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Posted September 23, 2013 - 07:39 PM

Larry, that looks great. The rafters will hold to what you're gonna put them thru and a whole lot more.

I would maybe add a few long screws to tie it all together, but I tend to be a little "worst case scenario" when building.
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Posted September 23, 2013 - 07:45 PM

Larry, that looks great. The rafters will hold to what you're gonna put them thru and a whole lot more.

I would maybe add a few long screws to tie it all together, but I tend to be a little "worst case scenario" when building.

The bottom rafter braces are in with 10 1-5/8 screws each, and I crossed tied with two 3" screws. The top Rafter ties have slots in the sides for cross nailing, and I added a hurricane tie to each rafter.


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Posted September 23, 2013 - 07:49 PM

Sounds great... What's a hurricane? :smilewink:

Yeah, I know... What's snow, right?
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Posted September 24, 2013 - 07:29 AM

That's gonna be a nice addition for you, Larry! Looks like you'll be closed in before long!


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Posted September 24, 2013 - 08:14 AM

I break out sweating at 76. Come on, 40's and 50's!


Same here !! I'm loving this cooler fall weather.

Larry, glad you got the concrete mess taken care of. Looking good
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Posted September 24, 2013 - 08:29 PM

Basicly just adding the perlings between the wall studs, and hopefully will complete the perlings between the rafters this weekend. Kinda rough doing this bu myself (with a little help from the Grandson) but I can have bragging rites later.


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Posted September 25, 2013 - 01:58 PM

I do most of my projects by myself, unless I bribe my dad into helping.  I like looking back and saying I DID THAT! 


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Posted September 27, 2013 - 09:42 PM

Not a lot going on between the long work hours and weekend rain. I hope to have the perlings at least started on the roof rafters this weekend. I moved the light tin trim into the old shop incase I get wind. I placed cinder blocks on the rest.


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 07:36 PM

This weekends progress, In between the rain drops and company I was able to complete 1/2 of the roof, and pick up some more 2X4X8' and a couple windows. I hope to be hanging tin by next weekend. Man my legs feel like rubber from all the up & down.
 

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Posted September 29, 2013 - 07:43 PM

My legs felt like that when I was doing my shop and I didn't build mine just the installation and electrical.  I'm sure by the time your done your legs will have a good work out.


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 07:46 PM

Mine felt rubbery from just a half hour or longer on the top of my roof today.  I had to straddle the crown of the roof, and my hips didn't like that at all!


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 08:02 PM

Method to the madness. Up the ladder to measure, Down the ladder to cut, up the ladder to screw in place, down the ladder to move it to the next section. repeate.


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 08:08 PM

Method to the madness. Up the ladder to measure, Down the ladder to cut, up the ladder to screw in place, down the ladder to move it to the next section. repeate.

 

Been there, done that....not easy as it used to be is it!  


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 08:45 PM

At 55, I still surprize my self. I actually feel pretty good right now. It's like starting an exercize program.... First week or two you are sore as all get-out then it gets easier. By the end of this I bet I loose 20 lbs and feel a lot better. Then go flabby again. :wallbanging:


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 08:59 PM

I'll be 55 next month.  I've dropped 30lbs since doc said I had diabetes.  Heartburn is gone after the weight loss.  But still lots slower than I was ten, even 5 years ago.  A lot of the slowing is due to the meds keeping me tired.


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