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    BHI Posted new project 10/3/2011, 9:08 PM

    Lifted, dug out crawl space to a full 9' basement, finished complete basement main floor gut, 3 new decks , rough grade..new 200 amp service, new funace and A/C..2 new kitchens,...

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    BHI Posted new project 10/3/2011, 8:56 PM

    40x50 pole barn full floor, 2nd story vaulted office, 12 wall..

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    BHIPosted new reply in Framing10/3/2011, 8:51 PM

    Sorry guys, I forgot to load the finished project.. Everything went smooth after the roof.. Ended up ripping out the original ridge, strippin the shingles off, re cutting bird...

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    BHIPosted new reply in Construction9/27/2011, 7:41 PM

    My Bad only the first pic is apole barn..40x50 the other two are full footings..

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    BHIPosted new reply in Construction9/27/2011, 7:38 PM

    In our area we have tonns of building codes, starting with depth of footings, min is 4' below frost, the the sizing of the actual footing at the bottom, most of mine are 24" x12...

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    BHIPosted new reply in Framing12/23/2010, 5:20 PM

    I ended up removing the ridge board, cutting down the rafters from a 5/12 to a 4/12 and shortening them about 3" each side. installed a new 2x8 ridge. then added collar ties on ...

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    BHIPosted new reply in Framing12/21/2010, 9:27 PM

    Gable is framed, the overhang. it is not sheeted yet. but i have done a lot of cutting on the existing already. which is agood thing. found some major rot. and some really sho...

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    BHIPosted new reply in Framing12/21/2010, 9:17 PM

    this is looking fromt he back of the house.on the right side is the garage and matches the wall and then on the left it goes just past the first window.. the green gable there i...

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    BHIPosted new reply in Framing12/21/2010, 9:07 PM

    It's already framed, now i'm trying to figure out how far to go into the existing roof.. my plan was to have it sealed up by christmas ... that dream is fading..lol.

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    BHIPosted new reply in Framing12/21/2010, 8:57 PM

    Ya thats exactly it. but the 5/12 is 7" higher at the ridge. so you end up with that unequal v down the 2 roofs. at the top is 7" at the bottom sheeting lines up again.. it...

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    BHIPosted new reply in Framing12/21/2010, 8:49 PM

    Oh and how do you frame a 5/12 to a 4/12. cut out ridge, shorten rafter length, recut birds mouth..= pain in the ass.........

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    BHIPosted new reply in Framing12/21/2010, 8:48 PM

    I'll try to clear it up best i can..i wish i could draw. looking from the back of the property forward. We have the new addition. gable facing you. dirrecty infront of that ...

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    Seven-Delta-FortyOnePosted new reply in Framing10/13/2011, 10:18 PM

    Is it on piers? Does it get a skirt board, or what kind of finish on the bottom?

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    Advantage ConstPosted new reply in Framing3/25/2010, 3:25 PM

    also they seem to let the sheeting shift more than nails. if you are complete ocd you could glue it and nail it and screw it! definitely a no go, you can't overfasten something,...

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    BHIPosted new reply in Carpentry2/12/2009, 6:31 PM

    Mr. Mike, Just finished lifting a 2100 sq foot single story. and took out the muddy pit of a crwl space under it and added a fully finished 9' basement. took 4 months. 20 gran...

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    BHIPosted new reply in Roofing2/12/2009, 5:58 PM

    The trough covers the drip edge. i take a piece of flat stock aluminum and cut it down into 4" strips and then bend a 3/4 inch lip on it to the desired pitch. then nail it direc...

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    BHIPosted new reply in Windows, Siding and Doors1/15/2009, 4:15 PM

    I am trying to match up some sinding for a customer that is vinyl D-6 dutch. with out insulation on the back.. it is a wicker colour, but not one of my manfacutres can help me o...

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    BHIPosted new reply in Roofing8/18/2008, 9:46 PM

    i used elk starter strips, and justa L-bent aluminum drip that i bend myself..that is 3/4 past the facia. and then the starter is 1/16 past that and the shingle is a 1/16 past ...

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    PA woodbutcherPosted new reply in Roofing2/15/2009, 6:29 AM

    :laughing: This is where my question came from. I know what I have called them for 35 years, just wondering what others called them.

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    BHIPosted new reply in Framing2/11/2008, 7:43 PM

    First off.....I am a backwards belt wearer... I prefer this when your up on a wall and lean over to nail and not watching all your nails fall to the floor. I wear a kunys 7 pock...

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