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2013-04-08 01:31:45 AM  
So Subby, instead of making fun of him, why don't you volunteer to help him with it?
 
2013-04-08 02:49:56 AM  
Agrees with Subby.

i306.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-08 03:49:41 AM  
Sometimes things are just a lost cause...and it's better to watch them go up in flames than to try and help. The only way anyone could have helped this guy was to bring a match and some gasoline.
 
2013-04-08 07:09:35 AM  
There's some carpenters somewhere... Crying...
 
2013-04-08 07:11:20 AM  
Guy with serious tool chops living next to a mechanically inept Korean with mediocre English skills?

This is a TV Guide description of a King of the Hill episode, isn't it.

/oh, Lord...
 
2013-04-08 07:16:39 AM  
Somebody needs to consult with Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson.
 
2013-04-08 07:17:23 AM  
The guy's not lazy, that's for sure. It'd take a lot more work to build it his way than the right way.
 
2013-04-08 07:17:50 AM  
oh, boy, BCSB's server is going to get a farking the likes of which it has never seen before.  I'm glad I read the thread yesterday (38 pages as of 9:50 AM EST, and yes, I read the whole thing.)  I first heard about this from a guitar forum, and thought it was about a rehearsal shed for a black metal band.  The breadth of variety in the subject matter people reported where they heard about this Shed Of Doomwas amazing.  A good deal of the pages from about 28 or so on were people signing up just to report their point of entry's field of interest.  There are some GREAT photoshops, btw, and makes me wonder if some of the TFers might not already be spreading their magics around in there.

Anybody who gets their nose out of joint about 'why did he not help or tell the guy how to do it right' has never met people like this.  you could tell him until you were blue in the face, they'll just keep going.

I've done construction and finish carpentry.  I read this and laughed harder than I have in years.  I really ought to try to save the pictures before the server explodes like a russian meteor.  The first time lapsed video is magnificent.
 
2013-04-08 07:21:36 AM  
For one, the ground it's being built is mushy moist marshland - your feet sink with every step. Which is always ideal for a good foundation - or complete lack thereof.

When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castletool shed on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest castletool shed in all of England.
 
2013-04-08 07:24:31 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-08 07:26:57 AM  
Not a great shed, but a good solid place to bury all the dead hookers.
 
2013-04-08 07:29:49 AM  
And this is why we have building codes.
 
2013-04-08 07:30:20 AM  
Here we see the former Governor of California expressing his interest in tool sheds:

lh3.ggpht.com
 
2013-04-08 07:31:04 AM  

jtown: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x299]


Not much better than his previous efforts:

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-08 07:31:49 AM  
I think I lived in a "house" built like that, once....

:/
 
2013-04-08 07:32:29 AM  
The tool shed is clearly a cover story. It's at temple being built according to alien geometries.
 
2013-04-08 07:33:09 AM  

miss diminutive: jtown: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x299]

Not much better than his previous efforts:

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 535x391]


encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-04-08 07:35:49 AM  
Tool shed?

i31.photobucket.com

/hot
/drtfa
 
2013-04-08 07:37:19 AM  
www.filmtett.ro

Approves.
 
2013-04-08 07:38:58 AM  
It's ... beautiful
 
2013-04-08 07:40:54 AM  
That was certainly built by a crooked man.
 
2013-04-08 07:43:00 AM  
Some of those pics look a bit like those "impossible structure" things. Were the plans drawn up by Cthulhu by any chance?

/can't poke TOO much fun, it's better than I can do
//at least I know that and would hire a pro...
 
2013-04-08 07:44:05 AM  
 
2013-04-08 07:44:44 AM  
are u kidding me? in best Korea he would be constructing a mansion!
 
2013-04-08 07:45:26 AM  
It's the memories of your shed that make me turn red
 
2013-04-08 07:45:33 AM  
captjc.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-08 07:47:09 AM  

Eravior: For one, the ground it's being built is mushy moist marshland - your feet sink with every step. Which is always ideal for a good foundation - or complete lack thereof.

When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castletool shed on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest castletool shed in all of England.


but she's got "great tracks of land"!
 
2013-04-08 07:47:17 AM  
If the builder is South Korean, he should call on some help

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-04-08 07:50:08 AM  

bigbobowski: Eravior: For one, the ground it's being built is mushy moist marshland - your feet sink with every step. Which is always ideal for a good foundation - or complete lack thereof.

When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castletool shed on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest castletool shed in all of England.

but she's got "great tracks of land"!


That's "Tracts" of land, Einstein. English doesn't always spell like it sounds.
 
2013-04-08 07:51:00 AM  
Tool sheds can be fun

thestorydepartment.com
 
2013-04-08 07:54:33 AM  

manimal2878: And this is why we have building codes.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-08 07:56:14 AM  
"I dread beyond all else the growth of the petty tyranny of restrictive legislation, the transference of disciplinary authority from the judiciary to the constabulary, the abandonment of every constitutional safeguard of individual liberty."

Libertarianism: A good idea right up until your neighbor turns out to be a total farktard.
 
2013-04-08 07:57:52 AM  
i.imgur.com

It's a 3-D rendering of an Escher drawing done by someone with ADD.

Laugh all you want...it's probably better than I would do.
 
2013-04-08 08:00:22 AM  
Here is the luthier version of that shed. This is supposed to be a mandolin, or so I am told:


i135.photobucket.com

i135.photobucket.com

i135.photobucket.com

i135.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-08 08:05:42 AM  

goatleggedfellow: manimal2878: And this is why we have building codes.

[i.imgur.com image 300x214]


Swanson would build a house 3x better than code and would be insulted that anybody would not have enough pride to do better than  the bare minimum of code.

This guy is not Ron Swanson.
 
2013-04-08 08:07:28 AM  
browser_snake:

That's "Tracts" of land, Einstein. English doesn't always spell like it sounds.

You're supposed to enunciate the second t in tracts.  No letter in tracts is wasted.  All are there for a reason.  All are pulling their own weight like strong ox.
 
2013-04-08 08:08:26 AM  
www.wearysloth.com

What the builder might look like.
 
2013-04-08 08:09:44 AM  
/heh
 
2013-04-08 08:10:39 AM  
/heh//will it work this time?
 
2013-04-08 08:11:28 AM  
 
2013-04-08 08:11:31 AM  

Devolving_Spud: [i.imgur.com image 768x1024]

It's a 3-D rendering of an Escher drawing done by someone with ADD.

Laugh all you want...it's probably better than I would do.


You know...  I wonder if the structure would be too flexible to fail.  Like, instead of the wind or a fallen leaf or something else of that nature finding a weak spot and causing a chain reaction, the whole structure just yields a little bit, finding a new equilibrium as the load is spread to the rest of the joints.

Maybe.
 
2013-04-08 08:12:31 AM  
Came here solely for Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson, and got O'Reilly from Fawlty Towers as a nice little bonus.

/"If the Good Lord-" "- is mentioned once more, I shall move you closer to him."
 
2013-04-08 08:15:08 AM  

Mister Peejay: Devolving_Spud: [i.imgur.com image 768x1024]

It's a 3-D rendering of an Escher drawing done by someone with ADD.

Laugh all you want...it's probably better than I would do.

You know...  I wonder if the structure would be too flexible to fail.  Like, instead of the wind or a fallen leaf or something else of that nature finding a weak spot and causing a chain reaction, the whole structure just yields a little bit, finding a new equilibrium as the load is spread to the rest of the joints.

Maybe.


I'm thinking the main problem is going to be the OSB that is holding it together falling apart after a good rain or two.
 
2013-04-08 08:20:57 AM  

Mister Peejay: Devolving_Spud: [i.imgur.com image 768x1024]

It's a 3-D rendering of an Escher drawing done by someone with ADD.

Laugh all you want...it's probably better than I would do.

You know...  I wonder if the structure would be too flexible to fail.  Like, instead of the wind or a fallen leaf or something else of that nature finding a weak spot and causing a chain reaction, the whole structure just yields a little bit, finding a new equilibrium as the load is spread to the rest of the joints.

Maybe.


You know, I was kinda thinking the same thing. The guy could be an accidental genius.

//odds are, no.
 
2013-04-08 08:23:30 AM  

manimal2878: Mister Peejay: Devolving_Spud: [i.imgur.com image 768x1024]

It's a 3-D rendering of an Escher drawing done by someone with ADD.

Laugh all you want...it's probably better than I would do.

You know...  I wonder if the structure would be too flexible to fail.  Like, instead of the wind or a fallen leaf or something else of that nature finding a weak spot and causing a chain reaction, the whole structure just yields a little bit, finding a new equilibrium as the load is spread to the rest of the joints.

Maybe.

I'm thinking the main problem is going to be the OSB that is holding it together falling apart after a good rain or two.


funny I was thinking it's the untreated 2x4 sill plates just resting on the ground that might cause issues.

/oh who am I kidding, it'll never stand up long enough to actually begin rotting.
 
2013-04-08 08:24:54 AM  
 
2013-04-08 08:25:30 AM  
I found the link to that thing last week over at TacomaWorld. Submitted. Red-lighted.

*grumbles
 
2013-04-08 08:29:44 AM  

xaks: I found the link to that thing last week over at TacomaWorld. Submitted. Red-lighted.

*grumbles


Hey, cool! I came here from http://nevertakemycolddeadpickuptruckwateringthetreeofliberty.pl and just signed up to say hi!
 
2013-04-08 08:33:47 AM  

Devolving_Spud: [www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]

What the builder might look like.


Ha. O'Reilly
 
2013-04-08 08:36:57 AM  

Mister Peejay: You know...  I wonder if the structure would be too flexible to fail.  Like, instead of the wind or a fallen leaf or something else of that nature finding a weak spot and causing a chain reaction, the whole structure just yields a little bit, finding a new equilibrium as the load is spread to the rest of the joints.

Maybe


In reality, structures need to be strong and flexible. I would not go up on that roof if I were him, the extra weight might just make it flex all the way to the ground!

Also, this guy could probably buy and install a professionally built prefab shed for twice the cost of what he's spending (and destroying) in lumber. What's the point?
 
2013-04-08 08:41:47 AM  
Pants full of macaroni

When I visit Fark, I play 'Fark Jeopardy' and based on the article
try to guess in how many posts will someone say what I was going to.
Because the topic was 'sheds', my guess was within 5  posts there
will be a mention of the Monty Python skit 'Two Sheds Johnson'.

In this case, it was the second post.

I am easily entertained.
 
2013-04-08 08:43:39 AM  
i'm not understanding how this got green'd unless drew himself posted it.
 
2013-04-08 08:48:18 AM  

Fubini: Mister Peejay: You know...  I wonder if the structure would be too flexible to fail.  Like, instead of the wind or a fallen leaf or something else of that nature finding a weak spot and causing a chain reaction, the whole structure just yields a little bit, finding a new equilibrium as the load is spread to the rest of the joints.

Maybe

In reality, structures need to be strong and flexible. I would not go up on that roof if I were him, the extra weight might just make it flex all the way to the ground!

Also, this guy could probably buy and install a professionally built prefab shed for twice the cost of what he's spending (and destroying) in lumber. What's the point?


The pride of building it himself. I admire his ambition. A first project for most people is something smaller. Like a coffee table.
 
2013-04-08 08:50:28 AM  

browser_snake: bigbobowski: Eravior: For one, the ground it's being built is mushy moist marshland - your feet sink with every step. Which is always ideal for a good foundation - or complete lack thereof.

When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castletool shed on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest castletool shed in all of England.

but she's got "great tracks of land"!

That's "Tracts" of land, Einstein. English doesn't always spell like it sounds.


no kiddin' really? so if you try to add on a little joke, but even though every single person on the planet including you, knew what I meant, but didn't take the tenth of a second to spell check myself, you have to insult me? I know how the word is spelled. are you just pissed because you didn't get there first? here's one for you. you sir are an assh*ole.
 
2013-04-08 08:59:08 AM  

bigbobowski: browser_snake: bigbobowski: Eravior: For one, the ground it's being built is mushy moist marshland - your feet sink with every step. Which is always ideal for a good foundation - or complete lack thereof.

When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castletool shed on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest castletool shed in all of England.

but she's got "great tracks of land"!

That's "Tracts" of land, Einstein. English doesn't always spell like it sounds.

no kiddin' really? so if you try to add on a little joke, but even though every single person on the planet including you, knew what I meant, but didn't take the tenth of a second to spell check myself, you have to insult me? I know how the word is spelled. are you just pissed because you didn't get there first? here's one for you. you sir are an assh*ole.


Also, Einstein didn't give a shiat about spelling English words correctly.
 
2013-04-08 09:00:14 AM  

utah dude: i'm not understanding how this got green'd unless drew himself posted it.


This is Fark. It is our duty to the internet to mock things. ALL THE THINGS. Besides, how often do you get to witness such a comedy of errors like this? It's a bit like watching slow-motion crash tests, but with more suspense because while you know it's going to be wrecked, the "when" and "how" are still up for grabs.
 
2013-04-08 09:00:36 AM  

badhatharry: Also, Einstein didn't give a shiat about spelling English words correctly


Indeed. He thought spelling was relative.
 
2013-04-08 09:09:48 AM  
This is the most awesomest thing ever.  It reminds me of "the structure" from the "My Redneck Neighbor" site.
 
2013-04-08 09:18:24 AM  
Maybe the whole thing is intentional.  This is actually a brilliant form of art..every gap, every angle to his exact master plan.
 
2013-04-08 09:19:09 AM  

Devolving_Spud: What the builder might look like.


I came to make the same reference.

/I shake my angry fist in your general direction.
 
2013-04-08 09:22:05 AM  
I wasted entirely too much time with this shed business, Thanks!
 
2013-04-08 09:27:26 AM  
Maybe it's a secret North American missile silo for Best Korea.
 
2013-04-08 09:33:26 AM  
I would like to point out that I don't care.
 
2013-04-08 09:34:16 AM  
I never knew the Pakleds had a construction company.
 
2013-04-08 09:37:00 AM  
I just wish the post's OP hadn't mentioned that the guy building it was Korean. It's not important at all (anyone can build a crappy structure, I know!) and gave it more of a ha-ha look at how dumb they are flavor.
 
2013-04-08 09:37:41 AM  
This is what happens when you get the government out of our lives.
 
2013-04-08 09:44:19 AM  

danno_to_infinity: oh, boy, BCSB's server is going to get a farking the likes of which it has never seen before.  I'm glad I read the thread yesterday (38 pages as of 9:50 AM EST, and yes, I read the whole thing.)  I first heard about this from a guitar forum, and thought it was about a rehearsal shed for a black metal band.  The breadth of variety in the subject matter people reported where they heard about this Shed Of Doomwas amazing.  A good deal of the pages from about 28 or so on were people signing up just to report their point of entry's field of interest.  There are some GREAT photoshops, btw, and makes me wonder if some of the TFers might not already be spreading their magics around in there.

Anybody who gets their nose out of joint about 'why did he not help or tell the guy how to do it right' has never met people like this.  you could tell him until you were blue in the face, they'll just keep going.

I've done construction and finish carpentry.  I read this and laughed harder than I have in years.  I really ought to try to save the pictures before the server explodes like a russian meteor.  The first time lapsed video is magnificent.


Can't find the video, can someone link to it please
 
2013-04-08 09:48:10 AM  
reminds me of this classic... redneck neighbors from hell.
 
2013-04-08 09:49:44 AM  
www.bcsportbikes.com
 
2013-04-08 09:50:50 AM  

blackhonda: Can't find the video, can someone link to it please


Lady Indica already did so upthread. And for more hilarity, here's part two, taken over the course of a few days. Konstruction2, new window.
 
2013-04-08 09:53:46 AM  

gothelder: Somebody needs to consult with Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson.


I'm here, sorry i'm late. How may I help you? Do you have a shed question?
 
2013-04-08 09:57:39 AM  

badhatharry: bigbobowski: browser_snake: bigbobowski: Eravior: For one, the ground it's being built is mushy moist marshland - your feet sink with every step. Which is always ideal for a good foundation - or complete lack thereof.

When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castletool shed on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest castletool shed in all of England.

but she's got "great tracks of land"!

That's "Tracts" of land, Einstein. English doesn't always spell like it sounds.

no kiddin' really? so if you try to add on a little joke, but even though every single person on the planet including you, knew what I meant, but didn't take the tenth of a second to spell check myself, you have to insult me? I know how the word is spelled. are you just pissed because you didn't get there first? here's one for you. you sir are an assh*ole.

Also, Einstein didn't give a shiat about spelling English words correctly.


Samuel Langhorne Clemens said he had no respect for a man so uncreative that he could only spell a word one way.
 
2013-04-08 10:00:24 AM  

badhatharry: The pride of building it himself. I admire his ambition. A first project for most people is something smaller. Like a coffee table.


That's still pretty bad, my first project was taking over as sweat labor for the construction of my house. Doors, windows, flooring, etc.. and I didn't royally fark it up that bad.

Course it probably helped that I spent 6 months as a day laborer working construction with a bunch of immigrant mexicans.
 
2013-04-08 10:22:31 AM  

Pribar: Here is the luthier version of that shed. This is supposed to be a mandolin, or so I am told:


[i135.photobucket.com image 372x591]

[i135.photobucket.com image 282x595]

[i135.photobucket.com image 400x596]

[i135.photobucket.com image 465x589]


OW! Hurts my ears just looking at it.
 
2013-04-08 10:23:33 AM  

bigbobowski: browser_snake: bigbobowski: Eravior: For one, the ground it's being built is mushy moist marshland - your feet sink with every step. Which is always ideal for a good foundation - or complete lack thereof.

When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castletool shed on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest castletool shed in all of England.

but she's got "great tracks of land"!

That's "Tracts" of land, Einstein. English doesn't always spell like it sounds.

no kiddin' really? so if you try to add on a little joke, but even though every single person on the planet including you, knew what I meant, but didn't take the tenth of a second to spell check myself, you have to insult me? I know how the word is spelled. are you just pissed because you didn't get there first? here's one for you. you sir are an assh*ole.


Asshole is not spelled with an asterisk.  Come on man, get it together.
 
2013-04-08 10:25:05 AM  
Saw subby's videos part I & II...
With all those windows it looks more like subby'll be saying 'Howdy Illegal Neighbor' soon
 
2013-04-08 10:39:53 AM  
img2u.info

Wow.... just wow... and not a hammer in sight, so clearly he's using this to nail his deck screws in:

img2u.info
 
2013-04-08 10:40:17 AM  

randomjsa: There's some carpenters somewhere... Crying...


Yes i am, but it's because I can't get a foundation poured because of our snow.

This though, this is hilarious.
 
2013-04-08 10:54:30 AM  

stupiddream: It's the memories of your shed that make me turn red


A winner is you.  Awesome band.
 
2013-04-08 11:02:45 AM  

xanadian: I think I lived in a "house" built like that, once....

:/


unfortunately i did too.  a duplex in miami in the late 80s/early 90s.  the landlord said he would rather tear it down and rebuild it than to fix everything wrong with it.

when you flushed the toilet everthing would come out of the bathtub faucet.  :-(

ended up running away to live with my father but my mother said that as soon as she finally moved out the house was demolished.
 
2013-04-08 11:05:55 AM  
Man, I used tar paper when I shingled the goddamn chicken coop.  That thing is crookeder than your mom's teeth.
 
2013-04-08 11:15:14 AM  

nanim: Saw subby's videos part I & II...
With all those windows it looks more like subby'll be saying 'Howdy Illegal Neighbor' soon


Or those "wide walls" are to contain the smell and large carbon dioxide filters in vents for his landlord's handy dandy grow house, on his tenants land.
 
2013-04-08 11:15:39 AM  
blog boys future: rent raised big time as landlord recoups monetary loss from failed shed project.

--little surprised township Building Inspector has not stapled a cease construction or similar tag on frame.
 
2013-04-08 11:18:30 AM  

Noobian Noob: when you flushed the toilet everthing would come out of the bathtub faucet. :-(


That shouldn't even be physically possible.  I have done some amateur plumbing and I don't see how you could even make that happen without trying.
 
2013-04-08 11:23:53 AM  

manimal2878: That shouldn't even be physically possible.  I have done some amateur plumbing and I don't see how you could even make that happen without trying.


the sewer or septic line is backed up.  Therefore, when you flush, the water can't get out of the house.  Instead, it goes to the lowest drain in the house and comes out there.  I am just assuming that by "bathtub faucet" he means "bathtub drain."
 
2013-04-08 11:33:32 AM  
Saw a house built like this, the guy was asking 180k for it. I pointed out it was about to fall down and offered 20k for the lot. His agent wouldn't even pass my offer onto the seller.
 
2013-04-08 11:35:38 AM  

EatHam: I am just assuming that by "bathtub faucet" he means "bathtub drain."


Think it's a pretty good assumption by "faucet" he really means "the faucet area, including the vanity sink and drain".
 
2013-04-08 11:41:20 AM  

manimal2878: Noobian Noob: when you flushed the toilet everthing would come out of the bathtub faucet. :-(

That shouldn't even be physically possible.  I have done some amateur plumbing and I don't see how you could even make that happen without trying.


I wish it wasnt possible.  I wish it wasnt true but trust me.....once my eyes saw it, I became a believer.  Maybe its because it was one house split into two (a duplex).  it was absolutely horrible.  have no idea what went on in the other "apartment" or if a dwelling like this would still be legal (or if it ever was) thts why i mentioned the year & city.

/im a "she"
 
2013-04-08 11:44:46 AM  
www.troll.me
 
2013-04-08 11:49:47 AM  
It does look much better painted...
 
2013-04-08 12:02:58 PM  
I wonder what he's going to put in it. Chickens?
 
2013-04-08 12:34:00 PM  
Somehow I'm reminded of

i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-08 12:39:50 PM  

manimal2878: Noobian Noob: when you flushed the toilet everthing would come out of the bathtub faucet. :-(

That shouldn't even be physically possible.  I have done some amateur plumbing and I don't see how you could even make that happen without trying.


I have it. You start with being told everything is supposed to be vented in the bathroom that you're creating. When you install the tub faucets/shower, you include a connection to a vent pipe. The bathtub faucet works, because it's lower than the vent pipe. Shower works...although you might be losing some water into the vent.

With a low-flow pressurized toilet... flush when the drain is obstructed, and it flows through the vent pipes to the bathtub. This is made easier if you don't know how big a vent pipe is supposed to be, so you've vented with 1/2 inch or smaller pipe.
 
2013-04-08 12:41:20 PM  
People are wondering if the first stiff wind will take it down. Nope. Too many holes, it won't resist the wind enough.
 
2013-04-08 12:56:37 PM  

WelldeadLink: People are wondering if the first stiff wind will take it down. Nope. Too many holes, it won't resist the wind enough.


That's by design. They are called "speed holes"
 
2013-04-08 01:07:47 PM  
That guy's gonna get himself killed.. I hope the original poster is aware of what he'll feel like, when that happens, and he starts reviewing the posts about how he should have either tried to help/warn the guy, or gotten code enforcement over there to stop him before he, and/or family members get hurt, and/or too much time/effort has been wasted on it.

Heck, the guy might even work a deal to reduce his rent while working on it, if not outright pay him for the assistance.

We live in a society, and as part of that society, you should be looking out for the rest of us, just like we're supposed to be looking out for you.  I'm just saying, I can't do anything but warn you that you might feel bad, and/or lose your place to live when it hits the fan, one way or another.  Good luck to both of you.
 
2013-04-08 01:14:51 PM  
I was told I'd see someone building a tool shed.

That wasn't building, and that pile of lumber isn't a shed.

I especially enjoyed the "Painting" where he started than got distracted by unloading the van, only to continue by stirring the paint with an 8' 2x4 and then "paint" the wall by randomly moving the roller for a wile, then filling in the gaps.

A++ would laugh again.

The real kicker:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-08 01:30:43 PM  

WelldeadLink: manimal2878: Noobian Noob: when you flushed the toilet everthing would come out of the bathtub faucet. :-(

That shouldn't even be physically possible.  I have done some amateur plumbing and I don't see how you could even make that happen without trying.

I have it. You start with being told everything is supposed to be vented in the bathroom that you're creating. When you install the tub faucets/shower, you include a connection to a vent pipe. The bathtub faucet works, because it's lower than the vent pipe. Shower works...although you might be losing some water into the vent.

With a low-flow pressurized toilet... flush when the drain is obstructed, and it flows through the vent pipes to the bathtub. This is made easier if you don't know how big a vent pipe is supposed to be, so you've vented with 1/2 inch or smaller pipe.


See... this is what irritates me about that one tax preparation commercial.   The one with the guy under the sink, and the dude is all like "Now you are a plumber, last week you were doing my taxes!"  Plumbing is dang near a science.  It has to be at least 800 times more difficult than tax preparation.
 
2013-04-08 02:28:19 PM  
It's not "do-it-yourself", it's "dunn-it-mahselves".
 
2013-04-08 02:38:42 PM  

EatHam: manimal2878: That shouldn't even be physically possible.  I have done some amateur plumbing and I don't see how you could even make that happen without trying.

.  I am just assuming that by "bathtub faucet" he means "bathtub drain."


Hopefully.
 
2013-04-08 03:10:54 PM  
Reminds me of the addition I saw back when I was a Realtor. It was obvious the guy didn't know what a level was, or how to use a hammer (4-5 bent nails at every joint), leaks everywhere, etc...

When I called the listing agent she told me the guy was really proud of it & she'd tried to tell him that it'd never pass inspection & would most likely be torn down by whoever bought it but he refused to listen. Last I heard he was on his 4th-5th Realtor & refused to tear the POS down (nothing wrong with the rest of the house) & still couldn't get any offers.
 
2013-04-08 03:27:23 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-08 04:04:46 PM  
Dude just needed a shed... how much are those prefab sheds down at the hardware store?  Looks like he spent nearly as much just in substandard wood.
 
2013-04-08 04:47:42 PM  
I'm glad he ran those 2x4s flat for the roof.  That's a great way to save space.  And the untreated "foundation" with OSB.  I do see why he didn't put felt under the asphalt shingles - the extra weight would have been a problem.  Maybe the whole thing is an experiment in slow failure - between moisture, mold, rot, gravity, I foresee a beautifully slow decline worthy of another time lapse film.
 
2013-04-08 06:34:26 PM  
Is this some kind of schadenfreude thread?  Shoddy workmanship is pretty low on the entertainment scale.
 
2013-04-08 06:47:33 PM  

trappedspirit: Is this some kind of schadenfreude thread?  Shoddy workmanship is pretty low on the entertainment scale.


Yes, this is mostly enjoyable because of schadenfreude.  And I'm still going to look at it and laugh.
 
2013-04-08 07:38:01 PM  

EatHam: Man, I used tar paper when I shingled the goddamn chicken coop.  That thing is crookeder than your mom's teeth.


Hey, leave my mom outta this!
 
2013-04-08 09:47:17 PM  
Uncle Al? Is that you?
 
2013-04-08 10:59:39 PM  
yaknow, I have more respect for a guy like this who builds his own shiat, even if it is sub-standard, than I do for the ass-clowns who run down to home despot and shell out $3k for some shed, another $500 to have it delivered and another $500 to have it assembled then go crying to everyone about how they are always broke.  Maybe the guy did a crappy job but at least he had the ability to get off the couch and build what he needed himself, without over-paying for it.  This is the sort of thing Americans used to do.
 
2013-04-08 11:41:32 PM  

Ima4nic8or: yaknow, I have more respect for a guy like this who builds his own shiat, even if it is sub-standard, than I do for the ass-clowns who run down to home despot and shell out $3k for some shed, another $500 to have it delivered and another $500 to have it assembled then go crying to everyone about how they are always broke.  Maybe the guy did a crappy job but at least he had the ability to get off the couch and build what he needed himself, without over-paying for it.  This is the sort of thing Americans used to do.


This, sort of. I do respect the guy for putting the effort in, but I am laughing my arse off too.

//Would have offered him pointers.
 
2013-04-09 07:24:50 AM  

Ima4nic8or: ass-clowns who run down to home despot and shell out $3k for some shed, another $500 to have it delivered and another $500 to have it assembled


If he did that, then put it where this shed is with no foundation, the home depot special would have sunk too.
 
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