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Forum: Commercial Construction 12-09-2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,732
Posted By Driftweed
Anytime you want to do a "volume discount" mark...

Anytime you want to do a "volume discount" mark it that much higher and tell them you are dropping it to your original price. Oldest trick in the book.

All jobs should have 3 prices: bare minimum,...
Forum: Flooring 12-03-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,692
Posted By Driftweed
I can't count how many checks I have deposited...

I can't count how many checks I have deposited for that amount since joining this forum, and each time I chuckle inside.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-03-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,697
Posted By Driftweed
If you've never ran an auto feed gun before,...

If you've never ran an auto feed gun before, you're in for a pleasant surprise.

I've used senco and ridgid, really want to step up to dewalt or milwaukee.

Some things I have learned:

1:...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-26-2017, 04:02 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 128,890
Posted By Driftweed
Noticed on instagram a company called kaizan has...

Noticed on instagram a company called kaizan has made a special adapter to make the non pack out organizers compatible with the pack out system.
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-23-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,166
Posted By Driftweed
Here an example of precleaning gone awry: complex...

Here an example of precleaning gone awry: complex brought in cleaning company to cleanup damage. We oil primed and returned the next day to find this cracking and sliding down the wall.

At first I...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-23-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,166
Posted By Driftweed
Every apartment with nicotine damage (regardless...

Every apartment with nicotine damage (regardless of extent of damage) I have ever primed either with oil or shellac and no cleanup prep has looked flawless the next several times I have repainted it...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-20-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,166
Posted By Driftweed
Sorry, got to go oil or shellac. If you can smell...

Sorry, got to go oil or shellac. If you can smell it, your respirator isn't working. Shave to get a better seal on your face.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-08-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19,161
Views: 2,023,199
Posted By Driftweed
I picked up the 12 inch because I want only 1 saw...

I picked up the 12 inch because I want only 1 saw for all potential needs. That machine eats 2 x 12's for lunch.

Dewalt has something with the flex volt line. The table saw ain't bad either....
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-08-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,327
Posted By Driftweed
You wont find any for wagner. Your wagner is more...

You wont find any for wagner. Your wagner is more than likely an "airless" sprayer. You need an hvlp style sprayer.

You ready to spend some serious coin?

Try Amerlock 2 from PPG. $150/GAL got...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-08-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19,161
Views: 2,023,199
Posted By Driftweed
Picked up the 12 inch dual bevel miter saw...it's...

Picked up the 12 inch dual bevel miter saw...it's a beast so far. The guys love it.
Forum: Remodeling 11-08-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,076
Posted By Driftweed
Tadah!

Tadah!
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-29-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By Driftweed
This is going to sound dumb... I started...

This is going to sound dumb...

I started with the big orange book at home depot. Then I bought the plumbing one and the electrical one. They get you the basic understanding which will help when...
Forum: Drywall 10-24-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,307
Posted By Driftweed
$250 minimum, $50/hr if larger than 1 sheet. And...

$250 minimum, $50/hr if larger than 1 sheet. And i am a very slowwwwww drywaller.

My last job was 70 12 foot 1/2" sheets billed out at $2500 + materials for hanging and finishing. And that was...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 10-21-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19,161
Views: 2,023,199
Posted By Driftweed
Picked up this bad boy last week for half price....

Picked up this bad boy last week for half price. Read alot of positive reviews about it.

Hate the power switch cover, other than that it seems to perform well. Time will tell.
Forum: Remodeling 10-06-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,076
Posted By Driftweed
Ready to wipe it off, and apply grout tomorrow....

Ready to wipe it off, and apply grout tomorrow. Turned my phone sideways just for you guys. New guy pulled the spacers when cleaning mortar out of the grout lines and never put them back. The the...
Forum: Remodeling 10-05-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,076
Posted By Driftweed
Guess what i'm doing today...12x24 vertical...

Guess what i'm doing today...12x24 vertical layout, 1/3 offset 1/8 spacing. It's a marbled porcelain tile, and I am hoping I can make one final plea to the customer today to flip them...
Forum: Carpentry 10-02-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8,323
Views: 1,612,347
Posted By Driftweed
From another view. This is in my next major...

From another view. This is in my next major remodel. I am still wrapping my head around all the hack work in this house
Forum: Remodeling 10-02-2017, 12:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,076
Posted By Driftweed
These pics are shared with customers and shown...

These pics are shared with customers and shown better when I hold phone vertical, unfortunately that means when I post here it's sideways.
Forum: Business 09-22-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,492
Posted By Driftweed
I call everyone that morning, then follow up half...

I call everyone that morning, then follow up half hour before I start to head their way. I tell them in the morning if they don't answer when I call to head their way, ill wait until I can reach...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,247
Posted By Driftweed
That will be tree fitty, doctors aint cheap

That will be tree fitty, doctors aint cheap
Forum: Remodeling 09-14-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,076
Posted By Driftweed
Just about got plumbing finalized today, here is...

Just about got plumbing finalized today, here is a teaser of the bathroom. Customer dropped in and changed the kitchen cabinet configuration so had to deal with that. It's still up in the air if we...
Forum: Business 09-13-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,817
Posted By Driftweed
I would put my slowest employee on the job to...

I would put my slowest employee on the job to start demo with EXPLICIT instructions to milk the clock. Tell him he is there to stall out until the army arrives. Hopefully you can salvage the job, and...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 09-08-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,428
Posted By Driftweed
I legitimately PAID them to be on the first page,...

I legitimately PAID them to be on the first page, even bought the package where they shot a 60 second commercial. My reviews were flagged. I even put a ton of pics up...

Still didn't show up. Yelp...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,907
Posted By Driftweed
I never in a million years thought someone would...

I never in a million years thought someone would pay that either, that's why I did it. I didn't want the freaking job and thought i priced myself way out of the game. Sometimes you just never know,...
Forum: Remodeling 09-08-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,076
Posted By Driftweed
I am aiming for a finish date of october 1st

I am aiming for a finish date of october 1st
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