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Baymule's Pigs 2018 HEREFORDS!

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by baymule, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. Mar 13, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Making progress! DH is gonna be surprised when he gets home and you've made such great progress on this!
     
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  2. Mar 14, 2018
    baymule

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    Today I put up 2x8’s on the sides, at the top. I had 8’ 2x4’s and cut off pieces, so I cobbled them together and made my rafters. Once again I used 2 ladders to hold up the boards.

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    I got all my scrappy rafters made and put up. I’m tired. Tomorrow I’ll deck it, cover with tar paper and put tin on it. I climbed a ladder to snap a pic of the top.

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  3. Mar 14, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    Hey there do yourself a couple of big favors. Nail a full length 2x4 to the sill and tight under the the joist tails. That will stiffen the ends of the joists and help prevent them from falling under heavy weight. Also to prevent the center of the floor sagging, add a purling / some times called a summer beam under the length of the floor. Add a pier in the center of the summer beam also. You can.make a summer.beam by nailing several boards together to get the length like you did on the joists.

    I wished I were there to help. I love pounding together buildings. It's not work to me.
     
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  4. Mar 14, 2018
    baymule

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    That's not the floor, it's the roof. I realize that it looks like a floor, because I climbed the ladder to get a good pic of it. The floor will be dirt.

    I wish you were here to help too, I could learn a lot about building. I have no training, I just picture it in my head of what I want it to look like, then go about matching up what's in my head with reality-not always the same thing. LOL
     
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  5. Mar 14, 2018
    sumi

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    It's looking good so far baymule! :thumbsup
     
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  6. Mar 14, 2018
    baymule

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    Our neighbor Robert cane over to help me with the deck. I couldn’t pick up those sheets of OSB and get them on the roof by myself. I had 3 full sheets and a lot of scraps. So we continued on with my Scrap And Crap building project. We off set the whole pieces and used 2-3 strips at the end of each whole piece. I scrambled around on the roof, Robert stayed on the ground.

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    Then we got the tar paper on it and I tacked it down. I had some bent metal drip edge that came in one of the reject lumber piles we bought, so I went and got it. We put it across the front.

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    We quit at 3:00. Tired.
     
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  7. Mar 14, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

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    It's really coming along! Is DH home yet?
     
  8. Mar 15, 2018
    baymule

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    Nope, he is somewhere in Colorado tonight. Tomorrow they will go through Denver. When they get home, they will have gone through 8 states.

    I am bone tired. Robert and Sharon invited me to go eat with them at their favorite Chinese restaurant tonight. I was hungry and hit the buffet twice and again for dessert.
     
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  9. Mar 15, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

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    Work hard - eat hard. That's my excuse tonight lol!
     
  10. Mar 15, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    Awesome work and now I see it a roof. Completely my mistake :(
     
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