Snow Storm Week of 2-10-14

Re: Snow Storm Week of 2-10-14

PostBy: Nevercold On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:47 pm

Nevercold wrote:
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Plenty of snow here this week.

No, not really.
First, it's a modular building. 2x6 construction internally.
I built the porch with my own two hands, in addition to all of the siding, plumbing, electrical, etc,etc.
Upper plate lag bolted to every stud, 16 inches apart.
Lower plate lag bolted to every stud, 16 inches apart. EVERY connection has a galvanized hanger installed.
3# inch galvanized hot dipped spiral nails throughout.
Each post has a steel tube inside.
I regularly put two tons on the porch every year for easy access. Clean and dry!
And yes, the sooner it melts the better :roll:
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Re: Snow Storm Week of 2-10-14

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:25 pm

Well , even if no one gets killed in a collapse,the cleanup afterwards is enough to convince me that preemptive cleaning is soo much easier. I drag my 16" 2-cycle blower up on the not steep enough roof for 8"+, better safe than sorry was a motto i heard many times during my childhood,maybe i worry too much.
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Re: Snow Storm Week of 2-10-14

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:12 am

2 more inches of the white stuff on the ground this morning. Maybe some freezing rain tonight :mad: supposed to be sunny and near 40 today. To shovel or not to shovel,...that is the question. I'm really tired of shoveling. :(
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Re: Snow Storm Week of 2-10-14

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:28 am

Well here it is 8 days since this topic started & after 1 nice day (yesterday) apparently we're back at it this AM here on the hill. Plow truck's definitely earning her room & board. Don't know who's feedin the horses this AM---I'm not going out is this nonsense! :clap: toothy Yep, that flags straight out to the North
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Re: Snow Storm Week of 2-10-14

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:57 am

Oh hey, look at that. It's Tuesday the 18th and it's snowing....again. I'm sick of this weather. Sick of the snow every two god damned days. Sick of shoveling, sick of missing work because I can't get out of my damned driveway, sick of listening to the media label everything 'A MAJOR STORM OF THE CENTURY" and talk about how dangerous ice is, I'm sick of listening to New Yorkers piss and moan about how their street wasn't plowed; get over it you bunch of whiny bitches...boo friggin' hoo the city didn't plow your road yet and you can't walk to work in your designer shoes without getting them wet.

I'm just sick of it. :mad:
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Re: Snow Storm Week of 2-10-14

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:59 am

IOF, calm down & get some more coffee-- maybe even a danish ;)
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Re: Snow Storm Week of 2-10-14

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:12 am

In the teens here which just means heavier snow, no such thing a designer work boots that I know of & they just throw some dirt here & there on my road so in the spring :? it's already there to fill in the ruts & holes, works for us. Our mail lady did however point out that she is having a heck of a time reaching down to the mail boxes. :oops:
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Re: Snow Storm Week of 2-10-14

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:36 am

freetown fred wrote:IOF, calm down & get some more coffee-- maybe even a danish


IOF...ya better make that a de-caf coffee!!! :lol:

hey...don't we need a new thread for this weeks snow storms.....this one is for last week!
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Re: Snow Storm Week of 2-10-14

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:42 am

I never noticed a lull in between!
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Re: Snow Storm Week of 2-10-14

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:46 am

Yeah, same day, different week. Kind of like the movie Groundhog Day. I got you babe! Lol!
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Re: Snow Storm Week of 2-10-14

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:48 am

freetown fred wrote:IOF, calm down & get some more coffee-- maybe even a danish ;)


:D
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Re: Snow Storm Week of 2-10-14

PostBy: joeq On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:49 pm

Carbon12 wrote:Yeah, same day, different week. Kind of like the movie Groundhog Day. I got you babe! Lol!

:lol: Yes! A classic Bill Murry movie.
I see someone concerned about a few inches of snow on their roof. Code built houses these days can easily handle that. Even some of the historic houses that have been standing for a couple hundred years have survived blizzards of the past. however, don't take these portable garages too lightly tho. Mine made it through last year, (with more snow). But gave in this season, before I could catch up with it.
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Re: Snow Storm Week of 2-10-14

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:00 pm

joeq wrote:
Carbon12 wrote:Yeah, same day, different week. Kind of like the movie Groundhog Day. I got you babe! Lol!

:lol: Yes! A classic Bill Murry movie.
I see someone concerned about a few inches of snow on their roof. Code built houses these days can easily handle that. Even some of the historic houses that have been standing for a couple hundred years have survived blizzards of the past. however, don't take these portable garages too lightly tho. Mine made it through last year, (with more snow). But gave in this season, before I could catch up with it.
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If you put up another building like that one, don't forget to put in wooden supports for the wintertime. Just follow the existing roofline on the inside, and attach uprights going to the floor. They only need fastened lightly to the trusses inside. can be slid out of the way for summertime if necessary.
Did that for a friend of mine and it lasted for years. A big windstorm finally took the building, but snow never phased it.
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Re: Snow Storm Week of 2-10-14

PostBy: joeq On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:07 pm

Great advice. Thanx. I could've done this, this year, cause it only has car parts in it. Last year it had a Trans Am in it, and it would've been in the way. I mistakenly had the fear it was gunna blow away in the wind, so I had it tied to the car bumpers. If I can use a scissor truss shape, maybe I could clear a car next time, using the center supports.
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Re: Snow Storm Week of 2-10-14

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:49 pm

joeq wrote:Great advice. Thanx. I could've done this, this year, cause it only has car parts in it. Last year it had a Trans Am in it, and it would've been in the way. I mistakenly had the fear it was gunna blow away in the wind, so I had it tied to the car bumpers. If I can use a scissor truss shape, maybe I could clear a car next time, using the center supports.

All I used were 2x4s and small pieces of plywood where they joined. That way you only lose about 8 inches total on the width of the building. I left the supports about 1/2 of an inch shorter than the original building trusses.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous. Labeled as 'Big Vein', about the size of acorns. Makes a lot of ash, but heats well and lasts longer than my previous coal.