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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

Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: bunkclimber] #113 02/04/2019 06:52 PM
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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.
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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 02/05/2019 04:38 PM
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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.
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Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #205 02/11/2019 11:25 AM
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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.
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Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #211 02/11/2019 01:25 PM
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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 02/11/2019 06:26 PM
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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 02/14/2019 02:32 PM
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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.
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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 02/20/2019 07:03 PM
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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
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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 02/21/2019 07:47 AM
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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 02/21/2019 09:32 AM
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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 02/22/2019 05:52 PM
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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.
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Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #561 03/21/2019 10:53 AM
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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
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Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #562 03/21/2019 11:46 AM
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Currently snowing in SW Utah.... Not hard but still snowing.
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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 04/11/2019 08:51 AM
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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 05/01/2019 06:49 AM
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hows that shop roof going Dan?

Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #919 12/09/2019 12:19 PM
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Little update on the shop.
Had been working two part time jobs until June, then was hired full time as a maintenance man / custodian at a supermarket. Now that I have regular hours, and have caught up on my sleep, I have been getting little jobs out of the way so the bigger ones can start.
I have been through three 18' × 18' silage covers on the south roof of the shop. The weather has been terrible here this last year for wind and rain. I have all but a few pieces of lumber to R&R the south roof on the shop. Those being T&G OSB for the floor over the boiler room, that section is currently part of the roofs slope. I might replace the old flat roof decking to the middle of the old flat floor as it does have it's problems.
I plan / hope to start on the roof next week, as I need to get my stock of coal laid in this week. I have made the switch to anthracite coal for heating the house. It would have been a month sooner but the dealer sold out of the stove I wanted.
Tear off and rebuild will probably take a week, as it is a much larger and more complicated project then the north roof was.
Just a little update.
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Sorry you have to use 3rd party like flickr or photobucket. instructions are in a post ... Forums General Discussion Uploading pictures


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Was wondering how you were doing! --- Glad you checked in! --- Ya pix posting is standard set for 3rd party, ---to post straight it would require an add-on pix resizer. --- Not sure of the cost of that but it's something to check into.


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we limit the size. I really don't want to open direct uploads. Might be Ok right now BUT down the road it'll cause a total nightmare. there aren't any sites out there right now that allow it that don't charge a months salary in membership. we don't get enough donations to support what we have now. Got a couple NICE donations from Bunk and GLyford but we're still short and that's with funds left over from Sonny and Gotor buying in. So Please hang in there and bear with us.. WE are still learning


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Re: NW Pennsylvania Shop Modifications. [Re: Lu47Dan] #1031 02/09/2020 01:33 PM
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Update:
Weather still not cooperating here, have had a few breaks but none long enough to get anything done on the roof. Snow then rain, a couple of days of dry sunny weather, then back to snow or rain.
The silage cover is holding up well to the weather, no leaks as of today, shop is dried out and I am going to get started on the inside to remodel the space into my machine shop.
Almost everything inside has to be redone. Insulation, wall sheeting, wiring and lighting will be removed. New insulation will be installed. Plywood or OSB installed on the walls, then steel siding installed. Then the conduit and wiring installed.
The floor type is still up in the air.
Stay warm guys.
Dan.


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Weather here is about like yours, rain, snow, ground freezes, ground thaws making slop, then snow/rain mix! Fog here right now! lol!! Keep in touch!!


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slop snow and rain,more rain,then some rain,then more rain,followed by showers. -Good time to burn steel outside, little threat of fires being started by sparks

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Weather and health problems have me kinda grounded here for a while! I need to do more work on the "new" skidloader but can't hack the mud/wet/cold/snow yet, still too weak.
Need to put a big patch on the west end of the greenhouse since the last 45 mph wind came blasting thru here a while back and sucked another hole in the wall!


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