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Forum: Business 01-19-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,764
Posted By hbelectric
Just about 3 months into the office, about 2...

Just about 3 months into the office, about 2 minutes from home. I have gone from working in the field 7 days a week, to almost never putting on my tool belt anymore.
My next step is a estimator or...
Forum: Help Wanted or Looking For Work 10-08-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,042
Posted By hbelectric
Forum: Electrical 06-12-2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,433
Posted By hbelectric
Yeah and i'm not good enough with contracts to...

Yeah and i'm not good enough with contracts to save my ass, plus ive already told them im too busy and way to busy too deal with more paperwork jobs. The whole liability thing, doesn't sound good for...
Forum: Electrical 06-11-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,433
Posted By hbelectric
Some of the fans were installed where lights once...

Some of the fans were installed where lights once were, 40 years old. Then 6 fans are newly piped in, surface mounted pipe and 4sq boxes. Its a church so the fans are directly over seating.

They...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2011, 01:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,940
Posted By hbelectric
Here is what I would of done. Told her 10/12 days...

Here is what I would of done. Told her 10/12 days work, 5 guys so many hours, materials, then put your profit, let's say $1500. If people think your making $2000 a day, they won't hire you.
Forum: Electrical 06-11-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,433
Posted By hbelectric
ceiling fans on 4sq box and doing insurance inspection.

I'm doing an inspection and I'm not positive on using 4 sq boxes with round mud ring for a ceiling fan. I see them all over this commercial building.
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-20-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By hbelectric
Yeah we are having are best years right now, but...

Yeah we are having are best years right now, but that changes from month to month. We were at 7 guys last month, but i'm cutting down to maybe just 2 guys and myself.

Not sure if things are...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-13-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By hbelectric
What kind of work do you do? Staying busy?

What kind of work do you do? Staying busy?
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,535
Posted By hbelectric
I started off Craigslist, but that was early on...

I started off Craigslist, but that was early on before it got to be 10 pages a day in skilled trades. From CL not only did I meet clients , but I met GC's. I still get calls from clents from 5-6...
Forum: Contractor Licensing 03-13-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,791
Posted By hbelectric
thanks california gov. for nothing

A friend of mine wants to build a 20,000sq ft restaurant/hall and some more condos etc.. on property he has owned for 20 years. He already has built up condos on the property but many years back.
...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,027
Posted By hbelectric
I talked to the super, who is a friend, he said...

I talked to the super, who is a friend, he said don't call the gc yet intul I get to talk to my supplier. I'm hoping the job specs were changed, when they found out what the lighting packaged was.
...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,027
Posted By hbelectric
I received a late fax, $12,500, so they were only...

I received a late fax, $12,500, so they were only off by $7,000. First bid was 5600.
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,027
Posted By hbelectric
Too much specialty lighting to get pricing,...

Too much specialty lighting to get pricing, manufactures don't give out that info to contractors. I still have no idea how much we are off. I can only visually look at what they quoted and what owner...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,223
Posted By hbelectric
We just finished the most insane HO, I've ever...

We just finished the most insane HO, I've ever met. Besides constantly telling me what needed to be done and how it should be installed, only to be installed my way" the right way anyway". I finally...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,576
Posted By hbelectric
Havent had this problem, but last month we were...

Havent had this problem, but last month we were involved in a major renovation. The HO moved out, during construction. We had about 2 days left but friday came, they moved in over the weekend. The...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,027
Posted By hbelectric
I have the written quote, for this project. One...

I have the written quote, for this project. One reason I didn't catch it, they ussually cross parts with the brands they carry, which is fine. As long as they are basically the samething. Right now I...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,027
Posted By hbelectric
Yes it's a bid to a GC. I'm not sure, if my bid...

Yes it's a bid to a GC. I'm not sure, if my bid was used to land the project, good possibilty.
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,027
Posted By hbelectric
My supplier misquoted a project

So i'm going over my fixture schedule and cross referencing the quoted fixtures. Holy ****, i'm seeing serious problems. The entire quote is way wrong.

I started the project, just a few hours...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,401
Posted By hbelectric
I finished rough and he owed still owed me 10%,...

I finished rough and he owed still owed me 10%, per contract. He owed me for materials, he was paying for all materials, so I had about a $1,000 in materials, that I will not get paid on. Then change...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2010, 02:20 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,401
Posted By hbelectric
Judge basically said there was problems on the...

Judge basically said there was problems on the job, that couldn't be reconciled, so the contract is breeched. From my understanding from this, any GC or HO could threaten your life, kick you off...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,401
Posted By hbelectric
I lost in court, Judge says the contract was...

I lost in court, Judge says the contract was breeched, so no money is owed.
Forum: Business 09-03-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,235
Posted By hbelectric
Home Depot for me, I just wait for the sales and...

Home Depot for me, I just wait for the sales and load up.

Recent items: Makita lithium 18v 6 piece combo. $399.00 HD, Amazon $529.00

Makita 18v drill combo and Milwakee 18v both lithium $...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,401
Posted By hbelectric
Well i've insisted that we go after the...

Well i've insisted that we go after the Contractor License, with the state licensing board. But my wife is fighting me on it. The owner of the property is using, somebody elses license, which I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,401
Posted By hbelectric
UPDATE: Well took forever to serve the guy,...

UPDATE:

Well took forever to serve the guy, but we had our court date. we stood in front of the judge and he claimed he wasn't served correctly and the judge had to rescedule for next month.
...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,050
Posted By hbelectric
Atleast you would of been able to pay the subs,...

Atleast you would of been able to pay the subs, on this project.
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