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On 6/16/2024 at 6:26 PM, gee-dub said:

Happiness is a full fire pit and an empty scrap barrel.

I swear, dealing with scrap is a major issue. The logical side of my mind says "that's too small to ever be useful";

While the frugal Swede in me says "that stuff costs money! You'll use it someday!" 

And so, i end up with a shop cluttered up with small cutoffs until i get fed up and then it gets burned. 

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I had a buddy in college that took summer jobs installing insulation in houses in Palm Springs during the summer break.  He was trying to lose weight . . . it worked.  I recall seeing teams hot-mopping flat roofs during the summer and an unbidden chant would start to play over and over in my head . . . "I love my job, I love my job . . . ".

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On 6/17/2024 at 11:49 AM, gee-dub said:

My secret is having a finite space for scraps.  Panels, shorts, and small-stuff.  Once those spaces start to get full I have to look at what is in my hands, decide if I like it better than something that is already in the bin, then act accordingly by tossing one or the other into the burn bin (for hardwoods) or the trash (for ply and composites).  Before I started this self-limiting method I was overrun with "stuff" that might be good for something someday.  It was like a woodshop version of that TV show Hoarders :D.

This is my process as well.

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It’s a $15-$18k job I’ll do for $5k. I’ll sweat to save, but this is my last …

Im still 30 in my mind , but found out quickly I’m not. I ended up with pneumonia at the end of sealing the roof and actually passed out on the roof . Luckily I was was getting ready to sit down on the roof when It happened. I fell in between the roof and pergola. I didn’t tell the wife, but when I went to my dialysis appointment, my blood pressure was in the lo 60’s and they sent me to the  hospital. One day there and my blood pressure was back up..

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On 6/17/2024 at 7:59 PM, Tom King said:

Is it down to a straight run of shingles now?

Straight, but have to be on at the top to even out. I’m an inch out on the left side. I can only pull an 1/8 to 1/4 on these shingles 

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Looks like it's coming along. Stay safe!

Check out this house that's out near my parents house. Hard to tell in the picture, but it appears they went with no overlap between the shingles. In person the black and brown horizontal stripes stand out. Been that way for at least 10 years too.

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I think that’s a stone coated steel panel. 

43 minutes ago, legenddc said:

Looks like it's coming along. Stay safe!

Check out this house that's out near my parents house. Hard to tell in the picture, but it appears they went with no overlap between the shingles. In person the black and brown horizontal stripes stand out. Been that way for at least 10 years too.

 

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Those are maybe the worst proportioned dormers I've ever seen.  Small dormers built to allow room for wide window trim on the inside look worse to me than those built to leave little or no room for trim on the inside.  Those would have looked much better with wider and taller windows in them like the one in my avatar.

The wiring is kind of scary too. 

No comment on the roofing....

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