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#4321 Bill56 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 21, 2014 - 06:06 PM

Same from me, Daniel... Good choice to check into hiring that roof done!
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Posted November 21, 2014 - 08:14 PM

GREAT news, Marty, my friend I called about the roofing....I had to leave a message on his answering machine earlier today.  He called me back after milking & is coming by tomorrow to take a look at what he'll be doing.  He hopes to work it in between other jobs this coming week!   :dancingbanana:   He had heard I had been in the hospital & said he'd do it for me very reasonably priced.  He said he'd be glad to help.   BIG load off my mind....and body!   It's no biggie to him, as it's what he does.  To me, it's just too big a hurdle to do myself now.


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Posted November 21, 2014 - 08:18 PM

That makes me feel a whole lot better to read this great news, good to have good friends.


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Posted November 21, 2014 - 08:27 PM

That makes me feel a whole lot better to read this great news, good to have good friends.

 

Yes, good friends make a huge difference.  First my cousin Larry emptied my manure pit, now Marty is gonna get my roof done.  Larry wouldn't take a dime, and Marty said he wouldn't hurt me on the price of his work, so I am very fortunate indeed.

I can handle the sheeting on the walls, but the roof was too much for me.  Soon as we get this roof on, then I'll start work on the walls when weather allows. 


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Posted November 21, 2014 - 08:33 PM

Wonderful !! all of it !! so good to hear of this Daniel !, I hope the sheetrocking goes smoothly and remember to take pace yourself steady.


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Posted November 21, 2014 - 08:45 PM

Wonderful !! all of it !! so good to hear of this Daniel !, I hope the sheetrocking goes smoothly and remember to take pace yourself steady.

 

Thanks Jesse.  But it's not sheet rock for the walls, as it's roofing metal (sheeting) just like the roof on the outer walls, then insulation & more metal on the inside walls & ceilings.


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Posted November 21, 2014 - 08:50 PM

My bad, cool.

 

Are you using roll out or blown in insulation ?


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Posted November 21, 2014 - 08:53 PM

My bad, cool.

 

Are you using roll out or blown in insulation ?

 

Roll out....much easier.  Double bubble under the roof, then double bubble under the side walls, plus 3" rolled insulation between the inner & outer wall metal.  Once we get the ceiling metal on, when I can afford, I'll either blow or roll insulation on top of the ceiling too.


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Posted November 21, 2014 - 09:02 PM

That is going to be a cozy little shop to tinker in, I take you plan on a heater or stove for warmth ?


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Posted November 21, 2014 - 09:19 PM

That was nice of your friend to finish your roof! Happy for you!
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Posted November 22, 2014 - 06:32 AM

Glad you have someone to finish the roof for you. I bet you are itching to get that dried in and using the space!


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Posted November 22, 2014 - 08:39 AM

That is going to be a cozy little shop to tinker in, I take you plan on a heater or stove for warmth ?

 

Once completed, I'll move our Reznor waste oil heater from the old shop to this one.  I'll be leaving all my metal working tools down in the old shop as a welding shop, but will just use a kerosene jet heater down there when it gets real cold.  

  The 2 things I look forward to most about the new shop are 1:  cooler in summer 2: no calves bawling their heads off.

Speaking of calves, I have one real sick I just treated for pneumonia and scours.  Sure hope it makes it as it's a heifer calf from a  bought cow bred to Angus.  She'd be great as a brood cow to help start a beef herd.


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Posted November 22, 2014 - 08:58 AM

Keeping the welding shop seperate can make for a cleaner area, just too bad they are so far apart.

 

I hope you can get that heifer cured. It would be great to have some beef to sell and help ends meet!


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Posted November 22, 2014 - 09:07 AM

I'll have our Century 225 amp AC/DC down in the new shop for simple repair welds, and my TIG/stick 300 amp and Mig welder down in the weld shop.


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Posted November 22, 2014 - 09:31 AM

That sounds good! I'm sure when you have something torn down, you'll find a crack or something that needs welding.


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