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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-13-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 96,112
Posted By Mike-B
We have a lot of trucks and equipment on the...

We have a lot of trucks and equipment on the road. I'm used to having problems but lately, it's been overwhelming. Hers an idea of the past couple weeks.

Old 331 bobcat: threw the serpentine...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-10-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 628
Posted By Mike-B
Milwaukee m12 surge if you're looking for compact...

Milwaukee m12 surge if you're looking for compact but powerful

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Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 893
Posted By Mike-B
+1 Excluding treated lumber Sent from my...

+1
Excluding treated lumber

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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-05-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 96,112
Posted By Mike-B
Happened to us on multiple trucks in the fleet. ...

Happened to us on multiple trucks in the fleet.

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Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-03-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 963
Posted By Mike-B
I just went camping for 4 days. Had 4 coolers. ...

I just went camping for 4 days. Had 4 coolers. 2 x 45qt yeti's, 1
X 38qt igloo wheelie cool, and one 75qt rubbermaid with wheels called a 5 day cooler

Alcohol in one yeti
Water and soda in...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,163
Posted By Mike-B
It looks like it could have been made from a file...

It looks like it could have been made from a file but the metal does not have the same hardness. Any file I've owned would break before bending much. This metal is much more malleable.

I like...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 07-16-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By Mike-B
Looks good from where I sit. How long did it...

Looks good from where I sit.

How long did it take?


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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-15-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 96,112
Posted By Mike-B
Got a 5500 ram in the fleet too. We got a 12...

Got a 5500 ram in the fleet too. We got a 12 page recall in the mail awhile back. Took about 1 month for the dealer to get the parts. Been waiting on the F450 to be fixed before the 5500 goes in. ...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-15-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 96,112
Posted By Mike-B
Picked up a couple jobs in the city doing all the...

Picked up a couple jobs in the city doing all the civil work to setup a couple small prefab shelters for mini data centers. Foundations, conduits, XFMR pad for the poco, grounding grid, and some...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-15-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 96,112
Posted By Mike-B
Sent a F450 into the dealer for repair. Needed a...

Sent a F450 into the dealer for repair. Needed a turbo and some misc other things. Cost was $3700.

I sent some guys to pick it up. The check engine light came on before they got it back to our...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-15-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 96,112
Posted By Mike-B
I agree 100%. I've been saying the same thing...

I agree 100%. I've been saying the same thing for a few years now. Seems the seasons are off by almost a month

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Forum: Vehicles 02-09-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By Mike-B
Ive got multiple 3/4-1T, 4wd, crew cab, dually,...

Ive got multiple 3/4-1T, 4wd, crew cab, dually, diesel trucks with high miles, lots of rust, and low prices.




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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-06-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3,907
Views: 193,719
Posted By Mike-B
Locked the keys in my truck at HD last week when...

Locked the keys in my truck at HD last week when it was about 5 degrees out. Truck was running. Coat was inside. Customer called with 300 questions.

Luckily my F150 has optional keypad entry. ...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By Mike-B
You are right on. My first step was establishing...

You are right on. My first step was establishing power.
Step 2 was digging into these chimneys and opening the ceiling so I can get measurements and buy all the steel.

The chimneys are indeed...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By Mike-B
Nothing more than an office building. ...

Nothing more than an office building.



The peak is there so they can be fancy and vault the ceiling on the top floor.

No trusses in that area. Its all W12x35 beams cut, welded, bolted. ...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By Mike-B
The building isn't very old. 80's I'd guess. ...

The building isn't very old. 80's I'd guess.
The faux chimneys are "RF Transparent"
We will be installing cellular antennas inside each one so folks can use their phones even more than they do....
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By Mike-B
The building of many chimneys

Back in June I was invited to bid on a decent sized commercial project. The client PM held a pre-bid meeting including me, a few competitors, and the EOR.

Turns out my competitors weren't very...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,710
Posted By Mike-B
Most of my crews work per diem jobs, out of town....

Most of my crews work per diem jobs, out of town. Sharing hotel rooms 5-6 days a week. They work 10-12 hrs a day together, eat their dinner together, 2 guys share a room.

Once they get back in...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-01-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,235
Posted By Mike-B
We typically do a fancy dinner. Not so much on...

We typically do a fancy dinner. Not so much on Valentines Day but, very close to it.

Flowers, a card, chocolate and some type of super sugary candy will also be bought. This will be be year 17...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-26-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Mike-B
Id try that vs bring burned alive. Sent from...

Id try that vs bring burned alive.

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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-24-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 96,112
Posted By Mike-B
Woke up at 5AM per usual. Didnt want to get out...

Woke up at 5AM per usual. Didnt want to get out of bed. It was cold as fook.

Furnace chit the bed. Did a little troubleshooting before heading into the office. Think i got it ciphered out.
...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-21-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3,994
Views: 144,092
Posted By Mike-B
Ever try the canned crab meat? Makes a decent...

Ever try the canned crab meat?
Makes a decent cake. Not sure about imperial though.

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Forum: Featured Articles 01-08-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,920
Posted By Mike-B
Been here 19 years. Had 1 female apply for a...

Been here 19 years. Had 1 female apply for a construction position.

She didn't have any experience in our industry. She didn't get hired.

My main question was, what do you do when the crew...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 12-27-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 774
Posted By Mike-B
A couple months back we did a lightning...

A couple months back we did a lightning protection job at a low security state correctional facility out in the middle of the woods.

Part of the job required surge protection to be installed at...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-22-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 60,406
Posted By Mike-B
Im a big believer in Hilti tools. When it comes...

Im a big believer in Hilti tools. When it comes to rotary hammers, they are king.

We've burned thru multiple lesser brands while the hiltus just keep producing....
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