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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #150 on: January 07, 2020, 01:10:49 PM »
I bet youz guys will join the car barn expansion , since there's a May finish deadline.  ;)
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #151 on: January 07, 2020, 07:21:46 PM »
Made a little more progress today. Fred loves to stay busy, so we kept going..

At lunch, we had 3 ready.



After lunch, we moved the end truss over, then cut 2 flying rafters and started strapping..



Depending on weather, I may return Thursday and continue. I hope to have this set done and lift them into place Saturday, then possibly start the next set. The next set will be 5 trusses. I like assembling them on the ground like this because you can pass things up from someone on the ground.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #152 on: January 09, 2020, 03:14:05 PM »
Great progress!
Will look even more impressive with a few trusses up.  ;)
Streamlining, easing the work is always desirable.

Am wondering when your 3-axle road trailer will run, especially if more equipment is coming.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #153 on: January 09, 2020, 04:41:45 PM »
Am wondering when your 3-axle road trailer will run, especially if more equipment is coming.
Two weeks ago when I dropped by, it was still upside-down with the wheelsets off. I believe it is waiting for some paint:
If someone is looking for something to do, there is the bottom side of the big trailer to paint. Brendan is waiting to reassemble it after it gets done. But we will need it soon so if it is going to get done it should be soon. A quick scrape and paint would be better than nothing.
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The paint for the trailer is in the garage by the bench. There is a gallon of primer and two gallons of cat yellow.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #154 on: January 09, 2020, 07:13:36 PM »
Way too cold to paint now.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #155 on: January 09, 2020, 08:01:13 PM »
Fred and I made great progress today. We started with a trip to Hammond Lumber, hoping it would warm up a little. It did. It warmed from 14 degrees to 16 degrees in about an hour and a half.

With the lumber run over, we got busy. Fred loved to stay busy. We pretty much finished this side before lunch. And here we see Fred getting ready to cut some for the other side.



We only worked until 2:30, but this is how it looked when we left.



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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #156 on: January 09, 2020, 08:06:57 PM »
Glad Fred kept you on the straight and narrow today.  Thanks for the photos, Mike.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #157 on: January 10, 2020, 01:19:53 PM »
Thanks a lot for the pics Mike. You are both weatherproof volunteers. In such a temp and despite the sun everybody would stay home by the fireplace outhere.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #158 on: January 11, 2020, 07:58:48 PM »
What a beautiful day for January. We had lots of help this morning, and finished most of the truss work including the wall on the gable before lunch. Fred and HWMNBM brought up some staging and set it up. After lunch, the wind picked up. I decided that the setting of the truss would wait.

So Leon helped me true up a post, and I through bolted it to the base. We then added a plank to the header on the outside on the north header. And I put other bolts in the header. Then, Fred came back and we put on the finish board on the gable.


Here we see Fred and Dwight happy that we loaded the generator and called it a day.



And here it is ready to fly



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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #159 on: January 12, 2020, 10:03:04 AM »
Looks good, Mike.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #160 on: January 13, 2020, 08:03:20 PM »
Fred and I set up this morning for the great heist. Temp was a raw 23ish degrees.



Part of the FB team was in the AC station, and he looked over and they were in the air. After a couple of shots for the news feed, he joined us and helped get them in place.







As we headed to lunch.



From AC station platform



We set the 5th truss. I have a great respect for height, so was very careful climbing around. Sitting on the ridge, I took this photo. Fred is there some place..



Back on the ground, looking up at the now 5 trusses in place.





I even got the ceremonial fir tree in place



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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #161 on: January 13, 2020, 09:35:29 PM »
I happened to read Mike's post of the "lumber flat" before I got to these pix, and saw the pavilion trusses in the background of the lumber flat shots. I got to say "wow" before I got to this page.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #162 on: January 13, 2020, 09:47:30 PM »
I was so busy admiring the load of logs that I totally missed the trusses up in the air in the background!

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #163 on: January 13, 2020, 10:24:51 PM »
Brilliant progress since Saturday (when a lot was also done).  Surprised by the loss of snow, particularly on the ballast pile--at least 6 inches there Saturday.  We got at best into the mid-50s Saturday at Alna, and I understand Sunday was in the 30s.  Meanwhile back home by Boston it was around 70 both days this weekend.  It snowed a little here today.

"We set the 5th truss. I have a great respect for height, so was very careful climbing around. Sitting on the ridge, I took this photo. Fred is there some place.."  Is that one of Fred's missing chairs to the right of the green house?

Thanks for the photos. Mike.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #164 on: January 13, 2020, 10:26:56 PM »
I see that the reconstruction of the Pavilion will have a somewhat different 'end wall' for the roof, where the modification protects the wall from the weather better than the original version.  [thumbs up] :)

Here is the original structure:

In that photo, note how the roof and the end-wall meet without any overhang.

Compare that to this photo Mike posted above:

In the second photo, you can see that the framing for the vertical end-wall is inset from the edge of the roof.  That provides better weather protection for the wall, and  the extended roof provides a slightly larger 'rain shadow' for those near the edge of the structure when its raining.
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