6th day: 04/05 Sep 2004: Roll-off roof support

On Saturday, 04 Sep, Joe had time again to come by. We worked in the morning from 10h to around 14h. I finished up on Sunday evening, 18h - 20h. The main job was to set up the support bars for the rails to roll off the roof. The big challenge: The struts that will be supporting the rail for the roof need to be anchored in the ground somehow. This should be done such that the rails are straight. How can this be achieved? Joe had a brilliant idea: We temporarily attach the struts to the wooden wall to the neighbor. We adjust it properly, fasten the straight logs to the support struts, dig a hole for the concrete, then let the support struts hang down to the ground. When everything is ready and straight, we pour the concrete... Here are the first steps.
 
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See the rear strut that will support the rail for the roof to the right.

 

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The temporary mounting to the wooden separator to the neighbor.

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The support strut squeezed between the rail support and the a log over the hole for the concrete.

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View from the bottom.
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The support strut is fixed to the horizontal log with diagonal screws...
 

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... and stiffened with diagonal bars.

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The anchor that will go in the concrete.


Prepared by dvk, 02 Sep 2004.
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