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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: Today at 07:57:28 AM »



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Cooking equipment / Re: camp chef
« on: Today at 07:56:58 AM »
I have one, every scout troop I have been with has one. We use the griddle attachment for cooking, we do canning in the garage with it all summer.  We really like camp chef stuff.  Get the storage bag to keep it clean and keep a extra igniter on hand also. 


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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: October 14, 2018, 10:05:33 PM »
You would be shocked at how often that level saves time.   Guys searching around for a 16 foot straight board to put a level on.  An just grab that and extend it to the top of the wall. 


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Shops Garages and Barns / New GLO Shop
« on: October 14, 2018, 09:41:22 PM »
We use stabila levels. The extension level is our go to.
Stabila 35712 Extendable (7 to 12 foot) Plate to Plate Level https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001LRQUTG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Yc.WBb247YJPE

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: October 14, 2018, 06:31:57 PM »
Having lights turned on is a better milestone!! I sure wish I had circuit breakers


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Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build for a flip. Former 6BT candidate.
« on: October 14, 2018, 11:04:42 AM »
I have never had to do them.  Best of luck


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 12, 2018, 11:21:02 PM »
Holly crap that thing looks massive!!!!


I changed the oil in my truck 12k in a oil change and decided it would be worth my $ and time to do a double change. So drained old amsoil, added some Walmart Rotella and gonna run her around the block I think Just dump it all out and add my amsoil I have.   This oil is coming out pretty nasty!!


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 12, 2018, 12:33:23 PM »
One of our other houses is going much better than mine



Brick back splashing I did, I don?t like the idea but it will look nice


Concrete simulator tiles we put up on the fireplace.  Again differing opinions but it looks great



Custom hand rail by our welder/fabricator inside and outside of the house.  It gets paint after inspection and all other trades are finished


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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 11, 2018, 10:24:29 PM »
I think honesty is best.   I have never been good at how it is delivered but it?s always honest. 


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Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build for a flip. Former 6BT candidate.
« on: October 11, 2018, 10:21:43 PM »
That looks nice and shiny new!! 


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: October 11, 2018, 08:36:46 PM »
Well some small steps forward today.






The last photo is of my back porch under our hurry it?s raining tent.  It dried up ok with out any further complications from the rain. Saw cut all of the joints and it looks really good so far.   


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 10, 2018, 11:43:09 PM »
Well, I notched two 4x6 posts incorrectly for my mezzanine two days ago. Wish I would have known then that if I screw up framing somehow it is Dave?s fault! Guess I had better up update the build thread....
Just turn them over and cut the other side. Or just shorten the height of the structure by your mess up height.  Lol


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 10, 2018, 09:07:28 PM »
Who was in charge of framing?

Dave,,,,,,,,,,
Now now now boys.  If I was involved it would be for sure my problem. Everything I touch is cursed!!  If you read my page about my house and were dumb enough to hire me.   Wow that?s all your fault lol


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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 10, 2018, 02:45:32 PM »
Amen!


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Shops Garages and Barns / New GLO Shop
« on: October 09, 2018, 08:56:35 PM »
You would benefit greatly from leaving enough room in the ends of the floor joists to put up what we call rim board.  1 1/2 wafer board that you toenail to the top plate ( your beam) and shoot into the top and bottom of your floor joists.  Keeps that floor from rocking and rolling.   
You could also substitute this with cutting blocks out of your scrap joist cut offs to go in between the joists on each end. 

What is the plan for anchoring to the concrete?


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: October 09, 2018, 06:48:43 AM »
That wi so just fine.   Hope the weather holds out!!


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: October 09, 2018, 12:09:52 AM »
They have more to pour tomorrow, get that front sidewalk, finish the front porch,  A/C unit pad, back porch and stair landing


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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: October 08, 2018, 11:37:47 PM »
Looks good.  Did some of that today.
I walked some beams and cut some rough saw lumber 8x8 with our chainsaw.   Than put them under this beam I was standing on


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 08, 2018, 11:35:34 PM »
Don is this the same grand daughter with the broker hip a little while ago??


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: October 08, 2018, 07:12:45 PM »
Finally something that looks good!



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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 07, 2018, 10:16:03 AM »
That?s a crazy thought to think your actual town elevation has changed


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: October 06, 2018, 11:23:20 PM »
Dave, did you not sign off on final design prints for the kitchen? I used to work part time in a custom cabinet shop 20 years ago that my cousin owns & that?s how he operated.
Funny you ask that question.  I figured I was covered via the my neighbor is the cabinet shop manager and looking out for me.  The drawing is extremely basic as the guy is computer illiterate so. It looks like this


After much discussion with my boss.  This is a very large issue.  No one is protected, no documentation. Nothing to hold up in court

He is going to fix my cabinets to my requests as most of the mistakes are common sense stuff that should have been caught at the final walk through of my house to measure each room. But this all costs me time and $


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: October 06, 2018, 10:37:59 PM »
The bad now

My cabinets

Not installed because most of them are wrong shape, layout, locations or simply don?t make sense
for instance this cabinet on the top is 11 1/2 inches deep leaving 15.5 inches of wasted space behind it ? No vent requirements, no logical reason.
Next is the frame I am supposed to use brick to fill in the holes.  What does brick stick to here?

Next is my double oven that I have to get on my knees to open because who puts a double oven on the floor?


My master bathroom has a two inch gap between tub and vanity? How do you clean that? Dry out a splash of water? Broom handle and towel I guess? 
It should fit tight against tub, or enough room to at least stick three fingers in and clean.

The next bathroom vanity leaves almost 3.5 feet of wasted space from edge of vanity to toilet.  You would have to get up and walk to wipe your butt because the toilet paper is so far away,  this was previously mentioned as the excess space was to accommodate three sets of three drawers for each boy to have his own row.   Instead the vanity was built with a draw and a swing door. Only two not the three boxes we asked for.

In the basement.  The drain clean out is under a drawer not in the open box under the cabinet
This cabinet was removed and tossed off of the damn deck and smacked because at this point I am $18k in crap that I can?t use.   The guy installed the vanity cut a whole for the pipe, didn?t put the drawers in because the pipe was in the way.   Yes the pipe can be cut down but you still need to be able to access it. 

Next was mommas list of demands on initial design of the kitchen. Only three things asked.
1. I want a slide out cabinet for spices and seasonings.   Hint...... it didn?t exist.
2. A very large drawer under the range to accommodate our larger cast iron pans that we use. We wanted it deep enough to stand the pans up and not lay them down in the ?nesting? fashion.  They make a simple metal rack that you can adjust so each pan has its own space that You screw to the bottom of the drawer.   We picked it out at the cabinet shop in his catalog and said order it.
3. Was a cookie sheet size cabinet.  That also didn?t exist.

Next.  40 inch cook top range  needs a similar exhaust hood right?   Oh no. They put up a hood that was 30 inches.  Then put very large cabinets on each side overhanging five inches into the cooking surface area of the gas range.   Can anyone think of how that could go very wrong?    Now I wasn?t able to measure the height but some guesses are about 15 inches maybe a few more but that?s not including the granite, or the actual range to measure off of.

The cabinet guy tried to debate the double oven being a standard until I opened up his website that shows many really amazing kitchens not a single kitchen had a double oven that didn?t have at least one drawer under it if not two.   The spice rack he asked for documentation that that is what I wanted.  I again returned to my phone opened the text messages which he responded to for our final choices.   

So next.   

I made peace with my concrete guy over a corona on Friday eve as I helped him put in forms for the massive driveway. He asked if I would come help him and his other guy pour on Monday.  I just may do that.




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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: October 06, 2018, 10:17:28 PM »
I got to play in this today out at the house


Drive this around


Transport, rack, eyeball, spread a whole bunch of this


And I will put this tool in my list of holly crap I need my own personal, this saw is a monster!




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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 04, 2018, 11:35:08 PM »
How does that process work please? Can you smoke it than can it?


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Parenting / Re: A Father's Lamentation
« on: October 03, 2018, 06:53:02 PM »
I don?t ever profess to be a religious scholar or bible thumper but there is one thing in this life I am positive of, our savior knows our hearts first and foremost. Second thought I have is that our God and him being our true father much like any of us fathers will not abandon those in need of help.   I am thankful everyday for the Holy Spirit and the grace of God that gets me by day by day.   

I have never had the personal experience like yours.  The thought of a good life lost always brings tears to my eyes.  Typing in a dark corner with a shut door of my now empty home thinking of the life that could have been. Life can be such a nasty business and we are here to live it.   Prayers for you and family and your son, that the good dead?s might shine a bright light for him to see in the darkness.

Sorry for rambling

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 03, 2018, 03:39:41 PM »
Travel safe and God Bless


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: October 03, 2018, 03:36:15 PM »
Just remember Dave - small children, especially boys will distress things for you in short order!  Houses are things!  Buy them, build them, use them, sell them.....still just things!
That there is a large glass of water, sure hard to swallow it but good non the less 


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: October 03, 2018, 12:09:20 AM »
I have lost all faith in my paint contractor.  Today I found he has over sprayed the only part of the paint in my house that wasn?t driving me crazy.

Look at what looks like a shadow.  It?s lacquer from the top cap on the white paint. 



He managed to run 12 inch paper only on the wall and overspray the rest

 He also got the floor which is extremely aggravating since this is why I wanted paint fixed before they installed other things ie my FING! Floor!!!

The carpet guy managed to damage the carpet while ?stretching? it into place.   We have all these mini tails sticking out where ever they used the big barbed pad



I spent the better part of the evening vacuuming the whole house, hand cleaning all of my hard flooring and the wife brought to my attention the tile in my shower.   Picture to come tomorrow.  I think I could have done a better job with one eye closed and my right hand in my pocket.

 Holly cow at this point my advise to anyone looking to build a home on this forum.  Look at all references, physically view the subcontractors work previous to hire. Don?t allow your general contractor to control your construction loan funds.  Find a loan company that all checks have to go through YOU before subs get paid!!!! I have three subs that have been paid out for work I am not happy with and I have nothing to hold to get it fixed.   The cabinets are seven weeks behind, the paint needs redone (I?ll get started on that in a week or so after we move in myself) the tile guy has cleaned up and left and I will rip out his tile and install my own. 


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 02, 2018, 12:51:41 AM »
He is that guy that guy who doesn?t need to sell it but figured why not see.  Works at my local GM dealership so he will probably get it sold on the lot.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 01, 2018, 10:40:14 PM »
That sift seems to be working pretty good. 


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 01, 2018, 05:38:15 PM »
Buddy is selling his clean clean garage queen, 76k miles 2006 $18k if anyone wants to drive to Utah



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Build Threads / Re: 2016 Rubicon GJ
« on: September 29, 2018, 11:54:26 PM »
You mean to tell me there isn?t an override like holding the button down? I think GM trucks you have to hold it down for four seconds and say GM is the best three times within six seconds.


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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: September 29, 2018, 11:53:15 PM »
I haven?t ordered my material yet but I would be happy to get a starting quote to go off, momma isn?t gonna like the additional cost upfront but will like the storage area that is all hers when it?s done.  Mine is looking like 15x12


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: September 29, 2018, 10:44:50 PM »



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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: September 29, 2018, 10:44:07 PM »
Sounds about like the size loft I am doing, I had planned in tying off of two walls and two post oof the other side to the floor, metal posts to floor.  All other material is same.  Interested in your cost vs mine.  Do you by chance have wheelwright lumber in your area.  It may be just a local shop


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Build Threads / Re: 2016 Rubicon GJ
« on: September 29, 2018, 10:40:22 PM »
I hadn?t thought of the stability control kicking on and off braking the vehicle while turning corners because of th slipping.   Don. Show the wife how to turn that button off and see how the next 60k miles go.   


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Build Threads / Re: 2016 Rubicon GJ
« on: September 29, 2018, 09:27:09 PM »
Can you folks design a logical reason to why they would manufacture a change after some 20 or so years of doing things the same way.  Wife?s traverse is 130k miles original brakes and after reading this post I looked.  Hers are wearing the other direction. Fronts need to be replaced in a few 1000 miles backs look almost new


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Other Weapons / Re: Randall Made Knives
« on: September 29, 2018, 09:24:36 PM »
That?s not a knife, Now that?s a knife!!
Best crocodile Dundee voice I can muster

http://www.randallknives.com/knives/model-12-sportsman-bowie/




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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 29, 2018, 09:19:03 PM »
I did a few things today. I picked up what tile was missing from my original order for the floor of my master shower

I find my next work mug

The wife says it might be a problem for me to carry a 32 oz crown n coke around and I needed a smaller glass so I?ll be purchasing one of these here soon also

Ordered a pair of new work boots because happy feet right?
Thorogood claims to have American made boots. The fit and feel seem far better than the redwings (admittedly made overseas), Danners were not available to try on. I gave these Thorogood boots a good once over and I will fill in later
https://www.thorogoodusa.com/product/814-3800/

Now playing with the kids


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Other Weapons / Re: Randall Made Knives
« on: September 29, 2018, 05:35:06 PM »
Thread is about worthless without photos or a link?


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Apparently google doesn?t work in your area huh?  :tongue:

& for the record I don?t have one so I was hoping some knucklehead here might post up one they actually have. I understand Dave does not own one either....
Make me a search tab on this forum so I can search the web and I?ll look it up.  Otherwise I negate you guys all together.



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Build Threads / Re: 2016 Rubicon GJ
« on: September 29, 2018, 05:24:50 PM »
Ken needs to elaborate?   Tec hasn?t changed? Physics still say the front brakes need the stopping weight


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CIEMR / Re: White Racist???
« on: September 29, 2018, 05:23:49 PM »
So what your saying is there is a whole bunch of the ?pot calling the Kettle ....white(?)?


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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: September 29, 2018, 05:20:45 PM »
Worth noting there are around 5 of these types of places within 15 mins of our new house 1 is within a mile actually but I didn?t care for the guy running it. They did have restrooms in each unit though & were a bit higher per sq ft then what I?m paying. The place I?m at runs from $130 a sq & up depending on new or used units & size etc. My unit was used & is a second phase build newer ones have some slight differences. This was started in 08 and is on its fourth & last phase coming up.
So odly enough. I have had a long time thought of building a similar style place.  A getaway type place.  Two level MaNsion for those guys.   Lowest level garage shop open styling. I was thinking like a cross but with more sides.    Upper level sort of cigar shop style and bbq joint.  Open kitchen bar but no staff.  Provide your own service. 


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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: September 29, 2018, 04:04:42 PM »
Do you have basic drinking water at your location? Or is that club house also?

What other shops or storage units being used for near by?  Like minded folks as yourself?


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: September 28, 2018, 11:14:28 PM »
Looks good! 


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Other Weapons / Re: Randall Made Knives
« on: September 28, 2018, 09:29:35 PM »
Thread is about worthless without photos or a link?


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 28, 2018, 09:22:20 PM »
GLO officially has a new home, locked that contract in this morning.

Also finalized having a new home built this morning, so will be moving in to that in seven months roughly.
Good luck with seven months, going on 9. Think


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: September 28, 2018, 08:28:55 AM »
Painters have been back and it honestly isn?t any better than when they did it originally

Tile guy has started walls in the bathroom and rain gutters are installed




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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 28, 2018, 08:27:25 AM »
To many little fires going right now, then I got a bug last night. Felt like someone turned a switch off. Slept for 12 hours and going again, slower but going.

Pouring a 3x3 slab for the pool heater then hopefully get that 9.5 under the sub.
I had much of the same last night JR.   Throwing up in the shower than to bed.  Trying to talk myself out of work today


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