I have been successful and profitable in large part due to searching this site, gleaning wisdom from it, and posting pertinent questions.Dead threads come alive. I didn’t learn any of my worthwhile tricks from reading or word of mouth. I learned watching/helping seasoned trades people & studying conclusions myself. I figure they are well worth keeping to myself. Call it what you will but mine came way to hard to just spit out.
I was brought up through the trades by my grandfather who was well versed foundation to roof but we didn’t do mechanicals for obvious reasons. I consider myself well versed from finishing slabs to hot tar on flat roofs both resi & commercial. I’ve seen nothing on the trick threads I haven’t practiced or didn’t know. For me most are common knowledge & learned hands on. The business end for me came with more time as it did for you. As for sharing don’t get me wrong I’m all for it, on the other hand theres too many things to mention that’s learned hands on. Point being the important tricks come with hands on learning, not just something worthwhile I can just spit out. We all learn different & are all put together different. Maybe part of it was being brought up with some real hard arse carps & respect for the trades. So my best way to express my tricks would be having a hand there to teach hands on. But there’s always going to be people searching the net for quick & easy.Except here, you have experienced tradesmen from a variety of trades offering multiple perspectives leading to the best conclusions. Keeping each other in check and offering insights not often shared by differing trades
Maybe I'm dense, but what obvious reasons? Licensing? I'm fortunate enough to live in a state that has little of that, so I pretty much do A to Z plus some. If there's something I haven't done, or done much of, I do my homework instead of hacking it. That's where a site like this shines.I was brought up through the trades by my grandfather who was well versed foundation to roof but we didn’t do mechanicals for obvious reasons.
Agreed. I’m sure Pop made something off the top but surely left a bunch on the work bench. Yea if it’s too big for us to handle subs are called on. PEX sure has made life easier in the plumbing field though. A far cry from anything before it.No disrespect to Pop, but good business is about putting money in your own pocket vs someone else's.