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livingsoulsdie 05-31-2012 09:00 PM

The Wall of SHAME!
 
This thread is here to showcase some of the worse hack jobs you have come across & took photos of. :eek: :blink:

I'm sure this is going to be interesting & probably humorous to.


https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...00728944_n.jpg

This will never leak. :stupid:

Garage built with gambrel roof trusses. The building had no drip-edge the trim was not installed properly or cut properly. They cut the T1-11 2-1/2 "s short of the foundation and stuck a piece of 1x treated to fill the void and siliconed the piss out of it. Needless to say it leaked like a siv.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...70080688_n.jpg

Who ever framed this deck should have there head examined . The only thing holding this portion of deck are 2 gussets & a horizontal 4x4. :wallbash:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...22292452_n.jpg

Same deck notice there are no posts holing up this set of stairs which is cantilevered 4' out already . SCARY :cursing:
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...26950955_n.jpg


https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.n...45623925_n.jpg
Only a real pro knows how to use step flashing on a window. hahahahaha What a joke.
What shotty work.

livingsoulsdie 05-31-2012 09:19 PM

Here are some more beauties for ya.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...24326135_n.jpg

This is only one tiny section of a 62 sq roof . Every shingle on this roof was nailed to high. This roof was just done 2 yrs ago !!! INSANITY !

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...52541089_n.jpg
Same roof. Didnt know the roofers were also gutter guys.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...70860456_n.jpg
When I do an addition I always make sure to extend the drip edge right threw the new soffit so that everything looks uniform. <----(sarcasm) LOL NOT!

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...71676161_n.jpg
:blink: <---- This is really what my face looked like when I saw this.

sunkist 05-31-2012 09:30 PM

post #1 that grout line is off just a little on the top course, need to use tavy spacers.

tedanderson 05-31-2012 09:47 PM

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post #1 that grout line is off just a little on the top course, need to use tavy spacers.
What about using the grout here? This guy used a spacer on his tile.

livingsoulsdie 05-31-2012 10:18 PM

Grouting that tile looks like it will become expensive after 30 bags of grout for just one line.

donerightwyo 05-31-2012 10:21 PM

What if some of this is my work and you hurt my feelings?:sad:

livingsoulsdie 05-31-2012 10:33 PM

[QUOTE=donerightwyo;1506713]What if some of this is my work and you hurt my feelings?:sad:[/Q]

Then your work should be corrected and you should give these poor homeowners there money back. Plus interest.

This kind of work deserves to be noticed as how to NOT do something.

SuperiorHIP 05-31-2012 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by donerightwyo (Post 1506713)
what if some of this is my work and you hurt my feelings?:sad:

good!

Seven-Delta-FortyOne 06-01-2012 12:42 AM

That's a weird user name. :blink:

Kent Whitten 06-01-2012 04:42 AM

Oh yes....let's focus on how not to do things. That's really helpful.

livingsoulsdie 06-01-2012 05:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Kent Whitten (Post 1506796)
Oh yes....let's focus on how not to do things. That's really helpful.

Why is it not helpful? Surly in your lifetime you have done something wrong and learned from your mistakes. :cheesygri

FRAME2FINISH 06-01-2012 06:39 AM

I don't dare what ya say that dude can cope some drip edge

TIGHTER MITER 06-01-2012 06:40 AM

I have posted this before- but figure some never got a chance to see it- We came in to help out the homeowner after the "contractor" that they hired left them with this mess. I made the video to show what NOT to do!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLWDdHL2rag

iDAHOchris 06-01-2012 06:54 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6KPO...feature=colike. Look what Im gonna try and fix

Brian Peters 06-01-2012 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Kent Whitten
Oh yes....let's focus on how not to do things. That's really helpful.

For me it's really helpful, I have learned a lot more, remodeling, than I have new construction. I see something that has failed, and I look at at it and think "OK how could this have been avoided?"
I try to learn from my own mistakes, but if I can learn something from someone else's that's fine too!

Brian Peters 06-01-2012 09:15 AM

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Just one example: I always knew it's important to properly flash a ledger board for a deck..it just becomes more real when you see stuff like this!

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livingsoulsdie 06-01-2012 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by TIGHTER MITER (Post 1506822)
I have posted this before- but figure some never got a chance to see it- We came in to help out the homeowner after the "contractor" that they hired left them with this mess. I made the video to show what NOT to do!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLWDdHL2rag



Wow I feel so bad that this homeowner got stiffed like this. This kind of work must be exposed. Nice video by the way :thumbup:

livingsoulsdie 06-01-2012 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by iDAHOchris (Post 1506828)

Who drywalled that Ray Charles? :cool2:

livingsoulsdie 06-01-2012 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Brian Peters (Post 1506890)
Just one example: I always knew it's important to properly flash a ledger board for a deck..it just becomes more real when you see stuff like this!

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There is so much of this going on its almost hard to imagine. What I also see a lot is people using flashing around the ledger board and door openings but not installing a pan underneath the door or even worse putting a zillion nails into the flashing.

sunkist 06-01-2012 08:49 PM

wow a picture is worth a 1,000 words, but a you tube video speechless, please tell me these are not licensed contractors.


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