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Old 12-06-2016, 06:30 AM   #1
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Azek Deck & Railing Job

Customer wanted to use black balusters with the grey posts and railings for contrast. Bumped out section is for the gas grill. The decking in the foreground, under the roofed over section, is tongue and groove, to keep it dry below, where there is a slider that exits the walkout basement. Just finishing up this house....kitchen and stairs are done. We have a couple of houses over 5,000 sq. ft. coming up.
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Old 12-06-2016, 09:40 AM   #2
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Old 12-06-2016, 09:42 AM   #3
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Old 12-06-2016, 05:12 PM   #5
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Rich folk color scheme ,,,, :-)
I like it
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Old 12-08-2016, 06:23 AM   #6
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Rich folk color scheme ,,,, :-)
I like it
Rich folk are out there no doubt, I have no idea where or how they come into so much money. Keeps me employed I suppose.

Color scheme inside is similar grey walls and cabinets, with white counters. Pot filler above the $5,900 Wolf stove had to be lowered, then ceramic tile will be installed between countertops and upper cabinets.
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Old 12-08-2016, 06:26 AM   #7
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Wolf stove.....pricey but I like it.
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Old 12-08-2016, 07:40 AM   #8
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White tops! Nice for a change.... I wonder how many years before folks start pulling granit out for something new...

My son and his guys replaced a local church spire yesterday.....
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Old 12-08-2016, 10:12 AM   #9
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Wow.!!...whoever got the job of unhooking that from the crane hook....has some brass balls.
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Old 12-08-2016, 04:52 PM   #10
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The whole process was filmed via a drone,,, I'll link it here when it's up.... He said he lost his breath a couple times when the lift swayed....
I get shook up just cleaning the gutters now! LOL.
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what is that line between the stove and hood. Looks like an afterthought.. Fire suppression ???
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what is that line between the stove and hood. Looks like an afterthought.. Fire suppression ???
That would be the water line for the pot filler..... so they don't have to carry a pot with water from the sink to the stove..... I have done them in five kitchens and only one of those clients can really cook! She is actually pretty well known in culinary circles from what I hear. The rest of them usually just make reservations.....

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That would be the water line for the pot filler..... so they don't have to carry a pot with water from the sink to the stove..... I have done them in five kitchens and only one of those clients can really cook! She is actually pretty well known in culinary circles from what I hear. The rest of them usually just make reservations.....
Pot fillers are getting more popular recently....seems like most plumbers aren't sure of the correct height...we give them specs but they don't read them. "Farmer Sinks" are another thing customers are choosing lately. You can see the pot filler faucet above the cooktop in this picture. They usually have two levers to prevent accidentally getting water on the cooktop.

Ross..I know you are very familiar with these. I quoted your post to answer Beetles question.
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Old 12-09-2016, 04:38 AM   #14
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The whole process was filmed via a drone,,, I'll link it here when it's up.... He said he lost his breath a couple times when the lift swayed....
I get shook up just cleaning the gutters now! LOL.
It's hard to overcome the fear of such heights, it is not irrational, you fall you die, or you are very seriously hurt.

Framing condos on the cape, while i was still in my teens, my redneck boss noticed that I was pretty agile and not too afraid of heights so he assigned me the job of unhooking the roof trusses from the crane hook while perched on the top of the previous truss. Guys started calling me spiderman.

A few years later I was injured in a staging collapse that fractured my hip and almost got me killed. After I healed I went right back to work doing the same job. No regrets but glad I made the transition over to being a finish carpenter.
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Right..no gutters...so no gutters to clean. Overhang is 24" to the drip edge...to keep water away from siding. Gutters collect a lot of leaves then water backs up and causes too many problems. Less maintenance this way
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It was pretty cold the last couple of days but we got the rubber roofing done. We used tapered roof insulation to pitch the water towards the deck openings and away from the walls. It comes in 4x4 sheets....some sheets taper from 3" to 2" others 2" to 1" and then 1" to 1/2". The half walls are going to get lowered and then a short railing system on top to code height with full height railings at the openings. We will be trying a, new to us, deck system on top of the rubber roof.
Last picture is the front elevation of this "summer home"... the room over the garage is "Huuge"
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It was pretty cold the last couple of days but we got the rubber roofing done. We used tapered roof insulation to pitch the water towards the deck openings and away from the walls. It comes in 4x4 sheets....some sheets taper from 3" to 2" others 2" to 1" and then 1" to 1/2". The half walls are going to get lowered and then a short railing system on top to code height with full height railings at the openings. We will be trying a, new to us, deck system on top of the rubber roof.
Last picture is the front elevation of this "summer home"... the room over the garage is "Huuge"
surprised to tyvek on those walls. Ever since the zip wall system came out that's all I use.
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That tapered stuff is the balls,,, nice job,,, I luv rubber :-)
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Old 12-18-2016, 06:21 AM   #19
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That tapered stuff is the balls,,, nice job,,, I luv rubber :-)
Thanks ...It is a good product...the sheets can be stacked and arranged in a way to get optimal drainage. The job we did required pitching in two directions towards the deck openings and away from the half walls.
Cant really tell from the pictures but there are subtle "valleys" where the different pitches meet to direct the water out. We sub these jobs out usually but we decided we could control the quality better by doing it ourselves.
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Going on forty four years in construction...and during that time I have never been laid off for lack of work. This company will have work until I retire or just get too old to do it.

Pictures show the pvc casing we are bending for the exterior of the arched windows. Bending it edgewise is possible but it tries to flip up at the outer edge, so we keep it under control by keeping it sandwiched between blocking. You have to work it slowly and apply heat as you go.
Also helps to over bend it slightly due to some springback.
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