Wow! It has been 9 months since our last post. In February I had part of my right kidney removed (stupid cancer – all is well). I was unable to work for a couple months. Then I kept thinking I should post an update. Next thing I know it is October. Updates will be more frequent.
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.