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Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11,431
Views: 1,073,053
Posted By oldfrt
For some reason I want to name this "The...

For some reason I want to name this "The Mayan"
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 07-19-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,555
Posted By oldfrt
Don't know if that's true,but thanks for the...

Don't know if that's true,but thanks for the boost.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-19-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,311
Posted By oldfrt
After trying a plank,which seemed a little too...

After trying a plank,which seemed a little too steep and trying to bait him out with some cheese,he decided to take a nap.I let him rest since I was waiting on BI inspection.

Then,very...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-19-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,311
Posted By oldfrt
Found this little guy this morning,trapped in my...

Found this little guy this morning,trapped in my pier hole!His special powers didn't include climbing ladders.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 06-02-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,443
Posted By oldfrt
Do his again at 8' out and you can use 2x8 joists.

Do his again at 8' out and you can use 2x8 joists.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-19-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,888
Posted By oldfrt
Had my pier inspection today,asked the BI about...

Had my pier inspection today,asked the BI about this problem.He had no idea what I was referring to.
So I'll just use the Head Locs and line the hangers,have HO keep an eye on the joist nails.
...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-19-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,888
Posted By oldfrt
All 2"x6" decking back when I started out.It was...

All 2"x6" decking back when I started out.It was a long day driving galv spikes through them suckers.Being the youngest on that crew,they left all the back nailing to me while they built railings.
...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-19-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,888
Posted By oldfrt
The only flashing on this one was over the...

The only flashing on this one was over the ledger,nothing behind it,not even felt.

The house had been stripped and resided 15 years ago by someone I worked for back in the 70's.
A bit...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 05-16-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 139,592
Posted By oldfrt
Maybe I should book an appointment to see how...

Maybe I should book an appointment to see how many calls I get.

Hell,if we all book appointments on all their listings,than they can sell the bogus leads to unsuspecting subscribers,who'll get...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-16-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,888
Posted By oldfrt
35 Year old Deck

It's not often I get to redo something I build 35 years ago,so thought I'd share the experience.

Built this about 1980,all .40 PT,so seeing how the fasteners held up
was my first concern.
...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 02-17-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,918
Posted By oldfrt
This return is 2" below the plate,anything that...

This return is 2" below the plate,anything that gets behind it will drain out onto the block foundation,and my siding doesn't leak!:jester:
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 02-17-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,918
Posted By oldfrt
Had a somewhat similar application a few years...

Had a somewhat similar application a few years back.
The house had double layered shakes and we added 1"
foam over before siding.Figuring the siding at 1",foam1",
1/4 " for nail's hanging...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-02-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,491
Views: 414,671
Posted By oldfrt
The Pastor entered his donkey in a race and ...

The Pastor entered his donkey in a race and
it won.
The Pastor was so pleased with the donkey
that he entered it in the race again and it won again.
The local paper read:
...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 12-14-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,691
Posted By oldfrt
Worked in a hardware store when I was a teen,did...

Worked in a hardware store when I was a teen,did all their window repairs using a glazing iron.
It had two heat coils,similar to the ones in old toasters,at a 90* angle for getting working the...
Forum: Carpentry 11-07-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7,633
Views: 1,473,395
Posted By oldfrt
Caught this over on DYI,felt it would fit in well...

Caught this over on DYI,felt it would fit in well on this thread.
I feel bad for this HO,who thought he hired a roofing crew:
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 10-08-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2,491
Views: 414,671
Posted By oldfrt
...

...
Forum: Carpentry 08-21-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,378
Posted By oldfrt
After 40 years in the trades I guess I can...

After 40 years in the trades I guess I can identify with #2 the most.
Only because its hard to accept new products and procedures that
may not have withstood the test of time,yet are readily...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,261
Posted By oldfrt
Maybe he just has short...

Maybe he just has short fingers..........................

May have been a better approach to have used PT under the door,leveled with the sub floor and a pan under the sill with a drip to cover...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,436
Posted By oldfrt
Guess you needed Officer Odie and his 27 8x10...

Guess you needed Officer Odie and his 27 8x10 Glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of
Each one explainin' what each one was.........
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 05-27-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,124
Posted By oldfrt
Trick for bending 1/2" or even a 1/4" bend is...

Trick for bending 1/2" or even a 1/4" bend is pretty simple.
Just make the first bend at a 45*,flip stock,and metal will
slide in close enough to get it to the 1/2" width.Bend this
at a 45* also...
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,698
Posted By oldfrt
Ran into a mess like this last year,with the...

Ran into a mess like this last year,with the added problem of
the joist that was cut had a second story bearing wall directly
above it.
Fortunately,the ceilings were high enough to frame in some...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11,431
Views: 1,073,053
Posted By oldfrt
Just one.Previous siding was rough cut pine full...

Just one.Previous siding was rough cut pine full of carpenter bees,1"
slaps that were barely nailed on after 60 years to the weather.
Plus a shot from my view at the brake.

182833
Forum: Carpentry 05-18-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,187
Posted By oldfrt
Interesting video's at "TED"

Thought some here may enjoy these:

http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_phillips_creative_houses_from_reclaimed_stuff#t-4446

http://www.ted.com/talks/elora_hardy_magical_houses_made_of_bamboo
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-15-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,759
Posted By oldfrt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd6sOYsxPrQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd6sOYsxPrQ
Forum: Construction 02-11-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,728
Posted By oldfrt
I built 18" ladders for my own gables,no out...

I built 18" ladders for my own gables,no out looks,still looks good after 15 years,tons of snow,and these are 20' runs.
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