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Title: 20x32 1/2 loft in NW GA - MarkAndDebbie
Post by: MarkAndDebbie on July 13, 2008, 04:35:35 PM
Hello again!

It has been a while since we were active (here or on the house). We are now back at it. The elusive triumvirate (time, money, and  weather) seem to have fallen into place again. Sorry we've been away. I (the Mark part of MarkAndDebbie) am a single-tasker. I needed to be focused elsewhere so we could finance our building habit.

We have completed our "shed" - 16x16 on beams on concrete posts. It has been inspected and is an official "shed."
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The pics of block are the house - the rest is the shed. I learned a lot building the shed.

We tomorrow will will do sill plates and get the i-joist delivered. We should get the sub-floor together this week.

Thanks to everyone that has helped us here (PEG, Glenn, MtDon, John and others) it looks like it's going to happen. We'll keep you posted. Let us know if you have any advice.

Thanks,
Mark and Debbie
Title: Re: 20x32 1/2 loft in NW GA - MarkAndDebbie
Post by: glenn kangiser on July 13, 2008, 08:37:11 PM
Things look good.  We'll be watching for your next progress.
Title: Re: 20x32 1/2 loft in NW GA - MarkAndDebbie
Post by: MarkAndDebbie on July 19, 2008, 04:31:45 PM
We finished the subfloor today and got a tarp over it! Here is the play-by-play this week.
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Above is the sill plate. (Some of you may remember this thread http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=3524.0 (http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=3524.0)). It is PT 2x8 resting on vinyl flashing. I tried using an old iron, but it sort of got wavy (like a house of mirrors). It ended up that the best way to "crease" it was with a small square run over it twice against the block. The blue stripes are an old wading pool I cut up so the straps (not hot dipped) would not touch the ACQ.

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This is seconds before the load shifts to the left and hits the block wall. Incredibility everything and everyone is OK. I am not allowing any more deliveries without a forklift thingy on the truck. Last time they smashed my shed siding (anybody else have this problem).

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Next, I cut all the I-Joists to length - 19' 9 3/4" (20ft - two 1 1/8" rim boards). The original cut was not square; beware if ordering exact lengths. I was really glad for the 12" sliding miter saw from Harbor Freight. The I-Joist were great to work with - straight and level.

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Rim boards followed by 3/4" subfloor (long exposure stuff). We adhesed and screwed. We had to pilot hole each one. The sheets really are an 8th of an inch shy of 4' to leave a gap between. We lost our gap in places trying to get them straight and ended up a little shy of the far edge of the rim board. Next time we'd snap some chalk lines on the joists before starting.

Overall it was a very productive week.
Title: Re: 20x32 1/2 loft in NW GA - MarkAndDebbie
Post by: Sassy on July 20, 2008, 09:55:02 AM
Very nice - pretty location...  did they pay for the damage to the shed?  That would make me scared to have things delivered - at least the wall wasn't broken...  must be pretty strong - nice to know it would withstand being hit by all the wood  :)
Title: Re: 20x32 1/2 loft in NW GA - MarkAndDebbie
Post by: glenn kangiser on July 20, 2008, 11:23:51 AM
Looks good, Mark.  Those roll off trucks can get wild.
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