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A family member was in need of a way to get into her home after having a stroke. It was a privilege to be put to the task of designing and building of a deck and ramp to give her access. Was a long process given my physical liabilities and mostly made it up as I went but managed to pull it off all the same.
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The husband, who has been by her side through out the 4 month nursing home process and is now the caregiver for the sweet lady, thought it would be good to have a deck to sit on, so we agreed on a 7x15 foot landing that is flush to the door way. We had a 35 inch rise from bottom of door to where the walkway was. It worked out good that the ramp started right at the original area off the drive.

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Good bye to precast steps and asphalt walkway.

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Rough framing. Didn't get pics of them but used helical piers. Well worth $160 a pop to not have to dig 11 holes.

The guy wanted all maintenance free materials which are readily available so I used a decking manufactured by Wolf with hidden fasteners using the Camo method.
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I had a very difficult time finding handrails that would work on a 7 degree slope. I did find one product that is designed to go to at least 5 degrees and with the help of the distributors was able to modify the rails by giving them back cuts so the mounting bracket would slip over them enough to fasten to the post.
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I did have a oh shit moment with the posts. been a long time since I've done one of these and wasn't aware the rules had changed for attaching 4x4's. Used to be able to notch them and screw them right to the sides of the rim joists. Not any more. When fastening to the outside, 2-1/2" carriage bolts are required with one of them to be tied back to the inside framing. Hard to do with all the doubled up framing members. So I used a top mount post system. That reduced the width of the travel lane by 8" (fecking feck feck) but still gave me enough to meet code.
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So anywho, finished product.
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i am not familure with the "camo" method ....please explain sir....was unaware of your "physical liabilities" .......curious what you waisncoated it with?
 

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i am not familure with the "camo" method ....please explain sir....was unaware of your "physical liabilities" .......curious what you waisncoated it with?
I'll gladly esplain, Mr. ttazz. Camo is a brand name. It clamps on to the deck board and a screw is dropped into each side to achieve a blind fastener.
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Osteo and rhuematoid arthritis, torn rotator cuffs and proxomal bicep tears on both arms plus I have a hard time standing up straight. But other than that, I'm fine. Still got my good looks, in the dark any way.
I was going to put vinyl lattice under deck but that shit is a pain to make look good. So I looked for a vented soffit at a local lumber yard and all the had was a solid rib on either side with a vented strip in the middle. Locally, there are not many vinyl siding suppliers that carry quantities or selection and it takes about 2 weeks to get to the lumber yard. There are warehouses that I can purchase a wife variety but they are 30 miles east and west of me.
 

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I’ve been around lurking mostly. Been busy busy for months now. Still banging with ole pops by me side. He’s doing well, so far no complications after the heart attack other than the medicine he has to take for a year makes him a bit of butthead from time to time.

Working for an outfit that really has their stuff together and we get into all sorts of messes these days. Mostly remodel projects but about 6 months back they branched out into water remediation and that has kinda exploded.

They go in and tear out and dehumidify and most times pop and i put things back together, joist, subfloor, snap and lock flooring then trim outs.

Just finished up framing a 2600 footer in Jacksonville about a week back. Going to start one a little north of 4K this Friday if the block layers finish up. Should keep us rocking into December. Got another guy that calls me weekly trying to get me on some of his messes... it’s a good prob to have I suppose.

Lots of stuff going on down here, booming even.

Day one on the last gig here. Slinging up houses out of that old 9duce chevy

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30 foot 2x6x16 inch lamb beam was a bit much for the two of us, called in the old caterpillar to set her up for us.

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Couple shots of some joist action

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Just like the last 50

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Had to go heavy on that beam because with that cathedral set up we lacked proper places to support the main roof, so it pulls double duty there.

Will post a few moar below.
That's a lot of wood....good job!
 

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There are warehouses that I can purchase a wife variety but they are 30 miles east and west of me.
I think warehouses selling things, "of the wife variety" go by another name very closely spelled...
 

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The wind didn’t blow until it were time to start slamming sheets, as per usual

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Just out of view in this shot stands a smoking hot dirty blonde milf in a bikini who had just finished asking if we were hiring.

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Another look at the finished cathedral in the living/kitchen here

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Is good to see you as well Sir Crackers.

stoned, most people will drive by and say there goes another one, and few will ever understand the talent it takes to do that type of framing. Walking off the site after the end of a day leaves a real sense of accomplishment. Good stuff.
 

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Wanka,
Bikini Clad Beauties.....You & Brother 'dial seem to have the same good fortune. ???

Good to see you & glad Dad is doing well.
 

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Bad ass Smoothster!