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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 11-16-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 882
Posted By EthanB
There are still a lot of shops that will offer a...

There are still a lot of shops that will offer a crappy product to hit a low budget. That's why I said spend money to get the good stuff. Aside from the quality of the vinyl and overlay, there are...
Forum: Plumbing 11-15-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,113
Posted By EthanB
Pex has a smaller ID but from a design...

Pex has a smaller ID but from a design perspective that is usually assumed to have similar flow to copper due to less fittings.

BRG, I think you have to weigh the benefits. If you want to supply...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 11-15-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 882
Posted By EthanB
Your actual logo has multiple colors and...

Your actual logo has multiple colors and gradients so it will need to be printed. Make sure you spend the money for the better material as it will fade much color than a solid. That's why I...
Forum: Technology 11-13-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By EthanB
I primarily use Pipedrive for sales. The main...

I primarily use Pipedrive for sales. The main view is Kanban which is good for moving through the process at the customers different paces. There are a bunch of different Gantt softwares out there...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 10-30-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,480
Posted By EthanB
I'm dead.

I'm dead.
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 922
Posted By EthanB
I'm on the retrain....train? The company I'm at...

I'm on the retrain....train? The company I'm at now currently has several guys in their late 50's and 60's. None of those guys are doing what they were doing 10 years ago but they are all now more...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 10-27-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,480
Posted By EthanB
I forgot to throw House of Pain in there. ...

I forgot to throw House of Pain in there. Friggen amazing and they're one of the only New England groups so I need to represent.
Forum: Vehicles 10-27-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,098
Posted By EthanB
My wife has a Santa Fe, with the third row, that...

My wife has a Santa Fe, with the third row, that is about 4 years old. It's an impressive vehicle for the price. Nice details and pretty good performance. Our only issue has been a finish flaw...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 10-26-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,480
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, 03:11 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,480
Posted By EthanB
The first mainstream rap song was played on the...

The first mainstream rap song was played on the radio the year i was born but all the early stuff was whitewashed hard with disco beats compared to the actual club cuts. I bought my first tape at 7,...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 10-26-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,480
Posted By EthanB
Triggered? You're using all the catchphrases of...

Triggered? You're using all the catchphrases of casual racism. Say some racist stuff and then say the person pointing it out is over reacting.

I like you so I'm not trying to put you in a corner...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 10-26-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,480
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: Decks & Fencing 09-17-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 11,916
Posted By EthanB
No trailers allowed in CA?

No trailers allowed in CA?
Forum: Construction 09-02-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By EthanB
I think it's a good tool if you're managing a lot...

I think it's a good tool if you're managing a lot of projects to make sure that you don't forget something important. We use Buildertrend but I don't think you necessarily need to use a real PM...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 07-25-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,438
Posted By EthanB
This book is worth a read and implementation. ...

This book is worth a read and implementation. https://www.amazon.com/First-Days-Selling-Day-Day/dp/1517477689

The mindset to go out and develop business is one of the hardest things to develop...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 07-23-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
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: Masonry 07-21-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,291
Posted By EthanB
Guys, you're totally derailing this new members...

Guys, you're totally derailing this new members thread. I think plenty of folks on here can answer his question for their region but nobody wants to wade through pages of your bickering, imo.
Forum: Masonry 07-20-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,291
Posted By EthanB
Depends on your forte but there is definitely a...

Depends on your forte but there is definitely a systemic lack of good masons in the coastal New England area where folks are still very much in love with dry fit walls, blue stone patios, ledgestone...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-20-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,422
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: 1,995
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: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-26-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 16,387
Posted By EthanB
This guy's catalog is amazing. Learned to sing...

This guy's catalog is amazing. Learned to sing and play listening to American folk artists growing up in Kenya. https://youtu.be/EXeQgxPE2xc
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 05-19-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,210
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: 2,913
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: 2,913
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...
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