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Old 07-16-2013, 10:25 PM   #461
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YKYAFW you have gone without major framing for six months or so and you have two new projects coming...and you dream about them! We have a 2,000 sq.ft. Office building and a new home to start when I get back from vacation!
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:00 PM   #462
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YKYAFW...

... Your muscle-head buddies get embarrassed after inviting you to work out at the gym because, despite being noticeably smaller than them, you proceed to out-lift them at every exercise.

... You're the most popular guy in town during camping season because of your unlimited access to free firewood.

... In cold weather, your tools quit long before you do.

... In hot weather, you've once briefly considered wringing the sweat out of your soaked shirt into your empty water bottle for a quick sip.

... When your friends ask your for a ride to a house a couple of blocks away after a game of pick-up football, you throw them in the bed of your truck with the scrap material as your 4x4 crew cab has no room because of all the tools in the way.

and most of all....

... When you and the boss (or you and one guy, for you bosses out there) are struggling (but succeeding) to lift a wall comparable in size to the Great Wall of China, and you hear the stucco guy from the next job site say: "Stupid ing framers... They think they can lift any wall..."

.... Who needs wall jacks anyways....
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... Your muscle-head buddies get embarrassed after inviting you to work out at the gym because, despite being noticeably smaller than them, you proceed to out-lift them at every exercise.
My buddy is one of those power lifter, huge arm, live in the gym guys. His arms are the size of my legs.

I have step foot in a gym maybe 3 times on my life.

Called him one day to help me with some odds and ends, apprently he cant carry 80lb bags of concrete or 3/4 ply for chit.

The ball busting was non stop
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:21 PM   #464
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My buddy is one of those power lifter, huge arm, live in the gym guys. His arms are the size of my legs.

I have step foot in a gym maybe 3 times on my life.

Called him one day to help me with some odds and ends, apprently he cant carry 80lb bags of concrete or 3/4 ply for chit.

The ball busting was non stop
It is really all about technique and very little about strength. About 15 years ago, when I weighed a whopping 150 pounds, I carried 4 sheets of 3/4 plywood. I would not attempt it today, even though I am bigger and stronger. I am also a lot smarter now!
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:02 PM   #465
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You know the difference between pitch and cut.
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I don't know that. Pitch is how steep the roof is.Cut is what I do with my saw?
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I don't know that. Pitch is how steep the roof is.Cut is what I do with my saw?
Then you know the difference....
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:27 PM   #468
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You own more guns and circ saws then days in a month
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The cut is based on the run of a rafter system, which is 12". The pitch is based on the span, which is wall to wall or seat cut to seat cut. 2 times the run=24". The pitch of a roof rafter system therefore is, for example.
A 8/12 cut is a 1/3 pitch, 8 divide into 24 is 3 hence 1/3 pitch. A 6/12 cut is a 1/4 pitch, 6 divide into 24 is 4 hence 1/4 pitch. From my apprentice class 40 years ago. I just thought I'd throw that out here because it doesn't seem very many know that anymore.
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The cut is based on the run of a rafter system, which is 12". The pitch is based on the span, which is wall to wall or seat cut to seat cut. 2 times the run=24". The pitch of a roof rafter system therefore is, for example.
A 8/12 cut is a 1/3 pitch, 8 divide into 24 is 3 hence 1/3 pitch. A 6/12 cut is a 1/4 pitch, 6 divide into 24 is 4 hence 1/4 pitch. From my apprentice class 40 years ago. I just thought I'd throw that out here because it doesn't seem very many know that anymore.
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Frig, I should have known that. We only dealt with pitch the way you defined it in vocational school.
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Cut= slope? Thats what I've always referred to it as, even them books said so :P
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Cut= slope? Thats what I've always referred to it as, even them books said so :P
When as you hear some "framers" say they've never cut a rafter you actually get pissed off.
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nowadays its slam and run. ain't got time to understand why somethin is
just slam it. Its all in the love of the trade. Like doing back angles on crown and understanding why. I guess that is probably why i never got rich doing it. It was either love the trade or love the money. They are not the same thing sometimes.






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It's not slam and run here. Quality is a must for the guy I work for, and I love it. Some days I feel I don't get enough done, but if the sawzall stays in the trailer it's a good day. I've done lots of things in my life, but framing is thinking every minute on what you are doing and what comes next. I don't understand how people can do the factory or walmart jobs??? Just put in you're 8 and go home. I leave work and think about tomorrow, what need to be done and where I need to be for it to get done. Framers are a special breed that are slowly dying out
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I'm quitting the army to get back into Framing. I love it and miss it that much.
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I'm quitting the army to get back into Framing. I love it and miss it that much.
Does this mean I need to get a couple more boxes of 9's?
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9's?? you lost me there.
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9's?? you lost me there.
Assuming he's meaning 9mm. Pretty sure it was a bad joke.
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when its 10:45pm on a Saturday night and even though you worked today, you suddenly feel like banging some nails.

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