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    I hate wood

    Well not all wood but framing timber. I am certain I never want to be a builder.
    It twists, it bows, it warps, it cracks, its dusty too. It does everything bar be straight. Give me steel any day.
    How on earth a builder can ever put together a house that even vaguely looks straight is beyond me.

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    I have to agree, tho iv yet to see a house that is straight or plum or square that's probably why.
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    Anyone else think this thread was gonna be a funny story about the morning type of wood?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Anyone else think this thread was gonna be a funny story about the morning type of wood?
    Its the cook that doesn't appreciate "that" wood @Toby
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Its the cook that doesn't appreciate "that" wood @Toby
    James ya just gotta get stuck in before she's fully awake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    I have to agree, tho iv yet to see a house that is straight or plum or square that's probably why.
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    Yep timber over steel anytime IMHO, get decent timber and I'll stay straight, what a hassle changing design, wall etc in steel, yuk.
    Good builders, build, square, plumb and straight houses, problem is finding a skilled one these days, but I think most trades suffer from the same problem
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    Timber for sure. Steel fine if you aint gonna frig with it again once she's up. You gotta get steel right too (talking cold rolled sections here, not commercial / shopped stuff). You spin that tek screw in and she's in, gotta get it right first or 2nd time at the most. Timber framing you can pack & whack to square it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feral View Post
    Timber for sure. Steel fine if you aint gonna frig with it again once she's up. You gotta get steel right too (talking cold rolled sections here, not commercial / shopped stuff). You spin that tek screw in and she's in, gotta get it right first or 2nd time at the most. Timber framing you can pack & whack to square it.
    If I went to steel and tube I'm sure I'm not going to get 100 x 50 with a warp or twist or buckled or bow or knot and I'm sure as shit if I did and took it up with the guy selling if he won't just shrug his shoulders and say "thems the breaks, that's how we get it"
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    Na actually steel is usually bent as well I forget the specs but tolerance from the mill is fairly large and then you have forklifts etc and long lengths won't support there own weight from the middle.
    Rhs/shs is usually pretty good but ub uc and pfc can be a long way out you straighten as you fab and any two lengths never have the same form so a welded join always looks a bit gay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    If I went to steel and tube I'm sure I'm not going to get 100 x 50 with a warp or twist or buckled or bow or knot and I'm sure as shit if I did and took it up with the guy selling if he won't just shrug his shoulders and say "thems the breaks, that's how we get it"
    Yep true there, but if you get a flatpack of precut steel and some muppet has put his forks into it or she's been dropped, then it all comes down to where in the country you are in relation to the factory / where they roll it. generally each company only has one factory and its either in the North or the South island. Not both. pick any number of local yards for the replacement hundy by fiddy you need.

 

 

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