Author Topic: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton  (Read 78871 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Alasdair

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 272
  • Cape Breton, Canada
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2009, 04:12:16 PM »
The weekend's progress




And in good countryplans tradition


Hope to have some walls up by next weekend

Al

Offline phalynx

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 838
  • ENE of Austin, TX.
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2009, 05:43:14 PM »
Moving right along.  Each little success empowers you to tackle the next.  It sure is fun....  Looking good there.

Offline glenn kangiser

  • The Troglodyte
  • Administrator
  • Journeyman
  • *****
  • Posts: 24,926
  • Central California Sierras- Home of Yosemite NP
    • Underground Cabin
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2009, 05:11:02 AM »
When it comes to wells, quite a bit more than most of us! I'm glad to have your seal of approval.  :)

Thanks, Al....even though it may have been a baby seal..... [waiting]

....umm ??? ....that was sick..... d*
"Always work from the general to the specific." J. Raabe

Glenn's Underground Cabin  http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=151.0

Please put your area in your sig line so we can assist with location specific answers.

Offline glenn kangiser

  • The Troglodyte
  • Administrator
  • Journeyman
  • *****
  • Posts: 24,926
  • Central California Sierras- Home of Yosemite NP
    • Underground Cabin
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2009, 05:13:25 AM »
....  She can dance too :)

Al, any chances of seeing you there on the deck with pipes and a kilt? rofl
"Always work from the general to the specific." J. Raabe

Glenn's Underground Cabin  http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=151.0

Please put your area in your sig line so we can assist with location specific answers.

Offline Alasdair

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 272
  • Cape Breton, Canada
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2009, 02:41:41 PM »
As you requested ...

But I don't see what's funny about it...

 ;)

Offline MountainDon

  • Administrator
  • Journeyman
  • *****
  • Posts: 16,890
  • Jemez Mountains, NM; that's pronounced HEY-mess
    • My 15.75 x 30 Jemez Cabin
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2009, 02:52:27 PM »
Funny would be Glenn in a kilt.      rofl rofl rofl
Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn’t mean it is good design.

Offline glenn kangiser

  • The Troglodyte
  • Administrator
  • Journeyman
  • *****
  • Posts: 24,926
  • Central California Sierras- Home of Yosemite NP
    • Underground Cabin
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2009, 08:55:33 PM »
I think that would make a lot of people Ralph....

I meant bagpipes.... :)

Now you look rather dashing, Al.

Me in a kilt ???

Like this?



When I think of Scottish dancing I think of Kilts and Bagpipes.  

Somehow I think I wouldn't look so hot.  [rofl2]

Anita looks great dancing on the deck - I should leave well enough alone d* :)

"Always work from the general to the specific." J. Raabe

Glenn's Underground Cabin  http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=151.0

Please put your area in your sig line so we can assist with location specific answers.

Offline glenn kangiser

  • The Troglodyte
  • Administrator
  • Journeyman
  • *****
  • Posts: 24,926
  • Central California Sierras- Home of Yosemite NP
    • Underground Cabin
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2009, 09:22:53 PM »
Just for giggles I looked up my country traditional dress - Lithuania

...and came up with this....



Is it true? Could I really look like that?
"Always work from the general to the specific." J. Raabe

Glenn's Underground Cabin  http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=151.0

Please put your area in your sig line so we can assist with location specific answers.

Offline Alasdair

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 272
  • Cape Breton, Canada
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2009, 02:36:56 PM »
You mean to say - you don't look like that? But I always thought ...

Anyhow here's the pic's of the weekends progress.

Friday after work and we're loaded up with goodies ... this freed up a little more of our living room!


Framing ...


Anita makes me wear this bag on my head when she's sick of the sight of me..








Squaring things up with a ratchet strap.




Rain stopped play early today but I'll get the last wall up tomorrow and pick up the metal for the roof on Tuesday.
Can't wait to get dried in and out of the flies!

Al and Anita

Offline glenn kangiser

  • The Troglodyte
  • Administrator
  • Journeyman
  • *****
  • Posts: 24,926
  • Central California Sierras- Home of Yosemite NP
    • Underground Cabin
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2009, 06:58:23 PM »
So you are a two bag date, eh? , Al. hmm

One for your head and one for her head in case yours falls off? ::)

Looks good, Al and Anita. :)
"Always work from the general to the specific." J. Raabe

Glenn's Underground Cabin  http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=151.0

Please put your area in your sig line so we can assist with location specific answers.

Offline Redoverfarm

  • Journeyman
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,789
  • Applachian Mtns, West Virginia
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2009, 02:44:09 AM »
Making good progress AL.  Once the roof is on and dried in you can switch to a lower gear somewhat.  ;D

Offline Alasdair

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 272
  • Cape Breton, Canada
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2009, 04:50:32 PM »
Well, my roofing didn't arrive when it was supposed to but we got the rest of the walls up and paper on ...





Some of the paper they sold me had the writing the wrong way up but we didn't return it - I'll be expecting a discount on my next purchases though!






An old shipmate called into our part of the world so we took a break this weekend and took a trip to Prince Edward Island. It was Anne-tastic!



Hoping to get the roof on this week

Al and Anne-ita

Offline phalynx

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 838
  • ENE of Austin, TX.
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2009, 05:30:35 PM »
Great progress.  At least they only printed your plastic wrap upside down.  The silly nuts at the plant were completely off they day mine was made.  They printed the words on the back of my plastic.  Really ruined my day.  Looking at your wrap now makes me think my tires are upside down on my truck..  I just can't win.

Offline glenn kangiser

  • The Troglodyte
  • Administrator
  • Journeyman
  • *****
  • Posts: 24,926
  • Central California Sierras- Home of Yosemite NP
    • Underground Cabin
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #38 on: June 14, 2009, 08:48:57 PM »
Wish you two lived closer, Al and Anita.  

I'd love to pull them there little pig tails - or at least dip them in the ink well. [waiting]

Great job on the building.  

At least they managed to get the central portion of the house wrap in the right place. hmm
"Always work from the general to the specific." J. Raabe

Glenn's Underground Cabin  http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=151.0

Please put your area in your sig line so we can assist with location specific answers.

Offline Alasdair

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 272
  • Cape Breton, Canada
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2009, 12:15:03 PM »
The week's progress ...

Getting the ridge board up




rafters going on


There was a bit of head scratching involved in framing the gable overhang but I got there in the end




first sheet of sheathing going on




installing the strapping to bear the metal roof - I bought steel from the farmers coop - lots of the barns here have the same steel on them and plenty of them are 50+ years old



Hope to be wind and watertight by next weekend!
Al and Anita
« Last Edit: June 22, 2009, 02:29:31 PM by Alasdair »

Offline glenn kangiser

  • The Troglodyte
  • Administrator
  • Journeyman
  • *****
  • Posts: 24,926
  • Central California Sierras- Home of Yosemite NP
    • Underground Cabin
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #40 on: June 21, 2009, 02:45:52 PM »
Looks great, Al and Anita.  Pros already. :)
"Always work from the general to the specific." J. Raabe

Glenn's Underground Cabin  http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=151.0

Please put your area in your sig line so we can assist with location specific answers.

Offline Redoverfarm

  • Journeyman
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,789
  • Applachian Mtns, West Virginia
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2009, 06:17:19 PM »
Al good job.  On the false rafter if you had someone to help you could have attached the supports (face nailed) to the last rafter after measuring the notch outs of the second rafter and put it up in one piece.   That way you would have only had to nail them to the 3rd rafer (face nail) and down into the second rafter through your supports.  Oh Well you "Got -r. done" which is the important thing.

Offline soomb

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 268
  • AZ now, and looks like I am staying.
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #42 on: June 21, 2009, 06:29:38 PM »
So the rafter was notched to allow the "outrigers" (not sure what to call them)?
Live- Phoenix, Relax- Payson

Offline Redoverfarm

  • Journeyman
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,789
  • Applachian Mtns, West Virginia
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2009, 06:48:17 PM »
Some call them standouts.  The last rafter on the house is notched. The supports or standouts are cut long enough to reach from the inside of the false rafter to the 2nd rafter on the house.  They are face nailed on the false rafter(outside) and on the 2nd rafter on the house.  Then nailed down onto the edge of the first rafter of the house (notched rafter)

Offline Alasdair

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 272
  • Cape Breton, Canada
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #44 on: June 22, 2009, 01:42:31 AM »
John,
    When I built the standouts I was expecting to put the false rafters up myself. I did the first one alone by clamping a L shaped block to fascia to hold the bottom end of the rafter and sliding it down from the top. Worked OK but I was glad to have a neighbour help with the other three!
    A friend back home has an easier method which I would have used if I hadn't thought I would be doing it by myself. He simply makes the last true rafter a little smaller than the others (The same length but sitting lower on the plate and ridge) builds the whole gable ladder down below and slides the whole thing up the small end rafter. Much quicker, but a little heavy if you are alone. The sarking boards (roof decking) hold the ladder up as much as the support of the rafter.

Al

Offline Alasdair

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 272
  • Cape Breton, Canada
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #45 on: July 29, 2009, 05:29:40 AM »
No we have not been on holiday - perish the thought! We took one weekend off for a family wedding - a great time!
Apologies though to friends, family and fellow country planners for being so slack about updates. We moved out of our rental at the start of the month and are currently staying with neighbours (didn't know how much we lucked out when we bought the land but all our neighbours are fantastic!) The dial up connection we now have is painfully slow - it took 30mins to upload the one picture. Apparently the provincial govt. has promised all Nova Scoitians high speed connections within a year but I'll believe that when I see it! I promise I will take a trip to somewhere with high speed and put on a bunch more pictures.

Anyway, thanks to inlaws and other friends and family that stuck around after the wedding we have made some good progress on the cabin. (Although everything still takes twice as long and costs thrice as much as you initially think!)
We have a roof, chimney, plumbing, doors and windows, boards on three sides and should have the bulk of the exterior work finished by the end of this weekend I hope.

 Here's the one picture I had the patience to up load.


More to come soon I hope!
Al and Anita

Offline Mike 870

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 468
    • 50 Acres & a Cabin
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #46 on: July 29, 2009, 05:53:50 AM »
Wow, looks really great!  I like the color combo of the roof and siding.

Offline poppy

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 847
  • Southern Ohio, Back to my home town
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #47 on: July 29, 2009, 06:18:18 AM »
Your cabin looks really good. [cool]

I am curious about one thing.  I noticed that the roof strapping allowed for open channels running up the roof from the eves.

Is that for venting, and if so what kind of ridge vent did you use?

Offline Alasdair

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 272
  • Cape Breton, Canada
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #48 on: August 13, 2009, 12:40:44 PM »
Poppy, yes the strapping also provides venting, the ridge venting is provided at the ridge cap by the steel's profile giving a gap of about 1/2 inch - some sections were filled in with foam draft strip others with insect screen.

Here's some more progress pics.

ready for the roof


the strapping also makes for good footing






siding going on




Harry my building inspector looking pretty happy (thank goodness! ;))


A couple of visitors


my attempts at plumbing - and yes it all works! :)


itchylation going in








We still had time to do a little gardening


and  get some firewood - with help from the neighbours


Thanks for looking,
Al and Anita

Offline Beavers

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 388
  • Location: Nebraska
    • 12x16 House Project
Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #49 on: August 13, 2009, 05:29:48 PM »
Wow, looks great!  [cool]

Gotta feel good to be in the home stretch. 

I have a question on your roof.  What is the benefit of the strapping, other than making it easier to work on the roof?  Do you not need to vent the ceiling then?  ???

Oh yeah...the board and batten looks awesome.  ;D

 

Templates: 5: index (default), Ads (default), Portal (default), Display (default), GenericControls (default).
Sub templates: 12: init, html_above, adsheaders_above, body_above, adsindex_above, portal_above, main, portal_below, adsindex_below, body_below, adsheaders_below, html_below.
Language files: 3: SPortal.english (default), index+Modifications.english (default), Ads.english (default).
Style sheets: 1: portal (default).
Files included: 38 - 1132KB. (show)
Cache hits: 13: 0.00162s for 40,838 bytes (show)
Queries used: 29.

[Show Queries]