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tdewitt

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  1. Or you can call your local plastic supplier and order a 4x8 sheet of 1.5" HDPE in white or black and cut it out on the router yourself. Runs about $18.50-20.00/sqft. I did Geothermal installations for a bit, we would install these huge HDPE vaults for the fields, they came capped off with these huge lids that we would throw away after installation. I called one of my buddies that still worked there and got four of them, they were 36" round. Squared them off and added a few finger holes.
  2. Corn cob up and down as the sockets were vertical. They had a tether on all of the lamps to keep them from rotating.
  3. We've had good luck so far with Keystone brand. We have them in several High rise pylons, the one that comes to mind first is a 125' with 12 - 400w LED 1000w MH equivalent. No problems yet and going on a year.
  4. Isopropyl Alcohol is getting harder and harder to find as well.... What's going on with that?
  5. C'mon Erik.....Everyone knows that TCI Paint & Supply is in Turks and Caicos!! Geez man do you live under a rock?
  6. It is an old Phillips 66 Sign, I have checked with most of the suppliers that I could think of that have done the 66 stations, none of them want to help with finding any solution to the problem, they just want to sell my customer a new cabinet. I get it... but.
  7. It's on the tip of my tongue but... I Can't think of the name of the National sign manufacturer that used these retainers in 95% of their cabinets, and the cabinet that this came from has been repainted several times and there is no label on the side, No UL label that I could look them up either. Do any of you know of any companies that still use this or have access to is? It is a two piece inset retainer, with the radius is part of the straight pieces, no welds or kerfs, I can put something on the router and get something close but I would like to use the original.
  8. Well, here's and update... The guy has lost everything, and quickly, I guess it had been a long time coming and he was robbing Peter to pay Paul. All of the stores are closed, his house is no longer his, and anything he does still have in his possession is in his son or Wife's name so it can't be touched from what my lawyer has stated. I have made contact with him but he just gives me the sorry Charlie story. Not sure what avenue to take now as my lawyer has said there is not much we can do that will result in getting paid.
  9. Yeah, it was about $4500.00... I actually spoke to him yesterday, he stated that he cannot file bankruptcy because the IRS seized his assets??? I have NO idea about all of this, but do believe that he is telling me a long line of lies to keep me reeling.... We have our attorney looking into it to see what we can do. I also found out that he just started another business renting campers and from what I'm told he just purchased several hundred thousand dollars of new inventory so I'm guessing the money is there he is just not paying.
  10. We had a customer that we did several signs for in a real quick hurry, customer paid the 50% deposit on the entire bill, we put up the signs on all 5 of his locations and then went silent, couldn't reach him, wouldn't return our calls....nothing. I found his home address and drove to his house as it actually turned out to be only about 4 miles from my home. They were home but would not answer the door. Two weeks go by and I start noticing the business heading down the tube, less and less people coming and going and then the stores wouldn't be open when their hours said they would be. Then
  11. http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/23/news/companies/aluminum-prices-russia/index.html
  12. How do we become able to post our location on that map?
  13. What is the point of sending out a spec for signage on a project when none of the specs you have sent out are going to be used in the actual signage for the building? I have sent three bids out for a project in our area from a local architect, the one we provided a conceptual layout for the purpose of what the signs will look like on the building with the colors used in the signage as usual, we were awarded the project, we built the signage with the colors spec'd only to go to install the signage and find that they used a completely different color of cultured stone on the building, this
  14. Just called and ordered aluminum yesterday, no increase in price at my supplier as of yet.
  15. After looking at their website... It's really no different than any other LED channel letter set. I really like the "plug and play" system as far as hooking up the channel letters to the power supply, I have been on way too many service calls where there are loose or missing wire nuts or 75 wires in 1 wire nut! So making the letters connect to the power supply with a simple two pin connector is a pretty great idea to me. With that being said, the lexan clips for mounting is a TERRIBLE IDEA! Ol' John Won tightens the screws too tight when mounting it to the building and that thing will br
  16. Looks to me like it would be an excellart product. Take a look at the PDF I have attached. Flex-Face-Assembly-Instructions-Part-1(1).pdf
  17. Even when it's cut vinyl applied to the face? I could see that when it's a printed flex face but the two substrates are totally different animals.
  18. What is the minimum temp that you will install flex faces in? Customer want's it done ASAP and has called the manufacturer of the flex, they told him there is no minimum temp that it can be installed in!! We did one in 28° temps that we had to go back and replace because it stretched tight until it warmed up and then loosened, once the wind had it's way with it, it was junk.
  19. In my experience when they come down they would need to be destroyed as they are no longer a logo/concept that the company supports, I think the whole antiques guys going around and buying the old signs has wised up the major corporations about people making money off of their brand... I would bet that if he were to look into his contract with Hyundai, there is some verbiage in there to support this. I have taken down several Ford, Chevy, Chrysler, GoodYear signs and had to provide photos of them being destroyed to the company. I also completed a big casino sign renovation project that in
  20. NO FLIPIN WAY!! We run our business all day every day, but on a day like that we would not make our employees come in. I know bills need to be paid and if we're not open or not sending the trucks out we don't make any money, but there is a time when the install or service call would cost you money to complete. I seen one of the other service companies out yesterday servicing a Jimmy Johns logo, -5 degrees with -25 wind chills, it just didn't make sense to me to send out your truck and employee to service a sign in those conditions, by the time you figure the cost of extra fuel and time because
  21. We can dress in layers and keep somewhat warm, jumping in and out of the truck for warmth....But I'm just in constant cringe mode when running our trucks in this weather. What do you guys do for warm up procedures on the hydraulics after driving your truck to the job site?
  22. We always order directly through them, they send the bill to my dist. who is Wensco and then Wensco bills me... I'm sure Wensco is marking it up and not doing a damn thing but taking the middle man out of the process and getting details straight the first time are more than worth it.
  23. The Problem is your supplier...or someone is not telling the whole story, Signcomp is a very easy company to get a hold of. They are easily found on the interweb... https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiOrrijoYfYAhUH9YMKHURAC_IQFggpMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.signcomp.com%2F&usg=AOvVaw1wly9WHksJ5HZiaYu23eTJ I have had nothing by great service from Signcomp, they are super fast and get me what I need every time.
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