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Old 05-14-2019, 02:40 PM   #2041
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It's just such an unbelievable amount of extra work. Two straight lines would have had them done so much faster.

Also, they hit the exact spot where the diagonal supports are, so they still had to drill all their holes and run their wires sideways.

Unreal.
Lol seriously....just cut a strip.

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Old 05-14-2019, 04:32 PM   #2042
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Just arrived at the jobsite which will be my new home for the next month and it's a ship without a captain.
My list of tasks just went from paint and trim to sweep and mop.
Also, the electrician was here yesterday before I got in to start painting and there, "might be a couple holes to patch."


As bad as all those holes is that can right up to the wall.

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Old 05-14-2019, 04:41 PM   #2043
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No, better.

The wall is built over the can.
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No, better.

The wall is built over the can.
No problem. Those LED inserts are supposed to last forever.

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Could classify as wall of shame too....
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It's like a Wall of Shame potpourri. The longer you look, the more you find.

FYI, first thing I'm doing tomorrow is tearing down the brown paper and reapplying it with a new roll and tape in order to make it look like somebody with sense put it up.
After that, I'm sweeping and mopping the whole place, putting soap and TP in the john, covering the floor with paper, and cleaning up the dozens of coffee cups littering the space.
Then, and only then, will I be ready to paint.
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It's just such an unbelievable amount of extra work. Two straight lines would have had them done so much faster.

Also, they hit the exact spot where the diagonal supports are, so they still had to drill all their holes and run their wires sideways.

Unreal.
Lol exactly, that's why I love it, they must be hourly.

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I think I used that same electrician before, except he did 2 rows of that, he said it was faster than snaking the wire across 5 feet.

Now he is an inspector who demands that all of the outlets in the room must be removed so he can measure the wire. Real electricians hate him.
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:40 PM   #2049
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When I cut drywall I save the piece to put back in the hole. Contingent on keeping the pieces minimal.


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Old 05-14-2019, 07:57 PM   #2050
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We do it with a 6" hole saw and save the drops

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We just notch the sheetrock and run our wires in front of the joists. Thin coat of mud takes care of everything.

JUST KIDDING we've always used a 4" hole saw, but a 6" would make it easier on us and probably no harder on the repair guys.

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We just notch the sheetrock and run our wires in front of the joists. Thin coat of mud takes care of everything.

JUST KIDDING we've always used a 4" hole saw, but a 6" would make it easier on us and probably no harder on the repair guys.

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4-6 makes no difference. Just being honest. That's coming from a builder / Carpenter who has only done one patch in his life though. LOL

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Something with that many holes I would have trenched with a circ saw and save the pieces. Much faster to patch.

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First time in many years the pool looks like this after taking the cover off . Last year was able to use the same day.


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First time in many years the pool looks like this after taking the cover off . Last year was able to use the same day.


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I just figured it was to match the grass. Very uniform look, I like it...
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One of the biggest things I was taught coming up through the years is ALWAYS be kind to the people that come after you. Especially as a framer. Nail placement was a biggie as well. Try not to put any blind nails in triplers. Also no nails in the middle of bays on the top top plate unless the nailing schedule dictates otherwise. Think like an electrician with an auger.


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Wife, dog and I went to a state park Monday, got home today.

Hiked a few trails, and I AM NOT exaggerating,, bet we pulled at least 60 ticks off us in 4 days.



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