From $9.95



Syndication

Statistics

Users
Total: 31,142
Visited Last 30 days: 145
Forum Messages
Total: 20,771
Last 30 days: 14
Forum Evaluations
Total: 24,154
Last 30 days: 1
Journal Entries
Total: 5,294
Last 30 days: 9
Connections
Total: 15,167
Last 30 days: 4
Downloads
Total: 82,471

Journals

Name
The-Last-Rodeo Angel Fire, NM
24,047 Visits | 266 Posts | 426 Pix | 4 Videos
Z-Oen Dayton, OH
2 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Tanglewood Colorado Springs, CO
113,632 Visits | 951 Posts | 2,473 Pix | 42 Videos
washougalhome Washougal, WA
668 Visits | 22 Posts | 124 Pix | 0 Videos
MadeByMelissaPdByChr... Berea, KY
61 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Geosynthetic-Systems
50 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
vanphuccity Ho Chi Minh, AL
66 Visits | 2 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
MCKAY-ICF-BUILD Oconomowoc, WI
105 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Car-Rentals-in-Udaip... Delhi, AL
131 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Art-Camacho New Braunfels, TX
865 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Quijada-project-Lake... Lake Havasu City, AZ
170 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Port-Townsend-Build Sherman Oaks, CA
150 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
MesaBarnHouse Mesa, AZ
1,312 Visits | 33 Posts | 46 Pix | 0 Videos
LalcoInteriors1 Mumbai, AL
168 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Stan-Tol Winter Springs, FL
250 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Metal-Buildings Conroe, TX
350 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
benson-bondstone-hom... Coeur d'Alene, AL
317 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Demetrius Kansas City, KS
401 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Genes-Job Cocoa, FL
496 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
NorthPoleHome North Pole, AK
38,626 Visits | 40 Posts | 177 Pix | 0 Videos
See all journals...

Current Top-Rated Posters

RatingPosts
James in Beaumont, TX0.002
Timmy Weeks0.001
Steve0.002

I am beginning to think I can pull this off and with the great info from this site and its members, it becomes easier all the time.
Francis in Vail, AZ

Try one of our new Construction Bargain Strategies for free. Coupon code: CBS. One strategy could save you $1,000 or $10,000 or maybe $50,000 when you build or remodel.

Larry in Angel Fire, NM's Journal Entries


Click here to create your own construction journal.

Posted by Larry in Angel Fire, NM on 10/23/2016

The weather has been wonderful for us these past weeks. No rain to speak of makes things a lot easier.  But as is typical here, you can be wearing a Carrhart winter coat at 7, switch to a flannel lined jacket at 8:30, and be in a tee shirt by 11:00. Talk about layering!

Friday the framers got the other decorative truss up.  It was pretty easy as it was on the lower gable.  Finally got the curved trusses up at the site off of the ski run where they have been laying for over a month.  A crane is coming from Santa Fe first thing in the morning to set them.  I'm giving it an hour for each one. Hopefully goes quicker but a lot of things have to been done as they get set - strip a small amount of foam at the wall for the bird mouth on the trusses so they can set down properly, drill four 3/4" bolt holes through the beam and set the bolts, brace the beams, and hopefully everything aligns properly.

Got some help on the stone Friday and Saturday.  I'm still trying to decide whether it's worth the money being spent.  They are coming back this week and I'll try to get things moving more efficiently, but it is coming along.  As the weather has held up, it would be nice to get the entire first floor front done yet this fall, but we'll see.

Sandra spent yesterday and today staining the deck framing.  The guys doing stone were amazed at how hard she worked and how much she got done.  Making great progress but so much more to do.  There is a heck of a lot of deck!

I spent the last two days trying to finish framing out for the garage doors.  Between the thickness of the wall (18") and the issues with the openings not being very square, having a sag in the initial concrete pour, or the small blowouts on that pour, it has not been a very fun time - LOTs of shimming. But I did get the double door framed and it looks pretty darn good.  I have all of  the material cut, and some installed on the two single doors, and once I get some low expanding foam, I'll set the rest in place, and begin to look at installing the doors, if not just getting them temporarily in place to stop the dirt that keeps getting blown in and also to help keep the garage warm.  It's been a dozen years since I last installed garage doors.  Gonna take some time to gear up for the task.

Photos

Front truss that ties into the roof and sits over the front porch. Not sure we'll get it set tomorrow, but we think we can set it with the Skytrak if necessary.
Nice to see a large patch of stone done
Starting to wrap around the front



Login to Reply




Login to comment...
Copyright 1997-2018 Consensus Group Inc.