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Forum: Business 11-27-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 626
Posted By AustinDB
be honest with the guy, let him know you are...

be honest with the guy, let him know you are uncomfortable because he's trying to rearrange the terms that make you run a successful job which also pays for your kids braces.

I wouldn't get into...
Forum: Drywall 11-27-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 984
Posted By AustinDB
I grew up in an old farm house that had a tight...

I grew up in an old farm house that had a tight winder staircase leading to the upstairs bedrooms. The bedrooms were finished in 4x4 sheets because that's the largest that could be brought upstairs....
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By AustinDB
seem to be reading a lot of DIY posters-bet the...

seem to be reading a lot of DIY posters-bet the number will pick up over Thanksgiving weekend
Forum: Framing 11-10-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 924
Posted By AustinDB
the Acoustiblok is pretty cool. saw a display at...

the Acoustiblok is pretty cool. saw a display at IBC where they had a bluetooth speaker inside a small enclosure made of this material and you could barely hear it. lifted the enclosure and it was...
Forum: Vehicles 11-08-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 890
Posted By AustinDB
pulled a 460 out of a 73 Lincoln and stuffed in...

pulled a 460 out of a 73 Lincoln and stuffed in into a 79 F150. Was a bit fast b/c of the rear end gearing-could floor it in 2nd gear and send it fishtailing. Had fun with that truck.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-08-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 743
Posted By AustinDB
just tools working out of an existing vehicle you...

just tools working out of an existing vehicle you own or including the purchase of a truck/trailer or van?

you may be able to get going with 10k in tools if you're not silly about purchases. it...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By AustinDB
how about an o-ring or packing? I would...

how about an o-ring or packing?

I would look in HD or ACE for a barbed fitting with the same thread size as the cooler, then clear plastic tubing (or pex and crimp if you choose) the fittings. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 113
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Views: 3,004
Posted By AustinDB
I choose HD over Lowes bc the employees...

I choose HD over Lowes bc the employees attitudes are much better.


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Forum: Tools & Equipment 10-21-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 601
Posted By AustinDB
harbor freight has a cheap set but it only goes...

harbor freight has a cheap set but it only goes up to TT-40.

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Forum: Business 09-23-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By AustinDB
Texas Assn of Builders (texasbuilders.com) sells...

Texas Assn of Builders (texasbuilders.com) sells a residential contract package that's said to be pretty up to date with changes. It's Texas specific and may need to be altered by your firm's lawyer...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 09-19-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,948
Posted By AustinDB
Re the Milwaukee One-Key drivers, Im sending my...

Re the Milwaukee One-Key drivers, Im sending my M18 impact again because its stuck in a very slow speed.


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Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 09-16-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By AustinDB
how about pump jacks-you only need a small...

how about pump jacks-you only need a small footprint.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 09-13-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 82,885
Posted By AustinDB
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190913/353206cc...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190913/353206ccc1e8fd756ce8ac6ffcf79902.jpg

Sent my 6 year old levels in and received these in return [emoji1303].

Turn around time was six days, which is...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 09-13-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 921
Posted By AustinDB
I stopped reading when you said you couldn't get...

I stopped reading when you said you couldn't get to it from the outside. Even if this is your house, do it right and get 2 ladders, ladder jacks, and a plank and setup up your workstation outside to...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 09-06-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,716
Posted By AustinDB
The 30 is better for toenailing in tight...

The 30 is better for toenailing in tight quarters and getting in between a 16oc bay (sistering joists) in my experience.


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Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 777
Posted By AustinDB
re: cedar's life, I'm working on/consulting on a...

re: cedar's life, I'm working on/consulting on a 140yr old house that had a new cedar shake roof put on 45 years ago. It's long overdue for replacement, but it is interesting how the thickness of the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 777
Posted By AustinDB
I've put down Ipe down in Texas and the heat/sun...

I've put down Ipe down in Texas and the heat/sun tears it up.

Jaws has an interesting story about finishing cedar on all 6 sides. I think the synopsis is, don't do it. The moisture doesn't have...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-21-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,206
Views: 35,066
Posted By AustinDB
my cat is like a dog-(almost) always waiting for...

my cat is like a dog-(almost) always waiting for me at the door when I get home. Took a year to train him, but he never jumps up on things like tables, counters, etc. Trained him by throwing shoes...
Forum: Masonry 08-21-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By AustinDB
or it will be resurrected in 7 years with someone...

or it will be resurrected in 7 years with someone providing valuable insight lol
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By AustinDB
picture of the face might help

picture of the face might help
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,249
Posted By AustinDB
my wife loves to help and she's amazing. She...

my wife loves to help and she's amazing. She learns quickly and doesn't sit around messing with her phone. She would love to quit her $60k job and team up but I've been in construction long...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-10-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 932
Posted By AustinDB
The Milwaukee 12v was great and my go to bc of...

The Milwaukee 12v was great and my go to bc of its size but the hydraulic 18v with compact battery is nearly the same depth and more quite.


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Forum: Business 08-10-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By AustinDB
I suggest you may be more important to your FD...

I suggest you may be more important to your FD and a contractor who is experienced at working on roofs would be suggested.

If you fall off the roof, there is a lot of liability for the FD.
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Forum: Construction 07-25-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,065
Posted By AustinDB
they take trees seriously around here, unless...

they take trees seriously around here, unless it's a cedar then they want to raze them.

Austin requires trees to have 2x material banded around the trunks to stave off damage. Is that protocol...
Forum: Construction 07-23-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,065
Posted By AustinDB
I'm down for the floors-they'll be some nice...

I'm down for the floors-they'll be some nice finishes to compliment the trim. Not sure if anyone knows I was 72chevy, sure do miss that truck.

holler when it's trim to set trusses (y)
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