1973 Blue Bird

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Re: 1973 Blue Bird

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The fourth row of posts have been installed. The girders have been set atop them, and pinned in with rebar.

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A view of the joints.

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Re: 1973 Blue Bird

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Here, we are nearing the short side of the hole. This is the front side of the house. You see the posts that will be set there. They are lying on the ground.

This will be the fifth set of posts. They are 6 1/2 feet tall. The posts at the rear of the house are 18 feet tall. There will be room for a loft or second floor in that part of the house. That is an added bonus.

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Now for a bunch of pics. What I did was walk around the hill to capture different angles of the structure.

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More views of this beautiful creation.

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It's like Big Boy Lincoln Logs.

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Around to the front again.

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I especially like that post, just left of center in this next photo.

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This next series of pics is from the day that we loaded the purlins on top of the girders. There is a combination of ten foot sections and twenty foot sections.

Gary brought over some roofing brackets which we used to hold the purlins from rolling off the girders.

We will use a pulley to roll them into place. We will then notch them and pin them into the girders with rebar. They will be set on three foot centers We will then use a chain saw to render the tops of the purlins to a somewhat flat surface so that we can nail the sheathing boards to them. The sheathing boards will be full dimension 2X10 oak boards.

Here is Zac bringing us some purlin logs.

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Oh my! Lucky there were no logs on the forks when Zac was on a big angle with the machine.

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The first purlin is loaded up. Gary sits up there waiting for another one.

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Now we are making progress.

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Here you see that some twenty footers have been loaded up top, and some ten footers are being loaded on a lower level.

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There sure are a bunch of these things to load up there.

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An area that will soon be loaded with purlins.

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