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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) Yesterday, 07:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,761
Posted By builditguy
"I don't even know what 5" or 6" is." ...

"I don't even know what 5" or 6" is."

Literally, "That's what she said."
Forum: Roofing 12-05-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 588
Posted By builditguy
I may be way off, but here it goes. When you...

I may be way off, but here it goes.

When you get shingles from the bottom of the pallet, they can be bent up pretty bad. I usually won't use those. Not only are they bent up from all the weight...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 296
Posted By builditguy
I have a feeling you don't have any construction...

I have a feeling you don't have any construction experience. Really, not even any experience owning a construction company. My conclusion for this, is that when asked, you said you had sales...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By builditguy
I'm agreeing with above. As far as I know,...

I'm agreeing with above.

As far as I know, all ends are sheared at the factory. Just like steel siding. They always want it sheared. Using snips is basically the same as a shear.

Now, using...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 719
Posted By builditguy
I occasionally get that, but I'm getting...

I occasionally get that, but I'm getting something else, the last few years.

I noticed people started asking me odd questions. I figured out, they were researching on the internet and then...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 341
Posted By builditguy
I have seen this in mobile homes. (called modular...

I have seen this in mobile homes. (called modular in some places)
The walls are thin.

You said the jamb is 4 1/2", but it is really probably 4 9/16". Standard jamb thickness. (I know we are only...
Forum: Business 11-27-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 625
Posted By builditguy
Walk away. There are so many red flags. It...

Walk away. There are so many red flags.

It is possible this guy has had a bad experience in the past. I had one customer hire me and they were extremely nervous and questioned me alot. In that...
Forum: Business 11-26-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 163
Posted By builditguy
I think your contracts must be different than...

I think your contracts must be different than mine. I send it as an attachment. If they like it, they sign it and we go from there.
I'm pretty simple. My contracts don't change much from job to...
Forum: Business 11-26-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 163
Posted By builditguy
When you send or print an estimate, you can send...

When you send or print an estimate, you can send with attachments. That is where I attach my contract.
I have desktop. Not online.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-25-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By builditguy
About 5 years ago I bought a cheap Ryobi cordless...

About 5 years ago I bought a cheap Ryobi cordless 18ga brad nailer. I knew it was cheap, but I didn't want to spend alot, just to see if it was a viable option.

Now, we have 2 brad nailers, 2...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By builditguy
I've seen some pinned slabs go bad. I've seen...

I've seen some pinned slabs go bad. I've seen the pins pop part of the garage floor off and some cracks, right were the pins were.

I worked for a guy that pinned them. After he had problems, he...
Forum: Electrical 11-20-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 886
Posted By builditguy
I had the opposite problem. I had 3 lights and...

I had the opposite problem. I had 3 lights and daylight to dusk sensors. One of them kept going off.

My solution was to move them lower, on the wall. They were really close to the soffit. When...
Forum: HVAC 11-16-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By builditguy
The last one we did was a very small amount less....

The last one we did was a very small amount less. The customer decided to go ahead and install a furnace as well.

Radiant heat is great, but it also takes a while to warm up and cool down. If...
Forum: Framing 11-15-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 919
Posted By builditguy
All of the above ideas are good. I don't...

All of the above ideas are good.

I don't know if anyone mentioned a seal at the bottom of the door. When you shut the door, the seal drops down.

One thing I know for sure. No matter what,...
Forum: Drywall 11-15-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 736
Posted By builditguy
For new houses or rooms, I see orange peel...

For new houses or rooms, I see orange peel ceilings with knock down walls. For the ones I do, it's light orange peel on the ceilings and smooth walls.

There is about 50% plaster. For those, I...
Forum: Online Leads Services 11-15-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By builditguy
Sounds like a scam to me. I don't have...

Sounds like a scam to me.

I don't have anything to do with either of them, so my opinion may not mean much. Home Adviser (Advisor? sp) called me a few times. I already knew some contractors that...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 11-15-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By builditguy
When a friend of mine came back, he was running...

When a friend of mine came back, he was running stop signs and red lights all the time. He said he was really having a hard time stopping. In Iraq, you don't stop. When you stop, they attack. Now...
Forum: Vehicles 11-15-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 48,704
Posted By builditguy
I also want to dump the smaller jobs. Can't...

I also want to dump the smaller jobs. Can't bring myself to do it. I remember the days of struggling. Can't seem to let those small jobs go.
One of those small jobs, I did 20 some years ago,...
Forum: Construction 11-14-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By builditguy
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Forum: Vehicles 11-14-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 48,704
Posted By builditguy
I get tired of the small jobs, but I still try to...

I get tired of the small jobs, but I still try to squeeze them all in.

One time I hung a storm door for a couple. The next year, they called me and said they wanted to build a house, and they...
Forum: Masonry 11-14-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By builditguy
We laid a crawlspace about a month ago. It was...

We laid a crawlspace about a month ago. It was small. I just built up my leads. The next day, a guy that helps me lay block/brick, showed up (78 years old).

First thing he said (yelled),...
Forum: Construction 11-14-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By builditguy
In my area, the color of Flint isn't available...

In my area, the color of Flint isn't available from Certainteed.

I'm going to say Georgia Pacific. They have a color called Flint.
Forum: Plumbing 11-12-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By builditguy
I prefer under, in a sleeve. I've seen too many...

I prefer under, in a sleeve. I've seen too many in attics freeze.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 11-12-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 247
Posted By builditguy
I prefer Joist to Quickbooks. Of course I don't...

I prefer Joist to Quickbooks. Of course I don't have Quickbooks online, so that may be different.
It's easier to enter information.

Joist has some flaws. I've talked to them at least twice. ...
Forum: Drywall 11-12-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By builditguy
Are you doing a retro 70s remodel? Isn't popcorn...

Are you doing a retro 70s remodel? Isn't popcorn dated? Of course we are in different areas.
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