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Forum: Business 01-06-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By cwatbay
I am praying that he does go away easily. I got...

I am praying that he does go away easily. I got bigger fish to fry other than this guy.
Forum: Business 01-06-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By cwatbay
Thanks Kap. Our Alarm Contract is a combination...

Thanks Kap. Our Alarm Contract is a combination of other alarm company contracts that I have put together, including ADT's. It's pretty draconian.

But you do come across self important idiots...
Forum: Business 01-06-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By cwatbay
Thanks for the replies. The issue with fire...

Thanks for the replies.

The issue with fire alarm monitoring is that it is a life safety issue. You can't just cut them off with out sufficient warning ....i.e. like 30 days notice. Even then,...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-11-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By cwatbay
As an FYI, when I first started, I ended spending...

As an FYI, when I first started, I ended spending around 20K on tools. I pretty much needed everything. That did not include vehicles.

right now, I probably spend around $1500 to $2000 per year...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 113
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Posted By cwatbay
Where I live, I have an HD about 8 blocks away,...

Where I live, I have an HD about 8 blocks away, no Lowes within 20 miles.

The HD close to me is as crappy as it get. 1/2 of Mexico is in the parking lot refusing to work for less than $25.00 per...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 10-11-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 2,539
Posted By cwatbay
My 2 Cents: Many years ago, I was a member...

My 2 Cents:

Many years ago, I was a member of the Sierra Club (45 years ago). I quit when all the lawyers and activists took over the club.

A couple of things that seem to be facts:
...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 10-04-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 147,938
Posted By cwatbay
Yes of course, it's to hold that strap so it...

Yes of course, it's to hold that strap so it doesn't fall off the ladder. Plus that disk has special teeth, to get a good grip on the strap.
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,149
Posted By cwatbay
Gee, that sounds about right :rolleyes: Our...

Gee, that sounds about right :rolleyes:

Our fire alarm is 30 years old. Found that someone had run some Romex to the alarm outlet from an illegal tap at the Main Breaker cabinet. Fire Marshall...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,149
Posted By cwatbay
Thumbs down Never underestimate the sheer stupidity and...

Never underestimate the sheer stupidity and corruptness of an HOA.

Take ours for example:

--Uses unlicensed, uninsured hacks for repair and construction work

--Never pulls permits and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,341
Posted By cwatbay
This thread only gets better with time :thumbsup:

This thread only gets better with time :thumbsup:
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,198
Posted By cwatbay
In line with this thread, I sent this email to a...

In line with this thread, I sent this email to a guy that kept pestering me for the "best price":

Thank you for doing the research on the lift for replacing the lights at the ........ Center.
...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,865
Posted By cwatbay
I general I would say: 1. Don't be a Hall...

I general I would say:
1. Don't be a Hall Monitor
2. Let the school of hard knocks do it's job

I started my first business when I was 14.
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By cwatbay
Hmmmmmm....when it comes to residential, the...

Hmmmmmm....when it comes to residential, the moment I smell crazy, I am outta there. There are usually clues before you commit to the job that says: "something just doesn't add up".
Forum: Business 08-02-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,645
Posted By cwatbay
We do service work on a national chain of fast...

We do service work on a national chain of fast food places. We used to get the full install job during construction, but the contractor we do the subbing for decided that our pricing was too high....
Forum: Technology 07-31-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 29,155
Posted By cwatbay
I especially like the stupid part. :thumbsup:

I especially like the stupid part. :thumbsup:
Forum: Marketing & Sales 07-28-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,891
Posted By cwatbay
I moved. That was it. The area where I started my...

I moved. That was it. The area where I started my business had a lot of work, but it was all cheap work for hacks, craigs listers and construction workers posing as contractors.

Although there...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-21-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 7,737
Posted By cwatbay
In California, since the 70's, the established...

In California, since the 70's, the established environmental groups (such as the Sierra Club...where I was a member until it got taken over by lawyers and other legal activists), the fringe groups...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-20-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,971
Posted By cwatbay
BTW: I was wearing our electrical contractor...

BTW: I was wearing our electrical contractor shirt and hat at the time. At least this way he can pick me out of a line up, or, flame my company on facebook. See how considerate I am....I'm an...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-20-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,971
Posted By cwatbay
It's where the cows, the juice boxes and the soft...

It's where the cows, the juice boxes and the soft blankies are.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-20-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 7,737
Posted By cwatbay
California, Southern California and particularly...

California, Southern California and particularly San Diego are opposed to nuclear power. No nukes period.

However, on almost any day, there are around 6 to 10 nuclear reactors sitting in San...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-20-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,971
Posted By cwatbay
For those that need help.....no where in my...

For those that need help.....no where in my conversation with Mr. Sunrun did I ever call him a dumbass. Some of you are highly offended and say that I did. But I didn't. The fact that he was young,...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-20-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,971
Posted By cwatbay
So, after reading some of the comments,...

So, after reading some of the comments, especially those showing me the error of my ways and being a mean, nasty person. I have decided to make amends.

I am going to go back to the store and...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-20-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,971
Posted By cwatbay
Apparently, there is a certain age that takes...

Apparently, there is a certain age that takes everything personally. If you are in a large hardware store, approaching random strangers, trying to sell your products and service, while that random...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-20-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,971
Posted By cwatbay
No sense of humor.......

The other day while my wife goes into the grocery store, next door, I wander into Home Depot to get some bug spray and a couple of other things.

While walking the length of the store to get to...
Forum: Business 06-12-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,078
Posted By cwatbay
In Palo Alto CA they have the same system, with...

In Palo Alto CA they have the same system, with zones, no individual spaces. So you have to move to another "zone".

For San Francisco, we charge $150.00 per day to park. You can get a...
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