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Lazy Al    Posted 10-08-2004 at 19:52:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Did a upgrade on the trusses on my little pole barn this last couple weeks . Ordered them 10 foot longer then the old ones and got 5/12 instead of 4/12 so the snow slides off a little better .
I plan on stacking fire wood in the over hang and rotate it from the front to back so I'll always have newer wood .
I expect the tax assesor to come sneeking around and taking pictures so she can raise my taxes now
that's what she did when I glassed in my front porch last year
Al


deadcarp    Posted 10-09-2004 at 07:29:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
hey that's slick. years ago my dad adde 14 fee3t to the farm house one summer, then (somehow) left the ridge intact and slid it up & over to the middle of the new shape, then spliced on rafter extensions.. darned if i know how he did that by hand.


Adam Paul    Posted 10-08-2004 at 20:11:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
That looks really good!!!
Out of curiousity, how is the rest of the barn made? As in walls of 2x6 every 24 inches, topped and bottomed by 2x6s anchored to the slab. That sort of thing...
Anyway, great job!
Adam


Al    Posted 10-08-2004 at 20:36:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
This pole barn was built before I moved here and the former owner put 4by4 treated every 6 foot and rapped it with 2by4s and put the steel on . He put a 2by4 on the out side at the top and a 2by 6 rough sawn flat ways on top of the treated stuff . and put the( poorly made )home made trusses on it. So the 2 end and the middle truss sat on a 4by4 the rest some where in between them . So it was sagging length ways and then from the plate to the peak . The best I could do is put 2by12s on the in side and sit the trusses on them plus under each truss on the over hang I dug a hole and poured concrete and put 3 treated 2by4s nailed together to get out of the ground then went with regular 2by4s on up and sandwiched the truss in it . jacked up that end and took the weight off the old wall a little .
I bought a senco palm nailer for those big pole barn nails on the 2by12s what a tool It just hammered in those 20 penny nails with no problem at all didn't even bend one nail with that .
Al


toolman    Posted 10-08-2004 at 20:01:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
looks good al sure turned out ok, i like that extra 10 ft. addition, nice job.


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