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Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,156
Posted By Easy Gibson
Shout out to eyelids and involuntary reflexes

This morning I was cutting a piece of metal stair nosing and somehow the piece I was snipping shot straight back at my face instead of to the floor. Still not sure of how the mechanics of that work,...
Forum: Masonry 11-06-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,963
Posted By Inner10
I'd be honest with him, let him know he got some...

I'd be honest with him, let him know he got some free repair work done and drop off your business card.
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 09-19-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,199
Posted By ferd144
so happy we used the Sikkens...as it came out...

so happy we used the Sikkens...as it came out great :)

almost 4 months later,(in intense southern summer sun) and the clear cedar rail looks like the day we applied the product

in fact we built...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 09-08-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,506
Posted By koa
Maybe use 1/4" steel plates to shim. Paint them...

Maybe use 1/4" steel plates to shim. Paint them or use stainless if rust is a concern. Any machine shop or welding shop could chop some up. Or a trailer supply place might have some sort of...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 08-18-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,812
Posted By Dan_Watson
Steel hands down, never going back to wood. ...

Steel hands down, never going back to wood.

I will get real numbers now that the framing is done but upfront the steel was cheaper and based on a rough guess of the time it took, I would say it...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 08-17-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,812
Posted By Dan_Watson
Diablo Steel Blade on a worm drive.

Diablo Steel Blade on a worm drive.
Forum: Marketing & Sales 08-11-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,099
Posted By CarpenterSFO
I refer other contractors all the time, but never...

I refer other contractors all the time, but never for a fee or a kickback. This is my thinking:
I'm in the contracting business, not the lead generation business.
There's no goodwill generated...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-25-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,829
Posted By rselectric1
Yep, that's an important part of having a will. ...

Yep, that's an important part of having a will. When I was married and if we did NOT have will, I can't even imagine the scramblings of some of my relatives on both sides.

My hope in starting...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,790
Posted By Leo G
When I get the real flu I have a hard time...

When I get the real flu I have a hard time getting out of bed to go puke. Only had the flu twice in my life and hope to never get it again.
Forum: Marketing & Sales 05-26-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,098
Posted By B.D.R.
This is what is pi**ing me off about this...

This is what is pi**ing me off about this buisiness.
Home owners that think we are no more than slightly skilled idiots.
F**k off.
I have over 35 yrs experience and in excess of $ 100,000 dollars...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 05-24-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,098
Posted By EthanB
When this happens I just keep it simple. Assure...

When this happens I just keep it simple. Assure them that you have selected this manufacturer because they provide very good quality at a competitive price and you will provide them with a sample...
Forum: Business 05-18-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,946
Posted By totes
I would meet him halfway since he is a good sub,...

I would meet him halfway since he is a good sub, and the numbers are fairly small.

If he is a Great DW sub, I'd pay him in full. A great DW contractor who likes you is a wonderful thing.

Nice...
Forum: Business 05-15-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,946
Posted By blacktop
I firmly believe.. If It don't start off...

I firmly believe.. If It don't start off good..:whistling
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,267
Posted By philner
I use the bags on the jobsite to hold things like...

I use the bags on the jobsite to hold things like cellulose insulation for reuse. You can cut some luan plywood to help hold the sides up. I also use them outside and then use my mini-excavator to...
Forum: Tiling 04-17-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,032
Posted By greg24k
Why bother with this being stupid or not. ...

Why bother with this being stupid or not.
Today they make pre-made leak proof niches ready for tile installation and they make them almost any size and shapes.
There is no need to bother with...
Forum: Construction 03-20-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,655
Posted By bwiab
Technically blue prints don't exist anymore. ...

Technically blue prints don't exist anymore. Except in very old shops. "Blueprints" were coined because the prints were literally blue. The color developed from the reproduction technique using...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-06-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,873
Posted By tonyc56
What Was Your Favorite Western Movie

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly---Clint Eastwood without a doubt the coolest on-screen cowboy of all time.



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Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,771
Posted By aaron_a
1. So I don't have to see him without pants...

1. So I don't have to see him without pants anymore
2. No, but if you're into it I can get you an application
3. Someone with a sense of humor
4. Grumpy old men
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 02-23-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,589
Posted By jhark123
^ yep, better make sure to get the harbor freight...

^ yep, better make sure to get the harbor freight generator/jet turbine noise simulator. :jester:
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-21-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,002
Posted By B.D.R.
My bathroom took almost five years, for various...

My bathroom took almost five years, for various reasons :laughing:
Biggest problem was, I had another one
Forum: Commercial Construction 12-08-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,004
Posted By Joasis
I watched a guy actually try and lift a 1/12...

I watched a guy actually try and lift a 1/12 rafter on a 100 foot clear span, already assembled, meaning the true length was like 96 feet, and it weighed probably #5500 or so.....anyway, I can only...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,275
Posted By Rio
Saw a guy unclogging a trap under the sink who...

Saw a guy unclogging a trap under the sink who carefully put a bucket under the trap, disconnected the trap, dumped the funky water into the bucket, got up bringing the bucket with him, starting...
Forum: Masonry 11-09-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,895
Posted By brunothedog
The water and sewer Co. calls me to fix some...

The water and sewer Co. calls me to fix some exterior walk way they had to break.
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I called another artisan to assist. One day and 3300lbs. of PORPHYRY...
Forum: Masonry 10-29-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,644
Posted By mudpad
It actually has quite a bit, but the dam...

It actually has quite a bit, but the dam structure itself did not require much because it doesn't have any tensile forces going on, since it is a horizontal arch.

What you gotta remember is that...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 10-20-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,810
Posted By basswood
Unlike metal cutting edges, putty knives are...

Unlike metal cutting edges, putty knives are dressed by filing the edge flat and square to the face of the blade.

Hold the file perpendicular to the blade and square it up and remove nicks. Also...
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