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Old 08-18-2017, 04:08 PM   #1
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I'm putting together a quote to do a large Suntuf patio roof. I've done smaller ones, but this one is 84 feet with 16 foot panels. I have no idea how long it would take for one guy, or two guys especially since this is the 4 foot panels and we would need to crawl around on top.

Also, is there a screw that predrills itself that is compatible with this stuff. The last one was only 10 x 20 and it drove me nuts predicting.

Any thoughts would be appreciated on time and screwing.

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Old 08-18-2017, 06:00 PM   #2
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These self drilling pole barn screws should work right?

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You are supposed to drill a 1/16th inch bigger hole. Not sure if those will. The only ones I've found that seem to be the right ones are some out of New Zealand.

They are metric, so I wonder if they will stop imperial water?

https://www.bunnings.co.nz/psp-supad...50pk_p00290116

They have a nice big grommet as well. The ones here have small grommets. I would hate to get leaks in a big roof, a small one isn't as big a deal.
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..sometimes it's nice to take your time screwing other times fast is good too
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Gasket head nails work too.


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Predrill all the panels at once...
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Predrill all the panels at once...
Well, crap. Now that you said it, it seems to be the obvious solution.

You'd think after 20 plus years in the trades I would have thought of that.

Sheesh, some days I think it is my first day on the job.
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Another thing. Do most of you use the plastic wiggle board, or the wood ones. I used the wood ones last time and they didn't match up for jack, as well as half of them splitting. Not tall enough to hold up the flat corrugations. Do the plastic ones fit tighter?
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