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  1. Thread: Belled End PVC

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    Around here, the decade it was manufactured....

    Around here, the decade it was manufactured. :lol: I haven't seen non belled ends since 1974



    Crap....old post but, same answer
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    Poll: I am all about the greater good and I don't like...

    I am all about the greater good and I don't like wasting resources.

    Making work is not my style. I'm all about production.
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    If you have to ask about it being risky, I don't...

    If you have to ask about it being risky, I don't think you will be comfortable.

    Starting any small business is risky but generally, you have to do it. A lot of people risk their homes, marriages...
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    I didn't understand a lot of this rant but, I'm...

    I didn't understand a lot of this rant but, I'm successful so imitate me and get a damn deposit :)

    And, lol at "Even Mike Holmes says....":lol:

    What does Snookie have to say about it?
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    If we did strictly one man jobs, we would have...

    If we did strictly one man jobs, we would have one man crews but, a lot of our work is accomplished better with two guys. Especially in remodel, you often need that second hand, even if it's just for...
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    IMO, you shouldn't be billing by the minute (or...

    IMO, you shouldn't be billing by the minute (or 1/4 hour).

    Unless your hourly is around the $200 mark, I'd guess that you are losing money 90% of the time on service type work.

    If you feel the...
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    Ridiculous rhetorical questions and scenarios...

    Ridiculous rhetorical questions and scenarios aren't a good way to make a credible point in a discussion.

    In a business transaction, some degree of faith is necessary. Your suppliers trust that...
  8. Thread: Belled End PVC

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    Around here anyway, belled ends became standard...

    Around here anyway, belled ends became standard in the mid 70's.

    Yes, I am old enough to remember that far back.

    I'm still waiting for belled ends on EMT :happyyes:
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    I would never give a homeowner a large sum of...

    I would never give a homeowner a large sum of money for doing nothing.


    And, doing nothing? There is easily an hours work in a simple estimate.

    I drove to your job site, talked with you about...
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    If this is true, it is...... insane. I am...

    If this is true, it is...... insane. I am supposed to fund your project? I'm a contractor, not a bank.

    50% here, with exceptions.
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    Sub total $XXX.00 Tax $ XX.00 Total ...

    Sub total $XXX.00
    Tax $ XX.00
    Total $XXX.00


    Tell him, "There's your breakdown pal"

    When someone other than a huge corporate account asks for a breakdown, I move on.
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    1. Estimate how long how long it will take. 2....

    1. Estimate how long how long it will take.

    2. Estimate the cost of materials plus markup.

    3. Do the math.

    I'd avoid a T&M on this kind of job because it's worth more than my normal rate....
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    I can't imagine using a dispatcher that didn't...

    I can't imagine using a dispatcher that didn't have a decent knowledge of the electrical business. It would also be helpful to know the tech's personally and understand their strengths, weaknesses...
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    Uhhhh....one is in conduit? Cost...

    Uhhhh....one is in conduit?



    Cost difference?

    Degree of difficulty?

    Availability?
  15. Thread: Tax on labor

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    Kind of. In AZ, we applied full sales tax...

    Kind of.

    In AZ, we applied full sales tax (pushing 10% now) on only the materials on T&M jobs.

    In a recent money grab, the state now requires us to now charge the same tax as on contracting...
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    You KNOW this? I very seriously doubt this....

    You KNOW this?

    I very seriously doubt this. Just because they can deposit funds doesn't mean they can withdraw them. That would be too stupid.

    It has to be a common way to transfer money....
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    In the olden days (until the mid 90's) , working...

    In the olden days (until the mid 90's) , working by myself, I would get the least expensive, best condition truck I could find, drive it till just under 100K miles, then sell it in a year or two for...
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    Drop it off at a manly shop somewhere? :lol:

    Drop it off at a manly shop somewhere? :lol:
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    I suck. Wait, what? I also squirt...

    I suck.


    Wait, what?




    I also squirt plenty of lube in both ends to keep the string from burning in.
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    I wouldn't have. I'd chaulk it up to, one of...

    I wouldn't have. I'd chaulk it up to, one of those things.
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    Sure it did. It said "max recep height". The...

    Sure it did. It said "max recep height". The top of a recep is still the recep,...... right?
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    I was referring to the splice thing.

    I was referring to the splice thing.
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    Is there an amp rating on it? What is the...

    Is there an amp rating on it?

    What is the splice rated for, volts/amps? One would assume that it's rated for at least the wire size it's sized for.

    I'd do it without hesitation.
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    So.......you are the guy that has been doing...

    So.......you are the guy that has been doing that.


    I hate following behind you and trying to add a circuit by using an existing wire as a pull. :lol:



    And earlier, I meant solid 10 was...
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    1. It's not the breaker so don't even try to...

    1. It's not the breaker so don't even try to replace it.

    Troubleshooting 101 says,:



    1. Determine exactly what is out. Test all lights and receps.

    3. UNPLUG EVERYTHING and turn switches...
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