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Forum: Painting & Finish Work 12-09-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,077
Posted By Gough
Over time, we've accumulated a collection of...

Over time, we've accumulated a collection of "temp doors" to use when we have to remove the door for any length of time. Door and window shops, as well as building supply places, often have some...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,682
Posted By Gough
If I remember correctly, LA is the only state...

If I remember correctly, LA is the only state that doesn't recognize verbal contracts.
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,682
Posted By Gough
Rob We both agree that it's pretty unlikely...

Rob

We both agree that it's pretty unlikely that it would be enforced by a court. OTOH, stranger things have happened. Unlike you, I wouldn't bet my eldest son on it. My daughter, on the other...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,682
Posted By Gough
Rob, thanks for the thorough reply. You're...

Rob, thanks for the thorough reply. You're absolutely right in what you're saying here.

The OP did say that he had a verbal acceptance with the client and an energetic lawyer could make a case...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,682
Posted By Gough
Thom, it's my understanding that only contracts...

Thom, it's my understanding that only contracts to purchase, sell, or exchange real estate are "real estate contracts". That may or may not apply to a home builder, depending on how the agreement is...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,682
Posted By Gough
Unfortunately, I've been in court several times...

Unfortunately, I've been in court several times over contract issues and we haven't lost yet. (knock wood).

I don't want to get into a semantic argument but I avoided using viable because it get...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,682
Posted By Gough
You're absolutely right about verbal contract...

You're absolutely right about verbal contract being very difficult to enforce. The fact that no money has changed hands has NOTHING to do with it being a valid contract. When fine tuning our...
Forum: Business 01-29-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,872
Posted By Gough
I had only ever had one guy do that, and he did...

I had only ever had one guy do that, and he did it on a regular basis. Never for smokes or booze, but always some economic crisis at home. We always fronted him part of what he'd earned. Only...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 01-29-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,952
Posted By Gough
Hang the plastic, it's cheap insurance.

Hang the plastic, it's cheap insurance.
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,682
Posted By Gough
Not sure about the situation in your particular...

Not sure about the situation in your particular state, but in most states you do technically have a contract: you made an offer, it was accepted, there was a "meeting of the minds" and consideration...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 12-20-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,659
Posted By Gough
Based on past experience, we read 'em and follow...

Based on past experience, we read 'em and follow them as much as possible. That's saved us on more than one occasion when there has been a issue with some product. It's no guarantee that the...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 12-20-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,659
Posted By Gough
Technical Data Sheet.

Technical Data Sheet.
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 12-18-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,659
Posted By Gough
The TDS names one of the "Limitations" is that...

The TDS names one of the "Limitations" is that existing enamel surfaces require sanding AND priming.
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 12-11-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,638
Posted By Gough
I agree that 1/32" is pretty tight, but...

I agree that 1/32" is pretty tight, but disagree on which way to err. What you suggest is the opposite of what I was taught and what I've seen. Wall paint on the ceiling sticks out like a sore...
Forum: Lead RRP Discussion 12-09-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,433
Posted By Gough
A few of those same requirements also applied to...

A few of those same requirements also applied to contractors long before RRP, providing a copy of "Protect your Family from Lead in the Home", for instance. Next to filling out an I-9 for new...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,045
Posted By Gough
This whole thread has done nothing but make me...

This whole thread has done nothing but make me hungry. The most we've usually done is use our heat plates to toast some sammiches on site. Back in the day when such things were allowed, we'd...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 12-01-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,355
Posted By Gough
Take the gray primer idea one step farther: ...

Take the gray primer idea one step farther: paint it black first. I learned that trick from an old autobody guy. It works like a charm.
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-12-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 20,100
Posted By Gough
I'll certainly second this. When we've done it,...

I'll certainly second this. When we've done it, we remove all of the tiles if they are being painted at all. If it's just the grids, we prop up the tiles with shims, stir sticks, or scraps of 1x,...
Forum: Lead RRP Discussion 11-07-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,015
Posted By Gough
Actually, RRP is silent about both protective...

Actually, RRP is silent about both protective clothing and respirator use. Those would fall under OSHA (or WISHA in your case), if you've got employees. What RRP says is that you must take steps to...
Forum: Lead RRP Discussion 11-06-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,015
Posted By Gough
I know I've mentioned it in earlier threads, but...

I know I've mentioned it in earlier threads, but I'm still amazed at the number of contractors who have never heard of OSHA's Lead in Construction rule. Of the 25 or so people in my RRP class, two...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-03-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 36,181
Posted By Gough
On smaller jobs, we have a rattle can or two made...

On smaller jobs, we have a rattle can or two made up with the appropriate paint and use that.
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,802
Posted By Gough
As I wrote earlier, MA is one of the states where...

As I wrote earlier, MA is one of the states where sole proprietors with no employees may opt out of WC (most states allow this). If the "sub" that the OP was talking about is a legitimate...
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,802
Posted By Gough
If the sub is a sole proprietor and has no...

If the sub is a sole proprietor and has no employees, he would be exempt from WC in MA. If that's the case, he can provide you with documentation It's called by different names in different states,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,318
Posted By Gough
For a while, we used twist lock. It solved two...

For a while, we used twist lock. It solved two problems at once. One, the tools didn't come unplugged while we were up on scaffolds. Two, nobody else used our tools or cords. I just got to be a...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 10-19-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,835
Posted By Gough
I didn't realize that was a possibility. What...

I didn't realize that was a possibility. What mfg?

We stain and finish them in the the shop, so we can control the conditions.
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