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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By fred54
I just did a total basement conversion into...

I just did a total basement conversion into living space and the VA paid for and installed the stair chair. Guy was a Korean War vet.

If your client is a vet might be worth checking into it.
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Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By fred54
my favorite

my favorite
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,144
Posted By fred54
I agree with others here I think houses need to...

I agree with others here I think houses need to breathe. The building inspectors up North were also not shy about their distaste for all the spray foam and air sealing companies that were popping...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 308
Posted By fred54
It's funky. It happened to me while checking on...

It's funky. It happened to me while checking on a thread I posted. Disappeared from the page. Did a keyword search and it popped up and then it stayed.

It's not just you.

Not a big deal...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By fred54
all good stuff fellas thanks a ton. I am off the...

all good stuff fellas thanks a ton. I am off the ledge. The engineer video also enlightened me that the notch at the end of the beam is OK. Up north with my building department it was a no no so...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By fred54
The joys of working on your own house

UGH. Could use some advice to keep me from jumping off the ledge.

Renovating the bathroom over the garage. Probably 25 years old. Had a 2" mud base down so I pulled a lot of weight out of...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,251
Posted By fred54
This all sounds a tad bit fishy from all sides. ...

This all sounds a tad bit fishy from all sides. Where are you located? Would love to know where you are that has a power company that oversteps like this.

Maybe HO has a friend at the power...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 113
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Views: 3,159
Posted By fred54
HD has always been better IMO but here in...

HD has always been better IMO but here in Nashville my only choice is HD or Lowes. Finally found a lumberyard for "exotic" wood like rough sawn cedar but I've yet to find a decent source for things...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By fred54
I downsized when I moved from a 3 1/2 car to a...

I downsized when I moved from a 3 1/2 car to a two car with one bay. all my tools and storage are on wheels. I bought storage cabinets from Sams Club with the butcher block tops. I think the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,703
Posted By fred54
My buddy did this in Trenton NJ about 15 years...

My buddy did this in Trenton NJ about 15 years ago as a side business. wanted me to go in with him but I was chicken.

He refinanced his house and bought cheap row houses in Trenton for 25 to 35K...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By fred54
I put in Arlo cameras. Yes there are batteries. ...

I put in Arlo cameras. Yes there are batteries. Need to be removed and recharged maybe twice a year. Had them up for 7 months and we're finally down to 30% charge.

The pluses:

No wires to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,534
Posted By fred54
so far I've just been rebuilding the house I...

so far I've just been rebuilding the house I bought, which, without a crew, working solely by myself, is a great reminder of how old I'm getting. Texted my tile guy and my plumber a couple of times...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By fred54
I was forcibly retired due to relocation for my...

I was forcibly retired due to relocation for my wife's job last November. We have a big house that I'm doing top to bottom almost a total gut. Boy do I miss my subs. I didn't realize how much time...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,480
Posted By fred54
over the ear. That way people can see that you...

over the ear. That way people can see that you have them in and don't think you're ignoring them.
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 767
Posted By fred54
I had never seen them before. Always hated doing...

I had never seen them before. Always hated doing doors. Not my best skill. Still I don't get the appeal. The molding is hacked when you get them.

I'm going to seek out what I'm used to.

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Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 767
Posted By fred54
split jamb interior doors

Who the F thought this was a good idea? I'm in Nashville six months and starting to change out the interior doors. Haven't found a lumberyard near me yet so my choices are the two big box stores...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 961
Posted By fred54
I was in the forklift business for years and...

I was in the forklift business for years and stayed in it a bit once I went to residential construction. I used to scrap 20 to 30 orderpickers a year basically on a pennies per pound basis and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By fred54
I love the 5000K lights and seek them out for my...

I love the 5000K lights and seek them out for my own house. Something about the higher end of the spectrum that pleases me.

A lot of the newer fixtures are adjustable which is nice.

I used...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,119
Posted By fred54
I have everything Makita. But what drove me was...

I have everything Makita. But what drove me was there was a Makita factory service center 10 miles from my old house.

I would look into what manufacturer has service nearby to help tip the scales.
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 849
Posted By fred54
I still worry about something going wrong on...

I still worry about something going wrong on every single job I've ever done. Never really had any issues but I think it means I'm not cut out for this business. I dread the phone call about the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,985
Posted By fred54
The Joist app is set up to offer financing, and...

The Joist app is set up to offer financing, and it takes you out of the loop. I never did it, but it's an option. It is a great app for the poorly organized such as myself.
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 917
Posted By fred54
how well do you know/trust this GC? Sounds like...

how well do you know/trust this GC? Sounds like he's hoping for a low bid and he can then stick you with it. I don't know why but my alarm bells are going off. CYA. Sometimes there's more money...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 946
Posted By fred54
um, why not just get the right nails? They do...

um, why not just get the right nails? They do exist. I can't imagine even attempting to go through all the trouble of trying to grind them and I bet the glue that holds them together would melt...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By fred54
If I didn't need to supervise, hand hold, or...

If I didn't need to supervise, hand hold, or generally stop in more than once to say hello I almost always just gave the jobs directly to the appropriate sub. They get some additional work and they...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-12-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By fred54
depends where you are. I have an Hitachi sitting...

depends where you are. I have an Hitachi sitting in the box busted, no one local to repair. Paslode is much easier to service and get serviced. I tend to try and buy power tools now that have...
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