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Old 04-27-2013, 08:11 AM   #46
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As you can see, I need a piece to really span the entire elevation .
You'll actually will have two runs of panel that will be affected by the long run...no big deal, you just have to decide where the seems will be.

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If you have some left over, return it.
You can't return that stuff and if you're short there will be a crate charge and possibly shipping that can cost as much (or more) as the panel(s) itself.

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Why so much agonizing over this?? Estimate approximately what you need and buy it. If you're short, buy more. If you have some left over, return it. You're typically going to have at least 10% waste no matter how you try to figure.
If it were that simple...

I have estimated what I need. I added up or elevations of metal sq ft and subtracted all windows. I did that for my QUOTE. But that won't work and give us what we need in the end. I put the 16 footers all around house and we ended up with a lot of waste that could either be a huge amount of joints.. NO or just pitched and then I needed more. So... I started to layout more accurately.

I live in Fairbanks, AK... this is a special order from WA. I have spent my last month working on the concept, figuring out all the FC panels I need, and my cedar and locating where to buy it all. I'm on a super tight budget for my siding choices and cannot afford to have a bunch extra. Nor can it be sent back. It would cost more to send back then it would to purchase another one.

We have a lift included in budget for 7 days. If I forget ANY materials, it's 4-6 weeks lead time. Horizontal so we start from bottom up. I can't spend another chunk of money on another lift. The way I see it is... I have one shot at this.

I am not a pro. I am a busy stay at home mom with many other mommy things I do in the day. I finally gave up and decided to seek help from pros.

Agonizing? No... just EXHAUSTED!

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You'll actually will have two runs of panel that will be affected by the long run...no big deal, you just have to decide where the seems will be.



You can't return that stuff and if you're short there will be a crate charge and possibly shipping that can cost as much (or more) as the panel(s) itself.


Thank you Kwikfishrom :-)

I knew there would be a joint. I just didn't know best place for it. Should I do somewhere above he big void on left or let it hit that horizontal section of window/FC on the right. decisions decisions. This is front of house. But I will just play and try and keep away from places eye is drawn to.

I am wrapping his up today so I can order monday. Thanks for your time and help.
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With this program you're using can't you just draw a line every 34 11/16" up the walls to replicate the siding exposure?

It would be pretty easy to figure it out after that, you would also be able to see which panels notch over and under the openings. I'd think you could get a pretty accurate count that way.
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With this program you're using can't you just draw a line every 34 11/16" up the walls to replicate the siding exposure?

It would be pretty easy to figure it out after that, you would also be able to see which panels notch over and under the openings. I'd think you could get a pretty accurate count that way.
yes and I am almost done. I am staggering any joints and keeping away from windows.

thanks. I think I got this figured.

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Real quick...

I forgot to ask building supplier friday and I am ordering monday.

Do you know if, a person needs 15 foot piece, can I get that? Or is it only in 2 foot increments?

And also, if I need 15'-6" can I get that? Or do they charge extra for cutting here?

I realize it's better to ask them but it's saturday! So I am hoping to get "standard" here...
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You better call and ask, any metal I've ordered you can get down to the inch. There is no "standard" You're better waiting an extra day if you have to so you know you get it right.

I'd also order a little extra because things can and do happen, damage a piece, make a bad cut, etc. Same with the channel. If you end up with any extra you could always side the doghouse or something.
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You better call and ask, any metal I've ordered you can get down to the inch. There is no "standard" You're better waiting an extra day if you have to so you know you get it right.

I'd also order a little extra because things can and do happen, damage a piece, make a bad cut, etc. Same with the channel. If you end up with any extra you could always side the doghouse or something.
any extra cedar, metal, and channel = veggie garden walls. We have a garden but this would make some neat mini side walls!

I just didn't want to pay for 16'-0 piece and they cut for you at 15'-3 and they just pitch the waste but i still pay for it. Id rather cut and keep waste for garden etc! (or dog house ha!)

ok.. i can prob figure out and place order by afternoon.

other then that... im done!
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I just didn't want to pay for 16'-0 piece and they cut for you at 15'-3 and they just pitch the waste but i still pay for it.
That's not how it works. When they run "your job" color and profile the metal comes off a role, through the roller and cut to whatever size you ordered. They don't take a 16' piece and chop off 9" of it and toss the scrap and the charge you for the cut. The way you're thinking, you think you're saving but you're really paying more.

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That's not how it works. When they run "your job" color and profile the metal comes off a role, through the roller and cut to whatever size you ordered. They don't take a 16' piece and chop off 9" of it and toss the scrap and the charge you for the cut. The way you're thinking, you think you're saving but you're really paying more.

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Exactly what I wanted to know. So I'd rather get cuts as close as possible rather then having a foot of waste off a dozen or so sheets which is a waste of money!!

OMG! I wasted so much time. A few years ago when we ordered corrugated (not nu wave) from different supply company, they said order in 2 foot increments. It never occurred to me to ask this diff supply company how it works. They did say you can get them cut where you want but I took that as "for a cost". But perhaps it's just as easy. I spent so much time working in 2 foot increments and trying to find spots for waste.

Now everyone knows why I struggled. I didn't want to waste money. I'm so totally taking down to the inch! That way I'm paying for what I buy.

Thanks for video. Totally cleared that up. I learn something new everyday.
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A few years ago when we ordered corrugated (not nu wave) from different supply company, they said order in 2 foot increments.
As I said call and ask, nu wave may be the same way (but I doubt it).

One thing is for sure....you'll have this all figured out by the time you're "done".
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As I said call and ask, nu wave may be the same way (but I doubt it).

One thing is for sure....you'll have this all figured out by the time you're "done".
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Ok ok...so I do my research! But if you saw all projects, and knew amount of research I've done and questions answered so I understand over last 5 years... I'm pretty knowledgeable in all areas. I'm quite proud of myself and it never hurts to ask.

One thing is for sure, it has been totally worth it!!
And I have no regrets seeking help

Ill call first thing Monday morning and place order same day. :-)

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