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Forum: Commercial Construction 05-10-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,417
Posted By elementbldrs
Breaking Sprinkler heads....

Weíre referring to Fire sprinkler heads... unless youíre finding them subgrade, then do tell. Lol!


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Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 05-10-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,222
Posted By elementbldrs
I have a half dozen on my job Iím starting....

I have a half dozen on my job Iím starting. Nanawall. Wonít be ready for them until fall. Only brand we have had specd on last 2-3 Jobs Iíve seen come through were Nanawalls.

Job Iím slated for...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-07-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By elementbldrs
Yeah my personal isnít that big , maybe 1,100...

Yeah my personal isnít that big , maybe 1,100 yards. Had some big shotcrete days, but some of these mat slabs... 10í thick. Small footprint but deep. ****e ton of bar.
...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-07-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By elementbldrs
Crazy amount of mud. Our company largest to date...

Crazy amount of mud. Our company largest to date was just over 8,000 cu yd. , 22 hours.


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Forum: Masonry 05-07-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,451
Posted By elementbldrs
We bypass the second 16d and precut 6Ē pieces of...

We bypass the second 16d and precut 6Ē pieces of tie wire. That plus a 16d duplex in a 3/16Ē hole holds plenty strong for most uses.


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Forum: Commercial Construction 05-06-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,417
Posted By elementbldrs
We buy them from Whitecap, but I suspect they are...

We buy them from Whitecap, but I suspect they are specialty items but readily available. Quick stop I think is what we have. We have kits however I donít see that on their website.
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Forum: Masonry 05-06-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,895
Posted By elementbldrs
Download the Logix handbook. Really is a cool...

Download the Logix handbook. Really is a cool concept. Get it down and your production goes up. Low investment equipment.

I did them for a few years in Washington/Oregon area. We got the sales...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,615
Posted By elementbldrs
Short of having a full blown Ďwork shopí, but...

Short of having a full blown Ďwork shopí, but more considerations to storage, I would really encourage you to look at the conex containers as mentioned.

I drag the from Job to Job on big, long...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11,431
Views: 1,092,403
Posted By elementbldrs
I ran my own show for years. To say one is more...

I ran my own show for years. To say one is more stressful than the other is completely situational. My current employer hired me to take the stress off of them. They no longer spend late night...
Forum: Masonry 05-01-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,895
Posted By elementbldrs
You are supposed to use a taper top. Iíve seen...

You are supposed to use a taper top. Iíve seen some not use them and use a larger sill plate. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180502/d34da1c2cd995757f4a3dc5788314e29.jpg


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Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11,431
Views: 1,092,403
Posted By elementbldrs
65 mil lawsuit landed on the glazing and caulking...

65 mil lawsuit landed on the glazing and caulking Mfg jointly. Each glazing unit you can see it dripping maybe 6-12Ē inside. Same thing all units 33 stories up.


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Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11,431
Views: 1,092,403
Posted By elementbldrs
Super. Current plan is Iíll be Senior on this...

Super. Current plan is Iíll be Senior on this with 3 Supers under me.
Got out of my gc hustle about 5 years ago. Paycheck is much more consistent now. Momma likes that, but Iím deep in the grind....
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11,431
Views: 1,092,403
Posted By elementbldrs
My home for next 11 months. Replace all exterior...

My home for next 11 months. Replace all exterior glazing. 6,000 IGUís. Building 10 years old, total caulking failure.

Refresh 550 rooms. Demo and rebuild one total floor. Refresh 2 ballrooms and...
Forum: Remodeling 04-27-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,711
Posted By elementbldrs
There is Marine grade MDF out now. Not faced like...

There is Marine grade MDF out now. Not faced like MDO or HDO. Solid MDF. That application all day.


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Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,073
Posted By elementbldrs
And I know framers that canít frame and finishers...

And I know framers that canít frame and finishers who shouldnít finish.


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Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,542
Posted By elementbldrs
I ebb and flow 50-140 guys onsite, many are subs,...

I ebb and flow 50-140 guys onsite, many are subs, many are mine. Right now our concrete division is running 500 union carpenters and 300 laborer. Regardless Iím responsible for all production, so...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 10-28-2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,869
Posted By elementbldrs
I know this is the deck forum, so it's not apples...

I know this is the deck forum, so it's not apples to apples. Our company probably subbed out 5-10,000 frames in the last few years. I find subbing it out cheap, fast, and most importantly scalable....
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11,431
Views: 1,092,403
Posted By elementbldrs
Emptying as fast as they show....

Emptying as fast as they show....
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-07-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,812
Posted By elementbldrs
They are just a bit bigger. I use them for...

They are just a bit bigger. I use them for safety so a bit more coverage is better for me.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-07-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,812
Posted By elementbldrs
I run flak jackets with clear transition lenses...

I run flak jackets with clear transition lenses about 10 hours a day. I actually never take them off. Get the xlj lenses.
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2016, 01:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,616
Posted By elementbldrs
Well that didn't go well for the OP.

Well that didn't go well for the OP.
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,502
Posted By elementbldrs
Have to keep in mind the direction of grain that...

Have to keep in mind the direction of grain that sits on the joist. End grain is weak in this scenario. But, are the supported on either side with walls? Plus, the horizontal increases the amount...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-22-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,651
Posted By elementbldrs
Please don't waste my time quoting me for...

Please don't waste my time quoting me for spelling concerns. I subscribe to posts I am interested in for the construction knowledge, not for random grammatical corrections.

I see you...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 02-22-2016, 12:45 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,237
Posted By elementbldrs
Dammit. I can't believe I just read this whole...

Dammit. I can't believe I just read this whole thread. Oh well, read it on the ****ter, about all this information was good for.
Forum: Remodeling 02-13-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,973
Posted By elementbldrs
Bid it to replace. Its just sheet goods. An...

Bid it to replace. Its just sheet goods. An experienced frp guy could do a whole new bathroom in less then two hours. Replacing a panel or two should take you the same. Especially if you have gyp...
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