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#136 KennyP OFFLINE  

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Posted June 27, 2012 - 01:49 AM

Looking good, Daniel! Must be fun getting those long pieces up there by yourself! I don't care much for working off high ladders either. Glad I have access to scaffolding!

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Posted June 27, 2012 - 08:03 AM

When I get up to above the top windows, I tie the ladder off on each side to GT's . NO WAY that I wanna feel that ladder move in the slightest! The foam holds the ladder snug, but at one point I'll have to have the ladder up against the top window frame, and it can easily slide sideways there. Soon as I eat breakfast, it's back up there for more siding work.

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Posted June 27, 2012 - 08:06 AM

Sounds like a good move on your part. Better to be safe!

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Posted June 27, 2012 - 03:46 PM

looking good dan
you need to get bernie over and have him give you a hand.

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Posted June 27, 2012 - 04:06 PM

Earlier today I couldn't handle the ladder height atop the 2nd story window. Got dizzy weird feeling. I had been bending over a lot picking green beans just before & was getting dizzy when I'd stand up then. The Flomax meds I take causes dizziness, and I guess today was one of those days.
So did farm work instead & just now went back up the ladder. No problems at all. Got the J-channel installed atop the window, so down lower on the ladder now for a little evening siding.
Hardly ever see Bernie. I stopped in several times talking to him at work and invited him over, but he's never came. I've stopped by his house a few times, but nobody's ever home.

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Posted June 27, 2012 - 09:37 PM

Hey Daniel better make sure you have the keys to those GT's when you tie off to them just in case someone needs to drive one. Talk about a ride, yheeehawwww.

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Posted June 27, 2012 - 10:01 PM

Daniel, It is really looking good, your doing a great job and I bet Teresa is very happy with how it's looking..

I'm surprised that you don't have a moving work station mounted on the 620 or the Hogzilla. :laughingteeth:

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Posted June 28, 2012 - 01:35 PM

It's 102 out and I finally came in from siding a while. I'll likely do more when the sun goes behind the tree around 7:30 this evening.
I put the shutters on the lower windows to add some bling. It's coming along now! All the toughest to cut pieces are comp,leted, so easier going EXCEPT for the height factor that can get to me at times.

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Posted June 28, 2012 - 01:53 PM

That looks great with the shutters. You're right that it's getting too hot to work out there.
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Posted June 28, 2012 - 01:56 PM

That looks great so far, Daniel! Glad you are going to let it cool down. Around here, it would be after midnight.

Don't know how you are measuring for those pieces, but I used to cut the piece I was putting in, then measure across the top of that for the next piece length, as long as the rake j-channel is on a straight line. This allowed cutting several pieces at a time. Be nice if you had someone cutting the pieces so you didn't have to go up and down so much!

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Posted June 28, 2012 - 02:16 PM

Some of them I measure for the next piece, others I just cut the angle first, then carry the piece up & cut the length while up there, then nail in place. The pieces that met all the angles of the octagonal windows almost demanded carrying the piece up there to be marked, then cut.Coming down isn't a problem now, as my knees only hurt the 1st day or 2. They don't bother me at all now. Besides, with the height fear factor, I like going up for short times, then down to regroup. I know nothing of proper building terminology, but I assume the J-channel rake is the angle of the J-channel under the roofline?
I put another piece on the right side after taking this pic, so both sides are even now.

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Posted June 28, 2012 - 02:29 PM

Yep, not sure if that is correct terminology, but what I was trying to get across.
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Posted June 28, 2012 - 02:29 PM

Daniel, Man, that is really looking nice. I know what you mean about cutting to fit, Crown molding in a old house is the worst thing I ever had to fit. You are making this look easy. The shutters really make the windows look finished, nicely done.
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Posted June 29, 2012 - 10:45 AM

I'm still working on it this morning, and yes, still fighting my fear of heights. So far so good, no weird feelings. Got the last of the foam panel on, and now I'm all the way up putting the gable vent in. I just got the hole cut, so now have to put the vent on after lunch.

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 10:53 AM

Long way up there for this ole boy!

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Even longer way down!

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The cross brace I'll just leave, as it will sit 1 1/2" back from the vent & won't impede air flow. It was fun up there cutting this hole to say the least. Had to use a jigsaw, as there is no way I'm letting go of the ladder with both hands! :smilewink:

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