setting up the new shop #12: the clean up is well under way

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Blog entry by thedude50 posted 992 days ago 826 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: cleaning up the remains and starting over Part 12 of setting up the new shop series Part 13: Back at it and again we have a structure The Shed Rebuilt after the Storm »

Well My Friends It took about 4 hours of hard work today to get the studs picked up and the bottom plates up. then removing tons of nails I cant believe how many nails were holding this thing down and it just lifted off like no body’s business. I am thankful to Matt who offered to help but i didn’t want to have him here and my son not here it didn’t seem right to ask a new friend to help with out an able bodied worker her to help. i pulled nails till my arms hurt so i called it a day after 4 hours we still have i top plate to separate and 4 corners to dis assemble. then we will rebuild the walls we lost one board as it split in half under the pressure every thing else was salvageable. Tomorrow ill pull the corners apart we did get a new wonder bar and it works great. I have a few thousand nails for the now working Passlload framing Nailer I love the gun but learned a valuable lesson about passlaod nailers do not buy more gas than you need it appears the gas has a shelf life and becomes inert and wont fire the gun once its old bummer so be sure when you buy this kind of nailer you need to check the bottom of the fuel canisters for the expiration date. well tomorrow ill buy the other piece of lumber i need and I will start on the walls. This trip will also be to find hurricane straps for the stud walls as i wont let this happen again. thanks for reading my blog soon it will be back to setting up the shop. which this was all about in the first place if you get a chance read the entire blog and you will see where i am coming from and going to. Lance

we lifted the roof up on two ladders to let us get the bottom of the top plates off so we can build the walls again it worked great we got the bottom top plate off in a few minutes

we were able to save the door way in tact as it was ripped clean off the foundation

we then stacked up all the studs in a neat pile then then dogs knocked them over I am too tired to re stack them again

then we pulled all the bottom plate off the foundation this went well except the back board on the end away from the door which was the opposite way from the way the shed fell was ripped up pretty bad so i am replacing this one board

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#1 posted 992 days ago

Good job Lance. You’ll be back to where you were in no time. Hope the wind stays in your favour now.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#2 posted 992 days ago

Glad you got a little done today. Sorry your son didn’t make it out. Slow and steady still gets it done though. Way to keep at it.

-- Matt -

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#3 posted 992 days ago

actually Matt he showed at 100 and we worked till 4 thirty after the trip to lowes to but a replacement wonderbar because mine has gone missing it will show up now that i have a new one i also have somewhere here one from harbor freight

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#4 posted 991 days ago

Well, let me know if you need any help some other time. If not we’ll still have to meet up sometime soon.

-- Matt -

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#5 posted 991 days ago

We’re praying the winds that are forecast for tonight will miss you. Keep up the good progress.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#6 posted 991 days ago

yes thanks no structure up tonight and the straps will keep me in good shape for a while

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#7 posted 990 days ago

Sorry to see the windstorm hit the shed. Must have been very bad out that way. We got 6 inches of rain when that wind reached Tennessee. Glad the wind had died down. Best of luck rebuilding the shed. Glad your house was OK.

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#8 posted 990 days ago

Glad you’re getting a good start at getting it cleaned up & going again!

... and it will be BETTER as the result of the happening… So, I guess it did some good!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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