Daily Archives November 6, 2014

Construction Continues – Rafters and Eves

November 6, 2014 Blog  2 comments

Well, the walls are up.  It took a full day, but they are up, and I am feeling good about the progress and the quality.  Next step, the most intimidating step so far, float the compression ring and install the rafters.  In order to “float” the compression ring, we had to make some calculations for the height of the compression  ring.  Once done, we used several stories of scaffolding and built a stand for the compression ring to rest.  Then we used a rope to hoist the extremely heavy ring to the top of the scaffolding.  Once the ring was in place, we started attaching the rafters one at a time in opposing locations to compress the ring in opposite directions.

Terry Preping the Scaffold

Terry Preping the Scaffold

Completing The Ring Stand

Completing The Ring Stand

Scaffolding Erection

Scaffolding Erection

Preparing to lift the compression ring

Preparing to lift the compression ring

After Ring Hoist. Positioning the Ring Stand

After Ring H...

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Initial Construction

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Over the weekend, two of my life-long friends (J.B. Conant and Terry “T-Man” Wilson) joined me, Bob (GC) and Luis (Bob’s Assistant) in Eureka Springs to help on the initial contruction phase.  Over the next 5 days we poured over the construction manual and pictures.  Below is a progression of the build.

Adding the decking

Adding the decking

Attaching the first wall

Attaching the first wall

Attaching the first wall

5 Walls

More Walls

More Walls

Finishing The 5 Windows In The Living RoomFinishing The 5 Windows In The Living Room

Finishing The 5 Windows In The Living Room

Finishing The 5 Windows In The Living Room

Taking A Break In The Skylight

All 27 Walls

All 27 Walls

First Rafters Going Up

First Rafters Going Up

More Rafters

More Rafters

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