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  1. Re: Immigration Reform-Can't Find Enough Workers

    There is definitely some silliness going on here now with all of the accusations.

    There are a number of reasons why I would be hesitant to contract with someone from out of state for a large...
  2. Thread: Job Photos

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    Re: Job Photos

    I'm thinking the trench is dug that way to meet OSHA requirements for cave-in prevention.
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    Re: Profit Markup - Fixed Price vs. Cost+

    I have always used a cost-plus percentage or cost-plus fixed-fee model, depending on the size and complexity of the project. I think that the "spread" you'd have on a fixed price vs. cost-plus...
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    Re: Wobble lights/ job site lighting?

    I bought this light in August of last year:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00076ENGE/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    It is one of the best tools I've ever purchased. It doesn't put...
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    Re: GC Material Acquisition Accounts

    The issue isn't capital or credit; it's trust.

    It seems to me that if you trust a guy enough to deal with your clients and manage your projects, you should be able to trust him enough to order...
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    Re: How Do I Get Smarter?

    I'm currently reading "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan. It explores the role industrial agriculture plays in our lives - I was an agronomy major in college so maybe I find it more...
  7. Re: i would like to make my home energy efficent

    Dave,

    If you weren't going to air seal from the exterior, what sort of things would you be looking to air seal from the interior of a finished home?

    We're getting a new furnace in a couple of...
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    Re: jacuzzi style bathtubs

    We have a Kohler that is just fine - I haven't experienced any nastiness coming out of the jets after we haven't used it for awhile. I second the idea that you should get an inline heater, the water...
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    Re: fien multi tool

    It took me awhile to get a Fein, but once you have one, you'll wonder how you lived without it...especially if you do remodeling.
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    Re: How Can I Sync My Droid With Outlook?

    Maybe I'm naive, but I've never worried about it too much. I don't send sensitive info/account info/credit card numbers over email so I don't think there's anything too interesting. "Oooh, so and...
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    Re: How Can I Sync My Droid With Outlook?

    I agree with Aaron - I think the syncing is mostly seamless if you try to use Google products for everything. I did just find a great task management app/widget in Gtask. I never really had a...
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    Re: What do you pay for food?

    I guess I never thought that they didn't jive, but I see what you're getting at. It's not like I have a Budweiser budget. :)
  13. Thread: Line Borer

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    Re: Line Borer

    We've had the Delta for a few years now and I don't have anything negative to say about it. I wouldn't call it portable, but you can move it around if need be.

    Adam
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    Re: What do you pay for food?

    My wife and I budget $600/month for grocery/toiletry expenses. We buy some meat (chicken or fish) but I hunt deer, so we usually have enough red meat to last us for the year. The $600 doesn't...
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    Re: Lightweight concrete over Radiant

    Maybe a little late, but you'll definitely want to prime at a minimum. When we do lightweight over Advantech, we also staple lathe down...cheap insurance against a possible nightmare scenario (if...
  16. Thread: Water Flow

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    Re: Water Flow

    We had a client complain because of a wait a little over a minute. I can only imagine a client's wrath with a 4-minute wait. Even with the dismissed suggestion of a recirc in the back of their...
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    Re: Laundry... stacking vs side-by-side

    Though we're still in the dark ages with a top load washer, my vote is for side-by-side. This is our laundry room, which isn't fancy by any means, but I really like to be able to stand in front of...
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    Re: When do you schedule?

    I'd much prefer to lose the bidding process altogether, but it seems to be a necessary evil unless you can have 5 architects who think you're the best thing ever.

    I just met with some clients on...
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    Re: When do you schedule?

    We do a little thinking about schedule in terms of a general length of time while at the bidding stage in order to determine if our fee is appropriate for the length of the job. Maybe we'll ask a...
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    Re: Is there a section for Help Wanted?

    Everybody else is making EZ money!

    Sort of kidding...selling like that is not a skill set I currently possess.

    Adam
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    Re: Splinter from hell

    I think the worst I've done to myself is run my ring finger into a belt sander.

    I was scribing an end panel to a wall and had the panel sitting on a set of horses. Some dust had accumulated on...
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    Re: Question for Festool

    I love it when manufacturers keep pricing the same at all stores. I hate shopping and I want item X to cost Y. Stihl does it and so does Patagonia, but you can get closeouts and sales from time to...
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    Re: Hiring Criteria

    My wife sells pre-employment background screening services for a large company. They serve as a consumer reporting agency for credit checks, criminal history and driving histories as well as...
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    Re: Publicity and the property tax assessor

    That would be fair only if the same methods of valuation were used when an appraisal was being done! "Oh, that looks nice. That cost what, $200K extra? Well, I guess I need to put that figure in...
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    Re: I-joist always shorter than rim joist

    That's what I always thought, too. I've NEVER had an engineered rim be the same height as an engineered joist and we've used both TJI and BC.

    I do have to say I like the way BC chamfers the...
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