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Old 07-30-2010, 02:47 PM   #1
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Hello, my name is Vinny. "Handy" Vinny for the purposes of this chat room.

I am a former teacher, but now my main business is lawn care. I also do some paint contracting work, as well. Other areas of interest are flooring, masonry, and independent construction scholarship.

My father was a paint contractor and later worked for a large distributor of paint additives and packaging materials until his employment was terminated due to alleged misappropriation of funds. He died an unjustly shamed man. Litigation is ongoing.

While I am looking forward to reading everyone's posts and replies, I am here to learn a few things. I promise that I will keep my own contributions and other activities to a minimum; however, if I think I can be of any help to anyone, I may humbly submit advice or guidance.

I am a newcomer to online construction and contracting forums. It's been a long and very bumpy road, but I feel that I have developed a very deep understanding of what exactly constitutes appropriate and inappropriate behavior in the forums, as well as a reasonably good grasp of overall chat room etiquette.

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Old 07-30-2010, 03:54 PM   #2
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I should add that I would be willing to address any questions concerning lawn maintenance and care in the Off-Topic forum. Thank you.
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:02 PM   #3
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Hello Vinny, thanks for the intro. I think you set a new record for number of posts on the first day, you might want to pace yourself!
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You sure he's not a virus?
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LOL, I checked, seems like a "live one"
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Hi. Point taken. I will scale back replying on here. I apologize if I've created any confusion. I hate being the new guy and am trying to meet everyone. Take care.
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Hi. Point taken. I will scale back replying on here. I apologize if I've created any confusion. I hate being the new guy and am trying to meet everyone. Take care.
You are fine Vinny, you don't need to scale back, well maybe in the intro section Look forward to hearing from you.
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Welcome, how do I get rid of crab grass?
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Thank you.

As to the crabgrass issue, it can be very difficult to get rid of, indeed.

Crabgrass is, in a certain sense, self-propagating. I could write a lengthy screed write now about how much I hate dealing with it and the necessary steps that one needs to take to eradicate and prevent it.

This article is a good starting point.

Please know that no matter how extensive your crabgrass problem is, it is something that the average home owner can take care of on his own, as is the case with most all lawn care issues.
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What about grubs?



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Thank you.

As to the crabgrass issue, it can be very difficult to get rid of, indeed.

Crabgrass is, in a certain sense, self-propagating. I could write a lengthy screed write now about how much I hate dealing with it and the necessary steps that one needs to take to eradicate and prevent it.

This article is a good starting point.

Please know that no matter how extensive your crabgrass problem is, it is something that the average home owner can take care of on his own, as is the case with most all lawn care issues.
Thanks! I can't find any and my wife keeps saying we have crabs in our grass. What's it look like? May be I don't know what to look for.
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Hello Vinny, be sure to check out www.contractortalk.com as well, it has a lot of lawn care guys there as well as all kinds of different contractors.

How long have you been painting? Where are you located?
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It's cool to have the opportunity to help a lawn care pro become more educated about painting professionally. Makes me feel like the grass could be seen as green on this side of the fence after all. And we can learn about lawn care as well. Win win!



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It's cool to have the opportunity to help a lawn care pro become more educated about painting professionally. Makes me feel like the grass could be seen as green on this side of the fence after all. And we can learn about lawn care as well. Win win!
This works out perfect, cause as we teach him, he could teach plain how to do lawn care. Get that boy working again

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Hi Vinny, Welcome to Painttalk. I'm sure allot of us will be asking you questions in the near future on how to fix dead grass we killed due to following the RRP guidelines. So far the best answer we have here is to paint it green before we leave the job. I have a feeling that's not going to fly with to many home owners.

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I feel that I have developed a very deep understanding of what exactly constitutes appropriate and inappropriate behavior in the forums, as well as a reasonably good grasp of overall chat room etiquette.

Most regulars (myself included) have no inclination to indulge in appropriate behavior and reasonable chat room etiquette.

But welcome anyway.

Watch out, it can be a tough crowd.
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