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Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-05-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 99,464
Posted By Warren
Looks like you only get one 9.0 battery with the...

Looks like you only get one 9.0 battery with the second one.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-02-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 830
Posted By Warren
I have 3 of the Dewalt framers. They are great...

I have 3 of the Dewalt framers. They are great for punchout, basement framing, and the first day on a framing site. We usually have one out every day, as it is also handy for throwing up a brace at a...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-02-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 830
Posted By Warren
With the exception of the compressor and air...

With the exception of the compressor and air tools, our crew of 4 runs cordless just about every day. We have done a few one day jobs completely cordless via the cordless compressor or the cordless...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By Warren
Been wearing the Under Armor ones for several...

Been wearing the Under Armor ones for several years. Total game changer. About $50 a pair, but they are amazing and hold up very well.
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 4,963
Posted By Warren
It really is about picking the right jobs. No...

It really is about picking the right jobs. No way could my crew make numbers doing production framing. The jobs we end up taking, generally, we are the only bidder. We only do a couple houses per...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-25-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 48,873
Posted By Warren
Hint: The only acceptable answer is...

Hint:

The only acceptable answer is ....................Never!
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 4,963
Posted By Warren
I agree with half of that. I have almost given up...

I agree with half of that. I have almost given up on hiring new guys. I treat my current guys very well, partially because I know replacing them will be difficult. But it comes down to a lot more...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 4,963
Posted By Warren
Both of my leads have been with me for 10 plus...

Both of my leads have been with me for 10 plus years, with no expectation of health insurance, so , I am not seeing things your way.
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 4,963
Posted By Warren
And how would that change things? They...

And how would that change things?

They would just be the one not able to provide health insurance for their employees. Myself and one of my employees have health insurance via our wives jobs. In...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 4,963
Posted By Warren
Really not sure, but my top two guys can and have...

Really not sure, but my top two guys can and have run crews. I have been out of the country for up to two weeks with no contact, and things ran smooth. Basic human decency is number one. However,...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-21-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 99,464
Posted By Warren
We have a mid sized one that I bought last year....

We have a mid sized one that I bought last year. So far so good, but I am not blown away by it. Even though it has an aluminum tank, it is crazy heavy. It is fairly quiet though and has held up after...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-21-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,722
Views: 46,032
Posted By Warren
I have broken a few prying windows also.

I have broken a few prying windows also.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-14-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 667
Posted By Warren
I agree. I have bought plenty of novelty tools...

I agree. I have bought plenty of novelty tools over the years.I have also dreamt up plenty of cool ideas with zero practical application.
Forum: Business 01-09-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,069
Posted By Warren
"1099 crews" We all know how legit that...

"1099 crews"

We all know how legit that sounds.
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By Warren
I will advise from the other end, subcontractor. ...

I will advise from the other end, subcontractor.

I have very little turnover with my GC's
2 main GC's provide about 75% of our work over the last 15 years.

Professionalism on both ends is the...
Forum: Framing 01-06-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By Warren
Do it in sections. Demo, set trusses, tarp in....

Do it in sections. Demo, set trusses, tarp in. Repeat util all is tarped, then start sheathing.

We have also done the truss over method with a pitch increase, using cathedral trusses. End up...
Forum: Business 12-31-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,877
Posted By Warren
I do quote a few labor intensive jobs also. Even...

I do quote a few labor intensive jobs also. Even with guys I trust, I will get draws along the way. It's not a matter of whether I need the capital, but more so to avoid your dilemma. If that sink is...
Forum: Business 12-27-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,069
Posted By Warren
As a framer, I don't generally get a lot of work...

As a framer, I don't generally get a lot of work directly from homeowners. When I do, I end up playing GC for the job while I am there. Most self build owners are not remotely prepared for the...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 12-24-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 590
Posted By Warren
Wifes family Christmas this evening, then off to...

Wifes family Christmas this evening, then off to Arizona to see our daughter.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-21-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,238
Posted By Warren
I tried a pair of the Blakladers. Lasted through...

I tried a pair of the Blakladers. Lasted through 3 winters. Still have them, but they are pretty frazzled. Last year I bought a pair of the Duluth firehose pants and added two more this year. Doesn't...
Forum: Business 12-21-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By Warren
I probably average a dozen bank transactions per...

I probably average a dozen bank transactions per month. Pretty easy to reconcile that once a month.
Forum: Business 12-21-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By Warren
Updating from Quickbooks 2008

Yeah, I know, I am in for a rude awakening. I bet most of you guys are using cloud based services now for accounting. I just don't have the need for all the bells and whistles. I am the sole...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-21-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 99,464
Posted By Warren
Probably the camera angle, but that small track...

Probably the camera angle, but that small track looks too small. The track needs to extend past what you are cutting by about 4-5 inches. Is that one for cutting furring strips?
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 12-20-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Warren
[QUOTE=Tom M;7675783]Glue with pocket screws or...

[QUOTE=Tom M;7675783]Glue with pocket screws or no glue. Have you seen aging jobs?

Screwing further away from the window flanges has me concerned about twisting the inside pocket screw...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 12-20-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Warren
I like to pocket screw also, but prefer the 5/4...

I like to pocket screw also, but prefer the 5/4 trim. If you are careful with keeping your fasteners near the outer edges, the window flanges usually aren't a huge issue. We have used the Cortex and...
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