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  1. #61
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    Second week of November


    TJI's up



    It got really cold right after the rain saturated everything



    Trench backfill was kind of a mess for a while. Either mud or frozen solid


    That windrow of backfill will probably be there until spring - oh well



    Neighbor came over with the tractor to move some of the frozen chunks away from the driveway area. That doorway leads into what used to be a pottery studio built by the previous owners. It is about 12' x 19' and has served as my shop since we bought the place last fall. It isn't much but it works for now, and I would have killed for a space that big for a lot of years when we were younger.



    Frozen chunks moved out of the way.
    Regards,

    Kris

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    Mid-November


    Dusting of snow on the Missions


    Covered my frozen chunks with black plastic hoping to thaw them out a little.


    Framing continues



    View from the back deck


    Second floor sub-flooring going down


    Trying to keep the OSB dry.
    Regards,

    Kris

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    Mid-November continued


    Second floor framing going up




    More second floor framing


    Tarps again



    I guess its kind of cold. That broom stood like that all day. Sure would be nice to have a heated shop to work in...



    My youngest learning how to use a nail gun.


    Framing away


    View from the back deck
    Regards,

    Kris

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    Third week of November


    Truss braces


    Trusses delivered


    Ready for trusses


    Tusses set on walls with telescoping forklift (Thanksgiving morning)


    W10X15 beam set for hoist trolley in garage



    Closeup of beam


    First truss set


    View from back deck
    Regards,

    Kris

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    Last week of November - Early December


    More wet stuff


    Tried to keep the second floor as low-profile as possible. Scissor trusses really make a difference opening things up.


    Sheathing going on


    View from the back deck


    I used upside down joist hangers for my outriggers for the gable ends. Gable end trusses are dropped 5.5" enabling me to use 2x6's on edge. Really solid.


    Gable end overhang
    Regards,

    Kris

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    Today


    View from the back deck



    That gets me caught up. Will post more pics as we progress.
    Regards,

    Kris

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    That's one heck of a project Kris! Look forward to more pics as you get them.
    How much longer can you work outside in the winter?
    Fred
    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
    - Sir Edmund Burke

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    Thanks for all the progress pictures, Kris!! Looking great! And...what a view you have!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frederick Skelly View Post
    That's one heck of a project Kris! Look forward to more pics as you get them.
    How much longer can you work outside in the winter?
    Fred
    I have been really fortunate as last winter we had about 2 feet of snow by this time. I have worked construction all my life (mostly large earth-moving projects) but it is possible to work all winter. Some days are more miserable than others. The cold isn't the problem for building - it is the ice and snow that will slow me down. Hoping to get the roof decking started this week.
    Regards,

    Kris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Becker View Post
    Thanks for all the progress pictures, Kris!! Looking great! And...what a view you have!
    Thanks Jim. The view is awesome. My wife and I went round and round on the size and placement of the building to minimize the impact to the view. I think we settled on a fair compromise.
    Regards,

    Kris

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