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09-05-2012 02:01 PM
bobbotron
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Hi Rob,

My father in law and i were discussing my recent trip to Val d'Or and he was saying I should have driven to Ottawa and then head North through Wakefield. He goes through there often to get to Hogan for fishing.It's definitely a beautiful area.
Wakefield is a great little town, you should take a drive down it's main street if you get a chance, and visit one of the fine bakeries!

I don't know much of the fishing around Pogan, but I imagine it's pretty good!
09-04-2012 09:23 AM
Danman1957 Pogan not Hogan. These spell check programs drive me nuts.
09-04-2012 09:22 AM
Danman1957 Hi Rob,

My father in law and i were discussing my recent trip to Val d'Or and he was saying I should have driven to Ottawa and then head North through Wakefield. He goes through there often to get to Hogan for fishing.It's definitely a beautiful area.
08-28-2012 09:29 AM
bobbotron
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Hi Rob,

Nice picture of the cabin. Looks like the view is spectacular. Congrats. What part of this great country of ours are you located?

Cheers,
Dan
Thanks Dan! It is a nice view, it's what drew us to it. I'm about an hour north of Ottawa, in the hills of Quebec near Wakefield. Got half of the roof on last weekend, I'm looking forward to getting the other half up this weekend.
08-27-2012 03:18 PM
Danman1957
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Hi Rob,

Nice picture of the cabin. Looks like the view is spectacular. Congrats. What part of this great country of ours are you located?

Cheers,
Dan
08-23-2012 05:58 PM
demographic I've laid quite a lot of floors and generally use 63mm (or 51mm sometimes) ringshanks and thixotropic adhesive (Paratan being one brand I've used) from a skeleton gun.

You don't need much of the adhesive at all as it expands and fills slight gaps. Just a light smear on the joist and on the tongue joint does the trick.
Adhesives like that are far and away better than PVA based glues in my opinion.

No need for screwing it down as I don't think it gains anything significant over paratan and ringshanks.

You can get galvanised ringshanks for Paslode cordless nailguns as I've used them many times.

THIS* site is UK based but might give you an idea of what nail gun nails are easy to get hold of. I assume other countries will have stuff much the same.



*I have no connection to this company, its just the first result Google threw up to my search criteria and it shows whats out there for the nailguns.
08-03-2012 08:35 AM
paduke I don't think there is a ring shanked galvinized nail. The reason the Galvinized 16d finish nail held so well in the stair tread is the galvanizing. If you got sprial shank galvinized that fits your gun have a blast!!!! they should hold.
08-02-2012 10:35 PM
bobbotron Hey Dan. Whoopes, that photo is from before when we added the 2nd top plate. Of course I'd get called out for it on a wood working board. We've added the side strips sheathing too.

I appreciate you calling me out on that though, always good to have some helpful criticism when something looks particularly stuffed up.
08-02-2012 11:17 AM
DaninVan Rob; not being critical, but where's the top plate? It should be doubled to carry the roof load. The second (top) plate overlaps the lower of the two top plates to tie the walls together, which brings me to to my second question. Why are there vertical openings in each corner? (Windows?)
If you use 'stud' length studs (92 1/4") they, with a bottom plate and two top plates, brings you to a vertical ht of 8' 1". You look like you're right at 8' now(?).
If you drywall, the ceiling goes up first, then you're down to 7' 11 1/2"...a major pain for doing the interior sidewalls.
You've probably already planned all this out and I'm butting in where I'm not needed...
08-01-2012 09:59 PM
bobbotron Hey all,

Just wanted to say thanks for all of the advice! We glued and screwed the floor with those green screws. The comments here were very helpful!!

Earlier on this week we got the walls up!


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