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Forum: Site Feedback and Suggestions 08-30-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 114
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Posted By BuiltByMAC
So no one who actually works for Contractor Talk...

So no one who actually works for Contractor Talk (ie, gets paid) monitors this sub-forum? The only suggestions I see on this thread are from other contractors...and mods who say turn it off and back...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 08-16-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,804
Posted By BuiltByMAC
You can "believe" and "think" all you want...I...

You can "believe" and "think" all you want...I need to know.

It took me 7 seconds to get this result from a Google search on "minimum roof pitch for Owens Corning shingles":

LMGTFY
...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 08-14-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,804
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Take just a second and a half and read the text...

Take just a second and a half and read the text above that pic. Since I post up progress pics throughout my builds, I don't always have everything complete. The bench post wrap was the last thing I...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 08-13-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,804
Posted By BuiltByMAC
2/12. Shallow, but it's there. HOs wanted a low...

2/12. Shallow, but it's there. HOs wanted a low pitch. If it was a flat roof, I wouldn't have bothered with all the jack rafters.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 08-12-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,804
Posted By BuiltByMAC
TimberLoks down into beam

TimberLoks down into beam
Forum: Decks & Fencing 08-11-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,804
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Roof was fairly wobbly even with dropping the...

Roof was fairly wobbly even with dropping the posts into the ground and stiffening them with the deck framing and bench structure. Too many screws to be visible so I sandwiched the knee braces. ...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 08-11-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,804
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Deck with built-in benches & gazebo

Pretty gazebo (20 years old or so) but very crowded under it, not much room to do anything there besides admire the backyard....
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-31-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,604
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Hem-fir. That's what most of the yards have on...

Hem-fir. That's what most of the yards have on the ground. I can get Doug fir but it's more expensive and takes a day to get in.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-30-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,719
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Nice lookin' project, man! Beam 2' from...

Nice lookin' project, man!

Beam 2' from house, no visible work on house wall, is this a free standing project?
What's the treatment of pavers to house wall...drain trough?
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-28-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,604
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Yanni, the one on the very right is a chunk of...

Yanni, the one on the very right is a chunk of 4x8, as blocking for the HR post lags. The rest of the blocking is 2x12s on edge and 2x6s on the flat.

Hyatt, appreciate the comment. That's what I...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-27-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,604
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Progress pics of entryway

Ground level entryway - Trex Select decking, Fortress Iron handrail

Day 1 - partial
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IDlzbMpA5UI/VbW1FUezk9I/AAAAAAAACxo/WijwxxZm1vg/s532-Ic42/3553-before.jpg
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Forum: Site Feedback and Suggestions 07-27-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By BuiltByMAC
I see no one in this thread has a profile pic on...

I see no one in this thread has a profile pic on the app. I tried updating a pic from my phone as a profile pic and got spinning beachball of death. I have been able to successfully upload pics into...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-26-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,352
Posted By BuiltByMAC
@tipitop, the stickers concern me much less than...

@tipitop, the stickers concern me much less than the notched HR post at the bottom of the staircase (and the too-small 2" spacing between your HR post lags). That's the post kids will swing around on...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-18-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,969
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Couldn't figure out how to edit my post above to...

Couldn't figure out how to edit my post above to add this...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-18-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,969
Posted By BuiltByMAC
My new favorite tool is a flush cut saw...I inset...

My new favorite tool is a flush cut saw...I inset my gate latches as well and the flush cut saw has replaced my chisel for clearing the corners.

I dig the router for shop work, don't often pull...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-18-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,080
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Go pro with an extended battery. 2 sec time lapse...

Go pro with an extended battery. 2 sec time lapse gets you a pretty good shot.

Mac
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-18-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,969
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Oh, and I'm not talking about making multiple...

Oh, and I'm not talking about making multiple cuts and chiseling them out... Set your depth to ", pin the guard back and slide the saw back and forth over the joist keeping the blade moving the...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-18-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,969
Posted By BuiltByMAC
I don't normally pull out the router on framing...

I don't normally pull out the router on framing days, so yes, a router would make the cuts faster but you have factor in the time it takes to go get the thing! Plus,I don't have a rafter hook on my...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-17-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,776
Posted By BuiltByMAC
No heat gun, laid the rips on sun-warmed...

No heat gun, laid the rips on sun-warmed concrete. Project was in direct sun all day, summer install.
Clamps.
and patience.
and the muttered "hellshtfck" when the inevitable happened and...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-17-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,352
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Template...

Template...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-17-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,969
Posted By BuiltByMAC
One solution: Steel strap, flashing tape on...

One solution: Steel strap, flashing tape on underside to prevent contact with PT.
Pop angled line on joist tops
Set Skil to " depth
Holding blade guard up, walk joists fuzzing out 1" wide channel...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-17-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,776
Posted By BuiltByMAC
I believe it was PL , that's my usual go to....

I believe it was PL , that's my usual go to. Haven't been back to the site but haven't gotten a call back either (still got the number) sooooo...not sure what the long term looks like.

Lots of...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-12-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,776
Posted By BuiltByMAC
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yw02_7POyuI/VaL...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yw02_7POyuI/VaLoErSnynI/AAAAAAAACwQ/gF9G9NjrQAw/s640-Ic42/ripped_rail.jpg

Site ripped, clamped, screwed. Trex Accents board. This was not a tight radius, more...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-03-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,807
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Mystery Deck board - who makes this?

Hey all,

Hope 2015 finds you well and busy...went on an estimate earlier in the week where I saw this decking. Not sure what it is but I'm trying to see if the company is still in business (or at...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 01-21-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 18,199
Posted By BuiltByMAC
http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag287/vervepdx...

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag287/vervepdx/gutter_in_rafter_zpsbc13707f.jpg

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag287/vervepdx/gutter_in_rafter02_zps935426ea.jpg
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