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Forum: Framing 11-10-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,139
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: Construction 11-04-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,276
Posted By Builder Butch
Aaa yea those got some load on um.

Aaa yea those got some load on um.
Forum: Business 10-18-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,916
Posted By Builder Butch
If its one of my spec plans I note to built...

If its one of my spec plans I note to built exactly like that address and then list any changes or upgrades in the contract. If its a custom build I usually build it on paper and submit the budgets...
Forum: Vehicles 09-14-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,268
Posted By Builder Butch
Funny how things work I have a 2007 F150 pulling...

Funny how things work I have a 2007 F150 pulling 5000lbs everyday got 140K on it and never had it in the shop. Best truck I every had. I did have to replace the rear springs due to towing but it was...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By Builder Butch
I live in Memphis and would be happy to help out,...

I live in Memphis and would be happy to help out, Call me 901 870 5501 Butch
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 04-23-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,033
Posted By Builder Butch
great question that I've wondered for years. All...

great question that I've wondered for years. All steel and fiberglass doors are 79" while wood doors are 80". My guess is that it has to do with the threshold. Steel doors can't be easily cut so they...
Forum: Business 03-12-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,882
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: Remodeling 03-11-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 43,772
Posted By Builder Butch
I figure for 3 weeks and hope for 2. Its just to...

I figure for 3 weeks and hope for 2. Its just to small to work more than 2 men. then there is always a surprise or 2. I charge more for a larger bath but honestly it does not take much longer to do...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,440
Posted By Builder Butch
Beale street is where all the old Blues singers...

Beale street is where all the old Blues singers used to sing and still do. Its right off the Banks of the Mississippr River and was a strip where the Merchants traded good when the boats came in....
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,440
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: 1,440
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: General Discussion 02-25-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,899
Posted By Builder Butch
I'm from Memphis also and Cookeville might was...

I'm from Memphis also and Cookeville might was well be a million miles awaybecause its a different world there. Soil and terrain way different so sorry I'm no help.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-23-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,384
Posted By Builder Butch
I recently bought some Timberland pros after...

I recently bought some Timberland pros after everyone on this site seemed to like them. The are great and I cant tell thet have steel toes. I'm rough on shoes but these are 5 months old and look...
Forum: Masonry 02-23-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,260
Posted By Builder Butch
That is exactly how I do them now. Never had a...

That is exactly how I do them now. Never had a problem, however it is a difficult mess and expensive to retro that on an existing house and was the reason I reccommend my method. Thanks fjn that...
Forum: Masonry 02-22-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,260
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 02-22-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,260
Posted By Builder Butch
You cant really slide the pan in. You will need...

You cant really slide the pan in. You will need to remove the window to install it or sometimes I just take the sill out. The pans I use are built out of simple flashing metal and i bend the ends up...
Forum: Masonry 02-21-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,260
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: 3,894
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: Vehicles 08-28-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,922
Posted By Builder Butch
Good question and I wish I'd asked before I...

Good question and I wish I'd asked before I bought mine. I remodel also so I have to carry a home depot with me. I started with a 6x10 kept it a year then moved to a 6x12 v nose and thought I had all...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-26-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,337
Posted By Builder Butch
That's funny! I date my batteries also. There is...

That's funny! I date my batteries also. There is a guy online
www.voltmanbatteries.com I've never used him but have thought about it a lot. I've been catching tools on sale with 2 new batteries and...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 08-21-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,106
Posted By Builder Butch
we been doing it in every house I built for 25...

we been doing it in every house I built for 25 years. we call it covering swiss coffee or CSC for short. use it on anything white, trim and ceilings.
always looks white but covers much better.
Forum: Flooring 06-05-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 20,128
Posted By Builder Butch
i agree 100%. anything else would be a bandaid....

i agree 100%. anything else would be a bandaid. Ive used floor leveler but only when I'm sure the structure will suppport it.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-27-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,861
Posted By Builder Butch
After fighting this for years I finally bought a...

After fighting this for years I finally bought a heavy 2 wheeler with big tires. I built boxes on it that stack up. Its 18" wide 16" deep and 50" tall so it holds a lot of tools. I roll it onto the...
Forum: Business 04-22-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,910
Posted By Builder Butch
has picked up some here in Memphis, but this...

has picked up some here in Memphis, but this winter was tough. Its getting better but I still say the graph will look like a gradual rise with periodic dips. But hey 2 steps forward and 2 back is...
Forum: Site Feedback and Suggestions 04-18-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By Builder Butch
I have the same problem and it is really annoying!

I have the same problem and it is really annoying!
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