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Old 10-06-2018, 07:23 PM   #1
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You Guys Who Build Where It Rains All Year.....


.......What do you do? Just build fast?


I thought it was wet where I live, because we'll get 100" a year, but summer is dry, even if it isn't that hot.

I'm accustomed to have a guaranteed 5 or more months with no rain.

Subfloor, for example. Advantech is great, but 1 1/8" swells like crazy with just a little moisture.

And sheathing warps fast. And how do you ever get anything painted, if it really rains every couple days?
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:12 PM   #2
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Raincoats and tarps.
Cute girl holding an umbrella would be a nice touch.


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.......What do you do? And how do you ever get anything painted, if it really rains every couple days? ...
hire a painting contractor and give him chit....

hamanaka, james carl or brian north....
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Tarps and a spare pair of drysocks, and lots of coffee!

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Tarps and a spare pair of drysocks, and lots of coffee!

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you can bet all you got....

if my socks get wet....we are long gone....

sometimes the misery just ain't worth it....
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Pretty much like clockwork 4 months out of the year where it rains between 4-5 pm. Rare occasions it earlier you can't do anything but go home. Our storms come in squalls where we can get over an inch per hour and it leaves everything soaking wet. All the other months it's like anywhere else with normal rain.

Not much is frame, most is slab on grade, block walls. Mason crews are usually fast and early risers. Everything is about getting the envelope done and all attention is to that until dried in then it calms down a little. We actually have quite a few companies who specializes in "envelope construction". Basically a mini-GC who have a crew of subs they coordinate for speed of construction to dry-in.
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you can bet all you got....

if my socks get wet....we are long gone....

sometimes the misery just ain't worth it....
I can be soaked head to ankle and not care. but once those feet are wet... I am the last person you want to talk to.

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hire a painting contractor and give him chit....

hamanaka, james carl or brian north....
Hamanaka has a great reputation around here.

If it's anything large or commercial, chances are, they have it.
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Pretty much like clockwork 4 months out of the year where it rains between 4-5 pm. Rare occasions it earlier you can't do anything but go home. Our storms come in squalls where we can get over an inch per hour and it leaves everything soaking wet. All the other months it's like anywhere else with normal rain.

Not much is frame, most is slab on grade, block walls. Mason crews are usually fast and early risers. Everything is about getting the envelope done and all attention is to that until dried in then it calms down a little. We actually have quite a few companies who specializes in "envelope construction". Basically a mini-GC who have a crew of subs they coordinate for speed of construction to dry-in.
I guess slab makes a lot of difference.

Tarping a sub-floor every night would be a pain in the ass.
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I guess slab makes a lot of difference.

Tarping a sub-floor every night would be a pain in the ass.
It’s just going to get wet, that’s what they make drum sanders for. An hour or two after everything’s all dried out and the floor is flat again.
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It’s just going to get wet, that’s what they make drum sanders for. An hour or two after everything’s all dried out and the floor is flat again.
Didn't you say in another thread, that it's been raining every other day all summer?

That's gotta be a pain in the ass, man.
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Didn't you say in another thread, that it's been raining every other day all summer?

That's gotta be a pain in the ass, man.
Yes, it’s raining right now. Been doing it all day. I have concrete I need to get poured too. For the last month it’s been wet, muggy and hot. Starting tomorrow it’s going to be just above freezing every day.

Right now the 10 day shows only one day with rain but that is guaranteed to change.

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