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Forum: Dockside Chat
Today, 04:52 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By billinstuart

Playalinda means "beautiful beach" in...

Playalinda means "beautiful beach" in Spanish.
Yesterday, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,379
Posted By billinstuart

Willoughby Creek Stuart lost trees and a set of...

Willoughby Creek Stuart lost trees and a set of outriggers.. not me but 1/4 mile swath
04-11-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By billinstuart

Anything on the exterior of a house has to be...

Anything on the exterior of a house has to be designed to withstand wind loads. Much of this is litigation and insurance driven. "Let's make a simple project complicated as shit"
04-11-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By billinstuart

It's crazy. Can't build a treehouse with the...

It's crazy. Can't build a treehouse with the gubment getting involved.
04-10-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By billinstuart

Permit? Be careful with exterior construction. ...

Permit? Be careful with exterior construction. The counties do aerial photography and look for additions.
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-10-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,152
Posted By billinstuart

The extended overhang was probably the culprit. ...

The extended overhang was probably the culprit. Rail/posts may have also been rusted/corroded at concrete walkway. Front failed, lifted, peeled back, put tremendous uplift on rear straps which also...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-10-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,024
Posted By billinstuart

I've found most "painters" are just applicators...

I've found most "painters" are just applicators with little understanding of materials.
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-10-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,024
Posted By billinstuart

Assembling the fan takes longer than hanging it,...

Assembling the fan takes longer than hanging it, unless some yahoo hangs the fan off a typical nailed light box.
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-10-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,024
Posted By billinstuart

Rip, it isn't fun anymore.

Rip, it isn't fun anymore.
04-10-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 410
Posted By billinstuart

Flat topped distributor?

Flat topped distributor?
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-10-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,152
Posted By billinstuart

Interesting. Did it have substantial overhang...

Interesting. Did it have substantial overhang over the walkway to catch uplift? It appears straps pulled out of tie beam. Tie beams set up very quickly. Often too quickly for the straps to embed...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-09-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,451
Posted By billinstuart

Can it be exchanged for land in a wetlands bank??

Can it be exchanged for land in a wetlands bank??
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-09-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,024
Posted By billinstuart

I did virtually everything "cost plus". Reduce...

I did virtually everything "cost plus". Reduce the risk.
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-09-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,024
Posted By billinstuart

I'm out! Keeping my license active, though. No...

I'm out! Keeping my license active, though. No more friggin' contracting!!!!

Insurance is not as much an issue from the contractor as it is the owner's insurance. Sure, you have liability...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-09-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,152
Posted By billinstuart

The pan handle is especially susceptible to storm...

The pan handle is especially susceptible to storm surge. On the east coast we experience much less surge, and the mainland is mostly protected by barrier islands. Elevated structures built to...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-09-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,648
Posted By billinstuart

This 100%. Ethanol is also a political tool, a...

This 100%. Ethanol is also a political tool, a "petroleum saver" to the advertising community, an octane improver, a moisture adsorber, and an aggressive cleaner. As an oxygenator, it effectively...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-08-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,152
Posted By billinstuart

WHY would you leave in the first place? In 70...

WHY would you leave in the first place? In 70 years I've NEVER gone anyplace. Andrew..a special example and exception. Even the National Hurricane Center building was damaged. Otherwise, stay...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-08-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,691
Posted By billinstuart

WRONG. Depends on where you live. In Florida...

WRONG. Depends on where you live. In Florida even a state licensed GC cannot do plumbing, electric, ac.
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-08-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,648
Posted By billinstuart

Hell, I had a few bottles of 10% ethanol last...

Hell, I had a few bottles of 10% ethanol last night...............
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-07-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,024
Posted By billinstuart

Florida building licensing and codes have become...

Florida building licensing and codes have become stupid. They have been driven to ignoring the crap. I've been a certified contractor for decades, and I HATE going to the building dept. They have...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-07-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,024
Posted By billinstuart

$130,000 a year to be a fire chief? They make...

$130,000 a year to be a fire chief? They make more money than DeSantis, and are virtually useless.
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-07-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,152
Posted By billinstuart

We get hurricanes..sometimes week or more no...

We get hurricanes..sometimes week or more no power. Gas stations have backup power to pump gas. Good luck with that golfcart on steroids.
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-06-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,024
Posted By billinstuart

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. ...

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Homeowners CAN be owner builders as long as the work is permitted and the "worker" is constantly supervised. Otherwise it is "aiding and abetting". ...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-06-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 901
Views: 36,910
Posted By billinstuart

You don't have to be a chicken to recognize a...

You don't have to be a chicken to recognize a rotten egg,
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-06-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,024
Posted By billinstuart

In Florida there is NO trade called handyman. NO...

In Florida there is NO trade called handyman. NO license. A handyman cannot build a screen enclosure. Put the screen in, yes. Nothing else.

The neat thing is..if he is "unlicensed" you don't...
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