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Old 05-11-2015, 11:40 PM   #2681
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haha is that a gap in the roof sheeting or a really cool sky light?
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:44 PM   #2682
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[QUOTE=C2projects;2979025]Pic 1 - un-flushed walls
Pic 2 - no nails in tall wall, should be 2 every 6"
Pic 3 - no nails in point load
Pic 4 - crazy unleel truss
Pic 5 - window openening to small, looks like they cut out the top will and didn't fill it in with anything
Pic 6 - hip sheet has no bearing[/QUOTE8l
I've hung board over worse than that....I didn't want to... but we did it.
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:12 PM   #2683
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Was doing a little demo today. Someone actually got paid for this work. It's upside down, but at least they were consistent through the whole house. If its short, just either cut an additional piece and caulk the chit out of it, or stuff some scraps in there and caulk the chit out of it. almost every corner was doctored in some way......



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Old 05-14-2015, 09:19 PM   #2684
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So that's what it looks like when they use the board stretcher
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Ten cents worth of string would have prevented this.
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Ten cents worth of string would have prevented this.
Either that, or save the beer for AFTER the work, not during.
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Probably something along the lines of i need to go to the truck and put my pipe down.
Some of the helpers I've had the pleasure of working with around here refer their pills as "medicine," as if everyone around them believes the directions on the bottle say "Take an undetermined amount, whatever you believe to work, 4 or 5 times a day with or without alcohol."
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We have an entire house full of electrical stuff like this:

The jbox is one of maybe 10 buried boxes that we've found, while chasing down missing neutrals and other weirdness. In the panel, there are 3 hots and 1 neutral going through the knockout on the right. Don't worry - the conductors go to a a jbox, where there's another neutral spliced to this one and to the neutrals out to the loads. That other neutral runs in another length of EMT to the neutral bar in another panel, on a different meter, for a different residence.

The whole house is like that.
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:27 AM   #2689
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Would it be less costly to completely rewire as opposed to try and troubleshoot/correct?
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Love the buried incompetence. Dealing with that now.

As far as when to fix it, good question. I'll be doing some of it as I'm going to rerock the f/u walls in a lot of areas and also change/remove some elect and switch to gas or just kill it. If someone like Bob finds something, 'when is enough?' enough?
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Love the buried incompetence. Dealing with that now.

As far as when to fix it, good question. I'll be doing some of it as I'm going to rerock the f/u walls in a lot of areas and also change/remove some elect and switch to gas or just kill it. If someone like Bob finds something, 'when is enough?' enough?
We will completely re-wire one of the two residences. The other one, I can't justify. For the time being, they'll have a bunch of new box covers in the walls and ceilings.
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Some crown board stretching.
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I've known guys that would rather sit in front of a piece and caulk it repeatedly till it fills up and try to form the profile than to cut something the right size in the first place.
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Aint no fixing this kind of screwed up.
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I've known guys that would rather sit in front of a piece and caulk it repeatedly till it fills up and try to form the profile than to cut something the right size in the first place.
I've employed one of those guys. Gotta keep a close eye on them.
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I've known guys that would rather sit in front of a piece and caulk it repeatedly till it fills up and try to form the profile than to cut something the right size in the first place.
And that right there is the funniest thing. I would bet my house it takes less time to do trim right than it does to caulk it to all f**k. Some people never learn.
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Well,i gotta put myself up as a candidate for the darwin award on
this move..............but,hey I was fully loaded with trash,it was the
end of the job,I was 15 miles from the landfill,it was too risky to
try and repair on site without twisting the brake line and doing further
damage,didn't want to add a tow charge to my expenses.
..........................enough excuses.......it worked.
Vice grips on flexible line to rear brake caliper of my F450 Dump!

Shame on me!!!!
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Well,i gotta put myself up as a candidate for the darwin award on
this move..............but,hey I was fully loaded with trash,it was the
end of the job,I was 15 miles from the landfill,it was too risky to
try and repair on site without twisting the brake line and doing further
damage,didn't want to add a tow charge to my expenses.
..........................enough excuses.......it worked.
Vice grips on flexible line to rear brake caliper of my F450 Dump!

Shame on me!!!!
Should sandwich a penny on either side. Keeps the vice grip from tearing the line... don't ask me how I know that.
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I've employed one of those guys. Gotta keep a close eye on them.
And I've been employed by one of those guys. He wanted everything slapped up and caulked to hell and back. I refused to hack work together. We didn't get along.
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Should sandwich a penny on either side. Keeps the vice grip from tearing the line... don't ask me how I know that.
That line is shot,been rubbing on the tail pipe.I don't plan on going
any further till I can get a good soaking on those fittings to replace
it.Fifteen minute fix with a $12 part...........cheaper than a tow and
service fee.
I'll keep the pennies in mind for the future>

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