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Forum: Business 07-15-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By Fishindude
Good deal ! What's the point of working so hard...

Good deal !
What's the point of working so hard if you are not ever going to take some time for yourself to enjoy life?
Forum: Business 07-13-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By Fishindude
No need to ask permission, follow up until you...

No need to ask permission, follow up until you get an answer.
Remember, it is you the contractor that has invested his time and money putting a proposal together. They owe you some discussion.
Forum: Business 07-13-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By Fishindude
As a GC I've taken thousands of subcontractor...

As a GC I've taken thousands of subcontractor quotes over the last several decades and can tell you that only a small percentage of them actually follow up. A month later they drive by the jobsite,...
Forum: Technology 07-12-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Fishindude
Sounds like you are skating on the edge of...

Sounds like you are skating on the edge of illegal paying your men this way. If they are truly independent contractors then they need to set the price for their jobs, not you, and they need to carry...
Forum: Masonry 07-12-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 347
Posted By Fishindude
There are thousands of exterior slabs poured on...

There are thousands of exterior slabs poured on grade without a perimeter footing.

If the grade is steep enough at the edge of the slab that fill material appears to be "leaking"out from under...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-11-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By Fishindude
If you really have a written signed contract then...

If you really have a written signed contract then it will have the details regarding cancellation of a contract. Sounds like you really don't have a contract.

I would have a conversation with...
Forum: Architecture & Design 07-11-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 86
Posted By Fishindude
A sheet of graph paper and a pencil is pretty...

A sheet of graph paper and a pencil is pretty cheap.
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Fishindude
I'd agree with this and add that I always self...

I'd agree with this and add that I always self perform enough work on a project so that I can have one of my own men there on site at all times overseeing subs. Even if he's doing nothing but...
Forum: Concrete & Paving 06-29-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By Fishindude
Good advice here. Rent a Soff cut saw next big...

Good advice here. Rent a Soff cut saw next big pour like that.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-28-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,194
Posted By Fishindude
It's easy to see why college is so expensive. ...

It's easy to see why college is so expensive. When my siblings went to college, you lived in a dormitory with a room mate and the rooms were simple concrete block rooms with enough space for a...
Forum: Masonry 06-20-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By Fishindude
I've always float finished the surface of...

I've always float finished the surface of footings. Probably doesn't make much difference but it looks better and makes me feel better.
Forum: Health & Safety 06-19-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,222
Posted By Fishindude
I'm 59 and going through that prostate stuff...

I'm 59 and going through that prostate stuff right now too. Biopsy revealed a very small amount of slow growing, low risk cancerous tissue, so they want to actively monitor my situation. Doing a...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 06-14-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By Fishindude
Getting the excavation suitable to work in and...

Getting the excavation suitable to work in and solid enough to bear the foundations would not concern me nearly as much as building the structure properly so that you don't have water infiltration...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 957
Posted By Fishindude
70' x 200' Is not all that large of a building...

70' x 200' Is not all that large of a building and could easily be done using conventional steel tapes and batterboards, however most contractors that build this size stuff and larger on a regular...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By Fishindude
8" or thicker is the way to go. The majority of...

8" or thicker is the way to go. The majority of the cost in building concrete walls is in the formwork, not the concrete material, so it shouldn't be a big deal.
Forum: Carpentry 06-08-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By Fishindude
This is pretty good advice. I would strongly...

This is pretty good advice.

I would strongly recommend steering clear of residential or light commercial builders as there are very few of them that will have a good pay and benefit package, plus...
Forum: Commercial Construction 06-08-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,020
Posted By Fishindude
It's not that simple, and that pit in photo looks...

It's not that simple, and that pit in photo looks to be 30' deep max. Get's pretty tricky at 60' deep. Really depends on how much site you have to work with and the soil and water conditions. ...
Forum: Commercial Construction 06-06-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,020
Posted By Fishindude
You can either bench it per OSHA, slope it per...

You can either bench it per OSHA, slope it per OSHA, or use some type of sheet pile or shoring system which requires an engineer to design.

Is it inside a building or outdoors? Working in deep...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 06-05-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 23,947
Posted By Fishindude
I've hired painting subcontractors for hundreds...

I've hired painting subcontractors for hundreds of paint jobs, just need to know who you are dealing with and do your due diligence; liability insurance, workmens comp, safety, housekeeping,...
Forum: Health & Safety 06-01-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Fishindude
It's the new "asbestos" for the ambulance chasing...

It's the new "asbestos" for the ambulance chasing attorneys.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 06-01-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 830
Posted By Fishindude
You should be good to go.

You should be good to go.
Forum: Business 05-17-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By Fishindude
Somebody has to take the leadership role and it...

Somebody has to take the leadership role and it doesn't sound like this architect is the guy to do it.

Personally, as the builder I prefer to take the leadership role, be the one meeting with...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 05-15-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Fishindude
We call this technique "go for NO". When I...

We call this technique "go for NO". When I have a prospect that hasn't been returning calls, I'll leave a polite message or two, then the next follow up I will leave a message to the effect...
Forum: Business 05-11-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By Fishindude
Full size half ton, single cab to keep it cheap.

Full size half ton, single cab to keep it cheap.
Forum: Marketing & Sales 05-02-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,805
Posted By Fishindude
We frequently use a "design agreement" to get...

We frequently use a "design agreement" to get them committed to working with us and so we aren't working for free designing the job, getting through all of the details, and pricing out the project.
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