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Thank you silver It is. He's a dumbass like his old man. He drives paid for truck. Works all day every day. Cooks all his own food. Like me drinks plenty don't do no dope. I love my kids. My oldest boy wrecked a side x side last night. Fucked himself up. Hell be alright. My oldest childs is my daughter. I had her when I was coolest dumbest clown in town. But God said, 'hey I got a gift for you young man' and I was bestowed this beautiful baby. Changed my life for good. The greatest gift I've ever received other than the gift of live itself, is my children.

That's awesome repete. I think having kids does that to a lot of us, changed me too. I just wish I'd had about 5 boys ( boy, 2 girls), my son was my right hand man from about 12 until 18, then he went off to a military academy - then I got to see him for 1 week a year and a few days during holidays, besides going there for events. Was really hard on me for awhile. I didn't really want him to go that direction, but he was recruited and he thought it was a good opportunity - maybe it was for him, but not for me, lol. With just one boy, I had nobody to get on the other end of something heavy :) I missed him a lot and then his obligations and opportunities took him on his journey. Married with 3 kids himself now and 1200 miles away. Such is life.

But what an opportunity for your 22 year old - to be able to build his 'field of dreams' on the land, and what looks like a dang nice plot. And to maybe have dad around for a little help and encouragement.

Hope your other son heals quick and keeps 4 wheels on road from here on out.

Tell him to plant some trees! “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
 

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So what am I supposed to do for a cap on the top of a pointed pyramid on an asphalt shingle roof?
 

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So what am I supposed to do for a cap on the top of a pointed pyramid on an asphalt shingle roof?

That's the most fun part, the finial! That means you're finished :)

Look for antiques online or amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Cupola-Finials/b?node=13839671

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=antique+roof+finials&t=ffnt&iar=images&iax=images&ia=images

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So what am I supposed to do for a cap on the top of a pointed pyramid on an asphalt shingle roof?
Try this! "These mfrs put 60 layers of tar paper on this thing." :p :spamani:
 

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Tried my hand at finishing the floors. Sanded 4 rooms yesterday and will stain tomorrow. Most likely will look like crap, but its a rental. First layer of sheetrock went up in the downstairs. Got the whole week off to work on the building.


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Watched tons, then all went to hell. I give those flooring guys tons of credit after trying it.

No kidding, once those big floor sanders make contact with the wood its like holding on to a wild animal. When the vids tell you to start with 80 grit, go with 180 :) Same with the edgers.
 
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Worked late last night getting totally buttoned up before the big storm... It was supposed to come yesterday and now seems to be teasing us today and then holding off until Sunday.

Poor quality pic using flash in the dark lsst night. Better pics coming soon. Shes happy...said, "it's beautiful." I feel like I can finally take a deep breath. Been a bit of a marathon mission.
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View attachment 84853 I love that we can take pictures these days quickly so we can show customers what we are running accross while working on their homes. Facia soffit rot on house i am painting.
My client with the golf ball damage hasn't seen the house in 5 years and is in California. All the work I did I was able to send before and after making it easy to invoice and receive payment instantly from a distance. Great stuff
 

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Worked late last night getting totally buttoned up before the big storm... It was supposed to come yesterday and now seems to be teasing us today and then holding off until Sunday.

Poor quality pic using flash in the dark lsst night. Better pics coming soon. Shes happy...said, "it's beautiful." I feel like I can finally take a deep breath. Been a bit of a marathon mission.
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Looks great! Hope you were able to source the ice and water membrane - looks like you're going to need it quick. Stay dry!
 

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Got property number 2. Its a three plex that sits on an acre of land in a very wealthy suburb. We had the fire marshal out at the welding shop looking at our fireproofing. He was very impressed with us and at the end told us he had a good friend looking to get rid of two of his properties. His friend is 80 years old and worn out. Most likely will buy his other property next year.

This one is fully rented out and cash flowing about $750 after paying everything. We believe his rents are currently only about 60-70% of what the going rate in the area is. All leases are up in May. We then hope to completely remodel the place.

Been talking with the city and there is a good chance we can split off the large empty section of the property into a different lot. That lot would still be zoned for multi family and command top dollar. All homes in the neighborhood range in the 500-700k.

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Got property number 2. Its a three plex that sits on an acre of land in a very wealthy suburb. We had the fire marshal out at the welding shop looking at our fireproofing. He was very impressed with us and at the end told us he had a good friend looking to get rid of two of his properties. His friend is 80 years old and worn out. Most likely will buy his other property next year.

This one is fully rented out and cash flowing about $750 after paying everything. We believe his rents are currently only about 60-70% of what the going rate in the area is. All leases are up in May. We then hope to completely remodel the place.

Been talking with the city and there is a good chance we can split off the large empty section of the property into a different lot. That lot would still be zoned for multi family and command top dollar. All homes in the neighborhood range in the 500-700k.

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Yeah man! You guys are on a roll and absolutely quickly moving towards surpassing your goals. So happy what are you guys and what you're doing.
 

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Yeah man! You guys are on a roll and absolutely quickly moving towards surpassing your goals. So happy what are you guys and what you're doing.

Thanks this was our 40 year old goal. Neither of us was really looking for another property, but with contract for deed at 10% down this was a no brainer with the cash flow and eventually splitting the lot.
 

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Thanks this was our 40 year old goal. Neither of us was really looking for another property, but with contract for deed at 10% down this was a no brainer with the cash flow and eventually splitting the lot.
One t piece of advice from successful people that stuck with me was being ready for when the opportunity comes along. A lot of people talk about wanting disorder achieving that but when the opportunities there you're not ready to capitalise on it for one reason or another.
 

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Thanks this was our 40 year old goal. Neither of us was really looking for another property, but with contract for deed at 10% down this was a no brainer with the cash flow and eventually splitting the lot.

Not to rain on your enthusiasm, but a Contract For Deed is not a secure way to buy a property, if the person you are buying from dies (and other issues), there can be major problems with the estate - ie, they don't honor the contract you had with him. You need a Deed of Trust, Warranty Deed and a Vendor's Lien, and even Title Insurance - that is a durable contract. You need a RE Attorney, or do the closing with a Title Company that has an Attorney write up the above instruments.

With a Contract for Deed, you can't necessarily sell the property if you decided you wanted to, because you don't have a Deed. You only get the Deed if you pay it off. With a Deed of Trust, you don't have to ask permission to do anything, sell it, use it as collateral, 2nd mortgage, home Improvement loan, etc.

Research Contract for Deed problems.
 

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Past few weeks have been hot and humid. Typically drinking at least 3/4 of a gallon of water a day and it's still not enough when doing stuff like ripping this shed apart.. Anyway I think that's part of the reason my hands over the past week have been so dry on top of being full of little splinters, even though I've been wearing gloves. At night when I unwind the past few days they've been very sore.
So I finally pulled this stuff out that my mom sent me a couple years ago. It is fantastic! A few applications of Lubriderm didn't do a thing but one coating of this at night probably gave me 75% relief/hydration back by morning. Anyway thought I'd share case any of you are interested it's not a product I've ever seen before and I don't remember where she got it.

Edit: okay that's crazy... I just went to take a picture of the back in a little pop up came onto the screen but the product number when I pushed it open up a Google search page with the product. I knew that was possible but I've never done it before. Little spooky. Looks to be about 12 to 15 bucks.

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Taking a break while the storms move through.
Was a bit of a pita to get this rafter out. Was installed under the roof sheathing and behind the siding. This whole thing was framed with dimensional Oak and using a combination of nails and drywall screws!!!

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Shockingly and fortunately most came out with my impact driver.

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i am amazed your getting drywall screws to work in aged oak with out twisting off.........i use tapcons......are you pre-drilling?
Uh, I'm not putting drywall screws in I'm taking them out! It was the amateurs hired 20 years ago that used em. I'm replacing with cedar primarily but I've been salvaging the roof sheathing and a couple of rafters and I pre drilled and used ceramic coated deck mates.
 

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Making a note to remember to caulk the holes in my sneakers today! By the way I totally spaced out the fact that the nails can only be so long without penetrating the sheathing into the exposed area below. Now I know why they use such small nails! And thankfully they did! I had to special-order inch-long nails for the coil nailer. Just suddenly hit me one moment driving to the job. Duh

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Covered the old dock deck over the pond with new 5/4 planks run perpendicular.
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It's hard to get an actual day off

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You guys do amazing work. I don't know how you do it. I'm totally wiped out after this little project.


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We fenced in the free chickens, stopped couple leaks and threw trash in the trash. We're doing the free to cheap fixes now. There's couple windows in the barn that'll for right where we need them. Gonna check the flue on the wood stove this weekend, smoke a brisket and wet a line on the pond
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We fenced in the free chickens, stopped couple leaks and threw trash in the trash. We're doing the free to cheap fixes now. There's couple windows in the barn that'll for right where we need them. Gonna check the flue on the wood stove this weekend, smoke a brisket and wet a line on the pondView attachment 179096View attachment 179096View attachment 179098

Good way to start, gives you time to assess the situation, see what you got to work with, and make a plan.
 

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Making a note to remember to caulk the holes in my sneakers today! By the way I totally spaced out the fact that the nails can only be so long without penetrating the sheathing into the exposed area below. Now I know why they use such small nails! And thankfully they did! I had to special-order inch-long nails for the coil nailer. Just suddenly hit me one moment driving to the job. Duh

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good call and good luck holding those nails as you drive them. Don't want to break a nail.
 

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Stupit gaurds. What I find as irritating is the safety to turn the saws on.
I wish somebody was videotaping me trying to cut the end of the rafter tail on the corner holding the saw at an odd angle while trying to hold down that stupid lever and squeeze the trigger all at the same time. Minga Joey!
 

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Yesterday was one of those days. Got nice bruising on my left thigh now that the golf ball bruise on my right went away.

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