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Old 01-29-2009, 10:56 PM   #21
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I am a 2 guy gig.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:00 PM   #22
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So you 2 are still going im guessing, I handed my bid proposal to a gc he said a little high on the numbers I muttered under my breath wouldnt be if you didnt add 15%grr smiled and took it like a hooker.
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GC's got to love em. Some of them are pretty good though, i have been lucky over the years and have met some good CG's and buiders.

So how many years working for someone else? never mind 12 years you said. That is a good bit. I have about 10 years in this line of work.
Were you military?

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Why you always sexually harrassing our members. You getting desperate Timma? Shouldn't have d!cked me off this weekend the club was jumping with crazy old chicks that would've been all over you.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:16 PM   #25
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This one is a carpenter who wants to be gc . Hes a great guy really everyone wants something for next to nothing,Unless they really like good quality.Best bang for the buck.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:18 PM   #26
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Work i worked for 1 contractor for 12 years he was like my dad. Wouldnt even look me in eye when i left he said gl you can always come back. 9 hr days 6 days a week saw him more than my wife.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:26 PM   #27
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welcome Matt.

Southern VT ? Which town?

I had a good friend who grew up in Jamaica (VT, not the island nation for all you city slickers) and when she resettled in Rutland (actually, Shrewsbury), the locals thought of her as a flatlander. Tough audience up there



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Old 01-29-2009, 11:30 PM   #28
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yep most of my work is done stratton mtn to bellows falls not much where i live bf but anything north of here 1 hr just about any direction ill go im a ***** painter ill go where ever they pay me.
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Sounds like you drive through Jamaica on 100.

lots of good money up at Stratton. Skied a lot there in the 60's. A childhood buddy's family had a second home over in Dublin NH. Beautiful country.

We're all *****s. Lady called the other day, "Where do you work? Do you travel this far"?

"I go where there are walls to be papered"

and heck, she's only 50 minutes away - well maybe an hour and a half at the wrong time.



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Old 01-30-2009, 03:11 PM   #30
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Hehehe im with you im not afraid to travel 1hr to work i did it for 12 years . Go where they will pay me id like to work closer to home if they would pay me .
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Welcome my friend from the sunny side. (Cali)
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I think I remember you...

do I have 20 dang posts YET?!?
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do I have 20 dang posts YET?!?
Got a little farther to go.
Do you use a truck or a van Wise?
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:42 PM   #34
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Got a little farther to go.
Do you use a truck or a van Wise?

Van, I wouldn't mind a small Toyota truck though.

You?
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I run a van. I would like to get a different van with a 6 instead of a 8.
Do you keep your van neat or is it cluttered?
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Do you keep your van neat or is it cluttered?

It really depends on the job.
If it is a longer more involved contract you will find a major clutter of fast food bags in the front while the back has been emptied of all the tools.
With 1~2 day jobs the front is sparkling clean, but the tools are cluttered in the back because I am not using them enough to keep them organized.
I guess it is always cluttered in one way or another.

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LOL mine too, in one way or another that is.

Do they run a lot of crown, layered crown and excessive trim your way?
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LOL mine too, in one way or another that is.

Do they run a lot of crown, layered crown and excessive trim your way?
I wish they threw more layered crown and pin molding trim on ceilings more often!
Mostly I find 6" angled crown when I do trim. Here in the midwest people are not into much of the Colonial style trim, it is pretty much a rustic chic look around here. Lots of tans and dark browns with distressed stagecoach trunks in the corner.
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In these parts they put a lot of trim in a house. Sometimes to the point of being obscene. Detailed mantels, detailed headers built above windows multiple layers of crown.
They do a lot of stain work for trim around you don't they?
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In these parts they put a lot of trim in a house. Sometimes to the point of being obscene. Detailed mantels, detailed headers built above windows multiple layers of crown.
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They do a lot of stain work for trim around you don't they?
Not really in the new construction, unless it is the built ins. For those everyone uses knotty alder coated with Colonial Minwax, and GemCoat medium rubbed precat.
Really generic stuff.
Any repaint I work on is filled with that gross 1980's Golden Oak/aged patina stain.
Right now I am preparing to do away with all of the stained trim in a huge McMansion circa 1975. It will be a piece by piece, room by room job but it will keep the lights on and steaks in the freezer for at least 2 months.

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