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Construction question: fasteners (nails, screws, etc)

(@RandyNTaj)
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In packing/prepping to move to the VI....I have a question for any homeowner, contractor, or tradesman--- do you have wood trim in your house or business that utilizes nails to apply trim, door frames, etc? This would be primarily interior work- not exterior, as we understand concrete is the material of choice exterior-wise. Is it worth it to bring a compressor, air-gun and nails to do remodels, construction or repairs?

 
Posted : May 27, 2014 6:30 pm
(@SkysTheLimit)
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You can get all that here.

 
Posted : May 27, 2014 6:41 pm
(@RandyNTaj)
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We have it....lots of it. Randy is a general contractor. He has all the equipment and about 300# of nails....trying to decide whether to store it mainland or bring it as it can be used. We notice caulk is $0.99/tube here and $5.49/tube there.....

 
Posted : May 27, 2014 7:02 pm
(@alana33)
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If you have it and will be using it when you arrive on island, bring it.

 
Posted : May 27, 2014 7:08 pm
(@RandyNTaj)
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If you have it and will be using it when you arrive on island, bring it.

That's what we're not sure of---- how much wood frame interior work there might be.....

 
Posted : May 27, 2014 7:19 pm
(@vicanuck)
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Virtually every house has some wood trim. Mahogany is very popular for example. I'd bring all my usual and customary tools. A man can never have enough tools.

 
Posted : May 27, 2014 7:50 pm
(@divinggirl)
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I would bring the tools for sure. Not sure about all the nails but if you are shipping a container then throw 'em in!

 
Posted : May 27, 2014 9:23 pm
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If the nails are the ones that are used for the new treated wood - used mostly on decks and railings - bring them. There is also good amount of interior framing for room walls - plenty of shelving and cabinetry and a lot of roof beams used in masonry homes. If he is planning on doing constuction work and comfortable with the tools why buy new ones?
If you are shipping things and not sending a container the weight may make the cost unrealistic.

 
Posted : May 28, 2014 3:43 am
(@sloop_jones)
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There is plenty of interior trim work here.
Sloop

 
Posted : May 28, 2014 10:51 am
(@mtdoramike)
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Yeah, always someone looking for a decent handyman to do a bit of work like trimming doors, which is a forever problem.

 
Posted : May 28, 2014 11:58 am
(@ca-dreamers)
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I sold or gave away virtually all my tools in the states for a fraction of what I'm now replacing them for here.

I was very DIY in the states and have continued to be here.

IMO, BRING IT ALL!

 
Posted : May 28, 2014 12:00 pm
(@speee1dy)
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i would rather see you use screws

 
Posted : May 28, 2014 12:07 pm
(@speee1dy)
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oops, bring them but remember depending on where you live, they might rust faster than usual.

 
Posted : May 28, 2014 12:08 pm
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