Started installing the center gutter. This will create a waterfall just outside the south glass wall that will be collected in a 2500 gallon tank. A pump and piping will be installed upto the roof so we can have a water fall whenever we want.
The base measurement for truss #14 was 193in. I managed to enter 198 into the spreadsheet that calcs the various lengths of steel needed for the truss. Didn’t realize this til the truss was up on the house. Solution. Remove the “triangle” section from each end and cut out 2.5 inches then weld the triangle back on. It was easier to do the work on top of the house rather than lower the truss back to the ground.
To say Covid threw a wrench in the gears would be a vast understatement. Now that Phoenix Rock Gym is making money I have been back to work on the house. 13 of 15 trusses are up. I’m welding the trusses together creating one big unified roof structure. Plywood going up soon.
We got truss #12 up today before the rain. We tried rubbing bar soap on the support beams. This made sliding the truss into place so easy we did not need to use the come-a-longs. You can see some of the soap along the edge of the truss.
It has been awhile since the last update. We had a very successful Hidden In The Hills Studio Tour in November. Sales were great and I have lots of commission work to do. In between I will be back working on the house.
Once the truss is lifted above the support beams (which the truss clears by one inch) one end is pulled over the beams. Gandalf stands on that side of the truss to hold it in place. He presses the lift button so the other end clears the support beams and I pulled the truss into place while he lowers the truss so it rests on the support beams.