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Yes, another roll call: How many of you are tradesmen?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by **DONOTDELETE**, Feb 22, 2002.

    Just want to know how many blue collar guys we have. i'm a framing contractor. i build houses. i also do siding and concrete (if i have to) and some finish work. i've probably done a little of just about every buildig trade. so come on, how many construction workers do we have? lets all grab a beer and go to the nudie bar!

    <font color=blue>You think you're excited, feel my nipples!

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  1. 55Willy

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    I used to cut glass and frame houses among other things I guess you could say I'm a jack of all trades and master of none...[​IMG]

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    I install bathtubs and showers on new houseing divisions. When Im not doing that I help out in plumbing.
    Damn framers can never get my stalls right at 60".......LOL


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    Damn framers can never get my stalls right at 60"

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    hey! i resemble that remark! actually i got the width right but on this house i'm doing i didn't get the stub wall out enough. was only like 31 inches and the tub is 32. ooops. the plumber enjoyed pointing that out. duuuuh, jason. i even had the tubs there to measure. sometimes i wonder why i get paid.

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    I've been doing remodeling/painting/landscaping on and off for about 2 years. Nothing fancy. I'm just a pair of hands.

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    Dont forget the wonderful people that drop off and remove your demo cans--- he's not a 'tradesman" but without them, you guys would have no place to toss your crap. LOL.... can you tell what type of company john owns?

    use to be worse- when he actually had to "work" now he just sits behind a desk- weighing trucks in on the scale, and answering the phone. sounds HARD huh? LOL In vermont, just about anyone can be a "carpenter"... seems you get yourself a truck and a ladder, your a roofer- add a hammer and a sawzall your a carpenter. really sucks up here, hard to weed out the "shade tree carpenters" from the REAL ones!

    but, now i know who to call!

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    you're a framing contractor? Cool. Im a framer. where do you work? I live in so-cal and my crew (or should I say the crew that I work with) does almost exclusively custom homes, mostly 12K+ sq. ft! you should see some of the stuff we're doing right now. Maybe we could teach each other a few tricks.. we're a really clean crew, probably one of the cleanest. I work with a couple of the best carpenters in the area.. I wouldnt go so far as to say we're the fastest but thats the tradeoff for clean work. oh well ttyl

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    General Contractor, specializing in garage doors. I am trying to expand into additions, patios, garages, etc. I started framing when I was 16 and then went into finish work. Between then and now, I think I have done most of the residential trades at least once.

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    My dad and I build houses and garages. I've been working with him ever since I could swing a hammer. I will be going for my contractors license real soon.


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    Well I am a finisher for a great comercial contractor. My next challenge is to learn the accoustial ceilings. That's what really has my interest. Right now we are contracted at the hospital we work at til 2010. We do metal framing. When PI and I build our house, we will have it framed in metal, not wood.

    We have a branch of our company out in Tulsa OK too. They do more residential out there from what I hear.
     
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    aircraft mechanic... but for the air force... other than that i've built plenty of houses back in WVa , plumbing, roofing, concrete work, siding... about the only thing i've not done is electrical... but it seems like every time i get into workin on someone's house someone in the crew forgets to cut power to that section of the house or a loose wire gets left out and i seem to find it every time..... but for the most part... i'm a jack of all.....

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