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Old 06-01-2012, 09:22 AM   #6451
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That looks really nice Keith.

Did you make the lattice?

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Wow Keith, you are like the energizer bunny.
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I just noticed that the frame of the lattice panels is made of bamboo.
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I just noticed that the frame of the lattice panels is made of bamboo.
I'm glad you did. Cuz I already mentioned that I got it from Coombs.
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I didn't get over to Phil's boat up on the rocks until today. Luckily it was still there, but the overnight high tide had moved it another 30 yards along the rocks.

I was taking the skiff out to tie to the sailboat, as we are hoping to go to town tomorrow, and there won't be any water in our bay then. Fortunately, the afternoon high was close to the dinghy, and I was able to get a line on the back and pull it off the rocks.

It seems he has lost the bow eye off the dinghy...and that's why it got away.
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I managed to find just enough cedar siding to cover the back of the viewing building with today. Very little left over, so I hope there isn't anything else that needs doing.

I did also get exactly enough 1 x 4's cut for the roof strapping, but that isn't nailed on yet. Might have a go at that shortly, as we have finished dinner now.
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We have a woodpecker here who thinks she is a hummingbird. Several times a day, she feeds off the feeder just like the little hummers do.

We know it's a she because we watch her feed her baby.
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Just totally beautiful buddy. Do you blind nail your siding or do you use SS nails?
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I'm glad you did. Cuz I already mentioned that I got it from Coombs.
I went back to look and I somehow missed a bunch of posts starting at 6443.
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Just totally beautiful buddy. Do you blind nail your siding or do you use SS nails?
Neither actually Jim.
I use a 2" galvanized casing nail for this siding, as it is only about 1/2" thick at the butt. That's our standard method for nailing siding up this way.

Stainless steel nails...now, if you'd like to send me about 10 lbs, I'd be only too happy to use them!
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Well, of all the weak kneed, low down, unbelievable, totally preposterous excuses I have ever heard, that has to be it!!
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Just over an hour ago Squid alerted me to a fire burning down on Thetis Island, about 5 miles from here. When I headed out, I noticed that we had a sunset in the making...so back in to grab the camera, and this is what showed up.

It was one of those very fast changing sunsets. The series of pics should be in order if the site leaves them alone.
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The sunsets are beautiful as always, the water and mountains in the back ground make it look like a post card.

Keith, don't the galv nails bleed on the cedar after a while? The ones we get down this way will. I saw this doctor have his house sided with heart red wood and the galv nails bled and ruined all of his siding, the ole boy was not happy. I know what you mean about the SS nails, they are kinda proud of them. Have you priced copper nails lately?
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The sunsets are beautiful as always, the water and mountains in the back ground make it look like a post card.

Keith, don't the galv nails bleed on the cedar after a while? The ones we get down this way will. I saw this doctor have his house sided with heart red wood and the galv nails bled and ruined all of his siding, the ole boy was not happy. I know what you mean about the SS nails, they are kinda proud of them. Have you priced copper nails lately?
Jim, galvanized nails shouldn't bleed if they are properly galvanized.

They do tend to leave streaks on cedar if there is nothing applied to the cedar, stain for example. But if the cedar is stained, as all of ours on the house and cabin is, they leave no marks.

The other thing is, is that the nails should be set in just a trace if possible. That keeps the nail head out of the weather. Most folks don't have either the time or patience to do that.
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That will work, some of the folks down this way let the cedar age and the nails do look bad. I had a really intelligent architect who graduated from Harvard (and made it a point to let everyone know that) who insisted that I blind nail the cedar siding on the guest house. I told the dummy it would not work but he was going to have his way. When you could stick your hand under the siding where it warped, the owner asked why it did that and I happily told her. Then we had to go back and renail the siding which would also be nailed wrong as cedar should never be nailed at the top and bottom, it will split most times.

Some times we would get some smooth hot dipped Galv nails that did good but the rough Galv nails weren't worth a cuss.

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