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Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 720
Posted By builditguy
I occasionally get that, but I'm getting...

I occasionally get that, but I'm getting something else, the last few years.

I noticed people started asking me odd questions. I figured out, they were researching on the internet and then...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 342
Posted By builditguy
I have seen this in mobile homes. (called modular...

I have seen this in mobile homes. (called modular in some places)
The walls are thin.

You said the jamb is 4 1/2", but it is really probably 4 9/16". Standard jamb thickness. (I know we are only...
Forum: HVAC 11-16-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By builditguy
The last one we did was a very small amount less....

The last one we did was a very small amount less. The customer decided to go ahead and install a furnace as well.

Radiant heat is great, but it also takes a while to warm up and cool down. If...
Forum: Framing 11-15-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 919
Posted By builditguy
All of the above ideas are good. I don't...

All of the above ideas are good.

I don't know if anyone mentioned a seal at the bottom of the door. When you shut the door, the seal drops down.

One thing I know for sure. No matter what,...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 11-15-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By builditguy
When a friend of mine came back, he was running...

When a friend of mine came back, he was running stop signs and red lights all the time. He said he was really having a hard time stopping. In Iraq, you don't stop. When you stop, they attack. Now...
Forum: Masonry 11-14-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By builditguy
We laid a crawlspace about a month ago. It was...

We laid a crawlspace about a month ago. It was small. I just built up my leads. The next day, a guy that helps me lay block/brick, showed up (78 years old).

First thing he said (yelled),...
Forum: Business 11-12-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By builditguy
Since I'm not from CA, I can't answer, in regards...

Since I'm not from CA, I can't answer, in regards to that.

A good insurance agent could answer. A good one. Not every one.

Looking at it from my knowledge, you pay $5000 to a sub, but what...
Forum: Business 11-07-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,092
Posted By builditguy
I tried, once. Went back to college, at nights. ...

I tried, once. Went back to college, at nights. Became a policeman. Didn't really like patrol, but I got moved to detectives. Loved it. Would still be doing it now. Got a promotion. I turned...
Forum: Business 11-07-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,092
Posted By builditguy
One last thing. If you are truly at a...

One last thing. If you are truly at a Crossroads, pursue it.

I've been at those crossroads for at least 10 years. There is never a right time. Either jump or don't. Don't be like me.
Forum: Business 11-07-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,092
Posted By builditguy
There are companies out there who will hire...

There are companies out there who will hire someone like you, in a heartbeat.

I have personally gone through and probably still going through your thought process. I just don't have the desire,...
Forum: Vehicles 10-29-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,187
Posted By builditguy
I was thinking about this. Letís apply it to our...

I was thinking about this. Letís apply it to our own businesses.

Letís say a company starts up in the US. They fly workers in from other countries to do carpentry. When people start hiring them,...
Forum: Vehicles 10-29-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,187
Posted By builditguy
This line of thinking is unbelievable. Go...

This line of thinking is unbelievable.
Go ahead and send your money overseas. Because a manufacturer had a bad employee. Iím sure all foreign auto makers have never had a bad employee.

One of...
Forum: Vehicles 10-29-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,187
Posted By builditguy
No. This has to do with keeping your fellow...

No. This has to do with keeping your fellow Americans working. No one from Korea has ever asked me to go to Korea and bid a job.

I do hold an exception for a foreign vehicle made in the USA. ...
Forum: Concrete & Paving 10-29-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By builditguy
We live in different areas, so what asphalt costs...

We live in different areas, so what asphalt costs here vs there will be different. I usually figure asphalt to be half of concrete. I would still do the pads out of concrete. Same reason you see...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,017
Posted By builditguy
There is no way I could give an ultimatum. Just...

There is no way I could give an ultimatum. Just me. It's tough in these situations. Part of the issue is they can't perform at a level that is workable. The other part is they are our friends. ...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-26-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 97,247
Posted By builditguy
I think I answered this, a long time ago. I...

I think I answered this, a long time ago.

I came up with an idea to put my tools in a cargo trailer. Pretty much had my whole plan. Nobody had what I was doing.
I was doing a little research...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,017
Posted By builditguy
I am experiencing this right now. I have a...

I am experiencing this right now.

I have a guy I've known for 30 years. He is currently 78 years old. He taught me everything I know about laying block and brick. He's been doing it for almost...
Forum: Roofing 10-19-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By builditguy
W-2 employees may seem cheaper, at first. Once...

W-2 employees may seem cheaper, at first. Once you pay the extra insurance, taxes, unemployment, then someone will get hurt on the job. That will cost you. Your insurance will go up alot.

Not...
Forum: Concrete & Paving 10-14-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,901
Posted By builditguy
Saw cuts should be 25% the depth of the concrete....

Saw cuts should be 25% the depth of the concrete. So, 4" concrete needs a 1" deep cut.

Yes those cuts are bad. Nobody would be happy with them.

In your case, I would recommend having a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 866
Posted By builditguy
A degree will never hurt you. Get it done now,...

A degree will never hurt you. Get it done now, while you are young. I went back at 30. It was tough. Life is on full throttle then. My wife is going back now. I was up til 11:00 with her. ...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 09-27-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 6,069
Posted By builditguy
I've gotten off of an elevator, on the wrong...

I've gotten off of an elevator, on the wrong floor, at a hotel before.

She put her key in the door and opened it. Her key didn't work, but the door was unlocked, so she wouldn't have realized it....
Forum: Flooring 09-26-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By builditguy
Of course they worked there a week, before...

Of course they worked there a week, before mentioning it to the homeowner.



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Forum: Flooring 09-26-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By builditguy
They work for the flooring store. Iím...

They work for the flooring store.

Iím getting more of the story now. Supposedly the manager was aware of it. Before he sent them out, he went on vacation.
Just a lapse in communication.


...
Forum: Masonry 08-26-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,422
Posted By builditguy
I was called to look at one, similar to this. It...

I was called to look at one, similar to this. It was poured about a year ago. There is a little white, but mostly still dark blue. It has a burned finish.
It's a garage floor.

In that case, I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 467
Posted By builditguy
Have to core out the topsoil, down to clay. ...

Have to core out the topsoil, down to clay. Usually it is 1 to 2' deep. I was talking to a trucker. He hauled rock. He said there was a highway in Illinois that had topsoil 6' deep.
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