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Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By EthanB
Read ALL the docs in the bid package that aren't...

Read ALL the docs in the bid package that aren't exclusive to other trades. If you are bidding as the GC it's a bit easier but if you're bidding to a CM then get ready for another 10%+ in BS labor...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-18-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By EthanB
I'd agree with this but if you run the joists at...

I'd agree with this but if you run the joists at the stair landing back 2 spans then I'm okay with it. I definitely wouldn't cantilever short joists and you aren't allowed to by code either. You...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-13-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 94
Posted By EthanB
My least expensive rail system was STK cedar and...

My least expensive rail system was STK cedar and the black round aluminum balusters from HD. 4x4 posts, 2x4 top and bottom rail and 5/4x6 rail cap. It looks good and I can knock it out faster than...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-13-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 94
Posted By EthanB
I haven't used any of the product in a few years...

I haven't used any of the product in a few years so there may have been changes but it's not a bad rail for what it is. It's not comparable to the real Azek/Timbertech or Fiberon rail systems...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-12-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 484
Posted By EthanB
Big earner and wealthy are two separate...

Big earner and wealthy are two separate categories. Expense-to-income and money in the bank mean far more when you are unemployed.

Having a high paying job doesn't make people more...
Forum: Architecture & Design 05-06-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 496
Posted By EthanB
Yeah, but I want something that will get beat to...

Yeah, but I want something that will get beat to crap so it matches my house.
Forum: Architecture & Design 05-06-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 496
Posted By EthanB
I'm probably going to build my new one out of...

I'm probably going to build my new one out of WRC. Money isn't the issue, the synthetics just wouldn't look right against my wood sided and trimmed house. Otherwise I'd use Azek as it gets strong...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 04-16-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,492
Posted By EthanB
Started spring crop in a little raised bed. ...

Started spring crop in a little raised bed. Peas, kale, lettuce and radishes. I probably would have been better off starting them a month ago, the weather was warmer!

Unfortunately I'm still not...
Forum: Business 04-16-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,138
Posted By EthanB
I personally wouldn't know what you're talking...

I personally wouldn't know what you're talking about with "gauge blocks". A lot of guys have hit on the crux of the problem being that carpenters, almost all of us, have holes in our knowledge due...
Forum: General Discussion 02-29-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 820
Posted By EthanB
I appreciate that. I think most of the...

I appreciate that. I think most of the contractors I know fall in that same mindset. Personally, I've been an employee, then I did my own thing for 15 years and now I've been an employee for almost...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 820
Posted By EthanB
I'm not very close to Amherst but the market is...

I'm not very close to Amherst but the market is very strong up here. My advice would be to look for a position with another company that would play to your strengths and that wouldn't drive you...
Forum: Tiling 02-25-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By EthanB
Tumbled travertine is a brutal choice for a...

Tumbled travertine is a brutal choice for a backsplash. Been there, done that. It stains very easily so double sealing is necessary and the tiles around the stove will still be susceptible to...
Forum: Flooring 02-21-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By EthanB
You can lose a money on the material side of...

You can lose a money on the material side of things if you get a cancelled order, defective material, crazy customer that THINKS material is defective, etc. Plan on absorbing the occasional loss...
Forum: Business 02-20-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By EthanB
If you are seeing more than 40-50% of projects...

If you are seeing more than 40-50% of projects dramatically exceed your initial estimates then you may need to adjust your baseline but you basically just described the standard design experience of...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-20-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By EthanB
You would need to have a fairly substantial...

You would need to have a fairly substantial operation to take advantage of most of the projects listed on sites like Dodge. They are typically public or commercial projects with large, complex...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 02-02-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By EthanB
I've had good experiences with Walzcraft and...

I've had good experiences with Walzcraft and Decore-ative Specialties for doors and drawers but I would consider RTA Cabinet Store as they are based out of Conshohocken, PA, right by you. My brother...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 02-01-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,241
Posted By EthanB
Relying heavily on 8-10" piers for lateral...

Relying heavily on 8-10" piers for lateral bracing is pretty optimistic, imo. We have very sandy soil so it wouldn't take much to push a pier out of plumb, at which point the gravity loading is a...
Forum: Technology 01-18-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 498
Posted By EthanB
Mobile OS changes are interesting. I have...

Mobile OS changes are interesting. I have service from Cricket and they have never pushed an OS change on any phone but I understand that the big boys do it. I could certainly be wrong but this...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By EthanB
General layout or actual shop drawings? Not my...

General layout or actual shop drawings? Not my area but Realtime Landscape Architect did a pretty good job of 3d modeling landscaping and pools for sales purposes and you could actually use the 2d...
Forum: Technology 01-15-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 498
Posted By EthanB
Software is basically a string of iterations now....

Software is basically a string of iterations now. Major overhauls that implement core changes or a large number of simultaneous changes are called a new version to adjust people's expectations. It's...
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By EthanB
GoPro won't last long for timelapse as it can't...

GoPro won't last long for timelapse as it can't shut off and restart for a picture on it's own so it just runs down the battery. There are mod kits you can buy if you already have a gopro but a full...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 768
Posted By EthanB
It's good you would think to do that, John, but I...

It's good you would think to do that, John, but I think it's a little over the top and could cause issues if the case get drawn out. Maybe split the difference and do half wages for up to 10 days? ...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By EthanB
Q8 log oil would be my preference for water...

Q8 log oil would be my preference for water repellent. You will never really stop water intrusion of cut ends but this stuff is good.

If you're concerned about fungus or bugs I'd go with...
Forum: Business 01-01-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,084
Posted By EthanB
Same as John(Jaws). For a smaller project,...

Same as John(Jaws). For a smaller project, kitchen or bath, etc. I would provide a selections list that needs to be filled out and signed before day 1 on site. For longer jobs I provided an...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 01-01-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,241
Posted By EthanB
What's funny is the only reliable pour you can do...

What's funny is the only reliable pour you can do in really cold temps is to dig, pour a footing, drop a post and backfill, but they won't let you do it any more.
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