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Forum: Framing 09-11-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 37,214
Posted By billderboots
My favorite circular saw hands down is the Makita...

My favorite circular saw hands down is the Makita with the led light.
Back in 1985 i had two makitas with the bronze colored shroud they had electric brakes we used them till the just wore out...
Forum: Framing 06-30-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,233
Posted By billderboots
Thanks for your post you nailed it brother!!...

Thanks for your post you nailed it brother!! sounds like you been there done that. Yep im moving on, Im not even sure i need his roofing and siding work, For the folks that want to think i have my...
Forum: Framing 06-30-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,233
Posted By billderboots
ok let me answer some questions.. first to the...

ok let me answer some questions..
first to the fella that thinks im living over my head with a new 08 superduty.. I bought it when work was good after finishing framing on the first 8 unit...
Forum: Framing 06-27-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,233
Posted By billderboots
how bad does this suck

imagine.. you been framing for your builder for years..
holding your prices steady regardless of overhead to keep his work.
remaining steadfast even when he owes you 15k plus letting your own bills...
Forum: Roofing 03-19-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,505
Posted By billderboots
Its funny how guys will argue over hand nailing...

Its funny how guys will argue over hand nailing speed vs air gunning.
Ive been a roofer since 1976 i started for my pappy in roofing co. then.
it took some time and i was pushed by the faster guys...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,748
Posted By billderboots
was working on a mountain cabin built in the...

was working on a mountain cabin built in the early 1800's. removing the old windows i found a tarnished silver cylindrical object about 3/4" x 8" with a plunger rod and leather plunger on it. I had...
Forum: Roofing 02-17-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,031
Posted By billderboots
since i was a kid learning roofing in 1975 we...

since i was a kid learning roofing in 1975 we always used toe-holds only on 7/12 to 12/12, anything steeper we used roof jacks with 2x10 planks.
Im 47 now and have never fallen off any roof...ever....
Forum: Roofing 02-17-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,968
Posted By billderboots
Does only do it when it rains? or will overnight...

Does only do it when it rains? or will overnight dew be present as well? :w00t:
Forum: Roofing 02-17-2009, 12:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,130
Posted By billderboots
I would watch out what they wiping the seams down...

I would watch out what they wiping the seams down with. Ive seen alot of roofers use gas to wipe down. they will argue that is acceptable. manufactures sell the right primers for this. and they must...
Forum: Roofing 02-17-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 63,966
Posted By billderboots
I will not leave the old felt on no if ands or...

I will not leave the old felt on no if ands or butts about it! When i sell a roof its in the contract to remove all exsisting shingles and underlayment for inspection and renailing any loose plywood....
Forum: Framing 02-15-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,626
Posted By billderboots
Hoses and fittings??

What are you guys favorite air hoses on the job? Its about time for me to get all new ones as the others have seen better days all leaking at the ends, nails shot through them etc.. Im looking for...
Forum: Framing 02-15-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,152
Posted By billderboots
Yeah i guess that makes sense. I know years ago...

Yeah i guess that makes sense. I know years ago in the development where i am framing there used to be a fella that came around once a week and picked up saw blades, hand saws,chisels etc.. and he...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,729
Posted By billderboots
correct i was basing that on that on familys or...

correct i was basing that on that on familys or singles filing returns not neccessarily paying taxes.
my point was and no i still did not do the exact math. was that if you would put that same...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,729
Posted By billderboots
Id like $40,000.00 how bout you??

I was talking last evening to my uncle who lives 50 miles from me we grew up together and are both contractors. we shot the breeze awhile and came around to the stimulus package that we as taxpayers...
Forum: Framing 02-14-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,152
Posted By billderboots
12" saw blade sharpening carbide?

If you guys are like me you got a stack of 12" compound miter saw blades somewhere in your arsenal you just cant seem to part with (cause they cost so much) Ive got dewalt, porter cable laser, freud...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,087
Posted By billderboots
what air couplers?? help

Hi hope you fellas can help out here. Years ago like back in the 70s my grandpa used a certain air hose coupler that was really neat, If memory serves well it was surely for the 3/8 rubber hose, neat...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,243
Posted By billderboots
On my job site i bought the boys a milwaukee...

On my job site i bought the boys a milwaukee radio its great has great sound and bass cranks like a mother... problem is when framing ive noticed the cut man cant hear the layout man and vice versa....
Forum: Roofing 01-18-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,424
Posted By billderboots
Yeah and how many times has the H/O told you he...

Yeah and how many times has the H/O told you he used to be a roofer? seems at least once a summer we get an old fella that was roofer back in the day. Heck one guy he was about 80 actually came up on...
Forum: Framing 01-18-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,819
Posted By billderboots
Makita hypoid with Diablo blades!

Makita hypoid with Diablo blades!
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,801
Posted By billderboots
sounds to me like your gonna be the guy that...

sounds to me like your gonna be the guy that shows up a 1/2 before the A-team gets there and get the tools, extension cords, air hoses stretched out for them then be a gofer the rest of the day then...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,985
Posted By billderboots
I got into the construction business because.. I...

I got into the construction business because.. I always wanted to be my own man. Never punch a damn time clock. and own my own business so if I want to load the boat and camper..I CAN! i dont have to...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 01-02-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 38,304
Posted By billderboots
I learned stairwork years ago from an old German...

I learned stairwork years ago from an old German fellow he taught me when he was 73 years old he learned stairwork at a school in Philadelphia,
He made me promise while under 5 years apprentice with...
Forum: Flooring 12-30-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,558
Posted By billderboots
just installation. He has his own finishers. We...

just installation. He has his own finishers. We use a pneumatic nailer with the staples over rosin paper.
Forum: Flooring 12-29-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,558
Posted By billderboots
Need hardwood floor pricing help!

Ive posted threads in 2 areas, here and the finish carpentry area. I really need advice on this one. Ive been doing my builders oak hardwood floors for a while now. currently im billing him 1.90 sq...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 12-29-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,601
Posted By billderboots
Need hardwood floor pricing help!

Ive been doing my builders hardwood flooring for some time now. Ive always used 3 1/4" oak t&g nail down. I was doing that for 1.90 sq ft and not feeling too used.
Now he wants me to price him...
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