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Forum: HVAC 03-22-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,120
Posted By thom
I didn't get one, the building department didn't...

I didn't get one, the building department didn't ask for one. In fact, the building department specifically said I needed no permit because I was not doing work that needs a permit. The health...
Forum: HVAC 03-22-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,120
Posted By thom
You don't need a panelized system, you can build...

You don't need a panelized system, you can build it in place. Insulate really well, custom install the refrigeration system.

If you are on an outside wall with access to the outside you can chill...
Forum: Remodeling 03-20-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,301
Posted By thom
Marble is soft as butter. I would be concerned...

Marble is soft as butter. I would be concerned with cracking the tile with the concentrated weight of the wall.
Forum: Drywall 03-05-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,617
Posted By thom
Have it delivered on a boom truck and stocked in...

Have it delivered on a boom truck and stocked in the rooms it belongs in.

Doing it myself is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy to expensive.

I will pick up a sheet for a repair in a truck but for a...
Forum: Construction Picture Post 03-01-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 19,220
Posted By thom
I think the cantilever you removed added...

I think the cantilever you removed added character to the front elevation. It seems that cantilevering off the front should not have been that difficult.

That will be a really nice project if...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-27-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,089
Posted By thom
papagor, there are many ways people die as a...

papagor, there are many ways people die as a direct result of the negligence of others, I listed just a few. What makes the negligent act of driving drunk worse than the others?

If it were me, I...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-27-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,089
Posted By thom
I spent my last 10 years (out of 30) doing just...

I spent my last 10 years (out of 30) doing just that.

Easiest 10 years, easiest work, least hours
Least stressful 10 years
Most fun 10 years
Most profitable, by far.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-27-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,089
Posted By thom
Presumably the logic of executing DUI offenders...

Presumably the logic of executing DUI offenders is that they made a personal choice that endangered others. Presuming that is the case:

Would you execute those who choose not to have their...
Forum: Business 02-25-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,399
Posted By thom
I did. First, figure taxes and insurance...

I did.

First, figure taxes and insurance take out two months rent, vacancies and repairs a third so, I get to live on 9 months rent.

How much do I want to live on. I figured 12 - 15 would...
Forum: Drywall 02-24-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,572
Posted By thom
Then you are bidding, not selling. The...

Then you are bidding, not selling.

The difference between the contractor who does very well and the contractor who just gets by is the difference between bidding and selling.

Selling means...
Forum: Business 02-24-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,399
Posted By thom
I started as a GC when I was 28, I kept annual...

I started as a GC when I was 28, I kept annual balance sheets monitoring my progress. During those years my most valuable asset was working capital. Working capital allows you to do larger and more...
Forum: Drywall 02-23-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,572
Posted By thom
I believe at least some of the T&M posts really...

I believe at least some of the T&M posts really intended a fixed price based on estimated Time and Materials.

So, I might figure 2 man days and $100 materials. Then I will figure worst case would...
Forum: Drywall 02-19-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,999
Posted By thom
??????? They do different things.

???????

They do different things.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 02-19-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,682
Posted By thom
The joists look like untreated pine or fir. Don't...

The joists look like untreated pine or fir. Don't you have problems with it rotting?
Forum: Insulation 02-19-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,995
Posted By thom
Sucking it out is less than half the job. Then...

Sucking it out is less than half the job. Then you must deal with it, neatly.

The shop vac (top only) on top of a trash can with a large trash liner will allow you to do the whole job, swapping...
Forum: Roofing 02-13-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,567
Posted By thom
For me, Delivery was number 1 I get angry at...

For me, Delivery was number 1

I get angry at suppliers who lie, promising early morning delivery but show up later, maybe in the afternoon. No supplier saves me enough to cover the costs of a...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 02-13-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,738
Posted By thom
I have an airless, it seems to be overkill. ...

I have an airless, it seems to be overkill.

I have an hvlp, it's gravity fed so won't work up side down.

The paint pot looks like it should do. I presume it connects to a regular air...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 02-12-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,738
Posted By thom
staining a ceiling

The building is an old log cabin, the ceiling is rough sawn. When reroofed several boards were replaced, now we need to stain them. These are individual boards, not the whole ceiling, they are on log...
Forum: Construction 02-11-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,982
Posted By thom
That's all we ever used. Makes the whole thing...

That's all we ever used. Makes the whole thing easier. You need the framing on the gable end wall to nail sheathing to anyway, just put it in the GE truss.

Oftentimes the roof would have steps...
Forum: Technology 02-09-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,712
Posted By thom
I like the note series, have a note edge now. The...

I like the note series, have a note edge now. The size doesn't work for girly hands though.

OneNote is a great app. Stores your files (the ones you put there) in Microsofts cloud so the file(s)...
Forum: Technology 02-09-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,712
Posted By thom
You can get all-in contracts (data, voice, text,...

You can get all-in contracts (data, voice, text, all unlimited) for $35/month so, your I phone is costing you $35/month for 24 months or $840. Maybe you consider that close enough to free.
Forum: Remodeling 02-01-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,538
Posted By thom
Tile should go under the cabinets, under the DW,...

Tile should go under the cabinets, under the DW, under the range. On a remodel, the cabinets should come out first.

The customer should be informed this is really the only way to preclude future...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-26-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 30,586
Posted By thom
I'm using empty 5-gallon buckets. There is a...

I'm using empty 5-gallon buckets. There is a limitless supply for free.
Forum: Remodeling 01-21-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,084
Posted By thom
The polystyrene will work if you run it from the...

The polystyrene will work if you run it from the frost line up the foundation wall to the top of the concrete. Won't work well though. If termites are an issue there, they love the foam. They don't...
Forum: Carpentry 01-09-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 20,863
Posted By thom
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