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Forum: Technology 10-04-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,765
Posted By Tiger
I print very little except contract forms. I like...

I print very little except contract forms. I like signatures in ink. I like a black-only laser printer to avoid the smearing from water. Years ago I switched to very inexpensive printers. My latest...
Forum: Business 09-30-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,479
Posted By Tiger
"He is very lacking in his administrative skills...

"He is very lacking in his administrative skills at this point in his career. Paper work is a nightmare for him."

A business owner without administrative skills. Too funny. What does he do now and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,608
Posted By Tiger
I've used Square for about 2 years with zero...

I've used Square for about 2 years with zero issues. I only accept MC & Visa because I heard AmEx can reverse a charge on a completed contract, favoring the card user on any complaint. Don't know if...
Forum: Landscaping 09-10-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,904
Posted By Tiger
I do have a mulching mower and the soil test...

I do have a mulching mower and the soil test sounds like a good plan. Thanks!
Forum: Landscaping 09-09-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,904
Posted By Tiger
Maybe I should have mentioned that there are...

Maybe I should have mentioned that there are maple roots throughout the area.
Forum: Landscaping 09-09-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,904
Posted By Tiger
The new area is for the party in three weeks. My...

The new area is for the party in three weeks. My main concern is...you know how clay is when it's wet...every step adds an inch to your shoes. I might be able to do a couple fine layers of sifted...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,347
Posted By Tiger
I'll add that sometimes "I've had problems with...

I'll add that sometimes "I've had problems with other contractors" is code for no advance and total on completion. That would be a tough option for you to agree to.
Forum: Landscaping 09-09-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,904
Posted By Tiger
Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.
Forum: Landscaping 09-09-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,904
Posted By Tiger
Improving Clay Soil

Please excuse the non-pro question, ask me an electrical question while I'm invading your territory.

I had a garage built several years ago and the excavator spread subsoil over the back yard, now...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,347
Posted By Tiger
Maybe you could set up a payment schedule with...

Maybe you could set up a payment schedule with Phase 1 as one room and a cancellation clause after Phase 1 by either of you. Have an advance large enough to pay for the cost that room. The final of...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,754
Posted By Tiger
You probably don't want to think about rabid...

You probably don't want to think about rabid raccoons and skunks. I find that an extension cord and couple clamp lights make crawl spaces friendlier.
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,654
Posted By Tiger
Would you pay significantly more for a home...

Would you pay significantly more for a home improvement if the contractor said "I pay my guys more and provide them with great health and retirement benefits"?
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,829
Posted By Tiger
A good question for your accountant. My...

A good question for your accountant. My accountant told me that the IRS requires that I take a reasonable salary. If I took a higher salary I would pay more in social security taxes.
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,151
Posted By Tiger
I can't advise you on the job since I've been an...

I can't advise you on the job since I've been an independent contractor since 1984. I would find it very hard to drop my business for 3 month from the perspective of serving my clients.

My advice...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,171
Posted By Tiger
Generally speaking a more "experienced" client is...

Generally speaking a more "experienced" client is a better client. I also get a lot of men that "would do it themselves if they had the time" so prefer women, in general. Women over 60 are golden.
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,769
Posted By Tiger
I've used OSI Quad for several years on wood and...

I've used OSI Quad for several years on wood and like it a lot (my first trade was painting...many years ago).
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,572
Posted By Tiger
I stopped doing free estimates several years ago...

I stopped doing free estimates several years ago and recently adopted a minimum charge which has been working well.

For me the difference between a quote and diagnostics is:

Tell me the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,321
Posted By Tiger
I had suppliers price materials lower if I asked...

I had suppliers price materials lower if I asked the price, higher if I didn't ask. I like that my supplier charges the same.
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,402
Posted By Tiger
About ten years ago I had a three car garage with...

About ten years ago I had a three car garage with a 10' ceiling built on my small residential property. It's one of the best decisions I ever made. I'm glad not to have to drive to a shop and I can...
Forum: Technology 08-17-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,758
Posted By Tiger
I get some of that also but a trick I do now is...

I get some of that also but a trick I do now is intentionally hit a wrong letter and it will finish the word for me.
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,249
Posted By Tiger
Several years ago I wired a walk-in tub that...

Several years ago I wired a walk-in tub that turned into a service upgrade and some additional interior circuits and outlets. It was all good, but if I hadn't answered the call and started the job...
Forum: Technology 07-29-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,953
Posted By Tiger
I prefer contract, text or email any day over...

I prefer contract, text or email any day over verbal messages. Get it in writing.
Forum: Technology 07-27-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,953
Posted By Tiger
I don't mind getting texts. When I'm sleeping I...

I don't mind getting texts. When I'm sleeping I turn the ringer off and set it on a dry washcloth so it doesn't vibrate on the nightstand. Non-emergencies get answered the following morning.
Forum: Electrical 07-18-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,483
Posted By Tiger
My new favorite response when fixing the...

My new favorite response when fixing the electrical installations of handymen and carpenters applies here:

This is something an apprentice learns in the first year.

In this area you can't...
Forum: Technology 07-12-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,399
Posted By Tiger
I searched your question and stackoverflow has...

I searched your question and stackoverflow has suggestions that seem to be distance related programming, not road related. Might be helpful though.
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