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Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,558
Posted By DavidC
This will be the only time I admit that the very...

This will be the only time I admit that the very first time, as a DIYer, I cut my drywall with a circular saw. When my buddy corrected me I did feel extremely stupid.

Good Luck
Dave
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,558
Posted By DavidC
I would take the $ and turn it over to your...

I would take the $ and turn it over to your attorney. He in turn should be able to hand you your new contract and a bit of advice on how to use it properly.

Then when you see this question again...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 11-06-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,007
Posted By DavidC
Nice work. You got skills. Good Luck Dave

Nice work. You got skills.

Good Luck
Dave
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 11-05-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,481
Posted By DavidC
No worries, it's just for the siders. ...

No worries, it's just for the siders.

Usually good for two beers at night. The first one seems to mysteriously disappear right after work. I have to remember to finish the second before going to...
Forum: Remodeling 11-04-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,084
Posted By DavidC
More than the colors, I like a nice metal wrap...

More than the colors, I like a nice metal wrap that covers the J as much as possible.

But for the colors selection, that is always what the client prefers. Been a few years since I've sold a...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 11-01-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 27,560
Posted By DavidC
Easy enough, now for the real challenge. Get Rob...

Easy enough, now for the real challenge. Get Rob to answer it.

Good Luck
Dave
Forum: Online Leads Services 10-15-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 24,211
Posted By DavidC
You will have to make certain that they turn off...

You will have to make certain that they turn off their marketing machine where it relates to the use of your name.

When you signed on you agreed to let them use your name on the internet and they...
Forum: Roofing 10-15-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,006
Posted By DavidC
You can never completely eliminate these types of...

You can never completely eliminate these types of complaints, but you can minimize them with a simple addition to your contract/proposal.

Anytime you see a situation that your experience tells you...
Forum: Historical Restoration 10-09-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,027
Posted By DavidC
Another good paint stripper is wood ashes. Spread...

Another good paint stripper is wood ashes. Spread an even layer over your intended and moisten. Let it sit overnight or longer and rinse.

I discovered this when I used to milk my goats. While they...
Forum: Business 10-08-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,598
Posted By DavidC
In my 30+ years I have seen pretty much all of...

In my 30+ years I have seen pretty much all of what your buddy said. But the real truth is that most of my clients are reasonable people that understand how we both benefit from our relationship.
...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 10-07-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,967
Posted By DavidC
Are you using a cancellation clause close? As in,...

Are you using a cancellation clause close? As in, " Just sign here, no problem because you have 3 days to change your mind."

It's a good thing if that sounds like a bad idea. But I can't tell you...
Forum: Plumbing 10-04-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,090
Posted By DavidC
We build concrete counter tops and the counter...

We build concrete counter tops and the counter will overhang the sink. A minor imperfection that would be unnoticeable with an overhang is miraculously magnified when trying for a flush finish.
...
Forum: Masonry 09-12-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,233
Posted By DavidC
I haven't read any mention of a pan under that...

I haven't read any mention of a pan under that door so I'm going with what ever you do to remedy is temporary. If this is your house or a job you will be held responsible for, the best bet is to...
Forum: Kitchens & Baths 08-09-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 46,185
Posted By DavidC
I guess I missed this one. Very nice work. (must...

I guess I missed this one. Very nice work. (must remember to NOT show this to wife)

FWIW, the first "rule of thumb" I learned in contracting was materials x 3. 4k in material = 12k finished...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-31-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 13,192
Posted By DavidC
I'm glad you enjoyed your burger and agree that...

I'm glad you enjoyed your burger and agree that the right one could be worth $40. But I question whether or not it was Kobe beef. I saw one of those news magazine shows awhile back that pointed out...
Forum: Business 07-31-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,352
Posted By DavidC
It's an old story often repeated and the answer...

It's an old story often repeated and the answer remains in the paperwork. There is no substitute for a clearly written mutually signed agreement. Doing extra work without change orders is hazardous....
Forum: Business 07-29-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,517
Posted By DavidC
Our client will always get a hard copy with...

Our client will always get a hard copy with signatures of the contract and proposal. Same applies for any document requiring client signatures.

FWIW, we email them a blank copy of the contract...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,143
Posted By DavidC
One bad client does not have the power to ruin a...

One bad client does not have the power to ruin a reputation. The trick is to make certain that most others share an opposite belief based on your treatment of them and their homes. You will not...
Forum: Business 07-26-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,806
Posted By DavidC
This is a condition completely made by you to let...

This is a condition completely made by you to let her have control.

If we can assume a well written proposal/contract that spells out each party's responsibilities then closing and leaving the job...
Forum: Business 07-24-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,375
Posted By DavidC
Markup & Profit; A Contractors Guide, by Michael...

Markup & Profit; A Contractors Guide, by Michael Stone

Good Luck
Dave
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,724
Posted By DavidC
It's too important to rely on internet advice....

It's too important to rely on internet advice. Best place is an attorney's office. Ours was written by our attorney in about an hour and covers all the state AND local requirements.

One of our...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,366
Posted By DavidC
This is good, especially if you can convince the...

This is good, especially if you can convince the HO that your higher cost is the better value. Then you can call the cheaper guy to do it for you. :>)

Good Luck
Dave
Forum: Remodeling 05-16-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 76,343
Posted By DavidC
Mine ended up just fine, I had just finished it...

Mine ended up just fine, I had just finished it before posting in this thread. I'm not fond of the color, but I didn't choose it. We used the vapor barrier and cement board, thinset to hold the...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 03-08-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,714
Posted By DavidC
You should be talking to Len instead of talking...

You should be talking to Len instead of talking crap about him. Expecting instant results is a bit high on expectations if you ask me.

He handles my site because my computer skills stop somewhere...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,100
Posted By DavidC
Got to admit that I didn't, couldn't read all...

Got to admit that I didn't, couldn't read all that. But that one word jumped out at me.

Hopefully the cliff notes will be out soon.

Good Luck
Dave
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