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Old 11-19-2020, 05:07 PM   #4751
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I had to do the same thing when we was doing the wiring on my shop. pilot drill for all the self tapping screws. They just don't seem to tap much in the hard steel beams. Looking forward to seeing it with the roof on.
My self tappers go into wood, once through the 0.7mm sheeting.
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Old 11-19-2020, 05:16 PM   #4752
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Oh yeah, I forgot yours were wood. I have never tried them in wood before. Thought they were for metal use only, Didn't think they gripped as well as wood screws in wood.
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Oh yeah, I forgot yours were wood. I have never tried them in wood before. Thought they were for metal use only, Didn't think they gripped as well as wood screws in wood.
I think there are different types of screws, some self drill, and some self tap.
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Old 11-19-2020, 06:03 PM   #4754
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So the roofing.

After many weeks of waiting, arrived, and then today the weather was challenging, but we just carried on.

Mickey was around to help as soon as I let him know.

So the first 5.5 meter sheet was a bit of fun, getting our rhythm



Then it went a lot easier and faster.

Unfortunately the self tapping screws (report on them in a bit) do not like to self tap through the 0.7mm sheet steel of the roofing sheets.

But we carried on.



With the wind, and the length of these sheets, getting them upright, and then onto the roof was to say the least, interesting.





Progress



Mickey, as he weighs as much as a packet of matches, was bouncing around on top.

Last sheet I used was a 3.0 meter sheet in stead of the 2.7 meter ordered. As they sent two cover sheets to protect the actual order.

But it needed cutting back a bit in order to avoid damaging the roofing felt on the woodwork shed.

Grinder on.



And then, suddenly the heavens opened, soaking us both to the skin up the ladders.

You can see how it cut under the front of the roof, wind driving it in from the Essex side, not our usual wind nd rain direction.





Once we stopped, and waited for the rain to finish, I took a look from Mickey side.



And absolutely pleased with the outcome so far.



Well deserved rest, with a mug of tea and a smoke.



Called it a day for the top of the roof, more screwings and doings tomorrow when I have about 150 pilot holes to drill and screws to fit.
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Old 11-19-2020, 06:17 PM   #4755
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You now have a real nice place to work on projects out of the rain.

The colors are great.
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You now have a real nice place to work on projects out of the rain.

The colors are great.

Thanks Vince,

I am very happy so far.



So a quick post before I head out to Tool Station for supplies.

The screws supplied with the order were these.

Maybe my expectations were too high, maybe they are the wrong ones, just ask the minister of health to explain.



Screws, seem to have a cutting groove.

The seal on the washer really distorts well when it hits the sheeting, so using them in the valleys, along with a plastic sealing cap, should be a great system.

Getting them in, that’s the challenge.





Trying to drive then straight through the sheeting results in a blunting off, like they were made of putty, almost instantly.

So maybe I got it wrong.





Mate Andy, in Tulsa, Oklahoma uses these for his sheeting work on his pole barns steel structure.





And also uses the same style screws that I have.




So maybe the screws I have are for timber structures, which mine is, but they really need to be done with a pilot hole, unless someone has other advice.

Off to work I go.
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Old 11-20-2020, 01:18 PM   #4757
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Rian, I am in charge of putting up a lot of metal buildings. Your original screws look to be the right type for putting metal sheets onto a wood structure.

I your last picture above, the left screw with the odd threads is for wood framing, the one on the right is typical of metal sheet onto metal framing.

Even most of the crews that I have worked with will pre drill the sheets with a small hole, 1/8" diameter (3mm), in the sheets before installing them with the screws. Saves effort and keeps from blunting the screw tips. Looks like your original screws where a poor quality to blunt that quickly.
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Hi Mate,

I want too much light, that should be just an out enough.
I would try something like these:

https://www.amazon.com/Hykolity-Link...81&sr=8-7&th=1

Start with 4, two on each side of the carport. You can always add more of these. Space them evenly as possible for that side of the carport cover, like you had explained in your post about lights...
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Rian, I am in charge of putting up a lot of metal buildings. Your original screws look to be the right type for putting metal sheets onto a wood structure.

I your last picture above, the left screw with the odd threads is for wood framing, the one on the right is typical of metal sheet onto metal framing.

Even most of the crews that I have worked with will pre drill the sheets with a small hole, 1/8" diameter (3mm), in the sheets before installing them with the screws. Saves effort and keeps from blunting the screw tips. Looks like your original screws where a poor quality to blunt that quickly.
Agreed Karl,

I used the first screws, wood type, the second pics were of Andy in Oklahoma

All the screws are now done, capped and happy with the outcome
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So with the roof on, despite not being securely screwed down, one of my other small needs was to address this hole.



So I went to see Stuart, Mickeys neighbour whose I knew had a pile of conservatory roofing laying out behind his place for the last three years.

Offered to buy, trade, swap him a sheet.....

Nope he said, take one, I will probably never use them.

So I dug one out of the overgrown pile.



Carried it home, broom, hosepipe and 7 minutes later.



Mickey to the rescue.

Channel





So it looks like the 2400mm by 780mm sized hole will get closed in too, keeping more weather out.


This morning I saw the car frosted over completely

It was chilly, later the day settled around 7’C which is mamangeable

Usually @PaulY does not show up before it drops below 6’C



After breakfast and a lazy start I ran down to Tool station and got two tubes of silcon based mastic for the wall seal.

As well as a roll of self adhesive flashing.



Back home by lunchtime to get back onto the roof.
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Looking Good Rian. Sure glad your 6 0r 7 degrees is way warmer than the 6 and 7 degrees of my youth. I would NOT be roofing at that temp.
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Looking Good Rian. Sure glad your 6 0r 7 degrees is way warmer than the 6 and 7 degrees of my youth. I would NOT be roofing at that temp.
Depends on the temperature, in Celsius or Fahrenheit

This was ‘C

It’s the standing still on the ladder that gets chilly.
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Remember Andy, the welder/manager lodger in summer, of BBQ and JD Honey fame?

He is back for three days.

Of course, like Mickey, he likes to play as well, and actually came home early from work yesterday, and while I was on the roof, drilling and screwing, and drilling and screwing, a LOT, I suddenly heard movement behind me on the ladder.....

So suddenly I had company, and in tandem the job went twice as fast.

Early selfie. Not the ideal angle to work at, but got stuff done.



Screws in, followed by hexagonal caps on them.



First two rows of six completed.



Andy posing it up.



Once capped, we cleared the roof.

Then of course with too much light left, I needed to see what the replica pump looked like where I had visualised it for years.

So we dragged it out from where it was packed at the back in the corner of the garage.

Tried different head dresses.

Note, this is STAR Gasoline, not Sinclair, so a bit of editing to come.


I will also build a 200mm tall plinth for t to stand on, and need to fit a light inside the globe if I do go with it, or a stalk for the star if that gets used, to have it about 150mm above the top of the roof.



Globe needs to be sign written



Further back.



Add in the Yeti, and you get the picture.

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Completely lost me there mate.
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Lots of indoors stuff done, including cleaning.

Managed to find a truck breaking yard, closed, where I should be able to buy or get fiberglass and resin coated plywood to use as a rear wall and weather deflector.

Imagine side off this.



Mate Darren offered his large trailer or flatbed Transit for me to use to get the potentially 16 foot by 8 foot sheet home in one piece.



Then it was up onto the roof again to add the flash and to the side where the roof sheet butts up against the garage wall.



After sticking it all down I carefully heated all of it, bit by bit with a heat gun on high as the wind was pumping and it was chilly up there.

Really sealing it all together.




Next job later on was to close this odd shaped hole with the sheet of conservatory roofing.



Cut to size after measuring it out.



Done.

Offcut used on the shed side for when rain and wind really drives hard.




Lighting to be done soon.
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Been chatting with Stas.

Corona bollox still messing with them in Siberia.

Snow has come





He was out at their rural home today, taking some furniture out there.




Cathedral of Michael the Archangel, Russian Orthodox Church.



His car needed to be cleared too.



Siberia is not a soft place.
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Small jobs and spending some quality time with Sally who is extremely tolerant of my time spent down the garage and carport.

When we laid out the roofing, it turned out that I had 800mm excess on the last sheet, so we blended that gain into the roof with overlaps.

However, I also allowed myself the luxury of a 300mm gain on the width of the roof.

Overlap.



So I added a bit more timber to the end, and this will allow for the extra guttering to be mounted.



Much better, dark green paint mixed and added.



Moved some shelving around.

More changes to come.



Also painted the sides of my garden tool cabinet, moved it about 150mm over to the left and under the roof.



Then gave the wall a coat of durable, washable paint.

And once done, this was the view over Mickeys hedge from under the carport.



This morning’s Facebook Flashback to 11 years ago.

Haynes Museum, RR’s Gathering




Mickey made a valid, funny comment last night, asking me what I am going to do when I run out of stuff to do, to keep me busy.


Who knows, life is good. We will keep busy.
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Went to visit this girl today.

Had other business to deal with, but who would not say hi to her, came charging up to rub up against me and make a fuss of me when I got there, and hung around while I worked.



I went to drop off a set of 4 Mitsubishi 4x4 wheels with winter tyres that I had been given by a friend recently.

I know Darren will use or pass them on to someone who can use them.

I also needed too get some directions to where to go find the company that strips down delivery trucks and rebuilds them in the hope to get some of the sides to use in the carport build.

Typically when I got there, Darren was as hospitable as I have become used to over the years, kettle on, guided tour and chat.

Asking about lamp shades, as I wanted a gooseneck light on the carport, so we ended up back in the workshop.



Pointing at a pile of off cuts, and a tool, he suggested I make one myself.



While Darren carried on with his day job, I played with the wheel.



Soon enough it was not straight anymore.



And result, to be cut shorter, a mounting plate to be welded on at the right angle.

Cat seemed impressed that I could give her some attention again.



Darren had given me this ally shade from his stash of treasures to use toward making the light.

I know there are better ones out there, and gave away the two I had, years ago, so will figure out how to make this one work.



Unimpressive price



So over the weekend I will make and weld up a mounting plate after cutting this pipe to length.


So after finishing as Darrens, I headed out to the truck breakers.

Owner was not there, so I spoke to one of the staff, looks like I may get lucky at some point to get some of the fibreglass ply.

I also managed to get off their pile of scrap, a truck roof mounted aero wing came home in the back of the Galaxy, 2.2 meter long, it will probably end up over the patio doors, painted white. Allowing the doors to be open when it rains.




Galaxy rocks. SPACE !!





Lastly, another scrap pile find was this cup holder and cubby hole storage unit, with keys.

Will be used in the C10, always wanted one, but not at the price the make.



Good night.



PS: Life is Great.
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After work I popped down to the garage to see if I could make a start on the carport driveway lamp.

I wanted only one on the 6 meter frontage, though two or even three crossed my mind.

Let’s start with one.

Bits laid out



Mounting plate cut, drilled and sanded.
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Tacked down squarely.



Welded all the way around.



Checked the squareness.

Happy so far.



And a quick n dirty basic Ducktape mock up.



I think it will work.
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Having a chat with @Flingstam abouthis Toyota Deliboy and rev counters, he refered me to his newest favourite website for buying “stuff”

His thread: https://forum.retro-rides.org/thread...toyota-deliboy

I was always thinking of a silly, large Rev Counter and had one stashed bit it seems I stashed it too well of someone else now has it.

Anyway, looking around I saw this..........




I do like the look of it, but no real idea of how well they work or not.
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Rian that Lamp turned out Fantastic!
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Rian that Lamp turned out Fantastic!

Thanks Ray.

This is just a mock up, still need to create the top half, and then paint it all once assembled.
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