect but creates a location and numbering system for just about all aspects of any construction...
Forum: Masonry 01-31-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Fishindude
Yea, that always burned my butt when trades would...

Yea, that always burned my butt when trades would beat up a brand new slab of any type. Need to cover and protect it or save the pour till the end of the job.

Also, need to manage the project...
Forum: Framing 01-31-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,150
Posted By Fishindude
I wouldn't concern yourself with the other guys...

I wouldn't concern yourself with the other guys work. Get your project knocked out fast, get paid and get out of there.
Forum: Construction 01-22-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By Fishindude
Your question can't be answered. Of course...

Your question can't be answered. Of course higher insulation values is better.

You need to keep the concrete at an above freezing temperature as it cures for a couple days. The weather, and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,166
Posted By Fishindude
Only folks that have to be licensed here are...

Only folks that have to be licensed here are plumbers and electricians. Nothing required for GC's, however some municipalities require GC's are licensed / registered before you can get a permit and...
Forum: Insulation 01-18-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Fishindude
You can insulate hollow concrete block walls by...

You can insulate hollow concrete block walls by drilling holes and injecting expanding foam, then patch the holes with mortar, but even with the cores filled with foam concrete block walls have...
Forum: Sandblasting 01-18-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Fishindude
Those tanks should be sandblasted, primed and...

Those tanks should be sandblasted, primed and finish painted. $25 - $30 Won't even cover the cost of paint and sand. You need to re-think this.
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,166
Posted By Fishindude
Just part ways with the dude. Soon as he screws...

Just part ways with the dude.
Soon as he screws up and goes broke, some other knucklehead will step in and be doing the same stuff, so don't worry about it. Just do your own thing.
Forum: Construction 01-16-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Fishindude
If you are getting your project leads from...

If you are getting your project leads from sources such as Isqft.com, Dodge Reports, or other such sources, you are already too late to the game. You want to be ahead of this stuff and get the job...
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