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Old 01-03-2013, 03:14 PM
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1/3/2013 Update:

Well, the Amish framers arrived prompt;y at 7am to begin work and would be a lot farther along if the truck delivering the steel beams hadn't slid off the drive about 1000' from the homesite. Had to bring in wrecker to get him squared away but eventually he made it back to the site and unloaded. They got moving along and I would say that before the end of today they will likely have all of the I-Joists set in place and flooring will go on tomorrow.
They plan to be done by the end of next week with the roofers scheduled for 1 week from next Monday.

The Amish are incredible workers and their work ethic is to be admired!
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:23 PM
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:42 AM
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What is causing all the slide offs on your drive? Pitch, width, instability, ice, bad luck? Maybe some driveway markers and some salt would help these guys out? Or warning signs or?? Might be an inexpensive fix and might not be good to develop this reputation of your job site??

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Old 01-04-2013, 09:11 AM
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Good questions and keep in mind, I am one of the victims of the slide-off so!
The biggest issue is that the trucks are having to back all the way in from the road as there is no place for them to turn around without getting stuck, so backing in 1500' with twists and turns is no easy task. Ice really is not the problem so much as the guys not knowing the drive and/or trying to make a turn too quick. The steel truck went off the drive at the first turn...not really sure how as I had a bank of snow piled up there from plowing the 800' straightaway and I put it there for this very reason. The turn is wide enough for a dump truck and large equipment trailer to easily get thru and the drive is plenty wide and marked well. The majority of the trucks have come in and out without issue and with the snowbanks built up now from plowing it privides a nice runway. I really think it is just one of those things where if they walked the drive prior to trying to back-in they would be OK....or if we could make a turn-around area obviously it would be much better (working on that one this weekend).
We are getting a warm-up the next week so that will either make things better or worse. The next big challenge will be the truss delivery truck on Tuesday.....I think I will have a wrecker on standby!
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:37 PM
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Is it cold enough that if you plowed a turnaround that it would freeze enough to drive on.....snow is an insulator but if you take it off, you might get enough freeze/frost to support the trucks? Gotta be some benefit to building now

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Old 01-04-2013, 03:39 PM
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Just did this last night for a parking lot fir a party I am having tomorrow. A bit soft when I plowed it last night but hard as a rock now.

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Old 01-04-2013, 03:43 PM
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It is looking good!

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Old 01-04-2013, 04:51 PM
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Well, the Amish framers arrived prompt;y at 7am to begin work and would be a lot farther along if the truck delivering the steel beams hadn't slid off the drive about 1000' from the homesite. Had to bring in wrecker to get him squared away but eventually he made it back to the site and unloaded. They got moving along and I would say that before the end of today they will likely have all of the I-Joists set in place and flooring will go on tomorrow.
They plan to be done by the end of next week with the roofers scheduled for 1 week from next Monday.

The Amish are incredible workers and their work ethic is to be admired!
If it is ready for roofing on 1/14, that is impressive. Building this time of year is a real b!tch, huh. Just keep in mind that the trade-off is you will be in by ski season.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:04 PM
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Keep it rolling man! My wife and I just decided that we will finish up the house we are currently building too. It's just cost us so much to this point, we had a hard time justifying......

We are further along than you but have learned a lot! Sheetrock is our next step. Keep posting as it's giving me some new motivation to see someone else progressing.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:06 PM
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Keep it rolling man! My wife and I just decided that we will finish up the house we are currently building too. It's just cost us so much to this point, we had a hard time justifying......

We are further along than you but have learned a lot! Sheetrock is our next step. Keep posting as it's giving me some new motivation to see someone else progressing.
Do you have a thread on this project?
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