Coffee 0-22-12

Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:49 am

I got back from Commiefornia last night, [Sunday the 23rd], around midnight. Got home to the farm about an hour later. Spent about 30 minutes looking through 12 days of mail. Then to bed.

Monday morning I had surgery on my left eye, all went well, Tuesday morning I will see the Surgeon for a post opp inspection and question period.

I sure hope this surgery does the job, gets my eye pressures way down, and that stops the deterioration of my sight..

Right now my left eye is quite blurry, which was expected and foretold by the doc's. but trying to function with just the one very blurry eye
give me new appreciation for how precious good vision is..

My trip out west was a blast, drove around 500 miles over mostly paved firetrails and mountain passes in a 1925 pierce arrow sedan,
Some of the gravel road mountain passes were not much more that a cart track, and were challenging for the skinny tires on the old
car, but we were trying to duplicate what the early 'tourists' experienced when they struck out to 'tour' in their cars in the teens and
twenties..

I have to say, the early tourists had to be tough, innovative and damned good mechanics..

We toured in MODOC county in Ca. also spent one night in Lakeview Oregon, crossed into Nevada for a few miles.

Well time for bed, I had a long nap this afternoon after the surgery, but now I'm finally getting tired and need to rest.. have to put [tape]
the eyeshield on for the night.

We had a good frost here last night, about 29*, so winter's on the way.. I don't know when I'll fire up te AA,

Take care,
Greg L.
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:13 am

Grundsow ... learn something new every day! :lol:

Glad you got your eye taken care of Greg. Sounds like you should be good to go. Like I always say ....it could ALWAYS be worse. That's how you gotta look at it I guess. ;)

Yeah getting way too damn cold for September, I'll tell ya that! 40° last night, so my house is a balmy 62° as I type. :mad:

Still pluggin away at the roof out there. Body is finally getting used to the abuse. 7 hours sleep, 14 hours hard labor. It's become a routine, not unlike my last driving job. :lol: Slowly but surely it's getting done. This is going to set me back for a while. Still have the Blazer engine sitting in the barn. Better not snow before I get that done ... :|

Now I gotta get off this damn computer & get back at it.
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:25 pm

Holy Cats ! Everyone's 'bustin' hump before the Winter sets in on us. Computer's back on line,and so am I ! Having a hard time remembering a colder September....Take Care,Gang ! :D
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:33 pm

Looking good Smitty!

Glad to hear the surgery went well Greg! Fingers crossed it works out.

Hiya Bob!
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:08 am

Thanks Steve!

Gettin there. Was out there till 22:30 last night trying to make it water tight - had the whole other side ripped.

Found another section of plywood that was pieced together .. so removed the 3 pieces & replaced with ONE piece. :lol: A bit stronger that way.

Suns pokin out, so gotta get back to it!
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Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: Dann757 On: Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:51 am

Best wishes on a good recovery Greg.


Hey Smitty, all I gotta do in the next day is seal a driveway. :D

Couldn't you have just used TV's Flex Seal on your roof? :D :lol: Might have been enough left over to put a screen door in a rowboat :D
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:40 pm

:lol: The first time I saw that commercial the first thing I said to the wifey was "WE NEED THAT FOR THE BARN ROOF!" toothy Then I did the math ... and I think it came out to about $125+ per square BEST case. :shock: I got some real good quality shingles through my buddy for $95/square. GAF - made in PA!

Finished the south side today. All I have to do over there is cap the transition to the almost vertical section.

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Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:28 am

Well done Smitty! Awesome job, it really looks great. Good move going with the better shingles. It's worth it not to have to think about doing it again for the forseeable future. Were those the architectural shingles or the old type?

When I did the porch this summer I rented a nailer and hooked it to a little compressor I got and it was wayyyyy faster then the last piece I'd done by hand hammering. ;) I got to do my garage next, prolly next spring. The problem is that it's attached to the barn and because they are (roofs) facing 90 degrees difference, I have a "trap" inbetween that collects all sort of ice, snow and leaves etc... Need to work my feeble brain and work out a fix for that. :P
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: Dann757 On: Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:54 am

Good work Smitty. Timberlines are damn good product. You'll rest easy under those shingles this winter.

SteveZee wrote:When I did the porch this summer I rented a nailer and hooked it to a little compressor I got and it was wayyyyy faster then the last piece I'd done by hand hammering. I got to do my garage next, prolly next spring. The problem is that it's attached to the barn and because they are (roofs) facing 90 degrees difference, I have a "trap" inbetween that collects all sort of ice, snow and leaves etc... Need to work my feeble brain and work out a fix for that.


Get some pics up here Steve! Good move on the nailer; my index fingers started to hurt just thinking about how many times my hammer bounced off a roofing nail and hit them :shock:
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:43 am

Here's a couple pix Dann. Got to be a better way, maybe just have to extend the barn roof right to the garage like a dormer would be? Wondering if the barn part isn't higher though, it's close? Got to be a better way than it is and yeah that 100 yr old bittersweet vine definately need trimming! :lol:
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: Dann757 On: Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:13 pm

Beautiful home Steve. I sure see what you mean by that area trapping snow. I don't know if that gable end of the house has a window in it, but you could extend that roof line to meet the barn roof. Easier said than done, I know. Possibly keep the extended roof ridge just below the rake boards, take the structure to meet the barn roof, but I guess that would involve putting in two valleys and having to deal with the existing barn roof shingles.
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:37 pm

SteveZee...I'd do the hip roof Dan is suggesting even if there is a window there! The way it is now I'd think you have moisture getting behind the siding on that wall as the snow builds up there.

As he says, if the gable end is higher, just bring the ridge board from the barn roof into the gable end at whatever height is necessary. Lay 2x10 on a diagonal on the barn roof (nailed to the barn roof rafters, after removing the shingles) and nail your new rafters to this plate. The angle on the bottom cut for the new rafters is fun to figure out! I did something similar a few years ago when we built our addition onto the house making an L shape.

You do get two valleys to shingle, but you should be able to weave the shingles across the valley from the new roof to the barn roof and not have to replace too many on the barn roof.
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:58 pm

I had a similar issue with a large chimney that came up against the drip edge of the roof...after mother nature kindly removed part of the original roof, I had it all replaced and a "cricket" made to direct snow/water around the chimney.

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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: Dann757 On: Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:13 pm

titleist1 wrote:The angle on the bottom cut for the new rafters is fun to figure out!


HA! I heard you can calculate all that with just a framing square with all the numbers on it; way beyond me!

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Rob R --- nice looking home,man! No gutters, metal roof; no maintenance! Has that roof been painted? Looks real glossy! If so, what product did you use?
A local farmer friend here was badgering me to paint his barn roof, same type of standing seam metal construction. I really wanted to tackle it, but the pitch was steep, and I didn't have the guts anymore to climb all over it with a harness like an organ grinder's monkey :D Only the paint was faded and a little rust starting at the bottom. Also did not want to go through prepping the roof (power wash?) I could have sprayed it, but didn't want to get involved. Then he insisted on putting a half-round gutter on the back of his barn. Rainwater was getting under the back of the old hay barn, and finding its way to the front, which has a 2 car garage on a slab that's 18" lower than the back. That area was getting water in it. The guy has a backhoe and a dump truck, he would have been better off digging a french drain.
I told him, "You're gonna get ice dams, you're gonna get ice dams, you're gonna get ice dams!"

I put up the half-round gutter and he got whompin glacier ice dams which bent the hangers :D
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:38 pm

Dann757 wrote:
titleist1 wrote:The angle on the bottom cut for the new rafters is fun to figure out!


HA! I heard you can calculate all that with just a framing square with all the numbers on it; way beyond me!



Yes you are SUPPOSED to be able to figure it out with a framing square! I can do it when there is only one angle, but when it is a compound angle I then use the old trial and error and sneak up on the correct cut a little at a time! I still carry the booklet in my tool bag that came with my framing square many many years ago that explains all that. I shamelessly refer to it when measuring for the angles because I don't do it enough to remember from project to project. I usually get laughed at on the first cut, but then they are like....Hey that's cool, how did you figure that out.
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