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Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 04-15-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,480
Posted By MartytheNoob
Just talked to the homeowner, let them know that...

Just talked to the homeowner, let them know that I'm not 100% confident to complete the framing portion of this job by myself. Tough to walk away from but you guys are right. You just don't know what...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 04-13-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,480
Posted By griz
i'm a little confused as to what you are trying...

i'm a little confused as to what you are trying to say...:whistling:laughing:
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 04-13-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,480
Posted By griz
i'd have an appropriate design/plans done first,...

i'd have an appropriate design/plans done first, then get a permit before i did anything....
Forum: Remodeling 04-13-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 469
Posted By Mordekyle
You can be quite sure that if the compliance...

You can be quite sure that if the compliance authorities show up, they will disagree.


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Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 04-12-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,480
Posted By griz
Marty, what you are not taking in to account...

Marty,

what you are not taking in to account is that "seasoned" contractors have years of experience, knowledge and thousands of dollars worth of tools and equipment to provide completed projects...
Forum: Business 04-12-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,318
Posted By Kowboy
I'm sick of hearing about the normal workings of...

I'm sick of hearing about the normal workings of economics.
When there is a shortage of something, such as skilled carpenters, there is a reason. The marketplace hasn't valued them enough to...
Forum: Remodeling 04-11-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 469
Posted By ScipioAfricanus
On a house that size I would use an infra red...

On a house that size I would use an infra red heater. It would take a while yes, but what a nice job it does overall. Takes off all the layers of paint at one time. It doesn't release lead into the...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 04-11-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By griz
70* and sunshine here...:thumbsup:

70* and sunshine here...:thumbsup:
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-11-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,218
Posted By J.C.
That sucks. That is something that gets used on...

That sucks. That is something that gets used on every install. Looks like most parts are now discontinued as well. That just ruins the day...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-10-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,218
Posted By Leo G
PC Belt sander were always good. Tried their...

PC Belt sander were always good. Tried their biscuit jointer when it first came out, crap. Tried their 3HP router when it first came out, crap.

Didn't buy anything from them anymore other than...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 04-09-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By Golden view
Got it to better than 1/8" in 8' with a handheld...

Got it to better than 1/8" in 8' with a handheld power plane and sanding.
Forum: Business 04-07-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,318
Posted By Golden view
The art is in seeing the employee who will give...

The art is in seeing the employee who will give the most back over 10 years, even if they require a year to really get on board. Prioritize attitude and general aptitude over current skill set.
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,314
Posted By KAP
I think you just answered your own question... ...

I think you just answered your own question...

You DON'T know and there's no way to know unless you have direct knowledge the guy is doing something unethical, which it doesn't sound like you have...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 993
Posted By Mordekyle
Hey! It sounds like you met my friend Robin...

Hey! It sounds like you met my friend Robin Colwill!!!!


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The house was on the market, and he asked me to paint...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 04-02-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 603
Posted By SPG
ok, I get your frustration, and I wanna work too....

ok, I get your frustration, and I wanna work too.
I just had a moment last week that really brought it all into focus for me. A sub that was supposed to come in wound up sick in the hospital that...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 04-01-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 603
Posted By SPG
Uh, no. We're finally getting our numbers down....

Uh, no.
We're finally getting our numbers down. I can sit this one out, but I know a lot of people are hurting right now and yeah...it sucks to not be making money. If we go back to work too soon...
Forum: Drywall 03-28-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 524
Posted By artinall
Either paper tape or Strait Flex, for going very...

Either paper tape or Strait Flex, for going very straight especially over distance.
Forum: Carpentry 03-19-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8,233
Views: 1,582,597
Posted By Easy Gibson
Yo, where are you finding these places! I...

Yo, where are you finding these places!

I don't know if all your jobs have been like this or you've just been showing us the highlights, but this is a really impressive run of f'd up situations...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Easy Gibson
Nice try, McDonald's franchise owner.

Nice try, McDonald's franchise owner.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 03-01-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2,198
Views: 110,555
Posted By Aaron Berk2
Taking things to a whole new LEVEL

My 2nd Stabila purchase.
Man I love these things

48" type R300
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-29-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By Stunt Carpenter
Definitely worth outsourcing some things ...

Definitely worth outsourcing some things
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Forum: Architecture & Design 02-22-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By griz
read plans VERY carefully as architects take...

read plans VERY carefully as architects take special classes in how to hide important notes/details in obscure places.

also read the spec book carefully.

make certain you understand any testing...
Forum: Business 02-19-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By WBailey1041
Why not just add $50 per day to every estimate to...

Why not just add $50 per day to every estimate to cover these chat sessions?

When working on someone’s house it’s in their nature to want to talk to you. If they’re not hassling you about the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,926
Posted By griz
they owned the meeting , ran it, set the tempo &...

they owned the meeting , ran it, set the tempo & the outcome...

you will be their bitch....

move on FAST...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-09-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2,198
Views: 110,555
Posted By WarnerConstInc.
Got my oliver 103 pattern mill running this...

Got my oliver 103 pattern mill running this weekend and put it to work.

https://youtu.be/UY7VCiaAtyA

https://youtu.be/8iAnG8Yyt4w

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