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Gaining on her. Got painting going on too. HO color choices...

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It was a backbar, she wanted to hang this long cabinet over the back bar to hold glasses. I told her the cabinet was not structurally strong enough to hold glasses (it was an antique piece from Mexico with worm holes and hollowed out wood). She said do it anyway, I said no. She couldn't believe I wouldn't do it.
 

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I had a customer that wanted me to install an old Mexican cabinet in an overhead position that was bug eaten and half rotten - I told her no, I wouldn't do it. But I'm paying you, you have to! Nope.
Most contractors will give their customers all the rope they need to hang themselves with. Some customers like it that way....until after they get the work done.
 

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Most contractors will give their customers all the rope they need to hang themselves with. Some customers like it that way....until after they get the work done.
That is why we like home cheapo. Sometimes it gives people ideas and then they hire someone to build it. Other times they think they can handle it than hire someone to build it right.
 

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That is why we like home cheapo. Sometimes it gives people ideas and then they hire someone to build it. Other times they think they can handle it than hire someone to build it right.
Like carpentry lifeguard pulling people out of the deep end.
 

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aww come on hammer,

they get their 'skills' from watching the pros on telebision

the boy and girl actors with their manicured hair and nails, the brand new tape measure, the belt that hasn't seen a day in the field, etc. Talking like they actually have a clue.

within 1/2 an hour or an hour, they have a fully rehabbed home top to bottom, lickity split
 

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aww come on hammer,

they get their 'skills' from watching the pros on telebision

the boy and girl actors with their manicured hair and nails, the brand new tape measure, the belt that hasn't seen a day in the field, etc. Talking like they actually have a clue.

within 1/2 an hour or an hour, they have a fully rehabbed home top to bottom, lickity split
All in less than 30 minutes counting the commercials.
 

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Have a friend that is a cabinet maker. He told me he gave a guy a quote & the guy asked why it was so much. He stated it only took Norm from This Old House when he had his own show an hour to build the cabinets.....

My friend built a kit car on a VW chassis. Drove it to an appointment and when he got out the guy said if he drives a car like that he won't be able to afford his cabinets.
 

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Pulled up to this view at the office a few Monday’s back.

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We had worked that weekend finishing up garage walls and getting ready to joist.

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Used the 3.5 inch flange 16” y’all i joist to span the garage. Pops and my old pal Bob on the install there.

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Note the scaffold. Love setting up that way for porch beam work. The upper 2x8 serving as a pre leveled shelf to set the lvl’s on. Super easy to work long heavy stuff that way.

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Really nice weather down here lately for framing.
 

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Good stuff Stoney...

Business is booming even out on prairie.....

New $35 million school precast and steel school for like 59 students...

And a huge wind farm 20 molds down the road...

If I watch to much of this it makes me want to grab my tool bucket and get it on...

It’s not that putting seeds in a bird feeder is very exciting but I make the most of it...


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Thought I died and went to working mans heaven.

Was working at a Lululemon. Turns out it was a photoshoot day. About 30-40 models wearing the tightest cloths possible some next to nothing. Every age, every race. About had a heart attack when I walked in there. Good thing im still young. They would have been carrying you old Fkers out in a casket. Sorry got no photos to show.

Every once in a while God shines on us working men.
 

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Thought I died and went to working mans heaven.

Was working at a Lululemon. Turns out it was a photoshoot day. About 30-40 models wearing the tightest cloths possible some next to nothing. Every age, every race. About had a heart attack when I walked in there. Good thing im still young. They would have been carrying you old Fkers out in a casket. Sorry got no photos to show.

Every once in a while God shines on us working men.
Congratulations.

10 demerits for no pics!
 

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davey dissin' the geezers,

life has a way of evenin' the score,
kicks you a bit, then tosses you a nice little surprise
 

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Vintage hammerdrill restoration.
 

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Vintage hammerdrill restoration.
I recently bought a Milwaukee corded rotary hammerdrill, had a Makita drill with a hammer setting that not only beat me up, but ended up burning up - had to get something to finish what I was working on. The rotary hammerdrill was night and day to the drill with the hammer setting.

That manual hammerdrill looks like it will get it done - eventually :)
 

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Went out to the log home to do a final clean up. The house also got a new standing seam metal roof on both the garage and home and a $50, 000 concrete tear out and repour in the driveway. the sewer line was covered by a half inch of concrete and was pitched backwards in one place, and electrical conduit was broken and water from the leaking well pipe was flowing into it and leading into the basement.

The ceramic tile was replaced with a natural slate and a more modern look given to the cabinets and countertops.
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Getting some metal working experience with my buddy today.

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Went back to the full house renovation from some months back to touch up some caulking that separated. The owners son had run his metal detector around and came up with this stash. Nothing too interesting but a couple cool old relics. Thought y'all would appreciate.

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Pretty unreal day today. Got double time to set units with a helicopter. We set 14 big units (25 ton cooling) in 30 min. Averaged about 2 min per unit. The pilot was amazing. Spot on with every drop. He flew a 1961 Huey. There were 8 of us from our company and they had 4 guys. 6 guys on the roof 6 guys on the ground. I was in charge of one strap. Wind chill was negative 15. Under the helicopter it was cold cold, but very fun experience. Towards the end the entire streets were lined with people watching.
 

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Davy , that’s an experience and story that you can tell your grandchildren...

I seen it done once back in 1976 in Tulsa...
Tulsa Tech Peoria Campus

The aircranes (helicopters) were a company out of St. Louis...

Flew down in one day and BAM! ..fly back...

We poured a lot of concrete there and we got to watch them pick and set those huge hvac units...

Sorta like this......


 

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Yep Cracker identical to that, just much colder. Ill try to get some better pictures from people in the shop next week. There was also a few from our company filming and we had a drone in the air filming. Ill see if I can get my hands on those.


There was a lot of upset people they were not on the job this weekend at our shop. They were bitching that they have been doing this for 30 years and never got to do this. The people on the job this weekend were those who are on call and the ones who also volunteer for the not so fun weekend work.

We did this because of safety and time. It was a little more expensive than a crane. We would have needed a large crane, they would have had to set up multiple times for the pick. At any given day there is 100 workers on the inside of the building. Our company does not like to set units with people inside. Today the building was empty. We had a safety meeting before hand on how and where the pilot would dump the load or chopper if needed. Overall unreal experience. The sound of the chopper made your heart race.
 
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Thanks Davy , I was wondering about the cost comparison between the chopper and a crane....

Not to mention the safety factor , like how much for a life eh.......

That would be awesome to see the drone video...
 

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Here’s a drones eye view of the new $35 million dollar school going in for about 58 students...
Instead of merging with the neighboring school 20 miles over in the county seat , the Town voted to tax and spend spend spend...
The people in town who do not pay property taxes all voted yes on the tax increase.....
The towns population has declined by almost 25% since the 2010 census and continues to slide.
The school is not sustainable in light of the statistics but damn the stats!..tax and spend!..
Just last year the school replaced all the old windows with energy efficient ones.
One year later and those windows are gonna be demolished.
Same with the new roof they just put on.
Instead of cutting expenses these idiots are spending tax money like drunken sailors..