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Woodstock Hippy

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I finished the roof
« on: September 17, 2012, 03:44:39 PM »


I just hit the 10 month mark and everything is feeling great.  I started working on my house a few weeks ago, building two additions; a sunroom/den and a garage with a full attic.  I worked on the roof for the past five days and the two guys who helped with the framing  came back to give me a push on the roofing.   We kicked the crap out of it and finished the roof yesterday  for my 10 month anniversary.  These new hips came through with flying colors.  Today I'm totally whipped but my hips are feeling great.  I've still got a lot to do on this project  but the toughest, heaviest parts are behind me, thank God.

I hope my picture comes out.


 
« Last Edit: September 17, 2012, 03:50:13 PM by Woodstock Hippy »
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Re: I finished the roof
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 03:59:18 PM »
Awesome.  That's great.   Oddly, I like roofing, at least the 3 tab shingles type.  I put a few roofs on and it's fun cranking out the runs between all the flashing and farting around skylights, chimneys, corners and crap. 

How are the ankles?   Nice to have working hips so we can wear out out other joints.   :D
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imgetinold

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Re: I finished the roof
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 04:07:53 PM »
Pictures!  You can't tease us without showing us the results....that's just mean.

I've only done a few shed roofs, simple, straight runs with ridge vents.  Can't say I'd want to do that as a career, though.

Good news on the hips, though!
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Woodstock Hippy

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Re: I finished the roof
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 04:22:16 PM »
I tho no the picture is too big.  I'll try to post it again tomorrow when I get to my other computer and I can easily resize it.  I had 9 skylights to go around, dormers, valleys, vents, you name it.  I've got another friend coming to help witthe sheatrockand I hope to be finished by winter.

I promise, pictures tomorrow.
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Woodstock Hippy

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Re: I finished the roof
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2012, 01:18:14 PM »
http://www.shutterfly.com/lightbox/view.sfly?fid=30896575fb9d12a12a944dfefaeb216b

Lets see if this works.  I shrunk it down to 5 x 7.  I built the original house twenty years ago on weekends and now that I have the time, I figured it's time for an expansion.

hope it works
« Last Edit: September 18, 2012, 01:19:49 PM by Woodstock Hippy »
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Re: I finished the roof
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2012, 01:22:21 PM »
Well the pic didn't come through, but the link works for me.  It was poouring when I left there this morning so it was a good test for the new roof.  Let me know if the link works for you.
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Re: I finished the roof
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2012, 01:35:43 PM »
No sorry Woodstock, am full of admiration that you can build a roof....I'm not able to see it  :(
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Re: I finished the roof
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2012, 02:33:46 PM »
Great that you're getting on with projects like that, Woodstock - just another benefit of an HR, getting back to what you wanted to accomplish. Very cool   8)
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Re: I finished the roof
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2012, 07:19:56 AM »


I'm still trying but I don't seem to be able to post a pic of the house.  When I try to copy it from Shutterfly, it won't let me paste the pic inside the brackets.  I just tried pasting the link inside the brackets but I don't think that works.

Hern, you are right, there is no way I would have even thought of doing this project before my surgery.  I was putting of even sealing up the cedar siding because my hips were hurting so much.  It's amazing, through all this heavy lifting, 80 lb bundles of shingles up two floors, double 2 x 12 x 16ft ridge beam, garage door header, lumber, lumber, lumber, my new hips never gave me any trouble.  The rest of this 62 year old carpenter's body sure did, mostly in my hands.  At our first meeting, Dr Marwin told me that my days as a heavy construction carpenter were over.  That the new equipment wouldn't hold up to the everyday brutality of the job, but for this short term project everything is going fine.
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Re: I finished the roof
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2012, 02:20:54 PM »
Woody, you have a few options:

for inserting a link, just click the Insert Hyperlink above the edit message box, it will make the link clickable. (see attachment).

For attaching a file, save it to your desktop, click the attach button and select the file you want attached.

I also use the 'insert image' button above the edit area to display the image link directly.


« Last Edit: September 19, 2012, 02:22:24 PM by hernanu »
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Re: I finished the roof
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2012, 04:27:58 PM »
Woody - your point about lifting 80 lb bundles of shingles and carrying them upstairs, reminds me of several times in my post op period (several months out) where I would lift similar heavy items for projects around the yard or even at work, and I had total confidence that the hip was going to stay strong and have no ill effects.  I couldn't do that for several years prior to HR.  Sure I'd do it, but I didn't have the confidence, the hip felt like it was give out, there would be pain, concern for another labral tear, or hitch.  Aweful.  Now I don't worry a bit about the hips. 

Great story, pics?
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Re: I finished the roof
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2012, 11:10:15 PM »
What...and you guys want to get on me about an Ironman while Woody is climbing on roofs and kicking down walls like he's Spiderman!!!!

Woody, how much do you charge?
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Re: I finished the roof
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2012, 07:41:24 AM »


Holy Crap I did it!  My wife helped me and solved my problem.  I built the original house, in the middle, twenty years ago.  Now that I'm retired I want some more room and the house really needs more storage.  I've been resting up since Tuesday, swimming, cycling and running, letting my hands, back and knees recover from the roof work.  My hip and butt muscles needed a rest also but they came through just fine.  Back to work tomorrow.  When I finish this project I think I'll have to schedule the carpal tunnel surgery on both hands.  I hoped that they would be OK with time to recover from work but they are still bad.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2012, 06:00:56 PM by Woodstock Hippy »
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Re: I finished the roof
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2012, 10:11:18 AM »
What...and you guys want to get on me about an Ironman while Woody is climbing on roofs and kicking down walls like he's Spiderman!!!!

Woody, how much do you charge?

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: I finished the roof
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2012, 10:18:01 AM »
Wow.  Fantastic!
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Re: I finished the roof
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2012, 04:52:22 PM »
Amazing, you're one handy guy!! 
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Re: I finished the roof
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2012, 07:03:23 PM »
It took me as long to post the picture as I did to finish the whole roof.  I guess my skills are more old school.
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Re: I finished the roof
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2012, 04:26:42 PM »
Awesome, makes me want to retire and build another structure.  Probabaly should finish the one I'm currently working on. 
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Re: I finished the roof
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2012, 04:58:59 PM »
I'm not as ambitious.  But, it's new from the slab up.

Andy
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Re: I finished the roof
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2012, 06:32:36 AM »
Boy are my legs sore today.  I'm putting the old cedar siding back up on the areas that are visable from the road, then I'll put new stuff around the back.  Lots of trips up and down the ladder.  I was amazed how little damage I did to the clabboards taking them off and what good condition they were in after 20 years.  Until the last two years, I did treat the cedar every two to three years.

« Last Edit: September 27, 2012, 06:33:54 AM by Woodstock Hippy »
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