Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > Project Showcase

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-01-2010, 12:03 AM   #2791
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,509
Share |
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by gma2rjc View Post
Was it difficult installing the one on the curved part of the house?
Sorry, you snuck in there while I was sleeping!

Building the front gutters was definitely a bit of a challenge.

Before I even started I had to make a scaffold to stand on just so I could reach from the outside. It would never have been possible to attach them from above.

So I started out by attaching the back of the gutter to the fascia boards. That was screwed on all the way across.

The board that acts as the bottom was actually made up out of about 5 pieces (lamination style) until the gutter was wide enough. Then the front piece(s) were screwed on. Everything was glued as I went.

Then when that was done I put in the chamfered pieces made from yellow cedar. They were quite long, which made it easier to install. More glue and screws.

Then the whole shebang was stained on the outside and waterproofed on the inside.

After having looked at that pic again, I think I will definitely get up there and scrub the gutter out tomorrow and get some more waterproofing in there.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-gutter-2.jpg  

cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 12:08 AM   #2792
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 4,098
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Wow! I can't even imagine how much time and energy that would take.

Had you seen that done on a house before?
gma2rjc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 12:11 AM   #2793
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,509
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by gma2rjc View Post
My goodness. That's quite a job.

Not to change the subject, but I remember thinking what a tough couple of days you must have had a while back getting all that tile home. But it must have been 10x as much work getting all those shingles over to the island by boat!
Did you really have to remind me!!!!

Actually, I was somewhat more fortunate with the shingles. I brought them over as they were needed. So as one section of roof was built, it would get shingled.

I can't remember how many squares all together, but I guess it must be somewhere around 30 or so with everything. So that would be 90 bundles, and these guys are heavier than the standard shingles which run around 210# a square. If memory serves, this type is about 240# a square. So perhaps something over 7,000# all told.

All the tiles we have actually weigh more than that, and that wouldn't include a ton or so for thinset and grout.
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 12:14 AM   #2794
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,509
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by gma2rjc View Post
Wow! I can't even imagine how much time and energy that would take.

Had you seen that done on a house before?
No, I never have.

Usually if there is a roof like this it dispenses with gutters all together.

I guess you could go to a sheet metal shop and have them make something up. I'm really not quite sure how else one would go about this.
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 12:17 AM   #2795
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 4,098
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
I can't remember how many squares all together, but I guess it must be somewhere around 30 or so with everything. So that would be 90 bundles, and these guys are heavier than the standard shingles which run around 210# a square. If memory serves, this type is about 240# a square. So perhaps something over 7,000# all told.

All the tiles we have actually weigh more than that, and that wouldn't include a ton or so for thinset and grout.
I hope you're giving the Mrs. a discount on all the shipping and handling fees.
gma2rjc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 12:17 AM   #2796
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,509
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by jiju1943 View Post
Buddy, you are killing us showing us a little tidbit of your work bench here and there. From what we are seeing that is one sharp work bench.

Is your handle made out of hickory, most shovel handles around here are hickory. I have a bunch of old rejected hickory wheelbarrow handles out in the shed that I make saw dust from to use in my smoker when smoking Bar B Q, that stuff is harder than Chinese ruthmatic or Superman's knee caps. Hickory sure does make good vise handles though, I think that is what mine is made out of.
Jim...I just checked back - and I mean way back - if you go to post 370, the workbench stuff starts there. It takes awhile and a few pics before you get to the end.
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 12:24 AM   #2797
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,509
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by gma2rjc View Post
I hope you're giving the Mrs. a discount on all the shipping and handling fees.
Now there's an idea! And to think that all this time I haven't even been charging her!!!

How foolish of me!

So I just need to come up with some outlandish price and give her a good discount...sounds good to me.

Let's see now, one bundle of shingles at 80 pounds...say what, around 25 cents a pound...so twenty bucks a bundle, times 90...that's $1,800...and I'll be a really nice guy and give her...hmmm, let me think about this for a second...39.67234% discount. That works out to $714.10, which means she only owes me $1,085.90.

That's just for the shingles...the tiles will be much more...
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 12:32 AM   #2798
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 4,098
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Not to mention labor costs, lumber cut on-site is much more valuable than store bought.

Of course, when you get the bill for all that beautiful landscaping, daily meals, interior design consultation etc., you might be about even.
gma2rjc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 12:37 AM   #2799
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,509
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by gma2rjc View Post
Not to mention labor costs, lumber cut on-site is much more valuable than store bought.

Of course, when you get the bill for all that beautiful landscaping, daily meals, interior design consultation etc., you might be about even.
Are you saying I can charge her for all the meals I have cooked as well...oh goody...let's see that should come out to ....
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 01:22 AM   #2800
STAFF
 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 7,058
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by cocobolo View Post
And here is the beast doing the damage...
I may be showing my stupidity here but what is the machine? From looking at the wood it has to be some kind of saw as there are saw kerfs.

I forgot quotes won't show a picture, the picture is in post #396.
Guess what I learned to do, copy and paste pictures here, I didn't know if it would work or not but it did.
__________________
New members: Please consider adding your location to your profile.

Jim

Last edited by BigJim; 10-01-2010 at 01:54 AM.
BigJim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 01:34 AM   #2801
STAFF
 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 7,058
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by cocobolo View Post
OK, I lied, it's two days later, had to go to town yesterday.
In order to clamp up the leg assembly in the long direction, I had to make up 4 clamps. Unfortunately, I was fresh out of 6' clamps, so what's a fella to do?
I hope the photo speaks for itself.
Buddy, this is using your head, that is a neat idea, I can't believe I had already forgotten about it since I read this way back when. Oh, I forgot again, no pictures, this the long clamps you had to make out of wood. I just hope I can remember this when I need a long clamp next time. The picture is on post #422.
__________________
New members: Please consider adding your location to your profile.

Jim

Last edited by BigJim; 10-01-2010 at 01:37 AM.
BigJim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 01:58 AM   #2802
STAFF
 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 7,058
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Keith, your house is the first one I have ever seen curved gutters on, ever. I am not sure I would have even known where to start building curved gutters. You are an amazing person buddy, my hat is off to you.
__________________
New members: Please consider adding your location to your profile.

Jim
BigJim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 12:11 PM   #2803
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,509
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by jiju1943 View Post
I may be showing my stupidity here but what is the machine? From looking at the wood it has to be some kind of saw as there are saw kerfs.

I forgot quotes won't show a picture, the picture is in post #396.
Guess what I learned to do, copy and paste pictures here, I didn't know if it would work or not but it did.
Jim: It's something called a precision saw. To be perfectly honest I think that is just the manufacturers concoction to sell more saws.

The blades for it are quite small, but they have a carbide sawblade, one for cutting tile and a thin (cheapie) blade for cutting wood which isn't worth beans. The other two blades are pretty good though. And besides, when I got it, the deal was on at half price.
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 12:17 PM   #2804
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,509
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by jiju1943 View Post
Keith, your house is the first one I have ever seen curved gutters on, ever. I am not sure I would have even known where to start building curved gutters. You are an amazing person buddy, my hat is off to you.
I have been up on the roof for the past hour and a half cleaning the front gutter. It's 50 feet long. I didn't realize that before, but after cleaning it I know all about that now!

Normally, I use a corn broom in the summer - when things are bone dry - to sweep the gutter out and that works OK. Then a small scrubbing brush to do the very ends.

That wasn't going to work this morning as the thin layer of dirt was stuck on well and truly. So I wire brushed first, then swept out with a normal bench brush, then washed it out with a damp sponge. It came out all right.

So now I will let the damp gutter dry out - as the sun was just getting over the trees as I finished. Then another coating of the flex-core waterproofing.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-gutter-3.jpg  
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 02:44 PM   #2805
STAFF
 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 7,058
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by cocobolo View Post
I have been up on the roof for the past hour and a half cleaning the front gutter. It's 50 feet long. I didn't realize that before, but after cleaning it I know all about that now!

Normally, I use a corn broom in the summer - when things are bone dry - to sweep the gutter out and that works OK. Then a small scrubbing brush to do the very ends.

That wasn't going to work this morning as the thin layer of dirt was stuck on well and truly. So I wire brushed first, then swept out with a normal bench brush, then washed it out with a damp sponge. It came out all right.

So now I will let the damp gutter dry out - as the sun was just getting over the trees as I finished. Then another coating of the flex-core waterproofing.
I didn't think of this before but you have to keep your gutters fairly clean as you get all your drinking and all water from the rain. That would give me some concern down this way after the dry hot Summer we had. I bet you do realize how long your gutter is now after having to clean them. That is just too neat the way you built them and sealed them so they wouldn't rot.

One good thing is you don't have to drink your water from a river where all kind of chemicals and medicines are. The cities here can get the impurities out but they can't get the medicines out so there is no telling what we are drinking.

__________________
New members: Please consider adding your location to your profile.

Jim
BigJim is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
glue down hardwood flooring along gulf coast sbmcclean@sbcglobal.net Flooring 6 12-21-2008 01:55 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.