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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 10-26-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,460
Posted By EthanB
I do for the groups I mentioned. Common, Mos Def...

I do for the groups I mentioned. Common, Mos Def and Arrested Development tell better stories but I don't like the sound as much. I actually worked in two of the worst neighborhoods in Brooklyn...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 10-26-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,460
Posted By EthanB
That's bull****. Black people aren't defined by...

That's bull****. Black people aren't defined by one genre of music except by old white people that think they get to decide what black people are. There are plenty of white guys in rap and plenty...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By EthanB
We used to just paint over it until it was too...

We used to just paint over it until it was too thick and then take it up and put down another layer.
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 07-23-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By EthanB
I use Dirtex as a standard, light duty, cleaner...

I use Dirtex as a standard, light duty, cleaner for paint prep. Used a ton of TSP in the day but the rinsing is a bear and more moisture is rarely a good thing.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-20-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,420
Posted By EthanB
Sounds like you are going back to standard...

Sounds like you are going back to standard spacing but, for future readers, I would use a collated face screw with a stand up driver, stainless or color matched. A quick jig allows for lining up the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,972
Posted By EthanB
With a long history and no incidents I would...

With a long history and no incidents I would probably shoot for a sit down with a last and final warning. I wouldn't back him into a corner about it but ideally keep it short and sweet and let him...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 05-19-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,192
Posted By EthanB
I've almost never used Ben. As others have said....

I've almost never used Ben. As others have said. Ultra Spec for budget jobs where coverage isn't an issue, Regal for the rest. I never took to Aura because it was too thick and dried to fast but...
Forum: Technology 04-27-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,908
Posted By EthanB
Foxit reader has a free version and allows you to...

Foxit reader has a free version and allows you to search pdfs and has a decent distance tool. I have adobe but I actually use Foxit more unless it's a really large file size which adobe handles...
Forum: Technology 04-27-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,908
Posted By EthanB
It is but I really do only print a full size once...

It is but I really do only print a full size once a month or so. For me, moving faster through the plans is the biggest issue and a 30 page stack of 11x17 is the way to go. I probably review 1-200...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By EthanB
This isn't accurate. While you can buy...

This isn't accurate. While you can buy blanks(uncut panels) most manufacturers will provide a fully fabricated and engineered package ready for install. Depending on the structure you may need to...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-18-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,048
Posted By EthanB
We do a fair bit of work with PT douglas fir. ...

We do a fair bit of work with PT douglas fir. The engineering values are actually very similar to SYP but the main difference is that you can get a better grade than the #2 most yards stock. We get...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-17-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,048
Posted By EthanB
With some latitude, "yes". I've been asked to do...

With some latitude, "yes". I've been asked to do re-skins many times and have only done it a few times on frames that were pretty new but the customer wanted a material change. I could actually...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-16-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,048
Posted By EthanB
I wouldn't reskin a 17 year old deck. I...

I wouldn't reskin a 17 year old deck. I definitely wouldn't reskin a deck that had tall 4x posts with that "beam" system and no lateral bracing.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-02-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,936
Posted By EthanB
I just got the sign graphic for a project we were...

I just got the sign graphic for a project we were awarded last August. It wasn't the right size.... It's going to be 8 months from start to completion for two kiosks that will take us 1 day to...
Forum: Business 04-01-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By EthanB
If a customer is a PITA then they deserve less of...

If a customer is a PITA then they deserve less of my attention than the good customers when making out of the ordinary requests. Other than that, they get treated the same. In your case, I'd be...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-31-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4,071
Views: 151,371
Posted By EthanB
No pics but I've been making beef jerky every...

No pics but I've been making beef jerky every couple weeks. The kids love it and it's a good snack. The last batch I made was Vietnamese style so very heavy on the ginger an garlic. It was damn,...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-27-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,158
Posted By EthanB
Bank checks clear immediately and the funds are...

Bank checks clear immediately and the funds are good. Personal checks can bounce and you'll find out up to 20 days later and then potentially have little recourse to get funds without a lawyer and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By EthanB
You need their permission and photos downloaded...

You need their permission and photos downloaded from the web have terrible resolution so you should ask them to share the originals.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 03-09-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,290
Posted By EthanB
Fairly common. It's required on older balloon...

Fairly common. It's required on older balloon framed homes or on cantilevered second floors which is a common detail on raised ranches. The thing to be careful of is that you can be required to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By EthanB
This is not likely to see widespread usage. It's...

This is not likely to see widespread usage. It's frustrating that they're so focused on developing "new" CLT products in the US when we have a massive shortage of certified manufacturers for the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,396
Posted By EthanB
You are legally obligated to pay him for hours...

You are legally obligated to pay him for hours worked. I won't even bother with the moral side of it.

The bigger issue to me is the not having $140 right now. Frankly, you have no business being...
Forum: Business 03-05-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,141
Posted By EthanB
For me it's all about having as little fixed...

For me it's all about having as little fixed overhead as possible and making sure that you're actively marketing to your past customers and their friends.

General marketing can work really well...
Forum: Architecture & Design 02-27-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,166
Posted By EthanB
You could try a local timber frame outfit or look...

You could try a local timber frame outfit or look for a smaller mill that will sell you direct. I haven't seen a lumberyard that really has a source for timber. Even their distributors have a...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 02-26-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By EthanB
I always sold with a rendering as I'm faster at...

I always sold with a rendering as I'm faster at designing with a computer than sketches on napkins.

I'm done with the bags. Mostly sales and a little bit of PM. Nice 8:30-4:45 going on over...
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By EthanB
The IRC doesn't. A pergola is an accessory...

The IRC doesn't. A pergola is an accessory structure so there's a quite a bit of latitude in how you are allowed to connect it to the ground. Most jurisdictions do not even require a permit for a...
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