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Forum: Carpentry 03-29-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By dprimc
Something to consider is the huge shortage of...

Something to consider is the huge shortage of trade workers and the current generation that is reaching retirement age, which will leave an even larger shortfall.

Skilled trades workers can earn a...
Forum: Flooring 12-28-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,883
Posted By dprimc
Most guys doing a one day system are using a...

Most guys doing a one day system are using a polyasprtic for the broadcast and top coats. If you are in area with high moisture vapor transmissions this can be problematic as no primer is used to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,329
Posted By dprimc
Not sure how old you are, but going from a desk...

Not sure how old you are, but going from a desk job to framing is quite a jump. I hope you are in good shape.
Forum: Flooring 12-26-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,179
Posted By dprimc
I know this is quite old, but to me this looks...

I know this is quite old, but to me this looks like a clear epoxy over bare concrete. The big concern would be why it failed. Patching it won't help if the problem that caused it isn't addressed.
...
Forum: Flooring 12-26-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,358
Posted By dprimc
Pressure washing does not create the Concrete...

Pressure washing does not create the Concrete Surface Profile need for epoxy to adhere to concrete. You need a CSP3 which is obtained by shot blasting or grinding.

Of course, if you are going to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,496
Posted By dprimc
There are products specifically designed for cold...

There are products specifically designed for cold weather applications. Hopefully that is what was used. As for fumes being combustable, it is a very real possibility, although highly unlikely...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 02-08-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,999
Posted By dprimc
Where do the two big beams laying on the ground...

Where do the two big beams laying on the ground go? I find it a bit hard to believe in house that size, that's the way it is drawn on the plans. Let's see that drawing.
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,741
Posted By dprimc
Install new T&G 3/4" ply. Flash and use a...

Install new T&G 3/4" ply. Flash and use a decorative concrete product like Lifedeck, Westcoat, or Miracote.

Basically a metal lath is stapled to the decking with about 25 staples per sq. ft. You...
Forum: Websites and SEO 06-07-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 34,264
Posted By dprimc
Now you can begin to understand why so many...

Now you can begin to understand why so many people were so strongly against Service Magic / Home Advisor.

I used them for several years and realized when the economy tanked and the quality of...
Forum: Business 05-28-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,675
Posted By dprimc
Putting together a good website and focusing on...

Putting together a good website and focusing on SEO will be huge. Make sure you have a blog and write good content.

An while many people may not have heard of your service, many people will still...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 05-28-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,352
Posted By dprimc
I think you are on to something with that app. ...

I think you are on to something with that app.

Around here, if you dial the number back, you get a "Call cannot be completed as dialed."
Forum: Marketing & Sales 05-28-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,059
Posted By dprimc
Years ago I provided all my numbers for a large...

Years ago I provided all my numbers for a large remodel when the client asked. They decided they could shave some off in lot of areas by shopping around, and couldn't wrap their head around overhead...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 68,312
Posted By dprimc
As soon as I get around to buying a trailer,...

As soon as I get around to buying a trailer, we'll do the floor like this one. A couple of cabinets and few bins and we'll be completely organized.

Except for the big huge pile of crap in the...
Forum: Business 09-22-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,244
Posted By dprimc
You are focusing your time in the wrong place. ...

You are focusing your time in the wrong place. They already hired someone cheaper. What are you hoping to gain by justifying your price? Do you think they are going to fire the other company they...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 138,630
Posted By dprimc
The view from the Cessna I took to the San Juan...

The view from the Cessna I took to the San Juan Islands this morning. Bid a couple of jobs including decorative concrete flooring for a custom home being framed on Brown Island. It is just to the...
Forum: Carpentry 09-10-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7,840
Views: 1,510,341
Posted By dprimc
This was in a basement where we were installing a...

This was in a basement where we were installing a decorative concrete floor. The contractor had just set the new vanity.
Forum: Flooring 06-24-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,338
Posted By dprimc
Duraamen also makes topping products that can go...

Duraamen also makes topping products that can go over gypcrete if you are still in need of a solution.

Dave
Forum: Health & Safety 06-15-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,813
Posted By dprimc
I had something similar I think. I was really...

I had something similar I think. I was really sore just above the elbow under the forearm muscle. Doctor diagnosis was tennis elbow.

My thought was how could something that sounds so wimpy...
Forum: Flooring 06-13-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,997
Posted By dprimc
If you can't afford a specialty vac, the Dust...

If you can't afford a specialty vac, the Dust Deputy is a cheap way to greatly improve a regular shop vac.
...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 06-13-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,813
Posted By dprimc
I met with them a few years ago. The contract...

I met with them a few years ago. The contract and monthly are insane. Too much to risk. You could put that same amount towards adwords without any contract. It may not bring in as much commercial...
Forum: Flooring Picture Post 06-13-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,342
Posted By dprimc
SuperiorHIP: It is a 100% solids epoxy that gets...

SuperiorHIP: It is a 100% solids epoxy that gets a metallic flake added to it. It is put down thick (in this case over a metallic base coat) to give it a 3D look. Multiple colors added at...
Forum: Flooring Picture Post 06-13-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,342
Posted By dprimc
music9704: It can be done on counter tops but...

music9704: It can be done on counter tops but the epoxy is put on thick and it self levels. It doesn't like vertical.

I have seen it done on a counter in a few shades of blue with LEDs that...
Forum: Flooring Picture Post 02-07-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,342
Posted By dprimc
Designer Metallic Epoxy Floor for 700 Sq. Ft. Retail Space

We recently did a designer metallic epoxy floor the 700 sq. ft. seating area of a chocolate shop and wine bar that just relocated.

There was an additional 600 sq. ft. of satin finish clear epoxy...
Forum: Carpentry 01-27-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 19,984
Posted By dprimc
Several years ago I built several large trellis...

Several years ago I built several large trellis structures that were 6x10's on 6x6 posts with 6x angle bracing. It was the most cutting I had ever done with my beam saw.

After the second day I...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,508
Posted By dprimc
I get their notices regularly. I've always sided...

I get their notices regularly. I've always sided with 'painfully boring' and decided to pass.

I can't really think of much I'd learn from them that I need to know. Just my .02
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