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Old 04-18-2009, 11:30 AM   #226
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I can only post 6 pic's at a time so here are a few more.
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:47 PM   #227
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Looks great !!!
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:01 PM   #228
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I'll bet your glad the roof's on! Look's good. Curious as to how, over there, they flash or what at the roof/wall of neighbor's connection for leak prevention?

When you set up the floor pour, if no access to a transit or laser level, try this: http://factsfacts.com/MyHomeRepair/WaterLevel.htm It's a 1 man operation, I made one similar in '75, very accurate, and the price was right.
I'm a newbie here, or I'd have said something sooner. I know how slow it is waiting for the water to level out, then you spill some, then get a bubble - have to clear...... time spent. Glad you're back, health wise. Looking forward to more pictures.
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:36 PM   #229
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In the pictures is the "Kohl" sign. He supplied the roof beams and materials, "The Roof Dude" in previous postings. My friends and I did all the work, except set the main beams. I think I will turn the sign around and put "Dorf Dude and Co." on it. He does not need any more free advertiesment. I paid enough already. I really need to get a web site, but money is just too tight right now to do that. Stay tuned, more to come, Dorf Dude...
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:24 PM   #230
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This evening I got the ridge beam built. I don't think that is the correct name but you'll get the idea. It ended up being 4 different pieces screwed together. The mesh cap has a super sticky adhesive under the corragated section. I will tack it down the center then stick the sides to the roof tiles. Then comes the crown tiles and clips, these will be screwed. I will use a drill for this and not the impact. Tomorrow the Sheet Metal Dude will come by and take a look. He is local from the Dorf. I will get a quote for the flashings and chiminey. I will probably have him set the rain gutter hooks while he is at it.

When I was coming home 2 C-130's were practicing dry drop runs. I stopped by Matt's to check out some extra roof tiles he had and the planes opened their back doors and troops started jumping out, very low level. Damn! I ran and grabbed my camera and took a Hail Mary pic and I got it. I wish it was 5-10 seconds earlier, was much better. I know it is not DIY but it is our troops doing their thing for us. Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. Enjoy the pics, Dorf Dude...
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:35 PM   #231
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Yesterday my neighbor buddy Campbell called a local guy about doing my sheet metal work. He showed up this evening right on time, wow. We agreed that he will make all the flashings and mount the rain gutter hooks. He will box in the chiminey and I will mount all the flashings ect. He asked about my eve venting. I figured using a plastic mesh they sell here in rolls. He said wait 20 minutes and he would make me some in aluminum. SHAZAM!! I had metal venting and the rain gutter hooks will be mounted tomorrow. No birds or bees will be getting in my roof. I only need to take care of the gaps under the tiles. He bent the bottom of the mesh 90 degrees and it fits into the groove of the board. The front side hooks will get done. I don't have enough to do both sides. I was being cheap and wanted to skip every other beam for mounting. He said no way. Ok, not a good place to skimp. Mick showed up and gave me a hand mounting the vents and end cap. I have to put in a good plug about him since he was late for the roof and I dogged him out. I need to get some clear sealer for the wood tomorrow. Here are some pic's, Dorf Dude...
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I got to the house this evening and sitting in the yard was all the sheet metal to finish the flashings. I had to move it inside because rain is predicted. I looked and the chiminey was done too! The Dude was only there yesterday evening! Nobody can beat that for service anywhere. I talked with him this evening and I will have him finish it. There are too many sheet metal tricks to finishing it up. I would love to learn them but I start long shift work on Sat morning until 8 May. He also got the rain gutter hooks up today. I started putting them up with Micks help. It is a real slick system. They are plastic but are very well built. Here are some pics. Dorf Dude...
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If you look at the previous pics of the roof vent section, the color is dark brown of the corragated section. My roof is red. I started to roll things out and the 2nd roll was red not brown. WTF? They sent me 2 rolls of red and 1 of brown. Cr@p! I can't finish the ridge cap. Of course I had stapled it in place. I removed it and went with the red. I did get the the ridge cap tiles up temp but can't permanently set them until I get the correct vent mesh to finish the last 3 feet. I did get the rain gutter finished on the street side.. What a great system. It just clicks together. I was just too lazy to take pic's today. Burn out from work and the house seems to be setting in already. Stay tuned, more pic's soon. Dorf Dude...
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Hey, looking good! While you still have the scaffolding up, don't forget to seal the cedar fascia board behind the gutter. How do they plug those bat caves in the first starter course of tile at the eaves? Keep up the good work!!

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Hey, looking good! While you still have the scaffolding up, don't forget to seal the cedar fascia board behind the gutter. How do they plug those bat caves in the first starter course of tile at the eaves? Keep up the good work!!

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We sealed the fascia board when we put it up. I wish it was cedar but it is fir. I will probably hit it again for extra protection. There will also be a metal flashing going in to protect from backsplash. As for the bat caves there are a couple of ways they do it. One is with a strip of plastic finger type things and the other is pre cut foam that has the exact profile. I will get the cheapest. My budget is getting very thin. More pic's later, Dorf Dude...
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Today I went back to exchange the ridge mesh for the correct one. They were excited because they now have the missing brown roll. My red roll was laying in the corner. My tiles were delivered in Nov. 08. As for the bat caves I was told don't worry about them. Birds can't get in. My question is what about wasp's? So I will not cover the holes under the tiles.
I arrived at the house to find my extra roof and ridge tiles delivered. I got them up one at a time. It sure was better with a crew!! I got setting the last row on the bottom then noticed things didn't look right. WTF? They are different but the same firm. See attached photos. The new ones only have 2 standoffs and the old ones have 3. I set the overhang for the rain gutter on the 3rd one. Things were not working out. I pushed all the tiles up and added a spacer board to take up the difference. Not good, looks like ka ka. I called it a day at that point. Tomorrow I will switch the last top row out with the new tiles. Tomorrow is my last day to spend any real time working for about a month. I have to get things straightened out or else!! A buddy of mine "who has not been there before" will show up and give me a hand tomorrow afternoon. He might warrent a photo if we get it fixed. Anyway here are some pics of the shuffle tiles process and the difference in the tiles. Dorf Dude...
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We got the tiles switched out from the top to the bottom row. They line up and overhang perfect. Everything is good. Don showed up and helped, he said no picture. We also measured and cut all the tiles that are angled on the 4 ends. Was about 60 tiles. My neighbors must hate me from all the dust I was making. It is all done, just need the flashing to be put up the I will mount them. Here are some pic's, I'm pooped and I have massive dust boogers even with wearing a mask. dorf Dude...
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Shu, Jeez, you must be "sweet talking" the scafold "ladY", 'cause the same scaffolds are still there from the "roof time"..maybe buy into her 'business"? I always look at the "end' wall on your house attached to the neighbour, and your building gets closer and closer to 'his' window! Weather has to get better, and you are also, so ..."LET HER RIP" building wise! Still working on the smb Ford engine. Cheers
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Earlier in the week the Metal Dude got the flashing up. I finally got some time to take some pics. I still am waiting for the rain gutter hooks to be delivered for the back side. I'm not quite done with the cut tiles. They have a fest tent set up accross the street. The Fire Department is having a party tomorrow. I must stop by for 1 beer after work. Pic's of course. Here are some of the sheet metal work. It rained and hailed hard yesterday so the metal is starting to turn. Dorf Dude...
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WOW! That's a whole lotta work since I was here last. It looks like you are just about weatherproofed now. Good job.

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