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Project by Calgirl posted 11-06-2007 10:58 PM 1780 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The builders started putting the roof sheathing on just before they called it quits for the day, so I expect tomorrow I’ll have a roof over my head. Yesterday a fellow from the Gen’l Contractors office came out and we picked the roof shingles (to match the garage) and we picked the color of the walls (to match the house).
The track and hinges for the 8’ unloading door are here and I expect that it will be built and installed within the next couple of days. They also epoxied the threaded rods to the cement slab, and tomorrow after it is dry they can bolt the top plate to the slab. All in all things are going very well and I may be moving in this weekend !!

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !





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woodchips

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#1 posted 11-06-2007 11:44 PM

wow that is exciting!
can’t wait to see it with tools in it. bet you can’t either.

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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mrtrim

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#2 posted 11-07-2007 12:07 AM

lookin good cal !

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Myron Wooley

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#3 posted 11-07-2007 12:45 AM

Your crew has got more done in the last week than my contractor did in 3 months! Looking great!

Are you sure you can’t wait for the full cure on the slab in order to epoxy the floor before you move in? It’s the only chance you’ll ever have of getting it done in one shot, if you ever get it done at all…

-- The days are long and the years are short...

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TomFran

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#4 posted 11-07-2007 01:25 AM

Wow, that’s going to be some shop!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Karson

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#5 posted 11-07-2007 01:27 AM

Man they move fast in Florida. Did you give them a bonus if they complete in a week.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Calgirl

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#6 posted 11-07-2007 01:57 AM

The Gen’l. Contractor is D.S. Killian and I have been very impressed with him and his crew, and sub-contractors all along. They have kept me informed, been very respectful, answered all of my questions and done excellent work. I could not have done better…....for once my “Picker” worked. I’ve said all along that I have a defective “picker” as I always seem to be on the short end of the stick. Well, not this time. The job could not be going more to my liking. These people provide all the “extras”.

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !

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miles125

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#7 posted 11-07-2007 03:25 AM

Thats gonna be one great shop!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Karson

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#8 posted 11-07-2007 03:35 AM

Calgal. I would have figured that the color of the roofing and siding would have been done long before now.

You said that they checked with you on the colors and then they are going to start putting it up in a day or two. They must know their suppliers!

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Calgirl

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#9 posted 11-07-2007 04:18 AM

Karson,
They are going to build the 8’ door and put it up in a day or two….not the shingles and paint! I don’t know if these builders are going to place the shingles and paint, or if another sub-contractor does the work.

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !

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gene

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#10 posted 11-07-2007 05:43 AM

“Looking Good !!”
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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Thos. Angle

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#11 posted 11-07-2007 06:10 AM

Oh, Boy, are we ‘cited er what? It sure looks like it will be hurricane proof from the way they are putting it together. Really looks good, Cal.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#12 posted 11-07-2007 08:43 PM

This project needs to hit the airwaves, somebody call Bob Villa!

Anticipating next episode. Cal, you go girl!

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SteveFrederick

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#13 posted 11-08-2007 04:00 AM

Looks like a happy crew!
You must be very excited!
Thanks for the updates, I’m jealous!!!

-- Blessings, Steve. Upstate NY. http://www.campingclassics.com

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