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Forum topic by Charlie posted 05-10-2013 01:54 PM 743 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-10-2013 01:54 PM

Started building a garden shed for y wife. 8×10 on a concrete pad. Still doing rough framing. Walls are up and I got HALF the roof rafters up and it started raining. Supposed to rain today, first part of tomorrow and possibly scattered showers on Sunday. So my framing is sitting in the rain. Now…. around here it’s not unusual for rough structures to get wet many times during construction. They get rained on, snowed on, etc. But there’s just something about all that wood sitting out there getting wet that bothers me. Always has. Once the plywood goes up on the roof, I’ll probably tarp it if the weather looks like it’s going to get crappy. My shop roof got wet twice before I could get the felt and shingles on it. It’s fine, but it really bothered me that it was getting wet. :)

Do YOU obsess over this stuff?

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#1 posted 05-18-2013 12:59 PM

No, not on the framing

Yes on the roof sheating as it can swell and bend

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 05-18-2013 08:40 PM

Man… I’m old. I got the roof tar papered and the drip edge on and one half is shingled. I’m whupped. And I talked a bit confidently about walking on an 8:12 pitch. Musta been when I was younger and before the ankle needed a rebuild. :) Dinky little 8×10 shed and the roof is kickin my old butt. I can do a lot of it from a scaffold I have, but I can’t keep moving the scaffold 6 feet and back again. And on the other side I can’t get the scaffold in except for a bit more than half of it. Don’t have roof jacks, so I built a 5 foot “ladder” out of 2×4s that hooks over the peak. It only has 2 rungs. Just enough that I can brace my toes against it and kneel on it and work on either side. I can step onto the roof to move the “ladder” and then use it for the next shingle.

Slow going, but I’m old and I have time :)

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