Tuesday, December 5, 2017

It's Moving Slowly

Some days the build just crawls, but the cold weather keeps popping in and out and we've both had to cut firewood. Hal has been moving fill dirt onto the site to bury the footings, and just before Thanksgiving we put up a few ceiling joists and purlins though they aren't actually screwed into place yet. Tomorrow we may get a little more done, we'll see. Here are the most recent photos.

Hal standing on joists to add purlins in the garage
adding purlins close-up
soil on the footings, now there is also soil inside the garage
Well, someone had to decorate the new house

Saturday, November 18, 2017

All the Trusses are Up!

As of yesterday all the trusses are in place. There are still many purlins and ceiling joists to install and that will happen as there is time and good weather. They have to be squared up as well. Don't want a crooked house. I've been so looking forward to this point but I am so tired from it all, it's hard to really appreciate it. Especially when there is still so much to do.
looking in from the garage end
Hal securing the final truss

All 17 trusses looking straight at the front of the house

Friday, November 17, 2017

T3 Final Truss Lift

Hal lifted the final truss yesterday afternoon in what I considered too much wind, but he was going to do it no matter what I said and it is up. It attaches to truss T4, but 2 feet lower as it is innermost garage roof truss.

T4 Lift

This is the single truss at the end of the house between the house and garage. and the next one to be lifted on Nov 14th.

T1 Lift

The first of 3 single truss lifts, the endwall of the garage, completed November 11. It went really fast, probably because it was so light compared to the others I could winch one end saving Has from running back and forth. Had to slow down the video to see it.