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Re: Dave’s house
« Reply #250 on: July 07, 2018, 09:50:30 AM »
Actually, we call those plastic space shuttles & here?s one on lift off.

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« Reply #251 on: July 07, 2018, 12:21:37 PM »
I have been edited on this forum for labeling such things lol. Hope you don?t get us in trouble.  Otherwise I have a whole slew of things we can call them.  Caskets, smokeshops,


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« Reply #252 on: July 10, 2018, 10:01:33 PM »
My home has hit a moment of pause, our supplier for doors, wood and trim and so forth has not shipped my exterior doors.  We might see them mid next week.   No insulation or inspection this week unless we see them sooner


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« Reply #253 on: July 10, 2018, 11:49:39 PM »
I have been edited on this forum for labeling such things lol. Hope you don?t get us in trouble.  Otherwise I have a whole slew of things we can call them.  Caskets, smokeshops,


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« Reply #254 on: July 11, 2018, 10:16:10 AM »
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« Reply #255 on: July 13, 2018, 11:25:27 PM »
Progress is better than nothing






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« Reply #256 on: July 13, 2018, 11:31:56 PM »
Teaching your French doors better posture?  :tongue:
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« Reply #257 on: July 14, 2018, 12:55:22 AM »
I figured it would be easier to hang if it wasn?t sitting twisted and all fed up


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« Reply #258 on: July 14, 2018, 12:55:56 AM »


They may be coming back to get my door.  Not interested in buying broken junk


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« Reply #259 on: July 14, 2018, 06:14:18 AM »
And here I thought that was the environmentally friendly version with the pre-installed mouse door. 


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« Reply #260 on: July 14, 2018, 09:05:51 AM »
I guess I?ll have to ask them when I call Monday, I?ll probably get charged more for the eco upgrade


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« Reply #261 on: July 14, 2018, 09:35:13 AM »
Hey, I'll take that broken door!

Find a place in the ever expandin' shed project for it, I will!  :rolleyes:
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« Reply #262 on: July 14, 2018, 12:19:38 PM »
How are those mouse traps working in the trailer ?


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« Reply #263 on: July 16, 2018, 11:10:08 PM »
Brick showed up today



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« Reply #264 on: July 16, 2018, 11:50:23 PM »
Interesting parking spot for the GM truck... :popcorn:
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« Reply #265 on: July 17, 2018, 12:09:08 AM »
Parked on the street?


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« Reply #266 on: July 17, 2018, 12:13:54 AM »
Parked on the street?


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« Reply #267 on: July 17, 2018, 08:55:26 AM »
Well seems as I don?t have a driveway yet, and no running water in the house.  I guess next to the spaceship will have to do.  Lol


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« Reply #268 on: July 17, 2018, 07:10:26 PM »
Had four way inspection today.  Missed a few item,

1. Gas, heat, water drain need a box around them in the crawl space in the garage, photo to follow.
2. Two truss braces were left off ( intentionally so he had simple fix to find)
3. The plumber didn?t air up his drain plumbing to pressure test
4. Gas line has leaked down to 20 psi after sitting for a month


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« Reply #269 on: July 17, 2018, 07:28:22 PM »
Dave, what are you guys shooting for as a projected completion date?
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« Reply #270 on: July 17, 2018, 10:19:11 PM »
As my odd relationship with the boss, the wife, and me being the builder/employee/husband.   

2 1/2 months.  But much like the bosses house he is building, my house and his house get our extra resources or free time if you will.   That date is flexible for sure

Four way today fix punch list tomorrow, insulation starts Thursday and brick Thursday, smartboard and stucco after brick is finished,   It looks like the date should be easy to hit


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« Reply #271 on: July 18, 2018, 07:25:35 AM »
As I?ve been told.  Go slow to go fast.  Getting it right the first time is quicker than doing it over.

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« Reply #272 on: July 18, 2018, 03:30:44 PM »
Porch going in,  Landing tomorrow



Brick is gonna be done asap


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« Reply #273 on: July 18, 2018, 05:22:11 PM »
Wow. Take about 100 yards of crete to make that landing?
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« Reply #274 on: July 18, 2018, 05:28:00 PM »
Wow. Take about 100 yards of crete to make that landing?

Bodies Ken, don?t forget the bodies they add will
take up space too!  :tongue:
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« Reply #275 on: July 18, 2018, 06:13:55 PM »
Maybe the steps won?t crack.... :-0


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« Reply #276 on: July 18, 2018, 06:21:10 PM »
He walked off the job yesterday because I told him his Crete was garbage


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« Reply #277 on: July 19, 2018, 12:47:58 AM »
And brick as of 6:00 tonight,






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« Reply #278 on: July 19, 2018, 01:45:09 PM »
I really like that brick. Something like the brick on my home, all 7,700 of them.
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« Reply #279 on: July 19, 2018, 03:56:23 PM »
For double what I paid I could have done the garage front.  Chose not to lol


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« Reply #280 on: July 19, 2018, 06:20:36 PM »
Good choice!
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« Reply #281 on: July 22, 2018, 08:51:29 PM »
Some updates from today,

Pulled about 200 brick out of the trash pile to use on the front of my island once I cut them down a bit, inspected what insulation that is installed.  Looks pretty tight so far





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« Reply #282 on: July 22, 2018, 08:59:41 PM »
Been gone for close to 2 weeks and catching up.

Is that the same guy who did  the slab?

Aren't they supposed tape the insulation holes?

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« Reply #283 on: July 22, 2018, 09:35:50 PM »
It is the same guy who did the slab, we got into it a few days ago but we will see how it works out in the end.

I have yet to see a home where they tape the holes.   I?ll ask.

Why would you think they need taped?


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« Reply #284 on: July 22, 2018, 10:12:29 PM »
Hard to tell from the phone. What kind of insulation is that Dave?


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« Reply #285 on: July 22, 2018, 10:29:17 PM »
The cotton type stuff. You toss a big bag in a blender and add air.  Blows it in. 

They take a thin layer of mesh and staple it to the wall cut out windows and such.


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« Reply #286 on: July 22, 2018, 11:10:03 PM »
Very interesting framing  techniques on those basement windows.


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« Reply #287 on: July 23, 2018, 12:04:32 AM »
None of those photos are basement windows, master bedroom and master bathroom.  Kept the windows high so they didn?t need blinds and the kind size bed head board didn?t block the window

Other than that.  What do you mean ?


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« Reply #288 on: July 23, 2018, 09:22:56 PM »
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« Reply #289 on: July 23, 2018, 09:27:24 PM »
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« Reply #290 on: July 23, 2018, 09:56:15 PM »
They sure used enough lumber around some of those windows!

So, they staple the mesh, poke a hole in it, stick the nozzle through, and fill each section...that about right ? Interesting. never seen that before.
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« Reply #291 on: July 23, 2018, 10:17:14 PM »
Yep that?s about right

So the story behind the lots of wood is the kissing Match between the lead (ol white guy) and the little ego filled wish he was a lead (illegal that killed every house he touched for no less than 5k each home. 

The old guy precut All of the headers, the little guy didn?t like that and said he needed double trimmers making his headers 3 inches to short and tossed em all into the dumpster,   It was one of the most expensive days I had witnessed in a long time.  The trimmers the idiot used were ten foot long so he wasted those too.  We had a stack of 94,5/8 that were two inches long and we would have been able to use the 10?s or take them back. But no his ego said cut the long ones. 

So yeah there is a lot of trimmers in my house


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« Reply #292 on: July 24, 2018, 07:21:29 AM »
That explains some of it Dave. 

I was referring to that and the header.

Usually I see 2x6 or 2x10 doubled across the top. Hadn?t seen that header treatment before.




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« Reply #293 on: July 24, 2018, 07:51:27 AM »
Oh I see,   The header is just above your circle,   We could have flipped these studs and the header to be right above the window but in general we usually put the header at the top of the wall.   


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« Reply #294 on: July 24, 2018, 08:35:30 AM »
I actually wondered about that as well. Normally we see the header directly above the window. Probably doesn?t matter though
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« Reply #295 on: July 24, 2018, 08:59:07 AM »
Only difference is there is more material to attach blinds or curtains when it?s directly above.


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« Reply #296 on: July 24, 2018, 11:23:18 PM »
So we put them at the top for a few reasons, first is home owners always want to change window heights and this means we don?t have to move the header,
Second being the weight distribution.   The header takes all of the load vs the little blocks being above the header, cut the wrong length, splitting after nailing, it simply carries all of the load and everything under it is now a mute point


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« Reply #297 on: July 24, 2018, 11:25:39 PM »
Not my house but one of the many of the days projects



This is our houses progress



After the insulation guys left I noticed many many spots.  They came back and filled them in today




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« Reply #298 on: July 25, 2018, 10:47:53 AM »
Not my house but one of the many of the days projects



This is our houses progress



After the insulation guys left I noticed many many spots.  They came back and filled them in today




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« Reply #299 on: July 25, 2018, 12:57:37 PM »
They sure used enough lumber around some of those windows!

So, they staple the mesh, poke a hole in it, stick the nozzle through, and fill each section...that about right ? Interesting. never seen that before.
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