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Forum: Business 10-28-2016, 01:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,796
Posted By CarpenterSFO
It's the wrong industry to talk about exit...

It's the wrong industry to talk about exit strategies. That's tech, or corner grocery stores, or underperforming commercial real estate assets, or etc., etc., but not construction, which is...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-10-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,930
Posted By CarpenterSFO
Leave - sounds like a crappy company. As for the...

Leave - sounds like a crappy company. As for the unfairness of it all, welcome to life. Move on.
Forum: Business 10-02-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,778
Posted By CarpenterSFO
Given the history, wasn't the blown delivery...

Given the history, wasn't the blown delivery predictable, and therefore preventable?
Forum: Contractor Licensing 10-02-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,540
Posted By CarpenterSFO
I don't have an example, especially for MA, but I...

I don't have an example, especially for MA, but I can say that the key in those things is rather than to focus on the praise ("Jimmy is da bomb..."), to cover the full laundry list - "Jimmy built...
Forum: Business 09-27-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By CarpenterSFO
Make an honest assessment about whether you did...

Make an honest assessment about whether you did something; if you did, then fix it or pay to have it fixed. There's also nothing like knowing that you are careful, and making a careful assessment of...
Forum: Masonry 09-16-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,570
Posted By CarpenterSFO
Hydroban to waterproof, then any old portland...

Hydroban to waterproof, then any old portland cement plaster.
Forum: Carpentry 09-10-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7,694
Views: 1,484,446
Posted By CarpenterSFO
They forgot the 21st, known as the "Today is our...

They forgot the 21st, known as the "Today is our anniversary?" Anniversary.
Forum: Business 09-09-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,393
Posted By CarpenterSFO
What's distasteful is spending your time and...

What's distasteful is spending your time and money putting together a quote, then discovering that you never had a chance. Always ask.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 09-07-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,887
Posted By CarpenterSFO
The only function of that contract in a legal...

The only function of that contract in a legal dispute will be to prove that you knew you were breaking the law. Don't be stupid.
Forum: Electrical 09-07-2016, 01:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,036
Posted By CarpenterSFO
That question was answered a long time ago: ...

That question was answered a long time ago:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ1Mz7kGVf0
Forum: Flooring 09-05-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,668
Posted By CarpenterSFO
I worked on a retail remodel last year, where the...

I worked on a retail remodel last year, where the floorers (not me) put down no-glue LVT, without locking edges. They flopped each piece down and snugged it up to the one next to it, and when it was...
Forum: Remodeling 09-04-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,337
Posted By CarpenterSFO
If the project is definitely going to happen,...

If the project is definitely going to happen, open some holes in the walls and ceiling to check into some of the risk items.

The risk is that you don't get the job, because you quote $100K based...
Forum: Plumbing 09-04-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,599
Posted By CarpenterSFO
If you use gray water in the toilet, what will...

If you use gray water in the toilet, what will your dog drink from when you're not home?
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 09-04-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,494
Posted By CarpenterSFO
Epifanes 2-part clears are pretty good, but...

Epifanes 2-part clears are pretty good, but they're not easy to work with, and they'll fail eventually. If the customer really wants that "furniture quality" standard, they should expect to pay for...
Forum: Carpentry 09-02-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7,694
Views: 1,484,446
Posted By CarpenterSFO
Bang Ding Ow

Bang Ding Ow
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 09-01-2016, 12:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,920
Posted By CarpenterSFO
You'll like it.

You'll like it.
Forum: Business 08-29-2016, 01:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,916
Posted By CarpenterSFO
I'm not a union man myself, and I've seen some of...

I'm not a union man myself, and I've seen some of the undesirable parts of that world, but I can also say that I have good friends in the union world, doing fine work - some of it that I don't think...
Forum: Construction 08-28-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,228
Posted By CarpenterSFO
Skinny posts on some funny footings, joists...

Skinny posts on some funny footings, joists perched on a 2x4 ledger, that left-hand deck is hanging onto the end of the right-hand deck (what's with the half-doubled-up joist?) in order to make it...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2016, 12:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By CarpenterSFO
He shoots him, then files a report denying...

He shoots him, then files a report denying responsibility.
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By CarpenterSFO
Did you read the membership requirements for...

Did you read the membership requirements for joining this forum?
Forum: Construction 08-19-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,543
Posted By CarpenterSFO
If you can get an inspector to be comfortable...

If you can get an inspector to be comfortable with it, try the full-thickness Stego. I've done 2 stinking, musty crawl spaces - places where animals had been living, with mold growing up through...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-14-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 31,796
Views: 1,784,053
Posted By CarpenterSFO
It's just a TV show.

It's just a TV show.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-14-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 31,796
Views: 1,784,053
Posted By CarpenterSFO
Stay out of P&R then.

Stay out of P&R then.
Forum: Marketing & Sales 08-14-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,965
Posted By CarpenterSFO
Some of you guys ought to work on getting over...

Some of you guys ought to work on getting over some of your resentments about customers, and groups of customers.

It's bad for your business. Many people who've had some success in life are...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 08-14-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,306
Posted By CarpenterSFO
Sand, prime and spray. Plan 1/2 hour of scraping...

Sand, prime and spray. Plan 1/2 hour of scraping and sanding per door, no more. You won't get every speck of the old paint off, but you'll be close. If any additional peeling happens, you can touch...
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