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Forum: Health & Safety Yesterday, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 236
Posted By Fishindude
Ouch ! Glad you weren't hurt badly.

Ouch !
Glad you weren't hurt badly.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-02-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 376
Posted By Fishindude
It's been bad here. Had a couple angry deer...

It's been bad here.
Had a couple angry deer protesting in my alfalfa field behind the house last evening.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-26-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By Fishindude
I share this opinion. Let the trash guys keep...

I share this opinion. Let the trash guys keep the trash business and I'll take a mark-up percentage on top of them. I'll my focus on building stuff and making money on the jobsite.
Forum: Construction 05-20-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By Fishindude
I'm no pole barn expert but what I have seen...

I'm no pole barn expert but what I have seen frequently around here is a double 2x12 band board at top for trusses to sit on. One 2x12 is on inside face of the post and the other on outside. It's...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-12-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By Fishindude
We quit putting ourselves into those competitive...

We quit putting ourselves into those competitive bidding situations against multiple contractors where we knew we were likely to be higher priced.

Doesn't matter what is right or wrong, but it...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-07-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 827
Posted By Fishindude
Get a boat ! Buy one used that some sucker...

Get a boat !
Buy one used that some sucker has been making payments on and pick it up for a fraction of the price, with little or nothing wrong with it. Craigslist is a great place to find...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-06-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 360
Posted By Fishindude
Just more manufactured BS problems by the press. ...

Just more manufactured BS problems by the press. There is no meat shortage.
We've got dairies, confined hog operations, cattle feed lots and a couple huge meat processing plants right in the...
Forum: Concrete & Paving 05-02-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 425
Posted By Fishindude
I'd use wood timbers or RR ties, something like...

I'd use wood timbers or RR ties, something like that.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 04-30-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 263
Posted By Fishindude
They may be out of work, but unlike the real...

They may be out of work, but unlike the real depression most are all getting unemployment payments that aren't a whole lot less than regular take home pay.

Masses of people aren't going homeless...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 04-26-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 364
Posted By Fishindude
Commercial and industrial is all I've ever done,...

Commercial and industrial is all I've ever done, make yourself very familiar with the plans and specs and bid accordingly.

Best piece of advice I could give you is to create some type of sign off...
Forum: Concrete & Paving 04-25-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By Fishindude
Probably a couple dollars each but saves a ton of...

Probably a couple dollars each but saves a ton of labor.
And who care what it costs if the client is paying for it?
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By Fishindude
Yea, it's a simple matter of bending a little...

Yea, it's a simple matter of bending a little rebar and maybe do a little welding to make some custom support chairs.
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By Fishindude
When doing deep pours with multiple mats of...

When doing deep pours with multiple mats of rebar, we typically place a layer of wire mesh (mats not rolled) atop the top rebar mat to make it safe to walk on while pouring. Doesn't hurt a thing,...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 04-22-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,055
Posted By Fishindude
I suspect a whole lot of little mom and pop...

I suspect a whole lot of little mom and pop restaurants and bars are going to be wiped out by this shutdown. Those businesses are marginally profitable during good times, a couple months off will...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Fishindude
We had a cost code in our estimates for siding...

We had a cost code in our estimates for siding installation. Any work installing the siding got charged to that cost code, so at the end of the job we could come up with a production rate, square...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By Fishindude
They make a product called a continuous bolster...

They make a product called a continuous bolster that comes in 8' or 10' lengths to lay across the first mat and set the second mat on.

When allowed, I like to set bottom mats on half pieces of...
Forum: Masonry 04-20-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By Fishindude
Nothing has been built with "cinder blocks" for...

Nothing has been built with "cinder blocks" for 75 years or more. There is no such product available. Hire a mason.
Forum: Vehicles 04-16-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,781
Posted By Fishindude
I'd think about getting a small dump truck and...

I'd think about getting a small dump truck and just use a flatbed trailer. Any combo dump trailer / flatbed isn't going to be a very good flatbed or a very good dump trailer.
Forum: Business 04-15-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,429
Posted By Fishindude
Pretty sad dropping the drug testing. ...

Pretty sad dropping the drug testing.

Implementing a drug free policy 20 years ago was one of the better things we ever did. Pre-hire, randoms, and anytime there is a serious incident /...
Forum: Business 04-13-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,429
Posted By Fishindude
Every "good" tradesman is already employed, they...

Every "good" tradesman is already employed, they are not sitting home reading the newspaper waiting and looking for a job. They are in high demand and are already gainfully employed, doing a good...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By Fishindude
It's really quite simple. Make sales calls on...

It's really quite simple. Make sales calls on the clients you think you are a good fit for and try to convince them that it would be advantageous for them to use your services.

Anything you find...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 04-13-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,646
Posted By Fishindude
We've got tomato plants started from seed going...

We've got tomato plants started from seed going inside the house, they're about 2" tall now. Planted lettuce, spinach and a couple kinds of radishes in garden couple days ago, no sprouts yet.
Forum: Architecture & Design 04-12-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By Fishindude
Things get real messy bringing a second design...

Things get real messy bringing a second design professional in. Around here you have an engineer or architect of record who creates the plans and submits for permits.

I've run into these deals...
Forum: Business 04-07-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,429
Posted By Fishindude
We contractors are also guilty of not training...

We contractors are also guilty of not training nearly as much as we should. There needs to be some off the clock classroom training as well as on the job training and that costs time and money. ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,326
Posted By Fishindude
Anyone that is a part time building inspector /...

Anyone that is a part time building inspector / part time contractor shouldn't be much of a threat to any serious full time contractor.
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