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    Quote Originally Posted by dj_rice View Post
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    Picking up roof nails around the house. New roof was installed on Thurday. So far walking around I've picked up about 25 nails. Just on my property. Is this acceptable?
    No, it is not acceptable. If they properly sweep the lawn with a magnet there should be none.

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    Would you recommend just paying to rent scaffolding next time?
    If you know how to walk the ladder you don't need scaffolding. Just hold onto the paint as you shuffle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    No, but it's completely normal. They leave so fuckin many that I swear they receive a bonus for every kilo left strewn about. Check your gutters, too. I had strings of nails in mine!
    This is what I was going to say.

    Roofers are somewhere between cribbers and framers on the cleanliness/trashiness spectrum of residential construction workers (fyi that's the shitty end of the spectrum).

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    Installed a new (used) garage door, not bad for first time
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    This is what I was going to say.

    Roofers are somewhere between cribbers and framers on the cleanliness/trashiness spectrum of residential construction workers (fyi that's the shitty end of the spectrum).
    LoL! Not the same, but there used to be a hot tar roofer joke on Beavis and Butt-Head that made me fall off my chair, plus another one from a stand-up comedian.
    My brother once saw a crew of four hot tar roofers finish a shift, sit on the tailgate of a truck, polish off a quick 48 beers and head home. We're talking like maybe 1-hr on that tailgate... For serious.

    "I used to be a hot tar roofer... Boy, I remember that day real well!"

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    Gonna go conquer my grass this evening. After two weeks of constant rain, im thinking this will be a bag it situation.

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    Repainted the master bedroom and the office/guest room.
    Painting wasn't too bad, but had to do some drywall repair. Pretty pleased with the results. It was clear that the previous owner never correctly dealt with the moisture issue in the winter.

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    Shelves and walls in a garage with nothing on them? Did not think that was possible.

    Actually, I've done some purging and have emptied some shelf space but it just means that some cabinets will be a bit less cluttered soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedog View Post
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    Shelves and walls in a garage with nothing on them? Did not think that was possible.

    Actually, I've done some purging and have emptied some shelf space but it just means that some cabinets will be a bit less cluttered soon.

    Hahaha it will be filled soon enough.

    Just using the garage right now....haven’t moved in yet


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    ^Good for you! That looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalibuStacy View Post
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    Repainted the master bedroom and the office/guest room.
    Painting wasn't too bad, but had to do some drywall repair. Pretty pleased with the results. It was clear that the previous owner never correctly dealt with the moisture issue in the winter.
    Good job Stacy.
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    Beyond, bunch of creme puffs on this board.
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    Made 30 planters from 15 wine barrels for my wife's little side gig, all 30 going to a golf course restaurant in SE BC...

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    I hope you're getting $75 per planter or more because barrel sell for about $120-175 to the average Joe. Usually with a larger bulk over you can get them for much cheaper which I am assuming your wife did, but it still blows me away how much they sell for. I like to use them for woodworking but for the casual carpenter $150 a pop is a bit much.
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    We're selling our planters for less than $75 and are making good margins. Our whole barrel prices would be the lowest in the Calgary area and we're able to do this due to the bulk numbers we bring in through a partnership my wife has with someone. New prices on barrels like these run around $1,500, our last batch of 240 from the Napa valley only had wine in them once - they were never refurbished with addisitional inner staves.

    We sell barrels to people who reuse them in all sorts of ways, furniture, smokers, planters, some people clean them up and resell them at higher prices. PM me if you want more details on the barrels, we have about 170 currently available as best as I can remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedog View Post
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    We're selling our planters for less than $75 and are making good margins. Our whole barrel prices would be the lowest in the Calgary area and we're able to do this due to the bulk numbers we bring in through a partnership my wife has with someone. New prices on barrels like these run around $1,500, our last batch of 240 from the Napa valley only had wine in them once - they were never refurbished with addisitional inner staves.

    We sell barrels to people who reuse them in all sorts of ways, furniture, smokers, planters, some people clean them up and resell them at higher prices. PM me if you want more details on the barrels, we have about 170 currently available as best as I can remember.

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    Ah I've seen your kijiji ads and last time I had someone reach out to me for a project I was going to reach out to you guys before they backed out. Sounds like you know what you're doing then sir, just ignore my comment then lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedog View Post
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    We're selling our planters for less than $75 and are making good margins. Our whole barrel prices would be the lowest in the Calgary area and we're able to do this due to the bulk numbers we bring in through a partnership my wife has with someone. New prices on barrels like these run around $1,500, our last batch of 240 from the Napa valley only had wine in them once - they were never refurbished with addisitional inner staves.

    We sell barrels to people who reuse them in all sorts of ways, furniture, smokers, planters, some people clean them up and resell them at higher prices. PM me if you want more details on the barrels, we have about 170 currently available as best as I can remember.

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    For the planters, do you do anything else to them other than just cutting the barrels in half? Specifically, do you sand and stain them and/or put any lip on the cut edge to keep the splines from splitting? I might be interested in picking a couple of them up from you.


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    Since I was told that there are no more hours for me for July, I figured I would lay down some pavers on the pad where the hot tub was supposed to go (no money for hot tub now). Using it as a fire area for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mo_money2supe View Post
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    For the planters, do you do anything else to them other than just cutting the barrels in half? Specifically, do you sand and stain them and/or put any lip on the cut edge to keep the splines from splitting? I might be interested in picking a couple of them up from you.
    I sand the edges so as to remove any roughness, the staves will remain quite tight if moisture is a part of the equation - keep the soil inside fairly consistently moist or spray the outside once in a while.

    We don't clean them up at all as people will pick out barrels or planters for a variety of reasons. Sanding will pretty much bring them back to an almost new condition, a power wash will clean them up quite nicely as well but there are people who want the darkest red staining.

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    Under $75 for a planter like that seems awfully cheap.
    I would imagine transporting 30 of them are more hassle than the cost of the barrels itself.

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