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Posted September 29, 2011 - 06:50 PM

Looking good Kenny! Keep up the good work!

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 07:04 PM

Your project is looking great Kenny. We have been doing some measuring to enclose some space for extra storage. It sure seems to fill up fast. I know you will keep us updated.

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 07:10 PM

Space is something we always run out of quick, looking good kenny,

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Posted September 30, 2011 - 01:18 AM

I went out early yesterday and started figuring and contemplating what to do next. Got the post cut off to length and ready to attach. One of the things I had to work on was what to do with the existing 'gutter' drains. One was right where I needed a post.Image003.jpg
As you can see in the first pic, they didn't leave much room for water to drain off. The opening is about 2" X 1/2", one per side. Plus I needed a post right there. I removed the piece and made a patch to install from the inside. Then I placed an adapter for a real downspout up there and marked the inside edge of it. Got out the 1 3/4" hole saw and cut two holes to make the new drain. Did the same for the other gutter.Image004.jpg
With that taken care of and sealed with silicone, we proceeded to attach the posts to the structure and set the weight down on them. Need another trip to Lowes for the anchors. I didn't want to attach the posts to the concrete until the roof pieces were installed. Just in case we were 'out of square' a bit.
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The red 'arrows' show where the two posts were located originally. Then it was on to the roofs panels. It took four-five to get a 'system' figured for installing them. Once we got that, the panels went in pretty quick. We finished installing them about 2:30 p.m.
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Unbeknownst to Steve, he got into the pics. He is grilling up some steaks for the occasion (Its really his birthday and he wanted to cook them. Quite tasty!)
I wet the area down to ease the removal of the dirt for the blocks that go in that area. So, today I will put the tiller on the Ford and tear up the ground there. That will give me an idea of how well it does. Probably use the rear blade first to pull the excess dirt out, then the front one to grade it some. Rolling over it with the tractor will pack things back down pretty good. Then it's placing the blocks, I'm sure that will be fun.
That's where it stands at the moment. I'm very happy with it. Soon, 'Kenny's Tractor Port' will be open for business.

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Posted September 30, 2011 - 04:18 AM

Boy Kenny,it's looking good.

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Posted September 30, 2011 - 04:51 AM

You have made a lot of progress in 1 day Kenny and grilled steak at the end. Sounds like you had a great day!

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Posted September 30, 2011 - 04:59 AM

You better take some good pics of that tiller in action! And.... where are the sides ? It's not complete until it has heat and a/c.:bigrofl::rolling:

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Posted September 30, 2011 - 06:15 AM

Keith, It'll have heat in the summer and ac in the winter. :bigrofl:
One end will be covered the keep the snow out. but that won't be until after i get my floor in, next week hopefully. Then I can get the yard straightened up.

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Posted September 30, 2011 - 06:04 PM

I did the best I could to show the Ford and tiller. No video camera, so this is what you get:
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After that I hooked up the Craftsman blade to pull some of the excess dirt out of the working area. Then proceeded to lay my new floor.
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Posted September 30, 2011 - 06:28 PM

Looks like a good place to work on tractors. It has good ventulation!

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Posted October 01, 2011 - 06:06 AM

Thanks for the pictures Kenny. That is coming right along. It may just be the light in the pictures but it seems to be brighter under the new port than the older one. Maybe that is because of the greater height at the outside. I know lack of light in my garage is a big problem for me. The more natural light you can get the better IMO. It looks like the Ford came in handy on this job. Nice back blade. I've been trying to find one for my 314 but none to be had around here.

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Posted October 01, 2011 - 06:28 AM

Thanks, guys. We'll see how the ventilation goes when I close the North wall in. Definitely brighter and cooler. Not a whole lot of white paint left on the top side of the roof, but enough to reflect a bit more heat off it. It has been noticeably cooler under it. Hope to finish laying the blocks today. I even have a nice place to set the e-tank now.

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Posted October 01, 2011 - 06:33 AM

Thanks for sharing those latest photos,Kenny.

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Posted October 01, 2011 - 09:34 AM

Looking good Kenny! Putting down papers is rough on the back, knees, and fingers. Take your time its looking great!

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Posted October 01, 2011 - 09:44 AM

Thanks for all the updates and pics.
That is coming along Great.




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