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Saturday, 13 February 2010

Just in case...

...you stopped by to check out the pics for the comp, or to get all the gossip about what a training day involves, I just thought I'd let you know that I'm up on the roof of the shed putting the box profile sheets on. Well, ok, I'm not actually up there now....but I will be in a minty. Managed to get one side done, had a late lunch and now off for stage two before it rains....

We were back out at about 3.30pm to start on the second side and managed to get all five sheets fixed on, although there is still a bit to do as it got so dark I couldn't see to put the final few fixings on, and the ends need a little attention. Don't quite know what to do with them as they stick out by about half a ridge, but would imagine that there must be some special kind of 'end pieces' that one can purchase. Oh yes, and the bottom edge seems to run out a bit, much more on this side than on the first, but I'm sure it's nothing a grinder can't cure. And a ridge piece is needed. But for now, the bits of felt that had ripped off and split along the ridge were replaced and with the box profile sheets on top it can't rip off again, and no daylight is visible from inside, so hopefully it's nice and waterproof again. Cubbie will let me know in the morning if it isn't. Too tired to write any more that makes any sense, so have a look at the pics instead.


11 comments:

sfb said...

Nice shed!

kawa said...

Getting there an looking good, how long is it since you started the shed project?
Thought you had the ridging and finishing for the ends


kawa

Darrell said...

So..."box profile" means "corrugated?"
I was wondering about that.
Sorry, still no pics, just doesn't look like winter around here.

Gorgeous Biker Chick said...

Well sort of Darrell, but in a more 'boxy' sort of shape rather than a 'wavey' shape.

Got a couple of old ridge bits Kwak but they're not quite the right angle, but we might just try to bend them a little and see what happens...

Thanks SFB, that's Cubbie Towers!

Gorgeous Biker Chick said...

Kawa, can't rightly remember how long it's taken. I know it took 6months or so for me to do the base by myself, then had to wait til last summer to get the guys in to build it, plus another 6 months or or maybe a bit more til now, when hopefully, it's waterproof.

Anonymous said...

Come on GBC, are you going to tell us what the suspicious looking lump was in your mystery package or are you going to keep us all in suspense?

Stuart;-)

The Chief Bodger said...

That looks to be a nice sized shed there GBC. Plenty of room for Cubbie and to do up the Terrier as well. Keep us updated with the progress

Tim

Anonymous said...

mobile phone test.....last weekend I helped a friend on his shed roof which is an add-on to another add-on of his original 1920's garage...corrugated metal roof...when we went to install the cap it wouldn't fit because the spacing from one side to the other wasn't right....so we got a piece of "valley" sheetmetal and installed it "upside-down" with spray foam to deal with gaps...close enough...and it seems to keep the rain out....to the mountains to snap winter pics...end of test..."Hairy Larry"

Anonymous said...

nother test....we didn't use the "valley" metal upside down...more
ike inside out...with the little valley space becoming a nice little peak...lots of bending and friend Bruce straddling the peak...screwing one side down , then the other...I found this much more amusing than he. Bruce has discovered that of you spray a mist of water down, and between layers of spray foam insulation, it makes it puff up more...something he discovered while working on a canoe...Hairy Larry

Gorgeous Biker Chick said...

Spray foam....hmmm....yes! Would solve a lot of problems! Well the good news is after a whole day of rain, Cubbie is all nice and dry.

Darrell, I know it might not look like winter....but we all loved those last pics you sent in of a weird and wonderful underwater world...go on, send in a couple...you know you want to...

Anonymous said...

so I can post comments from the phone...misspelled and badly "typed" as it were...if you've never used the insulating foam before GBC , wear some throw-away gloves! definitely let it cure before you attempt to trim away any excess...it's pretty nasty before it cures...one of my co-workers got it all over his hands...and it must have been a week before he managed to get it picked and scraped off...oh yeah there are generally two types here in the states...a minimally-expanding type we used...and the maximumly expanding type that you really want to be careful about shooting into wall cavities and other enclosed spaces...had another friend once expanded a section of wall out about an inch or so due to built up pressure...so fellow the directions.......Hairy Larry

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