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Old 03-27-2007, 10:25 PM
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We just let our "skilled trades" maintenance guys do the cutting with their wheeled saw. Then we go in with the Bobcat.
Lucky guy, I do it all....
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:31 PM
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Lucky guy, I do it all....
They don't consider me to be "skilled trades" so some things are sluffed off on the maintenance pros.
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:37 PM
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Don't you mean that you like to spend your own money .....I mean, they do deduct taxes from you.
I save that one for when smart azzes say, "I pay your wages." My answer is "I pay my own wages through my own taxes. I needlessly spend your taxes."
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:52 AM
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I had to go to Burlingame last Wednesday for a doctor's appointment and stayed right by the San Francisco Airport. Amazed me how much insulation those hotels have to block out even the largest jets' noise considering we were so close. Tuesday evening was windy and nasty but Wednesday morning was just gorgeous. Here's a couple of pics from our balcony.
From those pics I would of said you stayed either at the Marriott, Westin, vagabond or the new place that I don't know the name to.

This is the area I grew up in. Millbrae is the next city north. I also do most of my maintenance clients just a little north. Only moved to Manteca so we could afford to have my wife raise the kids.

Just be happy no serious earthquakes happened let's just say.
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:05 AM
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Spot on! We stayed at the Vagabond this time, Marriott last time. We had other obligations that afternoon so didn't get in until around 10:00 pm (no sense getting an expensive place since we basically were just sleeping) but it worked out great as we didn't hit any traffic. My doctor is in the area of Millbrae Blvd. and Rollins Rd. so we went up that way. Thought about taking some pics of the big United planes with that new color scheme right along Bayshore at the corner of the airport but was afraid Homeland Security might think I was a terrorist casing the place out.
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:44 AM
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Spot on! We stayed at the Vagabond this time, Marriott last time. We had other obligations that afternoon so didn't get in until around 10:00 pm (no sense getting an expensive place since we basically were just sleeping) but it worked out great as we didn't hit any traffic. My doctor is in the area of Millbrae Blvd. and Rollins Rd. so we went up that way. Thought about taking some pics of the big United planes with that new color scheme right along Bayshore at the corner of the airport but was afraid Homeland Security might think I was a terrorist casing the place out.
As a teen and up to 9-11, I use to take my scanner(listen to airport operations) and watch the planes take off and land(I love to fly). During bad weather, the planes use come right at you. Nothing like staring down a 747 flying less than 75 ft over your head. During high tide, my best friend and myself would fish close to those piers that you took pictures of until the coast guard would shoo us away. Always been a rule that you can't approach within 500 ft of those piers. The airport has floats with signs that state this.

Now when I'm home for the weekend in Manteca, i get to watch every so often a plane coming on approach to the Stockton airport.
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:41 PM
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The last time I used "skilled trades" , Fred Meyer site had a main leak, they
said, "we'll open it up with our people". I mentioned there mite be wire down
there, they said, "we're pros, we'll do a locate". They hit 40 14 gauge wires,
all 14G.,
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:04 PM
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The last time I used "skilled trades" , Fred Meyer site had a main leak, they
said, "we'll open it up with our people". I mentioned there mite be wire down
there, they said, "we're pros, we'll do a locate". They hit 40 14 gauge wires,
all 14G.,
The add-on fun...they trashed the mainline that could have been a easy fix,
however, the 40 strands were THE SAME COLOR! HELLO COMMON WHERE
ARE YOU? Ka-ching for sure, but I hate takin' candy that way.
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Old 03-28-2007, 09:05 PM
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Please post some pictures of the cut....where you cut, how big and how big of hole. I guess I am trying to gain knowledge here. I have a small leak coming up on a major street from the water in the media. I don't think anybody else noticed it, we just took over.
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Old 03-28-2007, 09:10 PM
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I'll take pictures when we start the process. At the present time nobody seems to be in any hurry since a storm just came through and dumped on us. It'll turn hot again and then someone will realize that we need to get on the job. Right now I'm handling routine repair calls, the expansion of a couple of zones in front of a new portable building, R&D for rerouting lines around a pool scoreboard (water polo) and utilities locates on a couple of buildings projects.
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