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Old 11-30-2018, 08:58 PM   #1
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I heard through the grape vine from a VERY GOOD source that the lumber yard has been sold. Good or Bad news? the place has major problems.
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I heard through the grape vine from a VERY GOOD source that the lumber yard has been sold. Good or Bad news? the place has major problems.
If true, I see it as good news.

Whoever is selling will be free to go boating more often—and I can visit by boat more often...
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It is NOT true that Winnipesaukee Lumber has been sold.

What problems?
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It is NOT true that Winnipesaukee Lumber has been sold.

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Iíve only been there a couple of times, but I never had any problems or issues with them. Service was great, and they had what I was looking for.
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I have been buying my building materials from Winnipesaukee for 20 years. Never had a problem. They have dedicated employees that have been there for many years. Even in the recession they keep their employees on the payroll. Close family owners that treat their clients and employees with respect. If you may have a billing or some other issue. Call and tell them what your issue may be. They will work with you to get it corrected.

DON'T GO POSTING ON THE FORUM. THAT IS SO RUDE AND CAN CAUSE SO MUCH DAMAGE FOR A FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS THAT HAS BEEN HELPING AND SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY FOR A VERY LONG TIME.
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Winni lumber has always been a huge help with every single task Iíve had. They always have what you need and if they donít they can always order it in a timely manner. Great products and staff.
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That is because they don't own it, Time Traveler.
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Just wait for it!!!!!! Not now, Time traveler. But just wait.
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Katie, what makes you think you know so much?
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Just wait for it!!!!!! Not now, Time traveler. But just wait.
Not sure what your agenda is... Your first post said it has been sold. Your last post says wait for it. Your VERY GOOD Source does not seem so good?
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Not sure what your agenda is... Your first post said it has been sold. Your last post says wait for it. Your VERY GOOD Source does not seem so good?
His/her last post was to wait for it to be posted on the new owners website, not that it had been sold.
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His/her last post was to wait for it to be posted on the new owners website, not that it had been sold.
The first on this thread said it was sold, past tense. That was well over a week ago. I think if Winnipesaukee Lumber had been sold a 10 days ago, it would be announced officially and would have made the papers. I asked the owner if it had been sold, the owner stated it had not been sold. I think I will believe the owner at this point!

Who knows if they sell at some point? Regardless, it seems like the OP has an ax to grind.
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The first on this thread said it was sold, past tense. That was well over a week ago. I think if Winnipesaukee Lumber had been sold a 10 days ago, it would be announced officially and would have made the papers. I asked the owner if it had been sold, the owner stated it had not been sold. I think I will believe the owner at this point!

Who knows if they sell at some point? Regardless, it seems like the OP has an ax to grind.
Well said and I agree with you.
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The first on this thread said it was sold, past tense. That was well over a week ago. I think if Winnipesaukee Lumber had been sold a 10 days ago, it would be announced officially and would have made the papers. I asked the owner if it had been sold, the owner stated it had not been sold. I think I will believe the owner at this point!

Who knows if they sell at some point? Regardless, it seems like the OP has an ax to grind.
Do YOU really know them? Wait a bit. and, NO axe to grind. I prefer Ashland lumber.
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I heard through the grape vine from a VERY GOOD source that the lumber yard has been sold. Good or Bad news? the place has major problems.
I don't understand why this thread exists.

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I don't understand why this thread exists.

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the negative spirit of the original post, however I find the second post in the thread just as bizarre.
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I have always had great service and they usually had what I needed.
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Not sure what original posters agenda is but certainly up to no good. I have been a customer for years. Always happy. Maybe they will sell someday and if they do I hope they make a bundle. I have sold several small businesses over the years. Selling does not mean you are in trouble.
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I find the second post in the thread just as bizarre.
Second post explained via private message. Thank you,,,,,,,,,, turns out it's another positive vote for Winnipesaukee Lumber but cryptic.
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Yes. Good products and service but HIGH prices.
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The prices are only high on dimensional lumber because it is all doug fir. Nobody else carries only fir, the others all carry spruce. Fir is higher priced but has less waste. It is stronger, straighter and more stable. However, if you compare other products, apples to apples, their price are not high.
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Second post explained via private message. Thank you,,,,,,,,,, turns out it's another positive vote for Winnipesaukee Lumber but cryptic.
It's not cryptic to some of us.
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Do YOU really know them? Wait a bit. and, NO axe to grind. I prefer Ashland lumber.
Why would I say I know them ((Dick and Diane) if I didn't?
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I bought lumber at Winnipesaukee Lumber exactly once - when we first moved here.

I needed some 4x8 sheets of 5/8" A/C plywood, ripped to 2x8. They didn't have a proper saw for doing this, but was told that if I sought out (???) in the back and asked him really nicely he might cut it for me.

He cut it with a small skill saw. The cuts weren't straight. The plywood had more filler in it (both sides) that I've ever seen in plywood, before or since. The process seemed to take forever and I ended up feeling obliged to give him a healthy gratuity. He did spend a lot of time on this and it wasn't his fault that the lumberyard lacked a basic piece of lumber yard equipment to do the job properly.

I really don't like posting negative comments, but people come to this site looking for honest information and, from my perspective, this thread seems to have turned into a bit of a love-fest.
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It's a lumberyard. It sells lumber, it doesn't employ carpenters to cut the wood it sells. The majority of the customers are contractors or skilled and the service is rarely needed. I would have no idea why the plywood didn't look good to you. Maybe you got a bad piece?
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Great place, never an issue. Quality products, nice staff.
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It's a lumberyard. It sells lumber, it doesn't employ carpenters to cut the wood it sells. The majority of the customers are contractors or skilled and the service is rarely needed. I would have no idea why the plywood didn't look good to you. Maybe you got a bad piece?
Some lumber yards, like some of the big box stores, have a panel cutter, which is essentially circular saw on a frame that allows an accurate cut to made safely. Typically, you pay for the full sheet, but they will make one straight cut to order, i.e. taking a 4x8 and making a cut to produce a 4x6 piece & a 4x2 piece.

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I bought lumber at Winnipesaukee Lumber exactly once - when we first moved here.

I needed some 4x8 sheets of 5/8" A/C plywood, ripped to 2x8. They didn't have a proper saw for doing this, but was told that if I sought out (???) in the back and asked him really nicely he might cut it for me.

He cut it with a small skill saw. The cuts weren't straight. The plywood had more filler in it (both sides) that I've ever seen in plywood, before or since. The process seemed to take forever and I ended up feeling obliged to give him a healthy gratuity. He did spend a lot of time on this and it wasn't his fault that the lumberyard lacked a basic piece of lumber yard equipment to do the job properly.

I really don't like posting negative comments, but people come to this site looking for honest information and, from my perspective, this thread seems to have turned into a bit of a love-fest.
If you're buying lumber you should own a skill saw. They shouldn't have to cut it for you and you shouldn't be expecting a perfect cut if they did. For that you need to visit the DIY stores like Home Depot or Lowes.
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This thread isn't going to turn out very well if it is allowed to continue.
Just my opinion anyway.
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I don't own a pick up truck for hauling plywood. But I do own a Milwaukee 18 volt cordless circular saw. Everybody should own one. Great for cutting your own wood in the parking lot. Just add tape and square.
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Way back on the left, at the back of the lumber area, the Lowe's in Gilford has a wall mounted circle saw that accurately cuts up a 4x8' plywood sheet, and you get two free cuts per sheet.

Plus, there's usually free coffee up front of the lumber area.

For really good free k-cup coffee, go to the nearby Meredith Village Savings at Lowe's ...... is worth a stop ..... just for the coffee. Just walk in the bank and act like you own it ...... say something like ...... got any left-over donuts today?
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Way back on the left, at the back of the lumber area, the Lowe's in Gilford has a wall mounted circle saw that accurately cuts up a 4x8' plywood sheet, and you get two free cuts per sheet.

Plus, there's usually free coffee up front of the lumber area.

For really good free k-cup coffee, go to the nearby Meredith Village Savings at Lowe's ...... is worth a stop ..... just for the coffee. Just walk in the bank and act like you own it ...... say something like ...... got any left-over donuts today?
They are called panel saws.
This is the one that most Lowes have..I assume they still has have them, haven't been there for a while.
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This thread isn't going to turn out very well if it is allowed to continue.
Well, let's try this:

Moss (discussed here previously) has caused moisture and rot on one 8" wide facia (vertical roof edge) board—which is about 20 feet above the ground. Because of localized dampness (huge tree) would anyone suggest replacing the facia with artificial lumber?

Likely, scaffolding would be required, what contractor in the Wolfeboro area would take this job?
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Well, let's try this:



Moss (discussed here previously) has caused moisture and rot on one 8" wide facia (vertical roof edge) board—which is about 20 feet above the ground. Because of localized dampness (huge tree) would anyone suggest replacing the facia with artificial lumber?



Likely, scaffolding would be required, what contractor in the Wolfeboro area would take this job?


I love using Azek for facia board. So much more durable and weather resistant and you can’t tell the difference once painted.


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You can also use pressure treated boards but you have to let them dry out a month or two before you stain or paint them. I just bought 1" x 8" this past summer and stained it after about a month with a solid oil based Olympic stain. Somehow painting Azek defeats the purpose of using plastic. Once you paint it, it's no longer maintenance free, JMO.

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You can use Azek. It is wonderful to have the maintenance free. There is also a new product called Boral that is made from coal ash that is easily paintable and has the same properties as Azek and it's a little less money. Any local contractor capable of doing the wood can do these products.
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You can also use pressure treated boards but you have to let them dry out a month or two before you stain or paint them. I just bought 1" x 8" this past summer and stained it after about a month with a solid oil based Olympic stain. Somehow painting Azek defeats the purpose of using plastic. Once you paint it, it's no longer maintenance free, JMO.
On our previous home we painted the Azek, mostly to cover the nail holes. The pint really held up well. I visited the house 10 years later and they have not repainted the trim since.
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You can also use pressure treated boards but you have to let them dry out a month or two before you stain or paint them. I just bought 1" x 8" this past summer and stained it after about a month with a solid oil based Olympic stain. Somehow painting Azek defeats the purpose of using plastic. Once you paint it, it's no longer maintenance free, JMO.
I partially disagree with the Azek comment. Yes it is not maintenance free but since it is not subject to expansion and contraction the result is you will have virtually no maintenance, maybe repainting once every 5-6 years at most
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I partially disagree with the Azek comment. Yes it is not maintenance free but since it is not subject to expansion and contraction the result is you will have virtually no maintenance, maybe repainting once every 5-6 years at most
The same can be said for pressure treated wood at a much lower cost. It's just another option as some people do not like plastic trim.
The house I bought 5 years ago has barn board siding. Because of the snow sliding off the metal roof and piling up against the house the siding was rotted two feet up in the front and the back of the house. I didn't want to reside the whole house and I didn't want plastic siding because of rustic feel of the house. So I put 2-1/2 foot board and baton wainscoting, made from pressure treated wood, on the bottom of the house. I let it dry out and after about a month I stained it with an solid oil base stain. I know it will not rot but now my only question is how long before I have to stain it again. Only time will tell. Now I have to stain the rest of the house.

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You can use Azek. It is wonderful to have the maintenance free. There is also a new product called Boral that is made from coal ash that is easily paintable and has the same properties as Azek and it's a little less money. Any local contractor capable of doing the wood can do these products.
You sure know a lot about wood/lumber tis.
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You can use Azek. It is wonderful to have the maintenance free. There is also a new product called Boral that is made from coal ash that is easily paintable and has the same properties as Azek and it's a little less money. Any local contractor capable of doing the wood can do these products.
Boral is a concrete admixture company which includes the use and remanufacturing of coal "fly ash" which is used as a partial substitute for cement in concrete after a processing procedure and also used as backfill at many energy plants and landfills
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