Author Topic: My Dads new shop  (Read 1894 times)

Jake Parker

Re: My Dads new shop
« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2020, 09:29:44 PM »
So, fast forward to today.
All the uprights are pointing toward the sky.
My trusses are 20', and the span is 30'.
I have to cut, and weld 2 trusses to make one (thankfully I have enough trusses!!
I will weld rafter gussets before every thing gets put up, so it will just be a matter of standing up the "c" purlins and welding them solid.

A friend of my dads gave him a running 94 hot rodded firebird that had a smoked clutch. We put a clutch in it, and Im going to clean it up and set it out for sale to finance the roof.

I have an 05 buick 4-door that has a leaking rear main seal. Its going to get fixed, and sold to finance the walls.

Johnny Cashes song, "One piece at a time" is out theme song!😁

Pictures coming soon.

Jake Parker

Re: My Dads new shop
« Reply #46 on: August 11, 2020, 08:43:44 AM »
Pictures as promised!
The first picture is of where Im making 2 short trusses one long truss. I offset the welds for more rigidity, and I will weld in a flat bar over the welds just for added insurance.
The next pictures are taken as close to the same spot as I took pictures of the slab originally.
I had a man come in with a bulldozer and level off the front apron.
The plumbing van will get finished today, and the proceeds will go to buying some HF rolling scaffold.
Once I can get elevated, I hope the roof structure goes on quickly.

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woodchucker

Re: My Dads new shop
« Reply #47 on: August 11, 2020, 10:22:12 AM »
those trusses are pretty rusted, you going to sandblast them and paint them before they go up? 
You going to use the new hoist on your truck to lift those babies up to where you need them?
Jeff
Clausing 8520   SB Model 9a - power hacksaw, Milwaukee band saw in a table.  Delta Rockwell Surface Grinder (not online yet .. being rebuilt where am I going to stick this)
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Jake Parker

Re: My Dads new shop
« Reply #48 on: August 11, 2020, 06:26:15 PM »
They won't get sandblasted, just slathered down with some rust converter. I need them in the air ASAP because the 100 degree days in direct sunshine are about to melt me and my Dad! We have been starting early, and knocking off about 2p.m. I then go out around 6 and do a little clean up.

I have an extension boom I made to fit the loader on my tractor that will be used to hold everything up for welding.

ddickey

Re: My Dads new shop
« Reply #49 on: September 23, 2020, 04:39:09 AM »
How's the build going Jake?

Jake Parker

Re: My Dads new shop
« Reply #50 on: September 23, 2020, 07:46:45 AM »
S L O W ☹
The trusses are done and ready to hang, but with hurricane's blowing in rain, its been a "hurry up and wait" game.
The roof tin should get delivered this friday if the weather dosen't change things.