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Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By Fishindude
When quoting a job and taking on work that you do...

When quoting a job and taking on work that you do not intend to self perform you get quotes from one or more subs in writing and typically their proposal will say how long it is good for. If you...
Forum: Business 07-15-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By Fishindude
Good deal ! What's the point of working so hard...

Good deal !
What's the point of working so hard if you are not ever going to take some time for yourself to enjoy life?
Forum: Business 07-13-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Fishindude
No need to ask permission, follow up until you...

No need to ask permission, follow up until you get an answer.
Remember, it is you the contractor that has invested his time and money putting a proposal together. They owe you some discussion.
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By Fishindude
All those emails and texts can be a real problem...

All those emails and texts can be a real problem and pain in the rear. Pick up the phone or go see them and have a conversation. You'll resolve things much quicker.
Forum: Business 07-13-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Fishindude
As a GC I've taken thousands of subcontractor...

As a GC I've taken thousands of subcontractor quotes over the last several decades and can tell you that only a small percentage of them actually follow up. A month later they drive by the jobsite,...
Forum: Technology 07-12-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Fishindude
Sounds like you are skating on the edge of...

Sounds like you are skating on the edge of illegal paying your men this way. If they are truly independent contractors then they need to set the price for their jobs, not you, and they need to carry...
Forum: Masonry 07-12-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 339
Posted By Fishindude
There are thousands of exterior slabs poured on...

There are thousands of exterior slabs poured on grade without a perimeter footing.

If the grade is steep enough at the edge of the slab that fill material appears to be "leaking"out from under...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-12-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 449
Posted By Fishindude
I wouldn't own one either .... or one of those...

I wouldn't own one either .... or one of those silly pellet wood stoves.
Don't like gas grills either, can't snuff down the heat.

I'm a big fan of the simple Weber charcoal kettle grill. Best...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-11-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By Fishindude
If you really have a written signed contract then...

If you really have a written signed contract then it will have the details regarding cancellation of a contract. Sounds like you really don't have a contract.

I would have a conversation with...
Forum: Architecture & Design 07-11-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 84
Posted By Fishindude
A sheet of graph paper and a pencil is pretty...

A sheet of graph paper and a pencil is pretty cheap.
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Fishindude
I'd agree with this and add that I always self...

I'd agree with this and add that I always self perform enough work on a project so that I can have one of my own men there on site at all times overseeing subs. Even if he's doing nothing but...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 07-10-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,930
Posted By Fishindude
I'm a big fan of the Timex Indigo watches, very...

I'm a big fan of the Timex Indigo watches, very inexpensive and seem to hold up pretty good. Got into the habit many years ago of wearing my watch face on the inside of my wrist, keeps it a little...
Forum: Roofing 07-09-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By Fishindude
Would be good to tactfully give him some advice...

Would be good to tactfully give him some advice on how to do the job more safely. I'd feel bad if my neighbor took a fall and I just stood back watching him do something stupid. Good chance he...
Forum: Carpentry 07-01-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By Fishindude
Colored Framing Lumber?

On some of the remodeling TV shows I see them using blue or pink framing lumber? In my area of the midwest US I've never seen anything but raw wood framing lumber or pressure treated lumber which...
Forum: Concrete & Paving 06-29-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By Fishindude
Good advice here. Rent a Soff cut saw next big...

Good advice here. Rent a Soff cut saw next big pour like that.
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 394
Posted By Fishindude
This is the best policy.

This is the best policy.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-28-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,186
Posted By Fishindude
It's easy to see why college is so expensive. ...

It's easy to see why college is so expensive. When my siblings went to college, you lived in a dormitory with a room mate and the rooms were simple concrete block rooms with enough space for a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Fishindude
Anything that you stick up in the attic for long...

Anything that you stick up in the attic for long term storage probably should have been pitched in the trash to start with. Not a fan of attics or mezzanines.

I'd do a tall open ceiling and use...
Forum: Business 06-25-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 730
Posted By Fishindude
Yes, it's very rude not to. Today's flaky, two...

Yes, it's very rude not to.
Today's flaky, two bit, undesirable customer might be a real gem down the road. Never burn a bridge.
Forum: Business 06-23-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By Fishindude
You need to start with a written business plan. ...

You need to start with a written business plan. Start putting some numbers on paper.

How much equipment, trucks and tools are needed to get started and what is the cost?
How much $$ do you and...
Forum: Masonry 06-20-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By Fishindude
I've always float finished the surface of...

I've always float finished the surface of footings. Probably doesn't make much difference but it looks better and makes me feel better.
Forum: Health & Safety 06-19-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,035
Posted By Fishindude
I'm 59 and going through that prostate stuff...

I'm 59 and going through that prostate stuff right now too. Biopsy revealed a very small amount of slow growing, low risk cancerous tissue, so they want to actively monitor my situation. Doing a...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-19-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By Fishindude
I'm a big fan of the ABC "Associated Builders &...

I'm a big fan of the ABC "Associated Builders & Contractors" of America. They can be found in every state and most states have several chapters. They are a great help if you have trouble battling...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 06-17-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 514
Posted By Fishindude
Never heard of clear rock, but washed pea gravel...

Never heard of clear rock, but washed pea gravel can be dumped into an excavation without compacting it. If you have a deep trench you don't want to enter and need to backfill it in a hurry, it's...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 06-14-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Fishindude
Getting the excavation suitable to work in and...

Getting the excavation suitable to work in and solid enough to bear the foundations would not concern me nearly as much as building the structure properly so that you don't have water infiltration...
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