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Stuck 2 12' x 14" LVL's to a new post and pier to open the wall.
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Here's the backyard with a new sump pump and a trench at the foot of the Hill and at the base of the foundation for French drains. Seems there's a wet spring coming out just up from the foot of the hill and has dumped probably 10 yards of clay in the backyard.







 

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Madness going on here.
Going to pour new footing, tie in to and redo brick.

 

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Managed to wrangle the masons over here today to get started. Unfortunately for them the water is shut off at the moment so they're making a mess but stuff is getting done.

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Cutting a new crawlspace access
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How not to walk across joists
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Longer preamble than normal but its always fun hanging out in the shop with AvE for a laugh.

PS: the leg's pretty sore now.
 

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Shin injuries hurt like a mofo. It'll get better - someday :)
These shins have been through hell and back...I think they like it there.
 

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Looking for a demolition and hammer drill combo. What brand are you guys using?
I've got the Bosch Bulldog which is pretty good for small stuff but if I have anything bigger I'll just rent an 80 pounder from the local tool supply house.
 

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new is giving you some real good advice,

tools are a necessity, but at the same time a cost
if you aren't going to use it much, you won't get the dough out of it, it will just sit on a shelf burning your capital
just to have one for one project doesn't fit

I was guilty of the same proclivity as so many others before me, and since. They all have a cost, even once paid for, maintenance, storage, and location when needed, modernity leading to controlled obsolescence, etc.

Survival depends on understanding this weakness and applying it to all decisions,
cost vs benefit
 

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While purchasing a 12" dual compound DeWalt miter saw off a Craigslist ad, I picked up a Bosch rotary hammer. Got both for a hundred seventy five. Guy was selling all of his tools before moving.
Great deal.
 

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The roofers came yesterday and stripped the roof, built a cricket for the chimney, and single the whole place in a day. The day before and today we had an absolute deluge. I'm just posting the grit.



 

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Today was a deluge. The roads were super flooded, there are ponds where there were fields, the rivers are as high as I've seen them and everywhere you looked were small to large rivers.




Here was the back yard today. Yee farkin haw boys!

 

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Today headed over to the job we did 2 years ago. A total gut remodel of a condo on the lake. Upstairs unit had a water heater leak so now we're ripping it all out and redoing it!

I'm pretty sure I posted this job earlier in this thread. Anyway just keeping the thread going.

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new,
couple of years ago a realtor wanted me to go out and source a leak at a listed home,

sure enough, no cricket behind the chimney, they only flashed it (sort of) and caulked it,
he didn't want to hear that the way to fix it was to build a cricket, saw cut into the brick for the flashing, etc.

I think they sent someone up there to recaulk it temporary and sell the thing knowing full well it was not fixed.

never heard back from her
 

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couple of years ago a realtor wanted me to go out and source a leak at a listed home,

sure enough, no cricket behind the chimney, they only flashed it (sort of) and caulked it,
he didn't want to hear that the way to fix it was to build a cricket, saw cut into the brick for the flashing, etc.

I think they sent someone up there to recaulk it temporary and sell the thing knowing full well it was not fixed.

never heard back from her
All too common
 

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Slick and simple

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Elechicken' kicking ass

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Back to tearing up the condo


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