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Old 11-12-2019, 08:44 PM   #1849
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:28 AM   #1850
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Twenty two this morning. But itís supposed to get up to 50 today and a little higher each day after that. We have lows below freezing the next couple of days but high twenties, not 20-22 like the last couple of days.

Janeís furnace keeps up just fine but this morning I am going to find a radiant heater that fits on top of a propane tank and buy it. Yesterday working in the shop was too cool for comfort, no wind, a good thing, but really too cold for this old body.

The big difference between yesterday morning and today, besides 2 degrees, was having water in the coach. We left a trickle in the kitchen sink and it was enough to keep the pipes from freezing. Yesterday we didnít get water flow in Jane until middle afternoon, almost dark with time change.

It looks like my confidence in the value of PEX includes not breaking when frozen like we get with PVC was viable.

We are definitely going to have a wood heater in the apartment when its done. All heat isnít the same.

Hopefully this time next month weíll be in Yuma or on the way.
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Old 11-13-2019, 10:08 AM   #1851
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Harvey, a friend recommended this brand of heaters

https://www.efireplacestore.com/cui-...m=Nov-258-0359

Mine is that size, but has a built in thermostat that doesn’t use electricity. If you want energy efficient, silent warmth I highly recommend this brand and style. It's made in America and is yesteryears quality. I'm buying 1 size larger for keeping us toasty in Connie.

Of course, if you bug out of North Texas before the bottom falls out of the thermometer, you might not need it. Today’s temperatures are forecast to reach 85 down here this afternoon.
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Old 11-14-2019, 07:43 AM   #1852
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Harvey, a friend recommended this brand of heaters

https://www.efireplacestore.com/cui-...m=Nov-258-0359

Mine is that size, but has a built in thermostat that doesnít use electricity. If you want energy efficient, silent warmth I highly recommend this brand and style. It's made in America and is yesteryears quality. I'm buying 1 size larger for keeping us toasty in Connie.

Of course, if you bug out of North Texas before the bottom falls out of the thermometer, you might not need it. Todayís temperatures are forecast to reach 85 down here this afternoon.
I picked up the 9000 btu single burner that sits on top of the propane tank for $50.00 and itís working out great for me. Iím still drilling holes, 500 to go in the purlin to rafter plates, Door to shop closed and the heater six feet away makes it nice, Plus today it looks like low fifties but with a north breeze this afternoon. I might have to make a tent on the lift and bring the heater up with me to attach the brackets to the rafters. Low fifties without the wind is doable, comfortable even, but add the wind it can get instantly miserable.

I really donít like this cold.
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Old 11-14-2019, 01:16 PM   #1853
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Harvey, be very careful with the carbon oxide
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Harvey, be very careful with the carbon oxide
The shop is quite airy plus most of the time I work with the doors open so carbon monoxide isnít an issue. And I was very impressed that your only post on IRV2 was to warn me. Thatís humbling.

This morning I finished up drilling the holes in the purlin plates. Then it was cutting the drilled pieces in half and installing them on the rafters. It was a very good day once it warmed up a bit.
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Sure is coming together Harvey. Looks like we get a break on the weather for a time. Got quite a list of outside projects that need to be completed before traveling to Yuma.


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If you look at these brackets attached to the rafters you can imagine the purlins hanging on them between the rafters. One of the parameters from day one was I had 31 or 32 C purlins 18 ft 8 in long. That determined rafter spacing. Iíll use 24 of the C purlins for what I have up. Then I will use another purlin on the rafter tail outside of the wall.

I still havenít figured out how I will scaffold up for doing the south side and west side soffit and facia. Weíll handle it when we get to it.

Today is about delivering one trailer to a friend and picking up another for another friend. Without friends our days wouldnít be full.
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Okay, let me see if I can take advantage of the photo to explain the floor plan.

If you look at the wall that is missing the lower horizontal purlin you will see a piece of pvc standing up by the column on the left. That is the waste/vent line for the sink, urinal in my shop bathroom. The reason for the missing purlin is that is where the walk door going out to the welding shop will be, close to the column on the right.

The pvc standing up in front of the column will be the drain for my shop bathroom shower. The large pvc is for the toilet.

The scaffold is straddling the wall between the master bedroom and the guest bedroom/office. The plumbing is for the guest bathroom.
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Yesterday was a washout as far as production goes. I got the trailer delivered but the pickup of the other trailer turned out to be a real mess so I will chew up next Tuesday retrieving it, life in the city this close to the country.

Today I started installing the purlins between the rafters. The big issue wasnít an elephant in the room but the man liftís garage being right smack in the way of the first two purlins. I lost a couple of hours getting those into place, a little involved it was. And by the time I got them into place I was pretty well wore out. After a nap it was pretty productive.

I use the skid steer to place a purlin on the man lift. I maneuver the man lift into the middle of where the purlin it supposed to go. We elevate the man lift up to where the purlin can be hung on the brackets. The purlins only weigh about 90 lbs but they are 18 ft + long. So they are awkward to lift into place, the man lift is shakey at best, maneuvering a purlin kinda sorta makes it considerable more interesting.

Then itís lower the man lift to one side. Elevate back up and install three screws, back down, move to other side, elevate and three more screws. Maneuver the man lift into a neutral location. Then using the skid steer lock and load one more purlin on to the man lift..

I started at the lowest purlins because it gets more ďinterestingĒ the higher I go. A man amongst men and still not really comfortable doing this. But a man has to do what a man has to do.
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Looks great Harv, take 'er slow & easy.
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The purlins sure make it look closer to finished.


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Looking great Harvey! You are making good progress!
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Looks great! Amazing what you are getting done by yourself.

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