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Forum: Business 06-24-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 300
Posted By builditguy
I return all calls. Even if I don't want the...

I return all calls. Even if I don't want the job. Even jobs that aren't even related to my line of work. I will direct them to someone else.
Forum: Roofing 05-08-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By builditguy
Doesn't Exactimate do that? I don't have it, but...

Doesn't Exactimate do that? I don't have it, but I've seen adjusters measure the outside dimensions of the house, the over hang, and guess the pitch. Then they send back a claim with the roof...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-03-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By builditguy
I've had a few travel trailers. Right now, I...

I've had a few travel trailers. Right now, I have a 30' crossroads. It is close to where I want to be with one. I have a queen size bed, dinette, couch, and 2 recliners. Standard kitchen area. ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By builditguy
I believe you are right about the flame spread. ...

I believe you are right about the flame spread. I don't know about the ignition source. The spray foam company I use won't do, only foam.

Could be their own company policy, to charge a little...
Forum: Business 04-30-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 974
Posted By builditguy
The grass is always greener on the other side. ...

The grass is always greener on the other side.

Being someone that hires subs and plan on doing more of it, as I get older, let me give you another view.

When you are a sub, and have a good...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By builditguy
What we do for the most part. We put down...

What we do for the most part.

We put down visqueen, then pour concrete in all crawlspaces. We only pour it about 3" thick and it only gets a bull float finish.
Then spray foam the walls. ...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-26-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,171
Posted By builditguy
The DeWalt is heavy also. The best thing is...

The DeWalt is heavy also. The best thing is pulling it out of the truck, nailing within seconds. The battery lasts a long time. Done, throw it back in the truck.

No dragging out a compressor...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-25-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,171
Posted By builditguy
I have 2 DeWalt 30degree framers. Iíve had...

I have 2 DeWalt 30degree framers.
Iíve had Paslode. I liked the paslode. There were a few issues. Guys would leave the propane cartridge in the gun and it would be empty when we got the gun out...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 04-24-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 863
Posted By builditguy
Have some experience with probiotics. I...

Have some experience with probiotics. I contracted C-Diff after a surgery. Had it for almost a year. Was not good.
Dr. prescribed probiotics. Finally had to go to a specialist. He did nothing,...
Forum: Business 04-21-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,583
Posted By builditguy
You can link Joist with your Quickbooks. I think...

You can link Joist with your Quickbooks. I think it's about $8 per month.

I like being able to look at estimates and invoices on my phone. I just don't know if it's worth $10 a month, to me. I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,904
Posted By builditguy
Have you been up front with them? Have you told...

Have you been up front with them? Have you told them you stole their money and spent it on other things?

If not, I think you need to come clean. Offer up a payment plan. It will go to mediation...
Forum: Business 04-16-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,077
Posted By builditguy
Reviving this old thread, as I recently got an...

Reviving this old thread, as I recently got an education.

I always require subs to have General Liability insurance and WC insurance. Have to. Otherwise I would have to pay that, when I get my...
Forum: Business 04-13-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,759
Posted By builditguy
A few things popped into my mind, when I read...

A few things popped into my mind, when I read your post.

It's spring. The phone rings like crazy, when the sun comes out and we start to get the first few warm days. This will pass. Then you...
Forum: Remodeling 03-29-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By builditguy
I haven't used them. I have tried to bid them on...

I haven't used them. I have tried to bid them on a few projects, as an alternative to screens only. I like the idea of them. All of those projects ended up getting vinyl replacement windows,...
Forum: Electrical 03-29-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By builditguy
If I had to start over, I would be an...

If I had to start over, I would be an electrician. I like the work. I think it's a little less taxing on the body.
Forum: Business 03-29-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By builditguy
For a few years, I've been charging for quotes. ...

For a few years, I've been charging for quotes. This year, I've started charging for Estimates also. No one has even questioned the cost. They know it's coming, before we meet in person. I figure...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-25-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By builditguy
The blue law never really bothered me. I...

The blue law never really bothered me. I wouldn't mind if it came back. Just a little slower pace.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 03-20-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 802
Posted By builditguy
Found it. ...

Found it.

https://www.jlconline.com/how-to/interiors/installing-drywall-around-windows-and-doors_o
Forum: Tools & Equipment 03-20-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 802
Posted By builditguy
I think, if you search the JLC online handbook,...

I think, if you search the JLC online handbook, they recommend having a butt joint over the window. I was surprised also. Not what I was taught. Of course I was taught alot of things that we would...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 03-20-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,542
Posted By builditguy
We had a 1 ton dump truck. Sold it last year and...

We had a 1 ton dump truck. Sold it last year and bought a dump trailer. I like the idea of a trailer better, but the truck was alot handier.

With the truck, it would dump alot easier and...
Forum: Technology 03-17-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 674
Posted By builditguy
I have also been in the market for a new printer....

I have also been in the market for a new printer. My laser printer has started giving me a drum warning. Since the cost of a drum is as much as a new printer, I'll just get a new printer.
...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-15-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,501
Posted By builditguy
I was a while after that. My instructor, said the...

I was a while after that. My instructor, said the same thing.


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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-15-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,501
Posted By builditguy
A long time ago, there were some military...

A long time ago, there were some military crashes. They determined the pilot caused the crash, by not turning off the auto-pilot.

Something happened, the pilot freaked out, and pulled back on the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By builditguy
Is a backyard a big draw, there? Just wondering,...

Is a backyard a big draw, there? Just wondering, since you added that in your proposal.
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 877
Posted By builditguy
It was working in the dirtiest basement. As...

It was working in the dirtiest basement.

As of yesterday, it was trying to lite a fire under the plumber. 4 hours of rough in, which he completed in 8 hours.
The reality, he is an apprentice,...
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