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BCExpat wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:35 am
Chef Boi RD wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:12 am
BCExpat wrote: Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:45 am
Doyle Hargraves wrote: Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:38 am That’s a pretty sweet bar Expat. What was the final price tag on it?
I used pressure treated lumber for everything except for the bar tops and the cedar shingles. The roof deck was also pressure treated 1x6, as the underside is exposed and I didn't want to be looking up at OSB or plywood. The total cost was about $1300.00.
Did you treat all your cuts on the pressure treated lumber and were all your fasteners hot dip galvanized or ACQ rated? Chef needs to know.
Yeah I treated all the cut ends and I use ACQ rated screws (the brown ones) throughout. The foot rail is a CCA pressure treated rail, so it requires a different type of fastener (the old green ones).
I ask because I know Blobbee McHackster will not use the required fasteners and treatment when working with PT material on his Ted Kazinski shack at Leech Lake.
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Always use galvanized up here Numbnutz
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Chef Boi RD wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:26 am Are you a commercial Builder? I’m in single family residential. The COV doesn’t accept spray foam in new builds anymore. You are forced to find other solutions, We went through this on a project regarding an entry porch landing that was over living space below (a basement). The challenge was stepping down to a 2x8 joist spec’d for the landing from the 11-7/8” TJI interior floor assembly, not dropping the basement ceiling below, achieving the proper r-value and venting for the entry landing porch floor/basement ceiling. And then figuring out how to achieve 2% slope with required step down from the interior side to porch. The building envelope engineering came up with a convoluted system using ISO board and laying down dimple board for venting. We poured a 3.5” concrete slab for the porch landing. All would have been made easy with spray foam but the city won’t accept spray. Had to find an alternate solution.
I'm an Architectural Specification Writer (although I retired last year). I consult to Architectural firms. My field is basically building science, building materials, specifying proper installation, construction contracts, site inspections, contract administration, etc. And yes, I work mostly on commercial, industrial, institutional and multi-family residential type projects. Anyway, the last major project that I worked on in Vancouver, we had some spray foam insulation in it. So maybe the City of Vancouver doesn't allow it on single family residential projects, but it is used on commercial projects.
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BCExpat wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:57 am
Chef Boi RD wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:26 am Are you a commercial Builder? I’m in single family residential. The COV doesn’t accept spray foam in new builds anymore. You are forced to find other solutions, We went through this on a project regarding an entry porch landing that was over living space below (a basement). The challenge was stepping down to a 2x8 joist spec’d for the landing from the 11-7/8” TJI interior floor assembly, not dropping the basement ceiling below, achieving the proper r-value and venting for the entry landing porch floor/basement ceiling. And then figuring out how to achieve 2% slope with required step down from the interior side to porch. The building envelope engineering came up with a convoluted system using ISO board and laying down dimple board for venting. We poured a 3.5” concrete slab for the porch landing. All would have been made easy with spray foam but the city won’t accept spray. Had to find an alternate solution.
I'm an Architectural Specification Writer (although I retired last year). I consult to Architectural firms. My field is basically building science, building materials, specifying proper installation, construction contracts, site inspections, contract administration, etc. And yes, I work mostly on commercial, industrial, institutional and multi-family residential type projects. Anyway, the last major project that I worked on in Vancouver, we had some spray foam insulation in it. So maybe the City of Vancouver doesn't allow it on single family residential projects, but it is used on commercial projects.
Must be a different zoning as I’m in single family, the COV simply doesn’t allow it in single family, the other municipalities still allow it but are slowly adapting to the COV’s approach. The COV is always hardline with new building codes, to be expected, while it gets more laxed the further the municipalities are away from the City if Vancouver. Building new single family homes in Vancouver now is in the $300-$400 a square foot price now due to the insane required building practices - passive homes, Leed Homes, Green Build, Energuide etc. Not to mention the Builders and Sub Trades are charging through the roof. Vancouver Builders are making a killing. It’s a bit of a game in the COV now. They have Award Shows now for the home building industry that rivals the Oscars, it’s getting ridiculous, the builders act like celebrities. To bd honest I would dearly love seeing a massive correction in this industry
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Hey BC Expat, would love to pick your brain on contracts and administration, estimating. It’s an area I’m always trying to improve on, the hardest area in home building to be honest - Admin side.
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Chef Boi RD wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:14 am Hey BC Expat, would love to pick your brain on contracts and administration, estimating. It’s an area I’m always trying to improve on, the hardest area in home building to be honest - Admin side.
I didn't get involved in estimating, but contract administration and construction contracts are something I have spent 45 years doing. So glad to be out of it now - my blood pressure is back to normal now :D
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Chef Boi RD wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:14 am Hey BC Expat, would love to pick your brain on contracts and administration, estimating. It’s an area I’m always trying to improve on, the hardest area in home building to be honest - Admin side.
You guys could grab a pint at the Astoria
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Doyle Hargraves wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:27 am
Chef Boi RD wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:14 am Hey BC Expat, would love to pick your brain on contracts and administration, estimating. It’s an area I’m always trying to improve on, the hardest area in home building to be honest - Admin side.
You guys could grab a pint at the Astoria
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I think the last dive bar in Vancouver that I was in, was probably in 1974 or so - the Fraser Arms. Is it still there?
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The Brown Wizard wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:15 pm
Doyle Hargraves wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:27 am
Chef Boi RD wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:14 am Hey BC Expat, would love to pick your brain on contracts and administration, estimating. It’s an area I’m always trying to improve on, the hardest area in home building to be honest - Admin side.
You guys could grab a pint at the Astoria
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https://www.vancouversafetysurfacing.co ... amEALw_wcB

Is this a good thing to put on your deck?

Tried a couple different things and not happy with the basic stain. Seems like I have to do it again ever 2-3 years.
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2Fingers wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:38 pm https://www.vancouversafetysurfacing.co ... amEALw_wcB

Is this a good thing to put on your deck?

Tried a couple different things and not happy with the basic stain. Seems like I have to do it again ever 2-3 years.
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2Fingers wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:38 pm https://www.vancouversafetysurfacing.co ... amEALw_wcB

Is this a good thing to put on your deck?

Tried a couple different things and not happy with the basic stain. Seems like I have to do it again ever 2-3 years.
Never heard of it. Mostly use Vinyl when it comes to low cost deck surfaces. Tried Flexstone on a recent job at the request of the client. First time using it, not bad, it’s about the same price range as Vinyl. Flexstone is a liquid that is rolled on
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