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Zarin
Nov 11, 2008

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Elviscat posted:

*throws up a whole wall in 2 hours*

"Awesome l, just a couple pieces of blocking and whatnot, I'll do that tomorrow, then I'll do XY and Z!"

*4 hours of cutting blocking and solving unforeseen problems later*

"Well... gently caress."

I feel like this is me estimating ANY type of work. Household/fun projects, work at work, etc.

It's me, I'm the perpetual "overcommit then underdeliver"

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Zarin
Nov 11, 2008

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Clearly, you've got the wood oriented the wrong direction and you're not getting the across-the-grain cut that you're used to

That looks like steel tubing to me, but I can't tell 100%

Edit: Didn't really sound like it though

Zarin
Nov 11, 2008

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Any particular reason you decided to frame the landing in steel instead of wood? I've never done stairs before so if this is a rookie question, sorry!

As for the stairs, I'm torn. I'm in the middle of getting my house ready for sale and so everything I'm doing is "I want to do it RIGHT, but I want to do it as inexpensively as possible". If you were planning on living there for awhile, hell yeah night lighting on the stairs would own (as that's my primary gripe with the stairs in my house). However, would it be worth the extra effort to do that instead of just finishing up faster so you can get out?

Zarin
Nov 11, 2008

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Elviscat posted:

The stairs are going to be welded steel, with floating wooden treads.

It's my one really stupid absolute splurge on materials for this project, I want it to be a really cool centerpiece to this part of the house.

Oh, right, I remember that now!

Zarin
Nov 11, 2008

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OOF.

We had a LOT of training in our machine shop about "never try to catch ANYTHING". They didn't care what it was, if it started falling, just get out of the way.

It's definitely a natural reflex, though, and even as safety-conscious as I was, I still did it from time to time.

Zarin
Nov 11, 2008

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Elviscat posted:

I normally have pretty good "pull fingers the gently caress away" instincts from my job as a mechanic, and crushing my hands under valves and 100lb blocks of inconel and poo poo, I guess they only kick in with things I don't own, and not in my own kitchen.

lmao, yeah, I hear that

Zarin
Nov 11, 2008

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Elviscat posted:

E: three weeks to have this house liveable, drywallers are dodging my calls, my stress levels are through the loving roof.

It's like my painter buddy always said: "Leave a baggie of crack on the front step and the drywallers will come"

Okay so maybe he didn't say those words in that order exactly but I still have faith in the process

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Zarin
Nov 11, 2008

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Octagonal window needs to be about 6' lower

Also, those stairs are going to be noisy as gently caress. Might want to consider adding some insulation under them

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Zarin
Nov 11, 2008

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Elviscat posted:

I really just want to curl into a ball and die.

I'm prepping my old house for sale and this is a MOOD.

For what it's worth, you've done like 10x+ the amount of work I have on my house, and I hired some of it out and have had help from my dad on the rest. (So, really, he's the you in this analogy and I'm just following him around trying to be useful )

I am curious what your next steps are as well!

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