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Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,504
Posted By CharlesD
I have to question a contractor who wouldn't...

I have to question a contractor who wouldn't cover up a tear off with rain in the forcast.
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,797
Posted By CharlesD
Have you ever tried going down 231 to miss...

Have you ever tried going down 231 to miss Nashville traffic?
Off subject but Henry Hardin Cherry, the founder of Western Ky University who's bronze statue is up on the hill in the middle of campus...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 11-08-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,611
Posted By CharlesD
If you're too busy to make sales calls, you're...

If you're too busy to make sales calls, you're too busy to run your business.
Customers like efficiency and expediency. When you get a call let the potential customer know your intentions to be...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 35,737
Posted By CharlesD
Why don't you all just all go together as...

Why don't you all just all go together as contractors in Florida and designate someone, like the government, to set your prices and police your work. That way you all would be licensed, all be...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,568
Posted By CharlesD
I'm putting in a new window above the sink in the...

I'm putting in a new window above the sink in the kitchen.
First thing In the morning I heard the elderly lady say Good morning, so I said Good morning to you too.
I need to point out here that the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,489
Posted By CharlesD
Medal units for steel framing comes with a place...

Medal units for steel framing comes with a place (Clips) on the inside of the frame for medal door hangers or ties as we call them in Central Illinois.
Leave the studs loose next to the door. Set...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,447
Posted By CharlesD
When I started contracting I would drop my prices...

When I started contracting I would drop my prices 10% usually after I gave the bid, just because I felt I had to do it to get the job.
Later I did an add on for another home builder and he told me...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,590
Posted By CharlesD
Red Green quiped he had figured out he could...

Red Green quiped he had figured out he could retire at 65 but the only way he'd make it work, he would have to die at 66.
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,684
Posted By CharlesD
One of my best friend's son just left for his...

One of my best friend's son just left for his third tour of duty over there. Another friends son spent a year in Iraq. I pray for their safety and the safe keeping of everyone else.
Plus, I pray...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,050
Posted By CharlesD
You must be an ole farm boy. I've seen...

You must be an ole farm boy.

I've seen several barns burn to the ground because of new hay combusting.
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,257
Posted By CharlesD
It never bothered me for a customer to sit in a...

It never bothered me for a customer to sit in a lawn chair and watch me drive every nail and cut every board.
One time a small African Methodist Epistical church bought siding and windows from me....
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,720
Posted By CharlesD
Willie, The longer I live the more this...

Willie,
The longer I live the more this disillusion plagues me.

Communist Russia and Nazi Germany came into power because the people were convinced to give up their rights and freedoms for...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,539
Posted By CharlesD
Personally, I have a greater fear that a...

Personally, I have a greater fear that a government left to it's own devices will kill people and maim their bank accounts.

A man or woman with character will conduct their affairs based on...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,539
Posted By CharlesD
My business was in Arkansas which at the time...

My business was in Arkansas which at the time didn't require licenses unless you did government jobs. My home county didn't have any zoning laws or codes to follow unless you were building a VA or...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,557
Posted By CharlesD
I've worked guys who had to be retrained after...

I've worked guys who had to be retrained after the morning break.
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 12-22-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,238
Posted By CharlesD
Like someone said theydid, I match the window. ...

Like someone said theydid, I match the window. If I'm going in against a new vinyl window with wood extensions I like 5 Quarter Popular. I always use pocket holes to keep the joints tight.
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 12-18-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,711
Posted By CharlesD
I never heard of Edco but if you have to match...

I never heard of Edco but if you have to match something I guess you have to use what you have too.
We had about a five year period in the early 80s when steel was the hot item where I was.
Ten...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,396
Posted By CharlesD
Putting something into someone else's name to...

Putting something into someone else's name to avoid liquidation in a bankruptcy or any other kind of judgement against you is highly illegal and can get you into trouble with the law.
I think tools...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,293
Posted By CharlesD
I worked on a house one winter that had four...

I worked on a house one winter that had four inches of ice in the basement. Water had leaked in and frozen. I used a couple of these: ...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,669
Posted By CharlesD
I don't want to argue but sucking it up won't...

I don't want to argue but sucking it up won't work for most people who are depressed.
You wouldn't tell someone with cancer to just suck it up.
Depression is an illness. Many have it and don't...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,905
Posted By CharlesD
By the time my oldest son was 14 he was wearing a...

By the time my oldest son was 14 he was wearing a tool belt and working right along besides everyone else on our jobs.
Some nosey, political correct, do good person living next door to a job we were...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
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Views: 2,567
Posted By CharlesD
Don't think so. I didn't hit the Southern Comfort...

Don't think so. I didn't hit the Southern Comfort until after I got sick.
For medicinal purposes of course
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,365
Posted By CharlesD
Save the ammo. We're probably going to need it...

Save the ammo. We're probably going to need it to protect our selves and families in a few years.
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,305
Posted By CharlesD
Seems to me the hack is the intrusive communist...

Seems to me the hack is the intrusive communist dictator running the country.
People there want the freedom to do things the way they want them done, not the way some government department tells...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,699
Posted By CharlesD
Clean, Clean and Clean. I leave the job every...

Clean, Clean and Clean. I leave the job every day perfectly clean. No piles of scrap, no trash, no nails or anything left around.
I never left it laying around in piles.
On remodeling insides...
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