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Took an in process pic d'udder day so I went to grab some before shots for contrast. Cleaned up the terrible paint job, chamfered down the edges and cleaned up top rail esp at joints & added a handrail and some anti-skid to the steps. Not much I could do about the terrible construction aside from caulking the snot out of everything. The wood was sealed wet(20 years ago) making my tasks much more difficult than anticipated.
Dudder day
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This was one of the very worse paint/deck jobs slobs Ive ever seen. Just terrible.

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I'll take a few after shots tomorrow.
 

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They finally sold that house with the steep driveway and backyard waterfall. They took a loss as the driveway was too much for 99% of people. The deal breaker. They're happy to have employed a bunch of us trades and learned a lot from the job.
 

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Guy was plotting elec lines for when they come to fix gas leak( that I found over 2 months ago at clients)
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They finally sold that house with the steep driveway and backyard waterfall. They took a loss as the driveway was too much for 99% of people. The deal breaker. They're happy to have employed a bunch of us trades and learned a lot from the job.
Hey misty,
Thanks for letting me know, as much as it hurts it actually pleases me to hear normalcy in this market. Meaning when you over invest in a flip you take a beating... everything here is just so seller dominated whooping the sh*t out of buyers, buyers are frustrated and many just going to the sidelines waiting for the smoke to clear. It really has an eerie feeling to it as I don't like to represent a buyer when I can't logically comp the price. Just had a deal that a year ago would have been 300 to 310 on the market now for 375, my buyer wanted to bid 415 for it, which we did... lost it for 435... cash
 

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Hey misty,
Thanks for letting me know, as much as it hurts it actually pleases me to hear normalcy in this market. Meaning when you over invest in a flip you take a beating... everything here is just so seller dominated whooping the sh*t out of buyers, buyers are frustrated and many just going to the sidelines waiting for the smoke to clear. It really has an eerie feeling to it as I don't like to represent a buyer when I can't logically comp the price. Just had a deal that a year ago would have been 300 to 310 on the market now for 375, my buyer wanted to bid 415 for it, which we did... lost it for 435... cash
You're welcome.
We had 2-3 trucks slide down the driveway while sitting with ebrakes on. Too fargin short and steep and right on a blind curve. I wouldn't consider it myself.
 

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Hey misty,
Thanks for letting me know, as much as it hurts it actually pleases me to hear normalcy in this market. Meaning when you over invest in a flip you take a beating... everything here is just so seller dominated whooping the sh*t out of buyers, buyers are frustrated and many just going to the sidelines waiting for the smoke to clear. It really has an eerie feeling to it as I don't like to represent a buyer when I can't logically comp the price. Just had a deal that a year ago would have been 300 to 310 on the market now for 375, my buyer wanted to bid 415 for it, which we did... lost it for 435... cash
Wow, yeah cash is still king.
 

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Warm enough to paint, nice.
Got down to around freezing last night, today was cool maybe high of 60 going down to 33 but beginning of the week nearly touched 80!
 

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My office scenery changes daily. Yesterday was a golf course, today a pediatric dentists....really nice place.
Clear coating a 'mural'.


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Sunday morning piping job. Installed a whole house water system for the wife. We are on city water and it kills her hair. Water tastes better and her hair is back to normal already. Big thumbs up for me on the Aquasana

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Sunday morning piping job. Installed a whole house water system for the wife. We are on city water and it kills her hair. Water tastes better and her hair is back to normal already. Big thumbs up for me on the Aquasana

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Hey Davey, can that unit be buried? My waterline to the house makes it cost prohibited to run a line to the garage.

Have thought about doing something like that in the past, make it in a concrete enclosure so it can be serviced, just don't want a salt system for drinking water.
 

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Hey Davey, can that unit be buried? My waterline to the house makes it cost prohibited to run a line to the garage.

Have thought about doing something like that in the past, make it in a concrete enclosure so it can be serviced, just don't want a salt system for

I wouldn’t bury. Pre- filter changed every three months. You could always run pex cheap where ever you want it. I installed a bypass so I can always flip three ball valves and bypass whole system if I ever need to.

Also to note the water tastes awesome.
 

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Sunday morning piping job. Installed a whole house water system for the wife. We are on city water and it kills her hair. Water tastes better and her hair is back to normal already. Big thumbs up for me on the Aquasana

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Davy, can I ask why you choose copper over plastic?
Are you using K or L?
 

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Davy, can I ask why you choose copper over plastic?
Are you using K or L?
Type L. I enjoy soldering, have a stack of it in the garage leftover from jobs, don’t have a crimp tool for plastic. Other than that no real reason for function. I just enjoy piping, in my world everything is copper or steel, so it’s what I know.

Mailbox post is a leftover piece of 3” type L copper.
 
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While doing a residential rehabilitation where the occupants had to be housed elsewhere because of the lead remediation, we removed a dishwasher and heard some clunking noises in the wash basin. Found about 7 different bottles of booze in there. Seems that was the bar. Owner stopped by one day inquiring about it. Luckily for her, none of my employees were active alcoholics at the time and we had set it aside for her. Back in the day, would have been a big score.
 
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Nice little bonus today. 730 lbs at .26 a pound. Changed out of a 60HP on a air handler.

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Back in 75, I was working my second job out of high school.
We were slapping together those pre-fab houses that come in half a house, crane them on block foundations.
Everything was aluminum siding in those days.
A big hail storm came through before 10 of the houses were sold & the half retarded kid that was in charge of cleanup of trash was burning the damaged siding in the lower lot.
When I say burning, the foam backing was burning, the aluminum was just pooling up at the base of the fire.
Once I found out about the scrap, every day after my shift, I'd drive down to the burn pit, pull the siding out, remove the foam backer & toss the aluminum in my VW van.
I was getting around 30 bucks a day of scrap that week.
Big money for a kid that was working for $3.75/hour.
 

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Back in 75, I was working my second job out of high school.
We were slapping together those pre-fab houses that come in half a house, crane them on block foundations.
Everything was aluminum siding in those days.
A big hail storm came through before 10 of the houses were sold & the half retarded kid that was in charge of cleanup of trash was burning the damaged siding in the lower lot.
When I say burning, the foam backing was burning, the aluminum was just pooling up at the base of the fire.
Once I found out about the scrap, every day after my shift, I'd drive down to the burn pit, pull the siding out, remove the foam backer & toss the aluminum in my VW van.
I was getting around 30 bucks a day of scrap that week.
Big money for a kid that was working for $3.75/hour.
That was in 1975? How many pounds was that? Just from my experience the highest I believe was $.85/lb and not too far in the past around 20 cent.

Messy work removing aluminum siding off of buildings. Can be dangerous too if the wind is blowing.
 

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Work in at the dentist's I saw this clean setup in the utility room and first thing I thought of was @davycoppitt .

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I think my Milwaukee batteries might fit this.... :D

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Could that be a composite filling device?
Dental field friend called it a "light curing unit'. Its in the x-ray room on a table next to this expensive looking unit.
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Sunday morning piping job. Installed a whole house water system for the wife. We are on city water and it kills her hair. Water tastes better and her hair is back to normal already. Big thumbs up for me on the Aquasana

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We want to put on a whole house filter.
Any thoughts on just a straight filter vs filter/softener?
Our water is only moderately hard. The chloramine is pretty strong.
 

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We want to put on a whole house filter.
Any thoughts on just a straight filter vs filter/softener?
Our water is only moderately hard. The chloramine is pretty strong.

I would call Aqua Sauna and talk with them. I know nothing about water filtration. I do know chloramine is different than chlorine when filtering. Believe chloramine plugs up filters quicker. Our municipality uses chlorine (we called and asked). My wife talked a aqua sauna rep who helped us pick out what we need. I just installed. Thats the extent I know. Sorry Im not more help.


That being said I am 100 percent happy with ours. Our water tastes great and we no longer have the chlorine smell when running a shower or bath. Only tip if you do install throw away the 3/4" to 1" plastic screw adapters and use a metal 3/4" to 1" reducer. I craked the plastic ones when installing.
 

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How Strong are Twisted Ratchet Straps?​

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I'm testing the myth that a twisted ratchet strap loses 50 percent of its load capacity by putting a twist in it. So I build a test rig to find out the truth. I test everything from 1 twist to 10 twists. I even test knots and water soaked straps. Exploding them produced some pretty shocking results!

 

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Job I looked at today. Been awhile since I've seen large coppah piping.
Guy was standing in the tub and noticed movement. U'yuh!

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Lumber is money!
cant get permits after 30 days in some townships!
Drawings submitted at high pace!
Its getting to crazy levels!

Cheap/Fast/Good no longer a factor???
 

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How Strong are Twisted Ratchet Straps?​

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I'm testing the myth that a twisted ratchet strap loses 50 percent of its load capacity by putting a twist in it. So I build a test rig to find out the truth. I test everything from 1 twist to 10 twists. I even test knots and water soaked straps. Exploding them produced some pretty shocking results!

That was a good no nonsense video.

The guy has some frikkin tools! Machine prone


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How Strong are Twisted Ratchet Straps?​

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I'm testing the myth that a twisted ratchet strap loses 50 percent of its load capacity by putting a twist in it. So I build a test rig to find out the truth. I test everything from 1 twist to 10 twists. I even test knots and water soaked straps. Exploding them produced some pretty shocking results!

I don't tie down heavy equipment very often, but will never again leave a knot even in my trashy 1" harbor freight strap to "hold down a dresser to get it home load".
Good informative vid.
 

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Was working with a guy and we started talking about my ebay selling HVAC business. He picked up the phone and made a call. Well his best friend works for a large corporation that is cleaning out all their old stock HVAC parts. Here is the first U hall full. Word has spread like wild fire that I buy extra HVAC parts and they are coming in from everywhere. New shelving going up in the basement and started a LLC. Might have found something here.

Everything below was going to go into the trash compactor. They already threw away more than this. Next month they will have another load.

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Was working with a guy and we started talking about my ebay selling HVAC business. He picked up the phone and made a call. Well his best friend works for a large corporation that is cleaning out all their old stock HVAC parts. Here is the first U hall full. Word has spread like wild fire that I buy extra HVAC parts and they are coming in from everywhere. New shelving going up in the basement and started a LLC. Might have found something here.

Everything below was going to go into the trash compactor. They already threw away more than this. Next month they will have another load.

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Wow great work Davy. Wishing you the best.
Equal time for the workin' ladies.
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"Hey boss, im willing to work overtime with the right crew......no I mean im REALLY WILLING! Desperate even!