My current huge project

Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:53 am

Thanks for the info on the tree, I was told by the [literally, certifiably] crazy lady I bought the place from it was a japanese pear or maybe plum tree.. but it sure looks like the Kousa Dogwood you showed..

Brckwit, Sting, Dan: I'm going to start another thread about joint suppliments and vitamins. lets take that discussion there.. I'be been given some good advice from forum members since I started whining a wimpering about my knees and back. and since it helped me a lot, I'd like to have everyone share their joint/pain remedies.

The house is waiting for me.. I can hear it calling to me.. and i'm on the far west coast. it's 'only' about 2000miles. and I won't be home till saturday.. like F'Fred says, this paying job thing sure interferes with getting the house project done !!

I think my caretaker may clean up a bit today, I need to get started on the wood floor of the family room.. a much easier job I hope..

I still have to prep, stain and finish all the wood windows.. that's going to be tedious work!!

I realized this morning, that I was in a reasonably good mood,, a major change from the last several weeks.. the black cloud of the floor install is gone ! :shock: :lol:

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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:06 pm

I hope the family room isn't quite as big---& OH YEA it'll be better doing the wood floor--woods gotta be softer then Slate,right :?: :bang: :shots: :rofl:
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:01 pm

Yeah, the wood is softer, but it goes over a heated concrete slab just like the slate did ! But thankfully, the wood floor area is 'only' 15'x20', and is just a rectangle, it should be much simpler to install, and it just lays down, no glue, thinset or nails.. so... we'll see, maybe I'll get started next weekend..

I'll post some good closeup photos of the wood, the fastening system etc..

I have to clean up Mom's apartment a bit more, so she can get moved in next wednesday, I'll be gone, so she and her friend will be on their own getting their stuff out of her minivan and into the apartment. but, she's done it before, I'm sure she can do it again.. Maybe my sister or nieces will show up to help.

The place is still a construction area.. not much I can do about it..

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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: Dann757 On: Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:17 pm

Well Greg, you're another guy that never stops moving and working. The American Way! I'm happy to have work projects piled up and just want to keep the work ethic going. If everybody worked hard under our free enterprise system there would be no need for all these commies and Marxists these days.
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:08 pm

I'm out 'on the road' flying this week, so I wasn't home to see this in person...

My steel-fab buddy came by with one third of the stair railing, just to check and make sure it was 'right' before they made up the remaining pieces..

Well, it was close, but not right.. The railing is about 1.5" too tall, so when it gets to the top of the steps, it doesn't interface with the balcony railing.. So this section will be disassembled [just minor tack-welded right now] and reconstructed to the correct size. We were able to check that the 'drops' under the railing did fill the stair gap enough to pass code,, they do, so this is a good thing..

The photos below were sent to me from a cell phone, so they aren't the best, but do get the idea across.

Greg L
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Carpet is not yet 'tucked' into the gap in the tread,, but this photo shows that a 6" ball will not fit through the tread/riser gap. required by code..
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Debating about adding a second 'drop',, I think it will make the 'busy' railing too 'busy',, I'm staying with one drop.
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:23 pm

LsFarm wrote:I'm out 'on the road' flying this week, so I wasn't home to see this in person...

My steel-fab buddy came by with one third of the stair railing, just to check and make sure it was 'right' before they made up the remaining pieces..

Well, it was close, but not right.. The railing is about 1.5" too tall, so when it gets to the top of the steps, it doesn't interface with the balcony railing.. So this section will be disassembled [just minor tack-welded right now] and reconstructed to the correct size. We were able to check that the 'drops' under the railing did fill the stair gap enough to pass code,, they do, so this is a good thing..

The photos below were sent to me from a cell phone, so they aren't the best, but do get the idea across.

Greg L
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The drop looks better in the center then towards the step but I guess you will loose your code clearance if you Just keep
one in the center By the way looks like the first two & the last two are missing the upper caps
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:11 pm

That's correct Jay, with only a center drop, there still is room for a 6" ball to go between the drop and the step riser. I'd prefer the center only drop, but it doesn't work for 'code'.

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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: coal berner On: Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:18 pm

LsFarm wrote:That's correct Jay, with only a center drop, there still is room for a 6" ball to go between the drop and the step riser. I'd prefer the center only drop, but it doesn't work for 'code'.

Greg

How about making the one removable closest to the step get it to code them remove it when inspection is done
leaving the center one only
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:10 pm

I've thought about that,, but it looks better in person than in the photos with the rear drop.. I am so tired of making decisions.. I'm gonna stay with the single rear drop.. I just want it done.. I'm turning down truck/transmission work, 'cause I don't have time, but that means I'm losing income.. I can't win..


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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:17 am

I think the single rear drop looks real good--I think one in the middle would take all focus off the bannister itself & the nice wood on the edge of the treads--it would make the whole thing way to busy---I'm real pleased w/ the rear drop,it flows with the whole stair design--SO THERE :) in fact,if it weren't for the code issue,I wouldn't have had any drops ;)
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:41 am

The 'code' is the only reason I'm putting on the drops.. otherwise it would be wide open.. It's amazing how I survived growing up, open stairways, no seatbelts, bicycling without a helmet, skiing without a helmet.. all these codes to 'protect' us, from ourselves .. :mad: :mad:

I'm starting to pick up the mess in the family room and breezeway. they are the next areas of work.

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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:56 am

I see a future where doing any work yourself is illegal. Believe it or not, they already tried it in MA!! Some *censored* filed legislation a few years back to ban anyone but certified mechanics from working on cars -- in other words, it would have been illegal for you to change your own oil!! Thank God people had enough sense to shoot that one down, but it just goes to show .... :sick: :mad:

Greg I think you've earned the right to do whatever the hell you want to do with any part of your home. Code be damned! :D
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:54 am

Good Lord Greg,now ya got our SMITTY all wound up :lol: Hey you forgot one--having to ride your bicycle the same way cars travel :shock: not the way I was raised--nor any of our kids--I wanted them to have eye contact with the A-hole that was going to run them over---I think cities should keep all thier stupid laws IN the city :mad:
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:45 pm

Yep, I was taught to ride opposing traffic, so I could 'see and avoid'. I feel very uneasy when riding with traffic, without any rearview mirror.

Once the final inspections are done,, then I'll do what I damn well please with my own home.. common sense and safety, not some silly code..

Well back to rearranging the family room.. and making a basement workshop..

Greg L
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:13 pm

You better have the Mom's apt. all tightened up before you start that work shop area,cause we all know that if MOM ain't happy,nobody's happy :lol: :lol:
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