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Posted: 09/28/20 09:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

PastorCharlie wrote:

Can you imagine all the people needing rain that had to wait while you finished sanding the roof?



What a concept! Lol... Fortunately, it didn't take hours on end for that little bit of sanding.

Years ago, our local weatherman made the statement - At any given time, some areas are in a drought, other areas are flooded, and even other areas are just right.

Fast forward 6 months to a year, and the exact opposite may happen in those same areas.

Go figure.


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Posted: 10/01/20 08:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Finally a day without rain. Nice, pleasant day today.

Anyhow, this pic is of the rear of the roof. When I put the 1/4" plywood on, originally, I added a little extra overhang at the back.

The red arrow points to where the last roof joist is, and everything to the left of those screws, is just kind of "hanging" there, as in an overhang. Yes, I have plans for that overhang later.

However, the yellow arrow points to where I slid this last piece of plywood in under the next piece. Therefore, there is a 1/4 in difference in height where the yellow arrow is.

I need to cover this last piece with another piece of 1/4 inch plywood, so the roof is level.



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Let me tell you, having a curved roof, has been both a blessing and a curse, if you know what I mean.

It is definitely much easier to work with square, flat surfaces. Since the sides are rounded, and this last piece slopes downward a little bit, it's a bit of a "trip" to get the plywood to fit correctly. Hey, I did it. I have no one else to blame but myself.

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Posted: 10/01/20 08:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is the beginning of trying to fit a piece of plywood there. I used some plastic clamps to help hold the end down and some water filled jugs to help with the section towards the center.



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Even though it may look pretty good, the clamped end is not fully down, but sticking up just a touch. Going to have to clamp that with a stronger clamp to get it down.

If you look at the section under the water jugs, the plywood there is sticking up just a touch.

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Posted: 10/01/20 08:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here you can see how far apart the 2 pieces are with these clamps.

Adding more pressure to hold the plywood down will also result in the plywood popping up a little bit more under the water jugs.



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Posted: 10/01/20 08:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Adding a little extra pressure, takes care of the problem here, but like I said, increases the pressure at the top of the roof where the plywood straightens out.



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Posted: 10/01/20 08:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, I just got interrupted. I'll have to finish this tomorrow. Ugh, bummer. [emoticon]

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Posted: 10/02/20 05:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is another pic of the beginning of adding another layer of plywood on the back of the roof.

After cutting this piece, I test fit it, and put 4 gallons of water at the end of the 4' piece. You can see that the plywood does not conform very well to the layer underneath it. (red arrow).

That also is with the very edge of the plywood not fully flat with the edge of the lower layer. All I had on at this point were the plastic clamps on the edge, so adding steel clamps would buckle this part of the plywood up even a little more.



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Posted: 10/02/20 06:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

By the way. What ya gonna do, when you don't have enough hands, and are too lazy to go get a bag or box to transport a bunch of plastic clamps?

Well, I used the beltline of my pants.. LOL>>>...



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Yea, yea, stop laughing. If you haven't done it, you have probably thought about it.

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Posted: 10/02/20 06:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This shows what it looks like trying to hold everything in place while the adhesive cures. Clamps, clamps, and more clamps.

Add to that a bunch of weight - (batteries are heavy), so I used 4 of them, and added some water jugs.

That holds things in place pretty well for curing. Curing takes about 3 hours.



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Posted: 10/02/20 06:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another view from a different direction.



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