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« Reply #150 on: June 07, 2018, 05:36:20 PM »
Pics not loading for anyone else?

They loaded earlier but not now for me either.
-That was part of you getting fired at some point. I restricted you to just being able to log on for maybe 15 seconds, and if you checked Ken's profile again, it would kick you off immediately.

I'll go reset your account to allow you 30 seconds at a time!

BTW, I just uploaded some pics, so problem solved? (Except for Shawn??)
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« Reply #151 on: June 07, 2018, 05:58:37 PM »
I?m sorry Dave, I think the owner just DOT?ed your thread again.....
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« Reply #152 on: June 07, 2018, 06:41:09 PM »
So the finish in the flat work is really smooth actually, the texture you see in The photo is not as it seams.   

I told my flag work guy that I plan borrowing a floor grinder and roughing up the cement to allow better binding to my stain and epoxy floor.  Write up to follow.... so he left the top with a little extra ?cream? as I have called it so it will knock off easy on my grinder.

The former Wall we built earlier this week got poured today, it blew out the first five feet which turned the afternoon into straight hell.   

Other wise we got some interior walls framed and photos to come later. 


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« Reply #153 on: June 08, 2018, 07:58:49 PM »
So moving forward with the house construction

We swung trusses today and sheeted the garage
Start time was 6:30am
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« Reply #154 on: June 08, 2018, 07:59:56 PM »
Garage sheeted  half way


And finished off with a really straight peak over my house


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« Reply #155 on: June 09, 2018, 02:12:21 AM »
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« Reply #156 on: June 11, 2018, 02:07:18 PM »
I left work and forgot to take some Friday photos,  we did chicken for the crew and finished sheeting the garage




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« Reply #157 on: June 11, 2018, 02:08:07 PM »
Worked this am on the overbuild above the garage
Sheeting the main house should start today after lunch


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« Reply #158 on: June 11, 2018, 03:37:55 PM »
I love the size for an attached garage!
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« Reply #159 on: June 11, 2018, 05:28:24 PM »
Agreed, garage is nice.
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« Reply #160 on: June 11, 2018, 08:42:00 PM »
I think it?s the same sq as the inside of the house main floor,  need to come up with a screen type system to put on the door openings in the summer while the garage doors are open.


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« Reply #161 on: June 11, 2018, 08:43:25 PM »
I think it?s the same sq (1400) as the inside of the house main floor,  need to come up with a screen type system to put on the door openings in the summer while the garage doors are open.


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« Reply #162 on: June 12, 2018, 12:23:16 AM »
Went back Tonight to dig in my sign for the house,
Guy made some good progress after I left



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« Reply #163 on: June 12, 2018, 02:42:45 AM »
They don't use the foil OSB on the roofs out there?
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« Reply #164 on: June 12, 2018, 07:13:04 AM »
Not that I have ever seen Jr


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« Reply #165 on: June 12, 2018, 06:53:23 PM »
And yet more sheeting on today,

I finished off my garage walls and stapled and nailed off what my guys missed.  Normal finish crew stuff



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« Reply #166 on: June 12, 2018, 07:07:14 PM »
Dave, that home is coming along very nicely. Is the home being built by your boss's company? Glad you are able to inspect the work daily and get the mistakes taken care of. What if anything has been done  with the cracks in the floors? Do you think those cracks are only the depth of the extra cream the flatwork guy left, or clear through the slab. Sounds like either way you have a plan to fill with epoxy if deep before the finish goes on. Sure looks nice......

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« Reply #167 on: June 12, 2018, 07:51:24 PM »
Yes my boss is the contractor this how I became employed, he needed another good reliable hand and the money was right. 

Yeah I am on the framing crew for my house then it will be back to trim and finish stuff. 

No we have not had any headway.   The mud supplier denies responsibility, my flat work guy says it?s not him. So rock and another rock.  I plan on putting epoxy in and moving on.   

Today was a fight over the Eye brows on the House.   Boss says it?s not on the plan, I responded that neither was the 12 door doors but it was discussed and I was told non issue.  Now he wants to charge me for it.   I will be fighting that also with my pap see trail I have documented.




The plan has always been no wall lights but only can lights.  In order to install them. We need space provided by eye brows.    So needless to say we are putting them in. 


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« Reply #168 on: June 12, 2018, 09:42:44 PM »
Sounds like your relationship is straining. Hopefully for your sake, cooler heads prevail. A new house is supposed to be a dream. Looks good...really digging the garage.
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« Reply #169 on: June 12, 2018, 10:11:13 PM »
When I originally signed the dotted line I asked him if he was up for this challenge, if he thought our friendship could survive this. honestly, friends and work and the business.  I should have seen this coming.   First you don?t do business with family, never open a business with a friend and I tossed this all into one pot of stupid idea


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« Reply #170 on: June 14, 2018, 06:34:58 PM »
Today was long and unprofitable at the house.  I was there at six, first crew member didn?t show up till eight, than he left promptly after I didn?t have his pay check.  The second guy showed up at 8:45 and actually started working. His brother no called no showed so he didn?t have a ride to work. Fair enough, the first came back, the third finally showed up at noon. 

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« Reply #171 on: June 14, 2018, 06:36:23 PM »

And also cut the metal to go over/under my front porch

You?ll have to pardon the mess. Even though the dump trailer is feet away. No matter where I put it. Nothing gets put in it unless I spend a few hours each day doing it.   


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« Reply #172 on: June 14, 2018, 06:49:34 PM »
Dave, I was going to ask about the mess in a prior post but didn?t want to offend you. I?ve never worked in construction where that was ok, we had to clean up at the end of every day. It was the same in my shop you cleaned up at end of the day regardless if another shift came in on your area after you.
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« Reply #173 on: June 14, 2018, 07:13:49 PM »
They don't use the foil OSB on the roofs out there?

Must be one more of those commiefornia things made to make you pay more than the rest of us...
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« Reply #174 on: June 15, 2018, 07:11:20 AM »
Dave, I was going to ask about the mess in a prior post but didn?t want to offend you. I?ve never worked in construction where that was ok, we had to clean up at the end of every day. It was the same in my shop you cleaned up at end of the day regardless if another shift came in on your area after you.
I can?t stand it, it creates a dangerous work environment, it looks terrible to future customers, the garbage un contained blows away.

It makes me cringe, I have tried and tried to make these guy clean thing but they simply won?t do it.  It?s another reason I am unhappy with who I work with.


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« Reply #175 on: June 15, 2018, 10:39:51 AM »
Dave, I was going to ask about the mess in a prior post but didn?t want to offend you. I?ve never worked in construction where that was ok, we had to clean up at the end of every day. It was the same in my shop you cleaned up at end of the day regardless if another shift came in on your area after you.
I can?t stand it, it creates a dangerous work environment, it looks terrible to future customers, the garbage un contained blows away.

It makes me cringe, I have tried and tried to make these guy clean thing but they simply won?t do it.  It?s another reason I am unhappy with who I work with.


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It costs about $2 more than normal OSB and you get to write off the whole piece for upgrades. it does its job!

I can see throwing real scraps away, I tend to pile it all until I am done. But that is messy. So what is with the crew showing up when they want? Is that why they hired you to get em rolling?
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« Reply #176 on: June 15, 2018, 01:35:17 PM »
It?s starts at the top Dave, somebody?s signs a check.......
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« Reply #177 on: June 15, 2018, 07:38:12 PM »
While I don?t sign the check I also don?t fit into the top, I might be the adult in the group but not the framing crew lead,  the lead is the example for the others who feel underpaid and like they can go somewhere else for more $.  I would have fired them all four houses ago.  No sense in throwing good money after bad. 

The company owner never gave clear direction to who is what and what position, where I am a rotating person with multiple skills I don?t have a definitive say unless I make a call who than talks to the kids.  All apart of the mess I am involved in.

The best part is where I am also the homeowner and the so forth they still don?t care about the mess.   




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« Reply #178 on: June 15, 2018, 07:43:16 PM »
The roofer showed up today, while my crew still hasn?t finished the roof (2days unfinished) he layer some paper out as he needed a spot to put all his shingles they dropped.   He wanted to start roof tomorrow morning but once again as I instructed the kids that we needed to get the roof done.  They proceeded into the house to finish other things.  Things that other people aren?t waiting for.   




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« Reply #179 on: June 15, 2018, 07:44:24 PM »
Dave, I was implying the owner let?s his job sites look like this so it?s his issue. I do know that I don?t buy houses or use contractors who operate in this manner. The logic is ?well they let this go then what other things do they let slide?, you get the idea. Appearance is everything.....
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« Reply #180 on: June 15, 2018, 07:51:32 PM »
Dave, I was implying the owner let?s his job sites look like this so it?s his issue. I do know that I don?t buy houses or use contractors who operate in this manner. The logic is ?well they let this go then what other things do they let slide?, you get the idea. Appearance is everything.....
I agree with you,  we have talked about this many times.   Oddly enough we have people who still see our jobs and think they look good.  It honestly makes me ill!


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« Reply #181 on: June 15, 2018, 09:07:30 PM »
Dave it?s looking good and I know you are excited. And it?s good that you are able to watch over the quality.




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« Reply #182 on: June 16, 2018, 04:41:52 PM »
Well it?s not entirely cleaned on the outside but I did polish the inside today!!
Me and the wife and kids took all the garbage out, then vacuumed the whole house, hopes to eliminate the desire for ants to come inside the house


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Next question,   I have the mental desire to put a sealant at the base of my pony walls and concrete mating surfaces. 

What would you guys recommend?  Just your standard silicone?


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« Reply #183 on: June 16, 2018, 04:46:01 PM »
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« Reply #184 on: June 16, 2018, 06:22:55 PM »
Just did my brothers place with spay foam, mostly to try and keep the scorpions out.

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« Reply #185 on: June 16, 2018, 10:04:30 PM »
Looking forward,  who wants to direct me to the simple task of wiring my house with cat 6. ?


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« Reply #186 on: June 16, 2018, 10:45:58 PM »
Simple. Place a box in a central location where internet and satellite/cable will be located and run cat6 everywhere. 

Modern security cameras run POE, power over Ethernet so all you need is on cat 6 to power and feed video from a camera.

Run it everywhere.  You?ll never regret it.


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« Reply #187 on: June 16, 2018, 11:11:18 PM »
What about the flex tube stuff to run it in?
How do you pick the central location?


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« Reply #188 on: June 16, 2018, 11:37:37 PM »
My brother is an IT specialist, and he didn't put his cable in conduit (about 5,000 ft ). He did a clean job, keeping the different runs tied together. I installed all the wall "plates", just using steel box plates. That way the drywallers had something to go by, so the cables wouldn't end up missing in a wall. (no box necessary)

This is what we used...just screwed to the wall studs:
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« Reply #189 on: June 17, 2018, 12:48:27 AM »
I?d run everything to the master closet or another closet space.

Plan on a switch and a POE switch and your internet and cable/satellite going there.

Security cameras. HDMI matrix. Dvr, music etc


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« Reply #190 on: June 17, 2018, 02:56:17 AM »
So I have a larger central storage area in my basement.  I was thinking their would be a good position.    As for the computer and video type stuff I am not sure where to place that.  We didn?t build an office area, or desk spot for a main family PC.   
Our master closet is not large enough to put computer stuff in


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« Reply #191 on: June 17, 2018, 03:00:03 AM »


In here gives me access to open ceiling, and stuff out of the closets upstairs.  We really only have storage space in the master and kids bedroom or mud room at the end of the house


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« Reply #192 on: June 17, 2018, 09:45:27 AM »
Seems like a good spot.

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« Reply #193 on: June 18, 2018, 10:05:25 AM »
We used a central closet.  Turns out it was close to the main TV/Home Theater location so that was a plus.  Recommend putting flex conduit in for access to attic and basement to help with future expansion if needed.





The conduit is really only needed or important for running cable after the walls go in.  I spent around $30 on conduit.  It has already come in hand for running additional cable for security cameras and with the ability to go up or down it just adds future flexibility. 

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« Reply #194 on: June 18, 2018, 08:30:18 PM »
its called smurf tube and you can get 250ft rolls cheap.  Only good for retrofit.  If you run more cat6 that you need you'll probably never need smurf tube as technology advances have meant much more data can run over cat6 than just a few years ago.

e.g. once upon a time you had to have 2 cat 6 cables to carry an HDMI signal.  Now you can carry it over one cat 6 cable with modern baluns
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« Reply #195 on: June 18, 2018, 10:44:53 PM »
True Charles but it is also nice to have a conduit in place to run whatever might be needed later. Hard to pull a wire, that is stapled in place, to get a new one installed.

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« Reply #196 on: June 18, 2018, 11:35:22 PM »
Today was busy busy,  the framing crew has finally been dismissed  from the company. To many problems

Had the HV/AC guys come and attack the house, installed gas line to the deck, tankless water heater, the garage, the gas range. 
Duct ran high and tight in the basement, everything looks fantastic as it always does with this guy


And after they cleaned up because that?s how they do it!!



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« Reply #197 on: June 19, 2018, 12:30:10 AM »
Tex where are you seeing 250 feet of smurf tube for cheap as you call it, my Lowe?s says it no longer carries it.

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« Reply #198 on: June 19, 2018, 07:32:08 AM »
I don't know if that's normal or not, but why is there a huge crack going 3 different directions in your basement floor?
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« Reply #199 on: June 19, 2018, 07:47:47 AM »
I don't know if that's normal or not, but why is there a huge crack going 3 different directions in your basement floor?
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