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FastCap Product Review / cleaner mindset
« on: April 28, 2017, 10:44:11 PM »
I don't know if anyone else here reads the fine homebuilding blog, small article about keeping job sites clean and features fast caps saw hood.

Lean Remodeling / Re: Paperwork
« on: April 24, 2017, 08:44:59 PM »
If anyone needs help with this sort of stuff Shawn * writes a blog for fine home building about paperwork and organizing files, along with general construction buisness. It's helped me a lot. *.com/

Member Projects / Re: Here is what I am working on today
« on: February 18, 2017, 09:07:12 PM »
Replaced 5 columns the other day cause all of the bottoms of the existing columns had rotted away

Member Projects / Re: Here is what I am working on today
« on: February 07, 2017, 09:59:19 AM »
I had nothing to do with the footings on this job or the mounds of dirt. There going to be doing a 24" basement dig out.

Member Projects / Re: Here is what I am working on today
« on: February 07, 2017, 09:54:12 AM »
Three beam lines 81' in total 11 columns.
We removed the old beams, installed the new beams. Then jacked everything up. It came out great.

FastCap Product Problems / Re: AccuScribePro slipping
« on: February 06, 2017, 06:08:40 PM »
You could try to take some blue painters tape and wrap the pencil to increase its diameter. Or see if you replace the pencil if you have the same issue. Anyhow hope that helps

Lean Remodeling / Re: Paperwork
« on: February 06, 2017, 05:56:53 PM »
I downloaded Foreceipts, will see how it works out

Lean Remodeling / Re: Paperwork
« on: February 04, 2017, 07:38:48 AM »
i was talking to my sister and she uses one for work. I am going to look into it. Thanks for the tip.

Lean Remodeling / Re: Paperwork
« on: February 03, 2017, 08:45:17 PM »
Your the second person to suggest that too me. I think I'am going to try it, will see. I have a mini home office. So I file all my receipts/records at the shop, where I have a XXL file cabinet. Currently at the end of the day when I get to the shop, I unload the truck/trucks file any receipts for the day, and then load up the truck/trucks for the following day. I am going to look into what it will cost for a cheap computer, scanner and probably a shedder, to keep at the shop. I am going to be moving into a new role at work and I know there's going to be a ton of more paperwork involved. Also I want to track job progress more thoroughly. My goal is to have a large library, of past jobs to be able to look through to help with the estimating process. I know my current process needs improvement at my current level of paperwork.
So if there's any other suggestion, I am all ears.

Lean Remodeling / Paperwork
« on: February 02, 2017, 07:13:27 PM »
I am trying to put a couple systems in place
#1 preconstruction, construction, finished (which I can then see exactly how many hours went into a job. Where did we come short, where did we crush it. Etc)
#2 receipts, rental agreements, maintenance warranty, insurance docs, everything. I fill up a whole filling cabinet over the course of a year. Then when I need to find a receipt for something. I need to go through a few months sometimes close to a Years worth of records.

What is your system? I think there might be some fastpipe in my future.

Member Projects / Re: Here is what I am working on today
« on: January 20, 2017, 05:59:24 PM »
Trying to make way on the shop in between jobs. Almost done with the framing.

Member Projects / Re: Here is what I am working on today
« on: January 20, 2017, 05:53:54 PM »
It's been to long, I've have been trying to knock out some personal stuff and a few small jobs, but I have a couple cool ones coming up.

Here's a sill plate replacement I did

Lean Shop / Re: FastCap Shop
« on: January 02, 2017, 09:07:30 PM »
Fastcap shop looks great, I always really liked these guys too.

Member Projects / Curbless showers does anyone have suggestions
« on: January 02, 2017, 09:04:41 PM »
My wife's pregnant with our second kid and looking to finish the basement. I wanted to put in a curbless shower. I need to bust up the floor to add a drain anyhow and thought I would do a curbless shower. I am not 100% committed to this and it's not something I am doing right away. I would like any feedback from someone that has experience doing this. Thanks guys

Building Materials / zip system/advantech
« on: December 04, 2016, 06:57:23 PM »
I have used the zip system on two projects now. so far there hasn't been any draw backs. in one case we also used the advantech sub floor. Both these products seem great. All of the sheet goods sta* flat, which i find makes it easier to make accurate cuts. Also I feel gives the owner/inspector/GC more confidence in what your building. it's still a new product and I don't think everyone is sold on it yet, but it looks to me like its just a matter of time. there is a small learning curve with taping, I would recommend purchasing the roller that huber makes for installing the tape. (maybe someone can chime in on a better roller and have fastcap make one.) there is a secondary benefit, air sealing. Zip system seems way ahead of tyvek in this department. Also the sheathing is marked for nailing, 6"o.c. around the perimeter 12" o.c. in the field.

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