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Old 09-11-2016, 09:21 PM
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Had to install this gate frame for the entry of a new Mexican restaurant. It gets an expensive water jetted panels.


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On Monday I have to install a pivot door on a house, 8'x7'. I was finally able to get materials for it Friday afternoon. Worked over the weekend and got it built. Will need to finish some minor details Monday morning, then load it up and install it. The opening is skewed pretty bad. The floor is out 3/4", the beam is out 7/8", one wall is true, the out is out 15/16. I can only hope it fits.

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One more rough week, then back to my normal harried schedule. Have a couple things for the local nuke plant, a set of stairs, a cabinet, some rails, etc.
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:18 PM
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. On Monday I have to install a pivot door on a house, 8'x7'. I was finally able to get materials for it Friday afternoon. Worked over the weekend and got it built. Will need to finish some minor details Monday morning, then load it up and install it. The opening is skewed pretty bad. The floor is out 3/4", the beam is out 7/8", one wall is true, the out is out 15/16. I can only hope it fits. One more rough week, then back to my normal harried schedule.
Wow. They do Construction out there the same they do up here. Never time to do it right the first time, but always time to fix it later, or "hurry up. I don't care because it's not my problem anymore" :-)

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Old 09-11-2016, 10:59 PM
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I think I heard a fram




Seems that is the finish guys job to correct the out of plumb and true .I have heard a framer say that.
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Looking good as always, what kind of hinges do you use on heavy doors like these?
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I buy the hydraulic closers at C R Laurence. Big variety, you can spend as much as you want. I buy their brand which run $250-$550 depending on the weight of the door. Have to be careful not to get too heavy duty of a pivot as it makes the door too hard to open. Too light and it pooches the internal linkages. Ask me how I figured those little items out at about $400 each.
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Midmo, it is, sort of. The crews that frame for this builder are terrible, if it's within an inch or 5 degrees of plumbing it is good enough.
One of the other builders I do work for the framing is generally within a 1/16", but most of the time deadbolt accurate. They buy better lumber too.
To my thinking you are money ahead to spend extra to get perfect framing, then all the finishes fit nicer, no gaps to caulk, fewer door shims, better tile, and all the work was easier and faster.
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