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Re: Home Construction Discussion

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:46 am
by Blob Mckenzie
RoyalDude wrote:Hey BlobbyCat. how is that reno to your Ted Kazsynski shack coming along?
It's to lockup right now. Too bad I won't be going up there again until next year . I have a couple buddies who have sent me some pics and it looks pretty cool. It sucks the square footage went from about 1300 down to about 1060, but them's the breaks I guess. Lots of work to do in regards to finishing it off next year but I am looking forward to it.

I still have to scratch a couple cheques to the electrician and the builder though. We've been fucking shitting money lately it seems. Just paid for a trip to Playa Del Carmen in November.

Re: Home Construction Discussion

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:44 pm
by Blob Mckenzie
As an asside..................Since we bucked off the front of the place, due to rot we left the sonotubes in. I am planning to do an L shaped deck around the new entrance ( mud room). I need the existing sonotubes ground down to two feet high so I can avoid submitting a drawing and applying for a permit. What is the best tool to grind down cement?

Re: Home Construction Discussion

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:16 pm
by BladesofSteel
How much are we talking about? A quarter inch? An inch? A foot?

If its under half an inch, I'd just get a cupped diamond disc for your orbital disc grinder. Other wise, if we're talking something a little more substantial, you might want to consider using a small breaker with a chisel and just chip it off. Then you can go back and clean it up with your grinder.

Did you use steel? If so, don't forget to pick up a zip cut.

Good times Blob!!

Re: Home Construction Discussion

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:20 pm
by BladesofSteel
I just finished another coat of mud in the ensuite...my w2b has never heard such language spew from my mouth.

I'm done for the night and recollecting my nerves with Cuervo.

Fuckin' drywall. :evil:

Re: Home Construction Discussion

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:33 pm
by CFP!
BladesofSteel wrote:I just finished another coat of mud in the ensuite...my w2b has never heard such language spew from my mouth.

I'm done for the night and recollecting my nerves with Cuervo.

Fuckin' drywall. :evil:

Ah drywall.

There is a reason why drywallers cant comprehend normal conversation.

8-)

Re: Home Construction Discussion

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:35 pm
by Blob Mckenzie
BladesofSteel wrote:How much are we talking about? A quarter inch? An inch? A foot?

If its under half an inch, I'd just get a cupped diamond disc for your orbital disc grinder. Other wise, if we're talking something a little more substantial, you might want to consider using a small breaker with a chisel and just chip it off. Then you can go back and clean it up with your grinder.

Did you use steel? If so, don't forget to pick up a zip cut.

Good times Blob!!
4 - 6 inches BOS,...... thinking of paying some slug to chop that shit off as it seems like grunt work at best and ape work at worst. I'd likely go througha few blades(saw) or discs(grinder) trying to chunk that shit off, not to mention the beer I'd have to choke back.

Re: Home Construction Discussion

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:38 pm
by Aaronp18
BladesofSteel wrote: Fuckin' drywall. :evil:
So apparently we should sub that out?

:lol:

Or by the time you're done with the bathroom you'll be an expert!

Thinking about a couple new designs for the basement. Including no bedroom wall but a murphy bed and a bi-folding all glass wall!

Re: Home Construction Discussion

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:44 pm
by Cornuck
BladesofSteel wrote:I just finished another coat of mud in the ensuite..
Just how many coats do you need? :shock:

Re: Home Construction Discussion

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:46 pm
by BladesofSteel
Aaronp18 wrote:
BladesofSteel wrote: Fuckin' drywall. :evil:
So apparently we should sub that out?

:lol:

Or by the time you're done with the bathroom you'll be an expert!

Thinking about a couple new designs for the basement. Including no bedroom wall but a murphy bed and a bi-folding all glass wall!
I actually have some blueprints for a murphy bed I've been keen on building, even bought the hardware/springs. Main reason being they're way too fuckin' expensive to buy. If we can find somewhere to purchase the material (unless you want to use MDF) we can build it in your garage.

Glass wall would be suite!!

Re: Home Construction Discussion

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:50 pm
by BladesofSteel
Blob Mckenzie wrote:
BladesofSteel wrote:How much are we talking about? A quarter inch? An inch? A foot?

If its under half an inch, I'd just get a cupped diamond disc for your orbital disc grinder. Other wise, if we're talking something a little more substantial, you might want to consider using a small breaker with a chisel and just chip it off. Then you can go back and clean it up with your grinder.

Did you use steel? If so, don't forget to pick up a zip cut.

Good times Blob!!
4 - 6 inches BOS,...... thinking of paying some slug to chop that shit off as it seems like grunt work at best and ape work at worst. I'd likely go througha few blades(saw) or discs(grinder) trying to chunk that shit off, not to mention the beer I'd have to choke back.
Bah, grab a six pack of Innis and Gunn, rent the smallest breaker you can get (with a chisel) and you can break that off in ten minutes (per tube). Yes, its grunt work, but its easy shit if you have the right tools and refreshments. Once its chipped off, you may need to cut off the excess rebar with a zip cut, but that take 30 seconds (literally), with your angle grinder.

Blobs your uncle!

Re: Home Construction Discussion

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:52 pm
by BladesofSteel
Cornuck wrote:
BladesofSteel wrote:I just finished another coat of mud in the ensuite..
Just how many coats do you need? :shock:
Taped it, loaded it and tonight I just feathered on a wide coat.

Likely need one more for finish.

Re: Home Construction Discussion

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:56 pm
by BladesofSteel
CFP! wrote:
BladesofSteel wrote:I just finished another coat of mud in the ensuite...my w2b has never heard such language spew from my mouth.

I'm done for the night and recollecting my nerves with Cuervo.

Fuckin' drywall. :evil:

Ah drywall.

There is a reason why drywallers cant comprehend normal conversation.

8-)
The drywaller our company uses claims he has super powers. I can't comprehend his conversations. :wow:

Re: Home Construction Discussion

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:04 pm
by Aaronp18
BladesofSteel wrote: I actually have some blueprints for a murphy bed I've been keen on building, even bought the hardware/springs. Main reason being they're way too fuckin' expensive to buy. If we can find somewhere to purchase the material (unless you want to use MDF) we can build it in your garage.

Glass wall would be suite!!
I'm game for building from blueprints. Were looking at something with shelving on either side possible with desk space as well to maximize the space available.

Yeah at least $4000 is what I've found online.

And it doesn't seem like a lot of wood that's used with complex joinery. Should just head back to sea-scum and ask Mr. Ng to grab some maple or oak, he used to love me!!

Re: Home Construction Discussion

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:09 pm
by BladesofSteel
Hah, String!!! Now your talkin'.

We can totally do better than 4 g's.

Re: Home Construction Discussion

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:56 am
by Arachnid
Blob Mckenzie wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:Hey BlobbyCat. how is that reno to your Ted Kazsynski shack coming along?
It's to lockup right now. Too bad I won't be going up there again until next year . I have a couple buddies who have sent me some pics and it looks pretty cool. It sucks the square footage went from about 1300 down to about 1060, but them's the breaks I guess. Lots of work to do in regards to finishing it off next year but I am looking forward to it.

I still have to scratch a couple cheques to the electrician and the builder though. We've been fucking shitting money lately it seems. Just paid for a trip to Playa Del Carmen in November.
Ah come on, share the pics Blobber 8-)