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Building Materials / Re: zip system/advantech
« Last post by Jake on December 09, 2017, 09:47:57 PM »
FastCap Product Problems / Suggestion
« Last post by Papa Roy on November 25, 2017, 05:19:15 PM »
Just a suggestion here. When you ship a product (eg. 11th finger) that has tape on it that needs to be removed nefore use, it would help the customer if that tape had a tab on it similar to the tab on a roll of Scotch tape.
Member Connections / Re: Hey guys I'am Jake
« Last post by Jake on November 14, 2017, 07:43:51 PM »
Hi Jake, 
You posted this awhile back, but I just found this forum.  I'm a remodeler in Kansas City and I'm on a quest to find other lean disciples in my industry.  Just curious to know if you are pursuing lean in your business in Chicago?

It can be a struggle at times I am not going to lie. I really try to eliminate waste.
on site
#1 I try to stay pretty organized,  I don't want guys to struggle finding a specific fastener, or joist hanger, etc...
#2 I try to replicate sites as much as I can, I have been using knack boxes more and more, so all of our core tools are always in the same place. In the past I would only use knaack boxes for security.
#3 Lighting is now a top priority. So is dust collection. Which both are a total win, win.

office side

theres really a just a few things, and I really struggle with them.
#1 standard operating procedures, I really need to get everyone on board with this. I have the guys in field on board. If I need to leave for something and some one in management comes by, theres a high likely hood that they're going to direct the guys to go in a different direction.
so my solution, including the why. Why specific standard operating procedures are important, and what issues where we having that made this procedure valuable enough to include it in a standard operating procedures.
#2 getting engineers, and architects on board.
So historically some one will hand me a print to bid. lets just say its a $50,000 project. but the owner doesn't have a clue what stuff cost and only has $30,000. Sometimes certainly not always, I can do the cost engineering, and work with the engineer, to redesign the project to meet the owners needs. What I am trying to do is come on before any drawing are done. This way the owner gets the right drawings the first time. I am charging for this. Its pretty small fee, I do give it back to the owner if they go with me to do the work.
FastCap Wish List / Re: Cool router accessory
« Last post by Jake on November 09, 2017, 07:46:07 PM »
Obviously not my idea, but I think I am going to make one
Ask FastCap / Re: Kaizen Foam Wondering if you make this longer than 4?
« Last post by FastCap on October 30, 2017, 09:33:23 AM »
We cut it off on 4' because of the shipping.  But contact Sandi ( if you are interested in another size.  She should be able to *ist you.
Ask FastCap / Kaizen Foam Wondering if you make this longer than 4?
« Last post by Coop68 on October 28, 2017, 09:20:25 PM »
I got some longer cases/drawers i like to use the Kaizen Foam in one is a truck vault. Wondering if its possable to get a longer sheets of the foam than 4 ?

Figured it was worth asking thanks,

Building Materials / Re: Replacement Vinyl Window Installation
« Last post by Jake on October 13, 2017, 08:08:28 AM »
Vinyls probably your only choice. I would recommend OSI spray foam with there gun. By me if you buy a case of spray foam they give you the gun free. But I would run around and do all the air sealing I could. Obviously use it for the windows as well.
Building Materials / Re: Replacement Vinyl Window Installation
« Last post by Tope1976 on October 13, 2017, 04:47:11 AM »
Thank you for your suggestion.
My budget for remodeling the complete house is around $18,000, not more than that.
Building Materials / Re: Replacement Vinyl Window Installation
« Last post by Jake on October 12, 2017, 04:31:16 PM »
What kind of budget are you on? Windows can be extremely expensive, especially when you start looking at triple plane gl*. But even the most energy efficient windows are only about R6.5. A much cheaper solution is insulated storm windows. I did vinyl replacement windows in my house, and there fine. However if this was any sort of forever house I would just replace the whole *embly. Depending on what I found I would probably reflash, reinstall a new pan under all the windows as well. I would look at Marvin, maybe Anderson, there's a new guy by us called sierra pacific, there supposed to be very well made.
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