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Posted by Larry in Angel Fire, NM on 10/20/2016 10:58:30 PM

Well, after some frustration, we got two of the three decorative trusses set today, frustrating because a couple things became apparent when we started to set the first one.  First, it turns out the trusses were designed to be hung differently than we expected.  That means extendingit didnt the roof further out and seeing if we can still use the knee braces.  The other thing was when the trusses were designed, we didn't think of getting the CADs and sending them to the draftsman to see if everything fit.  Well they didn't quite.  The bottom chord wasn't clearing the peak of the lower roof, by two inches.  We thought about moving the chord up, but an easier idea was to remove the metal bar that made the center of the chord.  First called the truss maker, who said he didn't think it would be a problem as they are decorative and don't support much load.  So - that's what we did.  Seem to be fine, framers spent the afternoon setting the two.  Sandra meanwhile, was staining the front truss that was still down where we offloaded it yesterday.  She was only able to get one side until we flip it with the Skytrak but man it looks great! 


We've called in a crane for Monday to finally set the curved beams and the front truss. But there is plenty to do before that.  Set the third decorative truss, and 8x8s for the curved beam on the porch.  

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Lifting a truss up. This one still has the metal bar in the bottom chord
Trying to get it aligned
Aligned and attached. Unfortunately this will have to be stained in place using the Skytrak and the basket.



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