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#1 New.Canadian.DB.Owner OFFLINE  

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Posted August 12, 2013 - 06:32 PM

For the last couple of years, I've been working in a garage with poor lighting and a leaking roof.  It has been kind of like playing Tetris.  I'm always asking, "Where can I put this so I can see it & not have it get soaked?"  Today, I fixed the lighting issue ...

 

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Posted August 12, 2013 - 06:50 PM

Sooooo? now you'll only work on non rain days?

You must have a better plan than that?

Are you adding on, while you're at it?


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Posted August 12, 2013 - 07:04 PM

No plans for an addition this year.  Maybe once I retire fully & can't afford it.  

 

The plan was to re-shingle the roof, but the decking was punky and the rafters had sagged.  The facia board was rotted out. The door header is undersized & needs to come out.  The top plates are starting to dry rot.  Once I started pulling the bad stuff off, the new plan seemed obvious: turn the roof 90* and re-pitch it from 1 / 12 to 4 / 12.  That will give me room for better lighting and a dry interior.  It also gives me an excuse to re-design the interior layout.

 

 


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Posted August 12, 2013 - 08:38 PM

Forget about 1 in twelve to 4 in twelve! Jump right up to 12 in 12! Put a good strong header in there with a few holes for hoisting things up there. The snow will fall off your roof and you have some good storage space!

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Posted August 12, 2013 - 11:07 PM

I have several responses. One mentioned a trellis - garage hybrid, another was "Garge by SunSetter Awnings", another was equally witty... Then I remembered I don't have a garage, not even one without a roof :smilewink:

Looks like a great project. Will, you forgot to ask if it was getting a second floor
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Posted August 13, 2013 - 06:22 PM

12 / 12 slope!  I almost killed myself on the 6 / 12 slope roof that remains intact.  I can't imagine shingling a 12 / 12 pitch.  Oh, and no second floor.  More storage space isn't a good thing for a hoarder to have.  Although, it does fit with my motto of Always Have a Spare.  Now you have me thinking ...

 

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Posted August 21, 2013 - 07:23 PM

Progress report:

 

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Posted August 22, 2013 - 08:31 AM

Looking good!

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Posted August 22, 2013 - 10:45 AM

Looks like your project is coming along nicely.


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Posted September 21, 2013 - 09:00 PM

As of today, I seem to have solved both problems.  We had an inch of rain and none of it has yet found its way inside.  At least not from above.  I am still getting some running in under the door, but the driveway is next year's problem.

 

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This year, I still have some aluminum fascia & soffit work to do, but my new toy sure helps.

 

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