Monday, August 31, 2009

We put up 3 sheets more now and one skylight row. will take a break for a couple of days. Going to take Lee to Doc appointment in Houston. Suppose to rain anyway. Hope it doesnt mess things up while im gone.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

As you can see the first row was installed and we got out the second one and rolled it out and found that it was cut short by 2 1/2 inches. After the aggravation was calmed down we figured to add a piece on the sheet and continue. I really hope none of the rest are cut short like that. The roll was labeled as 43 feet but was only 41 so did not stretch far enough to reach to the walls. Oh well problems will always be there.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

4 walls up

Here we go. Nearly have completed the 4 walls here. They shorted me 4 pieces of trim for the top of the wall so can only do about a 1/3 of the roof till they get here. They were supposed to be shipped on the 26th and should have been here yesterday. I called and they got put off till Monday. It goes at the top edge of the front wall. Started working on the roof sheets getting them ready to put up yesterday.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

better pic

I did a little adjustment on this pic with photoshop. Lets see how it worked.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Well here is the latest pic with two wall completed.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Here is the back wall going up. Still is not finished.

Had to stop here for a rain. Sure slows down the progress
And some more the next day.

A few more sheets and some are even getting installed straight and smooth.
This is the first piece of insulation and the first sheet of metal on the siding. Well it was not too bad. The other side is in the shade so it is hard to see.

It is hard to put all the pics on the page at one time. Here is some more.

starting on insulatin and sheeting the outside

Hey look at that, Im driving the forklift instead of fixing it. Much better way to use this one.
It is big and is hard to position real close to where you want it. Leaks lots less now anyway. Only is leaking from the Power stearing cylinder on one side now. I will have to fix that too I guess.
Hey that is Lee up the lift in this one. He is a great help doing this. This is the first steel building either of us has built so we have done some rework already.
Here is the view from up on top of the lift. Makes me look short Ha.........
Ok Ok lets get started. Now that you are up there. Looking down from up on the lift.

Most of the steel is up here in this one.
All thats left is the big door frames in this one.
Who is that guy and what does he want? Oh that is me again.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saterday IT is a week today

We started building the shop last Saturday and we finished the steel today, Saturday again. Will start the sheet metal this afternoon. Was lots of work but it is standing there now. A concrete slab and a skeleton of a shop. Another week and well have a building.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday at the shop

Well we had a little scare when we got up to find it rained all night. Was worried about the insulation getting wet. That is a bad no no. Turned out the tarp and the plastic kept out most of the rain. We were able to get up more of the purlings on the rafters. That is the cross wise beams that the roof sheets will be screwed to. Work seems to go fast but the day goes faster. Just cant keep up with the clock.

Don Littlefield

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

More pics of the shop building

The steel is nearly done. The rafters are up and the pearlings are getting started.
Now it started raining. I hope the insulation dont get to wet.

That is what it looks like at noon Monday. Wish I could get better shots.
This is out front of the trailer looking over the hydoponic garden toward the shop in an easterly direction.
On Friday morning all the parts came on a truck. The blue tarp is covering the insulation rolls. Our garden is behind the pickup and the chicken house is behind that. Our trailer is in the background on the left in the trees. That is looking west.