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Ask FastCap / Re: Flooring Trends
« on: August 09, 2017, 04:21:39 PM »
I would get on instagram, look for high end builders in your area. See what there doing. But there's some really cool stuff out there. Here's one from NS builders

FastCap Wish List / Re: 3rd hand carrying bag
« on: May 26, 2017, 08:33:27 AM »
Nice, I will be ordering one shortly.

FastCap Wish List / 3rd hand carrying bag
« on: May 24, 2017, 06:44:32 AM »
It would be great to have integrated storage for 3rd hand feet. Either in the interior or exterior. If anyone has something slick that there using please post a pic.

Lean Remodeling / Blueprints
« on: May 02, 2017, 06:05:22 PM »
I know a lot of you probably use iPads or something similar. I like full size blueprints. Here's a photo of a bench that the gc of a job I did made.

FastCap Product Review / cleaner mindset
« on: April 28, 2017, 10:44:11 PM »
I don't know if anyone else here reads the fine homebuilding blog, small article about keeping job sites clean and features fast caps saw hood.

Lean Remodeling / Re: Paperwork
« on: April 24, 2017, 08:44:59 PM »
If anyone needs help with this sort of stuff Shawn * writes a blog for fine home building about paperwork and organizing files, along with general construction buisness. It's helped me a lot. *.com/

Member Projects / Re: Here is what I am working on today
« on: February 18, 2017, 09:07:12 PM »
Replaced 5 columns the other day cause all of the bottoms of the existing columns had rotted away

Member Projects / Re: Here is what I am working on today
« on: February 07, 2017, 09:59:19 AM »
I had nothing to do with the footings on this job or the mounds of dirt. There going to be doing a 24" basement dig out.

Member Projects / Re: Here is what I am working on today
« on: February 07, 2017, 09:54:12 AM »
Three beam lines 81' in total 11 columns.
We removed the old beams, installed the new beams. Then jacked everything up. It came out great.

FastCap Product Problems / Re: AccuScribePro slipping
« on: February 06, 2017, 06:08:40 PM »
You could try to take some blue painters tape and wrap the pencil to increase its diameter. Or see if you replace the pencil if you have the same issue. Anyhow hope that helps

Lean Remodeling / Re: Paperwork
« on: February 06, 2017, 05:56:53 PM »
I downloaded Foreceipts, will see how it works out

Lean Remodeling / Re: Paperwork
« on: February 04, 2017, 07:38:48 AM »
i was talking to my sister and she uses one for work. I am going to look into it. Thanks for the tip.

Lean Remodeling / Re: Paperwork
« on: February 03, 2017, 08:45:17 PM »
Your the second person to suggest that too me. I think I'am going to try it, will see. I have a mini home office. So I file all my receipts/records at the shop, where I have a XXL file cabinet. Currently at the end of the day when I get to the shop, I unload the truck/trucks file any receipts for the day, and then load up the truck/trucks for the following day. I am going to look into what it will cost for a cheap computer, scanner and probably a shedder, to keep at the shop. I am going to be moving into a new role at work and I know there's going to be a ton of more paperwork involved. Also I want to track job progress more thoroughly. My goal is to have a large library, of past jobs to be able to look through to help with the estimating process. I know my current process needs improvement at my current level of paperwork.
So if there's any other suggestion, I am all ears.

Lean Remodeling / Paperwork
« on: February 02, 2017, 07:13:27 PM »
I am trying to put a couple systems in place
#1 preconstruction, construction, finished (which I can then see exactly how many hours went into a job. Where did we come short, where did we crush it. Etc)
#2 receipts, rental agreements, maintenance warranty, insurance docs, everything. I fill up a whole filling cabinet over the course of a year. Then when I need to find a receipt for something. I need to go through a few months sometimes close to a Years worth of records.

What is your system? I think there might be some fastpipe in my future.

Member Projects / Re: Here is what I am working on today
« on: January 20, 2017, 05:59:24 PM »
Trying to make way on the shop in between jobs. Almost done with the framing.

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