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Old 11-20-2020, 07:24 PM   #191 (permalink)
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Old 11-20-2020, 07:55 PM   #192 (permalink)
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Mom bought her sister a $20 rice cooker that would have cost $30 to ship.

Of course I can buy a $30 digital multifunction rice cooker and Amazon will ship it for free, but will they put a Lego set in a piņata?

In theory I could have my sister do this, but in theory she would have picked up flowers for her daughter for Valentine's Day, but she never responded to my text.

Flower delivery is a similar scenario. The charge is about what gas would have cost me, ignoring 7 hours of driving.

I returned the other two Amazon items, but I didn't have the time to return to the FedEx place. Mom was helping her friend and ordered me to pick up my brother after seeing my clients.

I tried to get a notary stamp, but two people had appointments, so it would take an hour.

I am confident that every notary stamp that I have obtained in the 23 years that I have been an adult have taken less than one hour total.

I told Mom that I was hoping to finally cut the deck boards for the ramp this afternoon and she said that we needed to talk.

Once again I finally have the time to work on it, but I am prevented!
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Mom told me to not build the ramp, they figured out a trebuchet.
"Sweet! I am building a shed!"
"No you're not! I forbid it!"
"What the heck am I supposed to do with $750 worth of lumber that you say I can't return?!"
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Just reading between the lines:
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"What the heck am I supposed to do with $750 worth of lumber that you say I can't return?!"
It doesn't say he can't return it. Sheds will be shed[ded].
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I thought it had already been decided to get a prefab? Prepping the foundation and running utilities will be work enough.

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Mom lost the receipt.
Mom said that I couldn't return it once I tried to treat the 4x4s, although it clogged almost immediately.
Mom says that I cannot return them because it rained.

People always say to build sheds in dimensions that are multiples of 4' to minimize waste.

I wonder if you would use more 92-5/8" 2x4s than 96" ones.

Let's say that I build an 8x8 floor:

2 2x4x96"
7 2x4x92-5/8"

Front and back walls:

2 2x4x96"
7 2x4x92-5/8"

I guess for the side walls you would have:

2 2x4x89"
7 2x4x92-5/8"

Unless you do California Corners like freebeard said:

Each wall:

2 2x4x89"
1 4x4x92-5/8"
6 2x4x92-5/8"

For each wall you have a base plate, 92-5/8" studs, and double top plates, right?

The ceiling joists go on top, so if you finish the shed you would have a 1.5" gap above the drywall, although if you have half-inch drywall in the ceiling and inch-thick floor for some reason, I guess that problem solves itself.

I keep trying to figure out how I planned on using the different dimensional lumber. I have way more than 4 4x4s.

Oh well.

I think that I wanted 2x6es for the ceiling for additional insulation.

When I looked at this line of sheds before it cost about as much as the lumber alone would. I don't see any compelling reason to cut all of the wood myself when I could buy a kit for the same price, although WayFair usually says that it would take 3+ weeks to ship.

There is a different page that has a menu for the different sizes. I will update this when I find it, but this one is 8x10 for $1,510, with free shipping: https://www.wayfair.com/storage-orga...004247934.html

I was joking about the trebuchet. Someone has an old dog ramp and they are going to pay someone to customize it somehow.

How many dog ramps are wide enough for a wheelchair, or is that part of the modification?

I designed a 30" wide ramp, but since I pulled the stump I planned on making it 36".

30" is the minimum width according to the ADA, but apparently I am the only one that cares about that, which is why I never asked the guys at Church to help out. You would have had several guys with the proper tools and experience swoop in and knock it out in a weekend, but they would make it the way they wanted.

Whoever commandeered this said "An 8' ramp would be way too steep, it would need to be 15'!"

Also known as far steeper than the ADA allows, but who cares?!

Of course, the gate is less than 8' away. I asked if they were going to build a drawbridge.

"No, they will just move the gate!"

...and the adjacent fence...

Well, she won't be wheeling herself up or down anyway. It is sad how quickly she went from being ambulatory, just unable to climb steps, to needing someone to push her in a wheelchair.

I started scanning previous messages to see what we had discussed, but that was a different thread!
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I keep trying to figure out how I planned on using the different dimensional lumber. I have way more than 4 4x4s.

Oh well.
That's why you draw pictures.

People say....? Design in two foot modules. It's trivial to split one 4x8 sheet of siding. Instead of a California corner you could use 4x4s.
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I started scanning previous messages to see what we had discussed, but that was a different thread!
The beginning of this thread was a different thread!

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