Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Last Rafter


 Although it feels like a momentous accomplishment to get the last rafter fastened into place, I still have quite a bit of work before I can start adding the roofing panels. I still have to attach the fascia board so that someday in the future we can add gutters and perhaps a water collection system for use in the greenhouse. I also need to add some blocking to fill the gap between the top of the wall and the bottom of the roofing (and comprise the third build in purlin for support) and I have to flash all the fascia. Then I can start putting on the roofing material. 

Then I can finish siding in the gable ends, apply waterproofing tape at all the seams, install doors and windows and everything will be weather tight. Hopefully all this happens before snow flies.

28 comments:

  1. Any section finished is momentous! It's progress!

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    1. I'm not waiting on materials which helps.

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  3. It seems like just a week ago you were showing us where the concrete was going to be poured. Wow Ed, this looks terrific! I can't believe you accomplished all this on your own!

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    1. It feels much longer to me Doug. I'm in need of a week off.

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  4. Looks good Ed!

    (Heh Heh. I saw the title and thought "Did he go rafting?" Did not think of the greenhouse at all.)

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    1. Thanks TB. I haven't been rafting in a long time.

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  5. I feel that you are doing what many Americans before you did as they moved west - building huts and cabins. They must have been very resourceful - with no DIY stores or building suppliers to call on.

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    1. I can't imagine building something out of logs with just an axe. No tablesaws or battery operated tools seems like punishment!

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  6. The idea of a water collection system sounds good. You don't see many "rain barrels" or things like that in my neck of the woods. Breeds mosquitoes.

    I can't even imagine thinking of snow this time of the year.

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    1. I'm hoping to make it mosquito breeding proof and keep it all enclosed and gravity draining. But that won't be this year.

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    2. You can screen them and make them mosquito proof. Nothing's 100% I suppose, but I went to a class at the conservation district.

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  7. You are amazing! It is definitely looking like a building. :)

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    1. Move in a bed and I'm all set!

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    2. Are you making a proposal to Margaret? Hell - you are a married man!

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  8. Almost there, very enjoyable "watching" your progress!

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  9. Looks good, Ed. Where are you going to put the recliner and the TV?

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    1. Probably the side without windows to prevent glare.

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  10. It all looks so precise and perfect! Wow! Since we did so much of the interior work on our home renovation, I can truly understand what it takes to do such spectacular work.

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    1. It takes a lot of dedication and persistence among other things.

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  11. Sealing those panels? Make sure to do it well. We've got a live action ant farm thing going on in just one of our panels. Always some darn thing.

    That's really a great job though. You've really thought it through.

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    1. I have some leftover pieces. Perhaps a ant farm for the girls for Christmas... though I would probably only let them keep it outdoors.

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