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rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Sep 16, 2014 - 06:37pm PT
Pink...Nice house by the way...rj
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Sep 16, 2014 - 06:45pm PT
I agree. It's a very nice house.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Sep 16, 2014 - 07:21pm PT
That is a great looking damn near microhouse pinck.

Try not to be lucky with ladders,be smart.

Credit: wilbeer

Since 82 I have been building houses ,1 accident.Stacked drywall [not by my crew]fell over and broke a mans ankle while building kitchen soffits on a rain day.

Some have balance and brains to work off ladders ,some do not.

To generalize about "framers" with such a broad brush must mean you are a painter.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Sep 16, 2014 - 08:09pm PT
No I'm not a painter. I do respect painters and what they require to be effective. All trades get the same level of obligation from me to provide a safe environment to work in. Everyone is there to make money, not be a hero.

As for my opinion based on multiple experiences with wood frame builders, I'm comfortable feeling the way I do.

wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Sep 16, 2014 - 08:22pm PT
Sorry for your experiences.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Sep 16, 2014 - 08:49pm PT
Yeah, I am too.

With all things there is the ability for people to excel at what they do in ways that may not pay the bottom line. I know there are people who build houses and employ things like remote control cranes,boom lifts and secure steel or aluminum scaffolding.

It's a fact, at least up here in Canada that if a project is a stand alone single family dwelling in a suburban neighbourhood there isn't much civil oversight other than mandatory building inspections based on progress milestones. The odds of sanctions against cutting corners are gambled on during 6 weeks to completion.
ruppell

climber
Sep 16, 2014 - 09:04pm PT
Some people cut corners, some don't. Framers aren't the only ones that do this. Singling out one trade is bogus.

Every see a dry wall guy mudding while standing on a spackle bucket? Ever see an electrician make a hot tie in? Ever see a backhoe operator on way to steep of a slope? Ever see concrete guys using ply instead of lvl's for tall forms? I have.

I was a framer for a long time. Never had a job related lost time injury. I worked with pros and we used the proper tool for the job.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Sep 16, 2014 - 09:05pm PT
Ruppell,...Ever seen a grown man naked...?
ruppell

climber
Sep 16, 2014 - 09:08pm PT
Yep. Even a few times on the job site. lol
sandstone conglomerate

climber
sharon conglomerate central
Sep 16, 2014 - 09:09pm PT
A little something I've been working on:

Credit: sandstone conglomerate


nah000

climber
canuckistan
Sep 16, 2014 - 09:14pm PT
JB: while you have a point, regarding mindless and/or macho safety cultures, i'm sure you'd agree there is a balance in there... i recently had a good conversation with a safety consultant who discussed his view that there is a bit of a returning tide within the safety industry... that being, that the historically speaking, relatively recent trend towards rule oriented attempts at the elimination of risk can be in certain situations as counterproductive as mindless or ego driven risk acceptance...

i always find it interesting how much overlap there is between risk and safety discussions in construction and those regarding safe climbing...
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Sep 16, 2014 - 09:15pm PT
Yes Ruppell, all true except the threshold of due diligence and bonded obligation is much lower to bid on wood frame houses in comparison to what it takes to be accepted to bid on commercial tenant improvement jobs or commercial base building construction.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Sep 16, 2014 - 09:17pm PT
nah000,

Risk is an avenue of pleasure.
nah000

climber
canuckistan
Sep 16, 2014 - 09:25pm PT
^^^^^

hahaha. for sure...
ruppell

climber
Sep 16, 2014 - 09:30pm PT
Jim

I'd agree with that last post. There's way more hacks in all the residential trades then in the commercial trades. Besides bonds and higher insurance overhead not many residential guys could even come close to putting a bid together once the blueprints and spec sheets get over ten pages. Most of those that can do it end up in commercial.
pinckbrown

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe, CA
Sep 17, 2014 - 07:08am PT
Just to let you know - I am an owner/builder Jim, not a contractor. I also built everything myself except for rough plumbing (all cast iron drain) & rough electrical. Completely out of pocket. The inspecter says it is the best framing job he has ever seen. The assesors say they are going to run to my full basement during an earthquake because it is so overbuilt. It took me three years. Sq ft is 1115, plus the basement 500 sq ft
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Sep 17, 2014 - 08:35am PT
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Sep 17, 2014 - 08:44am PT
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
The Chief

climber
Laughing at all you angry blinded asshat Sheep
Sep 17, 2014 - 10:03am PT
Just completed... 32" X 23" and 12" deep. First one of this aspect series.



"The Valley"
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Sep 17, 2014 - 10:18am PT
pinckbrown, it's obvious your house was built with a lot of care and attention. It is a very nice house, in that it already looks like a home.

Congratulations !
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