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firebirdparts

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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #80 on: June 16, 2020, 02:04:27 PM »
Thanks! 
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Jack

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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #81 on: June 27, 2020, 01:14:58 PM »
So it's my daughter's 21st Birthday and she invited few of her friends weeks ago. The only problem is we have 60%+ chance of rain, so this morning I rigged this up (it started raining when I was on the roof) but the tarp worked like a charm...



« Last Edit: June 28, 2020, 07:09:50 AM by Jack »




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roadking77

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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #82 on: June 28, 2020, 07:23:28 AM »
Good deal,  I had to look at the top pic a couple of times, its a bit of an illusion as to what its doing.
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Jack

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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #83 on: June 28, 2020, 09:40:35 AM »
This should give you a better view of my handy work on the roof in the rain.





At first I tied the tarp from the 4 corners but that did not work in the rain and wind, next I had a 2x4 laying around so I riped it in half and nailed it together using a large paint mixing stick. That did not work either as the tarp was lifting from the roof. So I tie wrapped it to the gutter (not the best idea but it worked and I did not cause any damage).

I wanted to install a sun sail and this is a good test install. Now I need to figure out how to secure the sun sail from the roof without damaging the roof and causing a leak.




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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #84 on: July 04, 2020, 09:24:01 AM »
Another quick update... added electricity.
I had a motion security light (which got blocked anyways), so I removed it and extended the circuit down.



To a receptacle and two switches.





Each of the switches controls the relocated motion light and a receptacle that I installed above (for plug in lights or whatever)





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roadking77

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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #85 on: July 04, 2020, 02:20:59 PM »
Good place for some rope accent lights.
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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #86 on: July 05, 2020, 04:34:12 AM »
Not exactly deck related but some of you might remember when I started building the large deck I lost a large branch. I had two different tree companies look at the tree and both said it needs to come down...

I did not take a before picture but this was after they started cutting it down.





This shows you how big was the tree.



And the finished product.





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roadking77

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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #87 on: July 05, 2020, 03:30:59 PM »
Im pretty handy and will attempt most things, but cutting down trees is best left to the pro.
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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #88 on: July 05, 2020, 04:05:55 PM »
100% agree. I'm not that crazy.




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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #89 on: July 06, 2020, 10:59:32 AM »
Shade sails are one of those things that look great when they're done right.  I have no idea how to do that at a suitable artistic level, nor how well it would look next year, ha ha.  It's a great idea, though. 

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1978 Redbird 305
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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #90 on: July 06, 2020, 12:45:10 PM »
Jack, I had a friend that was cutting trees down, it was fairly large and this guy knew his way yielding a chain saw. When the tree fell a branch grazed the back of his head. Peeled his skull open like a can opener  :shock: He was about next to nowhere in the Poconos when it happened, had his 2 boys not been eagle scouts he most likely would have died. That happened the day after thanksgiving. He was out of the hospital just around Christmas (many years ago now). He had minor brain damage, talked with a slur and sounded like he was drunk.
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79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

Jack

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Re: Building a deck
« Reply #91 on: July 06, 2020, 10:28:19 PM »
You are right and it's not worth it, it's one thing cutting down a 6" dead tree but it's best to leave jobs like this to the professionals. They are insured and know what they are doing.

So back to the deck (more so outdoor living). Yesterday it was windy and one corner of the tarp gave away, so today while I was on the roof I had a idea that I need to research some more.



How about installing (more correctly resting) 2x6x12' on top of the roof on 16" centers (like a pergola) and attaching the tarp to it, I think it would look nice and provide support to the waterproof sun sail (looks like a canopy) it would provide protection from rain and bugs. I would take the tarp down in the winter as no tarp can handle New England snow load.

The only question is how do I secure the 12' TP to the roof without compromising my roof?




Regards, Jack

Re: Building a deck
« Reply #91 on: July 06, 2020, 10:28:19 PM »
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