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Or sometimes, we just gab.
So my last post on the shop addition left you here

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I was welding in the 2 X bracing.

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well it's moved along nicely since then.

The retro of the roof made it easy from me in some cases.
The plans had called for 18 pieces of 4" x 3" angle to go between the end of those trusses to connect the top of the stud wall to the structure. Because they retro was going to leave room I just put it on top. of those trusses.

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next step for me was to fabricate the beams. I should have waited till the roofers started & ask more questions. But I didn't. But we made it thru that ok.
what happened was the roofer didn't put the 4" z purlin right on the angle in the middle of the truss. he left 1 1/2" gap. Then the plans were changed & the z purlin on the beams was changed to 8" from 9" in the prints I had. that is 2 1/2" that got robbed from me. I cut the beams before they started. I made a mistake when I started in not checking the both ends & squaring them up. so I lost another 1/2" getting that right.

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that picture shows me explaining to the engineer what happened.
turned out not to be a problem. He changed a drawing to this.

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these 3 beams hold the extended building up.

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this is how the outside two beams connect.

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then the post needed to be fabricated.

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then it was time to get those beams up.

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I got them in place & drilled 2 of the holes 1/2" & put temp bolts in.
then a few days later I drilled them 3/4"

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the roofers are getting their part done also.

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then I took the beams down to weld & cut them to length.
I also got the post painted. There is a paint booth in one of the building on Windy Rd.

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stood it all back up.

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put  this last beam in to hold the top of a wall !

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Next they put the outer purlin that I can't remember the name of.

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then the 3 center purlins

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then I helped them put in bracing, there was a small bracket that needed welded.

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There is a lot going on in this picture !

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had to find a company with a big enough press brake to bend 2 2' angles of 3/8 plate 96° . you can also see the cable that is x'ed in the center of the addition. then there is the 4" x 4" x 1/4 by 20' angle to hold the top of the wall. I didn't follow the prints, Prints called for us to get a piece of 1/4 plate bent to work there, I notched the angle brace so I didn't need that special plate bent & I could use the 4x4 angle.
I haven't finished welding that wall brace, I want to make sure I got it in the right place. I have like 1/2 of lee way. I think I got it right though.

this next pic is of the other side & it's only 3' long

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here is a few more shots

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here I'm standing in the beam that will support the wall.

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this beam

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today insulation was delivered, the roof panels are suppose to be here Thursday, if that happens I'll put a few more pictures of what they get done.

It's Friday evening & I'm going to post a few more pictures.
Thursday morning the stud crew showed up.
They got 2 walls up.

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Roof Panels arrived this AM.

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I have to work tomorrow. I made an error when the form boards were going up. The original poles were set out of square a little bit. I knew we were putting in an outside wall that is 1 5/8 & 6" steel studs. David liked the idea of hiding the poles & columns by putting an inner 1 5/8 x 3 5/8 stud wall in. so I want to keep that as slim as possible. well I got to close to the beam with the studs. they hit & need notched. So I have to weld an angle on the bottom to hold a stud support that would have gone in the beam.
it's a 3/4" mistake. I don't know how to post a pdf file.

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