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Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 475
Posted By onmywayup
I know you all want a picture; I'll get you one...

I know you all want a picture; I'll get you one in the morning. It's scary down there at night!

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Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 475
Posted By onmywayup
Opening a safe

There's a small steel safe in a small underground storage room in my house. Owned the place eight years, never opened it. The permission we had to imagine treasures beyond our dreams was worth more...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-08-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By onmywayup
Brother, for the small cost of one round trip...

Brother, for the small cost of one round trip ticket from Detroit, a week's worth of lodging, and some of those meals you all cook underground out there, I'll come out and teach you everything you...
Forum: Plumbing 07-08-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 853
Posted By onmywayup
Annnddd that's where you most likely lost...

Annnddd that's where you most likely lost everyone else that was gonna contribute.

Vinyl had a legitimate question, no matter how it came off to you . I hope you didn't put all your eggs in one...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By onmywayup
The visual is a good one. Thanks. So, having...

The visual is a good one. Thanks.

So, having the increased volume from larger diameter pipe behind the fitting does not compensate for the smaller fitting? Would, for example, a 1" pipe going down...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By onmywayup
Question on water flow

A thought experiment, not based on any actual scenario:

If I have a long run of 3/4" diameter water supply line (PEX, Copper, whatever), and somewhere in the middle of that run, the diameter...
Forum: Plumbing Picture Post 07-05-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By onmywayup
Wow. That is just something to behold. I feel...

Wow. That is just something to behold. I feel like this was literally his last job before retirement, and he committed himself to using up every single fitting and scrap of pipe he had floating...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 350
Posted By onmywayup
For future researchers: ended up taking the...

For future researchers: ended up taking the advice above, and it worked out awesome.

Got a wet concrete saw and cut back the rough openings to the required dimensions, plus 3" on all sides.
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Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 587
Views: 18,381
Posted By onmywayup
So do you guys always have to put in full...

So do you guys always have to put in full footings for everything? Or for a deck, can you dig down a post hole, put some concrete in it, then attach the post to the Crete? What do you fill the rest...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 587
Views: 18,381
Posted By onmywayup
For decks and lean-to type structures, all the...

For decks and lean-to type structures, all the time. Those posts are down 42", on top of a couple inches or so of pea gravel, then packed with concrete up to a couple inches below grade.



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Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 18,381
Posted By onmywayup
Had a real softball of a day. Slapped up three...

Had a real softball of a day. Slapped up three hundred feet of welded wire fence with some barbed wire for the top. No gates in the line, so it felt a lot like building a prison.

Used tow hook on...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 587
Views: 18,381
Posted By onmywayup
Added a lean-to for dry outdoor storage at a...

Added a lean-to for dry outdoor storage at a facility near my house.

The property used to be a gravel pit so digging for the posts was a total nightmare. Hardest compacted dirt and rock I've ever...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 06-25-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 516
Posted By onmywayup
Oh yeah, dude, we know. You don't have to say it....

Oh yeah, dude, we know. You don't have to say it.

Pump the brakes a little bit on the text talk and the exclamations. This is not the kind of job you wanna be super excitable and jumpy around.
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Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 350
Posted By onmywayup
You know that is an interesting concept right...

You know that is an interesting concept right there.... About half the walls are getting or have gotten already a two by four steel stud wall built on the inside of it in order to flatten out the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 350
Posted By onmywayup
How did you inject the grout? Just troweled it...

How did you inject the grout? Just troweled it in? Or did you pump it in somehow? Did you put anything a few inches into the cells to stop yourself from having to fill the entire cavity?
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 350
Posted By onmywayup
I have a written transcript from the day we did...

I have a written transcript from the day we did the bid telling the customer that it would be far cheaper for us to knock this thing over and re-frame it then it was gonna be to do the rehab they...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 350
Posted By onmywayup
Advise for installing windows in this scenario

Got a commercial job we're working. Next step is installing several windows. Windows have nailing flanges for installation, so we need to build out the rough openings with wood some way or another to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,610
Posted By onmywayup
I'm afraid if we knock too much of this out, the...

I'm afraid if we knock too much of this out, the f'in roof is gonna come down to us, know what I mean?!

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Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,610
Posted By onmywayup
Me too! You only live a couple hours from me....

Me too! You only live a couple hours from me. Pack your sh!t up and get out here tomorrow and help me take it out! Leave the snake. Bring the tools. I'll provide ice cold beer and steak dinner.
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Forum: Tools & Equipment 06-19-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,929
Posted By onmywayup
That is the EXACT one I was thinking of when I...

That is the EXACT one I was thinking of when I made the post. My dad had it for years. What a shame it's not on the market anymore.

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Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,610
Posted By onmywayup
Update: Looked a little closer at the wall...

Update: Looked a little closer at the wall yesterday and found an empty pint of vodka in there, too. The whole thing is starting to make more sense now.....




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Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,610
Posted By onmywayup
But how did they do it? Was it placed in there...

But how did they do it? Was it placed in there piece by piece? Or was there a form that this was all dumped into, then the form was pulled away?

Because placing them individually like this just...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,610
Posted By onmywayup
The rest of the house has NOT been like this at...

The rest of the house has NOT been like this at all. And I have remodeled every single inch of it over the last 8 years. So I don't think it's a knockdown situation at all. I've just never seen...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,610
Posted By onmywayup
Uhhh... Wtf?

Completely gutted my master bathroom recently... Been working on putting it back together this weekend. Thought you guys might get a kick out of the masonry "work" we found in the walls.

House is...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,880
Posted By onmywayup
Insurance? Sent from my SM-G950U using...

Insurance?

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