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Posted: 09/16/20 06:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Posted: 09/16/20 09:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Few minimal photos tonight. First is the extra piece of plywood that I added yesterday, at the back of the scaffolding.



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Posted: 09/16/20 09:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here's a couple of pics of corner bracing that I added. The first one is braced at the rear of the scaffolding, one on each side to help tie the side and rear railing together.



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This one was added to one of the uprights that is supporting the handrails. I added 3 of these on each side, and they did help stiffen up the railings somewhat.



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Posted: 09/16/20 09:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

At this point, all I needed to do was to add a ladder on the one end, and ..... presto ..... access to the scaffolding.

The top of this ladder is sitting between the uprights that are supporting the end of the scaffolding, so it won't go anywhere, as well as having the handrail to hold onto when near the top of the ladder.

I took a little walk up there today, and it is indeed pretty sturdy. Overall, I am pleased with the way that has turned out.



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So with all that excitement, (lol), today, I also want to update the spreadsheet tonight, so this doesn't get ahead of me.

First, I purchased 34, yes, 34 - 2 x 3's that are 8 feet long.

Second, I purchased 20 - 2 x 4's that are 16 feet long.

Third, I also bought 4 sheets of plywood which are 19/32" x 4 x 8.

Lastly, I bought 2000 Kreg screws, 2-1/2 inch long and blue coated.

Costs for these items are as follows.

2 x 3's = 94.95

2 x 4's = 241.47

4 sheets plywood = 153.04

Kreg screws = 84.59

Total for above amounts to = $574.05.

But WAIT! There is GOOD NEWS!

Since these will also be used to work on the roof of the 5th wheel for our son, he gave me some money towards them.

$300 in fact.

That reduced my cost to just $274.05

Adding that to our prior total of $10,255.74, and our new grand total amount to - $ 10,529.79.

I wasn't exactly sure how to handle this because these will be also used for around the house, to work on both the South and East sides for painting and such.

Eventually, I just decided to include the cost to the moho project. So, that brings us up to date.

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Unfortunately, no update tonight. Had some other things that needed to be done, and never made it out there.

Should be much easier working on the roof, when I do get there though.

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I would put two diagonal braces on that structure, both going from the ground at the outer leg to the upper part of the leg nearest the vehicle, on the one next to the ladder and the one aft of the door, this will help the structure from colapsing away from the vehicle.

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navegator wrote:

I would put two diagonal braces on that structure, both going from the ground at the outer leg to the upper part of the leg nearest the vehicle, on the one next to the ladder and the one aft of the door, this will help the structure from colapsing away from the vehicle.

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Ordinarily I would agree with you. However, look at the next post to see why I did not. It is secure and will not go anywhere.

Thanks for the post.

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Posted: 09/18/20 08:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ok. I have secured the front part of the scaffolding to the moho so it cannot fall away from the coach.

This first pic is at the window next to the pilot's seat. I screwed a 2 x 3 to the scaffold, and then clamped the scaffold to the side of the moho.



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This next pic is also on the pilot's side, but is about 8 feet behind the first brace. This one is also screwed to the scaffold, and secured with a clamp going through the Living Room window.



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Between the 2 clamps holding the scaffolding to the side of the coach, there is absolutely NO movement to or away from the side of the coach.

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Posted: 09/18/20 08:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On the passenger side, at the co-pilot's window is the same setup, with a 2 x 3 screwed to the scaffold, and clamped to the wall.



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The last of these 4, is at the Living Room window on the co-pilot's side and is secured the same way as the other 3.



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As you can see, with these clamps in place the side to side movement doesn't exist.

Forward and backward movement are taken care of by the current braces, as well as these 4 clamping areas.

Overall, I am happy with how this turned out.

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