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Forum: HVAC 03-22-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,115
Posted By thom
You don't need a panelized system, you can build...

You don't need a panelized system, you can build it in place. Insulate really well, custom install the refrigeration system.

If you are on an outside wall with access to the outside you can chill...
Forum: Remodeling 03-20-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,299
Posted By thom
Marble is soft as butter. I would be concerned...

Marble is soft as butter. I would be concerned with cracking the tile with the concentrated weight of the wall.
Forum: Drywall 03-05-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,613
Posted By thom
Have it delivered on a boom truck and stocked in...

Have it delivered on a boom truck and stocked in the rooms it belongs in.

Doing it myself is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy to expensive.

I will pick up a sheet for a repair in a truck but for a...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-27-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,088
Posted By thom
I spent my last 10 years (out of 30) doing just...

I spent my last 10 years (out of 30) doing just that.

Easiest 10 years, easiest work, least hours
Least stressful 10 years
Most fun 10 years
Most profitable, by far.
Forum: Business 02-24-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,399
Posted By thom
I started as a GC when I was 28, I kept annual...

I started as a GC when I was 28, I kept annual balance sheets monitoring my progress. During those years my most valuable asset was working capital. Working capital allows you to do larger and more...
Forum: Drywall 02-23-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,572
Posted By thom
I believe at least some of the T&M posts really...

I believe at least some of the T&M posts really intended a fixed price based on estimated Time and Materials.

So, I might figure 2 man days and $100 materials. Then I will figure worst case would...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 02-19-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,681
Posted By thom
The joists look like untreated pine or fir. Don't...

The joists look like untreated pine or fir. Don't you have problems with it rotting?
Forum: Insulation 02-19-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,993
Posted By thom
Sucking it out is less than half the job. Then...

Sucking it out is less than half the job. Then you must deal with it, neatly.

The shop vac (top only) on top of a trash can with a large trash liner will allow you to do the whole job, swapping...
Forum: Roofing 02-13-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,566
Posted By thom
For me, Delivery was number 1 I get angry at...

For me, Delivery was number 1

I get angry at suppliers who lie, promising early morning delivery but show up later, maybe in the afternoon. No supplier saves me enough to cover the costs of a...
Forum: Technology 02-09-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,710
Posted By thom
I like the note series, have a note edge now. The...

I like the note series, have a note edge now. The size doesn't work for girly hands though.

OneNote is a great app. Stores your files (the ones you put there) in Microsofts cloud so the file(s)...
Forum: Remodeling 02-01-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,534
Posted By thom
Tile should go under the cabinets, under the DW,...

Tile should go under the cabinets, under the DW, under the range. On a remodel, the cabinets should come out first.

The customer should be informed this is really the only way to preclude future...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-26-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 30,583
Posted By thom
I'm using empty 5-gallon buckets. There is a...

I'm using empty 5-gallon buckets. There is a limitless supply for free.
Forum: Carpentry 01-09-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 20,858
Posted By thom
merkin

merkin
Forum: Carpentry 01-08-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 20,858
Posted By thom
The problem isn't the tool he used, the problem...

The problem isn't the tool he used, the problem is the sloppy work he did.

The work level won't change. He did what he believes is adequate work. It will be far easier, and cheaper, to replace...
Forum: Electrical 01-08-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,612
Posted By thom
You don't need a clamp, the romex needs to be...

You don't need a clamp, the romex needs to be fastened. Standard (here) is to install blocks between the studs above the location of the knockout and staple the romex to those blocks.

Need a...
Forum: Roofing 01-07-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,867
Posted By thom
Ask the guy at REI about climbing equipment.

Ask the guy at REI about climbing equipment.
Forum: Drywall 01-07-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,711
Posted By thom
You didn't describe the texture, but skimming...

You didn't describe the texture, but skimming creates a new set of issues.

Your skim is up to trim and may be a problem. You may have issues at openings (receptacles and fixtures) and possibly...
Forum: Remodeling 12-07-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,577
Posted By thom
Around here it depends on what the tub and or...

Around here it depends on what the tub and or shower is.

If the tub or shower pan is cultured marble, the marble company installs it, the plumber hooks it up.

If the tub is a standard tub or...
Forum: Business 12-05-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,350
Posted By thom
You are not required to provide the information,...

You are not required to provide the information, it is not in your contract. You may choose to but if you do, charge for it. Certainly an extra 20% would be enough to cover your costs but even then...
Forum: Remodeling 12-04-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,680
Posted By thom
Making the correct size replacement glazing panel...

Making the correct size replacement glazing panel is no more difficult than making the correct size the first time. Really, this is pretty basic stuff. If a glass company can't handle something this...
Forum: Architecture & Design 12-04-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,209
Posted By thom
You don't say where you are but, assuming you are...

You don't say where you are but, assuming you are in the developed world and need permits you need to get this properly engineered prior to starting work anyway. Really, internet forum posts won't...
Forum: Architecture & Design 12-04-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,209
Posted By thom
You've had the wrong contractors look. ...

You've had the wrong contractors look.

Either it is or is not load bearing. If it is load bearing you cannot engineer a beam for it without knowing the loads it is bearing, where they are...
Forum: Construction 11-27-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,409
Posted By thom
Your plans should dictate proper blocking and...

Your plans should dictate proper blocking and placement. Look at the engineered truss plans, if there are none, get some.

Assembling trusses is different from assembling stick roofs. Trusses are...
Forum: Insulation 11-08-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,750
Posted By thom
CALIPOS12 Does your name suggest you are in...

CALIPOS12

Does your name suggest you are in CA?
Does your name (POS) suggest they type of work you do?

Really, you don't say where you are, you posted a poor explanation, you posted no picts...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 11-08-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,792
Posted By thom
Dayexco is correct. A critical element is owner...

Dayexco is correct. A critical element is owner financing. That puts him on the hook. If he prices it to high, so high that it cannot work, he gets it back. That also creates the incentive for him...
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