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10-02-06, 05:22 PM
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Ubob, I've always lived and worked near the...

Ubob, I've always lived and worked near the ocean, which is a pretty harsh environment. All the cedar w/ galv I see that is left to weather naturally, (which is pretty common here, especially with...
10-02-06, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 38,374
Posted By kona

Galvanized nails react with cedar and will leave...

Galvanized nails react with cedar and will leave black streaks, stainless steel is the best. S.S. nails are more expensive, but thenagain so is cedar. In locations where the fastner is not...
Replies: 6
Views: 2,817
Posted By kona

Find the center of the sidewall of your building...

Find the center of the sidewall of your building and draw a plumb vertical pencil line about a foot long. Cut the top plumb cut of a rafter and butt it to the line you made, then tack it to the...
03-23-06, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,621
Posted By kona

Framers either shoot 28 degree (or about that)...

Framers either shoot 28 degree (or about that) full round head nails, or 33-34 degree clipped head nails. Both do the same job but their nails are not interchangable. The concern is that some...
Replies: 7
Views: 27,242
Posted By kona

baseboard trim is usually nailed to the studs, if...

baseboard trim is usually nailed to the studs, if you can see the nails, you can plumb up with a level and you'll likely hit a stud.
Replies: 13
Views: 3,689
Posted By kona

I agree that the 10 or 12" sliders are the way to...

I agree that the 10 or 12" sliders are the way to go on a miter saw. THat being said, some of the jobs you mention are cutting framing lumber. For these, I would just cut it with my circular saw. ...
Replies: 21
Views: 9,877
Posted By kona

We don't do that, it is the painter's job. I...

We don't do that, it is the painter's job. I defer to the painters experience and preferences. I wouldn't want to put something on there that is inferior or incompatable with his paint, stain, etc....
03-12-06, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 45,338
Posted By kona

You could hold an uncut 2x4 in place and scribe a...

You could hold an uncut 2x4 in place and scribe a line on it where it overlaps the other pieces. Then go and line up your miter saw blade with the line and your saw will tell you the angle if you...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,781
Posted By kona

you could do it with nothing more than a hammer,...

you could do it with nothing more than a hammer, nailset, and a handsaw...but it would be slow and tedious. What you should have is a mitersaw, tablesaw, compressor and a flooring nailer to work...
Replies: 4
Views: 894
Posted By kona

I think your best bet is to buy a book (or get...

I think your best bet is to buy a book (or get one from the library) about basic carpentry. It should give a basic description of the terms and tools out there. But keep in mind there are regional...
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Views: 5,791
Posted By kona

I would "clone" the ones you have. You might...

I would "clone" the ones you have. You might need/want to use a miter and table saw, but you could use a hand saw too, after all thats how they did it in the past with good results. I'd measure...
03-05-06, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,896
Posted By kona

Personally, i would only buy galv. that way you...

Personally, i would only buy galv. that way you can use them both inside and outside. I've never seen "cc" but I'm sure it must mean "d" a/k/a "penny". As far as gun nails, I use 3 1/4" which is...
03-03-06, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,760
Posted By kona

Sure thing Chandler. I didn't fiddle with it...

Sure thing Chandler. I didn't fiddle with it when I saw it, but it seems like a good idea. If memory serves me right, it was considerbly more expensive than the same size aluminum one.

Also,...
03-03-06, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,366
Posted By kona

The plywood isn't a bad idea. They are talking...

The plywood isn't a bad idea. They are talking hardwood plywood, there are many kinds, oak, birch, etc, not cdx type of stuff like whats on your walls and roof. Think stained kitchen cabinets, for...
03-03-06, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,760
Posted By kona

There is a new gorilla ladder out made out of...

There is a new gorilla ladder out made out of fiberglass. I haven't used it, but I bet it's alot lighter. As far as the aluminum ones, they are essentially identical with the little giant. I have...
Replies: 7
Views: 14,874
Posted By kona

You could also try an angle grinder with a...

You could also try an angle grinder with a diamond tip blade. They are a good demo tool too. Be warned they make alot of dust, I'd wear a dust mask and eye protection. It's also a good idea to...
03-01-06, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,937
Posted By kona

Blueboard is designed for plaster, the green rock...

Blueboard is designed for plaster, the green rock is for joint compound and tape. Also, it's only "moisture resistant" not waterproof.
Replies: 42
Views: 2,089
Posted By kona

for sharing small files, I would say e-mail is...

for sharing small files, I would say e-mail is the way to go.
Replies: 2
Views: 1,885
Posted By kona

-3 bundles = 100 sq feet. So, if using 3-tabs,...

-3 bundles = 100 sq feet. So, if using 3-tabs, I'd figure 8 would be more than enough, accounting for waste and starter courses and the ridge cap, and some extras in case future repairs are needed. ...
Replies: 15
Views: 2,504
Posted By kona

I was reading the info off the box from my...

I was reading the info off the box from my roofing gun, it said made in usa of international components. I took that to mean parts manufactured globally and assembled here? I drive by the place...
Replies: 15
Views: 2,504
Posted By kona

Bostitch isn't made in Japan or China. It's made...

Bostitch isn't made in Japan or China. It's made in the USA, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, to be specific. They make excellent framing and roofing, and hardwood floor nailers, I have used all of...
02-10-06, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,659
Posted By kona

I'm sure a google search will get more detailed...

I'm sure a google search will get more detailed info with pics. But, coping is basically a technique where you install one piece of trim into the inside corner with a square cut end butting the...
02-10-06, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,660
Posted By kona

Tim, I believe you are referring to what I...

Tim,

I believe you are referring to what I was saying. Yes I was saying to butt it to the casing, packing out the lower part of the casing the 1/2". Then the bead board will cover the gap...
02-09-06, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 24,827
Posted By kona

Measure it off of the edge of the panel to the...

Measure it off of the edge of the panel to the side and the one above.
Ex. measuring off the edge of a panel to the left that is installed, the outside edges of the box might be 18" (outer edge...
02-09-06, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 99,332
Posted By kona

Sure anyone can be a gc, but not everyone can be...

Sure anyone can be a gc, but not everyone can be a good one. Part of being a gc is knowing materials and labor pricing, which is something most can probably figure out with some research and bids. ...
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