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Thread: The house next door...or how to NOT build a house

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    A roofer asked for pictures of the tar they're using and if they have mops or brooms. No mops or brooms seen.

    He said a self-leveled roof is good for 3-4 years before it leaks, a bit longer with a seal top. He hasn't done one like this in over 20 years since there's much better ways to cover a roof.

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    Back sometime around 1982 I was helping a guy build a floating boat house He and I both owned dock building companies only I mostly drove steel pilings for the boat storage and docks that I built Rod had installed a steel roof on the boat house then his customer decided that he wanted a party deck above it instead of the sloped steel roof. So we ripped the roof and rafters off replaced them with 24 foot long 2 by 12s on 12 inch centers over the 2 slip dock the longest unsupported span the rafters had was 8 feet over the slips with 4 foot walkways on both sides and down the middle then we screwed down 3/4" treated plywood for the sub decking of the roof/ party deck mopped adhesive over this then installed a second layer of 1/2" treated plywood transverse to the sub level we rolled as layer of polyester resin then put the first layer of woven fiberglass on that more resin a second and a 3rd layer of fiberglass each layer being laid transverse to the previous we finished off with a 1/9 to 3/16" thick layer of gel coat then covered that with outdoor stadium quality turf carpet I seriously doubt that that roof has developed a leak to this day unless someone had driven nails in it
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    There's a guy on the roof in The Tar Pit with a leaf blower. It looks like he may be pushing water towards the drain. Sounds like another day of tar fumes coming.

    So, how many weeks does it take to do a little roof like that? Should I be worried that they have 500 pounds of tar still on the pallet next to the tar kettle?

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    Regarding The Tar Pit,*assuming they actually have a roof drain (but no visible emergency scupper), where is that water going? *They have those sump pits *around the basement but the house doesn't have power for pumps yet. *Also, where would they be pumping it? *There's no outlet into the street and I doubt you're allowed to pump into the sanitary sewer, that would overload it.

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    For those following our house as opposed to The Tar Pit, I have an unlisted YouTube video of the most recent walk-through. The red stuff is fire and bug proofing for the roof lumber.

    I caught the beginnings of an error with the fence in the video and they'll fix that when they get back to work...one week stay at home orders.


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    I must say i have never seen the Door and a half before. I like it...


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