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Old Today, 09:24 AM   #1
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So my boss brought this carpy back on cuz we're short-handed and he's an alright guy but a little dingy. We have a huge change order on a job. We have to replace 25 ft of 4x12 beam and double up a bunch of rafters as per the engineers, fine. But we're also gonna re-space/box off some off them and drop in 6 large curbed bubble skylights while we're at it. Again no big deal, the rafters terminate on the outer walls and everything is already stripped and I can see exactly what needs to be done. So here's the rub, my boss is selling the big boss to shred the new shingle roof and bang the whole job out lickity split, the carpy wants to get all fancy and build temp walls and keep the roof on while doing everything under it, stuffing rafters and grinding shiners, cutting out for the skylights etc, etc
While the carpy's ideas seem sound, i think it will take too damn long, I say shredding the roof will get the job done and ready for the roofers to come back in one week instead of two. Oh and the electrical is starting and he needs to home run his main to his sub through one side of these rafters because of the concrete floors so then there's that.
Straw poll, shred the roof?
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Re: When Not To Get Too Cute


Shred it or the schedule slips.

Working solo, I'd consider leaving it in place and working around it.

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Shred it or the schedule slips.

Working solo, I'd consider leaving it in place and working around it.
We got me, the new carpy, a junior framer (for now at least), and some spot grunt labor to shred on the roof and lift on the beam. I say we can be done and have the new deck on in a week.
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The answer to this question appears to me to be weather specific. If you're in Arizona, tear it off; if you're in Washington state, maybe no so much.
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A crane could speed things up if there is room.
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