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Anyone care to share their New Year Resolutions? I'm posting this early, as some of mine 'time out' shortly after midnite this Tuesday!

Mine here:

No ground up/down posts
No merrit shop/union shop
No duct tape
No code quotes
No butchering Marc D Shunk's name again
No 5kv megger fishing

Jeeze, this sure is a negative post.

PS - and thank all of the forum members for their input and patience

Best Wishes Everyone
 

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Duct Tape

Instead of duct tape how about
" Aluminum anondized, cross fiber impregnated, self adhesive tape"
;)
 

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"Aluminum anondized, cross fiber impregnated, self adhesive tape"

Is that a euphanism for 'duct tape'

You must be one of those 'technocrats'. I like it!

Whatever you call it, that 'adhesive' stickum doesn't come off easily . . . In my orbit it was the bane of the contractor.

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I saw the title about reVolutions and I thought we were going to war:laughing:
then I saw you meant resolutions. Those are those things that I see as a challange as to how quickly I can break every one so I tend to not make any to begin with.
 

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Resolutions.

1. Never get suckered into the wet eyed request.
2 Never say OK pay me later.
3 Never offer a discount before the job is completed.
4 Never give a price before looking at the job.
5 Never install customers equipment.
6 Never do emergency call outs and charge 'normal rates.
7 Never give your pal sound advice but not take it yourself
8 Never pay 'pro forma' for materials. Get the customer to do it.
9 Never buy the newest 'fast fix' gimmick.
10 Never keep your resolutions


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I'm lost without duct tape. :whistling2:

I am doing a restaurant at a rather high end complex in Annapolis. Hotel, condo building, some "shoppes". I watched a guy drive in with a Lincoln Town Car- late model, clean, waxed, etc. In the back window was a roll of duct tape. I don't know why, but it just cracked me up! :laughing:

I guess no matter how much money you have, duct tape is still an OK fix! :thumbsup:
 

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"I watched a guy drive in with a Lincoln Town Car- late model, clean, waxed"

I'd forget about the duct tape . . .
Watch him. He may be the guy who is not going to pay you!

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"I watched a guy drive in with a Lincoln Town Car- late model, clean, waxed"

I'd forget about the duct tape . . .
Watch him. He may be the guy who is not going to pay you!
No, I know what that one looks like.... :rolleyes:

Happy New Year Everyone and Best Wishes
Same here!!
 

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I'm lost without duct tape. :whistling2:

I am doing a restaurant at a rather high end complex in Annapolis. Hotel, condo building, some "shoppes". I watched a guy drive in with a Lincoln Town Car- late model, clean, waxed, etc. In the back window was a roll of duct tape. I don't know why, but it just cracked me up! :laughing:

I guess no matter how much money you have, duct tape is still an OK fix! :thumbsup:

Town car huh, maybe he had the contractor bags and the shovel an axe in the trunk...
 

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Town car huh, maybe he had the contractor bags and the shovel an axe in the trunk...

Hotel and condos are complete, and open for business. So are some of the shoppes.
 

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Hotel and condos are complete, and open for business. So are some of the shoppes.
Not that familiar with NY guys huh? Never a big Sopranos fan either?

Let's just say some rope, duct tape, plastic garbage bags, a shovel, an axe, a large knife, and a hacksaw are standard equipment in many Cadi and Lincoln trunks in the NYC area.
 

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Not that familiar with NY guys huh? Never a big Sopranos fan either?

Let's just say some rope, duct tape, plastic garbage bags, a shovel, an axe, a large knife, and a hacksaw are standard equipment in many Cadi and Lincoln trunks in the NYC area.
Well, lets just say that this particular driver didn't meet that demographic.

These restaurant owners, on the other hand, are almost a stereotype. They would fit right in with Tony Soprano.
 
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