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Old 06-11-2012, 12:08 AM   #61
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So we're doing a face lift on a store front and the owner of the barber shop next door comes over and wants me to look at where he has several leaks in his shop.

The building is about 50 or 60 years old and I tell the guy that without even getting on the roof I can tell by the amount of water coming in that hes probably going to have to have a new roof.

He says it IS a new roof. Just been put on about 2 months ago.

Screwed on with drywall scres

At least he did use silicone caulking on all the screw heads.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:39 AM   #62
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Holy ****

Thats what I use if I forget to order screws
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I went to look at a flip once. I laughed, gave them a ridiculous number, and they accepted. I capped a couple windows and left.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1154055...eat=directlink

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you know dam well he's fishing information to do it himself yet if you dont give an estimate he may tell people he call your company and they blew him off.
This is time to add 50% to the first high number that pops into your head, and then double it and walk away.
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Went to a nursing home to see grandma yesterday and noticed this vinyl railing.


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I went to look at a flip once. I laughed, gave them a ridiculous number, and they accepted. I capped a couple windows and left.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1154055...eat=directlink

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They could probably afford you because they hopefully stiffed the plumber on that job.

Though the finish carpentry, electrical, painting, & carpet is no better.
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well now that would make it a ''composite rail''
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I went to look at a flip once. I laughed, gave them a ridiculous number, and they accepted. I capped a couple windows and left.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1154055...eat=directlink

Enjoy.
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Tell Grandma to keep off the handrails.
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post #30 finishing this today!~ i hope this means closeing down the space on railing to less than 4in?
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post #30 finishing this today!~ i hope this means closeing down the space on railing to less than 4in?
if you hit that little Quote'' button poster no.30 will know who and what your talking about
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I think I could fill up 10 pages of this thread with this place.This deck is on an 8 yr old log cabin. Footing depth should be 60" in this area but these range from 12-20" or so and were placed on fill which has settled and eroded around them and they are sliding down the hill. I give it 2 years and the corner post will fall off the pier.

Railings are poplar...............unbelievable
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i think they took a left hand turn at rustic and just kept going
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I think I could fill up 10 pages of this thread with this place.This deck is on an 8 yr old log cabin. Footing depth should be 60" in this area but these range from 12-20" or so and were placed on fill which has settled and eroded around them and they are sliding down the hill. I give it 2 years and the corner post will fall off the pier.

Railings are poplar...............unbelievable


Come on ! That's not bad. Just needs a minor pressure washing and a half a tube of caulk. We'll make her look brand new boss
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Its a shame it was done so crappy. That would have been a really sharp looking deck to if done properly.
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Come on ! That's not bad. Just needs a minor pressure washing and a half a tube of caulk. We'll make her look brand new boss
The upper sliding glass doors have a note taped to them warning not to lean against the rails. On the upside though, its got a great view.
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Same cabin:

They must have forgotten to include the 1st floor system thickness in their calculations when framing the stairs to the walk out basement.

Note the use of I-joists as posts (2) and header. The top cord (3') of one joist is supporting the subfloor and flooring above.

There was no bracing or blocking on the 2x8 PT foundation walls or floor system. When they backfilled it tipped the rim about 1-1/8"
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Same cabin:

They must have forgotten to include the 1st floor system thickness in their calculations when framing the stairs to the walk out basement.

Note the use of I-joists as posts (2) and header. The top cord (3') of one joist is supporting the subfloor and flooring above.

There was no bracing or blocking on the 2x8 PT foundation walls or floor system. When they backfilled it tipped the rim about 1-1/8"
WOW... That is just crazy. At least they used non-load bearing material to carry all that weight.

All the pros use TJI's as girders and posts for load bearing walls, I would highly recommend not using them for floor joists we use 1x3 . At least that's how we learned it at school.
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We installed the windows Alarm company Tech decided to put the alarm contacts on the exterior side of the window! he did 28K dollars worth of windows this way






Windows closed. hope that clear caulking he put there holds......
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Nice header someone put in on a load bearing wall we uncovered when we demoed a huge unit that had cracked glass. Wonder why? I love the drywall they used between the 2x's instead of plywood


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