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  • #758436
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I am trying to get another home ready to dig footings on Monday.

    From what I am reading the housing market is way up, which is good. Hope you stay busy all summer.

    We got that one to dig and two more to start in addition to a couple or remodels. We should be busy till the end of the year.

    I will probably set up a couple of Model homes for over the winter. I also have 4 more homes to price right now. I just end up spending so much time in the field working, I hardly get time to keep up with the paperwork.

    #758440

    Going to use the pressure washer for removing the old sand between the patio stone joints , then replacing with new polymer sand , that’s what was there , just getting weeds and other things between the joints , besides when I removed the older gazebo , I noticed that the paving stones were kinda loose , so I’ll do that before finishing the top panels and then use some tapcons to secure it down

    #758460
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    Put a couple coats of paint on the windows I’m building. Then we started cleaning the glass up and getting it ready to put in the frames. Glad I kept all those old panes from when we had the windows changed.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #758467
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    We got that one to dig and two more to start in addition to a couple or remodels. We should be busy till the end of the year.

    Wow really nice to be busy. Hope you get some vacation time this summer. Model Homes that’s a nice step as well.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #758473
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    Well my wife had to have a new pool. 😮 So we all know what that means. Yep she also had to have a deck. 😞 So to keep her happy I’m building a deck. But that’s not making Ron all that happy with lumber prices the way they are.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #758479

    Well my wife had to have a new pool. 😮 So we all know what that means. Yep she also had to have a deck. 😞 So to keep her happy I’m building a deck. But that’s not making Ron all that happy with lumber prices the way they are.

    Wow that’s beautiful Ron , good thing you went small 🤭🤭 that’s going to be a great place to hang out on beautiful days , I bet it put a dent in the budget with the price it’s at now.
    Are those posts in concrete , or not really necessary in your part , I think I remember when you built the shop , they were just set in ground directly

    #758480

    Well my wife had to have a new pool. So we all know what that means. Yep she also had to have a deck. So to keep her happy I’m building a deck. But that’s not making Ron all that happy with lumber prices the way they are.

    Looks awesome Ron. It seems you made quick work of it. Quite a nice mother’s day present!

    #758482
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    Are those posts in concrete , or not really necessary in your part , I think I remember when you built the shop , they were just set in ground directly

    Each post is on a concrete footer. Then backfilled with dirt.
    Where as my shop I had footers and filled the hole around the post with concrete.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #758483

    Are those posts in concrete , or not really necessary in your part , I think I remember when you built the shop , they were just set in ground directly

    Each post is on a concrete footer. Then backfilled with dirt.

    Where as my shop I had footers and filled the hole around the post with concrete.

    Oh okay thanks Ron , I thought you might have used something like those protect a post sleeves , I was actually thinking about something like that before pouring concrete around the post , this way if I ever had to replace the post , might be able to just slide it up , might have to be cleaned out to , still looking for options for replacement of the typical treated wood in concrete ,
    The ones that are rotting , not sure of how it’s supposed to be done , I mean what way is better , dig , post in , fill up with concrete , I have had a few guys apparently that are fence specialists tell me two different ways , one said they leave the concrete about 3 to 6 inches below grade , and another one said no it’s slightly above grade and sloped away from the post 🤷‍♂️
    I’m not sure what way would be better , any input from you or Kurt and anyone else would be greatly appreciated 🍻

    #758484
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    Spent most of the day yesterday cleaning up old projects and got started grading the yard on one we are closing on later this week.

    I am hoping to get some seed down on a couple of areas today before the rain,

    #758485
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    Well my wife had to have a new pool. 😮 So we all know what that means. Yep she also had to have a deck. 😞 So to keep her happy I’m building a deck. But that’s not making Ron all that happy with lumber prices the way they are.

    Nice work Ron. I am sure your wife will happy with the new deck. I am sure was tough pill to swallow with today’s lumber prices.
    On the bright side it will be a nice place to hang out on hot day.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #758490
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    Well my wife had to have a new pool.

    That looks great. Even though it costs a lot, it will keep the family closer to home and safe, save on gas for trips to the beach, save money on buying “extras” on the trip out, including meals, etc. Nothing better than putting a smile on your significant other’s face. I’m sure it’s worth it.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #758492
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    Yesterday I installed some balusters to the deck at the rental property. My tenant was worried that her son might fall off the deck.
    This morning I just purchased 25 1 x 10 x 10 Rough sawn Pine from the guy I bought the lumber from before. I will go and pick it up on Thursday morning.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #758494
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    Free material. Here are the windows I made. The panes were ones taken out of the basement that I saved and the wood was also salvaged from the building. Not trimmed out but they are in. 3 windows and I put some scrap 2×8 between them so they filled the original opening. A bit more to go to pretty it up but it worked out OK for what is supposed to be a temporary fix. Eventually we want to put French doors here, after the ramps are removed.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

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    Going to use the pressure washer for removing the old sand between the patio stone joints , then replacing with new polymer sand , that’s what was there , just getting weeds and other things between the joints , besides when I removed the older gazebo , I noticed that the paving stones were kinda loose , so I’ll do that before finishing the top panels and then use some tapcons to secure it down

    Well , did an area of about 13×18 removed the old moss and sand or dirt 🤷‍♂️ I was covered in sand and grit lol
    Let it dry , then replace the polymer sand , took two bags of New sand , put up a few more panels , but now I definitely need help , can’t be on the outside and inside at the same time lol , also plumbed the gazebo , and drilled in some tapcons , also finished setting up the new patio furniture , hopefully I can finish the panels this week

    #758499
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    By the way how are the new tenants working out?

    Oops, sorry, missed your post.

    Pretty good group of young lads learning to fight forest fires. 3 of them here now, haven’t heard back from the 4th one yet.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #758504
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    By the way how are the new tenants working out?

    Oops, sorry, missed your post.

    Pretty good group of young lads learning to fight forest fires. 3 of them here now, haven’t heard back from the 4th one yet.

    That’s great news that your tenants have arrived and all is going well. Your hard work is paying off. I am sure you and your wife are happy about this?

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #758505
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    Free material. Here are the windows I made. The panes were ones taken out of the basement that I saved and the wood was also salvaged from the building. Not trimmed out but they are in. 3 windows and I put some scrap 2×8 between them so they filled the original opening. A bit more to go to pretty it up but it worked out OK for what is supposed to be a temporary fix. Eventually we want to put French doors here, after the ramps are removed.

    Looks good! I am sure it will be fine until you get ready to install the new doors. I assume you saved those windows for this reason.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #758509
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Here are the windows I made.

    Not bad for free. You can’t beat the price since you have plans to replace them soon, plus they look a lot better than a big sheet of plywood.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #758511
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    I am sure you and your wife are happy about this?

    Yeah, pretty happy. They work different days as they are on different crews. We’re not going to get rich, but we never intended to, just offset some costs. We weren’t sure what we would do with the covid situation. We weren’t going to rely on tourism, so a sure thing for the season was nice to see happen. It’s our first time doing anything like this too.

    I assume you saved those windows for this reason.

    Yeah, that and my desire to keep anything I may find useful some day. You ought to see the cardboard boxes we have saved up…lol.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

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