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  1. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Peter,
    Why shop around for a different drawbar? I think for what you used the one from TSC for would show that its really a good bar. I am a true fan of making due with the tools on hand some break...
  2. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Gudor,
    I can not say for sure how they did the finish but i THINK they just ran the power trowels on the floor more times then needed. Around here i know it as a "burnt" finish. I would say they ran...
  3. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Ron,
    Its alittle tough to tell by the picture but it looks like they doubled the outside joist. Sorry i am not familiar with he floor plan but is there a wall running where it shows the double in...
  4. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Your uppers are the wrong height. Look on the bright side at least the guys don't have any crown to do around the cabinets. By the way if you met with the builder (or supervisor} onsite and he saw...
  5. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    OK maybe i should of said "MOST" people don't keep there house at a constant humidity level. I don't think that you disagree with me its that you don't fall into what i would call common practice. I...
  6. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Just a comment on the hardwood flooring. Its wood, no one has there house at a constant humidity level year round. No matter what one tries to do a hardwood floor installed in the winter (low...
  7. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    I agree with Dave, I hate wood touching concrete on an interior application, I know I know its P.T. but if any moisture in the concrete the wood will wick it out. To bad a thin foam board wasn't...
  8. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Ron and Eddie,
    I think you guys are using K.D. Yellow pine? If so i can't comment on that as around here it is all douglas fur or K.D.Spruce. I apologize for any confusion i should of asked what was...
  9. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Eddie,
    What are you using for lumber? The only lumber around here that the shrinking is very minimal is K.D. Spruce. Everything else forget about it, its gonna shrink.
    In fact when we remove the...
  10. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Ron,
    I always install a starter course along the rake edge, Looks much neater from underneath. Do all the guys do it? No. Is it really needed? No. It all comes down to how guys have been shown how...
  11. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Stu,
    I am not saying that the 6x6 post will shrink in height. The 2x member "beam" as you call it a center support will shrink in height causing that area to shrink more. The outside ends rest on...
  12. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Ron,
    Yes your sketch is correct in showing the way we do the rake piece, Yes with a 2x4 gable you would need to use a 1x2 for proportion. I also set the 1x piece even with the top of the sheathing...
  13. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Someone said something about the drywal job on the vault area being sub par. This is a truss roof, they have alot of play at the factory and alot of spring back once truss is removed from jig, Tough...
  14. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Yes that is what i am saying Pressure treated Lumber is even worse
    Thats why when you install joist hangers and you go back some time later you can slide shims under the joist. Thats is why i do not...
  15. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Sorry to say but i agree
  16. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Peter,
    I understand that they didn't have drip edge for the roofing to match your trim color. Can you tell me why your builder didn't have the siding guys make a drip edge out of the same coil stock...
  17. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Sorry to say Peter your builder has a POOR siding sub, I would of used XP or mold/mildew resistent drywall in the garage/kitchen/laundry room and baths.
    eter they didn't need bridgeing/blocking at...
  18. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Ron,
    You are incorrect in saying that "i said" that this wouldn't happen. First off i would not make a rake piece the way they did. The way i listed how i would do it also has 2 additional bends in...
  19. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Thanks Ron for the help atleast now Peter knows what i was getting at. Peter remember one thing. No matter how hard you try once you are finished there is always something you would of liked to of...
  20. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Ron,
    Your on the right track. Thanks for breaking your promise and helping me out. After all i have nothing to gain by trying to show him this. Your right it would be really tough to do with laying...
  21. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

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  22. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Hi Guys,
    Can someone help me out with my previous post #1026&#1035. Sorry if i could do it myself i would. I really think it might look good with the stone stopping even with the lower wall and then...
  23. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Look at your picture of the garage door itself. You see how the glass has a curve to it take the same curve and connect the two ends of the garage door opening with the same curve....
  24. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Peter,
    Any chance you can get and eliptical of stone in above the garage door in both pictures? I think the top one with and eliptical would look pretty sharp.Also do the stone perpendicular to how...
  25. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Peter,
    Any chance you could get an eliptical in stone above the garage door in both of these views. I think the top picture with an eliptical above the door would look pretty good.
  26. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Thats what makes the difference between the men and the boys, No one ever said building easy. Thats is why some portions of building are great to do and others just s.u.c.k. to do. Besides i wouldn't...
  27. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    I know i would !!!!!:mur: Acutally if you tell the builder that you want to make the wall shorter and he just looks at you and smiles, can i tell you what he is really saying.:laughing:
    It looks...
  28. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Peter,
    Just another idea you might want to think about. Have you considered using mold/mildew resistant drywall in the whole house and not just the bath/kitchen area.
    For a few more dollars a sheet...
  29. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    The ceiling always get nailed on the edges when not using clips thats why the clips are used in place of nailing on the edge and yes the walls do get butted to the ceiling. If what your calling a...
  30. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    I would hope that they would not be installing any drywall under the pine boards. So yes you are correct is saying that no taped joints would be on the ceiling in that area. I would say that the...
  31. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Only one side is screwed as it only has one leg to screw in.
    If you are looking to cover up your popcorn you can just apply another layer of 1/2" drywall right over your existing ceiling. You do...
  32. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    I hope this works
    This is what it looks like:
    United Builders Supply:Main Site: Product
    It only has one leg allowing the other to float the picture your showing has 2 legs which would be like the...
  33. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Peter,
    Ok time for me to chime in yet again for a 3rd time. What i am about to say may screw you and your subs up alittle, not the end of the world but alittle. You have trusses on your house that...
  34. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Its all good !!!:drink:
  35. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Deathtoblackberries,
    My question is to your comment of " I asked the builder straight out what his discount was and made sure I got the builders discount " so i asked you why a homeowner thinks...
  36. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Deathtoblackberries,
    I am wondering why you think you should get the same discount your builder gets? Did you at the very least shake his hand and say thank you for doing so?
    I look forward to this...
  37. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Ok time for me to chime in again.
    A discount a builder gets is just that a discount a builder/contractor gets. In no way does it need to be passed onto the homeowner. If the builders wants to pass...
  38. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Ok guys time for me to chime in on the rake and fascia issue. First off the last pic posted showing the 2 rakes ends is poorly done and i would never do it that way. I will start with installing...
  39. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    Ok guys time for me to chime in on the rake and fascia issue. First off the last pic posted showing the 2 rakes ends is poorly done and i would never do it that way. I will start with installing...
  40. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    A white drip edge would of worked fine. Once the gutters are installed you don't see the drip edge anymore.
  41. Re: Building a stick frame house in the woods in 90 days

    pclausen, I have been looking at your thread off and on. Somethings i see i like others i don't. Every builder has a way of doing things. Remember when and if you have problems with something he is...
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