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Old 05-20-2010, 01:12 AM   #1006
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Most likely taken at the same time as the previous shot. This one shows off the curve of the framing much better.

When I was investigating the building of these joists, it seemed that the strongest and safest way for me to build them was to use the double web and 2 1/2" wide lumber with construction glue and many nails.

They have done the job admirably.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:17 AM   #1007
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Looks like I must have been on a ladder for this shot.

The front joists above the solarium form both the inside floor and outside deck. The wall in front was framed on top once the sheathing was in place.

There is a double layer of 1x for the sub floor. We have succumbed to the new laminated flooring, and now have 900 square feet of it to install upstairs.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:21 AM   #1008
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At least the weather was good for this one.

The joists have been secured to each other with the sheathing. They have since been covered with the same siding as the house.
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:19 AM   #1009
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January 8, 2005. This is not a date I am ever likely to forget.

We had this..what would you call it...light dusting of snow? OK, it was a real dumping. In the early afternoon, the temperature went way up into the low 40's. Dead calm and gorgeous sunshine.

For all intents and purposes a beautiful day.

Then within a 2 hour period, some 3,000 trees came down on the island. Many small ones, but hundreds of really big ones. Nothing was spared from the biggest firs to some massive arbutus.

19 cabins sustained some sort of damage, many seriously.

At the time, I was in charge of the roads here. It was my job to organize everyone I could get my hands on to clean the mess up. It took us 6 weeks to finish the job.
Getting caught up on reading a bunch of the recent posts. You wouldnt happen to have a larger version of this picture would you? Would love to use it as a wallpaper for my PC.
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the wall with random shake pattern is something i have been thinking of doing here on my house. leaks? method of construction? or just make sure every lap sheds water. how thick are the butts on those? thanks timothy
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Getting caught up on reading a bunch of the recent posts. You wouldnt happen to have a larger version of this picture would you? Would love to use it as a wallpaper for my PC.
About the only thing I can think of is to send you a version by email. I know when these pics appear on this site that we are limited to 100 kb.

I didn't check, but I suspect that the original (as scanned) is likely well over 1 meg. Send me a pm with your email address and I will email you the picture.
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the wall with random shake pattern is something i have been thinking of doing here on my house. leaks? method of construction? or just make sure every lap sheds water. how thick are the butts on those? thanks timothy
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No leaks. I always put a layer of 15lb roofing felt on the wall first, not that thin tarpaper.

The shakes are between maybe 5/8" to 7/8" at the butt.

The normal method of shaking a wall, or roof for that matter, is to make sure that you have not less than 3/4" coverage over the side of any preceding shake. I prefer to use more than that.

When you are applying the shingles to the wall, also be certain to have a minimum of 2" coverage over any spaces between shingles beneath the ones you are applying.

Tell you what, I think I may have a few old shakes around somewhere, I'll see if I can lay a few out on a board or something and show you in pictures. My explanations always seem to fall a little short.

Oh, and a minimum of 4" overlap on the roofing felt as well.
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Hi Timothy:
This set of pics is for you...and I guess anyone else who may be interested...

I didn't have enough of the handsplit shakes to show what I mean, but I do have a few bundles of B grade sawn shingles, so they will have to do.

First row, just apply a row of shingles in a straight line...
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These are just laying on one of the decks, it was the tidiest spot I could find!

Second row overlaps at the bottom by 1/2" or so, and make sure none are closer than 3/4" to any other edge in the first row. These are all at least 1"+.
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Third row...this is where you start the random pattern.
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Fourth row, same thing, just remember to keep that 3/4" minimum coverage.
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Fifth row, same thing again.

Note that with random patterns, that your exposure is less than when you do straight rows of shingles. I expect with these low grade shingles the average exposure may be 5" give or take.

If you were doing all straight rows, the exposure would be just under 1/3 of the shingle length.

So, if the shingles were 22" long, about what these are, you could go up to about 7" exposure.
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the wall that is not layed in regular horizontal runs but looks random, the one on second story. that wall to me would not allow rows of paper but just an initial wall covering. or am i extra dense tonite
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Sixth row, another boring repeat...
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Seventh and (thankfully) the final row, I have deliberately shown the last shingle on the right too close to the one below. The space is inadequate. You wouldn't want to do that.

However, having said that, because the rows are closer than most, you may not get any leakage due to the extra rows below. Still and all, I would not take the chance. On a wall, it is extremely unlikely that you will ever have a leak anyway.

Please also note that I laid from left to right, and most of the right hand ends are much too close. It is assumed that these rows would be much longer and you would be sure that you have the proper overlap on every shingle.

If I have failed to explain anything...
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