Easy Arches

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-16-2009, 08:07 PM   #1
Pro
 
FRAMERBEN's Avatar
 
Trade: Framer/Remodeler
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 162
Rewards Points: 170

Easy Arches


We are almost done punching out the most recent house we have framed. The inside is loaded with arched openings. Rather than us framing the arch out of plywood and blocks, the builder has purchased "easy arches" (Google it) for every arched opening. Seems like it will be a big time saver, but don't really know! Has anyone ever used this product? Pointers? I will post pics after installed. Ben
FRAMERBEN is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 04-16-2009, 08:38 PM   #2
Geometrist

 
Warren's Avatar
 
Trade: framing/remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 9,548
Rewards Points: 6,045

Re: Easy Arches


What is the cost for these?
Will they work on larger arches too?
Figure a small arch takes less than 1 hour so wonder what the cost diff is.And if you have several you can make a pattern and speed things up as well.

Advertisement

Warren is online now  
Old 04-16-2009, 08:51 PM   #3
Pro
 
Deicide1's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Syracuse, Ny
Posts: 120
Rewards Points: 75

Re: Easy Arches


I've seen them, they work, but if you've got trim on or around them, good luck spending the time to fit a nailer in there.
Deicide1 is offline  
   
 
Old 04-16-2009, 09:22 PM   #4
Pro
 
FRAMERBEN's Avatar
 
Trade: Framer/Remodeler
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 162
Rewards Points: 170

Re: Easy Arches


I have no information on how much they cost. I do not even know if my boss had to reduce his bid due to lesstime spent on each arch.

some of our openings are close to 7', so yes i guess they can be used on larger arches and I would think they could bend any radius you wanted.

One other application we are using the "easy arch" for is a drop tray with a 9' diameter circle in the middle of it. they have sent out 2 tracks, top and bottom. each track is broken into 4 pieces. that should be interesting! i personally woould rather cut the thing out of plywood and use the procedure i know.
FRAMERBEN is offline  
Old 04-16-2009, 09:29 PM   #5
Carpenter/Finisher
 
john5mt's Avatar
 
Trade: Carpenter
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Helena, Montana
Posts: 1,604
Rewards Points: 1,372

Re: Easy Arches


Your drywallers are gonna be cussin you over those
__________________
1st Gen tradesman
My summer job in college became my profession
john5mt is offline  
Old 04-16-2009, 10:15 PM   #6
Geometrist

 
Warren's Avatar
 
Trade: framing/remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 9,548
Rewards Points: 6,045

Re: Easy Arches


I shoulda used it for this:
Attached Thumbnails
Easy Arches-job-photos-013.jpg  
Warren is online now  
Old 04-16-2009, 10:46 PM   #7
CAD Services
 
wallmaxx's Avatar
 
Trade: So done with this place...
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 3,678
Rewards Points: 144

Re: Easy Arches


Quote:
Originally Posted by Warren View Post
I shoulda used it for this:
Get one of those big ol' satellite dishes. They are 10' dia. and perforated for mud. Works like a charm.
wallmaxx is offline  
Old 04-17-2009, 12:32 PM   #8
Carpenter/Finisher
 
john5mt's Avatar
 
Trade: Carpenter
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Helena, Montana
Posts: 1,604
Rewards Points: 1,372

Re: Easy Arches


shoulda had a skylight right in the middle of that dome
__________________
1st Gen tradesman
My summer job in college became my profession
john5mt is offline  
Old 04-17-2009, 01:55 PM   #9
Pro
 
JDavis21835's Avatar
 
Trade: Excavation
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Saginaw Michigan
Posts: 408
Rewards Points: 386

Re: Easy Arches


Quote:
Originally Posted by john5mt View Post
Your drywallers are gonna be cussin you over those
Explain to me why the drywallers are going to not like these?
JDavis21835 is offline  
Old 04-17-2009, 05:28 PM   #10
Pro
 
FRAMERBEN's Avatar
 
Trade: Framer/Remodeler
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 162
Rewards Points: 170

Re: Easy Arches


Quote:
Originally Posted by john5mt View Post
Your drywallers are gonna be cussin you over those
All they have to do is use a self tapping screw. The metal is no thicker than a metal stud.
FRAMERBEN is offline  
Old 04-17-2009, 05:30 PM   #11
Carpenter
 
RizzoMaryland's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 514
Rewards Points: 500

Re: Easy Arches


I've used these before, but had to order them. Not many places stock the different sized. I prefer to fabricate my own on site. Once a template is made you can roll through them pretty quick.
__________________
"An idea is salvation by imagination"
Frank LLoyd Wright
RizzoMaryland is offline  
Old 05-06-2009, 10:53 AM   #12
Pro
 
FRAMERBEN's Avatar
 
Trade: Framer/Remodeler
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 162
Rewards Points: 170

Re: Easy Arches


So, we finished this house and all of its arches. Overall I would rate the easy arch as a time saving and hassel free application.

The most simple application was for the standard 3 1/2" arch. Three nails in each side and done. When installing the wider arches, (7 1/4" wide) we had to install each side. But still a faily fool proof approach.
Attached Thumbnails
Easy Arches-img_5767-small-.jpg   Easy Arches-img_5768-small-.jpg   Easy Arches-img_5769-small-.jpg  
FRAMERBEN is offline  
Old 05-06-2009, 11:00 AM   #13
Pro
 
FRAMERBEN's Avatar
 
Trade: Framer/Remodeler
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 162
Rewards Points: 170

Re: Easy Arches


The hardest application was creating the Tray celing. Each ring came in 6 pieces. we traced a 9' dia circ on the floor and used that as our template. we did that for the top and bottom ring. The we added blocking to connect the 2 rings. the most awkward part was getting this flimsy thing tacked to the celing. Once it was temporaily tacked, we worked our way around the perimeter nailing into each flr joist it crossed. oh, of course we also traced the circ on the celing to make it true when installing. Ben
Attached Thumbnails
Easy Arches-img_5770-small-.jpg   Easy Arches-img_5771-small-.jpg   Easy Arches-img_5779-small-.jpg  

Last edited by FRAMERBEN; 05-06-2009 at 11:08 AM.
FRAMERBEN is offline  
Old 05-06-2009, 11:04 AM   #14
Pro
 
FRAMERBEN's Avatar
 
Trade: Framer/Remodeler
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 162
Rewards Points: 170

Re: Easy Arches


more
Attached Thumbnails
Easy Arches-img_5774-small-.jpg   Easy Arches-img_5775-small-.jpg   Easy Arches-img_5778-small-.jpg  
FRAMERBEN is offline  
Old 05-06-2009, 11:07 AM   #15
Pro
 
FRAMERBEN's Avatar
 
Trade: Framer/Remodeler
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 162
Rewards Points: 170

Re: Easy Arches


more
Attached Thumbnails
Easy Arches-img_5783-small-.jpg   Easy Arches-img_5782-small-.jpg   Easy Arches-img_5781-small-2-.jpg  
FRAMERBEN is offline  
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to FRAMERBEN For This Useful Post:
BamBamm5144 (03-17-2015), greg24k (05-07-2009), john5mt (05-06-2009), Timuhler (05-06-2009), wallmaxx (05-06-2009)
Old 05-06-2009, 09:57 PM   #16
Pro
 
galla35's Avatar
 
Trade: Framer
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Toledo Ohio
Posts: 440
Rewards Points: 250

Re: Easy Arches


wow looks really good they look like a decent time saver. but over all look good
galla35 is offline  
Old 05-07-2009, 06:41 AM   #17
General Contractor
 
greg24k's Avatar
 
Trade: New Home Construction-Additions-Remodeling
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 6,976
Rewards Points: 6,892

Re: Easy Arches


Nice clean work FRAMERBEN, I never used them yet, but I know few builders who used them and everyone had good comments. I also spoke to my drywall guy and he said they are a pleasure to work with and a huge time saver, so I cannot wait to try them on my next project. Thanks for the pictures!

Advertisement

__________________
I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!
greg24k is offline  


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Easy Mat AtlRemodeling Flooring 2 02-28-2009 09:02 PM
Here is an easy way to discover who your REAL ROLE MODEL is...... mickeyco Off Topic (Non Trade) 6 02-20-2009 12:06 PM
Easy cranberry sauce and wild turkey. silvertree Off Topic (Non Trade) 4 11-27-2008 07:06 PM
electrical - fast and easy tools tool junkie Tools & Equipment 11 11-24-2008 03:07 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?