Archive for May 20th, 2022

Annex 66

As you can see, the majority of the purlins are now in place.  Actually, by the time you read this, all this will have been covered with roof panels, but I wanted to show the detail before that happens.  Another thing not visible in this picture: a steel post in the middle of the northeast side, lending extra support to that tall triangular section because ten feet is twice as much unsupported span as we feel is safe.  You’ll be able to see it in future pictures, and it will become part of the northeast wall between the cottages.  Those with sharp eyes and engineering-type minds may have noticed that the purlins in that triangular section are all the same length, and project increasingly far beyond the rafters as they approach the apex; that’s because that whole leaf will be rectangular, leaving only two narrow wedges which will have panels perpendicular to the flat section, so as to dump rainwater onto the flat area (which will later end in a gutter).  If you can’t picture it, don’t worry; you’ll see more next week.  Oh, and if you’re wondering what that clutter is on the ramp, it’s just a temporary blockage to keep Cicero from coming up onto the deck until we install the door at the top.

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