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Forum: Lead RRP Discussion 05-21-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,510
Posted By A W Smith
So lead doesn't harm these children then? is that...

So lead doesn't harm these children then? is that what their sayin? Only when money changes hands does lead enter the blood stream?
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 96,395
Posted By A W Smith
What they DONT address on the show is that...

What they DONT address on the show is that sometimes its just as much the clients fault for choosing the lowest possible bid.
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,698
Posted By A W Smith
about fifteen years ago I was barely breaking...

about fifteen years ago I was barely breaking even on a small add a level shell i was doing. The client was a relentless negotiator and i caved. I needed the work badly. They had a sun room out back...
Forum: Contractor Licensing 01-19-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,232
Posted By A W Smith
http://www.state.nj.us/dca/codes/ ...

http://www.state.nj.us/dca/codes/


http://www.state.nj.us/dca/codes/newhome_warranty/pdf/2008_nhw_pg.pdf
Forum: Construction 01-10-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,917
Posted By A W Smith
A summer on Jacoma Blvd

No it is not,


Funny story.
Was working in an industrial park site as an employee for a carpentry contractor about 30 years ago who was working for the developer who was a medium to large...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 01-09-2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 54,315
Posted By A W Smith
Or if you're an intoxicated sub contractor at a...

Or if you're an intoxicated sub contractor at a Christmas "party" taking place in a semi finished condo in Plainsboro NJ you can demonstrate how strong you are by charging through a wall from inside...
Forum: Drywall 01-09-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,880
Posted By A W Smith
Dietrich Metal Framing, Inc

http://www.dietrichindustries.com/library/pdf/SLP-TRK-Bro-6pgs.pdf
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 01-01-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 32,136
Posted By A W Smith
The Hardi boys chronicles re-bumped elsewhere for the new year.

tear it all down, apparently guys in another thread are sayin all vinyl and pvc is toxic LMAO

But seriously, nice job, beautiful work.
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 12-30-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,451
Posted By A W Smith
It may very well have been tight originally. The...

It may very well have been tight originally. The problem is lumber shrinkage regardless of the nail being used. Think of it this way. When the house was new the point tip of the drywall nail was at a...
Forum: Vehicles 12-30-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 28,951
Posted By A W Smith
The main concern is GVW, That's why body...

The main concern is GVW, That's why body companies wont install on a f150, Take the rear axle for example. Even if you add leafs, the axle itself wasn't designed for the weight (I should know as Ive...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,410
Posted By A W Smith
too bad you didn't have a thread tap to finish...

too bad you didn't have a thread tap to finish tapping the hole that was drilled, then put a bolt in it :clap::laughing:
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-28-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By A W Smith
Try the decaff Cath

Its on every post Cath. So don't feel singled out. It's sort of a disclaimer that's unfortunately necessary in today's litigious society. If you read through other threads where "Contractors"...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 12-24-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,022
Posted By A W Smith
Ive been considering getting this one ...

Ive been considering getting this one

http://www.alumapole.com/alumabrakemain.html

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Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 12-22-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,406
Posted By A W Smith
Dave: don't you know any gutter guys? I...

Dave:

don't you know any gutter guys? I rarely hang my own anymore. I sub it out + markup. Too late now though as i see you left it on the customers table. My gutter guys can do in 40 minutes...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,557
Posted By A W Smith
simply deduct his % per hundred for future jobs...

simply deduct his % per hundred for future jobs when you pay him. Im sure he will pick it back up real fast when he figures hes being backcharged by the gross subcontract amount and not the labor...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,791
Posted By A W Smith
I keep a cheap electric leaf blower in the truck...

I keep a cheap electric leaf blower in the truck with a vacuum bag and snorkel attachment. We joke that every customer gets a free lawn vacuuming (if sawdust on the lawn)
Forum: Marketing & Sales 12-21-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,054
Posted By A W Smith
references from his past clientele? Or create a...

references from his past clientele? Or create a web presence, flil out profiles at free business referral sites and ask the clients to rate your profile. point to your own web site as well as the...
Forum: Masonry 12-20-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 32,945
Posted By A W Smith
i don't see any upside down block in the second...

i don't see any upside down block in the second video. there is a very slight diffence in the thickness between the flush end blocks, the jamb or sash block, and the few open end bond beam blocks...
Forum: Carpentry 12-10-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 22,059
Posted By A W Smith
Or as we have been saying lately on the job "Go...

Or as we have been saying lately on the job "Go sit in the truck!" :laughing:
Forum: Vehicles 12-10-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,742
Posted By A W Smith
I think I know why...

I think I know why (http://www.contractortalk.com/f11/brilliant-jobsite-toilet-invention-30933/)
Forum: Vehicles 12-10-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,742
Posted By A W Smith
I keep mine tangled up in knots on the passenger...

I keep mine tangled up in knots on the passenger side floor of my pickup and spend 10 minutes untangling them if i decide to use them. Most of the time i just use romex cable and give the wire a...
Forum: Framing 12-10-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,594
Posted By A W Smith
Im getting ledt behind in the technology race!

Holy ganole! Construction master software for the blackberry pda? I think my heads gonna asplode!!!


Im getting left behind in the technology race!!! thats me in your rear view mirror looking...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 120,060
Posted By A W Smith
That's what the garage door stop is for.

That's what the garage door stop is for.
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 120,060
Posted By A W Smith
yes your masonry should be three inches wider...

yes your masonry should be three inches wider than your door to accept the 2x10 jamb. On the interior edge of the Jamb go 2X4 or 2X6 caps to accept the track and head hardware. I use 2X10 jamb...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 12-07-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,494
Posted By A W Smith
Tom's left handed. Know how i can tell? :laughing:

Tom's left handed. Know how i can tell? :laughing:
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