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    I think we were at $25 an opening in the 70-80's

    I think we were at $25 an opening in the 70-80's
  2. Thread: Staying Busy

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    I remember working 63 straight days one time and...

    I remember working 63 straight days one time and that included a lot of 12+ hour days. Like has been said you take it, because the time comes when you keep picking up the phone to see if it's still...
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    I'm right there with you. Once upon a time there...

    I'm right there with you. Once upon a time there was some money in it, now, I could make a living doing service changes and service calls. I used to make more money, because I would do the jobs that...
  4. Thread: Advertising

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    That was kind of my point, if you do an ad with...

    That was kind of my point, if you do an ad with the local radio station and pay $3000 a month ($36,000 a year) and you only get three or four small jobs, is that really the best place to put your...
  5. Thread: Advertising

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    So not for a business, but for a four day event...

    So not for a business, but for a four day event we put on, we spent $12,000 (four months) on radio and computer ads. Our numbers were actually down this year. The biggest problem is that since we...
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    That's correct, many time's in a corridor you'll...

    That's correct, many time's in a corridor you'll have a suspended ceiling, but just above that you'll have a hard lid, because the created a tunnel.
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    Don't have to remember with residential, you have...

    Don't have to remember with residential, you have required spacing and things that you have to put in, like I said a receptacle every 12' if you see a spot 24' long, you probably have something...
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    I always like when I notice the buried receptacle...

    I always like when I notice the buried receptacle or switch. I asked an electrician one time how you turned the lights on in a room and I got the "really dude?" look, that was until he started...
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    That would be correct. Went to a job one day and...

    That would be correct. Went to a job one day and just shook my head when I walked in, wired glass on the outside and two layers of drywall on the inside and the guys had just tore this wall up. I...
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    The thing I found scary was that a lot of people...

    The thing I found scary was that a lot of people were failing the trade portion and not the business portion.
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    They may go all the way up for sound too. All...

    They may go all the way up for sound too. All the way to the floor or roof doesn't necessarily mean rated, but it is a good indicator.
  12. That's probably the weather resistant type bug...

    That's probably the weather resistant type bug eye. https://www.emergencylight.net/mr16-weatherproof-emergency-light/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMInf2qy62Q3gIVw45-Ch3hJA6zEAQYAiABEgIumvD_BwE
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    Don't forget that you're required to have...

    Don't forget that you're required to have ventilation per the mechanical code. Oh and is the oven rated for damp location? if you put it under the deck.
  14. I don't know the brands, but they make them. Your...

    I don't know the brands, but they make them. Your supply house should be able to help you.
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    I asked a guy one time who was digging the trench...

    I asked a guy one time who was digging the trench him or me? He said he figured I would do it? OK but I charge $60 an hour whether I'm doing electrical work or digging ditches. And? I don't dig...
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    Yep same for me.

    Yep same for me.
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    Point taken, but 100 to 200 sounds pretty resi to...

    Point taken, but 100 to 200 sounds pretty resi to me.
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    Then it probably wouldn't work since it's...

    Then it probably wouldn't work since it's residential we're talking about.
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    I had an HI tell a real estate agent, after I had...

    I had an HI tell a real estate agent, after I had informed her that he was wrong, that he was going to go to his HI meeting and tell them all what an idiot I was. I told her that before he does...
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    There's a couple great videos by Mike Rowe on why...

    There's a couple great videos by Mike Rowe on why there is a shortage of qualified trades people.
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    I was never a fan of flat rate pricing for...

    I was never a fan of flat rate pricing for anything other than new work. You never know what you're going to run into when doing remodel. I've put in new boxes for light fixtures in an hour or so...
  22. Just be carful what you wish for, the only guys I...

    Just be carful what you wish for, the only guys I ever see get let go in the middle of a job are the supers or the PMs. Someone has to be held accountable.
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    always remember that there is no difference...

    always remember that there is no difference between temporary and permanent. People seem to think there is, but there's not.
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    But you do not need to turn off more than one...

    But you do not need to turn off more than one disconnect to shut down the building nor do you need to turn off anything in the building to disconnect the batting cage. They are serving two different...
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    and make sure you don't cut off the stamp

    and make sure you don't cut off the stamp
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