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Californiadecks 10-30-2018 02:34 PM

A day in the life of a deck builder
 
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Welcome to my wheelhouse.

Took us 8 months to get permits for this job. It's engineered for a siesmic zone. Will come complete with a set of stairs, all Feeney cable rails with composite decking.
The planshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...d953f3bfc2.jpg


The proposed area. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...3f2ec3ca93.jpg

Breaking ground
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...341f53637d.jpg

Hit bedrock but it didn't shake my concrete crew!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...cee0ac94d1.jpg

So we pull an imaginary Pythagorean
(so to speak) downhill to be be able to get square on the ground with a slope. The math works perfect. Finish floor was to determine top of piers which gave us one of the numbers for the Pythagorean.
Like this
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...92a02bccf5.jpg

Aerials https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...2da85e2172.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...6a70b6b0d0.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...6a52c17a46.jpg




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Californiadecks 10-30-2018 02:35 PM

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Forgot a shot of the cages and dobies.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...5705863ed5.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...90bfb59dca.jpg


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Oso954 10-30-2018 03:04 PM

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Nice to see there are still orange trees in/near Orange County.

Californiadecks 10-30-2018 03:10 PM

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The City of Yorba Linda abandoned that property as an easement with the condition they take care of the Orange trees and keep them there. We had to go before the city council to get that done. Doesn't hurt to be politically connected either. [emoji106]


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Nealtw 10-30-2018 03:54 PM

Re: A day in the life of a deck builder
 
A day, what did you do in the afternoon:devil3:

BigJim 10-30-2018 06:39 PM

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Good grief, no wonder why you charge so much to build decks, that is unreal.

By the way, what is the guy doing hanging by his toes head first in the footing?

Nealtw 10-30-2018 07:09 PM

Re: A day in the life of a deck builder
 
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Originally Posted by BigJim (Post 5671203)
Good grief, no wonder why you charge so much to build decks, that is unreal.

By the way, what is the guy doing hanging by his toes head first in the footing?

That might be the guy sitting on the wall with out shoes.

Californiadecks 10-30-2018 08:04 PM

Re: A day in the life of a deck builder
 
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Originally Posted by BigJim (Post 5671203)
Good grief, no wonder why you charge so much to build decks, that is unreal.



By the way, what is the guy doing hanging by his toes head first in the footing?



My guys like to have fun! Lol!


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Californiadecks 10-30-2018 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by BigJim (Post 5671203)
Good grief, no wonder why you charge so much to build decks, that is unreal.



By the way, what is the guy doing hanging by his toes head first in the footing?



That deck will push close to 85k. Not too many people have the cahonies ( or stubborn enough, take your pick )to tackle these things. I'll keep posting throughout this build. I still get excited to build these. [emoji106]


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lenaitch 10-30-2018 08:15 PM

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It's not really work when you love what you do (but still nice to get paid for it).

BigJim 10-30-2018 08:27 PM

Re: A day in the life of a deck builder
 
How deep are the footings? This will be an interesting build.

Californiadecks 10-30-2018 08:54 PM

A day in the life of a deck builder
 
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Originally Posted by BigJim (Post 5671265)
How deep are the footings? This will be an interesting build.



10" to daylight


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Nealtw 10-30-2018 08:59 PM

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10" to daylight


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When we get that drawing they measure it from the bottom of the footing. That would have added a couple more feet of fun.

Californiadecks 10-30-2018 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Nealtw (Post 5671279)
When we get that drawing they measure it from the bottom of the footing. That would have added a couple more feet of fun.



That's what my drawing reflects. From the bottom. It doesn't take much to measure. It's a 2:1 slope.


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Californiadecks 10-30-2018 11:04 PM

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The arrow points to the footinghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...5f6eb2e7f6.png


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