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The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire

Checked the porch this morning, and no visible leaks. Makes for happy marmot.

Hey, it's actually looking like a porch now. And it looks solid, which it didn't used to. Getting the roof on makes a hell of a lot of difference.
I still have the work lights up there from last night, and one extra sheet of OSB. I was originally planning on a little bit of overhang, but changed my mind back to the original plan after I was actually installing the roof decking.

The underside. You can se the section of notched joists on the edge. This is because of the overhang along the sides; it had to be mechanically sound enough to walk out on the edge. Those notched sections are seriously solid.
Actually, with the decking in place, the whole roof is solid enough to walk on comfortably. I still need to put in some blocking underneath, but I'm not worried about the jiggle factor at all. This baby ain't goin' anywhere.

Looking the other direction. The ceiling looks a bit high, but remember that it will actually be lower after the insulation is in place.

All in all, I'm pretty happy with how it looks.


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Oct. 11th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
Damn, that looks good.

And there's no such thing as a "too-high" ceiling.
Oct. 11th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
I'm a little concerned because proportionally with the rest of the house, it's off. You don't really see it in the top picture, but I'll try and get a shot from across the street when I get home tonight.

Headroom on the inside is between 8-3/4 and 9 feet. It will be a bit less eventually, but still well over 8 feet-- insulation and ceiling will make it about three inches less.

And all that plaster will have to come off the inside wall by the front door.
Oct. 11th, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC)
Looking good. Damn, you're talented.
Oct. 11th, 2006 05:56 pm (UTC)
I never thought of it as talented. I grew up with a father who instilled in me a whole lot of do-it-yourself-ness, and it just seems like the normal course of action for me.

And realistically, this project will be something like three years in the making. Oodles of reasearch, endless hours of design calculations and CAD work, and then the physical labor on top of that.

And I have had help. Mostly moving stuff and humping heavy things around, which is my least favorite part (next to working in the cold rain).

Having the right tools helps a lot. The pneumatic nailer is my friend, and makes nailing go incredibly fast. I've worn out two circular saw blades, and I'm thinking I'll have to replace the blade on my big miter saw soon now, too.

It's also the biggest project I've ever taken on. And I've pretty much built up to this over time.

Makes me wonder what's next. :)
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