Hitachi. @pneuhook. Winning combo.
I know one said it before, but I think it bears repeating: the #pneuhook is a wonderful thing. No more hoping the gun doesn't slide off wherever you stuck for a moment or fall of the wall while you're moving lumber, or squeezing it between your legs while getting something ready to nail - just hang and bang.
For the Hitachi NR83A3 - nicest stick nailer I have used. No fussing with idiotic things on a trigger like the Max or the NR83A5 - just pull the trigger and go. You run it wet, like an AR, (including the magazine) in my experience it functions flawlessly. Are there things that could be improved? Probably. I wouldn't mind having a sharper nose for toe nailing. But that's easy to fix myself. I wouldn't mind being officially able to use 3 1/2" nails ... But I don't need to.
Would I like to try another gun? Maybe. Wouldn't mind having a cool coil framing gun... Seems like nailing sheeting would be less annoying in a few ways. But do I need flashy things?
Honest work, with honest tools, for honest pay. All a man needs.
Build a #cultureofcraft .
Back on our twin wall passive house today, started Tuesday morning, too windy for Crane on Wednesday so couldn’t do much and rained off Thursday so not the best start but unfortunately that’s Mother Nature and it’s expected this time of year. Very windy at times again today but the lads battled through to get finished with the crane so all in all not a bad way to finish off for the weekend. Happy Friday everyone! #passivehouse#framersareadyingbreed#framerlife#chippy#carpenter#roofframing#trusses#timberframe
Pioneer Builders has been in business for 40 years and has a lot of historical data. But it's good to reevaluate at times. I finally got a truss quote back for the house we just finished. Just an FYI it took nearly 5 weeks to get the design from 1 company, still waiting on company 2. Total framing lumber for the hand cut roof $10,399. Total for the truss $12,653. Trusses would be $2259 MORE materials only. . . .
Btw, in 5 weeks + however long it would take to get delivery, we could frame and side this house. Over the last couple of years I know of small builders who had to layoff guys because trusses were 6 weeks out, then another 6 weeks out, becoming months. A major part of the reason why here @pioneerbuildersinc we cut the roof, is scheduling. Now obviously this is when demand is highest and the lead time might not matter as much depending on the size of the company. But for those of us that are small builders like @pioneerbuildersinc scheduling is HUGE. . . .
We avoid a lot of drywall repairs from truss uplift, we have open attics, better performance in fire, we have the equipment to make it easier to move material around. I’m not saying it is better to hand cut a roof, but it works out better for us. Just as an FYI, when we use trusses, we still frame the gable walls as balloon walls. It is safer, and is a much stronger method of building. . . .
I will be submitting my reviews on these brand new @makita.ca tools later this week. I threw these into the mix the past few weeks and was able to gather my opinion on each one. Fantastic additions to the ever expanding 18V lineup. 🤘🏻
Got a start on the @maibecinc 8" resistect siding on the @2bbuilt build. Siding is normally a slower paced, time consuming task, given the time of year it's time to put the jets on! Stay tuned as I will be back Saturday to continue with the install!
Sorry for the lack of activity. Been working like a dog and battling the poor weather we've had. Here's an update shot of the #HHILauder addition. Got the second floor framed earlier this week and finished the exteriors. Onwards and upwards onto the roof. Got a start on it late this afternoon and we are going ham tomorrow. Stay tuned as things will get interesting 👌🏻 #stackcity