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Blog entry by patron posted 1001 days ago 4099 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

last time we got the center section of the roof framed
for my buddy daniel in colorado

http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/25663

i was back for 4 days again this weekend
and we got more done
but not complete yet
as we lost a day to snow and cold

when i got there
daniel and neighbor roy
had pro-paneled our previous work


so we got going and tore off the roof
to the mud room
built by the original builder
as it was in the way
and was some of the worst construction
i have ever seen
it being dangerous
and 4” out of square

and continued our new roof line
to cover it too on both sides
leaving the end wall
to be ponied up to it
with supports half way up the TGI’s
for support


i will go back this next wednesday
to finnish this as we expect
the spray foam insulation to be done then
and can instal the windows
and the last of the metal roofing

then daniel will be done with the exterior
in time for winter
in a new and warmer home
as he has a firewood boiler for all new radiant heat
he installed throughout the house
the boiler is in a shed i built last year close to the house

so now daniel can dedicate himself
to getting his journeyman’s electrician certificate

and putter around at his leisure
and work on small jobs inside

i’m all for helping anyone
that gets off their duff
and improves their life
for themselves and their family

thank you for looking

the holidays will be upon us soon

have a good one

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle



11 comments so far

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littlecope

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#1 posted 1001 days ago

I wondered how your weekend in Colorado went…
Looks like first-class work
and in the nick of time
with the snow ready to fly!!
You are a Good Friend to have!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 1001 days ago

David ,Daniel and Roy deffently made a good job in two days
but please David don´t work so hard that you have to use the wether as the
escuse to have two days off …. LOL

I presume you have found your electrisian for you own shop now :-)

take care
Dennis

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 1001 days ago

Looking great, you guys! What a difference from the first pictures. It will be great to have a nice warm place for the cold months and know that the structure is sound and done properly. I really enjoyed seeing this series. Patron – you are really a cool guy! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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BritBoxmaker

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#4 posted 1001 days ago

Good, solid work, David.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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GregD

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#5 posted 1001 days ago

i’m all for helping anyone
that gets off their duff
and improves their life
for themselves and their family

+1 on that sentiment.

My version is,
doing the best they can with what they’ve got for themself and their family

-- Greg D.

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 1001 days ago

David,

That is really LOOKING SUPER COOL (warm)... improving the whole house substantially!

You sure do GOOD work!

Glad you’re beating the snowy winter that will be there very soon…

Don’t forget about those solar panels… (LOL)

Great Work / Job!

Thank you for the update!

Take care…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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lilredweldingrod

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#7 posted 1001 days ago

David, I’ll bet Daniel is glad to see some straight lines on the old homestead. lol I see another stove pipe in the old mudroom. Did he add another source of heat?

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Woodwrecker

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#8 posted 1000 days ago

That is coming along very nicely.
Almost done !
Good job Patron!
You have special blessings coming.

-- Having fun...Eric

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lanwater

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#9 posted 1000 days ago

Great David!

Nicely done. I was wondering what was happening to that project.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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jack1

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#10 posted 1000 days ago

Looks like great progress. 4” out of square? Even I’m appalled…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Bob Kollman

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#11 posted 999 days ago

Great work David. When I read you built a separate shed for the boiler room

I thought to my self…..”is it explosion proof????” Well, when I don’t understand something

like steam and boilers, I just think of things like that. And I wish you good luck Danial, on getting

your journeyman’s card. When your house is finished it will be real nice with those mountains as

a backdrop!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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