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Forum: Carpentry 03-31-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,275
Posted By Easy Gibson
I started as a carpenter's helper for a good,...

I started as a carpenter's helper for a good, clean general contractor. Wouldn't have it any other way.
I got to meet and work with every other trade and learn how my job interacted with theirs.
...
Forum: Flooring 02-11-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,805
Posted By pinwheel
Wet lay is incredibly hard to get tight & stay...

Wet lay is incredibly hard to get tight & stay tight. Prefinish, or site sand? Always lay wet lay backwards. Push the tongue into the groove instead of conventional, otherwise you'll be plowing glue...
Forum: Flooring 02-11-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,805
Posted By Tinstaafl
Lighten up, man. He's actually giving you good...

Lighten up, man. He's actually giving you good advice.

Hardwood flooring is somewhat of a specialty, not something normally all that well done by "generalists". We don't know you. Nice...
Forum: Business 12-28-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,520
Posted By Jaws
Just found out on this site actually that I'm a...

Just found out on this site actually that I'm a millennial contractor. I get a bill Thursday morning before the office opens you get a check Friday morning. No ifs ands or buts. Never missed one.
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,322
Posted By KAP
Going from making upwards of six-figures to a...

Going from making upwards of six-figures to a start-up is a HUGE undertaking... if you don't have at least 6 months of Capital Reserves and Emergency Fund set aside, I'd encourage you to wait until...
Forum: Business 12-28-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,520
Posted By TimNJ
Your bills must have a "Due Date" on them. Send...

Your bills must have a "Due Date" on them.
Send them a bill for the interest.

I charge 2% (24% year).
Rarely have to charge it. But it drives the point home.
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,322
Posted By griz
very tough & competitive gig you want to get in...

very tough & competitive gig you want to get in to.

how much debt do you have

how much cash do you have

tools & truck

what are you going to do about medical insurance
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,087
I was fortunate enough to start with a crew that...

I was fortunate enough to start with a crew that did a lot in house.

Then, when I went out on my own, I subbed very little. Which works on small jobs, not so well as the jobs get bigger.

Right...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,087
Posted By Warren
Loved prepping the gable trusses with that on a...

Loved prepping the gable trusses with that on a Friday, then setting them Monday after it rained all weekend.

I also remember, no Tyvek and window tape. Seems like we find more leaks now on...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,087
Posted By Joasis
So how was it in the "old" days?

Let me start...I am 57, will be 58 next month. I started framing in 1976 as a helper and became a member of the crew (summers) in 77.

I told my wife I may "slow down" and pick up a helper and...
Forum: Flooring 10-21-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,137
Posted By madrina
hmmmmm. are you scraping the floor after adding...

hmmmmm. are you scraping the floor after adding the flake? you need to scrape in each direction to knock down any flakes standing on end that may become sharp and cut feet. Then squeegie on a coat...
Forum: Flooring 08-31-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By Idothat
That made me dizzy

That made me dizzy
Forum: Flooring 03-31-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,877
Posted By madrina
as you can see there's not a lot of epoxy guys on...

as you can see there's not a lot of epoxy guys on here. there's 2 of us that I know of and I ran the other one off my first day on this forum like 5 years ago. The dude liked Justin Bieber.
...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,509
Posted By fred54
I have learned that the moment a new customer...

I have learned that the moment a new customer says something along the lines of "Previous contractor stunk or was a ripoff or I've had 10 different guys in here they were all bad" it is time to run...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,846
Posted By dayexco
Why doesn't somebody design a robotic, 3 foot...

Why doesn't somebody design a robotic, 3 foot long tracked blower, directional spout, with a camera on it.

Have a remote controlled deflector like on a snow blower so you can put it where you...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,846
Posted By kirkdc
If there ever is a best pace to blow through a...

If there ever is a best pace to blow through a ceiling it's in the garage. Glad you're OK.

I've done it twice...neither were in garage.
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,959
Posted By avenge
That's a DIY product, a band aid that's likely to...

That's a DIY product, a band aid that's likely to fail, as a contractor you should have known better.
Forum: Flooring 10-21-2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,824
Posted By katilicous
ARDEX, damn autocorrect Sent from my...

ARDEX, damn autocorrect

Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk
Forum: Flooring 10-03-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,491
Posted By Golden view
slc is not that easy to do, despite the name....

slc is not that easy to do, despite the name. Some people miss the priming step, which can help slow down the cure so it can level more. It also, as mentioned, needs some helping along. And unlike...
Forum: Flooring 05-01-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,179
Posted By madrina
Tgeb, sorry for the delayed response, I'm sure...

Tgeb, sorry for the delayed response, I'm sure this one has come and gone, but just for future reference.. anything causing the coating to chip up like that is a failure of some sort below the...
Forum: Carpentry 02-08-2016, 12:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,791
Posted By gbruzze1
Set up in the garage Make a cut list ...

Set up in the garage

Make a cut list

Get an angle finder

Walk up and down once

I'd be upset if I brought you into my house to do work, and the one room that wasn't going to become a...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 02-07-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,995
Posted By Calidecks
I don't even want to make a comment. Now I don't...

I don't even want to make a comment. Now I don't feel so bad cheating a couple inches on cantilevers I've built. What happened to L/4?
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-07-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,134
Posted By Evan1968
Soccer is the worst. Bunch of grass fairy's.

Soccer is the worst. Bunch of grass fairy's.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 09-20-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,266
Posted By avenge
What the hell happened, I thought I clicked on...

What the hell happened, I thought I clicked on the wrong section like off topic!
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 09-20-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,266
Posted By VinylHanger
This is probably the best advice as far as...

This is probably the best advice as far as pricing goes.

If you are at the store and look at steaks, you might think it is too much, but truthfully you don't want to spend the money or can't...
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