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  • #759408
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    working on sewer plugged sewerlines today

    That’s not a fun job at all.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #759410
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    Up the ladder and on to the roof to fix another squirrel hole in the soffit by the chimney. The brick has spalted off about 1/2 the brick is gone. Not sure what to do about that.

    You would have laughed watching me go up the ladder and on to the roof. You would have lost it completely watching me come down. For a while I thought I wasn’t going to make it.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #759413
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Up the ladder and on to the roof to fix another squirrel hole in the soffit by the chimney. The brick has spalted off about 1/2 the brick is gone. Not sure what to do about that.

    Seems like the previous owner did very little in the way of maintenance. Lots of little jobs that need fixing.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #759427
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Up the ladder and on to the roof to fix another squirrel hole in the soffit by the chimney. The brick has spalted off about 1/2 the brick is gone. Not sure what to do about that.

    You would have laughed watching me go up the ladder and on to the roof. You would have lost it completely watching me come down. For a while I thought I wasn’t going to make it.

    I’m not laughing about anything roofing related right now Jim. I’ve got my own roofing tasks under way that I resumed since last fall that I’m totally not yet in shape for that is killing me.

    I ended up building temp scaffolding for it. I just couldn’t see myself doing it otherwise. Did that two days ago, yesterday was an off day and today I got the two layers of half inch ply on, installed the drip edge and called it a day shortly before sunset. I am toast!

    Roofing is a dog when you’re in shape somewhat but not your daily job, which I’m not yet in real shape right now. Nasty task to have to jump into after my busy office season to get into as a starter for my months long fun/construction/reno season.

    If I only had maybe another week or so in the fall before the snow and freeze temps really set in, I wouldn’t be in so much pain the last few days having done it then when I was in Hercules shape. Sigh!

    Here’s some pics, although not the greatest. Took them just before it was getting too dark and it’s hard to get good vantage pics as there is a huge Maple in the way and my pool. This second shed I’m building is basocally in what is otherwise a dead corner of my yard plus it hides a hydro pole transformer and ugly sewage pumping station building just behind us in the greenbelt. The big maple is the reason I decided to double ply the roof sheathing as the 50 year old plus maple is getting old and I want to minimize any damage to the roof should a big branch fail over it.

    I used 2x8s for the roof rafters also for this reason. Bit of overkill on the rafters, but they were on hand for another job I postponed and used them anyways.

    You may notice there are two temp homemade work platforms connected to the structure. From the one I built just before the snow flew last fall, I made a simpleton 2×10 plywood sheet ladder. I lift the sheets of ply on it from the ground and step it up to the second step. Then I go up that scaffolding and pull it up from there onto the platform and then onto the roof. Things you do working largely solo.

    That scaffolding on the long face of the structure I built last fall has other purposes later to make things easier and was its original intention when I put it together. The other scaffolding I built two days ago at the foot of the long roof along my sideyard fence will likely be gone in a week or so once I finish shingling that roof top. I still have the other low slow roof on it’s other side to deal with later, but that’s another show.

    To make things more challenging, I’ve had a semi-sprained right wrist since the weekend. No idea how I did it. Just woke up with it last Friday morning. I guess my left hand/arm is gonna catch up in strength to what my predominant right handed side is. It’s killing me right now.

    Added some pics of my temp summer canopied 10×20 feet work area for which I bought a new roof tarp for in the winter. The old one was fried. Paid half the price they want for it now on Amazon than the over $300 they want for it now. Took a chance not really knowing it would fit, and luckily it did once I put it on a few weeks ago long after the returns period had expired.

    I’m really worried about my wrist right now though. Had to be real carefull moving forward mid day once it got seriously aggravated. I just went and dug up my parents hand-me-down small multi head massager they bought many decades ago when I was kid from Consumers Distributing. I’ve only used it a few times in my life but I think this may be a goody thing to massage my wrist area right now watchin the hockey game in my shed quaffin’ down some pain killer suds.

    #759443
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    I’ve taken it easy for a couple of days. Taken care of some tiny things like moved a couple of small trees around. Lots of them in the back yard and moving them to the side yard to line the street a bit. Watering the lawn. Just piddly stuff. Instead of working hard I decided to take time to get aquanted with the area a little bit. A few drives here and there.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #759447
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    I decided to take time to get aquanted with the area a little bit. A few drives here and there.

    Wow that is some really nice scenery. Looks like a real nice area.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #759451
    Miamicuse
    Pro
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    I just went and dug up my parents hand-me-down small multi head massager they bought many decades ago when I was kid from Consumers Distributing. I’ve only used it a few times in my life but I think this may be a goody thing to massage my wrist area right now watchin the hockey game in my shed quaffin’ down some pain killer suds.

    Have you tried to attach the massage heads to a flexi click?

    #759453

    I’ve taken it easy for a couple of days. Taken care of some tiny things like moved a couple of small trees around. Lots of them in the back yard and moving them to the side yard to line the street a bit. Watering the lawn. Just piddly stuff. Instead of working hard I decided to take time to get aquanted with the area a little bit. A few drives here and there.

    Wow that’s a beautiful picture right there Jim 👌

    We had yesterday off for the St. John’s holiday , and last month during the president of the company video meeting , he also gave us two more days off because of the work we have been doing since covid19 and haven’t stopped working , so I actually went to work today with my wife , we received our second shot 💉 of the vaccine , really impressive set up there ,

    #759454
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    Got a piece of wood put up on the soffit where I think mourning doves or pigeons were getting in there. Probably squirrels too. Kind of a quick fix that took a lot of time because I had to fit it up over the peak of the intersecting entrance way roof peak.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #759458
    Dustincoc
    Pro
    Madrid, NY

    Either a coworker or I snapped the chain on the baler feed conveyor Wed about 1pm. The mechanics had the metal parts fixed the by 12N Thu,, but they don’t fix the rubber belting as we fix that in house. I spent all of Thu afternoon getting a patch spliced into the belt, where it had torn in several places. I left word with management that the conveyor wall could be reinstalled once a couple extra long lacing cable were cut off(I didn’t have a way to cut them.) 4 hrs and twice, I was so dirty I could have been confused with wearing “blackface.”

    We’re on a 4 day schedule, so today I send messing around mainly with an old Poulon Pro lawn tractor that’s been repowered, and when the deck rusted out and the engine burnt a lot of oil, dropped off here to be scrapped 2-3 years ago. I’m looking for something to drag firewood trailers around the yard, to take the load off the 20yr old hydrostatic Craftsman that we use to mow the yard, and who’s transmission I’ve taken apart several times for repair. Off the top, Found the starter was shot and since fuel was left in it\n for 2-3 years, I replaced both the starter carb, and the the fuel tank grommet. Finally got it running today to find the “oil burning” issue turned it more into s smoke machine rather than a tractor. I pulled the head to find a head gasket leak between the cylinder and push brod gallery. Guessing cylinder pressure was pushing oil past the rings into the cylinder.

    Once that got figured out and I got my tools picked up, my sister asked if we could replace the shift cable in the 2wd Jeep patriot she’s got sitting here, but not on the road yet. I’ve been banished from working on it when she’s not here, or else I’d have knocked it out bit by bit when I got home at night. Hardest part of the whole thing was getting the firewall grommet seated in place, with a close second going to a computer module mounting nut that’s nearly impossible to access. 3 studs/nuts for a 1/2lb module is too much when the third one is nearly impossible to remove.

    Shop Blog: http://ravenbarsrepair.tumblr.com/
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    #759464
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    turned it more into s smoke machine

    On the up side, it will keep the mosquitos and bugs away while you’re on it.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #759467
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    I’ve got my own roofing tasks under way that I resumed since last fall that I’m totally not yet in shape for that is killing me.

    Nice to see your back working on your shed build! Look forward to seeing more post about the build.

    To make things more challenging, I’ve had a semi-sprained right wrist since the weekend. No idea how I did it. Just woke up with it last Friday morning. I guess my left hand/arm is gonna catch up in strength to what my predominant right handed side is. It’s killing me right now.

    This could have been caused by the way you slept. I had this happen before. It is not fun for sure.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #759468
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    I’ve taken it easy for a couple of days. Taken care of some tiny things like moved a couple of small trees around. Lots of them in the back yard and moving them to the side yard to line the street a bit. Watering the lawn. Just piddly stuff. Instead of working hard I decided to take time to get aquanted with the area a little bit. A few drives here and there.

    Sometimes you have to have days like this. Really nice pictures Jim! Thanks for sharing. Really like the water falls one.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #759471
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    I’ve had a semi-sprained right wrist since the weekend. No idea how I did it. Just woke up with it last Friday morning.

    I know what strange aches and pains are, but some of them I can identify. Like, last night I took a viagra and it got stuck in my throat. This morning I had a stiff neck…lol.

    Hope a bit of humour makes you feel better.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #759473

    I’ve had a semi-sprained right wrist since the weekend. No idea how I did it. Just woke up with it last Friday morning.

    I know what strange aches and pains are, but some of them I can identify. Like, last night I took a viagra and it got stuck in my throat. This morning I had a stiff neck…lol.

    Hope a bit of humour makes you feel better.

    Lmao 🤣😆🤣

    #759476
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    Finally got the front garden cleared of the sod on it today. Hadn’t been used in so long there were trees growing in it. Not sure if we are going to get to plant it with flowers this year, but it could use a lot more weeding this year anyway. But the main work is done it.

    I also set up one of my HD security cameras. Twice now an ATV has climbed the hill on our lot and ran over trees we planted (one of the times was both ways). We have a corner lot and I guess some people think that it’s just fine to use our lot as a shortcut around the corner. Not cool, got some snow fencing up and rope where there is blanks in that.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #759495
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    Yesterday we went into town to dig some plants out of a ladies garden. Man, was it overgrown. We got some rose bushes, lilacs, lupins, and a few other things. Was worn out by then but came home with the box of the truck filled and got them planted. Not sure how well the roses will do in the sandy soil where I put them but they seem pretty hardy as they were almost growing wild where they were. Anyway, I was too worn out by the end of a day working with the shovel again.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #759499
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I’ve had a semi-sprained right wrist since the weekend. No idea how I did it. Just woke up with it last Friday morning.

    I know what strange aches and pains are, but some of them I can identify. Like, last night I took a viagra and it got stuck in my throat. This morning I had a stiff neck…lol.

    Hope a bit of humour makes you feel better.

    Lmao 🤣😆🤣

    Same here. Good one Jim!

    #759500
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Twice now an ATV has climbed the hill on our lot and ran over trees we planted (one of the times was both ways). We have a corner lot and I guess some people think that it’s just fine to use our lot as a shortcut around the corner. Not cool, got some snow fencing up and rope where there is blanks in that.

    Have you considered this?

    Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-719-0240-26_Pas_de_Calais_Atlantikwall_Panzersperren

    #759502
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Today was a lame day as it is so darn hot and humid and my body needs a little recovery.

    Yesterday I struggled to work in pain but got some more sheathing done on my Shed Build II.

    Added some sheets on the short roof to finally avert water pooling on the interior of the shed.

    It was a temp measure which I just felt the ply floor was getting too much water at times for which we are expecting a lot of rain in the next week or so and some of the floor was showing signs of the top layer bubbling in a few spots despite the primer I put on it last fall.

    The weather/rain forecast is so erratic right now. Don’t know when I can work on it for sure.

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