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Got the house sheeted and half the roof trusses up today, didn't take any pictures though :(

I did have the sky trak forklift on one wheel though which was pretty exciting....
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Got some stuff done today, but it was to hot/humid out, spent half the day on the phone with the rafter guy cause he screwed up, ended up going to my cousin office and have her draw it up shes an engineer. Im just going to back charge the rafter company. Our job site is a mess, where pushing hard, if we make it to 5 oclock barely have enough energy to choke down a beer thats it lol. I had like 5 people stop by today and say hey you guys are cruisin, im building a house soon you have a business card. I should of took a pic of the house next to us, they started a week ahead of us and just got the floor on today and theres 7 or more guys over there every day and its half the size....







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**** man ur flying! looking good!
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looks nice ! keep it goin
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Ya not to bad, got the garage trusses up today and ran into issues, ended up moving all of them twice I think, then a storm came up and we where scrambling to get bracing up and I was climbing down from the peak and my foot got stuck on a gusset and I f'd my ankle up, but no worries im a hockey player not a bball player so, ill tape it up and be workin again at 7am. Alot of little things to be done tomorrow/monday so we will sheet the roof probably Tuesday...
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You guys do sheeting a little different then we do. We normally get the windows all framed up and sheet around them. But, I suppose doing it that way would make it faster, and it won't be that difficult to cut the windows out.

Can't wait to see that roof up and dried in. I hate to see so many sticks! LOL!
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You guys do sheeting a little different then we do. We normally get the windows all framed up and sheet around them. But, I suppose doing it that way would make it faster, and it won't be that difficult to cut the windows out.

Can't wait to see that roof up and dried in. I hate to see so many sticks! LOL!
Ya we just sheet over them and just cut them out later, alot less thinking lol. I can't wait the get the roof sheeting on either, but still need to hand frame quite a bit and get the facsia on, which all takes alot of time. I would rather have a roof of sticks then a half sheeted roof and it be like a sail in the wind. We got alot of bracing up in a half hour before the storm came today, so if one goes they will all go I guess.
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Ya we just sheet over them and just cut them out later, alot less thinking lol. I can't wait the get the roof sheeting on either, but still need to hand frame quite a bit and get the facsia on, which all takes alot of time. I would rather have a roof of sticks then a half sheeted roof and it be like a sail in the wind. We got alot of bracing up in a half hour before the storm came today, so if one goes they will all go I guess.
That's also different then the way we do it. We usually brace up one side while we are sheeting the other, and after it's all sheeted, throw the fascia on. Not sure why exactly, cause I've done it both ways, and it's not that much more difficult.

With the walls all sheeted and that roof braced up, I doubt you'll show up with a heap of wood tomorrow.

What kind of siding is going on?
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What kind of siding is going on?
LP Smartside, the whole neighborhood is pretty nice houses built in the last ~5 years and they all vinyl and I refuse to use it. Theres probably a $350,000 house kitty corner, some dark green and its just wavy, even my mom noticed it looked bad and she can't even tell if her picture on the wall is straight lol
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LP Smartside, the whole neighborhood is pretty nice houses built in the last ~5 years and they all vinyl and I refuse to use it. Theres probably a $350,000 house kitty corner, some dark green and its just wavy, even my mom noticed it looked bad and she can't even tell if her picture on the wall is straight lol
Yeah, vinyl is crap. Even after you put the corner pieces on, it looks like crap.

It's easy to maintain, but it just looks retarded from up close.

Hardiplank and wood siding are all I will ever use.
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Yeah, vinyl is crap. Even after you put the corner pieces on, it looks like crap.

It's easy to maintain, but it just looks retarded from up close.

Hardiplank and wood siding are all I will ever use.
The main problem here with vinyl here is in the winter, you touch it and it cracks, you nail it to tight it cracks, you blow snow and rocks crack it lol.

I have mixed options on Hardi, two summers ago I worked in Denver with my cousin and I knew the Hardi Rep personally cause of warranty stuff, because the lumber yard didn't let it sit in the yard long enough to adjust to the climate and it all cracked once we put it on 4 ten plex's that we did. But I will do hardi any day of the week before I do vinyl...
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The main problem here with vinyl here is in the winter, you touch it and it cracks, you nail it to tight it cracks, you blow snow and rocks crack it lol.

I have mixed options on Hardi, two summers ago I worked in Denver with my cousin and I knew the Hardi Rep personally cause of warranty stuff, because the lumber yard didn't let it sit in the yard long enough to adjust to the climate and it all cracked once we put it on 4 ten plex's that we did. But I will do hardi any day of the week before I do vinyl...
I did Hardiplank all last summer, and it wasn't too bad. The dust was annoying, but other then that, it seemed alright.

I drove by the job recently, and it still looks good, so I am guessing it will hold up alright. I'm surprised it hasn't shrunk a whole lot yet!
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I have that same ladder and have had it for about 11 years
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I did Hardiplank all last summer, and it wasn't too bad. The dust was annoying, but other then that, it seemed alright.

I drove by the job recently, and it still looks good, so I am guessing it will hold up alright. I'm surprised it hasn't shrunk a whole lot yet!
Ya I think they require it to sit like 2 or 3 weeks in the lumber yard before you can put it up.

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Ya I don't know even know where that ladder even came from, I think the plumber left it at the last house we did...
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its sooo weird seeing a wood framed house being built...

lived in florida all m life and only seen concrete black houses put up...wood frames torn down. not so hurricane-proof...
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Got some more done today, but ran out of OSB which was a good thing I was wore out its been a warm week weather wise in the 90's :(

I have a few things I'll rap up this weekend, but probably Monday. Then the roofers should be here Tuesday or Wednesday I hope. There was alot of stick framing on this roof which took forever it seemed



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Been a while, but making some progress. Did the roof last week and yep roofing still sucks, just as I remember when I was 17. Hope to get the soffit/fascia done this week. Electricians and plumbers should be done this week, then I have alot of hand framing to do on the inside, before the drywallers come at the end of the month. Hope to be in the house by September one, I hope before that but you know how that goes.

Don't hate but I did up the Tyvek on upside down on purpose, to **** the guy off next to me off, he comes over all the time telling me how im doing it wrong ect. He even offered to take it off and put it right side up, cause it bugs the crap out of him but I told him ill call the cops on him....








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3 Car Garage mod eh? FTW!! haha looking good man
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Hahaha, I've done the upside down Tyvek trick plenty of times.

Definitely starting to come together. When is the drywall going up?
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3 Car Garage mod eh? FTW!! haha looking good man
Yep I still don't think its big enough even though we have a single now...lol

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July 24th is the date were shooting for, still have plenty to do inside putting up the drywall backer, hand framing, shim/shaving ect.
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dang that house is really coming along.. looks great.. I know who i'm gonna call when it comes times for me to build a house.. i'll provide the beer too!! if you don't mind working in triple digit weather that is :)
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dang that house is really coming along.. looks great.. I know who i'm gonna call when it comes times for me to build a house.. i'll provide the beer too!! if you don't mind working in triple digit weather that is :)
Not bad its been 5 weeks since the first day I started working on it. Triple digit weather im out, got above 90 last week and I was hatin ever minute of it. As for the beer, I never really drank until I started working in this neighborhood, at 5 o'clock the neighbors are sitting on my front step with beer....
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lol.. i can do whatever you want.. hook you up with an IV of tea or gatorade.. or pssh whatever you like!


i dont blame you tho -- i hate the heat -- i've been here for 24 yrs lol
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then a storm came up and we where scrambling to get bracing up and I ...
I thought the contractors code of conduct was RAIN = NUDIE BAR.

:D it looks awesome though. Thanks for using Tyvek. I work for DuPont and even though its a different division, if the company as a whole continues to sell product we all stand a chance of keeping our jobs till things pick up.
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An Ivy I already carry enough crap in my tool belt, but I guess another hose/bag wouldn't hurt lol.
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