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Re: Started the build.
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2015, 08:21:01 pm »
Had been just milling sills and a couple beams along with some 2 by boards. I will be doing some more concrete work next week. Hope to get phase 1 roofed in too! Rain been hitting just about every day. We are having one of the wettest springs in a long time.

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Re: Started the build.
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2015, 08:51:25 pm »
Got the last post sawed along with the last top plate beam today. Got a little work that needs to be done. Hoping I have it all up by the weekend.

 

 

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« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2015, 06:26:20 pm »
 Got all the post and top plate beams up on phase 1. I still have to saw up some more stock for braces. To set those in, I have to jack up the top plates. Got a break in the rain for a few days, I hope.

Tomorrow, hospital infusion day that takes all day and Thursday, doctor's appointment. Just never enough time to do everything. ;D

 

 

I am still floating all the braces. I will be pegging them in place in the future.

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Re: Started the build.
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2015, 04:47:49 pm »
Got a little more done today. Had to call it quits by 7:30. Sick as a dog. :'( SIL up there. Just knew I would of passed out. Those trusses are 7/12.

 

 

 

 

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Had used my backhoe to lift all trusses.

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Re: Started the build.
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2015, 06:43:17 am »
Got a little more done. Been moving along real slow due to rain, heat and me not doing all that good.

 

 

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Re: Started the build.
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2015, 09:58:46 am »
Your project is looking very nice!!!

... but your health is priority #1 ... Take care of yourself!

Love the pics, thanks for sharing!  ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2015, 02:39:01 pm »
Your project is looking very nice!!!

... but your health is priority #1 ... Take care of yourself!

Love the pics, thanks for sharing!  ;D ;D ;D

-Dad2FourWI

Sound like my wife of 35+ years. :D

I start at day light and have to shut it down by 10:30.  Got a good start this morning hanging stringers on the backside of the building on the trusses. I have a couple more runs to do. Even got a few sheets on OBS hung on the side. I should be getting some help to hang the medal roofing Friday. The sheets are 18'. I don't think I can handle that by myself.

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« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2015, 01:22:11 pm »
Got a few runs of the roofing on. My son and SIL got up there to start it off for me. Then of course, what I did was rip a muscle in my lower back pouring more pads. Those green pine sills are slopping down on me about 3/8" and I need to get some support in the center of them ASAP. Pain unbearable in my back. Two days in the doctor's offices. One for my heart which was bad news and one for my back. I'm at bed rest and that is killing me.
When it rains, it pours. Something screwed up in my backhoe. It will not shift into reverse. :'( Please make it stop.

Was hopping to get it closed in ASAP. Going to have to wait till my son and SIL can help me get it done.

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« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2015, 07:09:56 am »
The Lucky God's are not really helping you out much.  :( 
But it's looking good.
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« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2015, 05:25:42 am »
Was in the hospital yesterday for my weekly infusion and my sister showed up. Her husband was at the ER with a heart attack. They do have him stable now, but it's going to be a long road for recover for him.

My heart is doing a bit better, but the back is not letting off. More blood work today. Fluid build up is the big killer when one is in heart failure. Being 6' tall and weight in at 170 lbs, it is hard not to see the fluid build up on me, but it looks like I have most of it gone and under control again.

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Re: Started the build.
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2015, 11:26:14 am »
First time I'm seeing this thread!  I love the build but please take care of yourself. 

Sorry about your BIL!
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« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2015, 01:10:08 pm »
Things have slow down to a stand still due to me with my back. Hoping my son and sil make it over to finish out the roof this weekend. I did try to do a little this morning. Got some more OSB hung. Got a couple pillows up under a sill. Then rain came and ran me off. Maybe later I will be able to pour two more footing that I need to get in place. I do have them framed out and wire and ground strap in place.

Yesterday, I dropped the trannie out of my backhoe and took it apart. Sure enough, I busted the clutch spring. Another name for that part is a Belleville. Parts on order and will not get them till mid next week.

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Re: Started the build.
« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2015, 05:26:19 am »
After a few days in the hospital with a pinched nerve and pain out of control, they did a epidural steroid  shot in L4 in my lower back. What a relief. Kind of still dragging the left leg, but doing 100% better.

Yesterday, my son and SIL came and finished putting the tin on the front side and installed the pillars for the flooring. Then the rain came down in buckets. That shut down everything. >:(

Parts are in for my backhoe, so I will make the trip to go pick them up and finish rebuilding the backhoe shuttle drive. Problem there, I can't install it. At over 120lbs, they is no way I could pick it up right now. So, another job for the kids. That is something I hate to have to wait done.

Anyway, this is were things stand now.

 

 

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« Reply #33 on: July 14, 2015, 05:48:26 pm »
Been taking it very easy doing very little each day on the camp. Got the rear roof line finished. Hope to get the roofing on this weekend. My son and SIL will be doing that.

Got just about all the OSB siding up. Just have the peak to do. Maybe Friday I can get some of that done.

It's been so hot that I been shutting things down around 9am. Way to hard after that for me to catch my breath.

 

  

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« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2015, 05:44:01 pm »
Within the limits of what I been able to do, I been getting very little done. This heat wave has got to let off soon. Heat index has ben hitting 110F here this past week.

Just about got phase one closed in. Two sheets of tin left on the back side to put in place and some tarp at the eves on the other side. My son and SIL have been working 7 days a week. So, I been doing what I can with the help of my wife and backhoe.

 

 

 

 

I need to start sawing more lumber for phase two. I do have the sills done, but completely out of 2x4's. Got the dirt work done and started laying out things. I have a few pine logs that are easy 450 BF in each one. Big suckers. ;D

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« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2015, 05:46:51 pm »
Oh, The peak of the roof from the ground is 23' up. I don't care for heights anymore. ;D

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« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2015, 12:25:21 am »
Wow.  Most of us do not know you but let me say you are one tough son of a gun!   Those health issues, accidents, heat and breakdowns would stop a lot of folks.  You keep on  keeping on!   Best of luck moving forward.   You deserve a few good breaks after all you have gone through.  Interesting project.  Take care of yourself too.

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« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2015, 06:28:04 am »
Thanks. I had always been a hard worker, DIY'er kind of person. The house I live in, I built it about 16 years ago. It's 2800 slf with a total of 3650 under roof. Working at the time which was 12 hour shift work, I built it in 6 months by myself from start to finish. And people say it couldn't be done. ;D If there is a will, there is a way. I live by that.

WE are under Heat advisories again today. 5:30 am and it's 80F. >:(

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« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2015, 11:11:42 pm »
My hat is off to you, Sir. Keep on plugging away you'll get her done. Enjoyed reading about your progress and refusal to quit.
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« Reply #39 on: July 22, 2015, 02:32:00 am »
Hi Fishfighter,

I was interested to see that you have decided to perch your building on staddle stones and wonder why you have chosen this method since this will potentially result in a cold floor.

Standing buildings on staddles was traditionally employed on granaries, apple stores, etc. i.e. where the contents need a degree of protection from rats and mice.

All that said - I like it !!

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