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Old 03-24-2017, 08:35 PM   #41
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Are you planning to do this for a living? If you have no experience, then you have to start at the bottom and gain experience. Are you unemployed and looking to change careers?
I'm employed. Looking to see if there's any growth in this area. Pretty tired all the time sitting in front of a computer all day and thinking maybe I should get into some basic hands on work, hence why I think this stuff is bottom level stuff on the learning curve, it's not like the first thing I'm gonna learn is fancy tile-work.
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:03 PM   #42
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Just signed up to do Habitat on May 6. Anyone else coming?
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Just signed up to do Habitat on May 6. Anyone else coming?
I won't be, however good on you for taking the initiative to get some new skills and doing something for your fellow man!
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I started at the library. Lots of great resources. And those books you see near the counter at all the big stores. If you buy one book per job you will have a nice little library to lean back on later on.

All the reno shows are not necesarily a great place to learn from the host as much as just watching what they are doing. Picking out errors in techniques, simple things as consistancy of mortar, thickness of coats of mud, etc.
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Habitat building tomorrow. There's seems to be a spot that opened up if someone is wanting to join me!
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Update: Learned to do vapour barriers on Saturday. Not sure how often I might be using that skill whenever I get to doing interior renos though
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Update: Learned to do vapour barriers on Saturday. Not sure how often I might be using that skill whenever I get to doing interior renos though
Did you use acoustic sealant? fun stuff.
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Doing habitat again tomorrow!

Also I picked up one of these, which is a great deal right now BTW with the free stand included
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.1...|||||11365101|

What do I do with it? LOL
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Doing habitat again tomorrow!

Also I picked up one of these, which is a great deal right now BTW with the free stand included
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.1...|||||11365101|

What do I do with it? LOL
Baseboards, crown moulding, trims, and quick chops (if you don't have a chopsaw already). Though some of those are more difficult with a non-beveling saw.

First thing is to buy a good 80-tooth finishing blade for weaker pieces of wood/plastics/veneers. The 40-tooth (I assume) blade that comes with it is good for general stuff, but will chip weaker woods.
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Are there standards or building codes or something for sheds? More specifically a "boat house" which is just a shed by the lake?

Our boat house had some serious damage to the front of it from ice floes this winter and my Dad and I want to rebuild it as a summer project. It would just essentially be re-framing and hanging the doors on the front. Do we need to get anything checked by an inspector or anything?
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In Calgary? Tough to say, you can look here:
http://www.calgary.ca/PDA/pd/Pages/H...and-sheds.aspx

call the number on the right, they are quite helpful and can tell you what you would need, if anything.
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Not in Calgary, but in Alberta.
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Baseboards, crown moulding, trims, and quick chops (if you don't have a chopsaw already). Though some of those are more difficult with a non-beveling saw.

First thing is to buy a good 80-tooth finishing blade for weaker pieces of wood/plastics/veneers. The 40-tooth (I assume) blade that comes with it is good for general stuff, but will chip weaker woods.
Yea it's 40. The cuts that come out of 2x4's are fairly rough as is.

Is this a good deal?
https://www.amazon.ca/Hitachi-Powert...0%22+saw+blade

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Well if you are in a municipality, check their rules. Otherwise check the Alberta building code, as they have their own set of rules. I know in BC there are strict rules around rebuilding close to water and grandfathering of old buildings/upgrades. Not sure about Alberta though.
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Yea it's 40. The cuts that come out of 2x4's are fairly rough as is.

Is this a good deal?
https://www.amazon.ca/Hitachi-Powert...0%22+saw+blade
I assume they're good, but note cheaper finishing blades tend to wear out quickly (though you would have 3). I usually buy Diablo blades because they last the longest and give the best finish (IMO) but they are not cheap by any stretch.
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I kind of laugh at the idea of a Diablo finishing blade in a Ryobi chop saw.
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