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    About all you can do is put up game cameras of at...

    About all you can do is put up game cameras of at least signs that say you have cameras. It is a battle around here also but I always win.
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    High five the drywaller, fire the plumber?

    High five the drywaller, fire the plumber?
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    Homie measured right just in the wrong...

    Homie measured right just in the wrong spot....ISBM that is pretty much HD Style except they don't even put a back on vanities.
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    Weed much? When I lay out cabinet holes I always...

    Weed much? When I lay out cabinet holes I always do it on the back and put the box next to where it goes before I drill. As my Dad would say, "Does it fuckin' look right?"
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    Among other things. When you work on stupid...

    Among other things. When you work on stupid expensive houses, you reality need to move so far beyond acceptable and functional. So for a sink base, when you open the doors, you should see as little...
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    Waste in the wall, supply in the floor is hack....

    Waste in the wall, supply in the floor is hack. If you are gonna do that, don't glue in the PVC. That's why the trimmer went hack because he didn't have the skills or the patience to wrestle the...
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    Welcome to the internet! Make sure you get a...

    Welcome to the internet! Make sure you get a Certificate of Insurance naming you as specifically insured, a written defined scope of work with terms for contingencies and a building permit on-site...
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    We are saying the same thing. All the rich guys...

    We are saying the same thing. All the rich guys love to be all "free market" until the "demand" is high for the product they want.

    In 2008 nobody was tossing a couple Gs at their contractor...
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    Sweet, I hope those tools on the internet can get...

    Sweet, I hope those tools on the internet can get the job done for you! If not, make sure you bring it up with the contractors you speak with an a negotiating tactic.

    How many yards of mud? How...
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    "I wish it didn't cost that much" does not equal...

    "I wish it didn't cost that much" does not equal "that guy is trying to rip me off!" . Every time someone thinks my prices are to high, I ask them to give me a detailed estimate as to what they...
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    What do you expect it to cost and why? Hint:...

    What do you expect it to cost and why? Hint: shit costs money. Make sure to price out equipment, disposal, concrete, prep, labor etc. Start adding by $thousands and see where you get to.
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    I'm guessing I've spent a thousand nights...

    I'm guessing I've spent a thousand nights sleeping in the back of my pickup over the years. Never once have a needed an app to ensure a good nights sleep. But I don't have a Yeti nor an Instagram...
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    The San Rafael Swell is dual sport heaven. I...

    The San Rafael Swell is dual sport heaven. I rode North of 70 but around Buckskin Wash and the Swinging Bridge and didn't really see anyone in 100 miles. It's like the anti-Moab. Maybe I've said...
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    I vote for learning the hard way. You ain't...

    I vote for learning the hard way. You ain't living until your spent a day digging holes with a rock bar after you about broke your wrist and got in a fight with your buddy running a two man auger.
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    This is good advice. I've seen those Chachi's...

    This is good advice. I've seen those Chachi's all over the world. I can ski better than them and I can have more fun. But other than that, their game is tight. They kinda give off that vibe that...
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    That's like a less redneck version of a project I...

    That's like a less redneck version of a project I had back in the day. An excavator friend of my boss had just bought a 40acre pasture that had a steel building that had never been erected just...
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    You really don't know that without knowing the...

    You really don't know that without knowing the clients. These escalation clauses don't really represent sellers real well it today's market. But that's residential real estate for you. Everyone is...
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    "Bro, do you even know how to cope base?" "Don't...

    "Bro, do you even know how to cope base?"
    "Don't put that framing lumber on my saw, that's an 80t Tenryu"
    "These framers should be shot!"

    Everyone should frame, hang the rock, and then trim...
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    And for fucks sake, if you are, gonna play trim...

    And for fucks sake, if you are, gonna play trim carpenter make sure you play the part. Loud music, skate shoes, Axle Rose headband, headlamp, mechanical pencil, machinists ruler, jigs for...
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    I could live that life for sure. Excluding...

    I could live that life for sure.

    Excluding rafts and kayaks, my family is boatless for the first time in my life. My dad sold his boat for stupid money this spring. He claims it didn't cost...
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    For a non-pancake oil-less homo compressor, these...

    For a non-pancake oil-less homo compressor, these are pretty decent. Spend the $ on a real nice hose with Milton fittings.
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    Asking "how hard is trim" is like asking "how...

    Asking "how hard is trim" is like asking "how hard is skiing" and equalizing the bunny slope and Corbett's. Paint grade build in with some $.60/linear MDF is like messing with playdough. Keep doing...
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    Yes. Everyone probably has there own way. I use...

    Yes. Everyone probably has there own way. I use the edge of the margin trowel and make a V in the mix. I want it to kinda sag back in on itself about 1/2 way. You can fake it a bit my making some...
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    Again, situational but frequently if I have a...

    Again, situational but frequently if I have a bunch of out of square cuts I'll just come back and do that the next day. Lay all the full piece field tile and then cut and label off the perimeter...
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    Its kinda horses for courses thing but its...

    Its kinda horses for courses thing but its easiest to keep your grout joint even is you use the laser to set the longest straight line (or points) and build off that. 9" tiles ain't to bad for...
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    Leveling spacers and a laser. I enjoy a moderate...

    Leveling spacers and a laser. I enjoy a moderate amount of tile but have basically quit doing it for money. I'm too slow. The good crews are absolute wizards. Sometimes I'm not even sure how they...
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    You said, "Code". That is juristiticational but...

    You said, "Code". That is juristiticational but unlikely what ever office monkey your are dealing with knows that. It is probably something like:

    36" minimum height
    4" maximum gap (simplified)...
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    Photos of what? It really depends on what you are...

    Photos of what? It really depends on what you are trying to get done. If this insurance co. is just looking at the liability/builders risk/osha side of things then what you are looking for is a...
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    #can I poop in your van?

    #can I poop in your van?
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    This requires that you answer a questionnaire: ...

    This requires that you answer a questionnaire:

    a. Do you self identify as #homeless or #van life?

    b. Do rules apply to you or just other people?

    c. Does you vehicle have equal of better off...
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    ^^^ I'm thinking dumb. What are you gonna bolt...

    ^^^ I'm thinking dumb. What are you gonna bolt it to? And I think the term you are looking for is "forstner bit:.
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    OK, well I'm a bit polluted by people that have...

    OK, well I'm a bit polluted by people that have too much money and don't mind paying way to much for a shelf so here goes.

    You want a 2X of the same species as the bench nearby. Have it planned...
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    We use all kinds of different materials. I'm...

    We use all kinds of different materials. I'm assuming you want stain grade. You are gonna need some type of cleat and possibly a shelf bracket if it's gonna take any weight. If I was charging for...
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    Assuming you are talking about the neighbor, high...

    Assuming you are talking about the neighbor, high five. If you are talking about the dog, you are an asshole.
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    Kinda but not really. Blowing it off until later...

    Kinda but not really. Blowing it off until later in the week. Gonna polish but my bookkeeping for the year before I get with the accountant for taxes and mutha fuckin' insurance audit time.

    All...
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    I'm pretty sure they are making money on all of...

    I'm pretty sure they are making money on all of it. The high end guys are getting 20% on top of everything. The project manager, office chick, designer etc. are all line items. But on top of that...
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    Pretty much. I love it when after the...

    Pretty much. I love it when after the pre-construction walkthough I say something like, "Nice to meet you. I don't think we are going to be a good fit for each other. Best of luck".

    I've had...
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    It's bad. I used to get friendly with the...

    It's bad. I used to get friendly with the customers, do walk thoughts and such, but now I just run away. With the $1K sq. ft. builds, it seems like at some point the husband is just fuckin' over...
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    Us trim carpenters usually just call them rent a...

    Us trim carpenters usually just call them rent a friends.
  40. Any chance that towing and the blow'd up Chev at...

    Any chance that towing and the blow'd up Chev at 100K are related? What are you pulling? It is unpopular around idea around here but 1/2 tons just don't stand up to their tow ratings. Its just...
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    I think you guys are expressing how a lot of...

    I think you guys are expressing how a lot of people in a lot of mountain towns are feeling about now. Its not so much that it snuck up on us, more that the place of change has been so rapid the last...
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    That looks like an indirect fired hot water...

    That looks like an indirect fired hot water heater? You got radiant heat of some sort? Looks like on old school-ish mixing valve set up. That shit gets confusing.
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    Well cooler carrying under a tonneau for...

    Well cooler carrying under a tonneau for starters. I'm sure there is something else.
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    I'v given Phish more than my share of shit over...

    I'v given Phish more than my share of shit over the years but he is one of the most honest real posters around this place. He has communicated he life challenges and by all accounts is living a good...
  45. Thread: Trucks.

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    Got it. Sounds like a small enclosed trailer...

    Got it. Sounds like a small enclosed trailer would be your best bet.
  46. Thread: Trucks.

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    Check with the overland crowd. I'm sure you can...

    Check with the overland crowd. I'm sure you can source some custom fabricated locking aluminum amounts all types of totes and coolers.
  47. Its not hard to understand, its just supprising. ...

    Its not hard to understand, its just supprising. Don't worry, I find a lot of what people do surprising. For better or worse, I like different stuff. I hope you have a great time. I don't want my...
  48. OK counselor...its like your vacation right? I...

    OK counselor...its like your vacation right? I mean you lived in B Town, have been back and used to spend a lot of your youth in Southern Vermont. Wanna cross somethings off the list because it's...
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    Fix what needs fixing, get it detailed etc. and...

    Fix what needs fixing, get it detailed etc. and present it as a unicorn and I'd think you'd get $25K. Like you said, now is the time. Powerpokes and preDEF oilburners seem to be waning in...
  50. I'm not sure if I was high functioning, lucky or...

    I'm not sure if I was high functioning, lucky or what but I graduated from UVM in 4 years with a double major, worked full time at Smuggs and skied, partied and fucked off all the time.

    Then I...
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