Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Out With All Eight

We returned to base Monday only to find we would not be able to park in our normal place. BIL James gave us a heads up and advised we needed to park next door where we use to set up. After setting up the motorhome we walked over to our site and discovered all eight post had been taken out.

We were told that they would never be able to be level and square the post as set. So, James decided to start all over again. It seems the information he was originally given was all wrong. We obviously were a little disappointed but what the heck we wanted it to be right.

imageSo what we found was they installed the eight anchor pipes in the ground and leveled and squared them up. They pre assembled the four sets of rigid frame rafters on the ground using framing jigs, squared them up and will transport each assembly to the appropriate anchors and weld them into place to the flat steel plate on each anchor.


After this they would install the purlin clips to the trusses for attaching the 6" C purlins. We will have four C purlins per side spaced about four foot apart running the length of the structure. After they are in place the task of installing the roof panels. Before installing the roof panels we will paint the rafters and support posts. The target date for completion is maybe early next week.



It's a small world. While eating lunch today at the Wild Flower in Hughes Springs who do we run into on other than Joe (aka Speedy) and Sherrie. They were doing a store setup in town. Unfortunately we did not visit long as we had some high price welders that needed to get back to work. Maybe next time.

Until next time. . . .MtnAire Travlers.

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