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Forum: Business 11-29-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,456
Posted By chew
Congratulations on keeping the customer. Now you...

Congratulations on keeping the customer. Now you must prepare for what will probably happen next. Your contact will loose their job and be replaced by someone less qualified & being paid less....
Forum: Business 10-10-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,456
Posted By chew
90% of our work is commercial & I have been doing...

90% of our work is commercial & I have been doing this for almost 40 years. I have seen this situation many times. If you do not lower your rates somebody else will be doing your work. If you can...
Forum: Business 03-04-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,706
Posted By chew
Never stop hustling, because when you do the...

Never stop hustling, because when you do the person who is will be the one taking your work.

I am 50 & still pushing & hustling for every job I want.
I don't need the money I just like what I do....
Forum: Business 03-04-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,706
Posted By chew
No it's just good customer service. Our office...

No it's just good customer service.
Our office hrs. are 6am - 6pm M-F & any calls during non-business hours are forwarded to one my estimators.
I can tell we get a lot of work @ our price, because...
Forum: Business 03-03-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,706
Posted By chew
All cell phones come with selective rejection. ...

All cell phones come with selective rejection.
It's up to you how you want to run your business.
My cell phone is on 24/7 & only existing customers have the number.
If my cell rings after hours...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,152
Posted By chew
I am through the local home builders assoc. ...

I am through the local home builders assoc.
Gets me an extra 2% off at Lowes & they have some other discount programs that I do not use.
I get a lot of of benefit of being a member of the local...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,983
Posted By chew
Billings are up already up 243% from this time...

Billings are up already up 243% from this time last year.
Last year we had a record year.

Then on Friday I find out one of my competitors had their license suspended.
That will mean about 50...
Forum: Plumbing 01-26-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
Posted By chew
Use a test plug ...

Use a test plug ...
Forum: Business 01-17-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 39,348
Posted By chew
Actually it is not hard at to track where the...

Actually it is not hard at to track where the steel came.
When you manufacture something for a government you are required to get certs. on the material used. Just like when buy something for the...
Forum: Business 01-17-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,562
Posted By chew
This is very easy I do it with one of my vendors....

This is very easy I do it with one of my vendors.
1st you sent up a customer acct. for the lumber yard. Name the acct. name of company - sales

2nd set up a vendor acct for the lumber yard. Name...
Forum: Business 01-04-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 14,585
Posted By chew
And probably a Trekie with a Negron...

And probably a Trekie with a Negron Complex:rolleyes:
Forum: Plumbing 09-10-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,778
Posted By chew
You should replace everything connected to the...

You should replace everything connected to the Tee pressure switch (get the same pressure setting they have now), nipple from pressure switch ( this gets clogged very often), pressure gauge (they...
Forum: Plumbing 09-09-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,778
Posted By chew
What are you having trouble figuring out? Just...

What are you having trouble figuring out?
Just turn the well pump off & hook a hose up to the pressure tank & drain the system.
There should be a shut off valve on the out going side of the...
Forum: Business 08-04-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 18,623
Posted By chew
That's not true Amazon was not required to...

That's not true Amazon was not required to collect the sales tax, but the consumer is required to pay their state the sales tax. In MD if you are caught not paying the sales tax on out of state...
Forum: Plumbing 06-10-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,543
Posted By chew
Concrete D-Boxes usually only weigh about 200...

Concrete D-Boxes usually only weigh about 200 lbs. & cost about $100.00
Nobody tamps the ground when they put one in.
$2,000.00 is way over priced how deep is it ?
Forum: Plumbing 06-10-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,008
Posted By chew
Call Norweco @ 419-668-4471 someone there should...

Call Norweco @ 419-668-4471 someone there should be able to recommend a company to help you out.
NOWRA should be able to help you out also http://www.nowra.org/content.asp?pl=27&sl=48&contentid=48
Forum: Plumbing 06-10-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,798
Posted By chew
Use this joint seal...

Use this joint seal http://www.oatey.com/products/thread-sealants/pipe-thread-sealants/block
Then use spray foam fire block in hole to hold the pipe in position or you can use linkseal...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,322
Posted By chew
You could get a pre-cast concrete co. to make...

You could get a pre-cast concrete co. to make them for you.
That way you all you would have to do is set them in place.
They will weigh about 49,000 lbs. ea.
Forum: Carpentry 05-09-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,828
Posted By chew
You can just do what these guys did. ...

You can just do what these guys did.
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2001-04-26/news/0104260295_1_geckle-grand-jury-baltimore-county
Forum: Construction 05-09-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,541
Posted By chew
I guess you don't need a permit. Around here...

I guess you don't need a permit.
Around here you would have to submit a copy of your plate with your septic system & proposed building on it among other things. Every county here has different...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,578
Posted By chew
Another reason for using PEX. Freezes and...

Another reason for using PEX.

Freezes and goes back to normal when it thaws out.

If your pipes are copper I will do the tear out for free
Forum: Business 03-31-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,391
Posted By chew
I will make easy to see why a large company can...

I will make easy to see why a large company can charge less.
A company with 10 employees that nets $100.00 a day per employee nets $250,000.00 a year.
Now the owner has less work...
Forum: Construction 03-28-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,912
Posted By chew
1st thing it is concrete not cement. ...

1st thing it is concrete not cement.

Cement is what used to make concrete.

I don't think you are going to find something online.

We have a program that we enter all the info. in &...
Forum: Commercial Construction 03-07-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,155
Posted By chew
We see idiots like that from time to time. ...

We see idiots like that from time to time.

We always put the edge on afterwards.

we use a router bit for stone, but never been able to find a 1/8" one.

We talk them into a 3/16"...
Forum: Plumbing 02-26-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,657
Posted By chew
Put a 3" tee on it's back ,leave the 3" pipe to...

Put a 3" tee on it's back ,leave the 3" pipe to the WC long, install the floor, cut pipe flush to finished floor & use this type of closet flange...
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