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Forum: Business 01-08-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 451
Posted By NYCB
Texts are best for me, gives me a record to...

Texts are best for me, gives me a record to reference, and I don't have to rush to answer the phone if I'm doing something else or sleeping.
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 386
Posted By NYCB
I have two guys that feed me probably half my...

I have two guys that feed me probably half my work, they call when putting their prices together for the owner, I give them the price.

They know my work and want more of it, and I repay in kind...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-30-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By NYCB
You can usually drive them anywhere, getting them...

You can usually drive them anywhere, getting them back out from anywhere is where it gets tricky.
Forum: Tiling 12-28-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 412
Posted By NYCB
Just tell him to mud it, it's not that hard to...

Just tell him to mud it, it's not that hard to make a screed with a level on it and snap some lines.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-28-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By NYCB
Ever see those guys with massive keychains that...

Ever see those guys with massive keychains that have like 8 different tools, a pen a flashlight and who knows what else?

Those are the EDC (everyday carry) guys. Usually they are pretending to be...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-28-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By NYCB
Screwpop Utility Knife

Just got this little thing yesterday, very cool way to keep a utility blade on you or nearby when you don't want to carry a full size.

It won't replace a full size pouch knife for heavy use, but...
Forum: Business 12-27-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By NYCB
Every single step I've taken towards becoming...

Every single step I've taken towards becoming more legit has pushed up prices, it has to.

Makes it so you can't compete with woodchucks anymore, but it's kind of nice, can charge a lot more and...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-23-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,341
Posted By NYCB
In the flip open style knives it takes a couple...

In the flip open style knives it takes a couple seconds tops, probably faster than getting a stone out of your pouch.
Forum: Business 12-23-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By NYCB
There are people that have been in business for...

There are people that have been in business for 20 years and still don't know how to price a job.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-23-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,341
Posted By NYCB
Whatever is on sale, quantity over quality when...

Whatever is on sale, quantity over quality when you are using them to cut stuff on a driveway or the tailgate or something.
Forum: Vehicles 12-22-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,380
Posted By NYCB
Whenever I've been hauling the equipment trailer...

Whenever I've been hauling the equipment trailer around for awhile, then switch to the dump trailer I end up getting it sideways once or twice while readjusting.

The long trailer gives you all day...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-22-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 681
Posted By NYCB
It's all in the base prep and exterior...

It's all in the base prep and exterior grade/drainage.

Keep water from getting under it to begin with, and you won't have frost getting under it.
Forum: Business 12-21-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By NYCB
Trial and error man. The rates I charge...

Trial and error man.


The rates I charge to make decent money might be losing money for a different company or vice versa.


Go bid a few jobs, do them, and see what you missed, then adjust...
Forum: Vehicles 12-21-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,380
Posted By NYCB
I always tell people trying to learn to put their...

I always tell people trying to learn to put their hand at the bottom of the steering wheel (6 oclock) and hold it there.


Whatever way they move their hand is the direction the trailer is going...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-20-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By NYCB
Already done, I have 6 batteries on the way for...

Already done, I have 6 batteries on the way for it. Figured it wasn't worth screwing with.
Forum: Masonry 12-18-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By NYCB
You have to know what you are working with...

You have to know what you are working with though, fine for walls, footers and work that only needs a rough finish (like for cows to walk on)

If you plan on power troweling it, you're gonna have a...
Forum: Masonry 12-17-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By NYCB
Isn't calcium a big no-no when there is steel in...

Isn't calcium a big no-no when there is steel in it?

My plant has a "steel safe" accelerator that is used for wall pours and slabs with steel....of course it costs more though.

I prefer a high...
Forum: Masonry 12-17-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By NYCB
Bagged mix is garbage. Get it batched...

Bagged mix is garbage.


Get it batched with the right amount of air in it, use high early cement, and cover it up for a couple weeks.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-14-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By NYCB
Fair warning, selling low priced items like tools...

Fair warning, selling low priced items like tools on FB can be downright brutal.

You'll get about 50 "Is this still available" default messages a day. Followed by "If I add $10 can you drive it 2...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-14-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By NYCB
My dad ends up with my old stuff usually.

My dad ends up with my old stuff usually.
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By NYCB
"Did you pour that slab at a 3 slump?" No...

"Did you pour that slab at a 3 slump?"

No Steve, they only do that on bridge pours with huge truss screeds that have to actually hold up 18 wheelers.

Mixing it to a 6 isn't going to affect how...
Forum: Health & Safety 11-23-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 941
Posted By NYCB
And lots of other dudes that are stronger than...

And lots of other dudes that are stronger than him say otherwise (he's a strong dude, but has he even placed at WSM?)

Everyone has an opinion based on their personal experience, and my personal...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,236
Posted By NYCB
Find where the line exits the foundation and head...

Find where the line exits the foundation and head in that direction, might be able to see a mound.
Forum: Health & Safety 11-22-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 941
Posted By NYCB
Punish it with a lacrosse ball, it's never...

Punish it with a lacrosse ball, it's never pleasant but you need to get the muscles to release.



Once you are mended up you might want to consider doing deadlifts regularly. They strengthen the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 924
Posted By NYCB
I had some of the Carolina ones years ago that...

I had some of the Carolina ones years ago that were slick as snot in the mud, but they were more of a flat sole, they had no tread at all to them.

So hopefully I don't get stuck down in a footer...
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