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Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 04-16-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,495
Posted By Defenestrate
Happy to hear that you're doing the right thing....

Happy to hear that you're doing the right thing. Treating customers with this kind of respect will make you a hero and get you more business.
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 04-12-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,495
Posted By Defenestrate
We all start somewhere, but you're over your...

We all start somewhere, but you're over your head.

Let your buddy GC own the job and be his sub. He'll tell you what you need to go do, and skim a few points for his trouble/liability. Depending...
Forum: Drywall 03-25-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,055
Posted By Defenestrate
Yeah, just a temp agency for laborers/carpenters...

Yeah, just a temp agency for laborers/carpenters (and maybe other people -- dunno). They're like a sub, so they cover comp/insurance. Prices vary, but they're not what you'd call cheap.

You call,...
Forum: Carpentry 02-03-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,776
Posted By Defenestrate
Love my Dewalt. It's probably worth getting their...

Love my Dewalt. It's probably worth getting their clamps as well. (They do what they're supposed to do and they fit in the case nicely.)
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-25-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 111,113
Posted By Defenestrate
Lookit what you bastidges made me do on the...

Lookit what you bastidges made me do on the craigslist:

https://i.postimg.cc/4NN4b8ZK/IMG-6142.jpg
and
https://i.postimg.cc/dVZY4pf0/IMG-6138.jpg
(this one is a $%^# gem: near perfect carbide...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-22-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 111,113
Posted By Defenestrate
Got the 2 gallon, 1hp, 2010a model. Nice and...

Got the 2 gallon, 1hp, 2010a model. Nice and quiet. Reasonably light. Reasonable recharge, though you aren't going to run two roofers on it, obviously. It came with a bad regulator, but they replaced...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-17-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 111,113
Posted By Defenestrate
These come up on CL/ ebay pretty regularly. The...

These come up on CL/ ebay pretty regularly. The bummer is that they've usually lost a part or two and replacements are either crazy $$$ or unavailable. I ended up buying 3 and making two complete...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-15-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By Defenestrate
I'm a patient man, and that's a cool toy, but I...

I'm a patient man, and that's a cool toy, but I am NOT watching 24 minutes of that shizz.
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 01-01-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By Defenestrate
We use a fair bit of 'econo runner'...

We use a fair bit of 'econo runner' https://www.protectiveproducts.com/products/econo-runner.html.

Couple downsides, though: it's not cheap (about a buck a foot), and since it has a slightly tacky...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 12-03-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 21,004
Posted By Defenestrate
Ouch! My sympathy.

Ouch! My sympathy.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-02-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Defenestrate
Well, I took the plunge. (CPO had it on for $400,...

Well, I took the plunge. (CPO had it on for $400, though that's sold out. Amazon has it right now for $411, so pretty good discount.)

Very initial thoughts from a couple of days being lightly used...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-27-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,493
Posted By Defenestrate
Dunno about the Milwaukee, but it ain't Dewalt....

Dunno about the Milwaukee, but it ain't Dewalt. As far as I know, they have only one, and it's a small blade, 60v, battery only (no adaptor for AC). Compare with their chopsaws: full size blades,...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-18-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,493
Posted By Defenestrate
Decide what you'll use the most (impact, saw,...

Decide what you'll use the most (impact, saw, whatever) and make sure that fits your hand. Then make sure that your dream tools (cordless caulking gun, whatever...) exist in the line you want. Add up...
Forum: Business 06-24-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,795
Posted By Defenestrate
If you weren't polite, you'd laugh in his face....

If you weren't polite, you'd laugh in his face. Since you're Canadian, you'll probably just tell him you are booked solid and can't fit his 4 hour job in.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 06-23-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,107
Posted By Defenestrate
Why wouldn't you just buy old PC 7310s all day on...

Why wouldn't you just buy old PC 7310s all day on craigslist?

https://i.postimg.cc/RZzH2mRz/IMG-5595.jpg

(and a couple more in the vehicle...)

50 bucks. They never break. The collet is a...
Forum: Carpentry 06-16-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By Defenestrate
Open span length and spacing?

Open span length and spacing?
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-05-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,570
Posted By Defenestrate
Don't worry, champ. A little bit more practice,...

Don't worry, champ. A little bit more practice, and you'll be able to cut a straighter line.

:whistling
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-04-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Defenestrate
Are you sure your tool is really 22 degrees? I...

Are you sure your tool is really 22 degrees? I have a PC mag 350 that I'd swear is a 21 degree. And that's all I ever feed it.

Edit: I just looked at the manual, and it is supposed to be a 22...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-01-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 111,113
Posted By Defenestrate
Dewalt track saw for cheap right now...

If you're itching for a flexvolt track saw, the price just dropped to $479 for saw, 6ah battery, fast charger, 55" track and tstack box.
...
Forum: Roofing 03-31-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,360
Posted By Defenestrate
Where in California? And not to be too...

Where in California?

And not to be too blunt or harsh, but if I had a license and a guy with one year under his belt approached me and asked me to carry a ton of liability for his work, I'd...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Defenestrate
Build an existing model of the roof out of...

Build an existing model of the roof out of cardboard, then start putting bent pieces of paper on it to represent the new portico roof. Biggest problem will be the cricket on the right between the old...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-27-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 111,113
Posted By Defenestrate
String two of these together (they come in a two...

String two of these together (they come in a two pack) and you'll have easy clamps for the hose.
...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,293
Posted By Defenestrate
I regularly use a torpedo, 2', 32", 4', 6'....

I regularly use a torpedo, 2', 32", 4', 6'. Things that come along once in a while: bucket/hose, plate level, lasers, and a plumb bob.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-22-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 111,113
Posted By Defenestrate
Ordered the morning of the 18th. It arrived late...

Ordered the morning of the 18th. It arrived late on the 20th to the company mailroom. (When I ordered, they said, "5 left in stock", so it was obviously in inventory.)
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-21-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 111,113
Posted By Defenestrate
Woo! (Two batteries, as hoped.) ...

Woo! (Two batteries, as hoped.)

https://i.postimg.cc/jqNH2ktp/IMG-4911.jpg
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