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Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 956
Posted By Windycity
Minimum lot here is $200k and that includes a...

Minimum lot here is $200k and that includes a crappy house that you need to pay about 14k to tear it down






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Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 956
Posted By TimNJ
I have 9 rentals. I keep them on a 3-5year...

I have 9 rentals.

I keep them on a 3-5year cycle of upkeep.
Meaning every 3-5 years new carpet, new flooring, possible appliance might need replacing.
Something breaks/leaks I am there within 24...
Forum: Flooring 09-12-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By MarkJames
Dry-scrape, then tile over it. I picked that tip...

Dry-scrape, then tile over it. I picked that tip up on a tile forum years ago.
Forum: Flooring 09-12-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By Idothat
Iíve used a diamond buffer plate before with good...

Iíve used a diamond buffer plate before with good results

https://www.diamondtoolstore.com/diamabrush-mastic-coating-removal-tool/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuP3C8aTM5AIVjVmGCh1fhgF9EAQYBCABEgJB1PD_BwE
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 41,664
Posted By Golden view
Gun nails backing out has probably never been the...

Gun nails backing out has probably never been the cause of failure in an engineered or prescriptively framed structure.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 09-06-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 515
Posted By greg24k
Welcome to NY and good luck!:thumbsup:

Welcome to NY and good luck!:thumbsup:
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-18-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,084
Posted By fjn
Cops Rob Motorists to Tune of 2 Billion $

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr2oItXC1eM
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-16-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,561
Posted By Deckhead
Can you elaborate on that? I'm not even...

Can you elaborate on that?

I'm not even certain what Keynesian economics is at this point anymore, I cant seem to get a handle on anything exonomic without some type of political spin anymore and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By hdavis
First 5 years, go for the experience, after that,...

First 5 years, go for the experience, after that, go for the money.
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By fjn
I'm not saying you owe your current employer your...

I'm not saying you owe your current employer your life,however you say he taught you a bunch of stuff. So strictly an example,when he paid you $ 10 an hour,you were probably worth 6 . When he paid...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By griz
sounds like its time to move up the ladder....

sounds like its time to move up the ladder....
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,403
Posted By RichVT
Fluidmaster has a supply that clicks when it's...

Fluidmaster has a supply that clicks when it's tightened enough. Their regular connector has an explicit warning not to overtighten. My guess is that overtightening is the main cause for failure.
...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,403
Posted By Joasis
Every new construction build that I handle gets a...

Every new construction build that I handle gets a ball valve main shut off.....for the simple reason that after a few years, the little stop valves sometimes just refuse to shut, and I have seen...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 07-26-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,813
Posted By 480sparky
Generals who only are interested in cheap subs...

Generals who only are interested in cheap subs shouldn't be your target market. There's good GCs out there who are willing to pay for good subs. You'll need to seek them out, separating the wheat...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-17-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,137
Posted By Deckhead
You're a smart guy, how could you even remotely...

You're a smart guy, how could you even remotely give that credence? I ask because it's so absurd on its face. I love to look at all types of stuff I dont agree with but this one is pretty...
Forum: Business 06-30-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 865
Posted By WBailey1041
Contract and 25% deposit on every job over $500....

Contract and 25% deposit on every job over $500. With all the neighboring townships, villages and cities requiring separate licensing, bonds and sometimes even inspections it keeps me out of trouble....
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-30-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,392
Posted By Adamthebuilder
The Student Loan Crises is almost identical to...

The Student Loan Crises is almost identical to the recent Housing/Foreclosure problem. The government getting involved in loaning and subsidizing loans. People were able to buy way to much house,...
Forum: Flooring 06-25-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By pinwheel
Somerset

Somerset
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 06-25-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 752
Posted By onmywayup
Oh yeah, dude, we know. You don't have to say it....

Oh yeah, dude, we know. You don't have to say it.

Pump the brakes a little bit on the text talk and the exclamations. This is not the kind of job you wanna be super excitable and jumpy around.
...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 06-23-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 875
Posted By Defenestrate
Why wouldn't you just buy old PC 7310s all day on...

Why wouldn't you just buy old PC 7310s all day on craigslist?

https://i.postimg.cc/RZzH2mRz/IMG-5595.jpg

(and a couple more in the vehicle...)

50 bucks. They never break. The collet is a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,722
Posted By fjn
Well, for masons,laying a level on the scaffold...

Well, for masons,laying a level on the scaffold plank is not an option. It would be the kiss of death,it would get rolled over by wheelbarrows,brick carts and kicked to the ground by laborers ....
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,722
Posted By Chris Doom
Think there's a Murphy's Law somewhere the more...

Think there's a Murphy's Law somewhere the more you care about a level the heavier the gravitational pull on that level is.
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,490
Posted By Golden view
I've transferred more and more to cordless. Even...

I've transferred more and more to cordless. Even with the stationary tools. Yesterday I was noting we had a table saw, miter saw, sander, and two routers all set up outside and in use almost...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 813
Posted By Kowboy
Sorry Seven, but the kids are smarter than you...

Sorry Seven, but the kids are smarter than you think. They've seen their fathers and uncles be the first to get laid off and the last to get rehired when recession hits. They've seen how the parents...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 05-21-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,177
Posted By stelzerpainting
Pre-qualify for Customers!!!

Don't change your process to meet the cut-throats.
Don't expect these cheap people to change either.

This all comes down to pre-qualifying new customers. I used to go on every bid who called...
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