RSFC's Handyman's Corner: Up-On-A-Roof Edition

RSFC's Handyman's Corner: Up-On-A-Roof Edition

Post by Tom Enrigh » Sun, 10 Jul 2005 02:44:22


Replacing gable vents, rotted soffits and trim.

1.  "Hey, I won't be up there too long.  I don't
need long pants."  RONG.

2.  "Well, I don't need a long-sleeve shirt, that's
for sure."  RONG.

3.  After 100th trip up the ladder:  "Son (11 yo)?"
"Yea dad?" "Please throw me that tape measure."
"How much is that job worth?"  Always beware the young
capitalist saving for some electronic game.

4. Lots of scrapes I didn't know I had until I got
into the shower.

5. Lighting and thunder in the distance.  Wife: "Tom,
get-off the roof, there's lighting." "It's way to the
south, I'm cool."  "If you think I'm raising those
three maniacs by myself, yer nuts.  GIT OFF THE DAMB
roof."  ...yes deer...

-Tom Enright

"Remember fellas:  If the women don't find you handsome,
at least they can find you handy."

 
 
 

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Post by Jon Ensli » Sun, 10 Jul 2005 04:27:14

Quote:

> Replacing gable vents, rotted soffits and trim.

> 1.  "Hey, I won't be up there too long.  I don't
> need long pants."  RONG.

> 2.  "Well, I don't need a long-sleeve shirt, that's
> for sure."  RONG.

> 3.  After 100th trip up the ladder:  "Son (11 yo)?"
> "Yea dad?" "Please throw me that tape measure."
> "How much is that job worth?"  Always beware the young
> capitalist saving for some electronic game.

> 4. Lots of scrapes I didn't know I had until I got
> into the shower.

> 5. Lighting and thunder in the distance.  Wife: "Tom,
> get-off the roof, there's lighting." "It's way to the
> south, I'm cool."  "If you think I'm raising those
> three maniacs by myself, yer nuts.  GIT OFF THE DAMB
> roof."  ...yes deer...

There aint enough money in the world to get me to work on the roof....

I've gotten comfortable with a good deal of the Handyman work.  That
isn't one of them.

Jon

 
 
 

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Post by Denni » Sun, 10 Jul 2005 04:32:18


it aughta Be SQUARE

Quote:

>Replacing gable vents, rotted soffits and trim.

>1.  "Hey, I won't be up there too long.  I don't
>need long pants."  RONG.

>2.  "Well, I don't need a long-sleeve shirt, that's
>for sure."  RONG.

>3.  After 100th trip up the ladder:  "Son (11 yo)?"
>"Yea dad?" "Please throw me that tape measure."
>"How much is that job worth?"  Always beware the young
>capitalist saving for some electronic game.

>4. Lots of scrapes I didn't know I had until I got
>into the shower.

>5. Lighting and thunder in the distance.  Wife: "Tom,
>get-off the roof, there's lighting." "It's way to the
>south, I'm cool."  "If you think I'm raising those
>three maniacs by myself, yer nuts.  GIT OFF THE DAMB
>roof."  ...yes deer...

>-Tom Enright

>"Remember fellas:  If the women don't find you handsome,
>at least they can find you handy."

roofs are fun... I'm reskinning one in a couple weeks...
probably also rebuilding the framing a touch too...

--
"People who read the tabloids deserve to be lied to" - Jerry Seinfeld
"Education is the progressive discovery of our own Ignorance" - Will Durant
"We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom." - E.O. Wilson
"the glass is not only half full the first half was delicious" --Me
To Reply:  Scrape off the end bits...

 
 
 

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Post by Denni » Sun, 10 Jul 2005 04:32:41


aughta Be SQUARE

Quote:

>> Replacing gable vents, rotted soffits and trim.

>> 1.  "Hey, I won't be up there too long.  I don't
>> need long pants."  RONG.

>> 2.  "Well, I don't need a long-sleeve shirt, that's
>> for sure."  RONG.

>> 3.  After 100th trip up the ladder:  "Son (11 yo)?"
>> "Yea dad?" "Please throw me that tape measure."
>> "How much is that job worth?"  Always beware the young
>> capitalist saving for some electronic game.

>> 4. Lots of scrapes I didn't know I had until I got
>> into the shower.

>> 5. Lighting and thunder in the distance.  Wife: "Tom,
>> get-off the roof, there's lighting." "It's way to the
>> south, I'm cool."  "If you think I'm raising those
>> three maniacs by myself, yer nuts.  GIT OFF THE DAMB
>> roof."  ...yes deer...

>There aint enough money in the world to get me to work on the roof....

>I've gotten comfortable with a good deal of the Handyman work.  That
>isn't one of them.

>Jon

it's easy though...

--
"People who read the tabloids deserve to be lied to" - Jerry Seinfeld
"Education is the progressive discovery of our own Ignorance" - Will Durant
"We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom." - E.O. Wilson
"the glass is not only half full the first half was delicious" --Me
To Reply:  Scrape off the end bits...

 
 
 

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Post by <aborg.. » Sun, 10 Jul 2005 04:40:30

Quote:


>> Replacing gable vents, rotted soffits and trim.

>> 1.  "Hey, I won't be up there too long.  I don't
>> need long pants."  RONG.

>> 2.  "Well, I don't need a long-sleeve shirt, that's
>> for sure."  RONG.

>> 3.  After 100th trip up the ladder:  "Son (11 yo)?"
>> "Yea dad?" "Please throw me that tape measure."
>> "How much is that job worth?"  Always beware the young
>> capitalist saving for some electronic game.

>> 4. Lots of scrapes I didn't know I had until I got
>> into the shower.

>> 5. Lighting and thunder in the distance.  Wife: "Tom,
>> get-off the roof, there's lighting." "It's way to the
>> south, I'm cool."  "If you think I'm raising those
>> three maniacs by myself, yer nuts.  GIT OFF THE DAMB
>> roof."  ...yes deer...

> There aint enough money in the world to get me to work on the roof....

> I've gotten comfortable with a good deal of the Handyman work.  That
> isn't one of them.

Roofing is simple if back breaking... it can be a major cost savings to do
yourself. I'm not sure there is any handyman work I won't do - but I
definitely hate plumbing the most.

--
Aaron

 
 
 

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Post by Denni » Sun, 10 Jul 2005 05:09:15


aughta Be SQUARE

Quote:


>>> Replacing gable vents, rotted soffits and trim.

>>> 1.  "Hey, I won't be up there too long.  I don't
>>> need long pants."  RONG.

>>> 2.  "Well, I don't need a long-sleeve shirt, that's
>>> for sure."  RONG.

>>> 3.  After 100th trip up the ladder:  "Son (11 yo)?"
>>> "Yea dad?" "Please throw me that tape measure."
>>> "How much is that job worth?"  Always beware the young
>>> capitalist saving for some electronic game.

>>> 4. Lots of scrapes I didn't know I had until I got
>>> into the shower.

>>> 5. Lighting and thunder in the distance.  Wife: "Tom,
>>> get-off the roof, there's lighting." "It's way to the
>>> south, I'm cool."  "If you think I'm raising those
>>> three maniacs by myself, yer nuts.  GIT OFF THE DAMB
>>> roof."  ...yes deer...

>> There aint enough money in the world to get me to work on the roof....

>> I've gotten comfortable with a good deal of the Handyman work.  That
>> isn't one of them.

>Roofing is simple if back breaking... it can be a major cost savings to do
>yourself. I'm not sure there is any handyman work I won't do - but I
>definitely hate plumbing the most.

I'm not a fan of playing with Electricty, but it's growing on me...

--
"People who read the tabloids deserve to be lied to" - Jerry Seinfeld
"Education is the progressive discovery of our own Ignorance" - Will Durant
"We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom." - E.O. Wilson
"the glass is not only half full the first half was delicious" --Me
To Reply:  Scrape off the end bits...

 
 
 

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Post by <aborg.. » Sun, 10 Jul 2005 05:42:18

Quote:


> aughta Be SQUARE



>>>> Replacing gable vents, rotted soffits and trim.

>>>> 1.  "Hey, I won't be up there too long.  I don't
>>>> need long pants."  RONG.

>>>> 2.  "Well, I don't need a long-sleeve shirt, that's
>>>> for sure."  RONG.

>>>> 3.  After 100th trip up the ladder:  "Son (11 yo)?"
>>>> "Yea dad?" "Please throw me that tape measure."
>>>> "How much is that job worth?"  Always beware the young
>>>> capitalist saving for some electronic game.

>>>> 4. Lots of scrapes I didn't know I had until I got
>>>> into the shower.

>>>> 5. Lighting and thunder in the distance.  Wife: "Tom,
>>>> get-off the roof, there's lighting." "It's way to the
>>>> south, I'm cool."  "If you think I'm raising those
>>>> three maniacs by myself, yer nuts.  GIT OFF THE DAMB
>>>> roof."  ...yes deer...

>>> There aint enough money in the world to get me to work on the roof....

>>> I've gotten comfortable with a good deal of the Handyman work.  That
>>> isn't one of them.

>>Roofing is simple if back breaking... it can be a major cost savings to do
>>yourself. I'm not sure there is any handyman work I won't do - but I
>>definitely hate plumbing the most.

> I'm not a fan of playing with Electricty, but it's growing on me...

I'm an electrical engineer by trade, and have done enough house wiring that
I really don't even think about it anymore. My top hatred is definitely
reserved for:

plumbing
drywall
concrete

--
Aaron

 
 
 

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Post by Tony Lim » Sun, 10 Jul 2005 05:52:40

On 8 Jul 2005 10:44:22 -0700, "Tom Enright"

Quote:

>Replacing gable vents, rotted soffits and trim.

My acrophobia sez hi ($1).
 
 
 

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Post by Tom Enrigh » Sun, 10 Jul 2005 05:56:07

Quote:


> > I'm not a fan of playing with Electricty, but it's growing on me...
> I'm an electrical engineer by trade, and have done enough house wiring that
> I really don't even think about it anymore. My top hatred is definitely
> reserved for:

> plumbing
> drywall
> concrete

Good bad list.

But...

Drywall.....^10000
Plumbing, esp. second floor.
Da roof

-Tom Enright

Quote:
> --
> Aaron

 
 
 

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Post by Tom Enrigh » Sun, 10 Jul 2005 06:01:23

Quote:

> There aint enough money in the world to get me to work on
> the roof....

> I've gotten comfortable with a good deal of the Handyman
> work.  That isn't one of them.

I have a good friend who is the same way.  He's great with
the tools, but no way, no how, does he get on the roof.

Roofing ain't the worst job, but what makes this specific
task so bad is that I am replacing the old wood gable vents
and the wood around them.  This means I am at the highest
possible point on the two-story roof.

-Tom Enright

Quote:
> Jon

 
 
 

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Post by Jon Ensli » Sun, 10 Jul 2005 06:10:44

Quote:


> > There aint enough money in the world to get me to work on
> > the roof....

> > I've gotten comfortable with a good deal of the Handyman
> > work.  That isn't one of them.

> I have a good friend who is the same way.  He's great with
> the tools, but no way, no how, does he get on the roof.

> Roofing ain't the worst job, but what makes this specific
> task so bad is that I am replacing the old wood gable vents
> and the wood around them.  This means I am at the highest
> possible point on the two-story roof.

Twice a year I get up on the second story roof to clean out the
gutters.  I'm not afraid of heights, but I just hate that 'job.  

Jon

 
 
 

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Post by WiNK » Sun, 10 Jul 2005 06:46:35


Quote:


>>> Replacing gable vents, rotted soffits and trim.

>>> 1.  "Hey, I won't be up there too long.  I don't
>>> need long pants."  RONG.

>>> 2.  "Well, I don't need a long-sleeve shirt, that's
>>> for sure."  RONG.

>>> 3.  After 100th trip up the ladder:  "Son (11 yo)?"
>>> "Yea dad?" "Please throw me that tape measure."
>>> "How much is that job worth?"  Always beware the young
>>> capitalist saving for some electronic game.

>>> 4. Lots of scrapes I didn't know I had until I got
>>> into the shower.

>>> 5. Lighting and thunder in the distance.  Wife: "Tom,
>>> get-off the roof, there's lighting." "It's way to the
>>> south, I'm cool."  "If you think I'm raising those
>>> three maniacs by myself, yer nuts.  GIT OFF THE DAMB
>>> roof."  ...yes deer...

>> There aint enough money in the world to get me to work on the roof....

>> I've gotten comfortable with a good deal of the Handyman work.  That
>> isn't one of them.

> Roofing is simple if back breaking... it can be a major cost savings to do
> yourself. I'm not sure there is any handyman work I won't do - but I
> definitely hate plumbing the most.

> --
> Aaron

IAWTP.  The***reflex gets a good workout.

Peach

 
 
 

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Post by Tom Enrigh » Sun, 10 Jul 2005 10:38:25

Quote:

> Twice a year I get up on the second story roof to clean
> out the gutters.  I'm not afraid of heights, but I just
> hate that 'job.

Every now and than I see an old white Chevy Astro Van
cruising around my neighborhood.  It holds several buckets,
some ladders and a bunch of guys that speak in some strange
accent.  I call them the "Flying Albanians."  They hit
every house and ask to clean the gutters, I do not know how
much they charge.  But once they get the green light, they
jump out of that van and attack those gutters like
Oprah on a ham.

-Tom Enright

Quote:
> Jon

 
 
 

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Post by Jon Russel » Sun, 10 Jul 2005 10:23:35

Quote:





>>>> Replacing gable vents, rotted soffits and trim.

>>>> 1.  "Hey, I won't be up there too long.  I don't
>>>> need long pants."  RONG.

>>>> 2.  "Well, I don't need a long-sleeve shirt, that's
>>>> for sure."  RONG.

>>>> 3.  After 100th trip up the ladder:  "Son (11 yo)?"
>>>> "Yea dad?" "Please throw me that tape measure."
>>>> "How much is that job worth?"  Always beware the young
>>>> capitalist saving for some electronic game.

>>>> 4. Lots of scrapes I didn't know I had until I got
>>>> into the shower.

>>>> 5. Lighting and thunder in the distance.  Wife: "Tom,
>>>> get-off the roof, there's lighting." "It's way to the
>>>> south, I'm cool."  "If you think I'm raising those
>>>> three maniacs by myself, yer nuts.  GIT OFF THE DAMB
>>>> roof."  ...yes deer...

>>> There aint enough money in the world to get me to work on the roof....

>>> I've gotten comfortable with a good deal of the Handyman work.  That
>>> isn't one of them.

>> Roofing is simple if back breaking... it can be a major cost savings to do
>> yourself. I'm not sure there is any handyman work I won't do - but I
>> definitely hate plumbing the most.

>> --
>> Aaron

>IAWTP.  The***reflex gets a good workout.

ODL

Don't forget to just say NO to playoffs

Jon Russell, the CheeseHusker

 
 
 

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Post by Jon Russel » Sun, 10 Jul 2005 10:24:27



Quote:

>Replacing gable vents, rotted soffits and trim.

>1.  "Hey, I won't be up there too long.  I don't
>need long pants."  RONG.

>2.  "Well, I don't need a long-sleeve shirt, that's
>for sure."  RONG.

>3.  After 100th trip up the ladder:  "Son (11 yo)?"
>"Yea dad?" "Please throw me that tape measure."
>"How much is that job worth?"  Always beware the young
>capitalist saving for some electronic game.

>4. Lots of scrapes I didn't know I had until I got
>into the shower.

>5. Lighting and thunder in the distance.  Wife: "Tom,
>get-off the roof, there's lighting." "It's way to the
>south, I'm cool."  "If you think I'm raising those
>three maniacs by myself, yer nuts.  GIT OFF THE DAMB
>roof."  ...yes deer...

Heh....roofs are FUN!1!1!!  Gives you many opportunities to drop
things.

What I totally hate is doing trim work.....drives me nuts.
Don't forget to just say NO to playoffs

Jon Russell, the CheeseHusker