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  1. General Discussion
    I am trying to find out how I should connect my header to the post that it sits on. The Simpson Strong-Tie book calls for a strap with 7 nails above and 7 nails below the header. However, the header does not have a stud above it, just below. If I nail 8 nails into the header and some below the...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hello, have been lurking around this treasure trove of information for a few months now. I am impressed with the effort and activity on the site. We are a licensed and insured Framing Contractor in Southern California. I have been a rough carpenter/framing for 30 years now. Started out...
  3. Help Wanted or Looking For Work
    The company I build for is exclusive to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, building the highest quality, fully customizable, luxury residences available. The demand for our product has swollen past the industry standard and has left myself and other builders in constant need of more qualified labor...
  4. Tools & Equipment
    Hello, I'm a junior level design student at Appalachian State University, we are currently working on designing trade specific folding lock back knives and i really would appreciate your insights on what the professional tradesman needs. Below I've posted a small questionnaire please answer...
  5. Framing
    I am a gen. residential contractor and had been waiting on my framer of 15 years to finish his other jobs. He kept putting off the date and finally after my waiting 6 weeks, he informed me he wasn't going to honor my place in line and was going to put his 'big' builder ahead of me again. The...
  6. Tools & Equipment
    Its getting harder to find the Hitachi coil framers at local dealers in my area every one sells Bostich junk. I have always loved the coil gun never was a fan of the stick nailer but I have never used Hitachi's only Paslode's. What do you prefer? Coil or Stick?
  7. Help Wanted or Looking For Work
    Journeyman Carpenter needs work. Work any shift, Reliable, own tools, dependable truck - Will travel. Bilingual English & Spanish I am open to any jobs! Need Help? I'm your guy! Side jobs: Moving Heavy loads Concrete Driveways Drywalls Framers Window Installations Painting...
  8. Help Wanted or Looking For Work
    We are looking find a crew interested in subcontracting the framing of additions and dormers for upcoming projects. We mainly work north of Chicago. I would like to see a list of references as well as stop by your current jobsite. Thanks, Nate Rosalie [email protected]
  9. Tools & Equipment
    :drink:I just purchased a Hitachi NR83A2 and bought the truss hanger that mounts on the side. None of the holes line up when you take off the bracket that secures to the magazine. Do you have to drill a couple new holes? Does it matter where you drill the holes exactly or just in the general...
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