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Forum: Business 07-01-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,085
Posted By Duck042
Planning for the rest of 2010

Here in Arizona, there was a sudden flurry of new building ahead of the tax credit expiration, and now it looks like they overbuilt (again). Everything's dead again for new builds and builders are...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-01-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,481
Posted By Duck042
As funny as they are, you shouldn't even open...

As funny as they are, you shouldn't even open such emails. That act alone can trigger a script that will allow a hacker to take control of your computer.
...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 07-01-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,441
Posted By Duck042
...and just 5 years later they made it into a...

...and just 5 years later they made it into a movie: :laughing:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094155/



I think that's the difference between the trades. On this thread, as out in the field,...
Forum: Business 06-23-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,266
Posted By Duck042
:laughing: I suspect it's a case of...

:laughing:


I suspect it's a case of "I've had this in my contract for over ___ years and I haven't had it contested in court yet, therefore it must be valid."

He's going to be a sad little...
Forum: Electrical 06-23-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 21,351
Posted By Duck042
Didn't touch the wiring at all, in fact. ...

Didn't touch the wiring at all, in fact.

The only reason I got sucked into this initially was because I thought I introduced the problem when I took the faceplate off one of the bathroom GFI's to...
Forum: Business 06-23-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,365
Posted By Duck042
New Home Sales Drop to Record Low

Sales of new homes dropped to a record low in May, according to new government figures released Wednesday, providing a gauge of the marketís dependence on a federal stimulus program.

The...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 06-22-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,953
Posted By Duck042
That's weird. I've had folks from every color of...

That's weird. I've had folks from every color of the rainbow try that, including those filthy, spaghetti-sucking, Gabba-goo-loving Italians!

Eight-page contract wins every time, baby!

P.S....
Forum: Marketing & Sales 06-22-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,705
Posted By Duck042
I don't know how it is in other parts of the...

I don't know how it is in other parts of the country, but I'll bet Florida, Nevada, and parts of California are very similar to things here in Phoenix, where the only people springing for residential...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 06-22-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,953
Posted By Duck042
Racist much? How do you treat Indians...

Racist much?

How do you treat Indians compared to an Italian like yourself? Don't you find them to be "overly-emotional, melodramatic, plebeian, superstitious, hot-blooded, aggressive,...
Forum: Electrical 06-22-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 21,351
Posted By Duck042
Update

So, as usual, the source of the problem wasn't what I initially thought. On the same circuit as the bathroom GFI's was an outdoor outlet (nearly invisible between two bushes, naturally :clap:).
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Forum: Electrical 06-11-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 21,351
Posted By Duck042
I've seen multiple GFI outlets on the same...

I've seen multiple GFI outlets on the same circuit in a lot of cases, including new construction. I assumed they did it intentionally for redundancy. What's the downside of having two GFI outlets...
Forum: Electrical 06-11-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 21,351
Posted By Duck042
Thanks for the quick responses, guys. I...

Thanks for the quick responses, guys.

I don't know if the load of the first GFI is feeding the other GFI, I'll have to check tomorrow. If it is, should I feed the second from the Line terminal of...
Forum: Electrical 06-11-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 21,351
Posted By Duck042
Diagnosing a Bad Outlet on a GFI circuit

I have 5 outlets on a GFI circuit, two of which are actual GFI outlets (i.e., they have the Test and Reset buttons) and the other three are regular outlets.

I've run into dead GFI outlets...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-11-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,658
Posted By Duck042
That's a great idea. We use the "Evo Ancestrial...

That's a great idea. We use the "Evo Ancestrial Diet" food. Has a great bag that keeps it fresh, and the salmon is a hit!
Forum: Business 06-11-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,578
Posted By Duck042
Working my beak off! :eek:

Working my beak off! :eek:
Forum: Business 06-11-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,578
Posted By Duck042
Breaking out Labor + Materials

P.S. - There's nothing wrong with charging by the hour. In fact my experience has been that the more transparent you are as to how the bid is calculated, the more likely you are to get the job,...
Forum: Business 06-11-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,578
Posted By Duck042
Take everything you read here, including what I...

Take everything you read here, including what I say, with a grain of salt.

Did you notice how nobody asked you what your rates were compared to your local competition, but almost everyone told...
Forum: Business 06-11-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,588
Posted By Duck042
Arizona, Nevada, and Florida led the charge down...

Arizona, Nevada, and Florida led the charge down in the housing market, and there are still a lot of vacant houses here in Phoenix, particularly on the outer suburbs. Also, there are still a lot of...
Forum: Business 02-18-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,112
Posted By Duck042
...and the "disadvantages" in this case are...

...and the "disadvantages" in this case are negligible:

Regarding #1: From what he's said, he's doing all the work himself, so he has unlimited personal liability whether or not he's an LLC (see...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 02-18-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,907
Posted By Duck042
4) "Sounds good, let me know if you have any...

4) "Sounds good, let me know if you have any questions in the meantime." and go on your way. If he really is serious, he'll appreciate you being straight with him and not pressuring him to buy now...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 02-18-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,907
Posted By Duck042
:laughing: God that's cheesy. :whistling ...

:laughing: God that's cheesy. :whistling

Is the "grand slam" part where he takes your hand, twists it behind your back, rolls you into a ball and smacks you off his porch with a bat?
Forum: Business 02-18-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,545
Posted By Duck042
Nice post, I generally agree with your point and...

Nice post, I generally agree with your point and a detailed contract is as important for a 5-figure job as it is for a 7-figure job. Spelling everything out is to the benefit of sides of the...
Forum: Business 12-23-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,410
Posted By Duck042
Excellent! :laughing:

Excellent! :laughing:
Forum: Drywall 12-22-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,232
Posted By Duck042
Extremely slow for everyone down here, and I know...

Extremely slow for everyone down here, and I know a few drywall hangers who have been camped out on the couch for the better part of this year.

Phoenix was WAY overbuilt, so very little new...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,955
Posted By Duck042
Very detailed. Length doesn't matter if it's...

Very detailed. Length doesn't matter if it's vague, though. If you're leaving room for problems to wiggle through in an 8-page contract, your terms probably aren't absolutely clear.

I suggest...
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