Originally Posted by m00py
Nat what do you do? I'm only on page 8 and I am blown away by the level of skill and knowledge you have about this stuff.
I'm a farm raised country boy / small contractor that does everything from metal fab to residential construction.
Today I'm working on hooking up a half million BTU coal fired hot water boiler for the 12 bay bus shop.
I started a thread last year called $hit I do for money. I have a pile of pics to upload when it starts getting dark to early to work out side.
This year I did some landscaping, roofing, auto / heavy equipment repair, this boiler removal / install, demolition, and a pile more.
Just before my divorce I realized the 80 / 20 rule. 80% of the work on most job sites gets done by 20% of the man power. 80% of the money gets made by the boss.
I was one of the 20% working my a$$ off, getting no where in life, and making pricks rich. So I cut out the middle man, and became my own boss. Now I do most the work myself, and only hire a man or two sometimes when I just can't do the work alone.
The best part is now I have time for my loved ones. Unlike when I punched a time clock, I have the freedom to take the time to look after my wife and kids. Now they come first unlike before when work came first.
I love the diversity of doing alot of different things. I have a hunger to learn new things. I don't smoke or drink, I just read and tinker on my many projects.
I spend many hours on this site trying to help people that don't have as much experience yet as I do. Many have helped me, I try to pass the favor onto others.