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Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By fred54
I was forcibly retired due to relocation for my...

I was forcibly retired due to relocation for my wife's job last November. We have a big house that I'm doing top to bottom almost a total gut. Boy do I miss my subs. I didn't realize how much time...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 618
Posted By fred54
I had never seen them before. Always hated doing...

I had never seen them before. Always hated doing doors. Not my best skill. Still I don't get the appeal. The molding is hacked when you get them.

I'm going to seek out what I'm used to.

...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 809
Posted By fred54
I was in the forklift business for years and...

I was in the forklift business for years and stayed in it a bit once I went to residential construction. I used to scrap 20 to 30 orderpickers a year basically on a pennies per pound basis and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,458
Posted By fred54
I have everything Makita. But what drove me was...

I have everything Makita. But what drove me was there was a Makita factory service center 10 miles from my old house.

I would look into what manufacturer has service nearby to help tip the scales.
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 826
Posted By fred54
um, why not just get the right nails? They do...

um, why not just get the right nails? They do exist. I can't imagine even attempting to go through all the trouble of trying to grind them and I bet the glue that holds them together would melt...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-12-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By fred54
depends where you are. I have an Hitachi sitting...

depends where you are. I have an Hitachi sitting in the box busted, no one local to repair. Paslode is much easier to service and get serviced. I tend to try and buy power tools now that have...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,291
Posted By fred54
1 laser mostly use stick levels even to double...

1 laser mostly use stick levels even to double check the laser. Should up my technology game as I rely on the laser measuring tool a lot.
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 960
Posted By fred54
vessel sinks and barn doors. Can't wait for...

vessel sinks and barn doors. Can't wait for these trends to die
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By fred54
my job got easier when I gave up the need to try...

my job got easier when I gave up the need to try and have absolutely every need covered all the time. It was great to go to my truck and pull out a 3 way paddle switch with a dimmer and hand it to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,272
Posted By fred54
You're also taking on the responsibility of...

You're also taking on the responsibility of making other peoples lives your own. On a major remodel or build, they're happiness sometimes relies upon the job you are able to do. That's a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,084
Posted By fred54
It feels good to do nice things for nice people. ...

It feels good to do nice things for nice people.

It is inspiring to hear about nice people doing things for other nice people.

Thanks for sharing.

I had the opposite problem with an...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By fred54
that's why I posted. Others can learn from my...

that's why I posted. Others can learn from my mistake.
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By fred54
Liability Insurance

Something I never thought about. My thread from a few months ago came true and I have moved to Nashville from central NJ.

I went to cancel my liability insurance and was told that if someone...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,076
Posted By fred54
learning to say no is a big one. I'm also bad at...

learning to say no is a big one. I'm also bad at not dinging the customer enough when they expand the scope of the work.
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,413
Posted By fred54
I was helping my neighbor with a plumbing leak...

I was helping my neighbor with a plumbing leak last week. Couldn't find my good pipe cutter in my plumbing box, picked up a new one so I'd have it.

Cleaned and organized my plumbing stuff...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,412
Posted By fred54
doing demo on your own work

Give me a time machine, I will go back 7 years and punch myself in the face.

Redoing my own bathroom, prepping my house for sale. Hardibacker, screws installed in what appears to be 1" centers...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,845
Posted By fred54
you should have stopped him BEFORE he pecked out...

you should have stopped him BEFORE he pecked out all your hair.
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,102
Posted By fred54
customers home is sacred. Never look anywhere...

customers home is sacred. Never look anywhere without express permission. I have keys to at least a dozen of my customers houses and I would never do anything or venture anywhere out of where I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,572
Posted By fred54
This is why I am so happy I don't advertise...

This is why I am so happy I don't advertise anywhere.
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By fred54
wife got a job offer she couldn't refuse. Where...

wife got a job offer she couldn't refuse. Where she goes I go.
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,640
Posted By fred54
a little old lady who lived alone needed some...

a little old lady who lived alone needed some light maintenance done. I wasn't really in the residential business then my main focus was industrial equipment repair but I knew my way around a house...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,764
Posted By fred54
No offense but there's a lot of stupid here in...

No offense but there's a lot of stupid here in this post. A bridge collapsed and people are dead and you make it political?

And because more kids died traveling to protests (source please?) you...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,337
Posted By fred54
One man show with 6 or 7 reliable and trusted...

One man show with 6 or 7 reliable and trusted subs which means I often get left with the odds and ends.

The other day I was pulling an old patio door and getting frustrated. Finally popped it...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,367
Posted By fred54
I have learned that the moment a new customer...

I have learned that the moment a new customer says something along the lines of "Previous contractor stunk or was a ripoff or I've had 10 different guys in here they were all bad" it is time to run...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,298
Posted By fred54
I just helped out a friend who had pipes run in...

I just helped out a friend who had pipes run in their attic (in NJ) when they had an addition built many years ago. (I would never run pipes in an attic.)

Anyway, for 10 years they'd leave their...
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