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Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,473
Views: 54,678
Posted By Ed Hartmann
This was one of the more difficult walls to get...

This was one of the more difficult walls to get set up on I've been on lately and some on the ground aluminum and j-channel assembling.
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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 09-03-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 75,845
Posted By Ed Hartmann
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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-28-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Ed Hartmann
It's not like they went to training on how to be...

It's not like they went to training on how to be a useful productive member of society. This is college. A place people go to receive an experience that they may never be able to pay for.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-23-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By Ed Hartmann
What they don't realize is that their reaction...

What they don't realize is that their reaction probably messed the guys head up as much as having to do it in the first place
Forum: Masonry 08-16-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By Ed Hartmann
He has a lot of good info about developing the...

He has a lot of good info about developing the kind of skill that only comes with years of experience. Talking about continually looking for ways to produce more work through improving the approach....
Forum: Business 08-16-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,918
Posted By Ed Hartmann
I have told customers I wont accept full payment...

I have told customers I wont accept full payment because if I do I will never finish. They laugh and tell me they trust me. I don't laugh and tell them that part of being honest is knowing that I...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 08-15-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,018
Posted By Ed Hartmann
There are a lot of contractors in the world that...

There are a lot of contractors in the world that don't even do a lot of work with equipment who have skid loaders. I am one of them. There is a reason so many people have them. They are versatile,...
Forum: Carpentry Picture Post 08-09-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By Ed Hartmann
Looks like you were working on it so long its...

Looks like you were working on it so long its already starting to fade from the sun
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 461
Posted By Ed Hartmann
Its hard for me to imagine anyone who has any...

Its hard for me to imagine anyone who has any shot of a 36 million dollar cut asking strangers on the internet as part of the process. If you get anything out of this I will be impressed.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 06-29-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,702
Posted By Ed Hartmann
Even from the sky you can tells its the best deck...

Even from the sky you can tells its the best deck on the block. That's impressive. It takes a lot of knowledge to stand behind a deck that cut up with concrete and water working on making you look...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 06-19-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By Ed Hartmann
477071 We have cordless but everyone seems...

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We have cordless but everyone seems to go for these little guys and the pneumatic guns for anything more than a tiny job. I tend to prefer it as well. I use the pin nailer almost anytime...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 05-11-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By Ed Hartmann
I would go for a tall lift. Obviously the hight...

I would go for a tall lift. Obviously the hight will go for outreach not hight. Either that or sandbag the area and get it dried out when it is naturally low and work like normal.
Forum: Framing 05-06-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By Ed Hartmann
I don't really understand what she is talking...

I don't really understand what she is talking about. I don't think she does either. They are both needed and serve different purposes. I guess its really the same purpose to keep things from...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By Ed Hartmann
I pursue about 1 in 10 and they are almost all...

I pursue about 1 in 10 and they are almost all great money makers once I am on board. Its a strange dynamic. It puts the customer in the position of trying to secure the deal. I spend a lot more...
Forum: Carpentry 03-29-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,427
Posted By Ed Hartmann
If you work for someone you will range from 1.5...

If you work for someone you will range from 1.5 times minimum wage to union rate. You will have to look closely at benefits to get a real idea how you are ending up.

Going union would give you...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,013
Posted By Ed Hartmann
I wouldn't do it. I want to work for people who...

I wouldn't do it. I want to work for people who trust me enough to trust my process.
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 991
Posted By Ed Hartmann
You really complicated that project. I got a...

You really complicated that project. I got a call in early December for a job with 27 windows on a 2 story house in the North midwest. I asked the customer if they wanted to do it in December or...
Forum: Construction 03-17-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,823
Posted By Ed Hartmann
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgXMwGrkdAM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgXMwGrkdAM
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By Ed Hartmann
Ask the realtor for it if you are going to or...

Ask the realtor for it if you are going to or take your own.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-27-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By Ed Hartmann
I have a DeWalt and two Bosch table saws. The...

I have a DeWalt and two Bosch table saws. The DeWalt is by far the better of those two brands. I know nothing about the Skil table saw. The DeWalt has metal gears to raise and lower the blade...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-17-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 6,470
Posted By Ed Hartmann
I used to be able to do low carb 4 days a week...

I used to be able to do low carb 4 days a week and loose an average of a pound or 2 a week. Somehow as I have gotten older I have to do 5 days a week to accomplish that. What I don't like is that...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,633
Posted By Ed Hartmann
"I can tell you are eager to get this done, I'm...

"I can tell you are eager to get this done, I'm not going to be able to get to it"


It is very polite, but lets him know that his manic personality is part of why it's not happening.
Forum: Flooring 02-12-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,061
Posted By Ed Hartmann
Thats a good point

Thats a good point
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 02-11-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,532
Posted By Ed Hartmann
A lift will pay for itself regardless of how you...

A lift will pay for itself regardless of how you charge. If you bill hourly, bill for the equipment as well. If you bid, it works out in added efficiency. I picked one up that I thought was a good...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-10-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,299
Posted By Ed Hartmann
I will have to get one. I also almost never buy...

I will have to get one. I also almost never buy DeWalt, but lets not forget to mention that their job sight table saw is a great saw.
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