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Forum: Framing 06-07-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,465
Posted By RMC9
That's kind of what I figured, seems everyone is...

That's kind of what I figured, seems everyone is using Advantech.
Forum: Framing 06-07-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,293
Posted By RMC9
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Framing 06-07-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,293
Posted By RMC9
Hitachi Straptite nails in Bostitch Strapshot

Anyone know if this will work?
Forum: Framing 06-01-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,465
Posted By RMC9
That's the only reason I haven't switched yet.

That's the only reason I haven't switched yet.
Forum: Framing 06-01-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,465
Posted By RMC9
Advantech or Standard 3/4 OSB

I've been using Advantech forever, fantastic product, works great but, is it really worth the extra $? It is around $10/sheet more than standard 3/4 osb now. Zip system I can justify the extra money...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 01-23-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,539
Posted By RMC9
Philament: I don't disagree that 1.5" foam...

Philament:

I don't disagree that 1.5" foam would be preferred but it also provides a whole different set of challenges with jam bucks for windows, installing siding etc. We install our windows...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 01-22-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,539
Posted By RMC9
Foam Freeze

Just did a job like this, new high efficiency windows foamed in, 4" of fiberglass in walls and 1" of dow styrofoam taped on outside of sheathing. We had -4 degree farenheit temps and the warm air was...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 01-22-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,026
Posted By RMC9
Masonite Doors

Anyone else think Masonite Doors just $uck @$$? I've put two in, neither were cheap by any means and both have had endless call backs with swelling, sealing issues, side lights leaking etc. I always...
Forum: Business 11-27-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,233
Posted By RMC9
I wouldn't compare a doctor to a contractor in...

I wouldn't compare a doctor to a contractor in anyway shape or form. 8 years of college education to practice, compared to a hammer, GED and pickup. No offense to anybody but lets get real.

You...
Forum: Business 11-26-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,233
Posted By RMC9
All the pros here constantly cry for licensing...

All the pros here constantly cry for licensing but I'm with you, a criminal is a criminal. Just looking for your guys input from states that have licensing.
Forum: Business 11-26-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,233
Posted By RMC9
News from a State with No Licensing or Bonding

Does this still happen in states with licensing and bonding?

http://www.necn.com/news/business/Maine-AG-Investigating-Contractor-After-Homeowners-Left-in-the-Cold-283761101.html
Forum: Business 11-07-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,811
Posted By RMC9
I got paid in Sept. for work completed the first...

I got paid in Sept. for work completed the first of May for FM. Last one I ever will do. I did kind of figure this would happen so I added some to the original estimate to cover my cost of capital.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-07-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,840
Posted By RMC9
Bostitch MCN250S will shoot 1 1/2" and 2 1/2"...

Bostitch MCN250S will shoot 1 1/2" and 2 1/2" nails. I have one, works great. With longer nails I run it around 105 PSI and it sets well. The 1 1/2" nails sometimes won't cycle, I might just have a...
Forum: Business 08-07-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,810
Posted By RMC9
Separate holding companies for the flips, land,...

Separate holding companies for the flips, land, and rentals properties as well as the business. Allows for the business to bill the flip for work reducing net profit and capital gains. S-corp in US...
Forum: Business 08-07-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 18,083
Posted By RMC9
Claim everything and reinvest in tax efficient...

Claim everything and reinvest in tax efficient investments. Accountants and attorneys are expensive to fight audits and so are the fines, and you will be audited eventually.
Forum: Business 08-01-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,391
Posted By RMC9
Going forward with the job with the increased bid...

Going forward with the job with the increased bid and my vendor on materials. After they went out quoted the materials and found my vendor was still the cheapest around (by far) and saw what I would...
Forum: Business 07-30-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,391
Posted By RMC9
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: Business 07-30-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,391
Posted By RMC9
I do not count my wages in the labor cost of the...

I do not count my wages in the labor cost of the calculation. I am the only person taking a salary so the profit all goes to the company and then my salary is paid bi-weekly, work or no work. This is...
Forum: Business 07-30-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,391
Posted By RMC9
I will be the first to admit it was a botched...

I will be the first to admit it was a botched estimate in the first place. It was a referral and I just threw something together quickly. Now that they are looking at doing the work and I've looked...
Forum: Business 07-29-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,391
Posted By RMC9
Thanks for the advice everyone. I am going to...

Thanks for the advice everyone. I am going to talk with them about it and see, hopefully we can come to a compromise. I would rather sit at home not working though then run the risk of losing money....
Forum: Business 07-29-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,391
Posted By RMC9
Estimate Gone Wrong

Back in May I put in an estimate to replace the back sill, two sliding doors, a 72' PT deck and install vinyl siding on a single level ranch. I got a material quote from my supplier did the estimate...
Forum: Construction 07-16-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,613
Posted By RMC9
The bend is one continuos piece from behind the j...

The bend is one continuos piece from behind the j channel to behind the weather stripping. A hem behind the weather stripping would have helped but I was concerned about the extra thickness messing...
Forum: Construction 07-07-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,613
Posted By RMC9
New Construction. The inside of the door jambs...

New Construction. The inside of the door jambs and header both get wrinkles when its very hot. You can almost see it in the second bay on the right side.
Forum: Construction 07-07-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,613
Posted By RMC9
Should it matter though if its not face nailed to...

Should it matter though if its not face nailed to tight? I usually bend it up the sheathing and nail it there eliminating any face nailing.
Forum: Construction 07-07-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,613
Posted By RMC9
Napco Aluminum which I believe is 0.019 inch. I...

Napco Aluminum which I believe is 0.019 inch. I was wondering about using a thicker metal for wide bends.
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