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Forum: Drywall 08-03-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,878
Posted By Tom M
1/2" Green board can be installed on 12" centers...

1/2" Green board can be installed on 12" centers but if you have 16" centers then you need 5/8".I dont remeber exactly but I think the weight of the board is the reason.

PS Many guys swear they...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,038
Posted By john5mt
The way i look at it. If i wasnt working i...

The way i look at it. If i wasnt working i wouldnt have to be unloading or loading my tools. Youre paying me to work, hence youre paying me when i am getting my tools out and putting them away or you...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,481
Posted By J L
I had an employee flip out on me when I fired...

I had an employee flip out on me when I fired him. He went nuts, bad mouthed me online, filed for unemployment, the works:no:

I got cussed out in spanish once when I fired the framing crew on a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,364
Posted By DaVinciRemodel
D. I've never had a customer supply his own...

D. I've never had a customer supply his own contract, but I have had a customer bring his attorney to the signing table. He wanted to red line my contract right there at the table.

I advised them...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,833
Posted By neolitic
I hope this guy is right..... ...

I hope this guy is right.....

http://www.prosalesmagazine.com/industry-news.asp?sectionID=0&articleID=1264977
Forum: Drywall 05-11-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,154
Posted By frankster
Big Shoe is right on track with bad tape joints....

Big Shoe is right on track with bad tape joints. Float em out with new mud, texture if required, prime and repaint. If tape joint is cracked or loose then its a redo on effected joint area.

Nail...
Forum: Drywall 05-11-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,154
Posted By Big Shoe
Add new screws .......cut out nail...

Add new screws .......cut out nail pops/blisters...tap in old nails and mud up. If tape is solid, then float out the bad joints. then reprime and paint.

As always ...Good luck!
Forum: Carpentry 05-09-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 391,697
Posted By Leo G
If you have an air nail that doesn't set you can...

If you have an air nail that doesn't set you can take the nails out of the gun and center the gun on top of the nail and fire again. It'll push it below the surface.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-06-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 20,806
Posted By mnjconstruction
get out of here!!!!

get out of here!!!!
Forum: Carpentry 05-04-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,332
Posted By JFRAME
I can't afford cheap tools,I do this for a living.

I can't afford cheap tools,I do this for a living.
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,103
Posted By griz
As others have said sounds like you do not near...

As others have said sounds like you do not near enough remodel experience. Sounds like you have thought about this venture. That you have a good cash backing is essential. You need to be very...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,103
Posted By Paulie
Here's an idea, why don't you partner with...

Here's an idea, why don't you partner with another guy that has 10+ in remodeling but may not have the cash and business sense you seem to have. I've known some great business teams that have a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,344
Posted By Greg Di
Perfect example about two hours ago. I...

Perfect example about two hours ago.

I return a call to a web lead. Guy on the phone is older and explains in the message that he wants to "repair" the wood railings and "maybe use some of that...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,344
Posted By DaVinciRemodel
First of all, Greg Di is right - find out on the...

First of all, Greg Di is right - find out on the phone.

But if you get caught in a situation like you described and the customer starts negotiating (negotiating is good - it's a buying sign) do...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,344
Posted By Greg Di
Let's back track to the OP. The FIRST thing...

Let's back track to the OP.

The FIRST thing you need to do--before you visit--is ask what the budget is. Heck...don't even ask. Just tell them.

"About how large of a deck do you want to build?"...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,344
Posted By JumboJack
"We are on a really tight budget,so give us your...

"We are on a really tight budget,so give us your best,BEST price".


.....and yet they still HAVE to have granite counter tops and a warming drawer.
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,344
Posted By Mike Finley
Rrojects we have done similar to yours started at...

Rrojects we have done similar to yours started at about $x.

Is that what you were thinking?

Or try -

Probably less then you were expecting, huh?

I try to be careful of the people who...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,344
Posted By MAD Renovations
I often ask the HO's what thier budget is for the...

I often ask the HO's what thier budget is for the project when we are in the prelim stages of discussing the job. They never give the top dollar they are willing to spend but at least I know if they...
Forum: Framing 04-27-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,614
Posted By Kent Whitten
Per structural details by a qualified engineer.

Per structural details by a qualified engineer.
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,892
Posted By Mike Finley
For the majority of contractors they will never...

For the majority of contractors they will never earn the type of money they should because of themselves. They will blindly believe that the measure of their worth is in the physical things they...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-24-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 20,806
Posted By greg24k
You make one up to match the railing. I use Easy...

You make one up to match the railing. I use Easy Gate brackets, I find them to work best on Trex or other heavy gate material and it takes about 15 minutes to make a gate :thumbsup:.

Good luck
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-17-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 75,205
Posted By DecksEtc
:rolleyes: That makes absolutely no sense...

:rolleyes:

That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,385
Posted By Mike Finley
That's not charging for an estimate. That's...

That's not charging for an estimate. That's charging your customers for the leads that didn't become customers. -- just saying.

I get this one often too --

Them "Hi I'd like to schedule a bid...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-11-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,212
Posted By BuiltByMAC
"She's" actually a "he" who has nothing better to...

"She's" actually a "he" who has nothing better to do than to stir up sh*t in the Decks forum.
RS has got it, best response is simply to Ignore 'her.'

Mac
Forum: Carpentry 04-07-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,917
Posted By NormW
I try to always go 16". I've done 24" a couple...

I try to always go 16". I've done 24" a couple times, when it was spec'd. I felt dirty, doing it.

Funny, when they call for 24" O/C, seems to be the same job, where they want 2x4 wet walls in...
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