Construction thread... Show off your work!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Logan44551, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. Logan44551

    Logan44551 Member

    Hey guys thought there is probably enough of us in the trades. I'm an insulator, what do you all do? Anyhow here is some pictures from various different jobs. IMG_20180807_055046.jpg MVIMG_20180727_131816.jpg IMG_20180508_112059.jpg IMG_20180427_112647.jpg IMG_20180410_114741.jpg 20180307_141939.jpg 20170825_120557.jpg 20170707_134151.jpg 20171028_091903.jpg
     
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  2. RAre

    RAre Member

    A5574B6F-A2D5-4DF8-A45D-6CEE9CE3EF29.jpeg I’m a pipefitter, I didn’t do this but it’s the only pic I have on my phone with any our work.
     
  3. Logan44551

    Logan44551 Member

    That is sweet!
     
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  4. Logan44551

    Logan44551 Member

    I'm working down in San Francisco this week. I can see 16 cranes from the jobsite I am on. There is an insane amount of work down here right now.
     
  5. RAre

    RAre Member

    Seems like everybody has alot of work right now. I know my union hall is struggling to find good help.
     
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  6. Oldschool

    Oldschool Member

    I cant speak about union workers but it is almost impossible to find ANY help. Was thinking about starting a thread trying to hire someone here. Atleast I know they lift:eek::)
     
  7. subbed for a job :D
     
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  8. Logan44551

    Logan44551 Member

    Where you live?
     
  9. Logan44551

    Logan44551 Member

    One of my buddy's is a plumber, he was saying a bunch of the old timers retired, and it is hard to find qualified people
     
  10. rugerjitsu

    rugerjitsu Member

    Totally cut some drywall the other day! I kept it clean...of course, I had my handy woman (aka wife) supervising.
     

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  11. Logan44551

    Logan44551 Member

    It seems like not very many youths are getting into the trades, and the ones that are don't have much drive. That has been my observation anyhow. It's so busy right now that if someone with experience isn't working , chances are there is a reason why
     
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  12. east coast
     
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  14. thanks for looking out! i’m close to nyc so most guys try to get into the union up there. you pretty much have to know somebody and get in a good word.

    i would love to be a longshoreman, my buddy does that. amazing pay, benefits, insurance, all that. he works like a dog though OT all the time, makes like 250k a year though.
     
  15. Logan44551

    Logan44551 Member

    I'm out in California. I hear the unions are strong out there. I'm in the Carpenters union out here. Sounds like I got in the wrong trade 250 is insane. The long shoremen are the ones in the movies that have shipping containers full of flat screen tvs disappear right? I'm hoping to hit six figure this year, I can close last year.
     
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  16. Oldschool

    Oldschool Member

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    Setting some braces for fence and building a pole barn. Pipe is 2 3/8 heavy wall and building this in solid rock. Should be plenty stout. And no I didnt build that shitty barn in the background. :)
     
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  17. haha yes, and a lot more than just flat screens. buddy says back in the day all the shipping yards were mafia operated so i can only imagine what they had coming in.

    he’s doing it right, working his ass off while he’s still young and saving everything. hopes to retire mid 50s and move to florida.

    hope you make out well this year. if i move to cali i’ll look you up for that job :cool:
     
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  18. rugerjitsu

    rugerjitsu Member


    You hit the nail on the head...this could very well be a crisis at some point!

    During our beach trip this year at Topsail Beach, I was reading the local paper and this topic was brought up by one of their writers. She talked about the huge demand out there for handy work not being met. Handy work! Not talking about remodeling, updating, etc...we're talking plumbing, electrical, deck rebuilding...the few people able to do the work don't have the time or man power to meet the demand!

    I'm thinking that I would rather guide my kids to a trade school for 2-3 years before even thinking about college!
     
  19. little studio for my girl. fun project
     

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  20. Oldschool

    Oldschool Member

    It truly is an epidemic. Its the reason so many illegals come to this country. Not enough Americans to do the work. Sad but true.