A new shop in the making #9: The walls are up and it's raining

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We got off to a poor start today with the framer not showing till noon but managed to get the walls up and the electrical line run and dropped in the trench before the rain started.
One of my support posts has sunk so I will be investigating that tomorrow and figuring out a fix.
I have a feeling the sonotube was not filled properly.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#1 posted 2144 days ago

Looks like you are making great progress!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 2144 days ago

Your certainly going to enjoy that space Bob. Its looking great.

-- Canadian Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#3 posted 2144 days ago

A new shop is always nice. Hope you can find the problem and get it fixed without it messing up the building schedule.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 2144 days ago

You are making excellent progress.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#5 posted 2144 days ago

I’m trying to imagine how you’re going to function in about 1/10th the space. I may need to stop by to help you work out some strategies. LOL

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 2144 days ago

Looking good Bob.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 2143 days ago

Hi Bob;

Looks as though things are moving right along.

Nice workspace.


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#8 posted 2143 days ago

Always a great transition from seeing the floor only, to having the walls up. Looks great.

-- JJohn

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#9 posted 2143 days ago

Agh! The roof will soon be on, and it will be dry inside, then the sun will come out and we will get no more rain – have you ever noticed how it always rains before you get the roof watertight?

Looking good

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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Bob #2

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#10 posted 2143 days ago

Good morning Guys!
I’m off to get more lumber to build the two end trusses that will support the ridge beam .Then it’s a matter of birdmouthing the 2×6’s and dropping them on the ridge and we have the roof.
Then I can call my gas fitter and get the gas line in.

I wish I had postponed the insulation as it’s tarped in a corner and killing my grass right now. <g.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#11 posted 2143 days ago

Looking great Bob!
What size wire did you use for your electrical?

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#12 posted 2143 days ago

It is looking good inspite of your setbacks. You’ll be there before you know it. I really like your greenhouse! Man that is nice.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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