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Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,110
Posted By carpenter uk
Hope for the best but plan for the worst ...

Hope for the best but plan for the worst

Money is not all its cracked up to be if your too busy working

People will always let you down

Common sense is not that common

Software salesman...
Forum: Business 11-11-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,925
Posted By carpenter uk
We have 2 different types of subs in the uk, full...

We have 2 different types of subs in the uk, full package or labour only

Full package takes full responsibility for that element supplies everything needed labour materials and sometimes design
...
Forum: Technology 06-05-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,193
Posted By carpenter uk
I use planswift and find it so flexible, every...

I use planswift and find it so flexible, every time I use it I find more I can do with it.

I have tried onscreen take off but it did not have as many useful features from what I remember so would...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-26-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,865
Posted By carpenter uk
oxalic acid should remove them

oxalic acid should remove them
Forum: Business 12-01-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,408
Posted By carpenter uk
Quickbooks, excel & dropbox pretty much...

Quickbooks, excel & dropbox

pretty much paperless !
Forum: Technology 07-05-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,777
Posted By carpenter uk
Ive got windows 10 and windows 7 on a vm, I can...

Ive got windows 10 and windows 7 on a vm, I can boot them at the same time and windows 10 takes 3 x's as long as 7 ( I have tested it several times clicking either 1st - same result
Forum: Business 05-21-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,657
Posted By carpenter uk
Be a bit more picky about the jobs you bid - go...

Be a bit more picky about the jobs you bid - go for the ones that will keep you more interested, from customers you like to deal with and ones that can make you more money.

Try upping your margin...
Forum: Technology 05-21-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,777
Posted By carpenter uk
I have windows 7 & 10 on a vm and have booted...

I have windows 7 & 10 on a vm and have booted both at the same time, windows 10 takes 3 times as long to boot.

I'm sticking with 7 because it runs well and everything associated with my computer...
Forum: Business 04-30-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,315
Posted By carpenter uk
If you work from plans you want planswift

If you work from plans you want planswift
Forum: Technology 02-28-2016, 05:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,625
Posted By carpenter uk
I am replacing my surface pro 3 with an ipad, I...

I am replacing my surface pro 3 with an ipad, I dont believe the surface does the job of replacing a tablet & a laptop particularly well.

The best solution for me is a laptop in the office and...
Forum: Technology 02-08-2016, 03:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,625
Posted By carpenter uk
It probably will soon as microsoft just purchased...

It probably will soon as microsoft just purchased swift key

I have a surface pro 3 that i use for site visits, I tend to load the job drawing pdf and write notes for different areas on the drawing...
Forum: Accounting Software & Discussion 01-22-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,678
Posted By carpenter uk
Use the practise file to play around on. When...

Use the practise file to play around on.
When you set up your company file keep backing it up every time you change something so you can go back
Forum: Business 01-17-2016, 02:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,203
Posted By carpenter uk
Yes qb & excel are the tools i could not do...

Yes qb & excel are the tools i could not do without
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,322
Posted By carpenter uk
If you dont win a bid they will always say you...

If you dont win a bid they will always say you were too high no matter what the reason. Its easier to tell you that than they did not feel confident with you.

No matter how accurate your numbers...
Forum: Business 12-30-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Posted By carpenter uk
I'm not a fan of partnerships myself but if he...

I'm not a fan of partnerships myself but if he needs it to take the next step then maybe its worth a go - nothing ventured and all that.

From what ive seen most go rotten after a couple of years...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 12-29-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,236
Posted By carpenter uk
It must be tough in the USA that you have to...

It must be tough in the USA that you have to worry about being attacked every day
Forum: Contractor Swap 12-01-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,759
Posted By carpenter uk
Trend do something similar in the uk ...

Trend do something similar in the uk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHPHFlE6N5Y&list=PLTeYMXiu1e9jOIky5B5DCdVvrWKcmvHgK
Forum: Technology 11-19-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,054
Posted By carpenter uk
I use plan swift and you can log in and out with...

I use plan swift and you can log in and out with it, you can export to excel and you can also set up excel sheets so it will put take off into pre determined cells. I personally export to excel then...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,978
Posted By carpenter uk
In some areas I have to lock my van when I pull...

In some areas I have to lock my van when I pull up at traffic lights:blink:
Forum: Technology 09-16-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By carpenter uk
The dog looks like he has grown and taking up...

The dog looks like he has grown and taking up more space too
Forum: Health & Safety 08-28-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,177
Posted By carpenter uk
I have found goal setting puts more pressure and...

I have found goal setting puts more pressure and stress on me, I prefer having systems and working through them that way but its the external pressures that i can not do anything about I find most...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 08-23-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,005
Posted By carpenter uk
Use a laser tape to measure all your base Do...

Use a laser tape to measure all your base
Do all your cutting at one time
Cut your scribes on the mitre saw then cope with a jigsaw

Trim - as said glue up on the floor- I glue all mine before...
Forum: Accounting Software & Discussion 08-20-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,759
Posted By carpenter uk
when you add a time uncheck the billable box

when you add a time uncheck the billable box
Forum: Technology 07-31-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,996
Posted By carpenter uk
i updated my surface 3 today then my seagate...

i updated my surface 3 today then my seagate external drive needed a driver, tried to install it and windows crashed

Ive been onto support and it looks like I've got to do a complete reinstall on...
Forum: Technology 06-28-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,618
Posted By carpenter uk
When you have a stable platform stick with it as...

When you have a stable platform stick with it as long as you can
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