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How often has this happened to you: After what looks like a really good month, you go out and buy an expensive piece of equipment, like a truck. Then the following month is a really bad one, and you wish you hadn't.
Shear wall guide for carpenters
Okay, here's the situation: You've hired a female carpenter, and while your guys are cool, she's having trouble with the suppliers and the subs. Could you be in trouble if you don't do something about that?
As moderator of the estimating forum at jlconline.com, I'm often asked if cost books are a reliable way to get cost figures to use for estimating. There are many cost books available, updated yearly, by RS Means, Craftsman, BNI, Saylor's, HomeTech, and others.
What if the homeowner wants to bring a sub on the job?
Q. I'm a remodeler and often work around existing wiring. What's the most practical and inexpensive tool for detecting live current in either romex or wire in a metal conduit? Can you detect current inside the conduit without opening the conduit?
Building energy-smart homes
Death of a contractor
Seven out of 10 builder executives identified entrepreneurial spirit as their main path. The larger of the companies, though, showed a preference for process and metrics, which Katzenbach said was a good thing.
A finish carpenter describes the pros and cons of four techniques for installing crown molding on a cathedral or vaulted ceiling.
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