Roof Rafters Section Three

Day #109

October 13, 2019 – Today is a milestone day! I started the roof rafters in section three. It won’t be long until the roof framing is complete.

Toady Frogmeyer came over to see what I was up to. I offered him some coffee but he wasn’t having any of it. Anyway….

Toady Frogmeyer
Toady Frogmeyer comes to visit.

To install the first span of roof rafters I construct a short knee wall. The wall is framed on the ground and then lifted into place atop the the existing exterior wall. After the framing is fastened, it is gusseted with plywood sheathing. This knee wall provides support at the mid span of the roof rafters.

Knee Wall
Constructing the knee wall on saw horses on the ground.
Knee Wall Framing
Knee wall framing set atop the exterior wall.
Plywood Gusseting - Roof Rafters Section Three
The knee wall is covered with plywood and the roof rafter installation begins.

Once the knee wall is complete I begin setting the first span of roof rafters in section three. There are twelve rafter in this last section. I hustled up all twelve rafters and had the last one set in place by about 2:30 PM. At about 3:45 PM I had the blue tarps nailed back down to keep out any inclement weather.

Roof Rafters Section Three
Roof rafters section three are set into place.
Blue Tarps
Roof section three temporary weather protection.

After I cleaned up I headed for home. The renovation and the second span of section three roof rafters will be on hold for the next two weekends. We have a PANA Conference at Bedford Springs next weekend and a SOFA Designer Bag Bingo the following weekend. I’m sure we will soon be fighting the weather and I also have to drain down and water and winter safe the drains. Busy, busy, busy….!

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