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Forum: Painting & Finish Work 02-16-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,803
Posted By Golden view
I don't think solids have much to do with if a...

I don't think solids have much to do with if a paint runs or not.

Either way, try Emerald Urethane waterborne. Overpriced but easy to apply, sands to powder quickly, durable finish.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-15-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 992
Posted By EricBrancard
Every face mask shelf at every Home Depot is...

Every face mask shelf at every Home Depot is cleared out. :rolleyes:
Forum: Business 02-14-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By KAP
It's hard to develop any estimate until you know...

It's hard to develop any estimate until you know what products they want to use, and how much they want to pay...

Some are in the tire kicking phase because they really have no idea of what it...
Forum: Business 02-14-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By NJ Contractor
I will usually throw out some ballpark...

I will usually throw out some ballpark construction figures and then some ballpark selection figures based on mid-range and high-end finishes and feel them out, before spending a lot of time putting...
Forum: Framing 02-13-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By wallmaxx
TV is so NOT important any more. Being able to...

TV is so NOT important any more. Being able to watch people share their skills is not only entertaining, but also educational.

Here's some channels I follow:

Scott Brown Carpentry...
Forum: Framing 02-13-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By wallmaxx
YouTube Framing-related Videos

I like watching how things get done in other parts of the country.

Here's a starter video....my only question (i'm color blind a bit) did they use non-PT white wood (SPF or DF/HF) for exterior...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 02-07-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,703
Posted By Big Johnson
How does a painter wear out a miter saw?

How does a painter wear out a miter saw?
Forum: Finish Carpentry 02-06-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,703
Posted By rrk
I worked next to a job where the guy lost 4...

I worked next to a job where the guy lost 4 fingers on a saw with no guard
They were looking for his fingers in the grass while waiting for the ambulance
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,386
Posted By SearchforSignal
Absolutely raise your prices. This market wont...

Absolutely raise your prices. This market wont last forever. I'm a one man operation and raise my prices often. Started at $50hr now I'm at $80 an hour. Just because you can make it on $60hr,...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-05-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 992
Posted By Deckhead
I think we should panic and overreact. :whistling

I think we should panic and overreact. :whistling
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,386
Posted By NYgutterguy
I hear “wow, can’t believe how much cheaper you...

I hear “wow, can’t believe how much cheaper you are”

Also hear, “I’m going with someone else, you’re too expensive”

All evens out I guess [emoji2373]



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Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,386
Posted By VinylHanger
I used to get that a lot. Now I tend to hear,...

I used to get that a lot. Now I tend to hear, that's about what I thought it would be.

That's a good place to be, as they usually add some extras.
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,386
Posted By mrcat
Hate it when I hear that. Sent from my...

Hate it when I hear that.

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Forum: Carpentry 02-03-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,306
Posted By Defenestrate
Love my Dewalt. It's probably worth getting their...

Love my Dewalt. It's probably worth getting their clamps as well. (They do what they're supposed to do and they fit in the case nicely.)
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-03-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 992
Posted By rrk
We’ll be fine

We’ll be fine
Forum: Carpentry 02-03-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,306
Posted By CityDecks
Dewalt's good. Sent from my SM-G973U using...

Dewalt's good.

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Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2020, 01:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By Ken360
I've learned long ago that the only time to get...

I've learned long ago that the only time to get involved in someone else's flip is at the very start of the project, when you have a say in the planning. Six months in, or a year in, nope- just walk...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,197
Posted By EricBrancard
It's how I started out. Before I got killed in...

It's how I started out. Before I got killed in the crash.
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,197
Posted By NJ Contractor
Flips and rental investments that are investable...

Flips and rental investments that are investable are non-existent here now. Luckily, I bought rentals years and years ago. Looking for an exit from the remodeling biz soon but will always be a real...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,197
Posted By NYgutterguy
Hire family members that already had the sour...

Hire family members that already had the sour taste of going out on their own and pay them well lol.


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Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,197
Posted By Warren
And how would that change things? They...

And how would that change things?

They would just be the one not able to provide health insurance for their employees. Myself and one of my employees have health insurance via our wives jobs. In...
Forum: Business 01-19-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,077
Posted By NJ Contractor
It depends on how much net income you can...

It depends on how much net income you can generate using your existing staff. I know of a few 1 man operations that use all subcontractors to perform the work while they manage.

Plug your salary...
Forum: Flooring 01-19-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By Big Johnson
I’ve limited it to small rooms; baths, laundry,...

I’ve limited it to small rooms; baths, laundry, entry’s. Everybody wants the stuff though. I installed it in a 800+ square foot basement, customer supplied. Don’t know how it’s held up, I’d ask but...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-18-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 635
Posted By Easy Gibson
McGregor is in the building. Unfortunately for...

McGregor is in the building. Unfortunately for him, his opponent isn't an innocent old man in a bar. We'll see how this affects his game.

Sidebar discussion: Does anybody believe he actually...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-18-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By SearchforSignal
I absolutely love my 395! Cant go wrong with it...

I absolutely love my 395! Cant go wrong with it and it goes on sale every so often.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200118/bb4c9125a4ef89f318e3ac4803ac98bd.jpg

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