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Workshop recovery (South LA Flood 2016) #2: Getting ready for the tropical depression

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Blog entry by FreddieMac posted 06-20-2017 02:19 PM 1265 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: First weekend of work Part 2 of Workshop recovery (South LA Flood 2016) series Part 3: TS Cindy is passing through and creating a lake in my back yard »

Looks like we got a bit of nasty wind and weather that will hit my area in the next couple of days. I wanted to get at least some on the roof to add some final stability to the new construction. I left the roof cap uncovered so that the wind would flow through hopefully not cause any damage. The sheeting should be up in short order with only three more needed to cover the entire roof, but that will probably be a weekend job given the rain over the next few days.

Wanted to make sure the wind had a place to go…



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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#1 posted 06-21-2017 05:18 AM

Good luck with your shop rebuild. We went thru the same here in Prairieville and had almost 3 ft of water in my shop.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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TheFridge

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#2 posted 06-21-2017 05:21 AM

YeH good luck with that bud. It’s easier for me to count the family and friends that didn’t flood than did. I got lucky myself.

Electrician for 17 years here. If you have any questions about wiring and whatnot gimme a shout.

Geaux Tigers

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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FreddieMac

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#3 posted 06-21-2017 01:44 PM

Thanks guys, I know there is a lot of people in the same place as me in South Louisiana. Hopefully once TS Cindy passes, I will be able to get out there and finish the roof. I plan to run a 100 amp sub panel into the shop. That is a big upgrade over my old shop which had an extension cord to power the AC and tools. I am also adding about an additional foot of height for some shelving at the top to hold my crawfish pot, jet burner, ice chest, etc…

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FoundSheep

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#4 posted 06-22-2017 03:05 PM

Good luck with the storm.

I’ll be moving to the panhandle of FL soon, and will be setting up my shop in the garage. Any advice about what to prepare for, for both these situations and in general?

-- -Will, FoundSheep Designs

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FreddieMac

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#5 posted 07-05-2017 09:08 PM



Good luck with the storm.

I ll be moving to the panhandle of FL soon, and will be setting up my shop in the garage. Any advice about what to prepare for, for both these situations and in general?

- FoundSheep

Lived my entire life in the hurricane hit zone, best suggestion I have is a surge protector on your meter.

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