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Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,487
Posted By Cjeff
I have done a little commercial, my brother does...

I have done a little commercial, my brother does it solely.
Just realize you are financing them and do what the banks do, charge them for it.

If it is going to be 90 days then figure out your...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 16,277
Posted By Cjeff
We have always used old hay wagons. Lots of...

We have always used old hay wagons. Lots of splinters, plywood, twisted boards. Hay down everyones clothes.:party:

Compared to the danger of kids pushing each other off, the rest is no big...
Forum: Roofing 09-03-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,281
Posted By Cjeff
Actually I do not think that looks that bad even...

Actually I do not think that looks that bad even with shingles.
On a new home a good architect could make it part of the design.
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,187
Posted By Cjeff
No problem. Problem with internet forums are...

No problem.

Problem with internet forums are they are not very good at communication. Much is missed when communication is not face to face.

I used to have meetings that were done over the...
Forum: Framing 09-01-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 630
Views: 133,780
Posted By Cjeff
Remember "He who signs the checks calls the...

Remember "He who signs the checks calls the shots" They may not do everything as you would like.
I have learned a lot working with different people. Some how to do it, some how not to do it;)
Forum: Business 08-25-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 15,866
Posted By Cjeff
Advertising may be a key for you, as well as...

Advertising may be a key for you, as well as running a good business and doing good work. Figure out a niche market if you can for your area.

For me it is renovations, repair, roofing. People...
Forum: Business 08-25-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 15,866
Posted By Cjeff
I am glad we can help each other out. My take...

I am glad we can help each other out.
My take on it is that many contractors are skilled tradesmen first and business is what we do because we have to.
I for one did not go into 'Business' to go...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,394
Posted By Cjeff
Shouldn't the granite guys have protected the...

Shouldn't the granite guys have protected the floor?
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,750
Posted By Cjeff
From my reading of the first post this isn't what...

From my reading of the first post this isn't what happened.
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,624
Posted By Cjeff
I started a thread in the business section of the...

I started a thread in the business section of the forum I hope it help to do this.
Forum: Business 08-22-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 15,866
Posted By Cjeff
How to price your work

The other thread got me to thinking.
Many of us are carpenters first, business men second or because we have to be.
We learned to be carpenters through apprenticeship programs, working with...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,624
Posted By Cjeff
I have figured out what it costs me to run my...

I have figured out what it costs me to run my business, all the costs, Thought, man no one will pay that.
Priced jobs accordingly, and got them despite my lack of confidence.

I used to think...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,249
Posted By Cjeff
Why not be the GC and hire the subs and manage...

Why not be the GC and hire the subs and manage the job?

When I am to busy or it is beyond my capabilities I will refer to others, no charge
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,330
Posted By Cjeff
Probably depends on the area. I live work in a...

Probably depends on the area. I live work in a rural area, the farming feeling still comes trough and some people want to feed you. To not accept is to insult them. Bad for business.
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 17,038
Posted By Cjeff
For me estimating is a lot of experience and WAG....

For me estimating is a lot of experience and WAG. (Wild assed guess) I use unit pricing then take into account the variables.
I do mostly remodeling. I can do all the carpentry aspects for usually...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,387
Posted By Cjeff
Also do not forget all your hidden costs. If you...

Also do not forget all your hidden costs. If you will need to run for materials because you don't know what you need till you open it up or something.

Usually on jobs like that I give a ballpark...
Forum: Carpentry 08-03-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 393,283
Posted By Cjeff
Just today I used the screw as an adjustable shim...

Just today I used the screw as an adjustable shim on the inside corner behind the baseboard trick.
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 48,183
Posted By Cjeff
If you are determined to go shingles. (EPDM would...

If you are determined to go shingles. (EPDM would be my choice,) What I would do is use a layer of Ice water overlap 12 - 16" on the shingles increase the overlap by 1/4 to 1/2 inch. And tar every...
Forum: Carpentry 07-29-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 393,283
Posted By Cjeff
Hairspray over a snapped line works well too.

Hairspray over a snapped line works well too.
Forum: Finish Carpentry 07-14-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,141
Posted By Cjeff
Sweeeeeeeeet. The fun part about doing...

Sweeeeeeeeet.
The fun part about doing something different is the learning curve.
That is why I like renovations.
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,032
Posted By Cjeff
Right on. Good work gets noticed.

Right on. Good work gets noticed.
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,592
Posted By Cjeff
I'd fire her, :eek:

I'd fire her, :eek:
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,900
Posted By Cjeff
Beam has to be sized for load it carries, and...

Beam has to be sized for load it carries, and posts as well. Also needs supported not just to the floor but right to the footings in a crawl space or with a telepost and metal plated in a basement or...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,352
Posted By Cjeff
Look up in the yellow pages for a tool repair...

Look up in the yellow pages for a tool repair shop, they may be able to find you a switch.
Forum: Carpentry 06-06-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,562
Posted By Cjeff
Helpers are not always helpful. They are...

Helpers are not always helpful. They are sometimes more bother than help. And sometimes they are 'sick' and you are still left alone.

I do not climb the ladder for each piece. I do a running...
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