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  1. Commercial Construction
    I’m trying to figure out the best way to build a cable system to support my outdoor lights. My backyard has a fence constructed with 4x4 posts anchored 3 feet deep with concrete and my original idea was to lag bolt 15 ft 4x4 posts to each of the current 4x4 fence posts in the corners. Creating a...
  2. Concrete & Paving
    This may seem like a foolish question, but I am trying to work this out and cannot come up with a solid solution. We are remodeling a restaurant space for a property owner. The existing concrete floor is 12" below the threshold for the entryway and exit door. We have been asked to pour a new...
  3. General Discussion
    Hey guys what do you guys think about mixing a little bit metal with wood in framing. I attached a picture. Is it ok?
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys! New member here. Just stumbled across this forum but looks like it has a bunch of experienced folks on here. I’m currently an office manager at a local veterinary clinic here in the Bay Area, CA. It’s a fairly busy clinic (we have 4-5 vets etc) so I take pride in my work and dedicate...
  5. General Discussion
    hope everyone is well, let me share a little of my knowledge/history so you guys know where im coming from, ever since i was 13 i was working summers at my family company which is a lumber mill, recycling wood, mulch etc i finished highschool at 16 and have been working full time since as a log...
  6. Business
    Hello all, Looking for legal advise. I have an interesting scenario here. I haven't included names for privacy copyright purposes. For 7 years an independent company contracted my GC business to perform in-home installations of prefabricated closet systems for their major retail client. They...
  7. Plumbing
    :furious:Hey now that I have you attention,, I have a bit of a problem and looking for some advice.. I am a self employed plumber and have been in business for 3 years, last year I obtained a contract to install 22 toilets for a govenment housing co-op,, All the flanges if needed repair were...
  8. Marketing & Sales
    No, I'm not going to tell you something about myself. My screen name says it all. I'll let my words do the talking. I will state that I have been helping contractors with marketing for over 30+ years. I see sooooooooooo much bad information here, it makes me cringe knowing some of you who...
  9. Business
    I know this is a somewhat of a common theme in these forum's because I read a few posts about it, but I'm in a weird situation and could really use some advice. I lost a job to a guy who the property owner said was "drastically lower" than my proposal. It was not really a job that we market...
  10. General Discussion
    Hey guys, I frequently am visiting the site, but I haven't posted for a while. Well we are doing alot better than we once were, and I thank everyone for the help and advice I had recieved back in the day. :thumbsup: So I'm back, for those of you that don't know my story I'm 24 and work for my...
  11. General Discussion
    Here's a great resource for people that are new to Remodeling. I have watched some of his videos and he has some great a advice and great tips. I have no business relation with him, just to make it clear. leave a comment, maybe he can make a video from a shared tip, advice.
  12. Marketing & Sales
    Ok so here is my problem, let me start by saying I have been going through the previous threads for the past couple of hours and I have yet to find exactly what I'm looking for. So if it has already been covered then maybe you can point me in the right direction. Due to the Recession I have...
  13. Sandblasting
    This is one of the blast pots I'm looking at purchasing, I've seen it come up in conversation a couple of times...any one have this pot out there in Contractortalk land?? Sounds like a decent Multi Media pot...any advice on this one? I want to be able to blast the following without much...
  14. New Member Introductions
    how does one become an apprentice to be a general contractor I am a Painting contractor and I am currently working as a security guard. I received my contractors license the end of last year. I know this is a long shot posting this on yelp, but I figure it can't hurt. When I started my business...
  15. Excavation & Site Work
    I've been in the asphalt repair business for 4 years now and I'm looking to buy a small excavator to expand. I want to sell myself as a small job guy.(Fence post holes,mini-excavation and restricted acces work) I went to see a John Deere 17d,Cat 301.8,kubota kx41 and finally the Yanmar Vio17. I...
  16. Concrete & Paving
    Hello everyone, I am new to the forum, and would like to first of all say this site is great! I have gotten a lot of insight into what types of projects everyone is doing and the methods being used. On to my question, I am from a successful family-owned concrete company in Michigan and as many...
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