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Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-18-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 531
Posted By EthanB
I'd agree with this but if you run the joists at...

I'd agree with this but if you run the joists at the stair landing back 2 spans then I'm okay with it. I definitely wouldn't cantilever short joists and you aren't allowed to by code either. You...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-12-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By EthanB
Big earner and wealthy are two separate...

Big earner and wealthy are two separate categories. Expense-to-income and money in the bank mean far more when you are unemployed.

Having a high paying job doesn't make people more...
Forum: Architecture & Design 05-06-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 521
Posted By EthanB
Yeah, but I want something that will get beat to...

Yeah, but I want something that will get beat to crap so it matches my house.
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By EthanB
I'm not very close to Amherst but the market is...

I'm not very close to Amherst but the market is very strong up here. My advice would be to look for a position with another company that would play to your strengths and that wouldn't drive you...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 02-02-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By EthanB
I've had good experiences with Walzcraft and...

I've had good experiences with Walzcraft and Decore-ative Specialties for doors and drawers but I would consider RTA Cabinet Store as they are based out of Conshohocken, PA, right by you. My brother...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 02-01-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,245
Posted By EthanB
Relying heavily on 8-10" piers for lateral...

Relying heavily on 8-10" piers for lateral bracing is pretty optimistic, imo. We have very sandy soil so it wouldn't take much to push a pier out of plumb, at which point the gravity loading is a...
Forum: Technology 01-15-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 502
Posted By EthanB
Software is basically a string of iterations now....

Software is basically a string of iterations now. Major overhauls that implement core changes or a large number of simultaneous changes are called a new version to adjust people's expectations. It's...
Forum: Business 01-01-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,090
Posted By EthanB
Same as John(Jaws). For a smaller project,...

Same as John(Jaws). For a smaller project, kitchen or bath, etc. I would provide a selections list that needs to be filled out and signed before day 1 on site. For longer jobs I provided an...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 01-01-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,245
Posted By EthanB
What's funny is the only reliable pour you can do...

What's funny is the only reliable pour you can do in really cold temps is to dig, pour a footing, drop a post and backfill, but they won't let you do it any more.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 12-20-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By EthanB
Deflection due to self-weight is your main factor...

Deflection due to self-weight is your main factor and that's not likely to show in any chart. I'd be concerned about a 6x12 over that span. We would probably go 14-16". Another option is to reduce...
Forum: Plumbing 11-15-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,053
Posted By EthanB
Pex has a smaller ID but from a design...

Pex has a smaller ID but from a design perspective that is usually assumed to have similar flow to copper due to less fittings.

BRG, I think you have to weigh the benefits. If you want to supply...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 11-15-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,091
Posted By EthanB
Your actual logo has multiple colors and...

Your actual logo has multiple colors and gradients so it will need to be printed. Make sure you spend the money for the better material as it will fade much color than a solid. That's why I...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 10-26-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,940
Posted By EthanB
I do for the groups I mentioned. Common, Mos Def...

I do for the groups I mentioned. Common, Mos Def and Arrested Development tell better stories but I don't like the sound as much. I actually worked in two of the worst neighborhoods in Brooklyn...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 10-26-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 2,940
Posted By EthanB
That's bull****. Black people aren't defined by...

That's bull****. Black people aren't defined by one genre of music except by old white people that think they get to decide what black people are. There are plenty of white guys in rap and plenty...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By EthanB
We used to just paint over it until it was too...

We used to just paint over it until it was too thick and then take it up and put down another layer.
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 07-23-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By EthanB
I use Dirtex as a standard, light duty, cleaner...

I use Dirtex as a standard, light duty, cleaner for paint prep. Used a ton of TSP in the day but the rinsing is a bear and more moisture is rarely a good thing.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-20-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,673
Posted By EthanB
Sounds like you are going back to standard...

Sounds like you are going back to standard spacing but, for future readers, I would use a collated face screw with a stand up driver, stainless or color matched. A quick jig allows for lining up the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,263
Posted By EthanB
With a long history and no incidents I would...

With a long history and no incidents I would probably shoot for a sit down with a last and final warning. I wouldn't back him into a corner about it but ideally keep it short and sweet and let him...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 05-19-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,519
Posted By EthanB
I've almost never used Ben. As others have said....

I've almost never used Ben. As others have said. Ultra Spec for budget jobs where coverage isn't an issue, Regal for the rest. I never took to Aura because it was too thick and dried to fast but...
Forum: Technology 04-27-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,315
Posted By EthanB
Foxit reader has a free version and allows you to...

Foxit reader has a free version and allows you to search pdfs and has a decent distance tool. I have adobe but I actually use Foxit more unless it's a really large file size which adobe handles...
Forum: Technology 04-27-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,315
Posted By EthanB
It is but I really do only print a full size once...

It is but I really do only print a full size once a month or so. For me, moving faster through the plans is the biggest issue and a 30 page stack of 11x17 is the way to go. I probably review 1-200...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By EthanB
This isn't accurate. While you can buy...

This isn't accurate. While you can buy blanks(uncut panels) most manufacturers will provide a fully fabricated and engineered package ready for install. Depending on the structure you may need to...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-18-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,373
Posted By EthanB
We do a fair bit of work with PT douglas fir. ...

We do a fair bit of work with PT douglas fir. The engineering values are actually very similar to SYP but the main difference is that you can get a better grade than the #2 most yards stock. We get...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-17-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,373
Posted By EthanB
With some latitude, "yes". I've been asked to do...

With some latitude, "yes". I've been asked to do re-skins many times and have only done it a few times on frames that were pretty new but the customer wanted a material change. I could actually...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-16-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,373
Posted By EthanB
I wouldn't reskin a 17 year old deck. I...

I wouldn't reskin a 17 year old deck. I definitely wouldn't reskin a deck that had tall 4x posts with that "beam" system and no lateral bracing.
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