Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam
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Taking a break in midmount.

Took an hour to get the 3/4" OSB up on the rafters. Not actually in place, just up there so I can get it in place later. I wanted to get it all up by 2:30 so I could get the lift back by 3:00, but that was a futile pissing-in-the-wind kind of pipe dream. Even with the lift, it was backbreaking work.

Did a number on my face, too. Using the nailgun to nail the joist hangars in place, and I managed to get it a little bit off center. Popped a nail that reflected right back and hit me in the face. Stung like the dickens, but oh well-- kept working for a while until I noticed something moving out of the corner of my eye: the nail was still stuck in my cheek. It's out now.



Go me. lio stopped by a bit later, it was probably some sort of proximity effect.

A few of the notches that I cut still had to be trimmed to make the pieces fit, so I'm spending a lot more hammer-and-chisel time than I'd like up on the ladder, but it pays to do it right. The notched sections are hella sturdy, and when the floor sheathing is down and attached, it's gonna be a thing of booty. I do need to cut some blocking pieces to fit in between the joists, but that can wait for a bit more downtime.

I'll get the joists up tonight. I won't get the sheathing attached, so it's gonna have to survive up there all by its lonesome until I can get the time to actually attach it, and I hope it's not gonna be raining and cold again soon. Looks like monday and tuesday will be okay-- a little cold-- and hopefully I can get the roof on and the roof condom in place by the rain on wednesday.

Back to the grind. (sigh.)
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