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Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 29,656
Posted By ScipioAfricanus
I understand your frustration, felt the same way...

I understand your frustration, felt the same way myself on several occasions, but if I may, I think that you would be better off in the long run doing your absolute best for the company while you are...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,607
Posted By loneframer
Sometimes, I don't completely agree with myself....

Sometimes, I don't completely agree with myself. It's usually a potpourri of what's best, what's fast and what the customer wants.

(see attached signature line)
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,228
Posted By Mike Finley
You should be quoting as HIGH as you can go. ...

You should be quoting as HIGH as you can go.

When you are quoting prices so low that they are take it or leave it numbers that means you have psychologically set this artificial number. It's...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 10-31-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,712
Posted By Gough
There are several words or phrases that trigger...

There are several words or phrases that trigger my alarm bells when I'm in the initial meeting with the client and "perfect" rings that bell the loudest. We've built the company reputation on...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 10-30-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,712
Posted By Schmidt & Co
This is what happens when a "perfectionist",...

This is what happens when a "perfectionist", finds blue tape............
Forum: Marketing & Sales 10-04-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,554
Posted By Mike's Plumbing
Honestly Rob, the trick is you DON'T try and...

Honestly Rob, the trick is you DON'T try and compete. I know that doesn't sound good but here me out.

Your confident your the answer against the competition right? Well, that customer has to know...
Forum: Framing 09-12-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,252
Posted By shanekw1
That part was not a code requirement, just the...

That part was not a code requirement, just the way I do it.
Forum: Business 09-07-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,804
Posted By rbsremodeling
There is nothing wrong with handyman work.. In...

There is nothing wrong with handyman work.. In fact it can be extremely profitable and lead to bigger jobs.

You have to have a minimum charge. At least 4 hours.

You don't need to get away from...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 09-06-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,440
Posted By mudpad
You are right not to glue, but you are wrong...

You are right not to glue, but you are wrong about how wood shrinks. Wood always shrinks across the grain, not along the grain. But a 4 to 6 inch piece of base is not going to shrink and swell enough...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 09-05-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,440
Posted By mudpad
Base ain't gonna move much. Floor will move alot....

Base ain't gonna move much. Floor will move alot. Pin it to the base. The guy who refinishes the floors several years down the road will appreciate it.
Forum: Roofing 09-03-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,561
Posted By griz
Go back to the engineer & tell him you are not...

Go back to the engineer & tell him you are not happy with his solution. Present how you want to do it & get him to fix it. I don't know about the guys in your area but the engineers I have dealt...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,186
Posted By rselectric1
It sure is you ####$$%&&^$ :laughing:

It sure is you ####$$%&&^$ :laughing:
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By CCCo.
Ah, the benefit of being a mod, you can delete...

Ah, the benefit of being a mod, you can delete your own posts. When you find the answer.

Ha Ha

:laughing:
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By robb01
Step one - Open your eyes

Step one - Open your eyes
Forum: Framing 09-02-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,240
Posted By parkers5150
It ain't about "one hit" that's for the...

It ain't about "one hit" that's for the pretenders. It's about rhythm . Driving one nail won't make you money, driving a whole box will
Forum: Business 09-01-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,854
Posted By Mike's Plumbing
I don't own the scrap, I don't want to own the...

I don't own the scrap, I don't want to own the scrap, and I will not own the scrap.

Nothing in my bid revolves around anything scrap. If they want me to move scrap and allocate my resources to...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 09-01-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,457
Posted By shanekw1
No, I've seen it. It's so damn true too!

No, I've seen it.


It's so damn true too!
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 09-01-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,457
Posted By shanekw1
Ahhhh...... being a dad.

Just got home from shopping with the wife and kids.

Nothing says cool like rolling down the street in the big bad contractormobile, ladders and 2x4s hanging out the back and all.
Got the Pioneer...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,186
Posted By mudpad
I am going to make one more comment and then drop...

I am going to make one more comment and then drop it.

I know where that section is, and I don't go there 'cause most people there don't share my politics or religion and would chew me up and spit...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,186
Posted By Willie T
This is a difficult position for the mods, guys. ...

This is a difficult position for the mods, guys. We have to give them a break sometimes. As with most people in most of life, the man who pays for our time here has chosen to make this rule. And...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,186
Posted By rselectric1
Sorry guys, in keeping with the rules, several of...

Sorry guys, in keeping with the rules, several of the above posts were deleted since they were religious in nature.

The P&R section is the place to post these types of conversations.

Sorry for...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,186
Posted By Willie T
Well, I think I'm lucky to have found one of the...

Well, I think I'm lucky to have found one of the best. And even more fortunate that she puts up with me. But you are right.... sometimes I sure would rather just not be privileged to be the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,186
Posted By Willie T
In my younger days, I was employed for awhile as...

In my younger days, I was employed for awhile as an industrial therapy instructor at our state's largest mental hospital. I saw some sad and painful things that often happen to the human mind. I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,186
Posted By Willie T
Peter, Ol' Buddy, are you getting lonesome again?...

Peter, Ol' Buddy, are you getting lonesome again? It's OK. We're here. But ya know what? We can just talk normal stuff about everyday things, and no one will think any the less of you.
...
Forum: Business 08-31-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,835
Posted By Mike's Plumbing
On the subject of BamBam. Pay yourslef first,...

On the subject of BamBam. Pay yourslef first, it's the oldest advice in the world and found in every single financial book printed. It says that because it works.

Next time you get a draw or...
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