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Ive had one hell of a day today
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Farmall    Posted 02-12-2005 at 16:24:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]

It wuz supposed to rain all day today nearly. I woke up at 7 and it wasnt raining. waited till 8, and got up. It was 9 by the time I had breakfast, and got around. Im building a hog house/goat house. I got 4 RR ties and 8 utility poles sunk in the ground thereabouts 26 in. 32ft sq. Its going to be a shed roof. Well the tallest poles are thereabouts 8ft up, and I had to lop them all off to get them even for the slant of the roof. So I tied a barrel on the back of my 34 Case and try to back it up to a pole. No go, cant get close enough. undid barrel and tied it to pole. took out tractor. brought out chainsaw and fired it up, for 5 secs, and it wouldnt stqart again. take out sparkplug and heat it up, no go. Go to small town and get the onlyu new plug they had. come home. wont start with it. Go to the bigger town opposite direction, 10 miles away for both, and get 3 new plugs, and buy a used electric chainsaw. Come home, put in new plug, no go. Tried to get chain sharpened oin town, but it was past 12 and all was closed. Bring it home and fire it up. I was right. chain dull, and it automatically shut itself off when turned on one side. So, after finally chawing the tops off to size, I bring up drill. Im going to use 3 X 4s I got from work, 10ft long for the rafters and cross ties. It takes 4 with a good overhang on front high side, and 1ft on low side. I cut up 3, 4ft long for splices. Lay the 4 out, lay the splices on them, and drill 29 holes in the 7 pieces, 4 10s and 3 4s. Im bolting the splices to the main runners, and all of it to the poles with 58ths bolts. Its misting harder all the time. Put away ladder, rope to tie barrel to poles, 2 saws, drill, tape, hammer wedge (Cause the blade was dull, Id cut a good gash, and then wedge it out). Cut and rewried clamps on battery charger, and thats all I got done today. I still have to make 3 more joists, and 14 cross ties, asasuming iffn there thereabouts 3ft apart thatll be good enough for the tin. Anybody know?? The roofs got a good 2ft drop in 30ft.


Alias    Posted 02-12-2005 at 17:33:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dang Farmall, This reads like a Fern Farm Report.
Sorry you had it so tough. now, I had it a little easier if I overlook the swelling in my right knee and calf. Didn't leave the house all day long. Hardest thing I did was get down on the floor for my exercises and had a fit trying to get back up.....couldn't put any weight on the aforementioned knee. Bummer.

Had our youngest grandaughter, Jade here today. Her mother just left with her. I have this thing for pretty smiling faces and I just can't seem to get enough of hers. She is a real joy to have around. So, I think my day must have been better than yours. But, in my younger days, I had many that was a darn site worse. So, rest up and get ready to give it heck on Monday......gfp


mojo    Posted 02-12-2005 at 16:33:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Aren't you in Oklahoma? Would depend on how much snow ya get at most, but I wouldn't have that little of a drop on a roof here in NWM0.
Sounds like you're having the same weather we are, just plain yucky.
Good luck!
mojo
mdw


Okla/kansan    Posted 02-12-2005 at 17:52:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Where u at in NW Mo, Mojo. I been all round that country 30 yrs ago. Lived at edge of St Joe, searched for places all round NW Mo


mojo    Posted 02-13-2005 at 05:05:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
About 40 miles north of St Joe. If you saw a 12 year old riding his bike like a madman, that'd been me!


Willy-N    Posted 02-12-2005 at 16:53:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I need a 6 ft drop in 12 ft so the snow will slide off fast a 4 ft drop in 12 ft is marginal if the ice forms and the snow sticks and adds up. Mark H.


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