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RESTORATION OF HISTORIC MURAL - GRAND HOTEL, MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN​

 

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Could that be a composite filling device?
Portable, handheld X-ray unit. The thick glass ring helps stop back scatter.


How many of you guys went to work with your dad? My dad intentionally made me ride with him in the log truck multiple times growing up.
These pictures remind me of that—seeing other guy’s professions is interesting.
 

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I just came back from Lowes.

A 4x8 sheet of OSB is $60!!!
 

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I just came back from Lowes.

A 4x8 sheet of OSB is $60!!!
Thats pure insanity.
I saw 1/2 cabinet ply at home cheapo a few weeks ago for $26 a sheet.
 

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How many of you guys went to work with your dad? My dad intentionally made me ride with him in the log truck multiple times growing up.
These pictures remind me of that—seeing other guy’s professions is interesting.
Pops would take me with him often going from job to job. He owned a big construction firm. Built bridges, roads, tore stuff down. He had a pyrotechnics license and would implement dynamite sometimes. Can still smell and taste that. Meet many fine people. And some real jerks too.

While tearing down a mill brick by brick, one of the plumbers working there was telling me repeatedly how his grandson would kick my ass. I must had been 11 years old at the time cause Dad died when I was 12. No telling what this guy was thinking. People can be that way sometimes. Pops pulls up on the job and I ran over to him to get some money for the roach coach. That plumber must have seen that because the rest of the day he spent apologising to me and telling me he was only kidding.
 

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I just came back from Lowes.

A 4x8 sheet of OSB is $60!!!

Thats pure insanity.
I saw 1/2 cabinet ply at home cheapo a few weeks ago for $26 a sheet.
Last fall I bought 10 3/4 advantech sheets at $55.
Just out of curiosity checked yesterday & they are $76.00
On craigslist, people are listing used plywood for sale that should have gone into the burn pile.
(It's ok though because I heard on the radio that mortgage rates are at an all time low.)
Seriously, though this shit has me worried.
 

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Attn @davycoppitt hvac discussion. Tuned in during UV purification. Big Clive is the guy I know on the chat.

Edit: talking HEPA filtration now. They were talking the above
In reference to COVID

 
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We are doing all that crap at work. Just this past Friday I put all merv 13 filters in an empty building. $1300 worth. I'm sure nobody will be in there by the next time I change them. They are also so restrictive they speed the VFDs up and most likely will crack the heat exchangers.

Put a Austin Air Heppa filter in our house for the wife. It made her happy. Also landed a new ERV (air exhanger) for the house last week. Paid $200 on K-bid. We not worried about covid more just want fresher air inside the house.


Been listing like crazy. Landed another load of HVAC parts this week.
 

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ON THE JOB

A Concave Metal Roof​

By Wade Paquin
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On a recent house build, we were confronted with a detail typical to the coastal, Shingle-style homes we are known for—a small, pop-out roof to protect the garage door opening from weather. The architect had originally drawn this as a straight-hip roof that would be shingled with wood. On this particular home, however, we were using an Eastern-white-cedar sidewall shingle that couldn’t be carried over the roof. (In the past, we’d done this with Port Orford cedar shingles that performed well on a roof exposure.) To overcome the problem, I gently suggested to the architect that we install a flared, standing-seam-metal roof instead. He embraced the idea, pitched it to the client, and we set to work.

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The curve of the roof is seen here in profile, trimmed with cellular PVC.

Framing and Trim​

We began by building a 2x8 substructure (ledger, blocking, and subfascia) that we affixed to the wall with SDS screws. To define the stepped soffits, we capped this framing with Versatex cellular PVC on the bottom and top. The top provided a base for attaching curved ribs built from two layers of 3/4-inch CDX plywood. The concave roof surface was made with 2x4 furring strips running horizontally over the ribs. Making this segmented surface proved much faster than bending multiple layers of 1/4-inch plywood (which we have done in the past) and resulted in a sturdier structure. We finished out the rake ends and fascias with Versatex, as well, bringing it right up to the top edge of the furring strips so the metal roofing would cap the top edge of this trim.

Forming Concave Standing-Seam Metal Roofing

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Underlayment​

On the coastal homes we build, peel-and-stick ice membrane is our go-to underlayment for most roofs. However, because metal roofing conducts heat so efficiently, ordinary ice membrane is at risk of melting in direct sun. This can create a dripping mess—a callback we can’t afford to have. Instead, we installed a high-temperature underlayment rated to withstand roof temperatures up to 260°F.

Curved Standing-Seam Metal​

At this point, we turned the task of forming the concave standing-seam-metal roofing over to Kyle Ouellette of Liberty Building Envelope. Using lead-coated copper, he and Kory Demello began with the rake drip edges—the hardest and most time-consuming part of the job. Making these two rake pieces for each side of the roof easily consumed about 70% of their time. To illustrate the process, we did a full mock-up in Kyle’s shop to photograph for this article. For the actual job, the rake pieces and curved pans were cut and formed in his shop, but all the seaming work was done in the field. Ordinarily, the pans would be installed in the field beginning at the center and working out in both directions to each rake end.
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The finished flared roof, with the top edge of the transition flashing taped to the sheathing with Zip System tape.
Photos by Wade Paquin

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Wade Paquin
Wade Paquin runs WKP Construction, a custom home building and renovation firm based in Newport, R.I. Follow on Instagram @wkp_construction.

 

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Misty, that looks like a "skate ramp" for snow !! :2 thumbs up: :rotf:
 

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