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Old 12-13-2016, 10:01 AM   #21
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You can also video drywall conditions when you get there and backcharge for cutting out for the boxes that get covered. About $50 each should be enough incentive for them to get it right next time. That's some good beer money there.
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Old 12-13-2016, 11:19 AM   #22
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I was fortunate to have some teachers that gave me some wonderful lessons. for instance, my brother in law, whose grandfather started their company, taught me a lot of stuff when I was young.

pictures was one of them. There are so many ways that they can save your butt, and all it takes is a few minutes of your time.

From slab rough ins, ditches, poured sleeves, and rough in locations as well as wiring run locations, to proof of installation for insurance from theft, flood, and fire, to proof for backup to disputed change orders and damage from other contractors, the list is long. Even when you had to pay for film and developing it was worth it, but now with digital cameras and phones, there is simply no excuse not to do it for your records (unless of course it is basework/proprietary/secret etc and you aren't allowed)
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Are drywallers a race...? ~CS~

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I've found taking a long level to a wall where I think a covered up outlet or switch might be you can see a little hump and cut out the covered up box.

The video footage is a good idea too. Super easy to do at the end of rough in.
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Old 12-13-2016, 01:34 PM   #26
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I quit doing new homes 2 years ago. Had my best year ever this year. But I will grab one of the small little remodels we do. We have another EC here in town that does a really nice job on new home installs, maybe I will sneak in on a weekend and take a pic of his.
Do you generally make more profit margin on remodels than new construction?
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Old 12-13-2016, 01:36 PM   #27
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Waaay more. I honestly would be surprised if we ever made a real profit on a new home.
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But that's the FUN part 99.........

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I'm sure you can get one of those girly glitter phone cases... But, seriously, I get the bigger phone so its easier to read. It fits in my pocket. I can lose things no matter how big or small, so it doesn't matter.
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Get a diamond blade for a grinder for the tile. Helps getting a nice edge for cutting a box into block walls too.
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Absolutely and there are always change orders. Always.
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Not my job to cut tile.
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You'll get the hang of it 99, now you have 2 uses for the phone! Lol!
Then there is also sexting!
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Get a diamond blade for a grinder for the tile. Helps getting a nice edge for cutting a box into block walls too.
I got a diamond tile cutter bit for my Dremel /Rotozip. Works pretty slick. About 20 bucks.
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I got a diamond tile cutter bit for my Dremel /Rotozip. Works pretty slick. About 20 bucks.
Been using mine like that for years and years.
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I finally upgraded from a flip to a smart phone 99 , i think i may have been the last EC in my area too (they made fun of me )

Yes there's a learning curve , you;ll probably use only 10% of it's capabilities like most do, and it will most likely remain smarter than you....

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Oh and, just a heads up 99.....most come with a woman's voice telling you so.....~CS~
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Oh and, just a heads up 99.....most come with a woman's voice telling you so.....~CS~
Ever wonder if she's hot?
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She,s only as hot as your imagination allows her to be... ;-)


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