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Old 07-28-2017, 10:01 AM   #21
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I have a whole collection of gutter and crawl space tools. I can see why they didn't mind losing them....
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:25 PM   #22
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Yes, a $5 trowel left at the back of a crawlspace hardly justifies one more trip through the slop and the rat turds to fetch it.


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Oh I thought the trowel was to dig your own scat hole.
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But it is level. Lots of guys don't understand that a level is just a starting guide when siding . Seen guys side with a laser, transit, in the real world that does not always pan out. Lots of times it is knowing where and how to fudge things to make it look right to the eye.
I like having it to check how it's going. Lots of measuring and line snapping too.
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I use a rotary to match the bottom all the way around then put it away
I'm doing that now that I have a laser.
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Yeah, I start at the bottom with a level, then the rest of the way is all based on measurements to the top. Sometimes it feels like I'm making a Japanese fan.
My experience with vinyl siding is limited to new construction that I framed. Would it make sense on an old house that might not be level to measure from the soffit down and run everything parallel instead of level?

Or is that just crazy talk?

I always say that it has to look right, not necessarily be right.
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My experience with vinyl siding is limited to new construction that I framed. Would it make sense on an old house that might not be level to measure from the soffit down and run everything parallel instead of level?

Or is that just crazy talk?

I always say that it has to look right, not necessarily be right.
You are correct sir
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Old 07-28-2017, 08:48 PM   #27
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Would it make sense on an old house that might not be level to measure from the soffit down and run everything parallel instead of level?
As you say, the emphasis is on making it look right. One job I did years ago consisted of closing in a large front porch that ran the width of the house, creating two new rooms with an entryway in the center between them.

Those rooms got windows, which of course were installed level and plumb. The catch was, the entire house was 3" out of level from one side to the other.

In that case, I framed the windows level with each other, started the siding level and stayed that way until I got above the windows. Then it was japanese fan time. Tough squeak, but it worked out.
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I lost one while siding a townhouse subdivision. I was sure it had to be on top of a chimney or in a gutter. My buddy who was helping me has a plane so we did what anyone would do.
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Thats alot better than worrying about some stupid level


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all the time, lost a drill in a wall, levels, hand tools, keys, you name it, once left a gallon of water squeezed in between some lookouts on a roof. No way to get to it unless we ripped the roof sheeting up, always wanted to go back and look for water stains in the soffit in the spring
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all the time, lost a drill in a wall, levels, hand tools, keys, you name it, once left a gallon of water squeezed in between some lookouts on a roof. No way to get to it unless we ripped the roof sheeting up, always wanted to go back and look for water stains in the soffit in the spring


And none of that is related to smoking weed all day...


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My brother leaves at least 3 torpedos a year in gutters lol


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Left another one today at the second job.. smh


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I've lost 3 Stabila torpedos. One was the same day I bought it...left it on a rooftop steel trellis. I need therapy.


And he's the smart straight laced one of the family


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I'm the family retard, one sister got paid for her master's, the other one has a PhD. I'm a two bit wire jockey with a bachelor's degree...no wonder I can't keep track of a fifty dollar level.

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I'm the family retard, one sister got paid for her master's, the other one has a PhD. I'm a two bit wire jockey with a bachelor's degree...no wonder I can't keep track of a fifty dollar level.

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Won't embarrass myself on a public forum. Amazed I'm not still pumping gas.


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I pump gas every chance I get. My wife hates it, but laughs when the dog does it.

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