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nothing flash....just another house

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am same day..( yes it's a prenail )

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pm same day..( yesterday )

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and again

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Hey Mark, everything's fuzzy about the outside edges. What'd ya do, drop the camera in a mud puddle ? Or maybe yer using one of them crazy legs special pinhole camera's made from a cracker jack box ?

It looks like spring there. Are you going to have Jimbo and Mikey come down there in the worst part of our winter so you can teach them all your Ozzie building tricks ?

And oh, yeah. Nice pics. Thank you, and keep 'em coming.

b : )

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can't teach old dogs new tricks

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u got that upside down , as usual..

it's.."can't teach new dogs , old tricks ".

like the brick veneer foundation.. nice touch.. now show us some "flash"

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hey Mike...Grumpy arrived yesterday...( thanks ) wow!...19 days Air mail!...Good old US Postal!

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drilling for tie down..( termite sheild on top of brick )

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Booker rods for tiedown

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rods in place, nuts and washers go on

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frame straightened yesterday..trusses on today

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one of our workers taking a break

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trusses up

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battens on, bracing sheets nailed off

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so... the only one on the job without fruitboots is jeddah ?

and where's the flash ?... don't you sell sizzle with your spec. houses ?

sure am glad we don't have those tie-down requirements... looks like something dreamed up in california...

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Mark,

What's the story on those booker rods?

The close up pic looks like every 32" but I can't spot them on the wide angles.

Rather than embed J-bolts in the initial flooring pour, are you drilling all tie down points after the walls are raised? Expansion bolts?

What are you using to attach the booker rods? Threaded sleeves?

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nahh..shes got a fruit boots too..just refuses to wear em...no sizzle needed....these things are selling before they're completed

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Ralph

rods are for tie down and racking resistence....1/2 inch rods every 4 ft....next to every opening....and within 4 inches of a bracing element....rods are epoxyied in.....j bolts are ancient history here..too slow and inaccurate.

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fascia gutter time

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metal fascia, gutter clip

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Mark,

I noticed that you are using hat channel for the furring on the roof. What the spacing and roof material? I've used hat channel plenty of times for acoustical purposes but have never seen it used in this way. Is this done often? Have you tried to sell Mike on steel instead of those 1x3's that he loves so much?

Jon

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sheet metal roof....will span max of 1200 ( 4 ft )..but we set out at 900 ( 3 ft )..yes ...common building practice here.....no splinters...easier to handle...doesn't split when screwed off....also use a smaller section top hat for ceiling furring at 450 c

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Mark- Your gutters have holes along the top? What's that all about? Bob

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Bob,

Some do..for overflow....however this particular type is not my favourite as you see the roof through the holes

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I'm a little slow-Do you mean instead of adding more downspouts they design a gutter that distributes water through holes rather than the shear waterfall effect? You must get alot of monsoons,so why not add more downspouts?Please help the deck builder understand. Thanks, Bob

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monsoons?..no..not here...the number of drops is determined by the average rainfall and roof area....the holes in the gutter are to prevent water from escaping out the back of the gutter and into the soffitts...

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ceiling battens in ( furring/strapping)

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join at change of direction

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.. i still see a lot of sky thru that roof...

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that's not sky...that's a special blue paper we sark with