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Forum: Framing 11-10-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,137
Posted By Builder Butch
I was thinking about this the other day. I...

I was thinking about this the other day. I started in 1987 building 1 house by 1993 I was averaging 30 per year, by 2001 70 a year, by 2008 Zero. They were all between 3000 and 10,000 sq ft. Ive been...
Forum: Business 03-12-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,880
Posted By Builder Butch
I've been racking my brain trying to come up with...

I've been racking my brain trying to come up with something myself. It seems the more you do the more they expect and I cant get them to understand they have to produce revenue for me to pay it out....
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By Builder Butch
true but I would not want to live near that area....

true but I would not want to live near that area. Trust me I'm 50 and grew up here. lol:whistling
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By Builder Butch
I live in Memphis but I'm in residential. Been...

I live in Memphis but I'm in residential. Been tough here for 6 years but slowly coming back. Commercial did not get hit quite as hard but did get hit. You could probably find something here but the...
Forum: Masonry 02-22-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,248
Posted By Builder Butch
Dom-mas you are right about the brick breathing....

Dom-mas you are right about the brick breathing. You need to google Solaxane PD. This stuff is great. It fills the pores of the brick but somehow leaves small voids large enough for air to pass but...
Forum: Masonry 02-21-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,248
Posted By Builder Butch
Its hard to be sure from pics but we build a lot...

Its hard to be sure from pics but we build a lot of copper hoods like yours here also. They all leak and here are 2 solutions that seems to fix most. And trust me I've stopped hundreds from leaking. ...
Forum: Vehicles 01-16-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,885
Posted By Builder Butch
First let me say I'm not brand loyal however I've...

First let me say I'm not brand loyal however I've had really good luck out of my F150's. I have an 04 with 170K and an 07 with 130K both with the 5.4 tritons. Both pull 6x12 enclosed trailers...
Forum: Business 04-06-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,851
Posted By Builder Butch
Since your operating under an LLC I would make...

Since your operating under an LLC I would make the contract between the owner and the LLC and leave your personal name out of it. Other than that it looks pretty standard and close to what mine...
Forum: Business 03-22-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,771
Posted By Builder Butch
Man rough crowd! I like the idea. I've been in...

Man rough crowd! I like the idea. I've been in business 25 years and would welcome the information. The market is changing and I'm finding I can't do business with a hand shake anymore. I can promise...
Forum: Business 02-20-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,634
Posted By Builder Butch
I used to steer clear of guys like that but being...

I used to steer clear of guys like that but being in the construction business its tough to find good help in any form. Plus you can now become a felon for simple stuff whereas it used to be reserved...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-04-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 30,141
Posted By Builder Butch
I had a trim crew that worked for me that was 3...

I had a trim crew that worked for me that was 3 generations. The granddad was 80+ and used a 6' wooden ruler. I joked with him how technology has these fancy tape measures, Well he challenged me to...
Forum: Business 01-30-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 23,874
Posted By Builder Butch
I go by which ever is close and have no loyalty....

I go by which ever is close and have no loyalty. Here is the deal with them and I tell my customers this, some manufactuers make products just for them only cheapo them up. For example Thier plumbing...
Forum: Drywall 01-07-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,405
Posted By Builder Butch
I cant imagine the extra weight of the compound...

I cant imagine the extra weight of the compound causing the ceiling to fail. Ifits that weak you got bigger problems.
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,888
Posted By Builder Butch
No way I'd sign that without some big bucks.

No way I'd sign that without some big bucks.
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,204
Posted By Builder Butch
gonna knock off around 3 or 4 Wed and off Thurs...

gonna knock off around 3 or 4 Wed and off Thurs but working Fri since I got work and winter is fast approching and you never know when it will slow down or the weather gets bad.
Forum: Framing 10-22-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,836
Posted By Builder Butch
We have always been required to joist hanger any...

We have always been required to joist hanger any length joist or use a ledger or block between the joist. Its not only for the load but also for movement in the event of earthquake or tornado so the...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 10-07-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,589
Posted By Builder Butch
for me its all about the manufactors warranty....

for me its all about the manufactors warranty. Most doors companies want oil primer and 3 coats of good latex on all 6 sides to honor the warranty. I have also found that caulking all the panels good...
Forum: Framing 09-07-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 41,801
Posted By Builder Butch
Correction #3000 lbs per sq foot which will put a...

Correction #3000 lbs per sq foot which will put a 2x4 wall around 1100 lbs per linear foot equally distributed load. Its been 25 years since I graduated Engineering school so I'm rusty. I still...
Forum: Business 09-06-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 30,407
Posted By Builder Butch
I dont want to discourage you but I want you to...

I dont want to discourage you but I want you to understand the business. I built homes for 25 years, my whole family builds and develops. I started in 1987 right out of college with 6 grand, but...
Forum: Health & Safety 09-03-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,354
Posted By Builder Butch
Ive had it. The night splint helped but the Dr...

Ive had it. The night splint helped but the Dr made me some custom arch supports that help the most. I even wear them in my house shoe to this day. I also stretch every morning before I get out of...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-14-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,085
Posted By Builder Butch
I got carded at Walmart when I bought a can of...

I got carded at Walmart when I bought a can of spray paint? I looked at the girl crazy until she explained its a new policy due to huffing paint.
Whats next?
Forum: Finish Carpentry 08-12-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 33,580
Posted By Builder Butch
best thing I have found to haul trim is a...

best thing I have found to haul trim is a homemade "T" I build years ago out of 2" square tubing. slides into my hitch reciever and projects out 4' then goes up to whatever height needed with a "T"...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 07-14-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,375
Posted By Builder Butch
Well I picked up some oil primer tinted to the...

Well I picked up some oil primer tinted to the final color. It worked out really well except the fumes in a bath without an operable window was rough. My crew was laughing and goofy acting... 3 hours...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 06-27-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,365
Posted By Builder Butch
Funny thing is most of the builders I know either...

Funny thing is most of the builders I know either will not work with thier tools or can't. I never understood how someone could get to the top of thier game and not know how to do it without a...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 06-26-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,365
Posted By Builder Butch
Memphis market is also tough. I use to build 30...

Memphis market is also tough. I use to build 30 to 50 upper end houses a year since 1987. I have not built a home since 2006. everyone when broke! Subs, builders and even suppliers. The survivors...
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