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by Vivian
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors

Hi there, Spruce, Shannon! Long time no hear from me, eh? : ) We had a severe wind storm last Wed and had to cope with the longest power outage ever! Anyway power is back on at my house, but hundreds of households are still without power on Vancouver Island. First I'd like to wish you both a wonderf...
by Vivian
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

Hi Shannon, Sorry for this late rely, been super busy working with new carpenter and family visits. Two electricians came yesterday and fixed the electrical properly - closed off the damaged line and fished in a new line and connected everything to code, so no more fire hazards! : ) Yep, the rest of...
by Vivian
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

A. Spruce wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:14 pm
Vivian wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:09 pm
And yes I will ask new carpenter to install 3/8" leg bolts into each support post : )
So we'll finally be able to put that issue to bed? :| ;) ;) :mrgreen:
Yes!!! Posts will be secured properly by my wonderful carpenter : )))))
by Vivian
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

Ah ok, Shannon, I fully understand what you meant - soffits would indeed be covering the entire underside! That would make the entire right roof overhang look nicely finished with little infringement of headroom. Anyway today my new carpenter suggested doing it this way (please see pic), which I'm v...
by Vivian
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

And yes I will ask new carpenter to install 3/8" leg bolts into each support post : )
by Vivian
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

For the 4' roof area I would not install the soffit horizontally level because it will leave you with a very low height under that whole eave area. I would strap the under side of the rafters with 1x4 ,one at the wall, one at the fascia and one in the middle. Then a J at the outer edges and panels ...
by Vivian
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

Seriously, I think it would have been more 'cost-effective' to fly you both in to take on the job of my studio, even put you up at a local motel...and it would have been soo fun and delightful to work with you! : ))) Thanks guys!!! Just so you know, half of our time would have been spent doing this...
by Vivian
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

This is the soffit panel installed under my left roof overhang, the cut pieces are approx 16"x15" and overlap one groove...
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.rain ... 04023.html
by Vivian
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

I'm not following the question on the soffits, to me the entire underside of that roof is a "soffit". You said "hang", which implies you're going to install some sort of box along the wall, not sure to what end such a thing would serve. As for the air gap for the insulation, so long as there is a g...
by Vivian
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

I just looked to see how long this project has been going, this thread is 2 months old to the day. I know other workers have been involved before, so well over 2 months now. Both Shannon and I could have done this in two or three weeks tops, working alone! There isn't one aspect of this project tha...
by Vivian
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

Thanks Shannon & Spruce, for all your support and advice! Yep, the support posts have been beat to death but are still not right. Unfortunately I was out to pick up materials when he re-did the posts, gone out of town 1/2 hr away. I did ask the terminated contractor to install a 2x6 support beam and...
by Vivian
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

Whoops forgot the pics of how he did the support posts...
My friend suggested putting in lag screws, versus hurricane ties (?)
by Vivian
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

Thanks very much, Spruce and Shannon, for all your advice and comments. Whew! I have managed to 'fired' the contractor, and did call for police to come "keep the peace" while he removed all his belongings. Some of it was would have been too heavy for me to take to the driveway (table saw, etc.) Unfo...
by Vivian
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

This is how the electrical lines were installed, before insulation, etc.
by Vivian
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

Hi Shannon, Spruce... More stressful things happened with current contractor, the most current being on Monday he cut the electrical lines when cutting the rough opening for the gable vent. He fixed it by wrapping electrical tape around two of the exposed wires and not the third copper wire (sorry I...
by Vivian
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

Thanks very much, Shannon. Yep, I'm counting my lucky stars, so thankful no one was hit. My precious little dog is only 6 lbs; the possibility of her getting hit by metal would be unbearable.
by Vivian
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

Hi Shannon & Spruce! Seems ages since I've posted here! Well, things have been moving along in the past week, despite some mishaps. A minor mishap is that two pine panels got installed back to front...one is just below the light switches and the other is 3 panels above the light switches. Contractor...
by Vivian
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

Ok, tomorrow the roof should get finished.
Saving grace is that the exposed felt is at the outer edge of the 4' overhang at the back, so even if there were a leak, it shouldn't leak into the building : )
by Vivian
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

Yes I think the felt should have dried enough, so I guess just adding another layer should suffice. I had wiped off the rain and covered it with lumber tarp on Wed. Contractor said he'll finish the roof on Monday. It should stay 'sunny' until Tues, fingers crossed!
by Vivian
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

PS
For sure I'll ask contractor to layer new pieces of felt over the exposed pieces, and hope he will also carefully cut out the damp exposed pieces...
by Vivian
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

Thanks very much, Spruce & Shannon, for all your comments and suggestions which I really appreciate and will try to implement carefully... Today was pretty 'topsy curvy' but things got back on track by the end of the day, hoping tomorrow all will be well and the roof can get finished. About drywalli...
by Vivian
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

Hi Shannon & Spruce, Well I'm a year older, celebrated my birthday over the long weekend, been offline and off the job site trying to relax and take my mind off all the outstanding issues... But, I am now back in the thick of it all... Latest issue is the heavy rain. 15# felt was used, but unfortuna...
by Vivian
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

Ok thanks Spruce, your comments got me thinking about just how much heat would build up, given that my studio is 50%+ shaded by red cedars... I'm not concerned about the studio being hot in the summer, as I can open two windows and the door. It's more the issue of potential mold development, from ho...
by Vivian
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

Vivian , our company is actually named SKS Media so you have infact successfully made a contribution to us and we do infact get most of it aside from a few fees. So thank you very much again. I agree with Spruce here as usual. This is not the way I would support that roof but it will work for what ...
by Vivian
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

Thanks for the kind words. IMHO, you can tell the quality of the information by the way it is presented and whom it is presented by. We're all laid back here, we all want to see your projects successfully completed. We are confident in our abilities, we don't use ego or bully tactics to get our poi...
by Vivian
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

Hi Spruce, nice to hear back from you! Yep, online advice can be wrong but I tend to filter all advice through my 'layman's mind' - once I figure out the technicalities, common sense helps me decide whether it is good advice for my situation. It definitely makes better sense to me, to have roof fram...
by Vivian
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

You're so welcome, Shannon & Team! : ) I guess every little contribution helps. When I got an acknowledgment from SKS Media, I wondered what % of my contribution actually gets credited to you and House Improvemets, versus if I had sent it via Patreon - this would be good information for me to know, ...
by Vivian
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

Well, the saga continues... Some disappointments happened today, mostly to do with contractor not following through on doing what he said he would do, like remedying the front cemented posts which have no saddles and will rot sitting directly in the cement. He left them as is and has framed the fron...
by Vivian
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

Thank goodness for people like you, Shannon, ever willing to extend a helping hand and offer sound advice and opinion! Many many thank-you's! Haha you have OCD? If only all contractors had OCD like you! : ) Ok I just have to hope that the building methods of my current contractor will not be problem...
by Vivian
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts and incompetent contractors
Replies: 176
Views: 3856

Re: Misplaced support posts

Ok thanks Shannon. Hopefully all the poly will be sealed effecively. I've been worried about the heavy rain we're having this weekend. Is it 'normal practice' to leave the task of caulking the siding until all the siding is installed, and then caulk all four walls? The left wall got siding installed...