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Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 54,196
Posted By Ed Hartmann
This was one of the more difficult walls to get...

This was one of the more difficult walls to get set up on I've been on lately and some on the ground aluminum and j-channel assembling.
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Forum: Finish Carpentry 09-17-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Ed Hartmann
Fold down table with a fold down bench

I need to build a table that folds down when not in use. I have built those before and its no bid deal. I now need to build one that has seating that folds down as well. I have been thinking of...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 09-03-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 75,359
Posted By Ed Hartmann
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Forum: New Member Introductions 09-01-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Ed Hartmann
If you price it 2 ways logic would say split the...

If you price it 2 ways logic would say split the difference. It's all labor so it should come down to how well you do what you do.
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 782
Posted By Ed Hartmann
Sounds like you either might need to -man...

Sounds like you either might need to

-man up and get the work of a crew done by yourself for a project or 2

-use a temp agency for your few projects

-commit to hiring 1 guy and having the...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-28-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Ed Hartmann
It's not like they went to training on how to be...

It's not like they went to training on how to be a useful productive member of society. This is college. A place people go to receive an experience that they may never be able to pay for.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-23-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By Ed Hartmann
I used to be able to buy a stanly cat's paw from...

I used to be able to buy a stanly cat's paw from Menards. A while back I bought 2 went to use one to find out that the shape had changed to a much chubbier version that wasn't sharp or pointy enough...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-23-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By Ed Hartmann
What they don't realize is that their reaction...

What they don't realize is that their reaction probably messed the guys head up as much as having to do it in the first place
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-23-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 865
Posted By Ed Hartmann
It's a lot of work to live on a property like...

It's a lot of work to live on a property like that. You either have to really love it or have the money to pay others do take care of it for you. I used to like living in the country but realized...
Forum: Masonry 08-16-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By Ed Hartmann
He has a lot of good info about developing the...

He has a lot of good info about developing the kind of skill that only comes with years of experience. Talking about continually looking for ways to produce more work through improving the approach....
Forum: Business 08-16-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,916
Posted By Ed Hartmann
I have told customers I wont accept full payment...

I have told customers I wont accept full payment because if I do I will never finish. They laugh and tell me they trust me. I don't laugh and tell them that part of being honest is knowing that I...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 08-15-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,011
Posted By Ed Hartmann
There are a lot of contractors in the world that...

There are a lot of contractors in the world that don't even do a lot of work with equipment who have skid loaders. I am one of them. There is a reason so many people have them. They are versatile,...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 08-15-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,039
Posted By Ed Hartmann
I would start off by doing a relatively quick...

I would start off by doing a relatively quick sanding on a test area and painting it with 2 coats of a good self leveling paint. I have a feeling that very little of that would show through. All...
Forum: Business 08-13-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,441
Posted By Ed Hartmann
Once and a while a customer will mention...

Once and a while a customer will mention something to me that they don't like. What I have noticed is that is absolutely never the thing I would think it would be. If the thing they come to me...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 08-12-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Ed Hartmann
Just eat it and use it as a life lesson learned...

Just eat it and use it as a life lesson learned next time someone wants to provide material
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-11-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 75,359
Posted By Ed Hartmann
Sliced off a little bit of leg yesterday ...

Sliced off a little bit of leg yesterday


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Forum: Carpentry Picture Post 08-09-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By Ed Hartmann
Looks like you were working on it so long its...

Looks like you were working on it so long its already starting to fade from the sun
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 461
Posted By Ed Hartmann
Its hard for me to imagine anyone who has any...

Its hard for me to imagine anyone who has any shot of a 36 million dollar cut asking strangers on the internet as part of the process. If you get anything out of this I will be impressed.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-07-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,239
Posted By Ed Hartmann
If you would have had the hots for your ex wife...

If you would have had the hots for your ex wife you could have avoided all of this.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 06-29-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,698
Posted By Ed Hartmann
Even from the sky you can tells its the best deck...

Even from the sky you can tells its the best deck on the block. That's impressive. It takes a lot of knowledge to stand behind a deck that cut up with concrete and water working on making you look...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By Ed Hartmann
I would shim and foam it and than cap it with...

I would shim and foam it and than cap it with aluminum making sure you get all the water where you need it to go.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 06-19-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By Ed Hartmann
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We have cordless but everyone seems to go for these little guys and the pneumatic guns for anything more than a tiny job. I tend to prefer it as well. I use the pin nailer almost anytime...
Forum: Business 05-12-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,966
Posted By Ed Hartmann
I think you have had bad luck. I had a Chrysler...

I think you have had bad luck. I had a Chrysler that went to 235k with no issue before it started on fire. My Currant vehicle that I drive when not working is a Chevy and it is at 196k and I have...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 05-11-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By Ed Hartmann
I would go for a tall lift. Obviously the hight...

I would go for a tall lift. Obviously the hight will go for outreach not hight. Either that or sandbag the area and get it dried out when it is naturally low and work like normal.
Forum: Business 05-11-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,966
Posted By Ed Hartmann
I would get them a van and call them a carpenter...

I would get them a van and call them a carpenter or lead carpenter. Give them the title and the truck and they may forget how to do the work.
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