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NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. #68
01/21/2019 08:12 PM
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Well, since we have a new site up and running. I will pick up were the thread on FB left off.
For those who had not seen that thread, I am in the middle of replacing the shingle roof with steel roofing, I have the north side of the roof completed, I stripped the old roof off down to the rafters and installed girts to attach the roofing panels to. Installed the panels, new edge rake, and a temporary cap.
Now I am waiting out the weather to strip the south side roof. It will get stripped down to the old flat roof, then rebuilt to improve headroom in the boiler room and tank room.
More tomorrow.
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Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #105
01/30/2019 09:57 AM
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Dan I was following your shop rebuild thread over on SFT, I guess you are taking a break now that the cold has moved in..I was working outside this AM,started the forklift up at 0530am and it still didn't want to move at 700am..orbital steering valve was frozen up..got that warmed up and broken loose,then find out the throttle is frozen too..spent the morning so far inching around at idle..took forever

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Bunk, been hibernating for awhile. Too cold and too much snow to do anything outside.
Temperatures hit 50°F here, today was in the 60's. Makes starting stuff a whole lot easier. grin
We are supposed to have some better weather coming up, in the next few weeks.
Need to get stuff ready to strip the roof off the shop. Plus do OPP also.
Dan.


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Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #115
02/04/2019 07:05 PM
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Weather is up and down from minus 20 to 50 here. rain now and looks like all week will be wet. I have been stuck inside for a while, can't hack the cold. Got drive cleaned out Sat. and bout wore me out! Skidloader is not very warm in this kind of weather.
I still have 1 shed door to rebuild after storm tore it up. Too muddy to work on it now! sonny


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Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #121
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Temperatures here are on the rollercoaster, it was 52°F here at 04:00, dropping to 37°F now. The next week's forecast calls for 50's down into the 20's but mainly 30's to 40's. With rain and some snow flurries, once we get by the rain I might start on the roof again.
I do plan on taking the south roof off down to the original flat roof and rebuild it.
Dan.


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Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #205
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Working on an app for my phone to provide a hotspot for my laptop, so I can post more here. Right now it is very hard to type out a post of any length.
Having trouble getting the phone to connect the laptop to the internet.
Dan.


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Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #211
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I don't know how you guys can see the phone to type! lol! --- I have a hard time on this pc! ----- AND that's with glasses. I have a very hard time using the phones to talk on too! Virginia usually get's me the number I need and then hands me the phone to talk! ---Works o.k. but makes me feel bad that I can't work the phone with stiff fingers.
Hope you can get yours to connect! thanks; sonny


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Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #220
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Originally Posted by Lu47Dan
Working on an app for my phone to provide a hotspot for my laptop, so I can post more here. Right now it is very hard to type out a post of any length.
Having trouble getting the phone to connect the laptop to the internet.
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When I use my phone for hotspot it's just like logging into the WIFI at the house.


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Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: JIM] #257
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Originally Posted by JIM
Originally Posted by Lu47Dan
Working on an app for my phone to provide a hotspot for my laptop, so I can post more here. Right now it is very hard to type out a post of any length.
Having trouble getting the phone to connect the laptop to the internet.
Dan.

When I use my phone for hotspot it's just like logging into the WIFI at the house.

Aaaah, that being the rub.....
My phone will not connect to the laptop and allow traffic through to the net... I can transfer information back and forth via bluetooth and USB ports but not by WiFi. confused
Now the computer recognises the phone but I still cannot get it to connect to the net yet.
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Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #340
02/20/2019 11:42 AM
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confused
Still scratching my head over the connection through my "smart" crazy phone to the net.
Had it once but then it failed.
No good weather for roof work for awhile now, I might get started on it again this weekend. We will see.
Dan.


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Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #345
02/20/2019 12:52 PM
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Looks like more nasty weather floating across the country again. We were s'posed to get 4" snow last night, but got lucky and it came as rain. I still can't get my shed door finished up either. Got 1 done last fall late and started the other one and weather went south so the door is still hanging.


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Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #361
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We are getting a rain / snow mix right now. But they are calling for an inch of acclumation tonight, with freezing rain possible.
Been debating and researching bathroom remodel fixtures today. Not what I like to do. grin
Dan.


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Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #362
02/20/2019 08:47 PM
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I hear you. our place in Florida Has a fixture in the tub that's 11" on center.. I wanted to upgrade to washerless but haven't found any that are to those dimentions. I do not want to have to redo the tiles


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Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #370
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mobile homes and some manufactured homes use plumbing fittings all their own, everything is different and super cheap s#$t plastic..hard to match anything up

Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #373
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house in Fl. is a small cottage. About 760sqft.. Stick frame built back in 1943 when they used real lumber. I have completely replumbed it with pex excepting the tub fixture for the before mentioned reasons. My RV is plumbed with that nice grey Crap. Quest...… I'm ready to redo that in Pex too. the biggest issue with Quest is the fittings. they just snap out of the blue.


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Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #386
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eek Quest mad
Still going to use copper here, maybe a little pex, but not in the bathroom plumbing.
Going to relocate water heater, to make it easier to connect solar water heating panel. It is 6' × 10', tube and shell heat exchanger, with 1" copper supply and return headers in the panel. Built it two years ago to heat a friends pool, while they waited for the gas well to be drilled. The well is in and producing, so they will not need it. Will have to get a different circulator pump, but they are buying that. It froze, he forgot to bring it in from the pool house.
Might as well use it here
Will use pex to pipe into the house for first year, to see if it works well enough to keep.
No photos as it was a flog to get it built.
Dan.


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Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #561
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Weather and Forecast Dependant
I am hoping to get started again on the roofing project this weekend.
The south roof was extended out four feet to cover the fuel oil tank, this section of roof now covers the boiler room and fuel oil tank. When I built this roof, it followed the pitch of the existing roof. That made the door openings fairly short, I am going remove this roof, lift the beam, frame a new floor and then reframe the roof.
I need to get a few pieces of lumber, yet. A couple 2 × 8's and a few 2 × 6's.
The gable ends of the roof will be stripped and then girts installed and steel siding installed to enclose them.
Hope the weather forecast holds. whistle
Dan.


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Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #562
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Currently snowing in SW Utah.... Not hard but still snowing.
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Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Doc] #677
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Screwy weather, going to be 75 degrees on Ohio today
Rockies to upper midwest buried in another serious snowstorm😨

If your being buried in white, I really feel bad for you these late storms SUCK. Its time to move on. Last bad one We had was 4/10/87 it was 70 degrees on the 9th had 12 inches on ground morning of the 10th

Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #679
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I'm originally from western NY Little town half way between Rochester & Niagara Falls.
I can remember having snow on my birthday which is still a week away.. That my friends is why I now reside in Virginia Beach.


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Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #715
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hows that shop roof going Dan?


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