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Posted December 03, 2015 - 06:08 PM

Day four of construction.
By the time I got to the property, they were working on the back wall.

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By the end of the day, all the outside walls are framed up.

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Posted December 03, 2015 - 06:19 PM

Excellent. Id say youll have the shell of your house by Wednesday, or sooner
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Posted December 03, 2015 - 06:20 PM

Looks real good form Oklahoma! They are moving right along!


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Posted December 04, 2015 - 07:50 AM

coming along, looking good!

 

Are those 2x6 walls?


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Posted December 04, 2015 - 08:33 AM

Looking good on all of the progress between what your doing in the barn an what there getting done on the house.
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Posted December 04, 2015 - 10:24 AM

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Posted December 04, 2015 - 06:25 PM

Day five and the interior walls are going up.

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Bring in one of the bath units.

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At the end of the day, all the interior walls are up.

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the roof trusses were delivered today.

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Posted December 04, 2015 - 06:35 PM

Glad the weather is in your favor! Hope you get it dried in before moisture hits!


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Posted December 04, 2015 - 06:57 PM

Work is progressing nicely won't be long before its sealed up the rate those guys are going

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Posted December 04, 2015 - 06:58 PM

Glad the weather is in your favor! Hope you get it dried in before moisture hits!

The forecast up there looks pretty good.  Only 20% chance of rain Sunday, then clear till Wednesday, then just another 20% then Friday 30% chances of rain.


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Posted December 05, 2015 - 03:53 PM

We are very pleased with how fast this is going up.  Especially with only three guys working on it.
Dave says he plans to start putting the OSB on the outside of the walls on Monday and hopes to set the trusses on Tuesday or Wednesday.


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Posted December 06, 2015 - 07:15 PM

The people who have used this barn over the years did not take very good care of it.
It's obvious that there have been animals housed in the barn and they didn't clean the manure out regularly.  
This has built up around some of the barns support post and rotted them at the ground level.

One back corner 6x6 post is really bad and it has rotted down to about a three inch diameter in the center.
I dug below to where the post goes back out to a good square post ( down in the shadow area ).

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A piece of treated 2x8 is fastened to the back left side of the post with a bunch of 3-1/2 inch deck screws.
Then  I fastened a piece of 2x6 to the back right side.
I also screwed some deck screws to the inside of these boards.

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I fastened another piece of 2x8 on this right side with a shorter piece of 2x6 fastened on the front side.
These two boards also have deck screws fastened on the inside.
There are two galvanized bolts going thru the top part of the barn post and the 2x8 boards and two bolts thru the bottom part.
The 2x6 boards are screwed into the barn post in the center and into the 2x8 boards along the edges.
 
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I started filling the inside of this " box" with a runny mix of concrete and used a stick to pack it down around what is left of the barn post.

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The box is filled up to the top of the shorter front board.

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I added more concrete to my mix to make it stiffer and started packing it in the upper part of the hole.

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This concrete was packed in until I felt there was enough to fill the hole up all the way.

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Then I took the top part of the 2x6 and hammered it into place.
This piece is fastened to the post and the other boards with screws.
The screws on the inside of all these boards are so the concrete will grip them and tie everything into one solid post.

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There are screws around the bottom on the outside also.

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The last of the concrete was mixed up and poured into the hole around the repaired post.

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Posted December 06, 2015 - 07:43 PM

Sounds like it should give you some more service.


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Posted December 06, 2015 - 08:17 PM

Nice work Ray!   How do the rest of the post look?


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Posted December 06, 2015 - 08:40 PM

Ray, is there a concern of drainage that it might continue to rot? If you ever bump into a power company lineman ask them were you could score some 'pole wrap'. It's a petroleum (mixed with something else) sticky wrap used on poles in wet locations. It will seal and protect the pole like nothing else.


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