20 January 2018

House Model



I created a  3D model in Sketchup from a friends house plan.  I wanted to show him how I would frame it.  I designed the trusses.

08 January 2018

Last house I framed in Tremonton

Here is the last house I framed in Tremonton. 




13 December 2017



Here is the house I have been framing here in Tremonton Utah.  I have framed it 3 times now. 

01 November 2017

House remodel

I got my house all remodeled like I have always wanted to do ever since buying the place 10 years ago.  I took a framing job in Northern Utah so now I am selling the house.






















09 September 2017

New Tile Floor

If you look at this earlier post you can see how much work this floor was.   It is all done now and here are pictures of the tile.


This little floor drain will save my floor if the water heater ever leaks or releases pressure.  There was nothing like this before and that is why my other water heater rusted out in the burner section.  The floor was also trashed and swelling up in this bathroom as well.  


My wife came up with the design for how she wanted the tiles oriented here in the living room.  I really like her idea.


I am most proud of this area.  The cold air return was in the floor.  It was horrible and you had to literally walk over it.  I put it up into the wall like it should have been done from the start.




I sill have to do some painting but the tile work is done.  My knees and back are so trashed right now.


I laser leveled the whole floor.  The floor was probably about 2 in out of level before I fixed it.  The back door would never open and close right.  I now have a new back door.


I tore out the wall seperating the kitchen and living room.  Now we have a multi-purpose kitchen / living room.  


Here is the new ceiling fan I installed and the can lights.  This room is much more inviting now.

03 August 2017





Here are some pictures of my plumbing work.  The old laundry room was such a stupid set up.  All the gas lines and water lines were coming out of the floor.  I made all that come out of the walls now.  The dryer vent was snaked all over in the crawl space. I vented the dryer directly out the wall. 

I built a little platform for my W. H. to sit on so I can get it back in before the floor is done.  Also, that way the W. H. doesn't have to come out if the floor ever needs to be worked on.  I put in a floor drain by the W. H. so when I drain it I don't have to run a hose out the door all the time.  I re-worked the gas lines, water lines and drain lines.  I had to cut all that out when I put in new joists to strengthen the floor.  I am glad I re-worked it because I put it back in better than it was.  I fixed a leak in the drain that the "professionals" had put in years ago when I called them out to rough in my new bathroom.  When I first bought the house I didn't know anything about plumbing.  Now I know enough so I don't have to call out the professional rip off artists just to move some water lines, gas lines, or drain lines.  I will go back down and insulate all the water lines when I insulate the floor again.

29 July 2017

New floor




I am in the heat of the battle right now 29 Jul 2017.  There is no turning back now.    I wish I had beautiful pictures to post of the new floor that i am putting in but I am still killing the floor joists right now.  If you have read my blog you know that the house is not on a level foundation.  I am fixing that now.  I am putting new joists next to the old ones to make the floor stronger and also cutting everything to the laser level line.  My summer is almost over and I was running out of time to get the floor done so I quit my teaching job.  Now my floor will get done.  More pics to come later.