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Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-15-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,495
Posted By Chris Johnson
Home Depot is for convenience, not daily shopping...

Home Depot is for convenience, not daily shopping for supplies

You can find that bracket for 20% less elsewhere, try a lumber yard

As for the price, those are engineered brackets, your paying...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,871
Posted By Chris Johnson
And that's all it is, a gouging. Had he have been...

And that's all it is, a gouging. Had he have been remotely close to the budget no one would have blinked, but a 50% increase is too much.

And I think it is the tile setters job to install as well,...
Forum: Concrete & Paving 04-04-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By Chris Johnson
The special inspector has to be paid for by the...

The special inspector has to be paid for by the owner, if you do it, it doesn't count, thats a conflict of interest.

Since your not paying for it, let the owner know it is on the plans and they...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-15-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By Chris Johnson
Diversification of your money, and the people you...

Diversification of your money, and the people you normally see at the bank are up to speed on CD's

There are better places to put $ 1000.00 which can pay you up to 10% with limited risk, and...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-22-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 9,115
Posted By Chris Johnson
My grandparents lived on a river and as a kid I...

My grandparents lived on a river and as a kid I was down there fishing whenever we visited, catching large mouth bass, grandma used to make me put them back as there was no way she was going to eat...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-16-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,310
Posted By Chris Johnson
Archeology finds on jobs sites are like the Fight...

Archeology finds on jobs sites are like the Fight Club, rule # 1 we don't talk about it.

Find the wrong thing and your site is shut down for a while
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-15-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 9,115
Posted By Chris Johnson
Burger Priest has been popping up around Toronto...

Burger Priest has been popping up around Toronto and the slogan is Redeeming the Burger one at a time - it's worth it

California Sandwiches is another sandwich shop, no drive thru, too messy, veal...
Forum: Framing 02-15-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,637
Posted By Chris Johnson
Personally...I think they underbid and cannot...

Personally...I think they underbid and cannot afford to complete the job, I know they cringed at our cost. I always come back with the same answer, we charge this amount and we don't walk away, all...
Forum: Framing 02-14-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,637
Posted By Chris Johnson
No this is my department, I look after the...

No this is my department, I look after the business end of things, it's all good
Forum: Construction 02-07-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,358
Posted By Chris Johnson
The first 2 floors there was no labour savings,...

The first 2 floors there was no labour savings, quite the opposite, as this was a new product for us, for everyone for that matter, we were going thru the learning curve, the 3 rd floor was what was...
Forum: Roofing 01-12-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,310
Posted By Chris Johnson
It takes about 3 times as long as doing...

It takes about 3 times as long as doing typar/tyvek type wraps for your first one
Forum: Remodeling Picture Post 01-07-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,340
Posted By Chris Johnson
What's a 'Human Parking Cones'?

What's a 'Human Parking Cones'?
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,507
Posted By Chris Johnson
Do you guys not have signs posted - keep out -...

Do you guys not have signs posted - keep out - construction - no trespassing - all visitors must report to site office/supervisor - etc? I think your insurance company would require them

If your...
Forum: Framing 12-09-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,847
Posted By Chris Johnson
Find Pickle, he did this one day and I used the...

Find Pickle, he did this one day and I used the drone one day too, gives a really neat perspective
Forum: Commercial Construction 12-03-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,060
Posted By Chris Johnson
It's an American thing Pickle To give you an...

It's an American thing Pickle

To give you an idea, Hercuwall is 7 sack, ICF walls are typically 5 to 5.5 sack, basement slabs are 5.5 sack, garage slabs/sidewalks are 6 to 6.5 sack with 6% air
Forum: Concrete & Paving 11-16-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,701
Posted By Chris Johnson
Don't use bag mix, buy SCC from the ready mix...

Don't use bag mix, buy SCC from the ready mix company.

You realize the garage floor will be flat, no slope. Is that permissible in your area? I'm use to 2% slope...which you won't get with SCC
Forum: Concrete & Paving 11-07-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,746
Posted By Chris Johnson
Agillia has a higher rating then spec'd, if I...

Agillia has a higher rating then spec'd, if I order 35mpa (that's the minimum that can be made here and work successfully) testing will snap at 45+ after 28 days. It's all the chemical used to make...
Forum: Construction 11-06-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,358
Posted By Chris Johnson
We do

We do
Forum: Drywall 10-04-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,578
Posted By Chris Johnson
You can get studs and as long as the coil is...

You can get studs and as long as the coil is thats feeding the machine
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 18,714
Posted By Chris Johnson
I thought my truck was pretty plain jane looking...

I thought my truck was pretty plain jane looking until my son was unloading it one day and a passerby said - whoever owns that truck either owns the company or is single - made my kid laugh
Forum: Business 09-20-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,105
Posted By Chris Johnson
Pricing is one of the most important things ...

Pricing is one of the most important things

Too often I see new people price jobs for wages, by the 2nd/3rd job they are robbing Peter to pay Paul
Forum: Remodeling 09-15-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,064
Posted By Chris Johnson
I'm with Jay, I do it on paper, everything is a...

I'm with Jay, I do it on paper, everything is a formula. I will put it in excel when done just to check my math and save it electronically...too much paperwork and files in the old days.

On any...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,719
Posted By Chris Johnson
I always say put yourself on payroll, make...

I always say put yourself on payroll, make yourself an employee of your own company. Several things happen, suddenly you have a regular consistent income, live within your means, you have...
Forum: Construction 09-06-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,358
Posted By Chris Johnson
See this is the difference between the US and...

See this is the difference between the US and Canada, the US is litigation happy, litigation in Canada happens but not to the degree the US has it.

Structural Engineer is on board, even more so...
Forum: Construction 09-05-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,358
Posted By Chris Johnson
Yup it's Hercuwall. This is the first project in...

Yup it's Hercuwall. This is the first project in Canada using Hercuwall and the largest project that Hercuwall has ever done. This is the marketing machine for their product and for us as well.

We...
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