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 After a couple days of letting my leg heal, I was itching to get back to work on the greenhouse project. Although it has been pretty warm for such work, I'm just worries it will be plenty cold for such work before I know it. I really want to get everything dried in at least before winter comes. So I started in slowly and made a conscious effort to keep the bum leg in a brace and as immobile as possible. I finally started developing a rhythm and made pretty good process before the sun was just blazing away in my face. So I worked in the garage awhile precutting more roof rafters so that I can start the next day without running the loud saw and possibly disturbing any neighbors with their windows left open. I'm one shy of half way done with the main part of the roof structure. 

The flat greenhouse panels I'm using require support every two feet and are generally installed on purlins which are boards that get stalled perpendicular to the roof rafters running the length of the building every two feet. Doing this would be easy but requires a lot of sealing work to be done around the perimeter to make it air tight. Rather than go this route, I'm just blocking between the rafters every two feet as I go so the panel will sit flat on everything and the only place to air seal will be up under the eaves which I think will be easier in the long run. I'm still not quite sure how I am going to install the greenhouse panels and get the required fasteners where they need to go but I'm confident I can work something out by then.

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  1. More applause from Yorkshire. It is coming along very nicely - in spite of your gammy leg. Will it have a name panel in the end? "Shed of Ed" or "Mr Ed's Stable".

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    1. Probably just Greenhouse. Since we both have half, it technically is a He/She Shed.

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  2. The weather could change any day now, at least here. It has been warm enough here so far this month.

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    1. As I write this, it is raining and cold temperatures are coming fast.

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  3. I know you were glad to get back outside and make progress, although you were rather productive inside with the apples and chickens also. The greenhouse is looking great and I echo the applause of YP.

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    1. Things are progressing and for that I'm thankful.

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  4. Boy is that coming along! It does seem like you're in a pretty tight race, Ed. So you're not getting any help with this? It's all on you?

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    1. Thus far, the only help has been in pouring the concrete.

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  5. I love to see buildings take shape unless they're on my own property. My late husband loved to build sheds; at our old house I had to put him on Shed Restriction after the third one. I can't imagine doing this by yourself!

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    1. I have the time which helps and honestly, I love the mental challenge of figuring out how to accomplish things myself.

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  6. A "purlin" -- that's a new one on me!

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  7. Boy you are moving at quite a clip for someone with a game leg.

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    1. It's much better these days, fortunately!

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  8. I'm curious about the greenhouse panels, so I look forward to you getting to that part. I'm not sure I'd be comfortable doing all this and not knowing how something's going to work out in the end. But... I have confidence in you if you say you'll work it out by then!

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    1. I just wrote up the post with the completed roof so look forward to it in about a week and a half. In my mind, I have about 90% of the details worked out but there are about 10% that I just can't visualize until I have the product out in front of my eyes and see how things work together. So sometimes that leaves it up in the air until the time comes.

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  9. Very glad you are back at construction since I love to watch your progress and expertise in action!

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    1. Progress anyway. I'm not sure about the expertise part.

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  10. So glad your knee injury wasn't serious. It is raining here now and turning colder:(

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    1. We've been getting rains here too. I think the entire thing got soaked three or four times before I finally got the roof on it. It hasn't gotten terribly cold here yet though. I still work in shirt sleeves comfortably.

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  11. Looking good, Ed. Can't wait to see the final product. Sorry to hear about your leg. Hope you are feeling better.

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    1. It is 100% normal again... I think anyway.

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  12. I am curious to see your panels.

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