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Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By fred54
I was forcibly retired due to relocation for my...

I was forcibly retired due to relocation for my wife's job last November. We have a big house that I'm doing top to bottom almost a total gut. Boy do I miss my subs. I didn't realize how much time...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,005
Posted By fred54
over the ear. That way people can see that you...

over the ear. That way people can see that you have them in and don't think you're ignoring them.
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 616
Posted By fred54
I had never seen them before. Always hated doing...

I had never seen them before. Always hated doing doors. Not my best skill. Still I don't get the appeal. The molding is hacked when you get them.

I'm going to seek out what I'm used to.

...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 616
Posted By fred54
split jamb interior doors

Who the F thought this was a good idea? I'm in Nashville six months and starting to change out the interior doors. Haven't found a lumberyard near me yet so my choices are the two big box stores...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 806
Posted By fred54
I was in the forklift business for years and...

I was in the forklift business for years and stayed in it a bit once I went to residential construction. I used to scrap 20 to 30 orderpickers a year basically on a pennies per pound basis and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 529
Posted By fred54
I love the 5000K lights and seek them out for my...

I love the 5000K lights and seek them out for my own house. Something about the higher end of the spectrum that pleases me.

A lot of the newer fixtures are adjustable which is nice.

I used...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,315
Posted By fred54
I have everything Makita. But what drove me was...

I have everything Makita. But what drove me was there was a Makita factory service center 10 miles from my old house.

I would look into what manufacturer has service nearby to help tip the scales.
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By fred54
I still worry about something going wrong on...

I still worry about something going wrong on every single job I've ever done. Never really had any issues but I think it means I'm not cut out for this business. I dread the phone call about the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,581
Posted By fred54
The Joist app is set up to offer financing, and...

The Joist app is set up to offer financing, and it takes you out of the loop. I never did it, but it's an option. It is a great app for the poorly organized such as myself.
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 828
Posted By fred54
how well do you know/trust this GC? Sounds like...

how well do you know/trust this GC? Sounds like he's hoping for a low bid and he can then stick you with it. I don't know why but my alarm bells are going off. CYA. Sometimes there's more money...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 821
Posted By fred54
um, why not just get the right nails? They do...

um, why not just get the right nails? They do exist. I can't imagine even attempting to go through all the trouble of trying to grind them and I bet the glue that holds them together would melt...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By fred54
If I didn't need to supervise, hand hold, or...

If I didn't need to supervise, hand hold, or generally stop in more than once to say hello I almost always just gave the jobs directly to the appropriate sub. They get some additional work and they...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-12-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By fred54
depends where you are. I have an Hitachi sitting...

depends where you are. I have an Hitachi sitting in the box busted, no one local to repair. Paslode is much easier to service and get serviced. I tend to try and buy power tools now that have...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,284
Posted By fred54
1 laser mostly use stick levels even to double...

1 laser mostly use stick levels even to double check the laser. Should up my technology game as I rely on the laser measuring tool a lot.
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 959
Posted By fred54
vessel sinks and barn doors. Can't wait for...

vessel sinks and barn doors. Can't wait for these trends to die
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 932
Posted By fred54
I have a LEER, ten years old and the back window...

I have a LEER, ten years old and the back window leaks so my knees get wet when I climb in after a heavy rain.

Unlike a van, you can put long stuff, smelly stuff, dangerous stuff back there and it...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,414
Posted By fred54
totally unrelated and as usual no help but if...

totally unrelated and as usual no help but if you're kitchen is so tight what do you do about range hood make up air?

Also I hate French doors. they look nice but are almost always a pain.
...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 525
Posted By fred54
this is what I used to use. Sturdy, dividable,...

this is what I used to use. Sturdy, dividable, stackable, and with lids. They come in different heights and I used them for everything. Had them stacked 3 on top of each other along a shelf in my...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 525
Posted By fred54
my job got easier when I gave up the need to try...

my job got easier when I gave up the need to try and have absolutely every need covered all the time. It was great to go to my truck and pull out a 3 way paddle switch with a dimmer and hand it to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By fred54
I buy a lot of tools from the home depot rental...

I buy a lot of tools from the home depot rental yard. The first day of the month they turn over the tools. Took me six months of checking but I got a nice 10' brake for $550. Used it to build my...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,271
Posted By fred54
You're also taking on the responsibility of...

You're also taking on the responsibility of making other peoples lives your own. On a major remodel or build, they're happiness sometimes relies upon the job you are able to do. That's a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,084
Posted By fred54
It feels good to do nice things for nice people. ...

It feels good to do nice things for nice people.

It is inspiring to hear about nice people doing things for other nice people.

Thanks for sharing.

I had the opposite problem with an...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 926
Posted By fred54
Just have her pull a homeowners permit. When I...

Just have her pull a homeowners permit. When I built or worked on my own house I always pulled a homeowner permit. Saves time and effort of having to have all my guys stamp them. Perfectly OK and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By fred54
that's why I posted. Others can learn from my...

that's why I posted. Others can learn from my mistake.
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By fred54
That's the price for the completed works...

That's the price for the completed works insurance. Crazy. I was an LLC and I don't think I've ever done any work that could be sue worthy but the whole thing threw me for a loop.
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