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Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,571
Posted By rselectric1
I loathe pocket doors. Everything about them is...

I loathe pocket doors. Everything about them is nothing but trouble.
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,111
Posted By greg24k
My advise is simple and straight out as always...

My advise is simple and straight out as always and to the point...

First things first...There is no guarantees in anything, 50% you make it, 50% you wont, like in any business... you just need...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,371
Posted By rosethornva
Are there construction projects in heaven?

I've been feeling pretty low for several days now.

A dear friend and *incredibly* talented artisan/craftsman/contractor left for heaven ten days ago.

David first entered my life in 2007, when...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,745
Posted By Oconomowoc
I was just thinking about how different...

I was just thinking about how different contractors are from the rest of the world and how lucky we are.

How many jobs can you have where we can drive around in cool trucks, have cool tools, help...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,690
Posted By WarnerConstInc.
Yoga pants.

Yoga pants.
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 23,535
Posted By KAP
Laminate floors (carpet in MB - use good...

Laminate floors (carpet in MB - use good padding)

Vinyl in bath/kitchen

Cabinets in Kitchen - white laminate (easy clean) PLY-boxes with white thermofoil raised panel doors (look nice, easy to...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,180
Posted By angus242
Welcome back. Here's what happened: Makita...

Welcome back. Here's what happened:

Makita cordless tools are still at the top but Ryobi is making a big push up the ladder.

Steve Jobs dies; iOS fanboys got tattoos and bought more iPhones.
...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,627
Posted By Diablo View
As mentioned getting a loan is the hardest part....

As mentioned getting a loan is the hardest part. I have 3 rentals.Excellent credit, plenty of cash in the bank, insane debt to income, and 25% down. Its still very hard to get financed.

I plan on...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,423
Posted By Gus Dering
Sounds to me that you really have your mind made...

Sounds to me that you really have your mind made up and are just looking for some validation. The interesting thing is that you thought that a group of general contractors was a good place to ask for...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,677
Posted By blackbear
found it :thumbsup: ...

found it :thumbsup:


http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL1552/13353274/23773300/400317280.jpg
Forum: Business 12-31-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,562
Posted By Chris Johnson
The only way I can see this working is partner...

The only way I can see this working is partner with one family member, they become an investor and as such need to be compensated solely for their investment, much like a bank. If you borrow 50k, pay...
Forum: Business 12-26-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,997
Posted By thom
My retirement is 15 rentals, all built by me, all...

My retirement is 15 rentals, all built by me, all the the past 10 years. It works.

It makes sense if you are a construction professional, if you can build them and maintain them yourself.

You...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,780
Posted By Cole82
You have more balls than me. I don't get that...

You have more balls than me. I don't get that close to the poco's with an aluminum ladder.

Cole
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,547
Posted By SAW.co
I only have one employee I gave him $300 & a nice...

I only have one employee I gave him $300 & a nice ham.
He was vary appreciative.
To be honest it is more than I can afford, but he did earn it.
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 85,861
Posted By Gus Dering
When your accounts receivable always exceed the...

When your accounts receivable always exceed the balance in the checking account.

When you show one of your guys how to do something and they look shocked at how easy you made it for them. Then...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,861
Posted By loneframer
Well let's see, I need a tube of caulk, a bag of...

Well let's see, I need a tube of caulk, a bag of grass seed, a 3-pack of furnace filters, 12' of crown molding, some assorted gun nails, a bag of ready mix concrete, trash bags, paper towels, a gable...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,031
Posted By thom
We always used the X's, the x's are to small and...

We always used the X's, the x's are to small and they keep getting underfoot or lost. The same can be said for Y's and y's.


Generally, in construction, we have XY's, though there are a few XX's...
Forum: Remodeling 10-23-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,021
Posted By ChrWright
I would never use mastic in a wet location. Ever.

I would never use mastic in a wet location. Ever.
Forum: Drywall 04-20-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,626
Posted By griz
...and the guy who does your lettering probably...

...and the guy who does your lettering probably has a guy to do drywall cheap.:whistling


You see anything wrong with your train of thought?
Forum: Roofing 03-25-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,253
Posted By tinner666
We're gaining! :thumbup: Next thing you know,...

We're gaining! :thumbup: Next thing you know, Masonry Waterproofing folks will be 1/2 step lower than roofers. :laughing:
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 37,635
Posted By rosethornva
catalog images

Here are some images from the Aladdin Kit Homes catalog (1919). Aladdin offered a "dollar a knot" guarantee. Imagine if Lowes did that today! :)
...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,435
Posted By JumboJack
That's one big ass vehicle!:laughing:

That's one big ass vehicle!:laughing:
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,257
Posted By 480sparky
Dear Mr. & Mrs. ************. I hope you...

Dear Mr. & Mrs. ************.

I hope you don't mind, but I'd like to ask you a few questions.

1. How much money do you have in the bank?
a. Are you willing to substantiate that with a copy of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,257
Posted By DuMass
48]We have calculated that roughly $40,500 of the...

48]We have calculated that roughly $40,500 of the project is going to labour costs, how can you assist in lowering this cost to suit our budget?

Translation: It appears that you intend to make a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,438
Posted By thom
This sounds like a real simple project to me. ...

This sounds like a real simple project to me.

Simply remove all the exterior finishes.
Simply remove all the damaged sheathing.
Simply remove and replace all the damaged framing.
Simply...
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