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  • One year later. PROGRESS!

    Just a few pictures to show what I have accomplished
    I have all the material to finish the roof and get some shade from this 110 degree heat wave.
    It takes two of us to put the arches up.
    So my son spends a day off with the old man and we make progress and memories.
    After the arches are up I can do a lot of work by my self.



  • #2
    Good job! I wish you all the best and a quick recovery from the ordeal.
    Mike
    WI/IL border, USA

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    • #3
      The Phoenix arises!
      Looking pretty nice, what a difference a year makes. Glad to see you have made the progress happen, lots of hard work.
      Once you get the tin up it will at least go a little easier. Setting everything up in the shade will be like a holiday.
      I'm happy for you, hope you enjoy your new digs.
      Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
      Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

      Location: British Columbia

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      • #4
        Ooh, I don't recommend that. Some friends of mine tried something very similar, and when we had a heavy snowfall a few years ago, the snow sliding off the "dome" portion built up extra-heavy at the base, and collapsed one side where it met the connexes.

        I suppose if you keep the snow shovelled off that area and don't let it build up, you'll be okay.



        Doc.
        Doc's Machine. (Probably not what you expect.)

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        • #5
          We have a library here in Edmonton, AB with two adjacent roofs like that (with a V between them). Idiots. They have to manually shovel the snow out all the time...

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          • #6
            All he has to do is make a roof that's angled from the top of the curved part to the far edge of each container, with a bit of overhang. Then no worries about snow or rain and the containers will be a lot cooler too, as they will be shaded all the time.
            Kansas City area

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            • #7
              Look closely and you see a sloped roof over the right container. Both sides will get the same treatment. In the area a four inch snow storm is a once in twenty year thing. And it melts the same day. My biggest worry is plumbing the roof gutters away from the building.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Doc Nickel View Post
                Ooh, I don't recommend that. Some friends of mine tried something very similar, and when we had a heavy snowfall a few years ago, the snow sliding off the "dome" portion built up extra-heavy at the base, and collapsed one side where it met the connexes.

                I suppose if you keep the snow shovelled off that area and don't let it build up, you'll be okay.



                Doc.

                I am going to build support walls/ shelving from the concrete up to the roof intersection for that reason.

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                • #9
                  I see the evolution ... it is looking georgeous.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 1-800miner View Post
                    I am going to build support walls/ shelving from the concrete up to the roof intersection for that reason.
                    -I was, in fact, being facetious. I assumed you got little or no snow at all, and not even much rain.

                    Jes' funnin' wit'cha.

                    Doc.
                    Doc's Machine. (Probably not what you expect.)

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                    • #11
                      Looks to be awesome when sheeted, I don't understand why the arches spring from halfway up the diaphragm wall of the container, perhaps height was limited, in my mind I'd go for the top corner but as a suggestion if you cut an arch in two, invert it to blend the arch with the supporting containers (one curved section each side it would look nice, like the nice curve of a mantle clock.
                      Just an idea, I'd be happy with it as is though, it'll be a nice building.
                      Well done
                      Mark

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                      • #12
                        That was the original plan, but it turned out too tall, wasted space, and extra building material.
                        It will have twelve foot tall rolling doors mounted to the beam.

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                        • #13
                          A few weeks ago there was a thread about a product called rapidrill. It got pretty bad reviews around here.
                          Let me tell ya! I had to drill several hundred holes in those arches and that gadget saved me a ton of aggravation.
                          My son is in the loader bucket, drilling the high holes and says that was the best invested two hundred dollars for the thing.

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                          • #14
                            That looks like you will be ready to invite us for the Grand Opening BBQ soon. Do you want me to bring something? Maybe some potato salad!
                            Location: The Black Forest in Germany

                            How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Black Forest View Post
                              That looks like you will be ready to invite us for the Grand Opening BBQ soon. Do you want me to bring something? Maybe some potato salad!
                              German potato salad.
                              Let's wait until fall when it gets down to a chilly ninety degrees.
                              Better yet bring a truck and get this mill out of my way.

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