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Forum: Commercial Construction 12-09-2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,750
Posted By Driftweed
Anytime you want to do a "volume discount" mark...

Anytime you want to do a "volume discount" mark it that much higher and tell them you are dropping it to your original price. Oldest trick in the book.

All jobs should have 3 prices: bare minimum,...
Forum: Business 12-07-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,262
Posted By Driftweed
Had hd bid against local yard for 70 sheets 4x12x...

Had hd bid against local yard for 70 sheets 4x12x half inch drywall, including delivery.

Hd: $900 (including $300 for them to bring it inside)
Yard: $1300 (including $50 for them to bring it...
Forum: Flooring 12-03-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,712
Posted By Driftweed
I can't count how many checks I have deposited...

I can't count how many checks I have deposited for that amount since joining this forum, and each time I chuckle inside.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-03-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,749
Posted By Driftweed
If you've never ran an auto feed gun before,...

If you've never ran an auto feed gun before, you're in for a pleasant surprise.

I've used senco and ridgid, really want to step up to dewalt or milwaukee.

Some things I have learned:

1:...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 12-02-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,227
Posted By Driftweed
I have no idea what cleaning products the...

I have no idea what cleaning products the "cleaning company" used. And after learning that TSP leaves a residue behind that can affect adhesion, I just stopped cleanup altogether.

Shellac has been...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-26-2017, 04:02 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 130,090
Posted By Driftweed
Noticed on instagram a company called kaizan has...

Noticed on instagram a company called kaizan has made a special adapter to make the non pack out organizers compatible with the pack out system.
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-23-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,227
Posted By Driftweed
Here an example of precleaning gone awry: complex...

Here an example of precleaning gone awry: complex brought in cleaning company to cleanup damage. We oil primed and returned the next day to find this cracking and sliding down the wall.

At first I...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-23-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,227
Posted By Driftweed
Every apartment with nicotine damage (regardless...

Every apartment with nicotine damage (regardless of extent of damage) I have ever primed either with oil or shellac and no cleanup prep has looked flawless the next several times I have repainted it...
Forum: Help Wanted or Looking For Work 11-23-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,515
Posted By Driftweed
You new guys keep closing in on me, ha!...

You new guys keep closing in on me, ha! Evansville area here.
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-20-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,227
Posted By Driftweed
Sorry, got to go oil or shellac. If you can smell...

Sorry, got to go oil or shellac. If you can smell it, your respirator isn't working. Shave to get a better seal on your face.
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-10-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,084
Posted By Driftweed
Warm them, then paint it. You don't have to look...

Warm them, then paint it. You don't have to look at it everyday, lol. If it's extreme (like these) I tell the client in advance it will be 4x as much to undo it.
Forum: Remodeling 11-10-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,942
Posted By Driftweed
Why not use a demo hammer, damage some foam, then...

Why not use a demo hammer, damage some foam, then fix the foam?

I'm approaching it from a "time is money" view though. I know foam ain't cheap, but damn it sure looks like your doing it the...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-08-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,379
Posted By Driftweed
You might want a stiffer hose that won't implode,...

You might want a stiffer hose that won't implode, like a radiator hose.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-08-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19,161
Views: 2,027,057
Posted By Driftweed
I picked up the 12 inch because I want only 1 saw...

I picked up the 12 inch because I want only 1 saw for all potential needs. That machine eats 2 x 12's for lunch.

Dewalt has something with the flex volt line. The table saw ain't bad either....
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-08-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,339
Posted By Driftweed
S.w. Tile doc isn't a bad product either. But you...

S.w. Tile doc isn't a bad product either. But you wanna talk about a VICIOUS odor, phew!
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 11-08-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,339
Posted By Driftweed
You wont find any for wagner. Your wagner is more...

You wont find any for wagner. Your wagner is more than likely an "airless" sprayer. You need an hvlp style sprayer.

You ready to spend some serious coin?

Try Amerlock 2 from PPG. $150/GAL got...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-08-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19,161
Views: 2,027,057
Posted By Driftweed
Picked up the 12 inch dual bevel miter saw...it's...

Picked up the 12 inch dual bevel miter saw...it's a beast so far. The guys love it.
Forum: Remodeling 11-08-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,095
Posted By Driftweed
Tadah!

Tadah!
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-29-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By Driftweed
This is going to sound dumb... I started...

This is going to sound dumb...

I started with the big orange book at home depot. Then I bought the plumbing one and the electrical one. They get you the basic understanding which will help when...
Forum: Drywall 10-24-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,320
Posted By Driftweed
$250 minimum, $50/hr if larger than 1 sheet. And...

$250 minimum, $50/hr if larger than 1 sheet. And i am a very slowwwwww drywaller.

My last job was 70 12 foot 1/2" sheets billed out at $2500 + materials for hanging and finishing. And that was...
Forum: Construction 10-23-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 880
Posted By Driftweed
Wood siding resource?

I am going to need to find some wood siding for my next project and can't seem to source it locally. Does anyone have any idea where I can find small quantities?

When viewed on end it looks like a...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 10-21-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19,161
Views: 2,027,057
Posted By Driftweed
Buy enough tools on each platform and it will...

Buy enough tools on each platform and it will become a non issue. As long as you have multiple charged batteries. I started with milwaukee, and wanted to stay loyal but dewalt has too much variety...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 10-21-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19,161
Views: 2,027,057
Posted By Driftweed
Picked up this bad boy last week for half price....

Picked up this bad boy last week for half price. Read alot of positive reviews about it.

Hate the power switch cover, other than that it seems to perform well. Time will tell.
Forum: Remodeling 10-06-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,095
Posted By Driftweed
Ready to wipe it off, and apply grout tomorrow....

Ready to wipe it off, and apply grout tomorrow. Turned my phone sideways just for you guys. New guy pulled the spacers when cleaning mortar out of the grout lines and never put them back. The the...
Forum: Remodeling 10-05-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,095
Posted By Driftweed
Guess what i'm doing today...12x24 vertical...

Guess what i'm doing today...12x24 vertical layout, 1/3 offset 1/8 spacing. It's a marbled porcelain tile, and I am hoping I can make one final plea to the customer today to flip them...
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