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Old 01-21-2011, 10:24 PM   #1
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here are some pic of skylights i got the pleasure to have to deal with 9 0f them the archatech put in 14 inch wide skylights the truss layout is all f up so i figured out what the dimensons would be to tuck the rock in the skylight return .instead of framing out the opening i just built the skylight on the floor and me and my guys lifted it up in to place...9 foot 6 inch lid.the dimensons are 14inch wide inside 40 inches long 6 feet high.no one ever put thought into the finish product on the design end....i did i riped all bevels off the rock rasped and backcut everything so it fit tight no gaps glued my blocking min screws and pre taped the skylight off for them to be sprayed down the road.everything fit perfect just gotta hit a few screws and run a bead of calk in inside corners to finish it off ...that how well the fit is ...it had to be because its to high and narrow to get up in to finish..im glad it hourly wow the work involved to put out a good finish product in the end...darn designers
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that's a tight fit.
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that was intelligent,I'm very impressed,I had to stare at your pics and go WOW,smart idea
I wouldn't of thought of that.I would of looked at my skinny a$$ed labourer and said"have fun taping those out"
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that was intelligent,I'm very impressed,I had to stare at your pics and go WOW,smart idea
I wouldn't of thought of that.I would of looked at my skinny a$$ed labourer and said"have fun taping those out"
thank you it took some serious thinking.
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my first thought too was what a really good idea that was. nice work. sometimes its nice to do hourly work and really get to enjoy doing a nice well thought out job you get two smiley thumbies for that.
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designers, techs, GCs, none of them ever think about what it takes to get the thing done.

I had a builder tell me, "I don't care how you do it, but it better look good."
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Excellent idea,,,,, that's using your kindneys !!!!!!

Such a simple way to fix a bad design,,,,, KOOL
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Excellent idea, if it was me the idea would of came to me after I did it the hard way.
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Excellent idea, if it was me the idea would of came to me after I did it the hard way.
Or you could just say "Well Mr. GC, you see the way you've gone and put this thing together with no thought as to the finish product, we can't possibly drywall these skylights...besides, a nice poplar tongue and groove would look really really nice up there."

Oh wait....the OP said it was hourly work....in that case, "Yes sir, I can most definitely build those skylights for you"
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here are some pic of skylights i got the pleasure to have to deal with 9 0f them the archatech put in 14 inch wide skylights the truss layout is all f up so i figured out what the dimensons would be to tuck the rock in the skylight return .instead of framing out the opening i just built the skylight on the floor and me and my guys lifted it up in to place...9 foot 6 inch lid.the dimensons are 14inch wide inside 40 inches long 6 feet high.no one ever put thought into the finish product on the design end....i did i riped all bevels off the rock rasped and backcut everything so it fit tight no gaps glued my blocking min screws and pre taped the skylight off for them to be sprayed down the road.everything fit perfect just gotta hit a few screws and run a bead of calk in inside corners to finish it off ...that how well the fit is ...it had to be because its to high and narrow to get up in to finish..im glad it hourly wow the work involved to put out a good finish product in the end...darn designers
How long have you been on this job Steve? Drywall wise?
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How long have you been on this job Steve? Drywall wise?
Thats a tuff one..because we do the framing.drywall.texture.paint.kitchens trim.doors.handels.ect and this building is on top of another building.so there are cut throughs for staircases.unforceans.ect so its not nonstop drywall everyday.some times you havent to send guyes to put in windows for the brickwork to be done..and allwall kinds of outher stuff...but thats ok.I like to do all areas of work
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Nice job & well thought out. There's no way my fat@ss would fit into one of those.
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Sweet idea! I would have still been scratching my head, waiting for a taper from the lollie pop guild to show up
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Had twenty of those kind of skylights in a nursing home. They were between trusses 24" on center though. A little more room. They were eleven feet tall from the bottom of the truss. And the bottom of the truss was sixteen feet off the floor. Dumb design. Pictures in my profile. And they wanted knockdown texture in them.
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Had twenty of those kind of skylights in a nursing home. They were between trusses 24" on center though. A little more room. They were eleven feet tall from the bottom of the truss. And the bottom of the truss was sixteen feet off the floor. Dumb design. Pictures in my profile. And they wanted knockdown texture in them.
I had to check your profile, then seen this pic lol
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Nice tape. It is a Lufkin. Was confusing til I figured out why my measuring was off.
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Lenin closet 16x17 . Bulls##t!!!
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Lenin closet 16x17 . Bulls##t!!!
Easy as hell to do when you got the machines, even for a fat bellied ba$tard like me
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stupid little closets. i just did one with an angle in it. i hope no one shines a light in it
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