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Day 17 and 18 – June 11 and 12

The day begins. The plan is to get as many peaks up as possible. Nancy and Peter are working alone.

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The weather is looking nice.

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Here's the starting point.

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One up. The peaks are hinged, so to get them up the shipping clips are removed, they are pivoted into place and secured using the nailing plates that are already installed.

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Moving right along now.

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Spacer bars are attached to provide security.

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Peter nails a spacer bar. The peaks all wanted to lean, so they were persuaded into place wit a clamp.

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Peter seems pretty happy about the way things are going. Only a couple more to do.

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To get up to the peaks, the staging was moved up to the temporary floor, with the wheels supported by a 2X6.

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“I'm not tired.”

“Are you tired?

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“Not me, I'm not tired. Why do you ask?”

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Nancy uses the “inside stairway”.

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Peter attaches some bracing.

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“Hey Nancy, the guy down the street needs some help with his trusses.”

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Things look good from this side.

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And this side's looking good, too.

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The wrap-up of a couple of good days.

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Graphic226 Day 19 and 20 – June 17 and 18

Paul D and Paul F start setting up for the day. They drove up from Mass. to lend a hand.

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So the day starts.

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Paul D and Peter are up on the yard end of the garage. The red rope was used earlier in the construction to make sure the structure was plumb before the sheathing was attached to the trusses. It is still there, but not really serving a purpose, since it was removed from its working location and just loosely attached a little lower when the sheathing moved up the roof weeks ago.

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Nick looks around: “Garage... garage, everyone is talking garage, but I don't see no garage.”

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The Pauls look things over.

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Paul D and Peter working sheathing up towards the peak.

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Nancy's up there, too.

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Paul and Peter positioning one of the last full sheets.

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As Nancy works the pulling machine.

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And it drops right in.

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Nancy's tied off.

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It looks like a little spacer work is being done. The metal plywood spacers were handy, but tended to fall off while moving the plywood around.

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This looks like a comfortable position. As I sit in California typing these captions, it's about 5:30 PM and I just checked the thermometer in my bedroom: 86 degrees. There'll be some relief in a few months.

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Now the red rope is in position on the other end of the garage. That means it must be pulling the kink out of the wall so the top plate can be attached.

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Pull a little harder. It's almost there.

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Paul F. makes his way to the inside stairwell as the day comes to a close.

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It's a wrap for Saturday.

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Peter and Paul F position the end truss peak as Paul D looks on. Earlier, the sheathing was not being attached to the end truss while the kink problem was being worked out.

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Paul F. and Peter take a break. The top plate is on the end wall, so the kink must have been worked out.

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Peter is happy as almost all of the roof sheathing is on the house side.

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And Nancy is happy on the other end as she pulls up some sheathing for the yard end wall.

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Paul F. nails the sheathing. During installation we nailed as much as we could reach from the inside. Paul is nailing all the places we missed.

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This is the result of a couple of weeks of full-time work and a few weekends.

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Hey, Flynnie, let me borrow that nail gun!

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An adaptation of the method used on the roof gets the side sheathing into place.

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Roof is looking good.

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And that's the weekend. The Pauls head home tonight.

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