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Forum: Tools & Equipment 09-16-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By Cnrhodes
Why do you care what they look like when they are...

Why do you care what they look like when they are old? I must say when I buy a tool belt:whistling I buy it because it does what it needs to, and will hold up to abuse. Working construction has...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By Cnrhodes
I dont think all the risers are the same...

I dont think all the risers are the same height....
Forum: Websites and SEO 04-28-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By Cnrhodes
Probably works if the client also has good docs.....

Probably works if the client also has good docs.. Doesn't send out a super professional image though... Houzz offers a free web page service, it also allows you to pay for an upgraded service. Plus...
Forum: Carpentry 04-10-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,031
Posted By Cnrhodes
Its sloped for drainage :thumbup:

Its sloped for drainage :thumbup:
Forum: Technology 03-24-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,839
Posted By Cnrhodes
Revit is not hard to learn if you have experience...

Revit is not hard to learn if you have experience with a BIM type of CAD program. If you are coming from standard AutoCAD you may struggle a bit. If you have no experience I think Revit would...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 03-24-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,193
Posted By Cnrhodes
Are they custom cabinets or cheap box store...

Are they custom cabinets or cheap box store cabinets? If they are custom chances are they have dowels, if they are box store chances are they are just glue...
Forum: Technology 03-24-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,839
Posted By Cnrhodes
I use Chief for presentations and Revit lt for...

I use Chief for presentations and Revit lt for construction documents. I rent Revit lt and get AutoCAD lt with it. The time it takes you to properly learn AutoCAD you could easily learn Chief or...
Forum: Framing 02-25-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,229
Posted By Cnrhodes
I was a framing contractor for 15 yrs before...

I was a framing contractor for 15 yrs before becoming a GC, after a few "lumps" I learned somethings are best billed hourly. The GC's I worked for at the time didn't mind, in fact they agreed with...
Forum: Framing 02-25-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,229
Posted By Cnrhodes
I don't care how big or custom the job may be, no...

I don't care how big or custom the job may be, no job is worth loosing money on. The GC is hoping you bid it low, it will make it easier for him to get the job, and your the only one loosing out. ...
Forum: Accounting Software & Discussion 02-13-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,966
Posted By Cnrhodes
I would like to know if anyone on here is using...

I would like to know if anyone on here is using it as well? I have been looking at it pretty hard to, and I already own a copy of Plan Swift, so I think it would incorporate right in. The one thing...
Forum: Business 02-13-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,838
Posted By Cnrhodes
I always have my P/O listed as a separate line...

I always have my P/O listed as a separate line item (GC FEE). I also list project insurance, site supervision, and office fees as separate items. These are all costs associated with jobs, so they...
Forum: Architecture & Design 02-13-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,822
Posted By Cnrhodes
Detailed Plans

Problem with a super detailed set of plans is they never get followed to the letter, that why most Architects and Designers produce mostly builders sets. Homeowners tend to change their minds during...
Forum: Business 02-05-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,169
Posted By Cnrhodes
I would have a problem hiring someone who rents...

I would have a problem hiring someone who rents their equipment, I don't think that is your downfall. That said I would not hire an 18 yr old as a sub either. I may be making some assumptions here,...
Forum: Business 02-05-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,495
Posted By Cnrhodes
Quickbooks Contractor

I to have been using QuickBooks contractor edition from the start. It is a great program but has a learning curve. I use it to do all of my estimating and invoicing, then I hire a bookkeeper to...
Forum: Business 02-05-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,000
Posted By Cnrhodes
I hear ya! I'm down in Durango, I actually took...

I hear ya! I'm down in Durango, I actually took the leap this thread was started on and got rid of company employees for the subs. What I have found is when quality is an issue I just tell them it...
Forum: Construction 02-01-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,513
Posted By Cnrhodes
Thanks! After doing some research, you are...

Thanks! After doing some research, you are correct! It is mildew and not mold. I guess I just assumed it was mold because it is a growth. Thanks again!
Forum: Construction 02-01-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,513
Posted By Cnrhodes
:laughing: I knew someone would have to say...

:laughing: I knew someone would have to say something about the house taking 8 weeks to frame! Even though they haven't seen the plans, the house, the complexity of the job... Not every house frames...
Forum: Construction 02-01-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,513
Posted By Cnrhodes
Crawl space was bone dry when we started framing,...

Crawl space was bone dry when we started framing, 5000 sq ft home, 8 weeks framing started mid-late November. We received heavy rainfall during December and early January. Mold grew during the last...
Forum: Construction 02-01-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,513
Posted By Cnrhodes
Thanks for all the suggestions. I live in an...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I live in an extremely dry climate, humidity and moisture are not a problem, I just ended up in this situation because it rained so much during framing. I do have the...
Forum: Architecture & Design 01-31-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 25,294
Posted By Cnrhodes
Good cad program

I use Chief Architect, AutoCAD LT and Revit Lt. I have primarily used Chief for years to produce my plans. The renderings are great and you can pump them out quickly! I recently have switched over...
Forum: Construction 01-31-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,513
Posted By Cnrhodes
Mold growth during framing

I am in the process of building a new custom home, we just wrapped the framing and are dried in. I went in to the crawl space to review plumbing location with my plumber and noticed a pretty good...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11,431
Views: 1,079,232
Posted By Cnrhodes
Current Project

Here is a custom home I just started, not huge but roughly 4600 sq. ft.

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Forum: Drafting & CAD Forum 12-01-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,801
Posted By Cnrhodes
Chief and Autocad

When I first switched from Autocad 2000 to Chief it was the most frustrating thing I had ever done! But that is because I was still trying to draft like I had in Autocad. It took me about a month to...
Forum: Drafting & CAD Forum 11-28-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,801
Posted By Cnrhodes
Autocad

If you already own Chief why go to Autocad? I have copies of Chief, Revit LT, Autocad LT, and Chief is a way better option than Autocad. I switch between Chief and Revit for projects mainly just to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,427
Posted By Cnrhodes
Web Replacement

Why not ask the engineer for a solution that includes a steel strap rather than a 2x4 replacement? The steel strap is much thinner and may fit around the ac unit, plus it is a steel solution so the...
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