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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.

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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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Cordless Dewalt circular saw on the duck house.
 
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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 pond View attachment 179096 View attachment 179096 View 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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Last week the got a gas meter added and they moved them to the back of the building. Spent this morning gasing up the boiler and furnace. Got an air test on and then should be ready for startup. Most of the material used was left over from jobs over the years. Also floors coming along nicely and quarts countertops are in.

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Looks like you tried to the splits up on the roof - lucky you caught the fall?
I was religiously screwing off each board as I replace them to avoid exactly what happened the one time I didn't! I had cut out and made a new piece that was only a foot and a half long by 6"-8" in wide. I had been kneeling down but stood up to grab something and just happened to twist and turn in the right way and my foot pushed the board away and down I went getting wedged in between the boards. The back of my thigh as a lump and dark, dark bruising. I could tell was pretty deep and bad when it happened and finished the day on adrenaline. By the time I got home and had slowed down I could barely put weight on my leg.