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Old 08-28-2017, 03:02 PM   #706
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some things Limey sent me.
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:15 PM   #707
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I figured, I was just being opportunistic
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Old 08-29-2017, 05:21 PM   #708
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I figured, I was just being opportunistic
Yeh, I figured. thanks.
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:19 PM   #709
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Finished truss number three of five last night. I'm learning, albeit, slowly. Just changed into my work clothes and now I'm headed back outside.

My friend T, whose clutch I replaced while he handed me tools, is helping me out of an abundance of guilty conscience (and an overpowering sense of reciprocity). I intend to take full advantage of it.

Pics later.


All five trusses are made, glued and nailed. Three are painted, two of those are on the roof already. Trusses four and five will be painted this afternoon and three four and five will be hauled onto the roof today or tomorrow. It's supposed to rain tomorrow, more rain than we've had all summer, so, more than a quarter inch, which tells me bupkis. But that I'm up on the roof part of the project now really means it's gonna be buckets, not bupkis.

Ok, break's over. Back to work.
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:38 PM   #710
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Old 09-17-2017, 03:36 PM   #711
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Ok, break's over. Back on yer heads.
I actually *did* hear that in my head as I typed "back to work".
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:45 PM   #712
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Old 10-04-2017, 08:43 PM   #713
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Two purlins left, the eave-most on each side. I can reach them from the ground, or at least from the ladder. I won't have to climb up on any scaffolding to get this next task finished.

Will still need to do a little touch up paint, then after the purlins, measure them, add foam wigglyboard whatever you call'ems on the purlins. Drill the corrugated roofing panels at the intervals matching the purlin spacing. Each panel is 2'x12', so I'll (be back up on the scaffolding) putting up the first panel, fastening it to the purlin from peak to eave, panel by panel. When one half of the roof is done, then add the ridge cap material, then repeat the roofing panel exercise on the other side of the roof, but I'll have to start by slipping the upper edge of the roofing under the ridge cap segments.

Moving around on the scaffolding is tedious as hell, lots of moving the boards I'm standing on, lots of crawling and slow motion hurdling over the high parts I can't crawl under.

I'll be really happy when this phase of the project's finished. Plus, I'll have cover for the lower part giving me protection from the rain as I install the deck onto the "patio slab", which is an uneven wreck. That's gonna be fun.
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:27 AM   #714
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:53 PM   #715
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And vice versa.


One panel got installed tonight.

*sigh*

I get about an hour and a half of daylight/twilight by the time I get up the ladder to get stuff done. And the panel I did get up is a little crooked, the price I pay for installing clear material after dark.

Anyway, only six nails have to come back out and I've modified my plan, simplifying it. Fuck predrilling the stacks together, gangwise. I'll just put the panel on, and drill it when standing next to it. No biggie. But the time I spent measuring was wasted.

And, I did spend some time talking to my godson, the electrician. He's willing to help me, but not willing to undertake the installation of a new upsized panel in the house to accommodate our expanded electrical service needs. I'm not willing to do that either, so we'll have to hire an electrician for that part. I'm willing to pull the wire in the crawlspace (ugh!) and trench and conduit/pvc to the hot tub location. I don't really want to make the final connections either.

I'm completely willing to perform long term quality control tests on the completed installation of the hot tub though. I'm not a total slacker!
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:16 AM   #716
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:29 AM   #717
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:16 AM   #718
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