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Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,714
Posted By CharlesD
When I was contracting, the answer was no. Anyone...

When I was contracting, the answer was no. Anyone working on the job had to be an hourly employee. But, if your sub makes more than prevailing wages you can pay him for his 40 hours with all the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,506
Posted By CharlesD
I have to question a contractor who wouldn't...

I have to question a contractor who wouldn't cover up a tear off with rain in the forcast.
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,797
Posted By CharlesD
Have you ever tried going down 231 to miss...

Have you ever tried going down 231 to miss Nashville traffic?
Off subject but Henry Hardin Cherry, the founder of Western Ky University who's bronze statue is up on the hill in the middle of campus...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 11-08-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,612
Posted By CharlesD
If you're too busy to make sales calls, you're...

If you're too busy to make sales calls, you're too busy to run your business.
Customers like efficiency and expediency. When you get a call let the potential customer know your intentions to be...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 35,746
Posted By CharlesD
Why don't you all just all go together as...

Why don't you all just all go together as contractors in Florida and designate someone, like the government, to set your prices and police your work. That way you all would be licensed, all be...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,568
Posted By CharlesD
I'm putting in a new window above the sink in the...

I'm putting in a new window above the sink in the kitchen.
First thing In the morning I heard the elderly lady say Good morning, so I said Good morning to you too.
I need to point out here that the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,568
Posted By CharlesD
I worked on a house for an elderly couple who...

I worked on a house for an elderly couple who had immigrated to South Arkansas from Italy.
First day on the job the man asks me in his broken English if I ever had Italian food. I said Yes. Then...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,162
Posted By CharlesD
I am thinking about writing a paper on online...

I am thinking about writing a paper on online forum psychology.

Over the past 15 plus years I've been moderately active members of several related to various subjects.

It's difficult not to...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 10-15-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,013
Posted By CharlesD
I wrapped PT lumber for years and never had any...

I wrapped PT lumber for years and never had any problems except for posts twisting and making it look like crap so I quit wrapping anything that wasn't nailed down.

Knowing what I know now, I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,490
Posted By CharlesD
I installed about 80 solid oak doors once in...

I installed about 80 solid oak doors once in metal frames. 38by92. Special order. I had to mortise the hinges and drill the closers. It took two men to hold them while another one dropped the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,490
Posted By CharlesD
Medal units for steel framing comes with a place...

Medal units for steel framing comes with a place (Clips) on the inside of the frame for medal door hangers or ties as we call them in Central Illinois.
Leave the studs loose next to the door. Set...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,735
Posted By CharlesD
Run your runners the other way and put your T's...

Run your runners the other way and put your T's under the duct. It aint rocket science.
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 10-08-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,683
Posted By CharlesD
You can see the things that restrict most of this...

You can see the things that restrict most of this siding but I've seen more Blue oil can than any other color. Especially Alside.
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,821
Posted By CharlesD
I worked on four different government rehabs in...

I worked on four different government rehabs in the projects in the mid to late 80's. We had to deal with all the propositions, ( I even had men try to sell me sex with their wives) stealing, and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,672
Posted By CharlesD
If it's a large amount of money involved I...

If it's a large amount of money involved I wouldn't do this but if it's small, say under 1000.00 and it's something they need, I would ask her how much she spends for groceries every month. Then ask...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,583
Posted By CharlesD
Heard a new one today

Lady at our local free exchange site, where people give things away, had old wooden windows to give away.
Since I have a tendency to be nosey, especially if I suspect something going on, I dropped...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,452
Posted By CharlesD
When I started contracting I would drop my prices...

When I started contracting I would drop my prices 10% usually after I gave the bid, just because I felt I had to do it to get the job.
Later I did an add on for another home builder and he told me...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,565
Posted By CharlesD
I've hired several HS kids to help me with...

I've hired several HS kids to help me with projects over the past 4-5 years and followed them after graduation.
It seems the ones who don't go on to college join the armed forces. The kids who are...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,153
Posted By CharlesD
I had a guy I didn't know and had never heard of...

I had a guy I didn't know and had never heard of call me once and ask to use my siding tools.
I just figured he was a homeowner until he told me he was thinking about getting into the construction...
Forum: Business 07-04-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,017
Posted By CharlesD
Zzz

I never liked building things Cost Plus even after naming my first company Cost Plus Builders.
But, I have used Cost Plus to my advantage a few times.
I charged an X amount of money per hour for...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,590
Posted By CharlesD
Red Green quiped he had figured out he could...

Red Green quiped he had figured out he could retire at 65 but the only way he'd make it work, he would have to die at 66.
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,684
Posted By CharlesD
One of my best friend's son just left for his...

One of my best friend's son just left for his third tour of duty over there. Another friends son spent a year in Iraq. I pray for their safety and the safe keeping of everyone else.
Plus, I pray...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,579
Posted By CharlesD
I think I might be older than you Willie. I will...

I think I might be older than you Willie. I will be 66 in exactly two months.
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,246
Posted By CharlesD
The worst thing I ever said to an inspector was:...

The worst thing I ever said to an inspector was: "I'll be glad to make you a couple pieces of facia for your house if you pay me for it" on the day he was doing the final inspection of siding on a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 39,338
Posted By CharlesD
I never met a cop who didn't think everyone was a...

I never met a cop who didn't think everyone was a liar. That sort of attitude sort of goes with the job.
And I understand what developes that attitude in them. It might be in me too if I had to...
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