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Does he do this for a living? Thats a lot of shop for a hobby. I only ask out of curiosity, I can't keep my little garage shop clean, know other carpenters with big shops, used every day and they make an emphasis of being clean and organized and their shops look nothing like that.  

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High end custom cabinet and trim carpenter for 30+ years in Houston or so I can gather from his channel.   Probably puts Phil Hartman's anal retentive carpenter to shame. 

 

 

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On 7/31/2020 at 7:06 AM, Dewey said:

Its been more than a few years,  and I dont recall much of the conversation,  but had a homeowner wanting to go crazy with insulation and the pro told them to stop, because at a certain point, there is such a thing as too much, that your house needs to breathe. He went on about the new window installs, the guys who show up and pipe in foam and said that its not good (insulation on top of insulation) . I forget what exactly was so bad about it all, but if a house can't breathe... I'll hang-up and listen.

We're in a 40 year old house that I'm constantly working on myself.  The original insulation is still there, and at some point in the future we will address it.  Keep in mind I'm 6 hours north of Dallas so it gets hot but not as humid as where most of you are.  Summer time the attic is probably 130+ most days, when the outside is 90-95.  The house faces south but there is good shade and some days the AC may not kick on til after noon.  Would it make sense to have an attic fan to pull some of that hot air out during the day?  Especially when I am working up in the attic.  As it is now, I try to do early morning in summer or wait til winter.  

I'm not talking about running it all day, but would it benefit from time to time to recycle that air during the day and would it help the AC run more efficient/less often than it does now.

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1 hour ago, mulletpelini said:

We're in a 40 year old house that I'm constantly working on myself.  The original insulation is still there, and at some point in the future we will address it.  Keep in mind I'm 6 hours north of Dallas so it gets hot but not as humid as where most of you are.  Summer time the attic is probably 130+ most days, when the outside is 90-95.  The house faces south but there is good shade and some days the AC may not kick on til after noon.  Would it make sense to have an attic fan to pull some of that hot air out during the day?  Especially when I am working up in the attic.  As it is now, I try to do early morning in summer or wait til winter.  

I'm not talking about running it all day, but would it benefit from time to time to recycle that air during the day and would it help the AC run more efficient/less often than it does now.

Be very careful about attic fans. They can fuck up the pressure in a house, and do more harm than good. 

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Hey guys I haven’t used this urethane before. The wood stain was a nice gray color before but after two applications it looks streaky yellow and in my opinion bad. Hasn’t dried a whole day yet but I’m wondering I should continue with the typical process and what will come of the yellow color or if I should sand it all off and use a different finish. It’s just a TV mount base going in my garage but I’m using it to learn how to apply the veneer trim to edges of wood and how to properly stain and apply varnish.

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I used condition before I stained anything. I don’t really think that Varathane is good stain. The reviews are pretty mixed. I bought some and then didn’t use it.

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Well here goes the second sand. I originally had it stained dark (espresso) then when I wiped with mineral spirits today to finally varnish I noticed all my sweat drop marks from last nights sanding session came thru. That was a ball buster learning experience. Now the stain looked nice this round and the varnish is what killed me. Jesus. What should I use if anything? It’s not even going to be seen just trying to learn.

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Thought this crowd would appreciate what I found when I started removing some drywall as I redo my fireplace surround and mantel. I don't speak Spanish, but my wife says it's something to the effect of 'fuck your mother framers'. I'm guessing it was left by the fireplace installers when they found the opening was less than ideal to install the gas insert square to the wall.be1946c4af75a4e6252cd6360120ee9d.jpg

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So I am a pretty good finish carpenter, but I don’t really consider myself a woodworker.

I just bought a new jigsaw, and the blade set includes a “reverse cut” blade.

When and why would I use that?

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Jigsaws normally cut on the upstroke.  A reverse blade cuts on the down to help reduce pullout/chipping in the saw kerf on the finish side of the board.   May also work better for  materials other than wood.

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Not really DIY because I didn't DIY it, but thought I'd post a sneak peek at the metal roof deadshank's guys just finished on my patio. They also fixed the POS framing that I didn't think could be fixed. I'll post more once they get the gutters up. Big thanks to ROFL BOX for putting me into contact with deadshank on this thread. Amazing what can be done when you use a carpenter instead of a handyman.526bd2103c68260e51cad50eebaf378b.jpg

 

 

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  • Snap Lock panels?  - Check.
  • Striations?  - Check
  • Lighter color to reduce the heat island signature?  - ................

(assuming your HOA would allow that)

Looks good.  I'm more interested in the headwall flashing & Eaves + any vent penetrations, but then that's the roof dork in me.

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The color was all me. They offered up a much lighter gray, but I thought this looked better with my house and existing shingles. What's a heat island?

 

No vents on this since it's an open patio. I'll try to get some pics of the flashing. I'll say that where it ties into the house is 100% better than the shit that was there before.

 

This is the first metal roof I've had and the striations were interesting to me. I had always just seen, or noticed, the flat panels and really liked them. I was a little worried this would look like a corrugated roof, but it looks really good once everything is installed.

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Striations are your friend.  Makes the panels stiffer,* less prone to blow-offs & you won't have those ugly wrinkles every 3 to 4 ft. wherever the clips & / or screws are set (assuming clipped vs. flange).

 

 

*That's what she said.

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On 9/15/2020 at 2:51 PM, Gil Bang said:

So I am a pretty good finish carpenter, but I don’t really consider myself a woodworker.

I just bought a new jigsaw, and the blade set includes a “reverse cut” blade.

When and why would I use that?

When you've cut something too short, and need to undo it of course ...... d'uuuuuh.

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51 minutes ago, ROFL BOX said:

Striations are your friend.  Makes the panels stiffer,* less prone to blow-offs & you won't have those ugly wrinkles every 3 to 4 ft. wherever the clips & / or screws are set (assuming clipped vs. flange).

 

 

*That's what she said.

Yeah,  but it just doesn't have that traditional standing seam look.  And I like a little oil canning...

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sorry if this sounds dense, but on a metal roof like that when it rains will there be a noticeable pinging noise?

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5 hours ago, Okie State said:

The color was all me. They offered up a much lighter gray, but I thought this looked better with my house and existing shingles. What's a heat island?

 

No vents on this since it's an open patio. I'll try to get some pics of the flashing. I'll say that where it ties into the house is 100% better than the shit that was there before.

 

This is the first metal roof I've had and the striations were interesting to me. I had always just seen, or noticed, the flat panels and really liked them. I was a little worried this would look like a corrugated roof, but it looks really good once everything is installed.

Striations hide the oil-canning distortion that is common with the rollforming process. Some people are more bothered by it than others but most of our clients are real assholes about it.

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sorry if this sounds dense, but on a metal roof like that when it rains will there be a noticeable pinging noise?
Didn't notice any yesterday and we had some pretty decent rain.

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Striations hide the oil-canning distortion that is common with the rollforming process. Some people are more bothered by it than others but most of our clients are real assholes about it.
Yeah that's what I gathered although I read darker colors in Texas heat can also lead to more oil canning. I'm sure I would have been fine with it regardless, but I'm happy with how it turned out.

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1 hour ago, Shoxthemonkey said:

Striations hide the oil-canning distortion that is common with the rollforming process. Some people are more bothered by it than others but most of our clients are real assholes about it.

I look at oil canning like true divided lite windows (multiple actual panes of glass) over simulated divided lite units (one single pane of glass).   Multiple panes reflect light a bit different, and refract it making a more interesting looking window. I like the subtle texture it and oil canning adds.

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1 minute ago, Okie State said:
3 minutes ago, Shoxthemonkey said:
Striations hide the oil-canning distortion that is common with the rollforming process. Some people are more bothered by it than others but most of our clients are real assholes about it.

Yeah that's what I gathered although I read darker colors in Texas heat can also lead to more oil canning. I'm sure I would have been fine with it regardless, but I'm happy with how it turned out.

Yeah, Onboard and ROFLBOX explained it very well. I should have read their replies before I jumped in to  show off my big brain. As a manufacturer of rollform machines, I'm expected to produce flawless panels and then the customer goes and buys the cheapest, most fucked up material they can find and expect to get the same results as they got from the flawless sample coils they sent me. Striations make our lives much easier.

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