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Old 04-22-2008, 08:04 AM   #31
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At the end of the day, you can't prevent stupid people from doing stupid things; and we all know there are plenty of stupid people in this world. While most people like being told what they want to hear somtimes there is a harsh truth to the misguided work in our projects, and it takes another set of eyes/ears to tell us what might be done differently. I was ready to put in an all new shower valve when someone asked if I had checked the cartridge.... cart before the horse? He was absolutely correct.

Part of the problem with the internet is that I can't see who you, the "pro" are. Maybe you are a licensed, reputable, seasoned, contractor but let me tell you, I cetainly think twice about your advice when you're submitting replies at 10am, 1pm, 3pm, and so on through the day. If you're so good why wouldn't you be out working? There are certainly some people on here who dish out advice that is not warranted, and ocassionally off point. So maybe I do want a second opinion, don't be offended. Mainly those who post in EVERY forum are the ones I want second opinions on. Sparky, I mean no offense to you when I use you as an example here, when you pick a name like "LawnGuy", I find it difficult to take advice on every aspect of homebuilding from you. I feel like I should be taking fertilizer advice, not how to wire my house advice.

Granted, there are some posts on here that just scream "over my head" and I am glad when most people just avoid them. I personally, sincerely appreciate those who do offer their time-tested knowledge, even when the advice is "you're screwed". Now I'm off to the construction forum to post an inquiry for a second opinion on what a drywall contractor recommended.......
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:48 PM   #32
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I did not notice the date before. My apologies. I made an incorrect assumption based on other comments that were made by these two guys.
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:42 AM   #33
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.....Maybe you are a licensed, reputable, seasoned, contractor but let me tell you, I cetainly think twice about your advice when you're submitting replies at 10am, 1pm, 3pm, and so on through the day. If you're so good why wouldn't you be out working? .....
First off, I am not offended by the point you make.

Secondly, to answer your "question":

I and others, Like Ed the Roofer, spend alot of time in the office. You see, we have workers in the field.
My personal situation: I have a business partner (good friend and biz. partner), we also have workers and "project fore-persons". My job: Now-a-days, I primarily do administrative work in our business; estimating, budgeting, expense tracking, manage workers, make tele calls, oversee projects, plan, coordinate, inspect jobs, meet with clients, etc.
So, on an average week, I am in the office anywhere from 40% to as much as 90% of the time. Otherwise, I am on the road, with a cell phone and laptop, that both have internet-access.

So, because I, or others, may be post, at times, during the mid-day, doesn't mean we are not busy juggling work and clients.

(Incidently, I know the industry is slow in many sectors, but we have been straight out slammed with work - we took on 2 more workers last month, and we regularly are forced to turn down projects)

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Old 04-23-2008, 08:17 AM   #34
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First off, I am not offended by the point you make.

Secondly, to answer your "question":

I and others, Like Ed the Roofer, spend alot of time in the office. You see, we have workers in the field.
My personal situation: I have a business partner (good friend and biz. partner), we also have workers and "project fore-persons". My job: Now-a-days, I primarily do administrative work in our business; estimating, budgeting, expense tracking, manage workers, make tele calls, oversee projects, plan, coordinate, inspect jobs, meet with clients, etc.
So, on an average week, I am in the office anywhere from 40% to as much as 90% of the time. Otherwise, I am on the road, with a cell phone and laptop, that both have internet-access.

So, because I, or others, may be post, at times, during the mid-day, doesn't mean we are not busy juggling work and clients.

(Incidently, I know the industry is slow in many sectors, but we have been straight out slammed with work - we took on 2 more workers last month, and we regularly are forced to turn down projects)


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I have 2 kids, a husband, a home, and a job. I often hear people say "you must have a lot of time on your hands to be renovating your basement."

I have absolutely no time on my hands whatsoever, but because I enjoy doing it, I find the time.

Just like a lot of professionals that post on this forum and members. They simply enjoy it, or they would not be doing it.

As a member of this forum, I am very grateful for the expertise that is dispensed both from the professionals and the diyers. If it were not for them, I would not have been able to renovate my basement.

Moneymgmt.....I think Atlantic has "managed his money" very well, that's why he can post on this forum any time he wants.

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What I said was not a directed personal attack on anyone so please don't make it into one. Atlantic has helped me with more than a few situations and I am grateful. He is the first person I hope replies to many of my queries and the last person I need a second opinion against. He and a handfull of others have given enough well founded and unbiased advice that I really don't care how they personally or professionally spend their time. I too own a small business (financial if you couldn't guess) but nothing is more fun than taking on a massive home improvement project in my free time. Some days at the desk, some days on the road; I get that.

I'll still believe there are people who post on here as "professionals" that I wouldn't take advice on much anything from. I'm sorry if you read that sentence and think you're one of them. I truly didn't intend it to be directed at anyone specific.
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Money,

Don't worry about it. Like I said, I wasn't offended and I didn't take it personal. I understood your point.

I was just making a statement for the sake explaining why and how, some of us are able to post during the day.

No worries...
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What I said was not a directed personal attack on anyone so please don't make it into one. Atlantic has helped me with more than a few situations and I am grateful. He is the first person I hope replies to many of my queries and the last person I need a second opinion against. He and a handfull of others have given enough well founded and unbiased advice that I really don't care how they personally or professionally spend their time. I too own a small business (financial if you couldn't guess) but nothing is more fun than taking on a massive home improvement project in my free time. Some days at the desk, some days on the road; I get that.

I'll still believe there are people who post on here as "professionals" that I wouldn't take advice on much anything from. I'm sorry if you read that sentence and think you're one of them. I truly didn't intend it to be directed at anyone specific.
Money, you must have misunderstood my post. I didn't accuse you of attacking anyone. I was just stating an opinion.
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