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Old 08-10-2008, 04:22 AM
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Another lousy day weather wise for the erection of the trusses for the new patio.
Last night, I made 3 batches of pizza dough, two with 00 flour (Italian available here in SA from Woolworth for around $2.75/kg) and one with a recommended 11% protein pizza flour. Very positive feedback from the 8 adults and one child. Tha sweet pizza banana/sultana also went down with the order for another.
All went well between the rain showers with the crew fed, it was time for moving the steel trusses from the front yard around the back. Quite a marathon with the size, weight and very limited access. We only have a brick arched single pathway to get them through and under.
We had to remove the Pompeii chimney which was only warm with the oven still at 350˚C to get the largest and heaviest truss into place.
I drilled the retaining wall and installed the other end 3 trusses and secured them The remaining 2 will have to wait as I must remove some tiles and make up the mounting brackets to attach to the existing house trusses sealing them through the tiles. No recommended in this weather.
A lot of work to do with the steel purlins, run the electrical cable through the hollow section and then painting prior to roofing.
Still there is plenty of time and no one is fighting over the job.

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Old 08-10-2008, 08:39 AM
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Nice progress!
Even if it's lousy weather to you, I wish we had your winters - looks like a lovely spring day to me!
Glad to hear your pizzas worked out well. I have pizza dough on the docket for today and then no more excuses not to get out and get cooking - maybe I'll try one of those banana/sultanas.
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:03 AM
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The chap in the blue hat did not look so happy to be on that ledge....

Exciting to see your drawings become real!

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Old 08-10-2008, 09:40 PM
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Sarah,
I can't complain about the weather as we do need the rain and the forecast is for rain, hail and showers until Thursday.It is just an inconvenience when you are trying desperately to get things done. No sense in complaining about something thatI have no control over.
The sweet pizzas are simply rolled out pizza dough, a smattering of butter or margarine, cut thin slices of banana (I used a very over-ripe black skinned one that my wife had reserved for a banana cake), sprinkle some sultanas onto it and a very light sprinkle of cinnamon. If you like it even sweeter, then a light sprinkle of sugar but try it without first. Roll it into a long roll and cut diagonally into around 15mm slices, lay flat on a pan and cook for around the same time as a pizza and carefully eat hot. Yum!!! My little grand daughter knocked down 3 after she had 2 mini custom made pizzas.

Christo,
the guy in the blue beanie is a state footballer, my son in law and was trying to keep warm. I got him out from the warmth of the house watching the olympics and interstate football and put him to work. Not happy Jan! but he will do anything for me as I do many things for my kids and their partners.
I have also passed your tR4 advt on for inclusion into the next magazine.

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Old 08-17-2008, 02:37 AM
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Another weekend and little progress.
I have been looking after the neighbours house for 3 months during their Europe and Canada holiday so had to do the gardenning between showers and my son come around this morning to high jack me doing a custom made tow bar for his japanese import Nissan Stagea wagon.
All those extra tasks done, it was back to the patio and the demolition of the reinforced concrete bench tops and the brick walls at the end of the patio. It was hard work swinging the 16lb sledge hammer but it was the only thing that would have any impact on my 30+ year old build.
Load all the debris and down to the recycle/transfer yard for disposal.
I also need to remove a substantial gum tree growing madly directly behind the oven and has broken the decorative retaining wall and is ready to drop limbs on the neighbours garage, carport, my oven and my new patio construction.
At least a little progress is better than no progress.
So that will go in the next few weeks with a tree climber ready to cut it down limb by limb. At least I will have plenty of good burning wood in a couple of years once it dries out.

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Old 08-24-2008, 04:45 AM
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Another weekend gone and I feel nackered!
Today was all out getting the other beams up, the mounts in the roof through the tiles fabricated and sealed, then cut, position and weld in the purlins.
All went well but the moving of the scaffolding, the lifting up and down of the mig welder, continually up and down the ladders simply wore me out.
I even began to run the electrical cabling through the beams to the lights location so that it will be out of sight and out of harms way.
Good to see progress continuing.
Next week, it will be aligning the end beam, truing it up and concreting it in place, finishing off the purlins ready for painting and then the roof.

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Old 08-25-2008, 07:09 AM
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Wow! That section that went over and on to the roof looked really tricky!

There is a certainly a fair amount of welding going on here on the forum lately.

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Old 08-31-2008, 04:05 AM
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Well, another weekend gone and more progress made.
Although a little wet, I managed to get the end gable up although I had to cut the top rail off, cement in the uprights and re-weld the top on today. Reason, well the oven was in the way and I had to cantilever the roof over the oven and also to allow for the kitchen cupboards to be mounted over the workbench/pizza assembly area.
A few little extras to complete but a little more steel to collect.
Stay tuned.
Catch you all next week.

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Just put a little thought into the cupboard layout at the end of the new kitchen layout.
The high cupboard on the lhs will be for the oven tools as it is located adjacent to the oven and we all need places to store these long hard to store implements.The tall one on the rhs is purely to balance the lot.
I plan to stock the cupboards with everything required for a kitchen rather than run back and forth into the household kitchen looking for cups, glasses. plates etc, BUT they will all be polycarbonate and melamine as the kitchen is also close to the pool. Safety, especially for the young ones.
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Glad to see you're still having fun with those trusses - looks like a lot of hard work but it will be worth it. Nice plans!
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