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Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2019, 08:31 AM
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Views: 14,049
Posted By KAP
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Forum: Excavation & Site Work 06-01-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 641
Posted By Big Johnson
1) Make the house bigger so your new footings...

1) Make the house bigger so your new footings fall outside the demo’d area.
2) build taller walls so your new footing set deeper than the old.
3) Pour extra wide footings.
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 850
Posted By Stunt Carpenter
I always tell me customers drywall costs the same...

I always tell me customers drywall costs the same as the cheapest drop ceiling. If you want on of the fancy ones they are all going to cost more then drywall.

Did this one this winter. I think it...
Forum: Construction 04-28-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,566
Posted By fjn
Now that is a great recipe for disaster ! What...

Now that is a great recipe for disaster ! What are our buildings if not just one big water management project ?
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 675
Posted By hdavis
My ex. Solution is pretty much self explanatory.

My ex. Solution is pretty much self explanatory.
Forum: Construction 03-17-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,566
Posted By Rio
They're listed in the IRC (International...

They're listed in the IRC (International Residential Code), quite a bit of general information on them in there, was just glancing at it and saw there's also a category for wood floors on grade! ...
Forum: Construction 03-17-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,566
Posted By Golden view
I've built a couple. As said above, it's all...

I've built a couple.

As said above, it's all in the details.

PT wood.

Waterproof the wood for redundancy.

Keep the waterproofing dry for redundancy.
Forum: Construction 03-17-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,566
Posted By NGCExcavation
They're relatively common in a community near...

They're relatively common in a community near here. I've worked on a couple.

The ones i've had to work on were wrapped in vapor barrier instead of a real waterproofing membrane. Hence why I was...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-17-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7,530
Views: 321,798
Posted By SmallTownGuy
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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-16-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7,530
Views: 321,798
Posted By Dirtywhiteboy
Man I'm glad that pic didn't post!!!:thumbup:

Man I'm glad that pic didn't post!!!:thumbup:
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-16-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7,530
Views: 321,798
Posted By NYgutterguy
Some woman should never wear a thong bikini. ...

Some woman should never wear a thong bikini. [emoji2961]


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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-15-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7,530
Views: 321,798
Posted By SmallTownGuy
“My ambition is handicapped by laziness” ―...

“My ambition is handicapped by laziness” ― Charles Bukowski, Factotum

“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11,431
Views: 1,073,300
Posted By overanalyze
1 of 2 custom vanities we made for a master bath....

1 of 2 custom vanities we made for a master bath. Had my cab shop make the boxes for me and then I cut and fit the fronts and panels. These have Salice push-to-open glides with soft close. Royal pain...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11,431
Views: 1,073,300
Posted By DaVinciRemodel
With the size of that run, he’d have to wait till...

With the size of that run, he’d have to wait till sometime in May before he could wet sand it.
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11,431
Views: 1,073,300
Posted By Big Johnson
220 wet, then 320 wet on that run and you...

220 wet, then 320 wet on that run and you probably could have gotten away without repainting it. Maybe a final 400 polish. Depending on the paint sheen.

I can wet sand a satin run with 220 and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11,431
Views: 1,073,300
Posted By asevereid
Got rid of my problem with the runs.... Fixed...

Got rid of my problem with the runs....
Fixed the door I screwed up too... [emoji28]

I cut the paint down as flush as I could with a razor blade, then scuffed the area, wiped a thin coat of...
Forum: Business 03-06-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,674
Posted By Fishindude
Our business dropped by 2/3 when the 2008-9...

Our business dropped by 2/3 when the 2008-9 recession hit. Went from more than we could handle, booming business to very limited work available to do.

Luckily, we carried no debt and had...
Forum: Business 03-06-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,674
Posted By Big Johnson
“Have a wife who makes a lot of money.”

“Have a wife who makes a lot of money.”
Forum: Business 03-05-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,674
Posted By Jay hole
Surviving the Next Recession

They say our economy is in the ninth inning......but the thing to remember is a baseball game can go 20 innings!!!


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Forum: Business 03-05-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,674
Posted By hdavis
Construction down turns are always local. Some...

Construction down turns are always local. Some will keep growing, others will flat line.

Know your market. It can be a great time to expand, but you'll need really good selling, cash, and credit.
Forum: Business 03-05-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,674
Posted By Calidecks
If I can make it though the last recession...

If I can make it though the last recession without as much as a hiccup, I can't imagine anything taking me out. In fact, if that was looking like it would happen, I'd just retire and as my wife says,...
Forum: Business 03-05-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,674
Posted By EthanB
For me it's all about having as little fixed...

For me it's all about having as little fixed overhead as possible and making sure that you're actively marketing to your past customers and their friends.

General marketing can work really well...
Forum: Business 03-05-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,674
Posted By Golden view
I survived the last one by being in a place...

I survived the last one by being in a place mostly unaffected by it. Oddly enough, that place is now in a recession.

Prepping for the next one:

Not living like I'm making the money that I...
Forum: Business 03-05-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,674
Posted By Irishslave
Yep. No debt or little debt is nice. When debt...

Yep. No debt or little debt is nice. When debt service is 50% of your income and then your income is cut in half you're broke.

Try to see the truck before it hits you. Sell off what you don't...
Forum: Business 03-05-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,674
Posted By MarkJames
I'm going to post this Spec House vid here...

I'm going to post this Spec House vid here (Essential Craftsman).

He made a couple comments about getting ready for rough times ahead. You might enjoy the final drawings, too.

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