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18 d18 dpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

And did you notice over to the right, the first tank has arrived. I need to make a pad for it from crusher dust - the ground is quite solid…

19 d19 dpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

So, I removed the props holding up the large post that support the "al fresco dinging area" roof.
Now my "school gym" roof looks fantastic. Hopefully it won't blow away and…

Am I crazy?  OB near Port Macquarie
23 d23 dpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Oops the photo didn't load.....
And I can even look like a tradie who knows what he is doing.....

This was finishing off the wind beam wall that both protects the Bed…

23 d23 dpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

So now the roof is on, the big scaffold can be removed and the impressive size and height of the roof is revealed. Wow!

Still some bracing to remove, hopefully…

30 d30 dpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

So more great progress. Fascias and gutters going on, rough out of plumbing and electrical for the granny flat is now complete. The plumber will come back tomorrow morning to…

1 month1 monthpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

And more........


The last photo was taken from the garden of a neighbour behind looking down over the house.
In all, nearly 2 days to get the roof on both the house…

1 month1 monthpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

As I promised here are more pics of the roof going on.

The last one is the placement of the beam on top of the leaning hardwood posts which support the…

1 month1 monthpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

There's more to come, but you will have to wait until the weekend....... :)
I need some sleep - it has been a huge week.

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1 month1 monthpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

So we now have the Versiclad panels on the ground, securely wrapped.
Next step is to book the crane, organise the team and get ready to put it all up on…

1 month1 monthpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

The week after Easter was a rest period and I had visitors to the Metal Mansion. The team who would help with the roof were also taking a break.
In…

2 months2 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

This week has seen some great progress with the building team onsite 4 days. They have focussed on getting the steel posts, wooden beams and windows in, as well as…

2 months2 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

I have lost count of the changes but the latest builder and his team are lined up now. So now it is April 13th and I have confirmed with the…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Ardo - Thankfully I have a good head of hair still. But I try to keep philosophical about all this. I am retired, my shed is comfy, I…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
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Turns out my slab/shed builder isn't available either, he is busy. He checked out a couple of his mates with appropriate experience and commitment, but they are busy too.…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Today we have some good news and some bad news. Such is the life of the owner builder.
The good news is that I have bought a tractor! No, I am…

Am I crazy?  OB near Port Macquarie
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4 months4 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Another few setbacks. A couple of health issues, the intense heat (no roof means no shade to work in) and some other commitments that had to be sorted mean…

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5 months5 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

I have to set some vertical steel poles into the frame as well, mainly for supporting cross beams. Plus the are long vertical angled hardwood posts which are set…

5 months5 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Hey looks great billyman. Have you done this before or are you a first timer like me? Your site looks a lot more difficult than mine. How…

5 months5 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

billybman - thanks for the question. Yes, I did have some bowing and twisting, unfortunately. It was limited by the fact they were stacked but still some occurred,…

6 months6 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

The hot weather made it a bit of a challenge and certainly we deserved a beer or two at the end of the day.
Did I mention rain? …

6 months6 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Hi All
I did write another post before Xmas but that was the night of the big storms here in the Port Macquarie region and in Sydney. Not long before the…

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8 months8 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Now that I have finished work down in Sydney, later than expected, I can get stuck into work on the house. I expect to be working more or less full…

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10 months10 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Thanks kks and s4s. I think I will do more research and try and work out what i need it for etc. I was told this Bosch has…

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10 months10 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Well, I am back on site now, having finished up my full-time work in Sydney. I still have a couple of trips back for completion activities, but now at…

10 months10 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

I am working full time in Sydney until end August, then part time as required over the following two months.
During that time I'll come back and put in the order…

10 months10 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

So I took some time off from work and whipped up north so I could get my stuff out of storage after two years in a container and a half…

10 months10 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Thanks KKS. Got a bit more to tell, but I will do the next instalment over the weekend. I can't wait until I start putting up frames and…

10 months10 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Ok, so things have moved along a bit while I have been busy down in Sydney in my un-retired state. Cameron finished off the bathroom and set about cleaning up…

12 months12 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

So things have been progressing well. Apart from more rain. Which slowed things down a bit. But in between showers, Cameron and the crew were able to…

12 months12 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

And it rains more........ I hear a bloke down the road is building a very big boat and has lots of pairs of animals in his back yard! …

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