Friday, July 30, 2010

step one...

1.  Make sure the heavier gauge metal is going to conform to the radius OK....check
2.  Figure out how to get all the metal up there without killing myself...yet to be determined

The plan is that three quarters of the roof surface will be covered with corregated metal roofing for shade.  I am starting with 10' panels on the low end south side first.  One quarter (from the center going 12' to the south) will be transparent polycarbonate to let the low winter sun in while all the metal will cut it in half during the high summer months.  The plan is always subject to change.  We shall see....

21 comments:

I said...

whoo hoo, the long awaited roof metel.

~mc~ said...

Please don't get yourself hurt OR killed ... little Nani would be crushed.

She loves your pictures, and sits on my lap every night to see what's new :)

zwango said...

A man can never own too many clamps.

hablar said...

Wow.. that is going to look awesome! How about throwing some reflective foil insulation down before the sheets of iron?

Duncan.1

Bruce S said...

Great progess John. Wish I was there to help.

Margo said...

Cool stuff John! Can't wait to see this on the webcam.

(Blinky)

pipsqeek said...

I've been following your blog for probably over a year. It's great to see that the roof is finally going on. YAY!

Congratulations mate.

Jeremy Creasy said...

you gonna set up a water catchment system on this?

rj said...

With a "First Flush" device?

D. B. Day IV said...

Great to see the roof going on. You should think about organizing a "work weekend" where all of us able-bodied readers pitch a tent at a respectful distance and help with the Field Lab so projects like this one come together quickly and safely.

That post fiasco that played out yesterday was just about the only negative thing you have engaged in since I have been reading. That's impressive. But, I am not surprised that human nature can rear its ugly head in the middle of lonely desert solitude. Glad you are addressing it.

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lanette said...

Keep up the good work on your roof, be careful.

Ted said...

John I hate to say this but you was right.I personally wonder if the man himself has ever considered professional help for his mental problem? We all make mistakes your's was thinking outloud.But at least your truthful. Here is a fact( NOT EVERY ONE IS GOING TO LIKE YOU)Just a fact.You have other things to do my job is to stir it a little.At times the truth does hurt a little.

frann said...

I know you like to do things by yourself but I think it is time to have an old fashioned barn raising..Bake some bread .. buy something cold..People will show up and help!!

t.h. said...

Wow that's going to be a big roof! What did you ever decide to do with the shade cloth? I know you and Benita have used it a little. How is it holding up? I thought that was what you were going to use for a roof..your projects are always surprising!
Good luck with the project...I am eagerly awaiting the first plantings!

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Bob from Athens said...

Having gone through a war of words recently myself, I can definitely say I have learned at least two things, 1. Words spoken in hast and in public often come back to bite you in the butt. 2. The only way to completely put this to rest will be to meet in person, with JUST the offended and offending parties. I think in this case from what I have read here and at his site you both may to some extent fit both categories.

ezrablu said...

Good advice from both frann and TED

It's so great to see this time finally here...it's going to look so amazing with that roof on it!

Yes...be careful...no margaritas during this part :o)

Allen Hare said...

Roof = excellent! So good to see this coming together at last.

John, I'm on your team. Let me know if there's any way I can help with anything. We'll be down in November for a week or more.

Forward Ho! And, let's keep it positive, folks!

mohave rat said...

Just wanted to say I like you. I think you are a gentle spirit and a damn resourceful fellow. I would be honored to buy you a drink anytime.

Besides, I need a friend who can weld.Ha ha ha ha .

building is going great.