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Forum: Remodeling 02-17-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 81,944
Posted By BuildersII
http://www.kilz.com

http://www.kilz.com
Forum: Tiling 02-16-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,490
Posted By BuildersII
Pretty much. I've installed one of their systems...

Pretty much. I've installed one of their systems before (thought it was hideous, as it was Baltic Brown granite in a shower, ugh) and it's essentially got a woven mesh+expoxy on the backside of 1cm...
Forum: Business 08-12-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,059
Posted By BuildersII
Is licensing a joke where you live?

Just thought a little rant about bureaucracy was in order after this week...

I see people on here all the time complaining about uninsured and unlicensed contractors. I completely agree that an...
Forum: Remodeling 05-17-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,158
Posted By BuildersII
The the HO to save their money and buy some of...

The the HO to save their money and buy some of these: http://www.amazon.com/Hearos-Ultimate-Softness-Ear-Plugs/dp/B000NPBEZC
Forum: Carpentry 05-14-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,712
Posted By BuildersII
Most of our jobs are either full remodels, or a...

Most of our jobs are either full remodels, or a handyman odd-job repair. Either way, before we had our trailer (which has about 90% of what we own toolwise in it) I could remember painful journeys...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,271
Posted By BuildersII
The way city planners like to turn neighborhoods...

The way city planners like to turn neighborhoods into labyrinths drives me insane. Small older towns are planned on a grid and anyone who's lived there for more than a few months can find there way...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,652
Posted By BuildersII
I have to respectfully disagree with your last...

I have to respectfully disagree with your last point there. Some rules are excessive and made because they look good on paper, however in practice they can be impractical. It's perfectly safe to...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,559
Posted By BuildersII
Unfortunately that would take is a complete...

Unfortunately that would take is a complete reversal of the way economics works. I'd love to charge what I could get, but my bills aren't getting any cheaper. People who used to buy remodels are...
Forum: Remodeling 05-05-2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,025
Posted By BuildersII
Not to be purposelessly negative, but the market...

Not to be purposelessly negative, but the market still sucks for remodelers because we're being shopped more than ever based on price. I understand that a good salesman can push his product well,...
Forum: Drywall 04-28-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,884
Posted By BuildersII
Rebar is loose and flimsy before they pour...

Rebar is loose and flimsy before they pour concrete over it, and it does wonders :w00t:
Forum: Remodeling 04-28-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 16,089
Posted By BuildersII
Here's what I think: In KCMO all it takes...

Here's what I think:

In KCMO all it takes to be "licensed" is a $75 fee. No tests or anything, and you can pull permits for most trades. In Overland park, someone with an Electrical Engineering...
Forum: Remodeling 04-27-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 16,089
Posted By BuildersII
Good question. We know an electrician who...

Good question. We know an electrician who prefers commercial work, and for a fee he'll inspect our work and let us work under his license. His insurance covers us. As for plumbing, we hardly ever...
Forum: Electrical 04-27-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,952
Posted By BuildersII
Psh, the ones you met are safe only cause all the...

Psh, the ones you met are safe only cause all the unsafe ones are dead. :rolleyes:
Forum: Drywall 04-27-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,884
Posted By BuildersII
I hope you wash your hands after using mesh tape!...

I hope you wash your hands after using mesh tape! :eek:
Forum: Business 04-08-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,022
Posted By BuildersII
I'd be concerned if it was a long list of stuff I...

I'd be concerned if it was a long list of stuff I missed. If it's just the last things on the job being listed out by the owner because they're staying on top of things, that's another.

Very...
Forum: Business 04-05-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,788
Posted By BuildersII
Just my opinion: If it were me (if after...

Just my opinion:

If it were me (if after asserting my position firmly I ended up in the same position) I'd probably cave and wait the week for everything to be done even though the customer was in...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 04-05-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 61,970
Posted By BuildersII
If you're just doing the one job, you can rent...

If you're just doing the one job, you can rent some pretty nice equipment without losing your shirt. Don't kid yourself, you will have to mask off the entire room, seal it off from the rest of the...
Forum: Drywall 04-04-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,877
Posted By BuildersII
Firstly: The government is once again...

Firstly:

The government is once again "riding to the rescue" here without any significant citings of studies done to see how much H2S (Hydrogen sulfide, a weak acid and gas at room temperature)...
Forum: HVAC 03-23-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,884
Posted By BuildersII
It's true you don't have a plan, but you can get...

It's true you don't have a plan, but you can get that together while still trying to get some bills paid.

Of course you want to get your own advertising up, but there are some band-aids to get you...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 03-10-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,296
Posted By BuildersII
Cashmere is extremely forgiving, and I have to...

Cashmere is extremely forgiving, and I have to say it's one of my favorites. ProClassic on the other hand can be a bitch to work with. You'll get done with some trim, everything will look good and...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 03-07-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,754
Posted By BuildersII
I hope my profile says I'm Ben, otherwise I'm...

I hope my profile says I'm Ben, otherwise I'm sullying my father's name with my forum ramblings :laughing:

Initially I was hesitant of working on something outside my "comfort zone" of stuff I'd...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 03-07-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,754
Posted By BuildersII
Input appreciated. I didn't handle hardly...

Input appreciated.

I didn't handle hardly any of this and left it in my father's hands. I simply observed the initial walkthrough, and discussed a hypothetical game plan on the trip back. As far...
Forum: Remodeling Picture Post 02-25-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,280
Posted By BuildersII
Very nice. :thumbsup: In slow times, it's...

Very nice. :thumbsup:

In slow times, it's nice to see bigger projects breaking loose. Our biggest job of late is a bathroom remodel, and only a halfway one (keeping old vanities, sinks, lights,...
Forum: Drywall 02-24-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,703
Posted By BuildersII
Drywall is an art. A very boring, repetative,...

Drywall is an art. A very boring, repetative, mind-numbing, back-breaking, soul-draining art. The guys who are lightning fast finishers are usually grossly underpaid too, which is sad since it's a...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-22-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,499
Posted By BuildersII
We still use an 8-1/2" Hitachi sliding Miter Saw...

We still use an 8-1/2" Hitachi sliding Miter Saw purchased in the early 80's. The thing gets used on just about every job. The thing is still going strong today.
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