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Posted December 09, 2015 - 06:55 PM

My forklift is being put to work more and more as the construction goes along.
It is a handy platform for fastening on the 2x6 fascia board.

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I built a rack on the platform for stacking the sheets of OSB to lift them up to the roof.

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Normally, 1/2 inch sheeting is used on roofs but I'm putting on a metal roof so I'm using 3/4 inch sheeting so the screws for the metal have more material to grip.

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Posted December 09, 2015 - 07:30 PM

I was a bit surprised not to see any air nailers being used. Is the metal roof going to be standing seam?
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Posted December 09, 2015 - 08:00 PM

I was a bit surprised not to see any air nailers being used. Is the metal roof going to be standing seam?

Those Paslode nailers are great.  Use a gas charge that ignites & push a piston to drive.  Way better than dragging an air hose.


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 08:13 PM

Man, that's coming along great! I wish I could have used a ventless foundation when we built four years ago. I did next best, they stay closed.
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Posted December 10, 2015 - 08:44 AM

 

Osha's opinion doesn't matter on things you build and use for your self.

 

It has sure saved a lot of construction time.

 

Openings will be cut out and windows will be installed one at a time so the interior stays dry.

 

I know, just pulling your leg.

I helped build a house out of college, we waited on cutting the windows out too until we had to. Made for quick work when sheeting.


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Posted December 11, 2015 - 06:35 PM

Finishing up the sheeting on the roof between the house and the garage.

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Then it is time to put the felt paper on.

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By 3:00 PM on Friday this stage of the roof is finished.

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Posted December 11, 2015 - 06:38 PM

I am SO glad to see the underlayment on the roof with 100% chance of rain come Sunday evening.  :thumbs:   Are they putting on metal tomorrow by chance?


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Posted December 11, 2015 - 06:51 PM

Looking good. It always looks better when the roof sheeting is blacked over. It has been very interesting watching this. They do things so different than how we have been doing. And the end result is the same, a framed house.


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Posted December 11, 2015 - 07:02 PM

I can tell it's going to be a beautiful home.  Maybe someday I can drive up your way after it's finished.  


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Posted December 11, 2015 - 07:02 PM

Glad it's dried in this far before rains hit. Hope they get the roof on soon.


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Posted December 11, 2015 - 09:24 PM

Those guys do quick work. Pretty good for 3 people.
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Posted December 11, 2015 - 10:19 PM

I am SO glad to see the underlayment on the roof with 100% chance of rain come Sunday evening.  :thumbs:   Are they putting on metal tomorrow by chance?

 

No more work to be done until Monday.

The roof for the front porch and the rear deck have to be framed in before the metal will be put on.

They are going to start on the porch on Monday.


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Posted December 11, 2015 - 10:25 PM

Those Paslode nailers are great.  Use a gas charge that ignites & push a piston to drive.  Way better than dragging an air hose.

We have one of those at work. It rarely gets used, since we are setup for air. We found the cycle time with air power is so much faster. It is interesting how the same trade work is done so vastly different in different areas.


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Posted December 15, 2015 - 07:50 PM

The agreement I made with my contractor was that he would put on the roof trusses and support post for the front and rear porches and I would later finish the porch.
Last Friday Dave, my contractor, said that he really appreciated the help that I have been giving them with the use of the forklift.
So he offered to let me buy the wood at his cost for the floor joists and to frame in the porches and his crew will go ahead and frame the porches in now.

That left me with a small problem of the back-fill.  
With the initial plan of the porches only having the support post, it would be easy enough to back-fill around them later.
Now with the porch frame being built on. it will be hard to back-fill underneath them.  
So this gave me the incentive to complete two jobs over the weekend.

Saturday morning I rented a skid loader for the weekend and started digging the dirt out of the floor of the barn to level it out.

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Starting at ground level at the back of the barn, the floor ended up being dug out about three foot deep at the front.
Here is the finished floor so far.

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Now I will go in with a shovel and clear the dirt away from each support post so I can repair the damaged ones.
Then it will be time to get the R/T tractor and back blade out of storage and do the final finishing on the floor.



Doing this work on the barn floor left me with a BIG pile of dirt that will be used to back-fill around the house.
I started doing that on the front of the house on Sunday afternoon.

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I was able to get all the area under the porches done by Sunday evening and returned the skid loader first thing on Monday morning.
Total hours of use on the machine was 9-1/2 hours.

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Monday morning they started putting the house wrap on.

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Here is the front of the house.
The wood for framing the porches had just been delivered.

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And the back of the house.

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Posted December 15, 2015 - 08:08 PM

Glad you got the back fill in and leveled the barn floor in the process!


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