Box truck contracts


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2023.06.10 06:14 Under_there_ Questions about 2019 2.7L - 3.73 axle ratio

I am considering buying a ‘19 F-150 (2.7L, 3.73 axle ratio). I realized that this specific truck checks every box (2.7L 502A lariat FX4) except the axle ratio. I’m not a car person so bare with me…
I want the 2.7L EB for its balance of great gas mileage, road tripping comfort, and turbo performance on high altitude (Colorado) mountain passes. Another thing to consider is I work remotely, so no commuting required.
Is the 3.73 axle ratio a deal breaker for my use case? I’m concerned about pointless MPG waste and high RPMs at interstate speeds. I have very minimal plans to tow and would not size up tires. Should I pass this deal up for a lower axle ratio? Thanks!
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2023.06.10 05:48 JoeyKiiwii Doctor dismissed my CTS symptoms as a result of my high cholesterol.

I started having some symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome about a year ago. It began as a slight numbness and tingle in both arms. At first I thought I was having a heart attack because I also have GERD that often flared up at the time. I eventually dismissed them when it started, because I tend to be a hypochondriac and most people tell me I’m overthinking it. Especially after both my Grandma and Mom entering hospice and passing away within months apart last year, I tend to be very fearful of anything my body does in fear of death. I also suffer from severe depression and anxiety.
About a month ago my symptoms got worse to where there is actual pain in my elbow and often get lots of aches in the elbow, forearm, and the last 2 fingers. I researched the symptoms I was having on google and CTS was the one that perfectly described my symptoms. So I followed advice I saw on here and on google to go see a doctor.
My insurance requires me to see my primary doctor and get a referral to see a specialist. So I made an appointment and went in. The doctor didn’t even look at my elbow and wrote it off as possible golfers elbow and told me to get an arm brace for my forearm, not the elbow. He also prescribed me an anti inflammatory nabumetone and a muscle relaxer (I forget the name of it). The doctor ordered a blood test as well because I also have high blood pressure. I told him that I was concerned it was a nerve issue. He then told me that he would order some sort of nerve test if the blood result don’t tell us anything?!
A week later I went back in and discussed the blood work with my doctor. He focused his whole attention on the fact I now have high cholesterol. He ordered medication for it and was about to walk out. I asked what about my elbows and why I’m having problems with them. I told him that I’m very concerned about it. He then told me that it’s probably a result of high cholesterol. He said see how the meds do and come back in September to more blood work. I then asked if I could be referred to a specialist for the nerve issues, he responded by telling me that he doesn’t think it’s serious and that it isn’t necessary to see a specialist. And then he walked out. Obviously I left very upset.
Two weeks later, now as I’m writing this, I’ve started to notice that my arms often feel very tired and weak even after little to no use of my arms. I’ve also noticed a slight tremor in my arms and hands when doing physical activities at home or at work.
I’m at a loss on what to do now. My insurance prohibits seeing a specialist without a referral, and I’m living paycheck to paycheck and can’t afford to just pay out of pocket to see a specialist. I’m only 29 years old and I work in retail unloading trucks and putting away stock. My job is dependent on use of my arms. Lifting even a 10lb box causes pain in my elbows. I’m still so young, that it scares me to even think of living the rest of my life where I HAVE to work to earn a living with impaired arms and hands. I worry of possibility of atrophy in my hands. Obviously I’m a nervous wreck and would love some advice.
TL;DR: I’m a 29 year old male who started experiencing CTS symptoms a year ago and it’s now getting worse. My doctor wrote off my symptoms as part of my high cholesterol diagnosis. He also ignored my request to get a referral to see a specialist. Need advice of going forward. Thanks.
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2023.06.10 05:18 shanster925 [Request] Basket Lift question that has bothered me for 12 years.

[Request] Basket Lift question that has bothered me for 12 years.
Sorry for the terrible drawing. I'm on my phone.
Ok, so 15 years ago I was working in a factory making gigantic prefab boxes.
Each building was fitted with heavy duty eyehooks on each corner, indicated in red, and were lifted via straps - numbered 1-4 here - to be put on a flatbed truck for transport.
There was one model that had a heavier corner, indicated in blue here.
When we were lifting one of these, it would lean toward that corner as it was heavier there.
My team wanted to shorten strap #1 to account for this so if would lift evenly, however, the BIG boss who was a self proclaimed engineering genius, insisted that all four corners had to be lifted evenly or else the load would be uneven, and that shortening a strap to account for the tilt would put too much strain on strap #1.
My question is, who was right? Would shortening strap #1 at the heavy corner lift it evenly, and not put uneven strain on one strap over the other three? Or, should we have indeed lifted all four corners evenly?
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2023.06.10 04:51 docXfamas [H] June Choice and other bundled games [W] Paypal, TF2 keys



JUNE 2023 games
MAY 2023 games
APRIL 2023 games
MARCH 2023 games
Safe in Our World Charity Bundle 2023
FEBRUARY 2023 games
Survival Instinct Bundle
JANUARY 2023 games
DECEMBER 2022 Monthly Bundle Leftovers
Black Friday VR Voyager's Pack
NOVEMBER 2022 Monthly Bundle Leftovers


MY REP Wishlist
TF2 keys/ Csgo Cases
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2023.06.10 04:30 jotsirony Events for new(ish) players

I’m a new(ish) player with about 2 months of play time. I’m so tired of dual events - example the cat thing (why????) and the food truck thing. I really don’t want to do the food truck thing but even if I don’t click on the dialogue boxes, I still end up with the gate-thingy on my board. Ugh. It’s just a wasted space bc doing the event will drain all of my lightning and I really just want to make progress on my current tasks.
Suggestions? Am I missing something?
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2023.06.10 04:29 VincentFusca Silver - "A Store of Energy" - and a Story of Energy

You've heard it said before... Silver is a store of energy.
In the beginning, in the distant past, it the far far distant past - silver was born in dying stars and in the cataclysmic supernova explosions that sometimes marked their final demise. (That must have taken a little energy.)
Fast forward some billions or trillions or maybe quadrillions of years later, here on good old planet earth...
It took exploration, discovery and then recovery, using human energy and the energy-rich power of diesel to power some really big-ass earth-moving and digging machines.
Then there's the energy it took to transport the ore, to crush it up and to and refine the silver.
Then it takes a whole lot of energy to melt the silver to over 1700 degrees Fahrenheit, and then the molten silver is poured into bars or billets.
Then it takes a bunch more energy to run the machines that extrude the silver bars or billets into silver sheets to precision thickness.
Then another machine, taking even more energy, stamps out the planchets, to precision diameter.
And yet, another machine, requiring a little bit more energy, is used to burnish (or polish) the silver planchets.
And another machine, using a bit more energy, stamps the planchets with the dies.
Of course, no need to talk about how the dies were made, which of course took energy to make.
And no need to talk about the human physical energy it took to run the machines and to process and package the coins. Or the energy used in making the plastics for such things as coin tubes and silver eagle monster boxes. Or the energy it took to ship them across the country, on the jets and trucks to get them to your door.
And then there's the fun energy, when you use your own energy to do the unboxing. And then it takes one last little bit of energy to smile.
And they tell me a one-ounce silver coin is worth about $25.
Good grief, Charlie Brown.


In case you're interested, you might like the following 6-minute video titled: "How are Silver Coins Minted?"

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2023.06.10 04:27 Exact_Window7777 CP3 finally gets to play with LeBron

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2023.06.10 04:20 Littleshepherdboy House Under Contract.. Neighbors Could Be Biggest Headache

We’re selling our home in Utah. We’ve put a lot of love and care into the property. One of the projects we tackled was replacing our fencing in the front and side yard, but difficulty with the neighbor is worrying us. Should we be concerned?
September 2021 We spoke with our older neighbors about a desire to replace the dilapidated chainlink fence between our homes and installing a new 3’ cedar fence in its place. We included that we would pay for all labor and materials. The neighbors happily agreed it would beautify both properties and mentioned how they were grateful to see someone in the neighborhood doing work to improve their home and even mentioned how it would increase their property value too. After walking away from the conversation confident that all parties were in agreement, we purchased the fencing materials, had it delivered, and began work on the fence. The old chainlink fence was removed and new cedar fence was installed just inside our property line along the same path of the old chainlink, we did this to ensure the fence would be wholly built on our property. As the chainlink was being removed, we noticed the neighbors gutters extended out from the roof then came down to the property line and attached to our fence with strong binding materials (some large heavy duty zip ties and tightly wrapped metal wire) and were in such disrepair that the gutters collapsed under their own weight without the support of our fence. We set the broken gutter pieces aside and reassembled the remaining gutter to ensure water would still flow safely away from their foundation into the yard.
March, 2022 A family tragedy struck the neighbors. We made a large meal and I delivered it to them. I knocked on the door, the wife greeted and thanked me, grabbed the food, and took it to the kitchen. The husband came to the door, berated me, threatened to sue me, and threatened to have the fence torn down once he had the property lines assessed. This is the first time we had heard something negative from them about the fence. The husband listed his reasons for why the fence is a bad idea and should be torn down. His reasons include: - The fence is too short and homeless people will jump over it and break into his house. (We live in a quiet, safe suburban neighborhood) - His dog will run away. (Despite them leaving their front gate wide open day and night for years.. their dog has never run away) - It’s ugly. (It’s not)
To add some (potentially?) helpful context.. He had a stroke around the time we originally spoke to them about the fence. He has had significant issues with other neighbors too, like getting into pissing matches with the neighbor on the other side because they worked for rival trucking companies.
Mid 2022 We notice they raised their gutters up again, without repair, and the gutter opening is directly over the fence. Each time it rains it pours onto the fence and yard. We are mostly fine with that because it doesn’t rain very much where we live. Still unsightly and a little passive-aggressive.
May 2023 Our home is for sale and under contract. The buyer’s inspector comes and the buyer wonders why the neighbors' gutters are aimed at our yard. They are interested in having the situation remedied before closing. So, I reached out to the wife on Facebook (only way we’ve contacted them aside from knocking on their door) and asked if we could purchase new gutter material and install it on their current gutter set-up to have water drain directly down to property line instead of into our yard and near our foundation. Wife said to ask husband.
June 2023 I went to neighbor to ask the same question, but in person. Wife was not home. Husband answered and immediately verbally threatened me, threatened to sue, and have the fence torn down. I immediately left his property and tried to calmly speak with him from the sidewalk, but I couldn’t get a word out as he called me all sorts of colorful names.
I will be the first to say we have not always loved our neighbors as ourselves. We have tried to reconcile with the neighbors, but the husband refused to speak with us or acknowledge any conversations we’ve had with his wife.
We don’t have much documentation of the fence before it was demolished. We really didn’t think the relationship with our neighbors would become so sour so we didn’t think to document everything in detail.
We are familiar with some laws and regulations concerning water (like the Common Enemy Rule) and property boundaries (like Boundary by Acquiescence), but could this situation potentially affect the new buyer? What could be done to ensure our new buyers are legally protected from the neighbor?
Any other legal advice to ensure all of our bases are covered?
Thank you in advance.
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2023.06.10 03:49 EffectiveYak1195 Man attempts to cross wooden bridge in high water, with his box truck.

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2023.06.10 02:08 nattinthehat How do you get charges on a credit card reversed for a fraudulent transaction involving a contract?

I'm based in NC, USA. My parents, I believe, were in the process of being scammed by a moving company broker. How they were acting was checking a lot of the red flag boxes on the DOT website regarding the topic.
When I realized what was happening the moving company had just called my parents and bullied them into accepting a rate that was twice the originally quoted rate, to be paid in cash. I urged my parents to contact their bank to freeze their account because this seemed like a clear case of fraud.
The one issue is that they initially paid a non-refundable deposit from their credit card. The credit card company doesn't want to reverse the charges because my parents signed a contract. I would like to help my parents recover that lost money, but I'm not sure how to proceed from here.
What would be required to convince the credit card company that this was a fraudulent business deal, and get them to reverse the charges?
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2023.06.10 02:03 Thenethiel [US-WA] [H] 40 sets incl. Pet Shop, Medieval Castle, Star Wars, Ninjago, variety of others. [W] Paypal, local cash

Well, it's time to do what I never thought I would do and turn Lego into money instead of the other way around. Many of these sets have never been built but all have been repacked into ziplock bags for storage. Due to the repacking I have used Bricklink average for used sets for everything, even if they have not been built before. All are 100% complete and include instructions and decals (where applicable.)
I am open to offers especially for multiple sets, I would like to get these cleared out ASAP.
Prices do not include shipping. I will charge actual shipping so tell me what you want and I'll get you an estimate using Pirate Ship. Please allow 2 business days for shipping. It will usually be faster if not same-day but my life is currently an unending roiling chaos, so bear with me if it takes an extra day to get boxes and drop them off.
If you happen to be somewhere around south of Seattle I would be happy to deal in-person around the Lacey-Yelm-Spanaway range.
Any questions just let me know. If you are looking for anything specific not listed feel free to ask, I have a bunch more sets to list that I couldn't find the instructions for yet.
Link to pictures
Set Name Price
10218 Pet Shop $215.00 SOLD
10311 Orchid $30.00 SOLD
10697 Large Creative Box $45.00
21108 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 $85.00
30575 Train Polybag Included with $75+ purchase SOLD
31032 Red Creatures $15.00
31059 Sunset Street Bike $15.00
31120 Medieval Castle $75.00 #1
31120 Medieval Castle $75.00 #2
31120 Medieval Castle $75.00 #3
40222 Holiday Countdown Calendar $7.00
40223 Snowglobe $26.00
40362 Battle of Endor - 20th Anniversary $30.00
42022 Hot Rod $15.00
42032 Compact Tracked Loader $15.00 SOLD
42035 Mining Truck $20.00 SOLD
42044 Display Team Jet $5.00 SOLD
42045 Hydroplane Racer $8.00 SOLD
42048 Race Kart $20.00
42074 Racing Yacht $20.00
60033 Arctic Ice Crawler $8.00 #1
60033 Arctic Ice Crawler $8.00 #2
60092 Deep Sea Submarine $19.00
60107 Fire Ladder Truck $15.00
60113 Rally Car $7.00
70612 Green Ninja Mech Dragon $40.00
70602 Jay's Elemental Dragon $35.00
70615 Fire Mech $50.00
70658 Oni Titan $80.00
70734 Master Wu Dragon $35.00
75107 Jango Fett $15.00
75145 Eclipse Fighter $23.00
75148 Encounter on Jakku $28.00
75156 Krennic's Imperial Shuttle $110.00 SOLD
75230 Porg $75.00
75532 Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike $50.00 #1 SOLD
75532 Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike $50.00 #2
75532 Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike $50.00 #3
76109 Quantum Realm Explorers $25.00
5004932 Travel Building Suitcase $4 each
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2023.06.10 01:57 lucidizzy Any interior mods for these kinds of vehicles?

Any interior mods for these kinds of vehicles?
Looking at the mod list, and unless it's buried I can't find anything for: Box trucks Sprinter vans, or the Volkswagens Scooby vans And the small camper attached to the bed of a pickup. They all existed before the outbreak, well, except the sprinter vans. But still....any mod for them,? Or know anyone who accepts commissions?
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2023.06.10 00:59 PositiveCrow3277 Problems with lead siding removal

We just replaced our 100 year old lead-painted siding with new siding in Washington state. I notified the company about the lead paint and they assured me that they had a crew that was trained for lead paint and would follow the necessary procedures.
Weeeeeellll... they didn't do a great job. Shocking, I know.
I finally read through the EPA guidelines (which I should have done beforehand - I realize that now), and there were multiple problems with what they did (insufficient plastic, improper disposal, lack of vertical barrier, etc). We're now in a state where their insufficient plastic allowed paint chips and large chunks of lead-coated shingles to escape containment and land in our yard/dirt/bushes. They keep assuring me that they'll keep vacuuming, but I have zero faith in their ability to clean this up.
What recourse do I have? I've paid them 3/4 of the total so far, including an additional lead handling charge. Do I keep inspecting their work and making them clean ad naseum until one of us gives up? Do I have other leverage to handle this problem differently?

Backstory on how we got here:
I believed (perhaps foolishly) that they were contractually obligated to follow EPA guidelines for lead renovations, because our contract says "all materials and procedures specified herein will meet or exceed existing municipal and provincial guidelines" and they're technically required to be certified in order to even offer renovations involving lead. Our house was built in the 1920s, so it was almost guaranteed to have lead.
The Washington guidelines state "no firm shall perform or offer to perform any of the lead-based paint activities described in WAC 365-230-200 without first being certified by the department. All certified firms shall employ only appropriately certified individuals to conduct lead-based paint activities. The firm is responsible for ensuring that its employees follow the work practice requirements described in WAC 365-230-200."
I now highly doubt that they're certified (based on their failure to follow procedures) and I can't find them in the list of certified Washington Renovation, Repair and Painting Program (RRP) firms. I verified a lot of things about the company beforehand, but not this unfortunately.
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2023.06.10 00:41 Neg1tive_Life my lemon demon song rankings (ignore the amount of songs i haven't listened to yet, i plan on listening to all of the albums soon enough lol)

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2023.06.10 00:31 90daylimitedwarranty Update on "good options for internet service in 2023"

Long story short - truck hit the electric pole outside our house - PGE was here for 24 hours fixing is, which was good (bad part was they acted like it was a Saturday afternoon all night with the screaming, laughing and partying it seemed - incredible - forget any sleep).
All the wires for our AT&T service were yanked out of house and the immediate polls so we've had no service going on 4 days now.
Just mentioned to my wife I saw Verizon on the list of available internet providers and I happen to read a few reviews on yelp about them.
She had to go into the office today (she works from home full time normally) because we had no internet service, calls up Verizon, texts me that we're going to have verizon internet today.
Comes home with a little white box, plugs it in, we put the password into the TVs, computers and phones. Wella. Perfect internet. Fast and efficient so far. Couldn't have been easier.
Totally surprised.
Hoping this isn't an illusion becuase I'll be happily canceling the AT&T internet that hasn't worked for 4 days and can't seem to get anyone at their company to give two hoots about (trucks did arrive today to survey the situation, the guy was as nonchalant about the whole thing as he could be, couldn't give any time frame of when it'd be up or when they'd be working on it and didn't give a flying hoot about working from home normally - which is what I expect from AT&T). I've spent a ocuple hours today and yesteday on the phone with AT&T and it's everything you know and expect about them, just the absolute worst as you can imagine.
So Verizon. Check it out.
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2023.06.10 00:26 Internal_Prune_5108 contracting 101

Residential Contracting 101
With over 20 years of building experience, I would like to share with you my insights in navigating becoming a successful contractor. With many different avenues of the building world its key to understand what problems will arise on any given day. A man once told a saying that stuck-the 6 p’s in life- Piss Poor Preparation leads to Piss Poor Performance. Preparation builds everything in construction, without preparation the jobsite will not run correctly. The best advice I was ever given was to learn a little about every trade giving you the ability to understand trade lingo and secrets. An example would be painters use the terminology flash; this means when the sub structure bleads through the paint. Subcontractors will give the best pricing if they respect your knowledge of the industry. If the subcontractor feels they will have to hold your hand through the job they will charge an extra fee…i.e. I call it the aggravation fee. In this blog I will explain the key elements in finding success in all aspects of the industry. Contracting is a physically and emotionally demanding job which requires planning and foresight to complete projects on time within budget. Picking your customer is just as important as picking your employees or subcontractors. I have worked for some of the most demanding customers leading me to question at the end if the job was even worth it. Sleepless nights, constant changes, lack of payment, lawsuit threats, adding work that was in the contract are just a few things you could face with a tough customer. With so many moving parts at all times it is critical to be able to adapt to changes within a short time frame. Materials will come in damaged, subcontractors will be late, employees will get sick, but the deadline you set does not change. The stress can be overwhelming at times keeping your mind in a good place is key to navigating all that is thrown at you. Choosing your client picking the right jobs-Keep these questions in mind The first question to be asked is what the time frame is to start the job to see if it fits within the timeframe for your business. If the time frame doesn’t work then move on from the project or let them know when you would be available to start. If the client really wants to use, they will wait until you are available. Taking on too much work will only lead to problems. Construction is a serviced based business, staying on top of the project and client will eliminate an unhappy customer and construction issues that will be over seen. With online presence if details are missed and customer service lacks it will only be a matter of time the phone will not ring. The second question to be asked to the client is do they have a budget in mind for the project. If they answer yes this is good, follow through with what the budget is. If the budget seems low let them know, this will eliminate a tire kicker, educate them on what the price range could be. If the budget seems reasonable then continue the discussion to the next question. If they answer no let them know that you can give them an estimate to see if the project is feasible with their finical capabilities. Taking on a job that is not correctly budgeted will lead to an unsatisfied customer due to non-transparency of the construction cost. The third question to be asked is anyone else bidding on the job, if the answer is yes, understand you might just be number check for the contractor doing the job. Dig a little deeper and find out how many numbers they are getting and why. If your business model is to be competitive be completely transparent with customer, this will gain trust with them. Let them know you get what you pay for and if you they choose the lowest bid it could lead into lack of quality of work.
The fourth question I will ask is there any specific subcontractors they wanted to use. If the answer is yes then I would explain to them you only use the subcontractors you have a working relationship with. Otherwise, this could backfire as the subcontractor might not show, do subpar work, talk behind your back to the homeowner. In my experience I would stay away from using any homeowner to alleviate problems down the road. A quick conversation now can save headaches down the road. The fifth question I will ask are planning on getting the job permitted, this needs to be known it takes more time for the permitting process. Plans will have to drawn submitted and approved to the city before work can commence. The sixth question I will ask if a residential remodel is are you going to be living through the remodel if yes understand this will take more time to navigate the project due to answering questions and cleaning the house on a daily occurrence. I would recommend seeing if the customer would be willing to move into an Airbnb or friends for at least the demo portion of the project. If they do plan on living through the remodel add a couple hours a day to accommodate the extra time that will be required. The seventh question I would ask in a residential remodel is how old the house is to see if there is asbestos that would need to removed by a proper company. A home built before 1979 will most likely have some asbestos in the house, use a licensed company with proper insurance to dispose of the materials. If everything looks good to this point find out a little more about the client personality. If the client seems reasonable, I would bid the job. Unreasonable people can cause you more stress than its worth. These are some red flags I would look out for. Some jobs are not worth the money. Very demanding in the way you are going to perform your job- I.e., tell you how you are going to do your job- You’re the professional not them! Give you a hard time about your price- haggle with price you estimated- The price is the price! If they are a family with little money and you want to help them out is one thing, if they are trying to beat you down is another. Mention they have a lawyer-there is no need for them to bring up that they have a lawyer - Run for the hills as if the job goes south, you will be the one losing out! Tell you what the payment terms are. It’s your business you get paid how it works for your company. If you want to get paid every Friday, put it into your contract-If the clients do not agree move on it will save you frustrations If they talk bad about the last contractor, chances are they will talk bad about you. There is a reason why the contractor does not work for them anymore, unless he did subpar work this a red flag Clients are using an interior decorator that will purchasing all of the materials- The materials could be ordered incorrectly by the interior designer your company will not make the mark-up it deserves. Interior decorators usually add time to the job as well as act like your boss. Charging a little extra for the time and stress that it will entail is only fair. Clients want to purchase the materials- You are using your knowledge to buy the correct materials-The mark up on the materials keeps the doors open working for wages only pays the bills The husband and wife do not get along-You will become the mediator between the couple it will lead to taking sides a losing proposition- A drama free work place is always best! Dangling carrot-if you do this job the next one will be better-Only look at what there offering at the present moment, if its not a good fit do not take the job for a job down the road…Its not worth chasing a job that might not happen! The Art of the Sale First things first selling your company is all about presentation. In meeting your clients for the first time show up with a collared golf shirt tucked in, belt, nice jeans, and newer shoes. Have a truck that a clean, no dents scratches, preferably washed the day you are going into your meeting. Have a leather note pad that is clean no dirt or paint visible. Show up 5 minutes early, if you’re running a little late shoot them a text to let them know. Treat the situation as if were going on a first date, best foot forward. As you introduce yourself give them a warm greeting, letting them know you are very interested in the work. Find out a little about them, hobbies, where they lived, etc etc. You are going to be working with them on a daily basis its nice to know what makes them tick. Having a good working relationship from the start is key forming a solid relationship. As the conversation progresses find out who wears the pants in the family…ie who’s the final decision maker. If its fits the wife, chances it is…..then kindly let the husband know happy wife happy life when their in a stall mate on an issue. As your looking at the project throw in some suggestions of what you think would look good from past experiences, this will get their attention that you have knowledge and want what’s best for them. If you see ways to save them money in their project let them know, money is a large point of the sale keep that in mind. Mention that you’re not the least expensive contractor but you’re not the most expensive either. Your customer satisfaction is your number one goal which leads to more time spent on keeping them happy. One happy customer will lead to another, one unsatisfied customer leads to work in the future. Bring up the fact the finishing the job on time is key goal to your business, many contractors run several jobs at once causing the jobs to be finished way behind schedule. You must stand out as having integrity, good morals, and the ability to problem solve to get the job. The clients will be testing you to see if you’re a good fit as well. Keep in mind as you take your notes that you must not forget anything they mention as it will come back before the job is completed…i.e. we mentioned that to you before we started the job! Take pictures of the proposed area for work, that way you can use it to better right your estimate. Let them know you will give them a detailed outline of when the job will be completed letting them see how long each phase will take and correlate it with your payment schedule. Before you leave their house let them know when the estimate will be sent to them. MAKE SURE YOU HIT THAT DEADLINE! Once you sent the email over with estimate make sure you get confirmation that they received it. Wait at least 2 days before checking with them, hopefully they contact you first! If they want negotiate the price, let them know that it is the best price that you can manage, its not worth losing money before you start. I closed 80% of the work I estimated by being very transparent and friendly. If you come off with an attitude charge double what the going rates are you might only land 1 out of 10 jobs as well as getting the reputation of being expensive. Bidding the job Looking up industry standards on pricing is what I would go buy for pricing. If you google the coat of any installation there will be a cost range for everything. Looking at the cost ranging from high to low I would tend to be in the middle. Some items might be low on the internet if this is the case use your best judgment not to lose money. Closing sales is key to success and keep the doors open for business. Being in the middle on pricing is key as most customers shy away from contractors that are extremely low or high on the price range. I tend not bid out hourly as wages do not pay for retirement. Bidding is better as customers no the exact price of the cost of construction. It also keeps the job moving quicker as time and material contractors take longer to complete projects…Thus costing the client more money and valuable time they could spend in their house. Using a Contract Using a detailed estimate tied to a contract covers your butt in 99% of the time. Having a piece of mind that every aspect of the job is covered in the estimate and contract protects both your company and the client. Key terms to include in your estimate/contract are. Have a schedule on excel showing the start dates and dates of each trade this will show the customer you are organized with time lines. If not written in the detailed in the estimate the item is excluded- This ensures if its not written down its not included. TBD- To be Determined- A phrase on a line item that has yet to had final decision of products or service needed. -The pricing will follow the decisions to be finalized Give out what your written warranty will be for parts and labor this changes state to state. If the homeowner provides the product than no warranty will be given on that particular item. In the contract have a start date and end date with the verbiage subject to change due to weather, product delivery, change orders Have a progress payment schedule to ensure the client understands when funding will be expected-Including if not payment is rendered service to the project will stop. Have written terms of how change orders will be charged-cost plus 20% or a set fee Make sure in your contract that arbitration is required versus going to court- This will save lawyer fees and going to court Many contracts can be found online and each state requires different contracts
Finding leads Finding leads is easy with the right network of people. I personally do not find working for friends or family members a good fit. Relationships get strained when money is involved, causing undue stress for both parties. I have listed a couple of ways to build a network or find work using the internet. Get in contact with realtor’s- Realtors have a big client base of homeowners who need work done Contact local Architects to see if they are working with any general contractors Leave some business cards at your local materials suppliers-Doowindow/lumber-many times clients will ask salesman for a referral. Join a business networking group- BNI is one of many Join a internet website lead generation company- Houzz, Angie’s List, Home Advisor, thumbtack, Yelp run an ad on craigslist Use a marketing company to market your website-This could become costly with little results Create a Facebook business page Create a Yelp business page
Building your subcontractor base Having 2 subcontractors for every trade, gives you the flexibility of completing jobs on time if the one the subcontractors is too busy at the time you need their service. Your subcontractors are the face of your business, choose owner run companies that are professional. Check to make sure there license are up to workman’s comp, liability insurance, state license. Choosing subcontractors with lettered vans, logoed t-shirts is s key to looking professional in the clients’ eyes. In the past I have gotten a lot of subcontractors for material supply shops, stopping by jobsites, researching the internet using Yelp, Home Advisor, etc etc. Once you get one good subcontractor ask them if they know any other trades they would recommend. One good subcontractor leads to another in most cases. The key to having a good group of subcontractors is to let them know that you are there to get help them get the job done. They do work for you but without them you are nothing…keep that in mind! Make them aware a clean jobsite is required at the end of everyday to ensure the proper safety for all parties including theirs! Over the years I have referred a lot of companies work when there is only 1 trade needed. Referring work to subcontractors is a good way to get top priority when you have work that needs to be completed ASAP. Timing is everything in times of emergency having a good group of subcontractors will make your business run smoothly. Pay your subcontractors immediately after performing work, this will make them feel appreciated! A happy subcontractor is one that will gladly go the extra mile for you knowing that there not just a number to your business! Buying lunch once a week for the jobsite is always a good token of appreciation!
Supervising In supervising any jobsite its key to monitor everything from materials on hand, weather, vehicle parking (if applicable), jobsite safety, and subcontractors’ workmanship. If you hired a professional there should be little supervision in the work being performed, on rare occasions a new hire might need some mentoring to get the results completed correctly. If you see a problem with there work address it with the worker directly, no need to call his boss…. building repour with the worker letting him know you got his back goes miles down the road! Checking in on the job first in the morning to answer any questions or changes that need to be conveyed and once in the afternoon to make sure all work be completed is done per construction industry standards. A job that is run blindly will have many more issues than one that is watched over. I have seen many jobs with no site supervision, leading to subpar quality work as well as safety hazards. Its better to be like an eagle than cluck like a turkey!
Working with the City/Inspectors On permitted jobs the city and site inspector will be a large part of how smoothly the job runs. Each phase of construction has an inspection allowing for the project to continue. Make sure your subcontractors are aware that the project is inspected before starting the job. The best way to stay on his good side is to provide a clean jobsite and having the job built to the highest standards possible. When having the site inspected be courteous to the inspector asking any questions or concerns you have with the work during the job. Being completely transparent will save you aggravation of problems down the road. The more he trust you the better if you seem sneaky or rude he will make your life a living nightmare! Many inspectors will have an attitude towards you….I suggest keeping quiet and doing what ever he wants….he’s the boss no need to get in a pissing match you will not win at. How to deal with irate customer Stay calm during any argument with an irate customer. Never raise your voice or show that you are bothered by their disgruntled behavior. If the customer is trying to get more from you than agreed upon stand your ground. Worst case scenario is you walk from the job, which in the long run be more of a loss for the client. I have only run into a couple of these clients; they are unreasonable and not worth losing sleep over a few dollars. Its best to terminate the relationship as it would be my best guess that a referral from this customer would not be one you wanted anyway. If you feel it was just a miscommunication on your end, take reasonability and remedy the problem. Taking accountability for your mistake will go a far way in their eyes and on future issues that arise. Prepping the homeowner pre-construction Before starting the job, it very important to give the homeowners a warning of what will happen during the construction process.
  1. All furniture in the proposed working area must be moved- I would recommend having the clients take care of this to limit the risk of damage to their belongings.
  2. There will be dust that will be in the house up to 3 months after construction-I would recommend hiring a construction cleaning company at the end of the job even so after it is cleaned dust will be present months after words.
  3. There will be conflicts between you in the homeowner at some course of the job. - You will do your best to eliminate them as quickly as they arise-i.e. material damages, miscommunication, job delays
  4. All decisions on materials must be made before the start of the job- this will eliminate job stoppage due to materials not being on site.
  5. All materials will be on site before commencement of job-
  6. Payment structures must be made per contract otherwise job will stop until payment rendered
  7. Cars are to be moved out of the driveway- Ensures ease of loading and unloading of materials/tools
  8. Give the specific hours that workers will be present- i.e. 7-3:30
  9. Determine what areas are allowed to be used as staging for tools/materials
  10. If animals are present in the home that they put outside or in a room during the day
  11. All valuables in the house are locked in safe
  12. Ask if using client’s household bathroom is okay or to bring in Porter Potty
  13. Being transparent as possible is key to keeping a great relationship with your client!
During Construction During construction it is key to take detailed photos to eliminate any damages that were not caused by the construction process. I would also make a video to ensure all areas are included. All subcontractors should also take progress pictures to ensure if problems arise in the future, they will not be responsible for any work that they did not perform. Keep an on-going log of progress to the homeowners and share the pictures for there records. This will keep homeowners excited of the progress being made. When the house is gutted to the studs it is important to have construction photos showing where all utilities are run in the walls or sub floor. If there is a problem in the future there will photos showing all utility locations. Protect all flooring with plywood or floor protective. I also like to protect front door and tarp all areas where subcontractors are to be working. Make sure to cover any chandeliers/furniture/doorways with plastic to eliminate dust. Ask the homeowners if they have any concerns that they could think of. We’re all human and possibly a detail was missed! Post Construction Phase If the project went smoothly appreciation should be shown to the customer. Find out if the husband likes a particular type of liquor. Bring the wife a bouquet of flowers. Send a Christmas card to the family letting how much you appreciated the work. You know you have done a good job if they tell you they will refer you to their friends. The best compliment you could receive is a good referral. In Summary Try to find a knitch in the market, I found kitchens to be a great remodel projects. Bathrooms are tough as they are small, expensive with little profit margin with every trade involved. Windows/doors are also another great knitch as they can be installed quickly. There are so many different remodeling items that can be stream lined to make the selling installing process flawless. Once the core group subcontractors are in place the job almost runs itself. Every day is a learning experience with new materials or methods in construction. Keeping up with codes, materials, fluctuating labor and material cost is a job within itself. Anyone can be a contractor with the right mindset.
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2023.06.10 00:25 GEOF86 Roster rebalancing trade that works for both sides. Allows you to keep the 3rd pick and Sharpe. Raptors fans will no doubt want more and it also feels like a slight overpay from Portland considering you need to pay both guys next summer. But it allows you to thread the needle of both timelines.

Roster rebalancing trade that works for both sides. Allows you to keep the 3rd pick and Sharpe. Raptors fans will no doubt want more and it also feels like a slight overpay from Portland considering you need to pay both guys next summer. But it allows you to thread the needle of both timelines. submitted by GEOF86 to ripcity [link] [comments]

2023.06.10 00:24 top_of_the_table Nets Go All-In

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2023.06.10 00:23 caunsequent RHC.v Steveville Helium Plant

RHC.v Steveville Helium Plant
One company looking to help Saskatchewan realize their Helium Action Plan, aimed at building the province's helium production to 10% of global supply by 2030, is RHC.v RHCCF.
Their Steveville Helium Plant will soon be in production (operating throughput will be in the range of 10-15 million cubic feet/day producing a purity level of 99.999% helium) and the plant’s capacity is now completely spoken for.
The CEO just tweeted this morning a photo of one the 4 trucks that will deliver the 99.999% helium gas from the Steveville Plant to Colorado where it will be liquified and then delivered to the space exploration company they have secured a contract with. He says that 3/4 of the trucks have been delivered.
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2023.06.10 00:23 caunsequent RHC.v Steveville Helium Plant

RHC.v Steveville Helium Plant
One company looking to help Saskatchewan realize their Helium Action Plan, aimed at building the province's helium production to 10% of global supply by 2030, is RHC.v RHCCF.
Their Steveville Helium Plant will soon be in production (operating throughput will be in the range of 10-15 million cubic feet/day producing a purity level of 99.999% helium) and the plant’s capacity is now completely spoken for.
The CEO just tweeted this morning a photo of one the 4 trucks that will deliver the 99.999% helium gas from the Steveville Plant to Colorado where it will be liquified and then delivered to the space exploration company they have secured a contract with. He says that 3/4 of the trucks have been delivered.
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2023.06.10 00:22 caunsequent RHC.v Steveville Helium Plant Getting Closer to Production

RHC.v Steveville Helium Plant Getting Closer to Production
One company looking to help Saskatchewan realize their Helium Action Plan, aimed at building the province's helium production to 10% of global supply by 2030, is RHC.v RHCCF.
Their Steveville Helium Plant will soon be in production (operating throughput will be in the range of 10-15 million cubic feet/day producing a purity level of 99.999% helium) and the plant’s capacity is now completely spoken for.
The CEO just tweeted this morning a photo of one the 4 trucks that will deliver the 99.999% helium gas from the Steveville Plant to Colorado where it will be liquified and then delivered to the space exploration company they have secured a contract with. He says that 3/4 of the trucks have been delivered.
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2023.06.10 00:03 Last_Challenge6460 Can I bring a passenger with me while I’m delivering my packages (example my brother wants to come with me while I’m working) I’m talking about a box truck

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