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#1 AmScray

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:13 PM

Nice shed.
16X8 constructed ENTIRELY from materials thrown away by some rich **** who's gut remodeling his house a block over. Spent some hours de-nailing all the good lumber and panels. Did about 95% of all work by myself, including any number of obviously two man jobs. Only brought in a day laborer (because I have no friends) for a couple hours to finish the roof trusses and help me raise the wall panels.

Nice 15 degree pitch on the roof, actually wound up using subfloor decking for the roof which is just too haevy so I had to make a ton of lightening cuts but it worked. Made the pierforms out of cardboard I found in the trash, floor frame, subfloor deck then 4X8 exterior wall panels on 2X4 frames, all from the big construction dumpster in front of his house. .

I did buy a couple sacks of concrete for the piers, some minor reinforceing hardware and roofing felt. The nails and screws I had. Hoping he throws away some insulation and some kind of interior paneling. Also I will need shingles. If any of the remaining needed materials are left unattended on the jobsite, I intend to steal them.

Total spent on a fully dried-in and essentially complete 16' X 8' building: Less than $100.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:16 PM

Even burners have freaking cameras dude.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:22 PM

I know. I don't want to post any pictures because I don't want anyone to figure out where I live.
The internet is a scary, scary ****ing place.

Also, there's always the possibility that I am completely lying or partially exaggerating.
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:23 PM

Was this illegal because you didn't pull permits or because you didn't use union labor?

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:28 PM

No permits whatsoever, in a city that will literally dispatch an excavator within 72 hours of learning of an illegal ancillary structure to come tear it down, then send you the bill.

I may paint the roof the same color as the surrounding grass, since I've heard GIS systems have automated intelligence that compares year to year satellite images and notifies municipalities of conflicts between the existing tax roll and potentially new structures added to the property without being added into the data system.

Walk into Home Depot with a color printout of the satellite image of my lot, then ask the paint man to match 'that color of green'.
****ed up, Orwellian world we live in.
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:43 PM

did you actually need the extra storage?
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:59 PM

No.
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:07 PM

why didn't you get the permit?
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:35 PM

Because, **** them, that's why!

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:57 PM

View PostAmScray, on 21 August 2013 - 05:13 PM, said:

(because I have no friends)

One PM and I'll be there in an hour. I would take the day off work to help you roof your new shed.

View PostiZuma, on 20 August 2012 - 11:32 AM, said:

napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

View PostEssay21, on 25 February 2013 - 08:32 PM, said:

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:58 PM

Scram lives in Ames?
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:59 PM

it was a challenge. it was a way to keep from forgetting how to do that for a while longer. I've been there. nowhere in the equation will you find concern for oversight, or much actual need for the functionality.
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:00 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on 21 August 2013 - 06:58 PM, said:

Scram lives in Ames?
someone needs to revoke your charter membership.
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:05 PM

it's either that or Brv has moved to joliet
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:10 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on 21 August 2013 - 07:05 PM, said:

it's either that or Brv has moved to joliet

I live in Chicago now.

View PostiZuma, on 20 August 2012 - 11:32 AM, said:

napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

View PostEssay21, on 25 February 2013 - 08:32 PM, said:

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:11 PM

huh

View Postbrvheart, on 21 August 2013 - 07:10 PM, said:

I live in Chicago now.

huh. What neighborhood?
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:16 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on 21 August 2013 - 07:11 PM, said:

huh

huh. What neighborhood?

Kenosha. Last stop on the train in the north. I didn't know Scram lived in Joliet, I thought he lived in the city. Since we are on opposite ends of the city, it will take me 2 hours from when I see the Scram-signal.

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napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

View PostEssay21, on 25 February 2013 - 08:32 PM, said:

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:41 PM

View Postbrvheart, on 21 August 2013 - 07:16 PM, said:

Kenosha. Last stop on the train in the north. I didn't know Scram lived in Joliet, I thought he lived in the city. Since we are on opposite ends of the city, it will take me 2 hours from when I see the Scram-signal.

He doesn't live in Joliet, I was just trying to think of something about an hour away from where I estimate him to live, that would also insult you.. And I know what Kenosha is, I lived in the near north suburbs for 4 years. I bought my first bong in Kenosha as a matter of fact.
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:45 PM

If Speedz would have made your post, I'd have guessed Skokie
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:50 PM

Good work....



If you havent bought the shingles yet you may want to consider rolled asphalt roofing with a three/twelve pitch. Three tabs will be ok but they will be more sensitive to leaking from slight damage and the shallow angle more likely for wind to lift them



And they absolutely use imaging for assessment purposes these days. Around here they study the ones taken in the winter so structures hidden by foliage can be seen...




If you live in an area where the trees strip and the grass goes dormant then use light brown roofing




Damn... just thought of something...




The county can get a tax assessment of shakes house and its contents by satellite




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