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Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 606
Posted By Spike7
Can you test for asbestos yourself

Is it best to get the expert?
They have test kits.
It's not a cheapo thing. Just want to get 'er done quick.
It's an old closed down restaurant. Been. closed 10 years.
Removed the acoustical...
Forum: Business 05-30-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,913
Posted By Spike7
I learn more your way then " Californiadecks" ...

I learn more your way then " Californiadecks"
no offense .

just cuz it never happened , doesn`t mean it never will.

been doing this for 30 years.
I usually take the least down needed ,
...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 05-10-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,623
Posted By Spike7
I`m lucking out on this point the garage door...

I`m lucking out on this point
the garage door company rep , is going to hang it after the fact , and adjust it accordingly when installing it .
he`s even letting us come to his warehouse and do...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-10-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By Spike7
thanks I`m taking the advice . I`m just...

thanks

I`m taking the advice .
I`m just going to concentrate on the trellis repair ( they actually havea drawing by an engineer for that), and not look down .
the whole structure is not great...
Forum: Business 03-01-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By Spike7
cold calling sucks , for you , but apparently it...

cold calling sucks , for you , but apparently it is effective , people still do it.
as a contractor , I`m always on the lookout ,
at home depot , or anyywhwere , if I see a guy in the trades , I...
Forum: Remodeling 03-01-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,387
Posted By Spike7
but , lol , maybe I`m wrong , and your right! ...

but , lol , maybe I`m wrong , and your right!
I am getting very few responses ,

kind of surprised!

no one has told me anything , except the " this old house video)
and the one about the "...
Forum: Business 02-27-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,712
Posted By Spike7
Another way to get more work : ( I haven`t...

Another way to get more work :

( I haven`t done this the last couple years but it got me through that economy crash a few years back)

I make sure and get all clients email addresses.

over...
Forum: Business 02-25-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,712
Posted By Spike7
I don`t know you ,and am not judging, but from a...

I don`t know you ,and am not judging, but from a clients point of you that sounds almost arrogant,
I`d rather at least inquire what the job is first , and if it sounds interesting, let them know...
Forum: Business 02-19-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,712
Posted By Spike7
I`m not fast enough either . but I have...

I`m not fast enough either .
but I have learned more and more to take allot of pics , and send them to the respected subs right then , and tell them " give me an aprox cost as you see it "
then...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,824
Posted By Spike7
I don`t want to be the " cheapest" I don`t...

I don`t want to be the " cheapest"
I don`t want to work for that type of client.
last month a client showed me about 7 days of work
he walked me out to my truck , and said " give me your best...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,373
Posted By Spike7
I had 8 guys for years at my busiest. did...

I had 8 guys for years at my busiest.
did good , money-wise. but its frustrating keeping an eye on that many , guys cheat on hours , take materials.
I had a guy who worked for me for over a...
Forum: Carpentry 01-08-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 21,587
Posted By Spike7
gotta blame myself too , I left the guy...

gotta blame myself too , I left the guy unsupervised.
Forum: Carpentry 01-08-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 21,587
Posted By Spike7
[QU OTE=Warren;2240410]Wow must be nice to be...

[QU
OTE=Warren;2240410]Wow must be nice to be able to afford mahogany doors.
I guess when you employ illegals, you can use the savings to upgrade the materials.[/QUOTE]

I think I must have...
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,950
Posted By Spike7
yes $200

yes $200
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,950
Posted By Spike7
My van was recovered!!

I got my van back

I WEROTE ON HERE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY ABOUT MY VAN BEING STOLEN


yesterday , I test drove a couple clunker pick/ups . I was going to buy one for $1200.
right after I...
Forum: Business 05-25-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,713
Posted By Spike7
your right about the amount of guys when you...

your right about the amount of guys
when you have 2 or 3 , you waste too much time checking on them getting materials and lining up new work , that your not physically making money.
so you have to...
Forum: Business 05-10-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,230
Posted By Spike7
theres estimators books out there , they give...

theres estimators books out there , they give square foot pricing , and cost per item.
I`m old school.
I figure that material cost.
then I figure how long each step takes.
if I`m doing a full...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 05-10-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,504
Posted By Spike7
I really hate it when people ask questions like...

I really hate it when people ask questions like this .
it shows no initiative to learn.
are you really going to trust us , or any one else with how much your going to make?

when ever a fellow...
Forum: Business 04-28-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,777
Posted By Spike7
I agree: when bidding a job, I give a...

I agree:
when bidding a job, I give a breakdown , showing all steps of the job
each subs exact costs , and my percentage I mark them up.
I let them see the contracts of the subs to me .
also...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 04-28-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 31,796
Views: 1,820,644
Posted By Spike7
on that line : ever remove a toilet from the...

on that line :
ever remove a toilet from the bathroom while demo`ing the interior of a home, and left it in the corner?

we use to remodel condos.

3 or 4 different times , I`d come into a ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 19,801
Posted By Spike7
one of the worst for me was after I had installed...

one of the worst for me was after I had installed base molding in a condo on the 14th floor
all went well , got paid and left
3 or 4 months later , I got a call that there was a water leak, and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 19,801
Posted By Spike7
another cat story

contactor who used to give me work had a painter on the job . a high end home.
painter was cutting the ceiling . not tooo smart , he had the gallon of paint with him on top of the ladder.
he went...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 19,801
Posted By Spike7
sheesh i have so many after 30 years

i rememeber , just finishing installing trim , and doing some paitn work in a nice home
at the end of the day , loading up my tools and materials , i spilled a wholoe gallon of white paint on the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,512
Posted By Spike7
my dream client is calling me for 6 years now ...

my dream client is calling me for 6 years now
he owns a $7 million house, and rents it to a consulate .
what ever they want, he calls and says " take care of them , I`ll send you money today."
...
Forum: Business 02-24-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,619
Posted By Spike7
I`m having a tough time keeping employees these...

I`m having a tough time keeping employees these days
I`m a small company the last couple year, me and maybe one oor 2 carpenters , and maybe one helper.

I do treat guys with respect
I work...
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