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Forum: Framing 02-11-2016, 05:54 PM
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Views: 1,617
Posted By Milhaus
Raised beam? In the main floor wall?

Raised beam? In the main floor wall?
Forum: Framing 02-11-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,617
Posted By Milhaus
Off Center Bearing Wall

I checked out a 1984 two story colonial the other day that has me a bit stumped. House is 32' deep with a center bearing wall, 2x10 floor joists. On the main floor, there is a 14' wall that is 20"...
Forum: Drywall 09-12-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,849
Posted By Milhaus
We saw this in a commercial building a couple...

We saw this in a commercial building a couple years back - steel studs, fiberglass inso. Classic ghosting. Good coat of primer and paint - it's a maintenance issue that our customer just dealt...
Forum: Business 09-10-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,763
Posted By Milhaus
Another great post AtlanticWB. griz - well...

Another great post AtlanticWB. griz - well played. That'll get someone's attention.
Forum: Drywall 09-10-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 51,468
Posted By Milhaus
Thanks for the comments. I was leaning towards...

Thanks for the comments. I was leaning towards the same fix my self. Some sort of trim cover. But then I got to thinking about air sealing. Similar to adding crown to a truss uplift crack - there...
Forum: Drywall 09-09-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 51,468
Posted By Milhaus
Crack at Peak in vaulted Ceiling

Hi - I've been trying to determine the root cause of a ceiling crack for a customer. When the customer first called, they said there had been a crack in their vaulted ceiling, at the peak, almost...
Forum: Business 01-25-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 113,759
Posted By Milhaus
Rich - thanks for posting this. It's always...

Rich - thanks for posting this. It's always helpful to see how others put their numbers together. I've been using excel, self taught for the most part as well, for years. Amazing how many tricks I...
Forum: Remodeling 11-06-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,497
Posted By Milhaus
I stress the importance of keeping the schedule...

I stress the importance of keeping the schedule and make sure they understand that when it needs to get done, it needs to get done. if they are waiting until after everything is done, then so be it....
Forum: Electrical 10-26-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,092
Posted By Milhaus
Haha...may have to call him in. I like to...

Haha...may have to call him in. I like to understand as much as I can about everything 'house' just like many of you do. And this is my house...not anyone else's. Forgive me for trying to figure it...
Forum: Business 10-26-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,821
Posted By Milhaus
I didn't read the whole thread but anyone mention...

I didn't read the whole thread but anyone mention Michael Stone's book Markup and Profit yet? It may be the best $35 you ever spent trying to figure all this stuff out. There will still be...
Forum: Electrical 10-26-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,092
Posted By Milhaus
Thanks for the caution...I understand. I think...

Thanks for the caution...I understand. I think my terminology may be confusing things. When I say split 20 amp breaker - I'm meaning a single pole breaker with two 20 amp circuits on it - what I...
Forum: Electrical 10-26-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,092
Posted By Milhaus
Dam electricians are expensive.

Dam electricians are expensive.
Forum: Electrical 10-26-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,092
Posted By Milhaus
The bill is adding up...we're talking about two...

The bill is adding up...we're talking about two different things here I think. The wiring for the whirlpool bathtub (originally on a dedicated 20 amp breaker) was moved into a split 20 amp breaker...
Forum: Electrical 10-26-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,092
Posted By Milhaus
Hot tub has its own disconnect box...and is wired...

Hot tub has its own disconnect box...and is wired correctly. Had the electrician check it out when I wired it up. On its own 50 amp breaker. Shouldn't have any bearing on the whirlpool dilemma...
Forum: Electrical 10-26-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,092
Posted By Milhaus
haha

haha
Forum: Electrical 10-26-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,092
Posted By Milhaus
Tricky wiring

Hey - got a question for you guys about some wiring at home. I talked with my electrician about it but still haven't resolved it. I have a whirlpool tub that the motor is plugged into a dedicated...
Forum: Business 10-17-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By Milhaus
Really? Like I said, I've thought about NARI for...

Really? Like I said, I've thought about NARI for quite a while, just haven't pulled the plug on it. I follow the guys at Building Science on a regular basis. I think they have the best overall...
Forum: Business 10-16-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By Milhaus
For those of you with NARI certification - what...

For those of you with NARI certification - what is your take on it? Worth the investment?
Forum: Business 10-16-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,681
Posted By Milhaus
Like em both. Saturdays are better outdoors.

Like em both. Saturdays are better outdoors.
Forum: Business 10-15-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,860
Posted By Milhaus
You give your customer's a referral fee? Give...

You give your customer's a referral fee? Give him $50 for a job he gets (once) and tell him 'CONVERSATION DONE'.
Forum: Business 10-15-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By Milhaus
I've thought about NARI for a while. No one,...

I've thought about NARI for a while. No one, that I know of, keeps a chapter going in my area. And I've questioned whether or not it would really benefit me or my business. Seems like many...
Forum: Business 10-15-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By Milhaus
Griz - I agree.

Griz - I agree.
Forum: Business 10-15-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By Milhaus
I figured 'contractor talk' would come up - I...

I figured 'contractor talk' would come up - I used to sit for hours reading posts on here. Maybe I should start that again...don't really know why I quit? Oh - yeah - addictive personality - I got...
Forum: Business 10-15-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By Milhaus
Back to school...

Any of you guys that have been around a while ever go back to school for a construction management or similar degree? I'd want to keep my business up and running, and have a guy working for me that...
Forum: Drywall 08-10-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,951
Posted By Milhaus
Graco RTX900

I just bought a used Graco RTX 900 from a guy that used to work for me. We tried spraying sand texture 12 yesterday and couldn't get the adjustments fine enough to spray it correctly. Any of you...
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