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Forum: Electrical 01-12-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,877
Posted By KG007
Yep, those damned revenuers and gubermint...

Yep, those damned revenuers and gubermint bureaucrats ruin everything, don't they? Why, they even keep trying to shut down stills and tax corn squeezin's around here!
Forum: Electrical 01-12-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,877
Posted By KG007
Thanks everyone, especially 7D41. I wasn't...

Thanks everyone, especially 7D41. I wasn't looking at it so much as getting off the grid or a huge cost savings, but could a "supplement" source be done at a reasonable price. Everything I've read...
Forum: Electrical 01-11-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,877
Posted By KG007
Wow! Will you do that for me??? What a guy! ...

Wow! Will you do that for me??? What a guy! You don't mind taking a check on the Bank of KG, do you?

I do indeed not know a whole lot of stuff. However, I do know a little history, economics,...
Forum: Electrical 01-11-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,877
Posted By KG007
Smile Coal provides over half the energy for the U.S....

Coal provides over half the energy for the U.S. as a whole. Where it is plentiful, electric rates are relatively low, though they have gone up dramatically the last eight years because of goofy...
Forum: Electrical 01-11-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,877
Posted By KG007
Solar panels in 1971 were very different from...

Solar panels in 1971 were very different from today. They wore out in a few years and their useful life was over long before I ever bought the house. They powered a solar water heat exchange unit,...
Forum: Electrical 01-11-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,877
Posted By KG007
Thanks, that was the question in my mind. Not...

Thanks, that was the question in my mind. Not getting much of an answer implies that it isn't common enough for much of anyone to actually know how, and as you say, could be done but the cost of...
Forum: Electrical 01-10-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,877
Posted By KG007
A. Those numbers are totally made up and...

A. Those numbers are totally made up and ludicrous. ii. Europe has put more money/effort into solar and windmills, and found the cost per Kw is astronomical. I seem to remember the cost per job...
Forum: Electrical 01-07-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,877
Posted By KG007
Residential Windmill

Hey Everyone:

My background is not electrical, and I have never received an answer from anyone on this question that was definitive.

We've had windmills for centuries, and have used them to...
Forum: Kitchens & Baths 04-11-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 67,796
Posted By KG007
Jack, I think you're right on. I've seen "custom...

Jack, I think you're right on. I've seen "custom cabinets" that were installed and painted on-site that looks doggy. There's a place near me that a lot of builders use so they can say "custom...
Forum: Kitchens & Baths 04-10-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 67,796
Posted By KG007
Guess we'd probably disagree on a lot of things,...

Guess we'd probably disagree on a lot of things, DK, but each to their own. Here's what I CAN tell you. The average age of a kitchen is probably at least 30, maybe over 40, when it gets replaced. ...
Forum: Kitchens & Baths 04-10-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 67,796
Posted By KG007
I have not come across any IKEA's at all in this...

I have not come across any IKEA's at all in this area. I HAVE come across a lot of people who built or bought a house that is 10-12 years old and the cheapies are falling apart the builders put in...
Forum: Kitchens & Baths 04-10-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 67,796
Posted By KG007
If a builder is putting these in a $400,000...

If a builder is putting these in a $400,000 house, 1% of that is $4,000 1/4 of 1% is $1,000. Mark the house up another $1,500 and you have a 33% gross margin on the "upgrade."

A couple years back...
Forum: Kitchens & Baths 04-09-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,875
Posted By KG007
Appreciate the sympathy and knowing everyone else...

Appreciate the sympathy and knowing everyone else gets nuts, too. But those were just the latest tip of the iceberg...

Lady in her 70's. "I need a new countertop. And just remember my pocketbook...
Forum: Kitchens & Baths 04-08-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,875
Posted By KG007
Okay, I've Had It

So we've always gotten a bunch of whacko people walking in with stupid ideas or questions trying to get over cheap. I've faced facts, I'm a nut magnet. (It's not my fault.)

But it's getting...
Forum: Kitchens & Baths 04-08-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 67,796
Posted By KG007
How depressing

Man, is it depressing to read back on this and get it straight from builders about how they will cut any corner they can. Looks like they are talking mostly about houses from $400,000 to $1M+. And...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 02-01-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,270
Posted By KG007
Italian75 is posting GREAT numbers and ROI on...

Italian75 is posting GREAT numbers and ROI on marketing dollars. (But look at locale, too. Northern Virginia (D.C.) is probably lots better than Podunk, NE.) Good job!
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-30-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,121
Posted By KG007
"ENTJ" is just a short-hand way of describing one...

"ENTJ" is just a short-hand way of describing one of the 16 personality types on a Myer-Briggs personality analysis, and I was just using it as an example. M-B test measures 4 personality major...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-29-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,270
Posted By KG007
Just "dollars" doesn't tell you much. A 1-2 man...

Just "dollars" doesn't tell you much. A 1-2 man business that is mostly labor and an average job is a month is busy if they are on a job now and have one waiting. If you need 1,000 jobs a year to...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-29-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,121
Posted By KG007
Bluegrass Mailings, Lexington, KY. I'm sure you...

Bluegrass Mailings, Lexington, KY. I'm sure you can find their website/contact data easily. Can pull whatever list you want around the country, do design/printing/mailing, EDDM, whatever you want...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-18-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,925
Posted By KG007
JBM: Understand what you are saying, but...

JBM:

Understand what you are saying, but there are a couple issues with that. First, the only real way to know if it is a GOOD SEO guy is to spend the money and give it a few months. Lots of...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-18-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,372
Posted By KG007
How's business other than from web? Have you...

How's business other than from web? Have you talked to a number of other contractors, reps, etc? Is there a general trend of a lot of business NOT being what it should?
Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-18-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,925
Posted By KG007
Yes, there are lots of variables and so on. We...

Yes, there are lots of variables and so on. We know where every job comes from. I'm not interested in generalities or theory, I'm interested in relative returns of one marketing channel vs another...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-17-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,925
Posted By KG007
Return on Advertising?

Two part question:

I. What amount of "return" do you expect for each marketing or advertising dollar?

II. What amount do you actually get? (Or can you even track it?)

For example, my goal...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-17-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,372
Posted By KG007
Can't say as far as web stats, but business fell...

Can't say as far as web stats, but business fell into a black hole the second week of October 2011 and hasn't come out yet. Feels like the summer of 2010 for me - things went dead the third week of...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 03-06-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,673
Posted By KG007
Okay, last posting on the subject because it's...

Okay, last posting on the subject because it's boring everyone, including me. Don't know what your issue is Robert about defending EDDM like your a mother bear with a cub, maybe you personally...
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