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Roof repair and pot luck for James

I do not have all the money for materials until Thursday so I figure on Saturday Oct 5 if weather permits. I have a ladder and tools. It is a low pitch roof so Torch Down is applied and melted onto base layer over probably 4-5 sheets of replacement plywood. I will be removing the old worn out insulation fluff while it is open and using new roll sheet insulate. A new J-box for an electrical run to the eave for a security light, bath vent sorely needed, and a power outlet on the back outside wall. Flashing and new fascia board with drip eave. (Anybody have some gutter?)
As I crunch the numbers I may install a solar tube for natural light in the back dressing room to replace the disaster of a skylight the last contractor screwed up or a passive rotational attic fan. (already have a switched fan in kitchen ceiling to blow out of ridge vent but it is so noisy and manual operation.)
The pond will be holding water by then so if anybody has some wet feet plants or floating plants they can donate it would keep my 2 Mallow trees from getting lonely.
If the Saturday date is not going to work I can be ready Thursday, Friday, or Sunday.
I am including my phone number for last minute co-ordination. Be kind and do not abuse please.
[masked] 'cause I bought the phone in Debary.
Copy posting to facebook for all the gang that volunteered through that contact.

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  • James C.

    Before Sunday afternoon there were a few drywall ceiling patches to be made. Now there is a large project to replace all the ceilings under the new roof. If it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all.

    October 8, 2013

  • James C.

    Low turnout and expected problems found almost overwhelming.

    October 8, 2013

  • James C.

    I have to reset some truss rafters to correct spacing. John and I tore up most of the little patchwork plywood decking that was cut to fit odd measurements between rafters.
    I have new plywood for decking and there were no joists in place hence the spongy feel to the roof. I have lumber and torch down w/underlay ready.
    It might just be us (John, Trey and me).
    most of the old piece-work plywood is up so we can adjust rafters to correct spacing and joist them proper.
    The torch is put together and running good if we get that far.
    Banana bread, gatorade, Iced Tea and Lemonade. Pizza if we are still hungry.

    October 4, 2013

  • Trey A.

    Hey James will have wheels and be able to make it Saturday by 11. Will bring compressor, saw,nail guns and a few cordless drills. Anything else you'll need?

    October 3, 2013

  • Trey A.

    Hey James looks like I'll be off on Saturday but probably won't have wheels as truck will be getting worked on all weekend. I am way out in Fernandina.

    September 30, 2013

    • James C.

      I can transport. It looks like all the "count me ins" were for when there was no date involved. Now that it is scheduled I need at least 1 other to pass materials up ladder and jockey plywood into place. I understand torch melt has to stay consistent spreading flame or bubble trouble. Any experience?

      October 1, 2013

    • Trey A.

      That is the one area of roofing I don't have experience with. Metal, shingles, slate tiles and roll roofing is mostly what I've done. I'm game I might could get dropped out there will let you know asap.

      October 1, 2013

  • James C.

    Trey Abernathy, it is a small area I need to fix but 4 sheets of plywood will be coming up so what day are you off for the nail gun and compressor?
    Tina Hardin, If a cheap attic rotational fan and gutters show up at the habitat restore let me know.

    September 27, 2013

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