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Forum: Business 05-23-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,429
Posted By KennMacMoragh
Woodspike, everyone does things different dude....

Woodspike, everyone does things different dude. Some people don't use gauge blocks, what's common carpentry to you may be foreign language to another carpenter. There's still a lot of experienced...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-02-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Posted By KennMacMoragh
This was at Costco, I usually look for the...

This was at Costco, I usually look for the furthest away parking spot too. But in this case I had my dad with me who can't walk very well so I was worried that he wouldn't even make it across the...
Forum: Business 01-01-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,676
Posted By KennMacMoragh
Doctors can be dumbasses too and give you bad...

Doctors can be dumbasses too and give you bad advice, when that happens I see a different doctor. This isn't the kind of thing you fight on your own. How often does a contractor battle this on his...
Forum: Business 12-30-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,676
Posted By KennMacMoragh
Guys, the best legal advice to give him would be...

Guys, the best legal advice to give him would be to keep his mouth shut. He should let his attorney think up whatever kind of deal, arguments, and threats to make. I don't think any of us has passed...
Forum: Business 12-29-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,676
Posted By KennMacMoragh
Never fall for that when someone says 'I will...

Never fall for that when someone says 'I will make it up to you on the next job', that's total crap. People usually repeat their behavior, if he shorted you once then he will probably do it again....
Forum: Framing 12-29-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By KennMacMoragh
I would need to see pictures, I couldn't follow...

I would need to see pictures, I couldn't follow your description very clearly. But when someone asks me about something like that in real life. I usually tell them their building is grandfathered in...
Forum: Framing 11-02-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,391
Posted By KennMacMoragh
The first couple houses I ever framed, the sheets...

The first couple houses I ever framed, the sheets went on horizontal. After that, vertical sheets were mandatory, that was about 23 years ago. They decided horizontal sheets did not give sufficient...
Forum: Framing 11-02-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,000
Posted By KennMacMoragh
There's nothing wrong with trial and error on...

There's nothing wrong with trial and error on something like that. But at first glance I'd say change your pitch to a hip angle. Looks like maybe a 5:12 roof? So make your bevel cut a 5:17, or 16...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,393
Posted By KennMacMoragh
That's probably your best post Greg.

That's probably your best post Greg.
Forum: Featured Articles 04-18-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,945
Posted By KennMacMoragh
I started eating pineapple, it's a great...

I started eating pineapple, it's a great anti-inflammatory, good on the joints https://www.healthline.com/health/3-anti-inflammatory-recipes-pineapple-boats#1
Forum: Architecture & Design 03-13-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By KennMacMoragh
That article confused me too. Are you going to...

That article confused me too. Are you going to build one that looks like that? I would design it myself. I've read a lot of Finehomebuilding articles that make little sense. I don't know if people...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 02-24-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,344
Posted By KennMacMoragh
I've used spacers on a ledger board once, the...

I've used spacers on a ledger board once, the reason for it was because it was a log cabin. I had to be careful attaching because the top half of the ledger was a wood stud frame with log siding. The...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-23-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 7,361
Posted By KennMacMoragh
I used to worry about being too thin as well....

I used to worry about being too thin as well. When I was young I was 6'3" and 160 lbs, the last thing I wanted was to lose more weight so I steered clear of diets and just ate as much crap as I...
Forum: Framing 02-18-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 862
Posted By KennMacMoragh
Maybe change your title to landscaper? I...

Maybe change your title to landscaper?

I have to disagree with some of the advice given. I would leave the truss clips off. The purpose of those clips is to provide a way of anchoring the wall to...
Forum: Framing 02-07-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,062
Posted By KennMacMoragh
You're going about it the wrong way, you can't...

You're going about it the wrong way, you can't let a client do floor load calculations for you. If there was a dispute and you went to court what are you going to tell the judge? That the client said...
Forum: Framing 02-04-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,062
Posted By KennMacMoragh
Yup, that's what I don't understand about threads...

Yup, that's what I don't understand about threads like this. Where are they at in the permit process? If I walked into the building department and showed them a set of prints then said "Yeah I'll...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 01-02-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,460
Posted By KennMacMoragh
Inspectors do that everywhere. Decks are wide...

Inspectors do that everywhere. Decks are wide open so they have a habit of walking out, checking for minimum code requirements, then signing off without ever looking at the plans. Your prescriptive...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 01-02-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,460
Posted By KennMacMoragh
There are a lot of people who think they can...

There are a lot of people who think they can build decks when they can't. Deck building takes a wide variety of skills; framing, finish work, code knowledge. They think it's something easy, so there...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,683
Posted By KennMacMoragh
Always ask

One of the things I learned a long time ago as a carpenter is always understand why you're doing whatever it is you're doing, always ask questions. If something doesn't make sense in your head, you...
Forum: Framing 12-17-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,866
Posted By KennMacMoragh
1. Cover your material, hard doing your carpentry...

1. Cover your material, hard doing your carpentry work when your material is covered with snow and ice. It also reduces the chance of having mold issues when the snow melts and everything is sopping...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-31-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,187
Posted By KennMacMoragh
I've had it happen a couple of times where the...

I've had it happen a couple of times where the lock wears out first. If a little bit of dirt gets in there you can't even push it down. I just don't like messing with them so I try and avoid buying...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-31-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,187
Posted By KennMacMoragh
What if you're taking notes and you want to set...

What if you're taking notes and you want to set your tape on the floor with it locked so you can write stuff down? Most my Stanley's will wind themselves back up when I do that. Makes me want to...
Forum: Site Feedback and Suggestions 08-31-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By KennMacMoragh
I see it now, thanks

I see it now, thanks
Forum: Construction 08-28-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,830
Posted By KennMacMoragh
That deck was illegally built. You can't just...

That deck was illegally built. You can't just throw in another post if you want to avoid any kind of liability. I would go to the building department and show them pictures. No one here can give you...
Forum: Framing 08-22-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By KennMacMoragh
I guess you were right. I called the mill that...

I guess you were right. I called the mill that makes this plywood. He says the wood species is Okume as opposed to fur, which is probably what caused it to stain. So when we order roof sheathing...
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