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  • Here's is what is keeping me out of trouble today...

    I'm making a "people port" at the back of my place. Just a simple structure with an asphalt shingle roof. Will be painted to match the house ( note to myself: paint house too). In the foreground you can see my shovel sticking out of a hole. The hole is 4 feet 6 inches deep which is what we have to dig for piers and footings around here. Ok off to HD for concrete and posts...
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  • #2
    Only 4 to 6 inches deep, really?
    Won't it heave in the winter months?
    Coach Pat Summitt - Folding at Home

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    • #3
      Originally posted by tthurman
      Only 4 to 6 inches deep, really?
      Won't it heave in the winter months?
      That would mean I have a pretty short shovel there:eek:. 4 feet 6 inches

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      • #4
        Looks like good work and great use of spare wood!!!

        Isn't that angled window in the background from your Kitchen project? Another job well done....could use you around colorado!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by django1
          That would mean I have a pretty short shovel there:eek:. 4 feet 6 inches
          doh...:embarass:

          I should have re-read your post. I sleep in this morning and saw that first thing.

          Wow that is deep!
          Coach Pat Summitt - Folding at Home

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          • #6
            OK - WTF is a people port?
            There's a fine line between gardening and Madness.
            -Cliff Clavin

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            • #7
              Stephen,
              I am very interested in this project, basically what I want to do in the front of my house (courtyard basically).

              Don

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              • #8
                Originally posted by etcarroll
                OK - WTF is a people port?
                Instead of a car port to park your car its a people port where you can park your ass

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wje
                  People port = covered patio. I just guess those Canadians have different names for things. :D
                  It's just 'cause I modeled it on my neighbors car port.

                  Anyone have a good idea for some skylights in it? I might just buy some ready made but they are more expensive. I could make some but I don't want them to leak. I could just leave a few openings but I want to store our (yet to be acquired patio furniture under there in the winter...:no clue:

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tako_tsubo

                    Isn't that angled window in the background from your Kitchen project?
                    Good eye!
                    Originally posted by dvenardos
                    Stephen,
                    I am very interested in this project, basically what I want to do in the front of my house (courtyard basically).

                    Don
                    Don I'll give you any help I can but code wise things are pretty lax around here, so I'm not sure anything I tell you would pass inspection down there. There are at least 4 or 5 things on my little roof that would get me into trouble with an inspector south of the border. From what I read you guys can't pass wind on a job site without referring to code;)...

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Stephen, I just want to see how it comes out. I am not selling this house, if I decide to move I would just rent it out. When I am dead the kids can worry about the code, of course, the easy way to deal with code is to say, "Fine, you don't like I will tear it down." :yes:
                      Originally posted by django1
                      Don I'll give you any help I can but code wise things are pretty lax around here, so I'm not sure anything I tell you would pass inspection down there. There are at least 4 or 5 things on my little roof that would get me into trouble with an inspector south of the border. From what I read you guys can't pass wind on a job site without referring to code;)...

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                      • #12
                        Yeah, that can keep you out of trouble for a very long time or get you into trouble in a hurry. Looks like fun.

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                        • #13
                          Asphalt shingles?:confused:
                          Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

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                          • #14
                            Your standard roofing shingle:
                            http://www.homedepot.com/Building-Ma...atalogId=10053
                            Originally posted by Lefty
                            Asphalt shingles?:confused:

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                            • #15
                              Will your roof framing have a minimum 3 in 12 pitch to accommodate the manufacturers spec?
                              Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

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