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Posted by Rob in Washougal, WA on 2/7/2016

When you have a major setback or seeming failure, frustration sets in. $1,000 in wasted equipment rental was disappointing. 


We decided to tackle raising up the gravel and pouring the other sides footings while we figured out how to get the trusses up in the best, safest fashion.

We did not get any photos of pouring the 2nd half of the footings because we were too busy dealing with form blow-out. This time the framing for the footings was more involved, basically higher, yet we did the supports like we were on solid ground again. Bad! We had a 4 blow outs but thankfully a truck operator that was understanding and didn't rush us, letting us just deal with our issues. 

A couple more weeks elapsed, with the weather looking acceptable albeit cold, to try the trusses again. This time we had the people power on hand, food and drink lined up, equipment with proficient operator, and things went much much better. We got it down to a process of a truss going up every 20 minutes. Everyone had a specific job to do, we didn't rush but we never dallied, and got the other 16 trusses up and locked in.  

FYI, our trusses went through engineering, have the wet stamp from the company, and we doubled them on each post for strength.  

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Every truss had a rope on each end
Done!



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