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Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,499
Posted By mrcharles
The General Contractor you mentioned went from a...

The General Contractor you mentioned went from a company doing a few million dollars a year to doing 130 million dollars worth of work a year in less than a decade. This story sounds like many others...
Forum: Framing 11-29-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,860
Posted By mrcharles
For the guys who are mentioning lapping the...

For the guys who are mentioning lapping the sheathing over the rim joist you can run the ply lower than the wall and then stand the wall and nail the sheathing to the rim joist. Around here 99% of...
Forum: Business 11-15-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,135
Posted By mrcharles
I think you mean you want to match dollar for...

I think you mean you want to match dollar for dollar the employee contribution capped at 4%. Three percent is competitive in construction. Is this for your employees, of you as an employee of your...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 11-01-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,206
Posted By mrcharles
I am very familiar with mat foundations.... I...

I am very familiar with mat foundations.... I assumed the OP had a disturbed soil condition and that was what they were trying to correct. It appears now that perhaps the OP is more of a homeowner.
Forum: Concrete & Paving 11-01-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,705
Posted By mrcharles
It sounds to me like they poured the top of...

It sounds to me like they poured the top of footing even with what is supposed to be top of bottom or slab. A course of block would be an easy fix, and will give you the opportunity to level up under...
Forum: Concrete & Paving 10-31-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,705
Posted By mrcharles
Why not just do a course of block?

Why not just do a course of block?
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,233
Posted By mrcharles
If it's on a slab rent a scissor lift.

If it's on a slab rent a scissor lift.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 10-28-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,206
Posted By mrcharles
What your talking about doing is called a mat...

What your talking about doing is called a mat foundation.... A 4" thick slab will not cut it. An engineer could design something, but it will be thick and loaded up with bar. Depending on your...
Forum: Framing 04-19-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,632
Posted By mrcharles
In times past in certain areas before the days of...

In times past in certain areas before the days of mass utilization of trusses there was such a thing as a roof stacking crew. One crew finished everything up to the top plates and then another crew...
Forum: Framing 04-18-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 57,068
Posted By mrcharles
It has ceiling joists so I'm thinking that it's...

It has ceiling joists so I'm thinking that it's not a cathedral ceiling which means that the insulation will likely be blown in or batts above the ceiling not in the rafter bay....so there shouldn't...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 04-04-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,801
Posted By mrcharles
I agree with Dayexco..... This needs to be...

I agree with Dayexco..... This needs to be engineered. If the soil fails the structure will fail.

That being said Lime stabilization sounds like it might be a good solution.
Forum: Concrete & Paving 03-30-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,957
Posted By mrcharles
You can sue him in small claims court, but make...

You can sue him in small claims court, but make sure to do so before the warranty period (usually 1 year) is over.
Forum: Concrete & Paving 03-30-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,957
Posted By mrcharles
what time of the year was it poured? Also once...

what time of the year was it poured? Also once it's started sprawling the only real cure is to tear it out.
Forum: Electrical 03-29-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,057
Posted By mrcharles
Repairs of extension cords are therefore...

Repairs of extension cords are therefore permitted under 1926.404(b)(1)(iii)(C). However, in order to remain compliant with 1926.403(a), the repairs must return the equipment to the state in which...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 03-29-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By mrcharles
I'd guess it's a solder on the trigger.

I'd guess it's a solder on the trigger.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 03-25-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,098
Posted By mrcharles
Why they don't just make a larger offset bracket...

Why they don't just make a larger offset bracket seems like the obvious solution... That block is ugly.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-24-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,698
Posted By mrcharles
I'm confused... The Op said they don't want to...

I'm confused... The Op said they don't want to demo the slab?

I just demoed a garage slab, footings stayed.....I had two laborers with jack hammers and they had it demoed and loaded in a 10 yard...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 03-23-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,576
Posted By mrcharles
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200...

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200578604_200578604?cm_mmc=Google-pla&utm_source=Google_PLA&utm_medium=Construction%20%3E%20Scaffolding&utm_campaign=Metaltech&utm_content=27736&ci_src=1...
Forum: Masonry 03-17-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By mrcharles
No idea about tooling the next day, but the easy...

No idea about tooling the next day, but the easy way to do more sq ft is to add more manpower.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 03-09-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,935
Posted By mrcharles
My dewalt does.

My dewalt does.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 03-09-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,935
Posted By mrcharles
My 12" sliding Dewalt dual compound miter saw has...

My 12" sliding Dewalt dual compound miter saw has worked well for me. I bought it as a black friday deal for $400 and couldn't be happier... Only complaint is how heavy it is, so I bought a small 10"...
Forum: Carpentry 03-07-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,224
Posted By mrcharles
Why build a pole barn then? and not just stick...

Why build a pole barn then? and not just stick frame a building.
Forum: Carpentry 03-07-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,224
Posted By mrcharles
expansion paper. After the concrete cures you can...

expansion paper. After the concrete cures you can use joint sealant over the expansion paper if desired. Foam left in place looks hack to me.
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,724
Posted By mrcharles
It's all about trust and what that is worth to...

It's all about trust and what that is worth to them.... If my sub's work fails the homeowner calls me and I make it right....They know me, know I'll answer the phone, and that I'll come over Saturday...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,724
Posted By mrcharles
I've seen roofing marked up 2 times.... Homeowner...

I've seen roofing marked up 2 times.... Homeowner hire GC for a new roof...GC hires roofing company....Roofing company subs out the install
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