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Forum: Framing 06-29-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,274
Posted By muskoka guy
Think I have used about two sets of trusses in...

Think I have used about two sets of trusses in the last ten years. All the houses we build are stick roofs. Most have steel ridges. Hand framed roofs are alive and well in Muskoka. Mostly custom...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,092
Posted By muskoka guy
I agree. My daughter is a recent engineering grad...

I agree. My daughter is a recent engineering grad who now is the boss of regular male workers. I have always taught her not to ever let anyone tell you that you can't do something because she's a...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 04-06-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,691
Posted By muskoka guy
One of the last true legends. Saw willy two years...

One of the last true legends. Saw willy two years ago. Women still throwing bras on stage. Lol r.i.p. Hag
Forum: Excavation & Site Work Picture Post 04-04-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,863
Posted By muskoka guy
That one pic brings new meaning to beefing up the...

That one pic brings new meaning to beefing up the trailer. Guess you could call it a steak side.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-16-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 21,158
Posted By muskoka guy
I like their s.o.b. song. Sounds old school.

I like their s.o.b. song. Sounds old school.
Forum: Framing 03-01-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,603
Posted By muskoka guy
These are all fine examples of what we like to...

These are all fine examples of what we like to call " a temporary set up for a permanent injury". :thumbsup:
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-01-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,725
Posted By muskoka guy
We build mostly on lakes in Muskoka. There are...

We build mostly on lakes in Muskoka. There are setbacks from the lake which have to be adhered to. Sometimes if the property isn't big there are sidelines which have to be certain distances. Better...
Forum: Carpentry 03-01-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,396
Posted By muskoka guy
I have hundreds of stories of bad helpers. How...

I have hundreds of stories of bad helpers. How about working out of town and hiring and firing most of the town because they are all bad helpers. Doesn't make for much fun if you go out for a beer...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 03-01-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,013
Posted By muskoka guy
Milwalkee makes a sidewinder with the blade on...

Milwalkee makes a sidewinder with the blade on the left. My one employee has one. He had to order it. I agree that the wormers take more power which can be a problem if you have crappy electricity....
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 02-09-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,933
Posted By muskoka guy
If it is wood framing behind the siding, maybe...

If it is wood framing behind the siding, maybe the siding was installed with air guns. We did a large job one time and hand nailed all the cement board. We tried our nail guns, and they counter sunk...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 02-09-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,302
Posted By muskoka guy
If nothing else, make him sign a paper saying you...

If nothing else, make him sign a paper saying you advise against it and assume no liability for his design. Better still, if it won't pass the nose test, walk away.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-09-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By muskoka guy
That's why I'm heading to Cuba for two weeks....

That's why I'm heading to Cuba for two weeks. Leave tomorrow. Hoping winter will be over by the time I get back, but thats wishful thinking I'm sure.
Forum: Framing 02-04-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,500
Posted By muskoka guy
I remember when we first started using nail guns...

I remember when we first started using nail guns years ago and the resistance a lot of older carpenters had to using them. Lots of people had the misconception that you got lesser quality with the...
Forum: Framing 02-01-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,500
Posted By muskoka guy
We still use about 50 lbs of 3 1\2" hand nails...

We still use about 50 lbs of 3 1\2" hand nails per house and about half a box of 2 1\2". When you need to draw something together, the air nails just don't cut it. That's when you still gotta drive a...
Forum: Carpentry 01-27-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,266
Posted By muskoka guy
Lots of times the engineered hangers will say...

Lots of times the engineered hangers will say right on them which nails are required. Common sense tells you what to use as well. If the 2x6s you are putting on are only carrying a small ceiling or...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-27-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,445
Posted By muskoka guy
Doesn't seem to be the general thought here but...

Doesn't seem to be the general thought here but we have basically retired our coil nailers. We have at least 10 strip nailers and have stopped buying coils as none of the employees seem to want to...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,158
Posted By muskoka guy
And when something goes wrong, he gets to hire a...

And when something goes wrong, he gets to hire a lawyer because he is getting sued. This guy is a fool to do that. Talk about sticking your neck out for 500 dollars. Assuming liability is a large...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-23-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,612
Posted By muskoka guy
We got 30 inches over four days last week. No big...

We got 30 inches over four days last week. No big deal here. Just means more plowing and shovelling.
Forum: Framing 01-10-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,049
Posted By muskoka guy
Im assuming the walls he is framing in the...

Im assuming the walls he is framing in the basement are bearing. Around here partition walls are built later after they pour the floor. Even so, how much longer does it take to do a quality job. I...
Forum: Framing 01-10-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,049
Posted By muskoka guy
I would tear that out if you did that on my job.

I would tear that out if you did that on my job.
Forum: Framing 01-09-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,049
Posted By muskoka guy
This is what I have found as well. Guys say they...

This is what I have found as well. Guys say they have this much experience and have ran crews, so you hire them only to find out you already have three or four employees with more knowledge then the...
Forum: Construction 01-04-2016, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,621
Posted By muskoka guy
Thanks, very interesting article. Makes you...

Thanks, very interesting article. Makes you wonder about our codes.
Forum: Construction 01-04-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,621
Posted By muskoka guy
What year did Ontario make vapour barrier code.

Hey all. My daughter is looking to buy her first house and we have been looking at the mls listings. I have been building since the eighties and they have always used 6mil vapour barrier since I...
Forum: Business 01-04-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,071
Posted By muskoka guy
My partner and I pay ourselves an hourly wage...

My partner and I pay ourselves an hourly wage paid every Friday. Once in a while we will take a bonus. This way it controls how much is coming out of the company. If you are not working no money is...
Forum: Framing 01-03-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,260
Posted By muskoka guy
We build custom homes so you would not often see...

We build custom homes so you would not often see 19.2 centers. That is a low budget way to save a few joists. In that event I would as stated line up as many as possible. The mechanical guys like...
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