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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #240 on: March 03, 2017, 10:25:11 PM »
Thanks Art. I've done drywall and mud before. It fell into the bucket of "thing's I'll never do again".  ;D


I last hung wallboard 40 years ago, or more. When we did the garage/shop here 10 years ago I hired a couple of young'ns to do it.

I'm afraid it would have killed me.

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« Reply #241 on: March 03, 2017, 10:32:08 PM »
Thanks Art. I've done drywall and mud before. It fell into the bucket of "thing's I'll never do again".  ;D

Thanks ShopShoe. Yes. The idea is backsplashes behind the machines. Thanks for the suggestions.
A backsplash works great, keeps oil and grime off the walls. I used some prefinshed wainscoting paneling to make a 2' high surround behind the bench and at the ends. Much easier to clean than painted drywall, takes hits from flying swarf better too.

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« Reply #242 on: March 03, 2017, 11:15:46 PM »
I did ask the builder about the drywall.

Right or wrong...he said it's less of an issue these days.
Drywall is both glued and nailed.
Headers over windows and doors are laminated.
Movement is near to nothing.

Fine I said. I know where you live.

His dad was with him. The son is 2nd generation in the business.
Actually grew up in my neighborhood. His dad lives a couple blocks away.

He's an up front guy and has stood by his claim that any mistake he makes...he'll take care or eat the cost.
He's proved that too on this project.

We're pretty happy with him. Even gotten to know his new baby.

If all continues to go well...we'll have him and family over for a celebration when all is over.

Very unusual. We're fortunate.

So far.  ;D
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #243 on: March 03, 2017, 11:39:43 PM »
Great progress Zee. Do you have a completion gate in mind yet?

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« Reply #244 on: March 03, 2017, 11:45:11 PM »
Great progress Zee. Do you have a completion gate in mind yet?

Bill

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #245 on: March 04, 2017, 12:50:16 AM »
Hi Bill. Completion should be end of April to 1st week of May. (But I have suspicions - is it ever done?)

Hi Marv. Har har. But on that note...yes...we have to replace the fence too. It's all wood. 17 years old and some parts have fallen over.
Have to replace since we have a pool.We're going with aluminum rail. Supposed to be life-time. A bit more expensive than wood but considering you have to replace wood every 15 years or so...it's cheaper over the long run.

But boy...sometimes it's hard to find people willing to work. Two calls to one company and no call back. Fine. My money can go to some one who wants it (and it won't be you people).  ;D

My advice to you is worth much more than that.  :lolb:

3 cents. Not the typical 2 cents.
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #246 on: March 04, 2017, 01:20:11 AM »
Guess I was on the right track, just with the wrong letter. I just went through that here Zee, 17 year old wood picket type fence held together in places with baling wire and c-clamps. Replaced with 6 foot vinyl full privacy fence to keep the dogs from barking at every cat that wanders by. Should outlast me.

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« Reply #247 on: March 04, 2017, 02:17:51 AM »
It sounds like you've got a genuine winner for a drywall contractor! Make sure everyone know he's a winner. Gotta support guys like that.

Yeah, wood fences.... don't have any here, just wire.

After paint comes floors. That's when you know you're getting close.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #248 on: March 04, 2017, 03:52:36 AM »
Hi Bill. Completion should be end of April to 1st week of May. (But I have suspicions - is it ever done?)


Hahaha NO  ;)    :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #249 on: March 05, 2017, 04:27:26 AM »
Hi Zee,

Progressing quite nicely.

One thing we dont have these days is wooden fences or even wooden fence posts..........They make wonderful termite food!!

In our estate the fencing between neighbours is mandated as to height colour and type. i.e. 1800mm high good neighbour design, ( means both sides look exactly the same), panels and posts are colourbond metal the colour being Forest Gold or for the less sophisticated fawn or the colour of beach sand! Our rear fence sits on top of a retaining wall so at the back we have an effective 2400mm high fence. Front fences to the street are prohibited.

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #250 on: March 07, 2017, 11:10:13 PM »
Thanks guys.

Quickie update. This week is about an engineering conference. Lots of stress and time.
Gave another presentation yesterday that started with..."had a great discussion with all of the software engineers...makes me wonder why I'm a software engineer."  ;D
My presentation today mentioned our discussion about coding standards and selecting a single language to use.
"After scraping ourselves off the walls and verifying no blood was lost...we came up with a plan".
I'm not herding cats or turtles here. More like crocs and gators.
You can't get any agreement. "What do you mean green?" "What shade of green?" "I think the name for that green is wrong".

Sigh.

Drywall is done. Supposed to starting painting on Friday.
No pics. Had to use my PC at the conference and I'm missing some cables.

I'm thinking one wall is going to be a nice orange.

Yep.

I gots my reasons.
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #251 on: March 08, 2017, 02:51:25 AM »


I'm thinking one wall is going to be a nice orange.

Yep.

I gots my reasons.

This should be good!  :popcorn:

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #252 on: March 08, 2017, 03:52:02 AM »


I'm thinking one wall is going to be a nice orange.

Yep.

I gots my reasons.

This should be good!  :popcorn:

Jim
Orange.   Orange?


Is it so spewed hopping stinkys, stopping hinkys, oh, wait, stinking hoppys, don't show on the wall?  :noidea:

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #253 on: March 08, 2017, 04:05:25 AM »
Orange!  That's Oregon State's  color!   :ThumbsUp:
Go for it Zee!  I'll support your choice of orange :)
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #254 on: March 08, 2017, 01:10:41 PM »
Are you really Dutch underneath it all, supporting the footie team there? :-) We take Oranje to a whole new level!

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