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WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #14: Vaulted ceiling, and Skylight

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 11-02-2009 09:09 PM 2674 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 13: Using steel rebar for a lumber rack, and Expanding my shop. Part 14 of WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". series Part 15: Installing a new window. »

My garage has only a 7’ ceiling, so I pulled out the ceiling joists, & added 2 X 4s with 9” plywood gussets to the rafters to accommodate 9” R-30 insulation. I did this in my existing shop about 18 years ago. Doing this took out about 2” of sag in the old rafters.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I had a small bubble type skylight leftover from the other shop that I hadn’t used, so I installed it in

this ceiling. For such a small opening, 14 1/2” X 14 1/2” it sure give out a lot of light.
I searched for this type, but they don’t make them anymore.
The company now only makes the Tubular type skylights.

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The Skylight installation process.


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Quitting Time!

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A Big Thank You to Barb for most of these fine pictures.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 11-02-2009 09:17 PM

do you ever stop? Once again I am reminded why I consider you one of my heroes! What can’t you do???

and I, too, thank Barb for the photos. LOVE that last one.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#2 posted 11-02-2009 09:25 PM

Keep up the good work Dick and the good photos Barb! We seniors have to set a good example for the newer generations and I can see you are doing your bit.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 11-02-2009 09:56 PM

I might have to hire you for my jobs!

Good way to go for added height and insulating the shop.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 11-02-2009 10:15 PM

Thank you Debbie,
Your comments are always so kind.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 11-02-2009 10:16 PM

Thank You Mike!

Senior power, that’s just what we need.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 11-02-2009 10:18 PM

Thanks a lot Todd!

I’ll keep you in mind, in case I need a job someday.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 11-02-2009 10:23 PM

Looks like some good improvements Dick you should be warmer and have a lot me light. be careful up there.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 11-02-2009 11:26 PM

Thank you Jim!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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pommy

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#9 posted 11-02-2009 11:41 PM

so when you taking over from NORM mate …........

and are you thinking of moving in that shop of yours LOL…........

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 11-03-2009 12:28 AM

Thanks Andy.

My plaid shirt is all worn out, & I can’t afford a new one. <(:O}#

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Scott Bryan

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#11 posted 11-03-2009 01:11 AM

I don’t guess you are content to sit in a rocking chair and wave at the people passing by. :)

Great idea on putting a skylight in there. I find natural light much easier to work under.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 11-03-2009 01:20 AM

Thank you Scott,
I may be retired, but I’m not done yet.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#13 posted 11-03-2009 02:41 PM

Young man! you are an inspiration for so many of us. Great work in putting the skylight. Excellent photographs whoever has snapped them.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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DocK16

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#14 posted 11-04-2009 01:15 AM

Dick,
Takes alot of nerve to cut a hole in a roof that doesn’t leak.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 11-04-2009 01:56 PM

Hi Sharad, & Thank you.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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