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Made the doors yesterday. Glued them up and let them dry till today. I put on the big door and when I grabbed the smaller doors one was a couple inches shy of covering the opening! Farkin dummy. I goofed up in my measuremaths somewhere. Had to run home and grab new boards and quickly build a new one. Of course as is typical, the second time try took a fraction of the time and I was able to stay on schedule. Ended up coating the doors with a coat of paint (Sadly...love the natural cedar look) and caulked my nail holes, battons etc. Still waiting to hear about the hardware. Tomorrow second coating everything and there's a couple inside things to do.

I did end up talking them out of as much peg board as they originally wanted but did put some on the back of the tall cabinet and two sides of the other. Also built a shelf and lined the back of the other with T&G cedar and painted.











 

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Made the doors yesterday. Glued them up and let them dry till today. I put on the big door and when I grabbed the smaller doors one was a couple inches shy of covering the opening! Farkin dummy. I goofed up in my measuremaths somewhere. Had to run home and grab new boards and quickly build a new one. Of course as is typical, the second time try took a fraction of the time and I was able to stay on schedule. Ended up coating the doors with a coat of paint (Sadly...love the natural cedar look) and caulked my nail holes, battons etc. Still waiting to hear about the hardware. Tomorrow second coating everything and there's a couple inside things to do.

I did end up talking them out of as much peg board as they originally wanted but did put some on the back of the tall cabinet and two sides of the other. Also built a shelf and lined the back of the other with T&G cedar and painted.











Shame you couldn't go with clearing the doors, but the customer is the customer.
 

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Shame you couldn't go with clearing the doors, but the customer is the customer.
Great customers too. Always pay on the spot and are grateful. I'm in the service industry after all.
 

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How does one go about repairing that mess?
Its on them to bust out the tiles and the concrete. They will have the general contractor who did the building do all that for us. We then come in and put a coupler on it. Pump it up to 2x max working pressure, so about 60 psi and let sit for 24 hours and call it good. Then its on them to fix everything after we put the coupler on it.

Very big job, but very easy job for us.
 

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Its on them to bust out the tiles and the concrete. They will have the general contractor who did the building do all that for us. We then come in and put a coupler on it. Pump it up to 2x max working pressure, so about 60 psi and let sit for 24 hours and call it good. Then its on them to fix everything after we put the coupler on it.

Very big job, but very easy job for us.
Sounds great! I quite dislike chipping away crete.
 

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The crew must be getting good at chipping it out and repairing the floor by now.
I think it's a conspiracy within the tool rental place!
 

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I thought I'd try my hand at ornamental iron work. I built a pot rack for my cast iron cookware and paper towel dispenser for the kitchen, towel bars and toilet paper dispensers for the bathrooms and a hat rack for the mudroom..
 

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I have a friend that makes frogs & other "things" out of horseshoes ! Great artwork.
 

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Made the doors yesterday. Glued them up and let them dry till today. I put on the big door and when I grabbed the smaller doors one was a couple inches shy of covering the opening! Farkin dummy. I goofed up in my measuremaths somewhere. Had to run home and grab new boards and quickly build a new one. Of course as is typical, the second time try took a fraction of the time and I was able to stay on schedule. Ended up coating the doors with a coat of paint (Sadly...love the natural cedar look) and caulked my nail holes, battons etc. Still waiting to hear about the hardware. Tomorrow second coating everything and there's a couple inside things to do.

I did end up talking them out of as much peg board as they originally wanted but did put some on the back of the tall cabinet and two sides of the other. Also built a shelf and lined the back of the other with T&G cedar and painted.











Kinda sad to paint over that Knotty Pine. I have entire room of it, all oiled & natural. BUT your work looks great ! :2 thumbs up::2 thumbs up::2 thumbs up:
 

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Kinda sad to paint over that Knotty Pine. I have entire room of it, all oiled & natural. BUT your work looks great ! :2 thumbs up::2 thumbs up::2 thumbs up:
Thanks Taez. Even more sacrilegious, it's grade a cedar! But it's gotta hold up to the Arkansas weather so painted it is.
 

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Hoarder: Absolutely super work!!

If you take a ten-inch diameter (or so) pine log chunk, you could make seacoast-style piling group out of the spikes by placing them sorta sunk in a cluster in the center of the pine log... and weld half-straightened horseshoes (so they look like seagulls flying) wing-to-wing with the bottom one's lowest wing touching the pilings.

I made a few of those, and never got to keep one. Too fargin old, now. Din' even get any pics. Oh, well... lookit this, and pretend those pilings are your RR spikes wrapped together and sunk into the "water" of the center of the rings of the pine log.

Then add a single bird's wing to touch any one of the pilings. The birds could be in echelon, or three/four/five-way, or even partially behind the pilings.


 

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Got this at work today. Nice 96% efficient furnace. 8 years old, but looks lightly used. I'm going to use it as a backup for our house, since HVAC units always go down at the worst time.

Just going to build a 90 degree elbo off the top and blow into the basement. Then let the heat rise through the stairs and laundry shoot. After its all said and done Ill have 0 dollars into it and a half days labor.

Now when the main unit goes down I can take my sweet time to fix it.

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Started a small renovation last week. I was hired as a carpenter and painter. RIpped out a few walls, a bunch of carpeting and added a beam to open up the room. Drywall sub did his thing and today the flooring's going in. Then we'll run base and paint the walls.

Ok, so the drywallers scraped off the popcorn texture on the ceiling and floated out a bit. We put a coat of drywall primer followed by a topcoat and whatever that old drywall had in it, bled through both. So we then hit it with KILZ oil primer and another topcoat. None of us had seen that scenario before. The new drywall was fine but there must be some chems in the old stuff. Lesson learned.





 

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Started a small renovation last week. I was hired as a carpenter and painter. RIpped out a few walls, a bunch of carpeting and added a beam to open up the room. Drywall sub did his thing and today the flooring's going in. Then we'll run base and paint the walls.

Ok, so the drywallers scraped off the popcorn texture on the ceiling and floated out a bit. We put a coat of drywall primer followed by a topcoat and whatever that old drywall had in it, bled through both. So we then hit it with KILZ oil primer and another topcoat. None of us had seen that scenario before. The new drywall was fine but there must be some chems in the old stuff. Lesson learned.





Could that have been cigarette smoke stain bleeding through?
 

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Could that have been cigarette smoke stain bleeding through?
No, it was under the popcorn since the house was built. The paint store guy was familiar with it and my deduction is something in the manufactoring process of old.

" There are several known causes of discoloration problems on painted drywall. The causes of yellowing include tannin bleeding from recycled wood by-products used in the facing cardboard, sizing compounds used to treat the facing cardboard and moisture migration through the drywall. "
 

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Been painting the remodel and wanted to share an old tool with ya. A solid metal, made in USA brush spinner likely as old as I am. Buttery action. Tis all.









 

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Can you get some shots of how that is used?
Never saw one.
 

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Can you get some shots of how that is used?
Never saw one.
Like the Bear said, after you clean the brush you stick it in the end as in my picture. The handle has a corkscrew type twist to it that when plunged in or pulled out turns the business end and the brush spins like the dickens. Basically removing all the moisture from the brush before combing it and putting it back in it's holder to maintain shape.
 

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I'm with you new, those things are so elegantly simple, but indispensable if you like to reuse your equipment rather than toss and buy more.

To me, once you break in a good brush, why get a new one? Buy quality, break it in, then take care of it.

You can sure tell the cheap stuff from .corp these days too, thinner, less bristles per sq in, etc. Hold less paint, drip to beat the ban, easier to leave streaks, etc.
 

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I'm with you new, those things are so elegantly simple, but indispensable if you like to reuse your equipment rather than toss and buy more.

To me, once you break in a good brush, why get a new one? Buy quality, break it in, then take care of it.

You can sure tell the cheap stuff from .corp these days too, thinner, less bristles per sq in, etc. Hold less paint, drip to beat the ban, easier to leave streaks, etc.
Indeed Scorp. Those damned bristles that continuously end up in the paint off a cheap brush are the bane of my painting mojo.
 

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Been a few weeks and we've been battling the heat down here. Triple diggies high humidity, generally unbearable stuff. 6 hour days are about all we want lately... just kinda been pecking away at it and trying to stay alive.

Few weeks ago here setting up for porch beams.
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Ready for rafters

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Main span, 76' long 32' wide 8 pitch.

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Back porch span, felt like it were 200 degrees up there.

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Took me 4 days to deck and felt it, wouldnt let pops up there no feckin way. 145 sheets of osb and 5 1000 sq foot rolls of underlayment plus one shit ton of slapper staples.

Tough couple of days for sure but silver was going up every time id check my phone and that kept me going, feeling stout.

Were a few days from winding her on down now, gearing up for the next one.

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Slight thread drift here guys but as i type come to think of it did seem like work at the time, so

A few years back one of my good friends, happens to be a woman, bought me a gift while shopping with my gf knowing that im a metal bug.

It was a bag of Todd Hoffman pay dirt that came in a plastic sac inside a little burlap bag. Said on the front "Guaranteed to contain gold"... she got a kick out of giving it to me, we laughed, smoked a j, then i put it away and forgot about it.

Well i found it last Saturday and decided to prospect said dirt.

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First little bit i poured out, nug!

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Moar!

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Haven't weighed it but here was the final haul from the Hoffman dirt.

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Not much i know but it was kinda cool, wish she would have grabbed more.
 

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Been a few weeks and we've been battling the heat down here. Triple diggies high humidity, generally unbearable stuff. 6 hour days are about all we want lately... just kinda been pecking away at it and trying to stay alive.

Few weeks ago here setting up for porch beams.
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Ready for rafters

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Main span, 76' long 32' wide 8 pitch.

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Back porch span, felt like it were 200 degrees up there.

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Took me 4 days to deck and felt it, wouldnt let pops up there no feckin way. 145 sheets of osb and 5 1000 sq foot rolls of underlayment plus one shit ton of slapper staples.

Tough couple of days for sure but silver was going up every time id check my phone and that kept me going, feeling stout.

Were a few days from winding her on down now, gearing up for the next one.

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Brutal heat, wanka. Sap the energy right out of ya fo sho. Really appreciate the roof framing. Something I have little experience with. Thanks for the update.
 

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Slight thread drift here guys but as i type come to think of it did seem like work at the time, so

A few years back one of my good friends, happens to be a woman, bought me a gift while shopping with my gf knowing that im a metal bug.

It was a bag of Todd Hoffman pay dirt that came in a plastic sac inside a little burlap bag. Said on the front "Guaranteed to contain gold"... she got a kick out of giving it to me, we laughed, smoked a j, then i put it away and forgot about it.

Well i found it last Saturday and decided to prospect said dirt.

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First little bit i poured out, nug!

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Moar!

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Haven't weighed it but here was the final haul from the Hoffman dirt.

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Not much i know but it was kinda cool, wish she would have grabbed more.
You got it priced right.
Pretty sure each bag brings in more money for Hoffman than a ton of dirt worked does. JMHO
 

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When I was a mechanic for a construction company back in early 80's I sometimes fixed flats on split rim trucks. No cage, I didn't air them up, just left them on the shop floor for the Mexicans to inflate when they got back from jobs. "You want your tire, there it is". The boss there told me of a time when someone inflated one and the rim went thru a shop roof, perfect circle like it was cut out with a torch.