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Old 04-13-2012, 07:53 PM   #11
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Default Re: So I don't Have a Title but here we go

Things I would do different:

1) lay out the lifts of gravel for the base using screets
- trying to level the base one bucket load at a time was a huge pain.
2) ensure that I discuss the build more with the lumber yard
- ensure that I fully understand everything that they are planning
- ensure they fully understand every thing that I am planning
3) If I need to have plans drawn again ensure that things like door and header framing are fully specified.
4) Install several runs of conduit under the slab for add ons and any future plans.
5) ensure I am fully informed of when my inspections must be carried out and what they entail.
6) Ensure trusses are designed for easier installation (half trusses on leanto)
7) Have better a plan for installing blocking on the roof
-perlins then sheathing?
- Thicker roof sheathing?
- I really hate H-Clips
8) Stand up very large walls in pieces
- shoulder injury (still healing)
- house of cards syndrome (just about cried)
9) Get more than 1 quote/ idea of price (my father figured $25,000, that was a bit off)
10) A real hammer drill is a wonderful thing for drilling wedge anchors in.

I will come up with more and update this list everytime I do. I will add a comment to my current post and a index link to this. (thanks for another great idea SHOPNUT)
Here is a link to my "I'm not sure what to call it build"
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