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Forum: Site Feedback and Suggestions 11-20-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By CarpenterSFO
Is there something different from a subscription,...

Is there something different from a subscription, called a "watchlist"? I turned off e-mail notifications for replies to posts I'm subscribed to, but I'm still getting "watchlist" notifications.
Forum: Site Feedback and Suggestions 11-20-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By CarpenterSFO
I just opened e-mail and found received 350...

I just opened e-mail and found received 350 notifications about "things I hate". No subscription to it. Notifications now turned off.
Forum: Business 10-28-2016, 01:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,795
Posted By CarpenterSFO
It's the wrong industry to talk about exit...

It's the wrong industry to talk about exit strategies. That's tech, or corner grocery stores, or underperforming commercial real estate assets, or etc., etc., but not construction, which is...
Forum: Construction 10-25-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,382
Posted By CarpenterSFO
As Rio says, you call dig alert first. What do...

As Rio says, you call dig alert first. What do you mean, "our" easement. Is it your easement through an adjacent property, or an easement in the property under development?
Forum: Business 10-13-2016, 11:59 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,179
Posted By CarpenterSFO
... or AHJ's around here, either.

... or AHJ's around here, either.
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-10-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,929
Posted By CarpenterSFO
Leave - sounds like a crappy company. As for the...

Leave - sounds like a crappy company. As for the unfairness of it all, welcome to life. Move on.
Forum: Business 10-08-2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,179
Posted By CarpenterSFO
If you're mentioning that because of the AFCI,...

If you're mentioning that because of the AFCI, you can use a 2-pole AFCI breaker on a 3-wire circuit with shared neutral.
Forum: Business 10-05-2016, 12:56 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,179
Posted By CarpenterSFO
I don't know where you're located, but around...

I don't know where you're located, but around here you couldn't get a new permit for the work until the existing permit was closed out somehow (completed, cancelled, transferred), which is very...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 10-02-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 31,796
Views: 1,783,562
Posted By CarpenterSFO
What I don't like is how they land on on knuckle,...

What I don't like is how they land on on knuckle, bite me a few times there, then fly over to the other hand and bite me on exactly the same knuckle. How do they do that?
Forum: Business 10-02-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,778
Posted By CarpenterSFO
Given the history, wasn't the blown delivery...

Given the history, wasn't the blown delivery predictable, and therefore preventable?
Forum: Contractor Licensing 10-02-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,536
Posted By CarpenterSFO
I don't have an example, especially for MA, but I...

I don't have an example, especially for MA, but I can say that the key in those things is rather than to focus on the praise ("Jimmy is da bomb..."), to cover the full laundry list - "Jimmy built...
Forum: Flooring 09-27-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,872
Posted By CarpenterSFO
HomeAdvisor is for homeowners who think the way...

HomeAdvisor is for homeowners who think the way to find a contractor is by going on a web site, clicking on your name, getting called by 10 contractors (maybe not including you) in the next 2...
Forum: Business 09-27-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By CarpenterSFO
Make an honest assessment about whether you did...

Make an honest assessment about whether you did something; if you did, then fix it or pay to have it fixed. There's also nothing like knowing that you are careful, and making a careful assessment of...
Forum: Masonry 09-16-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,570
Posted By CarpenterSFO
Hydroban to waterproof, then any old portland...

Hydroban to waterproof, then any old portland cement plaster.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 09-16-2016, 01:41 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 27,198
Posted By CarpenterSFO
My new favorite song. I can't even pretend to be...

My new favorite song. I can't even pretend to be angry enough to like the harder end of hip hop/rap, more the end blending into R&B.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 09-14-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 27,198
Posted By CarpenterSFO
This thread is gold. I'm sick of the same old...

This thread is gold. I'm sick of the same old stuff.
Forum: Carpentry 09-10-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7,694
Views: 1,484,160
Posted By CarpenterSFO
They forgot the 21st, known as the "Today is our...

They forgot the 21st, known as the "Today is our anniversary?" Anniversary.
Forum: Business 09-10-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,391
Posted By CarpenterSFO
I'm with Rob on this one. Customers are often...

I'm with Rob on this one. Customers are often off by a factor of 5X, and on fireplace remodels I've had them off by 50X (!). The local air quality agency is telling people they can convert their...
Forum: Business 09-09-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,391
Posted By CarpenterSFO
What's distasteful is spending your time and...

What's distasteful is spending your time and money putting together a quote, then discovering that you never had a chance. Always ask.
Forum: Tiling 09-07-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By CarpenterSFO
I agree: The math says you'd be putting down...

I agree:

The math says you'd be putting down an average of 1/8" to 1/4" of SLC over the 5000 sf. That's around 50 to 100 cubic feet, or 2 to 4 cubic yards, or (depending on the size of the SLC...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 09-07-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,886
Posted By CarpenterSFO
The only function of that contract in a legal...

The only function of that contract in a legal dispute will be to prove that you knew you were breaking the law. Don't be stupid.
Forum: Electrical 09-07-2016, 01:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,035
Posted By CarpenterSFO
That question was answered a long time ago: ...

That question was answered a long time ago:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ1Mz7kGVf0
Forum: Business 09-06-2016, 04:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,243
Posted By CarpenterSFO
Just to elaborate on that: A homeowner who wants...

Just to elaborate on that: A homeowner who wants to fire a contractor for being late needs to show that the homeowner doesn't share the blame (late payments, late selections of finishes, always lived...
Forum: Business 09-05-2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,243
Posted By CarpenterSFO
Most often not true.

Most often not true.
Forum: Flooring 09-05-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,668
Posted By CarpenterSFO
I worked on a retail remodel last year, where the...

I worked on a retail remodel last year, where the floorers (not me) put down no-glue LVT, without locking edges. They flopped each piece down and snugged it up to the one next to it, and when it was...
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