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Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-16-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,900
Posted By E-Centric
Huh. More important, IMHO, is that it's all...

Huh.

More important, IMHO, is that it's all relative as long as the behavior is consistent. In other words, I can keep my cabinet work within 1/32" on my cheezy Crapsman bench-top saw, simply...
Forum: Remodeling 11-14-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,527
Posted By E-Centric
Been there, seen the damage

I did a recon/repair of a Re-Bath shower stall, and it wasn't pretty.

Soft spot and bubbling on wall/floor at corner of pan, I do some "destructive" investigation to really see what's going on.
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Forum: Drywall 06-17-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,794
Posted By E-Centric
I'm gonna have to agree with MNJ on not worrying...

I'm gonna have to agree with MNJ on not worrying about what the other guy is doing. Taking on the martyr role for your customers only encourages your customers to expect it from everyone else, every...
Forum: Carpentry 06-03-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,166
Posted By E-Centric
This is a tough one... In general(i.e., not...

This is a tough one...

In general(i.e., not the esoteric bunch we are), people inherently associate specific concepts with appearance. For some it's entirely unconscious, and for others it's...
Forum: Roofing 05-28-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,694
Posted By E-Centric
Bam -- You're not alone in being confused. If...

Bam -- You're not alone in being confused. If you look at what the IRC/ICC has for info on this topic, you'll realize it's changing all the time.

For walls, the answer is: it depends. ...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-28-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,024
Posted By E-Centric
My buddy loved to ride with me, but never spent...

My buddy loved to ride with me, but never spent much time on-site. I could park my '72 Chevy, leave the driver door wide open, and he'd just sit there, like he was driving the damn thing.

He died...
Forum: Plumbing 05-28-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,145
Posted By E-Centric
Need a lot more information to provide any help. ...

Need a lot more information to provide any help.

Takagi, Rinnai, Rheem, concentric single-penetration through the wall, older fire-rated stuff... ?

In the end, I think paint hides more than...
Forum: Architecture & Design 05-28-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,708
Posted By E-Centric
While I agree that he enjoys being the animated...

While I agree that he enjoys being the animated presenter, I also think he makes some solid points.

That was in '07(I think) and since then, there's been quite a big push for a good portion of his...
Forum: Business 05-28-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,620
Posted By E-Centric
Open Project. ...

Open Project.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/openproj/

I've used it in a different line of work, many moons ago. It's just about the same as MS Project... without infringing on copyright too...
Forum: Roofing 05-28-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,694
Posted By E-Centric
Tom - if you're referring to the link I shot...

Tom - if you're referring to the link I shot out, it really doesn't apply to modern roofs. I just wanted to refute the mis-information about felts use as a vapor-permeable barrier for the roof. It...
Forum: Roofing 05-28-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,694
Posted By E-Centric
I have to call out the scientific portion of the...

I have to call out the scientific portion of the provided links... bitumen, by design, is not supposed to be permeable.

"Although many roofing felts are now marketed as being vapour permeable,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,333
Posted By E-Centric
I love to barter, not because I believe I'm...

I love to barter, not because I believe I'm getting a better deal, but because I believe it's a more precise understanding of my worth.

<rant>
I think we all need a better understanding of what...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-09-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,621
Posted By E-Centric
Holy $h!t... Just when I thought I was "well...

Holy $h!t... Just when I thought I was "well read", I see stuff like this.

Damn, man... I have to figure out how you guys time-travel or whatever you do to read that much. Or, I need to learn...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,130
Posted By E-Centric
I'm riding both horses at the same time, but I'll...

I'm riding both horses at the same time, but I'll admit it's causing me to do both of them half-a$$ed. Quality of my work never falters, but I know there's a TON of business stuff I'm slacking on,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By E-Centric
I started in So. Cal, then moved to the Bay Area,...

I started in So. Cal, then moved to the Bay Area, and now live in the Pacific Northwest. This video really hits home for me, as I've come to really appreciate the resources available, and no longer...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,379
Posted By E-Centric
Interesting that you mention age as a factor. ...

Interesting that you mention age as a factor. There's been a few articles in the recent past(year or so) that basically state we(globally) are losing the knowledge/skill base, due to the change in...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,888
Posted By E-Centric
Sermon

Synonymous to "Grapes of Wrath," by Steinbeck.

While the book demonstrates the great strength and perseverance of men when necessary, it was only due to a very, very dark time in our society. I...
Forum: Remodeling 03-21-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,781
Posted By E-Centric
I'd have to agree with the sentiment... That,...

I'd have to agree with the sentiment... That, the question itself is incorrect, but the premise behind it is relevant. The same kinds of questions are asked in the green building realm -- "How long...
Forum: Green Building 11-01-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,823
Posted By E-Centric
To the OP, I would say the same thing as the...

To the OP, I would say the same thing as the majority who responded - being environmentally and energy conscious is an application of systems, not a thing or an event. "Greening" sounds like you'll...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,046
Posted By E-Centric
All or Nothing Never Works

Ok, so I can't sit this one out...

A few things that irk me here:
1) How long did it take to build the Great Wall of China?
2) Material choice is not the only solution!

How long did it take...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,142
Posted By E-Centric
It's not just here in the good ol' USA

The shortage of skilled people has been a topic of interest for a little over a decade, in all areas of the world -- check out this article about the same issue in the UK(monkey'ed with the URL to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,050
Posted By E-Centric
Just like war...

It's a seige game, really.

It was this site, through various posts, that led me to the book, "Markup and Profit." It's one of many books and references I've read, but it's really the best that...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,726
Posted By E-Centric
Step away from the router...

For the love of all creatures big and small - DO NOT let someone like this touch a router/switch! Being a recovering hi-tech mangler(manager), specifically in the Named Company, I would recommend...
Forum: Lead RRP Discussion 04-07-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2,372
Views: 240,094
Posted By E-Centric
Understanding "estimated cost"

One of the biggest concerns I had(have) with this ruling is the disclosure of the "$35 extra per job" the EPA had stated. My issues are:
1) Where in the .... did they come up with that number as an...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,314
Posted By E-Centric
"You there, lowly trade! I'll dictate your pay...

"You there, lowly trade! I'll dictate your pay and I'll let you know if you're a plumber or not, and you'll like it!!!!!"

I love it. That's flat-out delusional. Sad that they're not just a...
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