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Got the final touches on the Cooling systems, now just need power. Downstairs got a 2.5 ton Trane. Upstairs 1 bedroom got a 1 ton Daikin Minisplit. The other two upstairs will get window units, since they have perfect spots for them. In the future when I have more time will add minisplits to replace the window units. To replace all the HVAC in the entire building new boiler, new furnace A/C, the minisplit, two window units and moving gas meter I will be under 10k total. Also moved 3 radiators which was a pain in the ass. Building probably has one of the sweetest mechanical room/HVAC systems out there.

Got the old Front sign hung up in the Mechanical room. The historical society wanted it, but we told them to screw off. Thought it should stay with the building.


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Looking real sharp Davy. Got me beaming with pride over here.

Where I'm working they just put up a house with that white brick/ black trim styling. I then noticed there's another one across the street from the house I'm working at and wondered what they actually call it. I like it.

They did a good job putting this one together. Use green board with zip tape and then the masons bricked it up and the next time I came by it was white & took out a whole new look. I'm sure this was over a million as the crappy house I'm working on now is three-quarters of a mil.
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I think a whistle has to be clean to work, ergo: the dirty whistle ends up on the dustbin of history. So profound!
Is that why we have to wet our whistle? Or is it whet?
 

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Been doing more repairs on the house with the door apparently painted by special effects artists. They had a rusted corroded bathroom vent that I was asked if I could repaint or replace. I said that's gotta be replaced, thing's nasty. But lately I've been giving myself challenges in both time, skill and a combination thereof. So I did a super fast body work job on the vent with pretty good success under the conditions.

First thing I did was took my utility knife and cut the blisters and rust off as best I could. Then I took a small square of 80 grit and hit it hard with that. For getting in between the slats I did the same thing with the knife followed by trying to drive little wedges/rolls of the paper in between get enough movement and momentum to actually do anything. Mind you I'm trying to do all this giving myself about 15 minutes. In my head. So did that then sprayed it with rust reformer. Great product if you're not familiar with it. I used it on my badly rusted rocker panels, didn't even coat it with paint and it's held up really well... Both the product and rockers)



Then I very quickly hit it with an old worn-out sponge sander...it was probably around 200 grit. And I took some wall spackle that was on hand gave it a quick coat followed by another quick light sanding with the sponge. I hit it with several coats of Kilz spray primer which (shhhh) happened to be an uncanny match to the wall pain that had been used. Kilz spray primer has a yellowish tint to it which was very evident in the last remodel we did when I used it to touch up the white walls. So to give it a proper finish for durability and aesthetics, I hit it with a spray polyurethane which a little surprisingly brought out a lot more of the yellow color. Was a perfect match. I really don't know how much time I spent on it but probably about a half an hour.

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BTW Hammerhead, ive been meaning to offer you all my old DeWalt 18v tools. Even got a little circ saw. I just haven't dug them out and consolidated them yet, but if you want them they're yours and I will.
Mighty nice of you to offer them up, Mr. misty. If you're willing to do that, it would be a good excuse to get together.

I recently had to break down and buy a new drill/driver set. Newer one is 20v and lighter with the smaller battery although it doesn't last too long. I'm very pleased with the DeWalt line. Can't remember when I actually bought the last set, it has been so long ago.
 

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Hired me some new help today and got off to a promising start on a new frame job.

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Apollo Reign, 7 weeks old today. Showed lots of potential around the sawhorses as an adorable trip hazard. He was under my feet for three hours, every where I went.

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Then he decided he’d had enough of the carpenter action

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Poor guy slept from 11 until 4:30.
 

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Hired me some new help today and got off to a promising start on a new frame job.

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Apollo Reign, 7 weeks old today. Showed lots of potential around the sawhorses as an adorable trip hazard. He was under my feet for three hours, every where I went.

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Then he decided he’d had enough of the carpenter action

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Poor guy slept from 11 until 4:30.
Need to see he's already got you wrapped around his paw.
 

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Hired me some new help today and got off to a promising start on a new frame job.

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Apollo Reign, 7 weeks old today. Showed lots of potential around the sawhorses as an adorable trip hazard. He was under my feet for three hours, every where I went.

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Then he decided he’d had enough of the carpenter action

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Poor guy slept from 11 until 4:30.
Cute, now. You'll be shoveling major loads of shit soon :)

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If you want to see some really cool skills watch this guy make a router table. I sped it up 2.0x (gear icon lower right).

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This thing has been great

 

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If you want to see some really cool skills watch this guy make a router table. I sped it up 2.0x (gear icon lower right).

Make a Router table
So meticulous and clean as a whistle. I favor a more rustic approach to woodworking because I was taught by a fool (myself).
 

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This thing has been great

I bought set similar to yours from Costco some years ago, it was 4 metal trays with all kinds of fasteners, nuts and bolts, grease fittings, O-rings, rivets, etc. It has saved me a number of times. The quality of the items in my kit are less than desirable, but in a pinch, picky goes out the window.
 

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A little before and after


 

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I'll give the original roofers credit for at least using tar paper.
Yeah but the numbskulls used thumbtacks to secure them.



What's missing? Shouldn't I be seeing little metal pokey bits sticking out here?
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Well the good news is that the roof is easy to strip. :)
 

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So this was one of the repairs that had me out on the deck getting pelted with golf balls. I did a bunch of repairs out there I thought this was the most interesting.

This repair actually wasn't even approved by the homeowner I just did it because I couldn't stand it and the listing agent, who has gotten me a lot of other work, including this job, and has to sell this thing for a client who wants top dollar but doesn't want to put more than a few bucks into fixing/sprucing it up.

Anyway when we first walked the property she pointed out the window damage I said I can't repair it we got to replace a window. Come to think of it, jusy like I did with the vent. :)

Anyway I trimmed the hole a bit with my utility knife & flushed it up then filled it with spray foam and came back the next day.

Once the spray foam dry I cut it off with a small saw and fill the voids with exterior putty.

Like an idiot after I left it alone I came back and did something and ended up messing it up and I had a serious deadline no time to waste so did the best I could putting that partially dried first coat back together then the next day sanded primed and painted.

The paint was a whole nother ordeal. everywhere that you would go to match a color was different than the previous one. It was kind of crazy I actually bought a can of spray paint to match the keystones in the front yard and by the time I got to the backyard it was a different color even though they look the same.

Then I ended up choosing a color to match the window width and ended up buying another can for some reason which ended up being the actual can that I needed. Just keep shaking my head. I'm thinking about studying color more in-depth than adding an artistic paint/color matching capability to my repertoire. A friend of mine told me about a guy he knew growing up did just that. You had a set of pigments I guess and could mix any color.

Anyway I couldn't have gotten a better match. It's far from perfect but more than good enough considering the condition of the rest of the windows and the fact that there wasn't even approved by the client. I did it as fast as I could.

Oh and it was another small hole on the left middle window frame and right next to that a hole in the stucco that I patched which is why you see the tape running up the other side of the window in the one picture.


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So it looks like the bottom color is the match but it actually was the middle color that matched.
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Is the damage to the vinyl windows from golf balls? The repair looks good enough to me, 1000% better than it was.
 

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I've been to several houses that sit on this course and I always ask people about the house getting hit by golf balls and it never really happens....however, the spot this place sits on is that one of those spots.

This place is absolutely riddled with golf ball damage. And I heard one ball hit the glass while I was working inside and of course I got hit in the leg as soon as I stepped out one day so yeah pretty crazy spot to put your home. Many more reasons than just that in my off the record opinion.

Literally every keystone going up the corner has been struck hard enough to break the stucco and even dent the metal lath.

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So this was one of the repairs that had me out on the deck getting pelted with golf balls. I did a bunch of repairs out there I thought this was the most interesting.

This repair actually wasn't even approved by the homeowner I just did it because I couldn't stand it and the listing agent, who has gotten me a lot of other work, including this job, and has to sell this thing for a client who wants top dollar but doesn't want to put more than a few bucks into fixing/sprucing it up.

Anyway when we first walked the property she pointed out the window damage I said I can't repair it we got to replace a window. Come to think of it, jusy like I did with the vent. :)

Anyway I trimmed the hole a bit with my utility knife & flushed it up then filled it with spray foam and came back the next day.

Once the spray foam dry I cut it off with a small saw and fill the voids with exterior putty.

Like an idiot after I left it alone I came back and did something and ended up messing it up and I had a serious deadline no time to waste so did the best I could putting that partially dried first coat back together then the next day sanded primed and painted.

The paint was a whole nother ordeal. everywhere that you would go to match a color was different than the previous one. It was kind of crazy I actually bought a can of spray paint to match the keystones in the front yard and by the time I got to the backyard it was a different color even though they look the same.

Then I ended up choosing a color to match the window width and ended up buying another can for some reason which ended up being the actual can that I needed. Just keep shaking my head. I'm thinking about studying color more in-depth than adding an artistic paint/color matching capability to my repertoire. A friend of mine told me about a guy he knew growing up did just that. You had a set of pigments I guess and could mix any color.

Anyway I couldn't have gotten a better match. It's far from perfect but more than good enough considering the condition of the rest of the windows and the fact that there wasn't even approved by the client. I did it as fast as I could.

Oh and it was another small hole on the left middle window frame and right next to that a hole in the stucco that I patched which is why you see the tape running up the other side of the window in the one picture.


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Smooth!!

They need some netting.
 

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Good ideas. You could even be for hire to move the opponents balls for the shady bettin' types.
 

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Good ideas. You could even be for hire to move the opponents balls for the shady bettin' types.
All duffers cheat, good golfers cheat less, usually. Alone in the rough - improve the lie, lol.
 

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Smooth!!

They need some netting.
That is exactly what I was thinking.

The number of golf balls that actually break concrete almost certainly have to be in the minority; that means fifty jillion golf balls a month hit the fargin house and/or whoever is brave enough to walk onto the patio.

NETTING. It is commonly used in sit-choo-ations like this.
 

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I forget what it's called when it goes to the left hook or slice but yeah that's what's happening here. We need to send someone out there to help adjust their swings.
 

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I forget what it's called when it goes to the left hook or slice but yeah that's what's happening here. We need to send someone out there to help adjust their swings.
For right hand golfers, hook is to the left and slice is to the right. Most duffers slice.
 

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A little caulk and paint make a carpenter what he ain't

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Nice to know they pay extra to be on the course.......
 

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A little caulk and paint make a carpenter what he ain't

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Lots of solid wood just outside of where the roof leak rot is - scarf the hip rafter and replace any of the jack rafters that rotted ( most look solid) and stagger the decking back one rafter, easy peasy :)
 

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Lots of solid wood just outside of where the roof leak rot is - scarf the hip rafter and replace any of the jack rafters that rotted ( most look solid) and stagger the decking back one rafter, easy peasy :)
We're on the same page brother. I appreciate the input.
 

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These mfrs put 60 layers of tar paper on this thing. Unbelievable trying to get under it and lifted. Many of the layers are nailed down with roofing nails. Breaking my back so I'm taking a hydration break. Hot today.

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These mfrs put 60 layers of tar paper on this thing. Unbelievable trying to get under it and lifted. Many of the layers are nailed down with roofing nails. Breaking my back so I'm taking a hydration break. Hot today.

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It's been record setting heat in the Southwest for almost the last month - I can only take so much of this 100 plus weather. I've been limiting my outside work (and why I've been running my mouth more than usual :), waiting for a break in the weather pattern. Got stuff I want to get done, but it'll wait.
 

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It's been record setting heat in the Southwest for almost the last month - I can only take so much of this 100 plus weather. I've been limiting my outside work (and why I've been running my mouth more than usual :), waiting for a break in the weather pattern. Got stuff I want to get done, but it'll wait.
Balance or burnout
 

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This probly don't go here. We're working on the place, but it's liveable for sure. My youngest 22yo boy bought house barn 10 acres with a pond.
This is where it goes!