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Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,743
Posted By Chris G
This was the first time, I was having a rough day...

This was the first time, I was having a rough day overall, nothing went right. All bad decisions, lol.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 03-11-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,554
Posted By Chris G
Not what you're asking or looking for...but...a...

Not what you're asking or looking for...but...a 4' dry stone wall would look amazing. You have seriously nice street view. Don't screw it up!
Forum: Decks & Fencing 03-11-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,291
Posted By Chris G
Try their home page. I think its on the front...

Try their home page. I think its on the front page.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 03-10-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,291
Posted By Chris G
New deck code stuff?

I just watched this video from Fine Homebuilding.
...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 01-30-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,963
Posted By Chris G
I usually trench for the beams. Dig for piers as...

I usually trench for the beams. Dig for piers as usual. Line the trench with barrier cloth. Toss in 2 or 3 inches of gravel on top of cloth. Place beam on saddle/concrete pier.
Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-27-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,315
Posted By Chris G
All smoothed over now. BTW, today I got a...

All smoothed over now.

BTW, today I got a call from my mason asking me some questions about a column he was building for me. I said "I have no idea what you are talking about". He said I referred...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-12-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,607
Posted By Chris G
It doesn't eat up blades quite as much as people...

It doesn't eat up blades quite as much as people think.

In any event, it is much more labour intensive than cedar. Also, you will need to use stainless steel screws - more $.

I would recommend...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 21,475
Posted By Chris G
That's awful to hear an animal suffer. It must be...

That's awful to hear an animal suffer. It must be trapped/hooked somewhere. Can you bring in a dog to catch a scent?
Forum: Business 07-11-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,515
Posted By Chris G
Tom, it's 2014! I'm talkin' about no email, no...

Tom, it's 2014! I'm talkin' about no email, no phone call, just a text message to my cell asking for a quote.
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,401
Posted By Chris G
Thank you for saying how many feel. There is a...

Thank you for saying how many feel. There is a cultural shift towards respecting the trades, but it's not happening fast enough.
Forum: Business 07-11-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,515
Posted By Chris G
Anyone else getting initial contact by Text?

In the last couple of months, I have had a few people initiate contact by text to my cell. At first I thought it was odd, but..well I still think it's odd. Is this the new way? I text lots, but I'm...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 06-08-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,828
Posted By Chris G
"I could do this myself, but I'm too...

"I could do this myself, but I'm too busy"
Forum: Framing 05-04-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,325
Posted By Chris G
I don't know why you are getting so bent out of...

I don't know why you are getting so bent out of shape about the drawings. You are just using up your energy. I take it you want to take his drawings, and then add some of your own ideas to make them...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-23-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,602
Posted By Chris G
I have the new Ryobi 18g. Laugh all you want....

I have the new Ryobi 18g. Laugh all you want. It's a great tool.
Forum: Carpentry 03-13-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,018
Posted By Chris G
Here you go for the boat deck look. It's a...

Here you go for the boat deck look. It's a Sikaflex. Video is not english, but will show you everything in 1 minute.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-FhD6luwBM...
Forum: Commercial Construction 02-09-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,600
Posted By Chris G
Sheppards pie with beef or pork ids pretty great....

Sheppards pie with beef or pork ids pretty great. You can make a few servings and freeze. Same with chicken pot pie.

Roast beef is another good one for stretching out the meals. You can make a...
Forum: Remodeling 01-24-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,873
Posted By Chris G
Flippers value speed over quality, get used to...

Flippers value speed over quality, get used to that.

I suggest you just charge an hourly wage, because at some point, you are going to want to leave, or he is going to want to get rid of you...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 12-28-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,443
Posted By Chris G
They make a tool for tracing crown profiles if...

They make a tool for tracing crown profiles if you need it. It's a collection of pins.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 12-17-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,194
Posted By Chris G
Ever wonder what an Ipe slab looks like?

Check this place. Actually pretty reasonable prices compared to other types of slab. But dayum heavy. It's cool to see how dense the whole tree is.
...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-21-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,468
Posted By Chris G
Including trees? Trees are made from wood. I like...

Including trees? Trees are made from wood. I like trees.
Forum: Business 04-02-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,540
Posted By Chris G
If you want to take on an aspect of the job...

If you want to take on an aspect of the job rather than sub it, I don't think you should be charging a management fee.

A management fee is there to compensate you for managing the subs - calling...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 03-15-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,435
Posted By Chris G
+10,000. My ego told me it's now...

+10,000.

My ego told me it's now sufficiently satisfied and it's okay for me make a living from here on out.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 03-15-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,168
Posted By Chris G
Total respect for those curved stair rails. The...

Total respect for those curved stair rails. The geometry can send you into fits. This is what I ended up when I tried it.
Forum: Marketing & Sales 10-22-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,257
Posted By Chris G
Awesome suggestions. Just so has it I'm doing a...

Awesome suggestions. Just so has it I'm doing a job for someone who bakes cookies for Christmas gifts. She was saying how happy she was to have her porch done before her cookie biz gets real...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 09-22-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,234
Posted By Chris G
Like Ty Pennington I would guess. Hey, take it...

Like Ty Pennington I would guess. Hey, take it where you can get it.
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