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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-10-2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By thehockeydman
No doubt one of the best ever. Number 3 on my...

No doubt one of the best ever. Number 3 on my list, behind Orr and Gretzky.

Definition of a complete hockey player. Skill, toughness, smarts, he had it all. Was one of the dirtiest players in the...
Forum: Help Wanted or Looking For Work 06-05-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By thehockeydman
If "Presentation Appointments Set 4 U" is the...

If "Presentation Appointments Set 4 U" is the headline you use for marketing yourself, I struggle to believe that you would market my business professionally. In no other industry would it be...
Forum: Construction 01-18-2016, 12:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,682
Posted By thehockeydman
A second business I own is entirely dedicated to...

A second business I own is entirely dedicated to urban agriculture. We've received dozens of RFPs for rooftop gardens on commercial buildings. I was shocked to find out how many potential liabilities...
Forum: Framing 12-23-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,576
Posted By thehockeydman
I know better than to get into a framing debate...

I know better than to get into a framing debate with this guy, but there are zero framers who do it that way over here.

When the nails are properly staggered, I don't see much risk in blowing up...
Forum: Framing 12-23-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,576
Posted By thehockeydman
I'd be willing to bet (granted, a small amount)...

I'd be willing to bet (granted, a small amount) that's regarding the top plate (the double top plate). Still best to break it over a stud regardless, and I don't think there's much of an argument for...
Forum: Framing 12-23-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,576
Posted By thehockeydman
Realistically it's not if the framing is stacked,...

Realistically it's not if the framing is stacked, but it's still isn't something I'd personally like to see.

Around here, most houses are framed 16" OC and trussed 24" OC. So that kind of framing...
Forum: Framing 12-23-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,576
Posted By thehockeydman
If I were a builder I would want to see it over a...

If I were a builder I would want to see it over a stud as well. I've never done it any other way.

I have no idea if it's against code or not, since we always break over a stud, but to me seeing...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-23-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By thehockeydman
No offence, but you have some work to do here... ...

No offence, but you have some work to do here...

That is not a unique selling point at all. Pretty much everyone in the world claims the exact same thing.
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 12-22-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,633
Posted By thehockeydman
Really appreciate that, Griz. I'll pick one...

Really appreciate that, Griz.

I'll pick one up from Amazon (.com, not.ca). Prices are a lot lower there. There's a few other items I want to order from them, so it'll work out alright even with...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 12-21-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,633
Posted By thehockeydman
Thanks guys, Yea I wasn't aware it was a...

Thanks guys,

Yea I wasn't aware it was a "Trend" product now. Should be able to track down some place that affordably ships to Canada now that I know the actual name of the product.

EDIT:...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,216
Posted By thehockeydman
:whistling

:whistling
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 12-21-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,633
Posted By thehockeydman
Justin, where were you able to find the Door Jack?

Justin, where were you able to find the Door Jack?
Forum: Business 12-21-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,270
Posted By thehockeydman
For contracting, are you looking for a skilled...

For contracting, are you looking for a skilled guy or a labourer?

It's not going to be a good fit for either of you if you try to have a skilled guy packing boxes. It could work with a labourer,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,216
Posted By thehockeydman
Helping a friend/family member work on their...

Helping a friend/family member work on their house, watching them grab the caulking gun and say, "I'm great with this thing," then seeing a bead thicker than a hot dog and as smooth as a distressed...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 12-21-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,633
Posted By thehockeydman
I pop the pins. It takes all of two seconds and...

I pop the pins. It takes all of two seconds and the ease of maneuvering the door saves me a lot more than two seconds.

Even so, I've been wanting to track one of these things down for a while but...
Forum: Carpentry 12-21-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,020
Posted By thehockeydman
If I understand your situation correctly, one...

If I understand your situation correctly, one option is to fasten from the top before capping the post.

To do this, you would drill a pilot hole in the bottom of the post. Then you'd need to...
Forum: Drywall 12-19-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,142
Posted By thehockeydman
I'm not sure I've ever seen a more relentless...

I'm not sure I've ever seen a more relentless critic of the drywall trade than Blacktop :laughing:
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,223
Posted By thehockeydman
Where's that, SUM? Sure doesn't look like...

Where's that, SUM?

Sure doesn't look like any part of Toronto I've been to :whistling
Forum: Marketing & Sales 12-19-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,978
Posted By thehockeydman
Having a professional image is completely...

Having a professional image is completely different than trying to seem bigger than you are. Having a lettered truck is a professional image. If you're customers perceive it to mean you have a fleet,...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 12-19-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,978
Posted By thehockeydman
I agree with you that a lot of contractors need...

I agree with you that a lot of contractors need serious work on their communication, whether it be phone, website, email, or even in person. I respect that you're trying to help people come across as...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 12-18-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,978
Posted By thehockeydman
On another note, it's also my personal opinion...

On another note, it's also my personal opinion that you wind up looking like a complete tool if you try to portray yourself as being a bigger company, but then the customer finds out you're actually...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 12-18-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,978
Posted By thehockeydman
It amazes me how some of the "business gurus" on...

It amazes me how some of the "business gurus" on this site seem fairly out of touch with a lot of fairly well-known trends and principles.

It's been proven for quite some time through hundreds of...
Forum: Framing 12-18-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,890
Posted By thehockeydman
That's not something I recommend doing in front...

That's not something I recommend doing in front of the boss.... Better off picking the thing up than hacking away at it with your claw.

If you're 80 years old and still framing like he was, then...
Forum: Framing 12-18-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,890
Posted By thehockeydman
Best of luck to you. If you're attitude is good...

Best of luck to you. If you're attitude is good and the guy is reasonable, I don't see you having a problem. Good help is hard to find.

You may find it helpful to watch a few Larry Haun videos on...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,534
Posted By thehockeydman
I think he mentioned earlier that he's been...

I think he mentioned earlier that he's been stupid plenty of times.

To his credit he is consistent. Just has different choice of words.
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