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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by davethehiker, Sep 26, 2020.
Is there a deadbolt or just a hole?
They are still working on it. We have a deadbolt but have not installed it yet. The roofer is coming later today. They are currently putting on the white trim. It still need the ridge vents and two light pipes in the roof.
He is right about the splash back. It will most likely outlive you anyway
You better get a roof on that before it rains.
The roofer came out today and pointed out that we had the wrong kind of shingles. We will take them back to Lowe's and get the right kind. The roof will go on tomorrow and the next day. The roofer is working another job near me and stops on his way home and works a few hours. There is already tar paper on the roof. Rain will not hurt us.
Funny that you mention "out living me." I'm 81 years old and have been battling cancer for 14 years. I got some very good news today. This past winter my oncologist put me on a new experimental anti-cancer pill. They told me that this new drug works better on some people than it does on others. Last week they did a CT done on me. I learned today that I'm in the very lucky group. All the tumors in my body have drastically reduced in size. The tumor in my lung has disappeared! A side effect of this drug is exhaustion. At my age it's normal to be tired. That's why I hired younger men to build this shed for me.
Glad you're cancer free...keep at it.
Not "Cancer free" but the cancer load is no longer growing and I can deal with the load I have. The load may will shrink even more with time.
I told my builder about your concern about "splash back." He said he does not think it will be a problem because the shed is elevated so high off the ground, but if it becomes a problem we can add gutters.
I'll keep an eye on it.
To explain the substructure I'm attaching photos.
How far down did they sink the piers?? Looks like a good foundation for a shed.
Nice dance floor!
It's located at the foot of a hill. During a torrential rainstorm that long driveway looks like a trout stream. I had the shed built high off the ground so water running of the hill will run safely under it and not damage the shed or it's contents. I'm going to keep a small ladder inside the shed that I can reach in and pull out for the rare occasion that I'll need to enter the shed. i.e. To replenish the mothballs.
I look at this shed as a type of "Egyptian Pyramid." It's purpose is to store the treasures and furniture of long dead Grandmothers who passed down the contents to my wife who can not bear to give it up. Should I outlive my wife there is going to be yard sale followed by a bonfire.
Man...you may want to call these guys to check out that old furniture before you break out the Zippo...
Three feet set in concrete. Meets the building code for where I live.
One piece of advice, put a roll up door in the front! Last building I built is a 10’x14’ that I put a ramp in the front with a roll up door.
I did put a hinged open up door on the side, if I had it to do over, I would have never put that door on the side!
Never thought I’d ever enjoy that roll up door so much, two of my neighbors have done the same thing and have thanked me several times for the suggestion.
Jeez. Looks good. Some people’s kids in this thread.
I still hope I’m building something or anything at 81 years young! I hope I still have a reason to need a building.
Great job, Dave.
For many years I was heavy into dance, and yes it would be great dance floor but you would need to watch out for that drop off on the edge.
It's complete! The she shack is done! There is some clean up tomorrow and somethings to be returned to Lowe's. Rain is expected for Sunday and Monday. Maybe the furniture will moved into the shed next week. Another problem solved.