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 Hoist. Positioning the Ring Stand

 

End Of First Day Of Rafters

End Of First Day Of Rafters

Bob Attaching The Rafters

Bob Attaching The Rafters

Most of the Rafters

Most of the Rafters

Adding The Bird-Block

Adding The Bird-Block

Adding the Eves

Adding the Eves

Rafter Tention Cable

Rafter Tention Cable

Rafters Bird-Block and Eves Complete

Rafters Bird-Block and Eves Complete

2 comments to Construction Continues – Rafters and Eves

  • Jennie Boznak  says:

    Amazing!

  • blake@robinstonetech.com  says:

    Thank You.

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