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About mako20ft

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  1. Gotta add...this is one of the best threads in this joint for quite some time. I was raised on a Dairy farm with a few pigs for slaughter. Eggs were fresh, the larder was usually stocked but the milk would often be warm (with the occasional blood streak). Never knew it was anything but normal
  2. It's been 30yrs...tweeked up M60? Fun to shoot but carrying was something else entirely...
  3. Happy Monday Last bump...
  4. Happy Monday Last bump...
  5. Happy Monday Last bump...
  6. Damn...I lol'd
  7. It's what keeps folks like Simpson Hardware or CPL Systems in business. Generally called "Hold Downs", they're countless different versions that "tension" the structure's floor and wall systems together. The simplest (and still regularly used) are threaded rod assemblies with heavy coiled springs and take-up nuts. Most are embedded at the foundation, passed through each set of floors, then walls and finally secured at the top plates supporting the wood roof trusses. At it's simplest, they resist shear and uplift...basically "sandwiching" the platforms together. They're expensive and brutally strong but just as important, they allow a structure to "move" within certain parameters (as the building settles, the wood moisture content dissipates, building reactions to wind, seismic, etc). Trust me...those buildings are not going anywhere in our lifetime.
  8. RR... We've got 2 of them going on right now that I'm doing the floor and roof trusses on. Home2Suites 5 story and a Residence Inn 6 story. It's a relatively recent trend. Both are steel and concrete for 2 floors then wood framed above. It's entirely driven by cost. I've gotta admit it's taken some getting used to working at that height. Our equipment costs have skyrocketed and of the 6 framing crews I rotate...I honestly only trust 2 of my foreman for this kind of work. Fall protection out of a 2-story is mostly lip service. Protection 3 stories and up is 100% pucker (at least for me and I'm generally cool with heights). Anyway, there's other advantages to wood framed as well regards fire protection, seismic and flexibility of design versus cost. All of that is over my pay grade but I'm happy for the work.
  9. I've been giving a lot of thought to the Weatherby Vanguard Modular Chassis in 6.5 Creedmoor but more to your's readily available in 223 Remington. Street price is $799 and it's one hell of a platform.
  10. Terri > Belmo Indeed, the work is now truly done...
  11. I WILL ****ing throat punch you...
  12. . If you don't mind me asking... My folks sold their Mass home in 2015. The sale was painless but around 9:30am of the closing day, the future owners called begging for a favor. Somehow their insurance company (who they had done business with for years) "ordered" the dive board removed or they would not insure the property. Not for a higher rate, not for a softer bed...they simply would not insure it. They also wanted a photo and receipt from a licensed contractor indicating the work was completed. I drove over and took care of it but more to the point... Does that single dive board hammer you on insurance or is it of no concern to your carrier? I was gonna ask Red to do it but I hear his OT rates are ludicrous... Thanks out of curiosity...