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Forum: Framing 02-13-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,772
Posted By FramingPro
What have i gotten myself into to??

Here we go again, going to take over from another framer who was giving the builder the run around.

10k sqft of crazy roof! Almost all trusses have interior coffers!

Trusses are on site, plates...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-02-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 31,796
Views: 1,801,848
Posted By FrankSmith
I hate that anytime I have to stretch myself to...

I hate that anytime I have to stretch myself to the max to get material positioned just right and reach with the nail gun is always at the moment it ran out of nails. It seems to be a nasty trick...
Forum: Business 12-15-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 27,482
Posted By lawndart
The School of hard knocks. What I've learned while running my business

#1. This is not a hobby.

Congratulations! You've decided to start a business doing what you love and you'll be charging customers for this service. Most contractors go into business thinking I'll...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 09-02-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 825,539
Posted By Spencer
The hose and cord combo would be nice but $250...

The hose and cord combo would be nice but $250 for it is just stupid. I'll stick with the 50 cents I've got in duct tape keeping my cord and hose together.

Besides being brushless it didn't look...
Forum: Framing 09-29-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,220
Posted By Gus Dering
I'm not saying they should quit their day job. ...

I'm not saying they should quit their day job.

All I'm saying is that I laughed a few times and appreciated it for what it is; A bunch of guys having fun doing something creative together and...
Forum: Vehicles 05-18-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,550
Posted By J L
I don't know how a grown man can get through life...

I don't know how a grown man can get through life not owning a full sized pickup truck. Even a guy with a regular white collar job and not a tradesman. :thumbsup:
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-27-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,115
Posted By loneframer
back when I started packing my lunch, I was...

back when I started packing my lunch, I was spending between 12 and 15 bucks a day for food during the work day. Today, the same purchases would run me at least $20. Factor in fuel back and forth to...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,192
Posted By Jdub2083
I used to struggle somewhat with my price points...

I used to struggle somewhat with my price points when I quoted a job. I always want to give them the best possible price I can because that's just the nice guy I am :whistling. That being said I have...
Forum: Framing 09-14-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,739
Posted By Warren
We have done several "super" garages of 2000 sq...

We have done several "super" garages of 2000 sq ft and larger. I have been told a few times that my price to frame was considerably higher than some other guy. I tell the GC's the reason I am higher...
Forum: Business 08-22-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 66,728
Posted By angus242
Pricing, Estimating, And Success

Originally composed by member, Brian Phillips (http://www.contractortalk.com/members/brian-565/)

One of the most challenging aspects of running a contracting business is estimating jobs. For...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-15-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2,511
Views: 422,128
Posted By essrmo
After every flight, UPS pilots fill out a form,...

After every flight, UPS pilots fill out a form, called a "gripe sheet," which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The mechanics correct the problems; document their repairs on the form,...
Forum: Business 06-04-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,240
Posted By woodchuck2
I too agree with Mike about having enough money...

I too agree with Mike about having enough money to start with, one of my mistakes was putting myself in way too much debt. Over use of credit cards, over running your accounts, etc will lead to...
Forum: Framing 03-06-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,129
Posted By FramingPro
i am learning to use a sqaure, i can do commons...

i am learning to use a sqaure, i can do commons and hips and valleys and jacks.
But also i have a calculator...
I make sure i know how to do it on sqaure before i do it on a calc.
To keep myself...
Forum: Remodeling Picture Post 02-25-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,409
Posted By ChrWright
I have a local ESC who's handling that portion of...

I have a local ESC who's handling that portion of the project, along with all of the low volt wiring, A/V, Wi-Fi network, etc.
Forum: File Swap 11-27-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,941
Posted By katoman
This is a really old thread. :laughing: But...

This is a really old thread. :laughing:

But anyways, I do mostly T&M. My contract is simple. It states the hourly rate for labourers, carpenters, and myself.

All materials are billed at MY...
Forum: Framing 04-17-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,408
Posted By FramerPDX
I have done plenty of stick frame roofs. Just...

I have done plenty of stick frame roofs. Just wish there were more but I just build what ever is in front of me.
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