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Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-13-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,680
Posted By Hanalike
Grade Controll, My opinion

Aloha from Hawaii! I have used, set up, and managed many grade control systems myself and for other companies here. I worked with most system brands including Trimble, Topcon, TDS, etc. And most...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-14-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,905
Posted By Hanalike
All mostly steel here, rubber don't last. Any...

All mostly steel here, rubber don't last. Any fractured rock here is SUPER sharp, and it really takes a toll on the equipment.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-18-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 72,441
Posted By Hanalike
The crappiest tool of ALL time... Any tool you...

The crappiest tool of ALL time...
Any tool you put into the hands of my employees!
From screwdrivers to D9 dozers, they break um all!
I hope they didnt learn that from my example...or did they...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 11-16-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,905
Posted By Hanalike
LOL, ever dig through lava? We got so much rock...

LOL, ever dig through lava? We got so much rock here in Hawaii, we have problems when we hit dirt!
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 11-16-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,884
Posted By Hanalike
holy smokes! 50k? My asphalt sub would charge...

holy smokes! 50k? My asphalt sub would charge about 100k! I do live in the middle of the pacific though.....
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 07-29-2009, 11:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,339
Posted By Hanalike
And on a second note, sometimes I go back and see...

And on a second note, sometimes I go back and see what kind of job the homeowner got. 99% of the time its a pure hack job, but everytime I point it out to the homeowner they all say the same thing:...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 07-29-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,339
Posted By Hanalike
Its just as bad here. Guys will literally ask...

Its just as bad here. Guys will literally ask homeowners how much the lowest bid is, and tell them they will beat it by 10%. No take off, don't even look at the plans nothing, its ridiculous. ...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 02-21-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,100
Posted By Hanalike
That stuff dont look that hard to dig, try...

That stuff dont look that hard to dig, try scooping the stuff we got in hawaii! You dont have to hit the pile hard, just lift, apply forward pressure without spinning your tires, and roll your...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 11-16-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 340,149
Posted By Hanalike
Roofing contractor in Hawaii: We guarantee no...

Roofing contractor in Hawaii:
We guarantee no rain, no leaks!
Forum: Marketing & Sales 11-14-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,562
Posted By Hanalike
I like to get a beer, if they drink, alcohol is a...

I like to get a beer, if they drink, alcohol is a great way to really get to know someone. Of course you must know the limits of your self and your client. Not a drinker? I like golf too, its a...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 11-05-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,198
Posted By Hanalike
At least you were working...

At least you were working...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,521
Posted By Hanalike
We get any extra copy of the plans and have it...

We get any extra copy of the plans and have it signed by all of the subcontractors. Then have it put in one of the walls before the drywall goes on. (homeowners really like this!)
Forum: Business 09-02-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,814
Posted By Hanalike
anything to get the job i geuss

anything to get the job i geuss
Forum: Business 08-27-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,814
Posted By Hanalike
Hawaii has slowed dramatically, last job I bid...

Hawaii has slowed dramatically, last job I bid on had estimates from 15 different contractors. Im a small company grossing under 1 mil. annually. got under bid by 20,000, on a 75,000 job by a...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 07-31-2008, 02:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,861
Posted By Hanalike
auto levels are more suited to measure...

auto levels are more suited to measure elevations, and a theodolite is more suited for angles, horizontal and vertical, but a theodolite will do both with accuracy. An auto level does not do...
Forum: Masonry 07-31-2008, 01:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,008
Posted By Hanalike
live and learn.... if the truck gets to your...

live and learn.... if the truck gets to your site late, grab some of the mud that comes out of the chute, if its warm, you got a HOT LOAD!! send it back!! especially in your case where you have a...
Forum: Masonry 07-31-2008, 01:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,427
Posted By Hanalike
one yard wouldnt even fill up the lines in our...

one yard wouldnt even fill up the lines in our pump, our ready mix plants wont deliver less than five yards anyway. hand mix with quickcrete with an electric mixer!
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 07-30-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,379
Posted By Hanalike
Hope you made money! Our rates our alot higher...

Hope you made money! Our rates our alot higher here, but of course prices vary state to state. (bought 800 gals of off-road today @ $4.95!!!:censored:) This is how i figure rental rates:

See...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 07-30-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,786
Posted By Hanalike
"In Theory", if the backfill material is at its...

"In Theory", if the backfill material is at its optimum moiture content, and is droped from a certain height, it will land at something like 80% maximum density. Nothing will beat proper compaction...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-02-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,245
Posted By Hanalike
Aloha

New to the site, aloha from hawaii!! I hope I can add to the large base of information shared here!!
-Walter Andrade IV
Fourth generation Contrator
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