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Forum: Tools & Equipment 09-16-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,263
Posted By Cnrhodes
Why do you care what they look like when they are...

Why do you care what they look like when they are old? I must say when I buy a tool belt:whistling I buy it because it does what it needs to, and will hold up to abuse. Working construction has...
Forum: Technology 03-24-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,836
Posted By Cnrhodes
Revit is not hard to learn if you have experience...

Revit is not hard to learn if you have experience with a BIM type of CAD program. If you are coming from standard AutoCAD you may struggle a bit. If you have no experience I think Revit would...
Forum: Technology 03-24-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,836
Posted By Cnrhodes
I use Chief for presentations and Revit lt for...

I use Chief for presentations and Revit lt for construction documents. I rent Revit lt and get AutoCAD lt with it. The time it takes you to properly learn AutoCAD you could easily learn Chief or...
Forum: Architecture & Design 02-13-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,820
Posted By Cnrhodes
Detailed Plans

Problem with a super detailed set of plans is they never get followed to the letter, that why most Architects and Designers produce mostly builders sets. Homeowners tend to change their minds during...
Forum: Business 02-05-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,166
Posted By Cnrhodes
I would have a problem hiring someone who rents...

I would have a problem hiring someone who rents their equipment, I don't think that is your downfall. That said I would not hire an 18 yr old as a sub either. I may be making some assumptions here,...
Forum: Construction 02-01-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,500
Posted By Cnrhodes
Crawl space was bone dry when we started framing,...

Crawl space was bone dry when we started framing, 5000 sq ft home, 8 weeks framing started mid-late November. We received heavy rainfall during December and early January. Mold grew during the last...
Forum: Architecture & Design 01-31-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 25,251
Posted By Cnrhodes
Good cad program

I use Chief Architect, AutoCAD LT and Revit Lt. I have primarily used Chief for years to produce my plans. The renderings are great and you can pump them out quickly! I recently have switched over...
Forum: Construction 01-31-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,500
Posted By Cnrhodes
Mold growth during framing

I am in the process of building a new custom home, we just wrapped the framing and are dried in. I went in to the crawl space to review plumbing location with my plumber and noticed a pretty good...
Forum: Drafting & CAD Forum 12-01-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,799
Posted By Cnrhodes
Chief and Autocad

When I first switched from Autocad 2000 to Chief it was the most frustrating thing I had ever done! But that is because I was still trying to draft like I had in Autocad. It took me about a month to...
Forum: Technology 05-22-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,057
Posted By Cnrhodes
I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and it is not hard to...

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and it is not hard to use at all. It even comes with an app store. I run it daily and can do everything I need except run Chief Architect. My wife gets on the computer and...
Forum: Technology 05-21-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,057
Posted By Cnrhodes
I run a Linux partition which I absolutely love,...

I run a Linux partition which I absolutely love, if chief architect will make a Linux version I could fully switch and say goodbye to Microsoft!!
Forum: HVAC 05-15-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,736
Posted By Cnrhodes
Software for quotes

Buy and download Microsoft office. From there you can use Excel and Word to put together very professional quotes and proposals. There are even pre-built templates. If you dont want to spend money...
Forum: Drafting & CAD Forum 03-07-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,592
Posted By Cnrhodes
I use most of my details on all my projects, no...

I use most of my details on all my projects, no need to detail and 32 inch stemwall everytime.. when I run into unconventional situations I have to detail them, but most the time I already have a...
Forum: Drafting & CAD Forum 03-07-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,592
Posted By Cnrhodes
Chief does update the model when you move things...

Chief does update the model when you move things around, and you cut sections just like in revit. The rendering and views are much better in chief, and all the components are fully customizable so...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 02-28-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,701
Posted By Cnrhodes
Yea but if your preferred choice is also the most...

Yea but if your preferred choice is also the most cost effective then why even offer a comparable product for more money? I hate cement board and refuse to install it. I have found that good...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 02-28-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,701
Posted By Cnrhodes
Siding

Yep, I actually just bid two project where we will be removing all exterior siding and facia and installing smartside. Great product, much better than hardi in my opinion.
Forum: Business 01-27-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,850
Posted By Cnrhodes
But you will also never grow and get to the next...

But you will also never grow and get to the next level this way! Anybody who is anybody risked everything at least once....
Forum: Business 01-27-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,850
Posted By Cnrhodes
Big Jobs

I was once told that if you never push your comfort zone you will never learn and grow. Anybody can stay inside their comfort zone their entire life and be satisfied. Problem is you only have one...
Forum: Carpentry Picture Post 12-13-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,686
Posted By Cnrhodes
Custom Barn

Here is a very unique barn we just wrapped up. We also built the garage doors onsite.
Forum: Drafting & CAD Forum 12-12-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,474
Posted By Cnrhodes
In regards to the look of the CD's I always...

In regards to the look of the CD's I always change my wall fill color to grey, and turn on the main layer only layer. After doing this you couldn't tell the difference between my drawings and a set...
Forum: Business 12-12-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,694
Posted By Cnrhodes
Thx

Thx
Forum: Carpentry 12-03-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,353
Posted By Cnrhodes
They look like occi wanna be's :laughing:

They look like occi wanna be's :laughing:
Forum: Framing 11-23-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 19,913
Posted By Cnrhodes
Framing Solo.....

Running a crew is all about good management. I have seen plenty of great carpenters who just cannot run a crew because they do not know how to properly manage guys. I have run framing crews with no...
Forum: Architecture & Design 05-07-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 75,098
Posted By Cnrhodes
quick render

Here is a quick render of a house I am currently designing... nothing spectacular, but nice.... Chief Architect x6
Forum: Business 03-13-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,863
Posted By Cnrhodes
Site built cabinets

I build all of our cabinets on site as well, however we use a different technique. I install a base first which is shimmed and leveled, then we build all of the boxes and attach face frames, then we...
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