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Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,387
Posted By abacab
The problem you had with the classes is the same...

The problem you had with the classes is the same I have with books I buy on business. They are always talking about how some multi-million or billion company did this or that, and how they made it...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By abacab
Okay, the building inspector called me back and...

Okay, the building inspector called me back and said I was allowed windows (of any kind, didn't need to be 1 hour rated) if more than 3' from the lot line. No windows or doors within 3' of the lot...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,293
Posted By abacab
All is well, we are able to get a hearing already...

All is well, we are able to get a hearing already early next month. We have plans to make corrections if we do not get the variance. I had to talk the homeowner out of making any major changes just...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,293
Posted By abacab
We have a survey being done today. We have an...

We have a survey being done today. We have an old one in our hands from 2013. Life safety 101? Never heard of that, have to look that up. Everything will be like a new house, we only kept the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,293
Posted By abacab
No we got all the proper permits. They just...

No we got all the proper permits. They just didn't notice.
Forum: Construction 08-28-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,048
Posted By abacab
We are going with the helical piers, about 26,000...

We are going with the helical piers, about 26,000 to do the house and garage. The garage floor is 4" thick.
Forum: Remodeling 12-16-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,862
Posted By abacab
I don't know who to believe. I went in and...

I don't know who to believe. I went in and talked to another code official, and he was adamant that it was allowed under the code. Unfortunately my inspector was not there so that he could be...
Forum: Remodeling 11-11-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,543
Posted By abacab
[QUOTE=jlsconstruction;2123117]Am I the only one...

[QUOTE=jlsconstruction;2123117]Am I the only one that uses new construction windows as replacements when possible. I like marvin integrity, also viwinco when I need some cheep windows.[/QUOTE

I do...
Forum: Remodeling 11-11-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,862
Posted By abacab
I am the homeowner. I spend about 3 hours a week...

I am the homeowner. I spend about 3 hours a week on this house if I'm lucky. I'm just glad I didn't have to spend more time on it. It also looks worse when scanned for some reason. (I didn't even...
Forum: Remodeling 11-10-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,862
Posted By abacab
If I take what XJCarver says as gospel truth, I...

If I take what XJCarver says as gospel truth, I only have to lower the floor of one room, if I want a compliant bedroom down there, all my other walls are around laundry rooms, hallway, and furnace...
Forum: Remodeling 11-05-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,862
Posted By abacab
I don't necessarily think I'm right, other than...

I don't necessarily think I'm right, other than I'm not making this into inhabited space, and my primary defence is based on what other people have told me in the past. I'm just looking for...
Forum: Business 10-19-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,821
Posted By abacab
I once built a house completely by myself (built...

I once built a house completely by myself (built the forms for the concrete, everything) and before starting asked the neighbors on both sides if I could plug in. Never had anyone say "no" in my...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,646
Posted By abacab
To the original poster, you sound like a victim. ...

To the original poster, you sound like a victim. Not that you shouldn't be mad about what happened, but you can either let it define you and it will bring your business down, or you can adapt. A...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-28-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,869
Posted By abacab
The new dewalt radios sound like complete crap. ...

The new dewalt radios sound like complete crap. The old ones were great. I have a two dollar clock radio that sounds about the same as the new ones. Also, why can't you turn the radios on in the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,444
Posted By abacab
I was flipping houses with an investor. He put...

I was flipping houses with an investor. He put up all the money, I put up all the labor. We split the profit 50/50. Works good if you have an investor that knows the market and what sells real...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,600
Posted By abacab
When I'm new on a job site, first thing I do is...

When I'm new on a job site, first thing I do is check the top of the door, then under the mat, and then I look for footprints that vear off the path of all the workmen who have been there. In the...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 09-12-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 26,261
Posted By abacab
Is Glass code in garage door between house and garage?

I had someone mention this today, and I hadn't heard it before. Can I have a steel door with a window in it, between the house and garage? This is your typical steel door you get from home depot. ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,002
Posted By abacab
I used to work with wood basements and one...

I used to work with wood basements and one project we did had a leak from an underground spring (from being next to the lake). The plywood became brittle and had to be torn out and redone (with...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,664
Posted By abacab
Experience is everything. If they don't have at...

Experience is everything. If they don't have at least 3 years hard experience, where the person is on the job everyday in various projects (not-"I've helped my dad on a few projects), they're not...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,033
Posted By abacab
Is there an echo in here? What's the story...

Is there an echo in here? What's the story Michaljohn, or are you just spamming.
Forum: Lead RRP Discussion 08-13-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,695
Posted By abacab
I don't make enough money to follow rrp even if I...

I don't make enough money to follow rrp even if I wanted too. Sooner or later this will blow over, people will realize the epa doesn't have the will or resources to prosecute the little guys, and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,334
Posted By abacab
You have to get to know people, join a volunteer...

You have to get to know people, join a volunteer organisation, chamber of commerce, church, or some other interest group. Jobs arn't that plentiful now, but you might try working as an employee for...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,180
Posted By abacab
Don't even get me started on the Shenanigans I...

Don't even get me started on the Shenanigans I have had to go through at Menards. Unfortunately they have put the local lumberyards out of business and so they are unavoidable to some degree. The...
Forum: Construction 06-07-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,256
Posted By abacab
There is no way that type of handrail meets any...

There is no way that type of handrail meets any kind of code. A handrail is required to withstand a 200 pd person, those types of rails are crap.
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,614
Posted By abacab
We have a local lumberyard that has been around a...

We have a local lumberyard that has been around a hundred years. Went in for hardi-board, they don't carry it. No drain tile. Asked for gutters and they said "no, but we install it" Unfortunately...
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