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Old 03-23-2019, 05:30 PM
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Then the short piece of 14” pipe needed one end trimmed off/squared up. They had torch cut it, and not a nice job of it at that.

Next I started laying out where the rafters will all come into the 14” pipe. Hard to see as it’s all pencil right now on a black surface.

Next to chop up some flat stock to make hanger brackets to weld to it.

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Old 03-23-2019, 07:19 PM
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Got the flat stock chopped up this afternoon too. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-23-2019, 10:41 PM
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Fired up the mill for it’s first ‘work’ job. Used a 2 1/4” hole saw to put eight vent holes in the 14” diameter pipe.

The mill and vfd worked perfectly. Found two things on the mill that make me think it had very little use. The little locating pin is still inside the R8 spindle, something I rarely see on heavier used mills. Also the collet drawbar appears to be factory, with a thrust washer intact, and very little damage on the top end from being tapped on by hammers (or whatever is handy, usually the wrench). Along with the almost all intact original scraping design, I really think I found a diamond in the rough.

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Will you need to double up the diagonal timbers to be able to cut the roof up?
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The roof currently has a row of ‘cap’ shingles along each diagonal. My thoughts at this point is to remove the cap shingles, and either unscrew or cut out the existing diagonal rafters. The short piece of pipe is getting ‘hanger brackets’ welded to it for the rafters to fit into. The diagonals will be doubled, using new wood. I’m then hoping to do some trimming of each triangular piece of roof, and reuse them, shingles and all. If it goes to plan and they are reusable, then simply recap the four diagonals and the roof will be done.

I did some fighting with rusty filler rod, and the already rusty flat plate and got the hanger brackets welded together, next step is to get them welded to the short pipe.


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Old Yesterday, 05:43 PM
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Got the hanger brackets tacked to the short pipe this afternoon. This will be in the centre of the roof, with the smaller chimney pipe going up thru the centre. The airspace between the two will act as a natural chimney as well. The holes will let any smoke inside the roof out as well.

I have to find some angle locally, to finish the ‘clamp’ for the chimney pipe.

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