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Forum: Contractor Licensing 01-11-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,974
Views: 548,895
Posted By ChillaWatt
Go to Ebay and search for "contractors license...

Go to Ebay and search for "contractors license exam" plenty of guides to choose from.
Forum: Masonry 11-12-2008, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By ChillaWatt
Nice contribution to this thread. Anyone with...

Nice contribution to this thread. Anyone with half a brain could tell there was no anger in his reply. Cut him some slack, not all of us are as privy as you are when it comes to chatting on line.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 10-29-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,018
Posted By ChillaWatt
If you're gonna be subbing it out then get a few...

If you're gonna be subbing it out then get a few quotes from reputable deck builders. Then you can compare each one and go with the most - cost efficient/best quality. She won't be getting ripped off...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 10-29-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,383
Posted By ChillaWatt
Funny how y'all in Bonnie cringe at wood-sided &...

Funny how y'all in Bonnie cringe at wood-sided & comp-shingled houses that we build here. I know it rains a lot there, especially on the west, but not as much as Seattle or Portland which have lots...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 10-25-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,383
Posted By ChillaWatt
A little off topic, but since you mentioned...

A little off topic, but since you mentioned electricity...I've spent some time in Scotland and one thing I like over there that I've never seen here are circuit breakers with changeable fuse wires....
Forum: Decks & Fencing 09-15-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,879
Posted By ChillaWatt
Seems like you're knowingly hiring the wrong...

Seems like you're knowingly hiring the wrong laborers.
Forum: Low Voltage 09-15-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,478
Posted By ChillaWatt
I agree, and take it a step further. Of course...

I agree, and take it a step further. Of course know your costs, they should always be more than covered or you won't be in business long. There's also business strategy. Do you want to be right there...
Forum: Low Voltage 09-15-2008, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,759
Posted By ChillaWatt
Wow, the POTS has it's own conduit and...

Wow, the POTS has it's own conduit and weatherhead? Sounds like the installer doesn't know what he's talking about. He's probably new and confused a service entrance conduit with the POTS conduit....
Forum: Low Voltage 09-15-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,332
Posted By ChillaWatt
Lots of scumbags stealing copper around here....

Lots of scumbags stealing copper around here. They hit churches and schools overnight. I think it's a result of the cost of copper and how much recycling centers are buying it back for. I've heard...
Forum: Low Voltage 08-27-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,258
Posted By ChillaWatt
PM me and I'll send you a PDF from when I worked...

PM me and I'll send you a PDF from when I worked with Dish on how to calculate Db loss
Forum: Decks & Fencing 08-14-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,283
Posted By ChillaWatt
Hey Dan, you do any work for Squaw Valley? Love...

Hey Dan, you do any work for Squaw Valley? Love it up there. If you have a hard time contacting a local inspector the lumberyards in your area will usually know the local codes.
Forum: Low Voltage 08-12-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,936
Posted By ChillaWatt
If it's lath and plaster it's probably old and...

If it's lath and plaster it's probably old and you should beware of the cut-in diagonal bracing which can play havoc when making drops. A sharp 3/4 inch bell hangar bit is a must.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 08-12-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,660
Posted By ChillaWatt
Ended up doing something like Mac's.

Ended up doing something like Mac's.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 08-12-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,660
Posted By ChillaWatt
Very nice. Would like to see what's behind the...

Very nice. Would like to see what's behind the laminate.
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 08-12-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,450
Posted By ChillaWatt
DIY Mason

Workin across the street from this beautiful wall done by the homeowner.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 08-06-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,660
Posted By ChillaWatt
Concave Rim Joist

To convex a length of rim joist ya notch it on the backside, but how about to concave it? Do you notch the frontside and cover it up with benderboard? I've heard of soaking a joist in a swimming pool...
Forum: Business 08-06-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,226
Posted By ChillaWatt
That's an excellent idea. A company I once worked...

That's an excellent idea. A company I once worked for was having a similar problem. All the subs would have to take time out of their day to go run for materials. In urban areas it is a p.i.t.a....
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-16-2008, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,896
Posted By ChillaWatt
I like that staggered look! A lot more blocking,...

I like that staggered look! A lot more blocking, but a neat, blended-in look.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-15-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,983
Posted By ChillaWatt
It depends on if it's city or county. County is...

It depends on if it's city or county. County is much easier to deal with. Both are dependant on job valuation, but city seems to have more fees involved. A recent city commercial/elect. permit for a...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-15-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,137
Posted By ChillaWatt
That's quite a flight without a landing. ...

That's quite a flight without a landing.

-Chilla
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-15-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,896
Posted By ChillaWatt
Decking Advice

I'd like some ideas on decking layout and how best to deal with this 45 degree turn. The original deck had a 2-by border for the transition, which I thought was kind of odd because it was an upright...
Forum: Electrical Picture Post 07-07-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,843
Posted By ChillaWatt
An important fact espoused by AC/DC(the band not...

An important fact espoused by AC/DC(the band not the current)

"Loose wires cause fires
Gettin' tangled in my desires, so
Screw 'em up and plug 'em in
Then switch it on and start all over again...
Forum: Electrical Picture Post 07-07-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,843
Posted By ChillaWatt
When I started out doing residential remodel work...

When I started out doing residential remodel work the electricians I worked under never used their linemans to twist the wires together before putting the wirenuts on. This was because they were in a...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-07-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,288
Posted By ChillaWatt
Smoky days in California

The past few weeks the sun has only been out for a handful of days. It's a bit of relief keeping the temp. down in the 90s. And kind of surreal being able to look at the sun in midday as an orange...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-04-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,488
Posted By ChillaWatt
Thanks for the tip. I'm always open for...

Thanks for the tip. I'm always open for suggestions.
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