building Man Cave One in Scottsdale AZ

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by walkingbear, May 5, 2012.

  1. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    thanks!
  2. ginslung

    ginslung It'll take.

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    I like your flooring choice, that will be pretty impressive. Exposed screws or some kind of hidden system?
  3. walkingbear

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    Carpenters finished the jositing Waiting for a 4 x 12. The one they sent was warped.

    The decking has a smooth and rough side. We are clear finishing the floor upstairs.. so below we see the knots

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    Building the stairway .. double joist and bracing.
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  4. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    hmm looks like we need a skyhook?.A beam seems to stop in the middle of nowhere?
  5. walkingbear

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    the crane is coming on Wed to lift the beams and trusses into place.
    It is like a big tinker toy set. Add a stick here and there and connect everything together.

    Tools and material of the day
    wood, drill , screes and a ladder

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    A view from the upstairs looking down into the yd and the stairway (to be built)


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    Trusty dog guarding my back while on the second level

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  6. wallache

    wallache Been here awhile

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    Life would be so much easier if Simpson sold a skyhook in their hanger catalog.
  7. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    a lot of architects seem to think a skyhook is included with any set of roof trusses
  8. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    whats happening here? Is this post temporary or is the stairway waal(s) gonna support that corner?
  9. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    Yes, temporary post to hold up the joist until the stairs are built. A 4x4 will be taking it's place.

    We have contractors to give door bids today, the window divisions of HD will be here also and the paving contractor will bid the job placing down 5300 of driveway pavers from the stree to garage and the main house.

    Pictures this afternoon.

    The stairway had the 4 x4 put in placed. Not enough floor boards were sent.. so they started building the walls and storing them
    under the decking. The large wall on top of the beam will be lifted into place on Friday.
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  10. spafxer

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    I have a dog very similar looking to your Avatar / guard dog. Name's Sammie.


    A border collie / Bernese Mountain Dog. Great Dog! More pics?



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  11. walkingbear

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    Trusty lab mix... she is now becoming close to Caleb.
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  12. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    Aluminum windows vs vinyl vs fiberglass vs wood?
    My feeling is to go with Alum. All the salesmen here are
    pushing vinyl
  13. Laromonster

    Laromonster Vesperado !

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    aluminum for sure, secondly wood, in your environment UV rays and heat will degrade plastics in the long run
  14. Gentleman Adventurer

    Gentleman Adventurer Adventurer

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    The aluminum ones tend to sweat more than the vinyl. May not be an issue in your dry climate.

    Typically the vinyl frames tend to have better R value. That being said, I'm leery of the cheap ones and how long they will last.
  15. mcma111

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    I replaced the windows in my house with vinyl and wish I hadn't. If I ever have the money I would go back to wood with a factory exterior coating.
  16. walkingbear

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    We added two window from the upstairs to look down into the garage.
    Just a nice way to bring openness to the project.

    The upstairs will be finished this afternoon. The landing has been built.
    So, noon Friday the crane will be here to hoist the beam and roof trusses.

    Forms fro the eaves on the second level

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    Dividing wall from the 2nd floor to the garage. We added the two windows.
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    Hand cut treads 7 3/4 rise 12 deep.
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    Landing, we added a closet to be built under the steps for storage (gun safe)
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    this little space under the stairway will be the safe secret hideaway for the kids.
  17. miguelitro

    miguelitro Chuchaqui

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    Just asked my wife about the window thing as she owned a window manufacturer, dist., etc and she said aluminum for sure in your area as vynil will expand and contract too much with your temps. Wood would be second.
    Mike
  18. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    that is good news. I pretty much decided on alum frames.
  19. walkingbear

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    Pretty hot here today.

    110 at noon, 5 guys with hammers and one crane operator.

    The trusses are up, beams are up, some of the plywood roof are nailed down.
    A few changes has to be made in front. The 3 little windows won't fit so we are going with sky lights on the eastern side. We will make changes as we work.

    We now have a steps to the upper level. Totally different from last week.
    Last 30 days of construction (we hope). We will be totally under roof by Tuesday afternoon.
    Electricians are happy that we have finished this part. Now they can run their lines.

    Tile installer came out and remeasured the bathroom. Added a 2x4 window in the bath area.




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    Clearing out motar so the beam would fit

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    These guys trust each other. Something that big floating around held by two straps

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  20. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    yes a few roof trusses and all of a sudden you have a "building " rather than a construction site.I would like to look at bigger pictures but for some reason they wont enlarge for me.I am a detailer for roof trusses and prenaile frames here i would like to look at how your guys do it and see if i can <strike>steal</Strike> swap ideas :D