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Forum: Masonry 06-21-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,341
Posted By Stevarino
I once read that the Egyptians would dig a trench...

I once read that the Egyptians would dig a trench around the structure and fill it with water to have level reference point all around.


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Forum: Business 06-07-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By Stevarino
How do you plan for profit growth?

This is year 5 of the business and each year my net profits have gone up by about 10%. Before the start of this year I re-structured my business plan and budget as well as the way I figure my rates....
Forum: Business 05-16-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,121
Posted By Stevarino
Just thought I'd give the final update on the...

Just thought I'd give the final update on the situation. I ended up doing the job. Full half bath facelift. It ended up turning out beautiful and the customer was super happy and excited about it....
Forum: Flooring 05-12-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,458
Posted By Stevarino
Working backward with Engineered hardwood

I do a lot of flooring and often install engineered hardwood. One thing that has been looking to improve on is my method for working "backward". When you have to wrap a corner or wall and are forced...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,646
Posted By Stevarino
I always look for something that's durable and...

I always look for something that's durable and offers good support. Breathability is good but I'll sacrifice for a little more protection. Also easy to clean. I get mud and mortar on them and need to...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 03-22-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19,161
Views: 1,990,134
Posted By Stevarino
I have two of these. I love them. Haven't really...

I have two of these. I love them. Haven't really found a need to upgrade yet I just swap the blades when they start cutting rough and I'm back in business.


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Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,301
Posted By Stevarino
How do you clean your canvas tarps and drop cloths?

I have several canvas runners and drop cloths that I use all the time on jobs but after a while they get pretty dusty and dirty. How do you clean yours? When they get past the "shake it out and use...
Forum: Business 03-11-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,121
Posted By Stevarino
Ok so update. The husband emailed me back...

Ok so update.

The husband emailed me back and had three final questions. "Did I do all the work myself or oversee all of the work?" And "you don't ask for any money up front do you? It's all do...
Forum: Online Leads Services 03-06-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,835
Posted By Stevarino
Yes I get these constantly! Darn scammers ...

Yes I get these constantly! Darn scammers


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Forum: Business 03-06-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,121
Posted By Stevarino
How much will you put up with during the estimating process?

Quick update. The husband called me back and was willing to ask all his questions over the phone. It was a lot of random specific questions about how I was going to level (flatten) their floor and if...
Forum: Business 03-05-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,121
Posted By Stevarino
The biggest issue for me is that they seem to be...

The biggest issue for me is that they seem to be wasting my time and tire kicking. The 45 min drive is just another reason not to want to drive back out. I usually try to give ballpark "estimates"...
Forum: Business 03-04-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,121
Posted By Stevarino
How much will you put up with during the estimating process?

I have a couple questions here I'll ask after laying out my scenario.

I got a referral from my carpet guy for a half bath remodel. He doesn't know the customer and actually paid $65 to home...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,575
Posted By Stevarino
I finally got sick of buying cheap boots every...

I finally got sick of buying cheap boots every six months and bought a pair of wolverines online where I could get double wides. They are over two years old now and looking pretty good. There is one...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-19-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,177
Posted By Stevarino
A Better Manual Stapler?

I have the dewalt version similar to the Milwaukee. It shoots 1/2" staples into pine boards and 2x4s all the way but if I go to attempt to shoot into plywood the staples only go in half way. I tried...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-06-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,425
Posted By Stevarino
I'm thrilled with all the response. I'm a little...

I'm thrilled with all the response. I'm a little shocked by the amount some have spent on tools haha.
I am a smaller outfit. Myself and 3 guys. Two of them part time. I am a GC and do a wide array...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-05-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,425
Posted By Stevarino
Do you set a budget for new tools each year?

Two fold question. Do you set a budget each year for what you plan to spend on new tools and equipment?

I have mine for 2017 set at $1600

Second question. What is on your new tool wish list?
...
Forum: Business 02-05-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By Stevarino
Gotcha. Okay yeah I have the online premium...

Gotcha. Okay yeah I have the online premium version.


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Forum: Business 02-05-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By Stevarino
I just started using QuickBooks this year. I...

I just started using QuickBooks this year. I don't believe it's the contractor edition. I would be curious to hear what advantages the contractor version has.
So far it seems to be very helpful and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,756
Posted By Stevarino
Me and my crew are currently installing a whole...

Me and my crew are currently installing a whole bunch of drop ceiling. I use self tapping lathe screws for the outside angle iron. I had some issues with the self tapping screws sliding off the bit...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-28-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19,161
Views: 1,990,134
Posted By Stevarino
Curious what the perk to these are? I have seen...

Curious what the perk to these are? I have seen guys with them. Is it just to free your hands up while mixing? Or is there any other benefit to having this setup?


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Forum: Tiling 01-24-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,075
Posted By Stevarino
I tile a lot of backsplashes and what I have been...

I tile a lot of backsplashes and what I have been doing lately is just marking the tile and making an extra cut with my grinder to allow for the screw. It's adds an extra step but I got sick of...
Forum: Construction 01-24-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,205
Posted By Stevarino
I will definitely be picking up one of these...

I will definitely be picking up one of these tomorrow


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Forum: Construction 01-24-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,205
Posted By Stevarino
Well the nice thing is that the largest area...

Well the nice thing is that the largest area isn't probably more than 400-500 Sq ft. Mostly offices and hallways. Sparky is coming behind me to swap out all the lights so I don't have to deal with...
Forum: Construction 01-23-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,205
Posted By Stevarino
Any advice for installing suspended ceilings faster?

I am familiar with suspended ceilings. I have installed many. We do a lot in basements and so forth. However I have a commercial job coming up that is 3,000 Sq ft of drop ceiling. We are removing old...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-16-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15,854
Views: 842,712
Posted By Stevarino
Congrats! And that's awesome you guys had a home...

Congrats! And that's awesome you guys had a home birth. My wife had our second at home and it was an awesome experience. We have number three due mid March. All boys.


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