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Old 03-24-2019, 10:45 AM   #21
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While I have framed some tricky stuff solo in the past, I am definitely a crew guy. I really have nothing to prove at my age, and am always looking for ways to do things safer, easier, and with more profitability.
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Old 03-25-2019, 10:44 AM   #22
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That roof is child’s play

Here’s the last roof I did by myself. The one I did before this was about the same only bigger but only 7/12 and 8/12.
I know.

4/12 with trusses, straight gable, dry weather, 80 degrees.

Only 24 of them.

Could've been a lot worse.
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The only tricky part was access.

He couldn't get the crane to the front, where I wanted him, so I had to build the lookouts, barge rafter, gable end truss, and next inboard truss into one package on the ground. 42' span with 2 foot 2x12 overhangs. Bastard was heavy.

Crane barely cleared the top plates, and when he stretched all the way out to set it on the end, the rear outriggers came up. Got a little hairy for a minute.

Then I had to work backwards, which was a bitch and a half. Hard to brace that gable with the barge attached perfectly plumb up there 3 stories.

I had a whiskey that evening.

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