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Old 04-03-2006, 09:12 AM
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Got to work some this weekend.
Saturday we built the rest of the front and back wall.
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Old 04-03-2006, 09:15 AM
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sunday we got the top put on. We still have to put up the ridge row and "doctor" a few holes that didn't match the lathe.
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Old 04-03-2006, 11:17 AM
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Your building looks huge now, gagiii! Man, that's a lot of sticks.
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Old 04-03-2006, 12:01 PM
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Ya cutter my brother says it just keeps getting taller and taller.

By the way, here"s a couple of pics of the castors on my welding table.
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Old 04-03-2006, 07:33 PM
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Now that's a SERIOUS set of casters... RED
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Old 04-05-2006, 07:36 AM
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Got in a little early yesterday. found and extension ladder, got Waaaaaaaay up there on the roof and started putting in the rest of the screws and siliconing the holes that didn't match the lathe. May not look like in the pics but man that roof is high and is steeper than it looks. I liked two sheets finishing on side when I ran out of screws and since I had to come down to get more I decided it was close enough to supper time so I put my batteries on to recharge and went in to eat. I'm hoping to finish up the screws before Thursday night because it's suppose to rain and That way I can check for leaks.

I learned that I don't like tall ladders very much!!
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Old 04-05-2006, 10:56 AM
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That roof looks very tall to me, gagiii. And I hate long ladders; they turn me in to jelly.
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Old 04-05-2006, 12:24 PM
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cutter, it's 26 feet from the gable to the cold hard ground, only about 16.5 feet from the eve to landing. The only part that really spooks me is stepping off of or onto the ladder on the roof. My feets try to fail me, and I really have to think before I move. Made 5 trips up and down yesterday and it never did get any easier.

Reminded me of the old saying that if I ever had to work on high steel I would want to be a weldor becouse if I fell I would never hit the ground; I be tangled up in the leads!
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Old 04-05-2006, 01:25 PM
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Try going up a 40 foot alumimun extension ladder , with a 100' roll of welding lead on your shoulder and you weigh more than the ladder is rated at . Scary too say the least . Tie- ing the ladder off will help and extending it at least 4' above your stepping off point will definitly help . I use a ladder almost everyday at work and these suggestion help a lot . Besides a freak gust of wind can leave you stranded on the roof . A friend of mine had to call the local fire department ,because the ladder he was using got blown over . The local paper had some nice pictures of the fireman and him coming down the ladder . :evil: His wife Laminated them on a plaque ,so he never will forget . before she left for the day she suggested he tie the ladder off . And the shop is looking good . Dan
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Old 04-08-2006, 07:30 AM
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We had a little storm come thru last night. We got a total of .91" but half of that fell in 15 minutes. I got out to the shop right before it started with a flashlight and the side that I got finished screwing and "doping" the old holes didn't leak a drop. I was trapped out there for a bout 45 minutes because after the worst downpour we got enough dime-sized hail to cover the ground. Looks like everything is going to be alroght if I can just get a chance to finish the other side and the ridge row.
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