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10-22-2001, 10:34 AM
All that I can tell you is that it is fun to put up plastic sheeting when it is windy... Thank heavens for Lurker and son. The extension ladder blew over twice (nobody on it). I finally got smart and rigged up a tarp on the inside of the back wall to take the brunt of the wind.
The sheets of ply were free, came all the way from France, but there weren't quite enough to finish the one side, as you can see.
If anyone is looking for greenhouse plastic, I got this (24' wide) on sale, 100' for $180 if I remember correctly (about $100 off regular price). If interested let me know and I'll dig out the source. As for the ply, well that source is mine, LOL.
Also, when the cord for the jigsaw starts jumping up and down it means the jigsaw is about to stop... Well, I got every thing done I had to do with it, LOL.
10-22-2001, 11:06 AM
Phoenix must be feeling cozy in her new digs.
I've never been to New England, but I'm guessing the weather will soon be turning much colder. I've heard you have REAL winters in your part of the country. Any plans for heat in your boatshop/cathedral?
Looks wonderful Ed, & I think Finbar approves too.
-I think this was my 4th or 5th check here this morning to see if the "status check" was up. Let's get with it for next week, OK?
10-22-2001, 12:08 PM
Looks to me like Finbar is claiming this as his new digs. http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/smile.gif
I've had reason to envy people on this forum for many reasons, but I must say I really wish some one in France was sending me plywood. http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/smile.gif
I have a similar "boathouse". I find I get a surprising amount of heat from a couple of 500 watt work lamps in semi-cold temps, beyond that I use a propane heater from Coleman that mounts atop a cylinder. Throws out a lot of BTUs without fumes.
(guess you don't really have "semi-cold" up there, do you?)
10-23-2001, 07:24 AM
ed, barbara's french and i've never gotten so much as a free croissant, never mind plywood.
10-23-2001, 06:15 PM
I hope you don't get very much wind there. If there isn't a vent up there in the ends, a strong wind might lift the whole roof off. Just a (awful) thought.
10-23-2001, 09:08 PM
Funny thing about that Steve, I've been giving some thoughts to a vent, but I was thinking mostly of a thermal need.
Any opinions out there? All the jokes about the Arc aside, this thing isn't destined to be air tight; also the plans make no comment in this regard. It would be really yucky to wake up one morning after a rousing Nor'easter to find Our Lady of St Phoenix in the next county.
I'm not planning on putting any heat in, tho Phoenix has a nifty heating stove, and I suppose I could run some stove pipe up thru the roof. It was warm and toasty out there tonight as the wind flow thru has been cut way back. If things work out, I'll spend most of my time this winter cutting floors, and the shop is in the basement.
10-23-2001, 09:19 PM
LOL!! Ed you got a basement in that thing? http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/biggrin.gif
10-23-2001, 09:48 PM
Er, I dunno Ed, but it's starting to look a bit "Sci-fi". See you on the next X-Files?
Seriously, if wind is a concern why not throw a light and large fishing net over the whole shebang. Then anchor it to the ground with sandbags. That would stop you losing the tarp and prevent it from tearing I would think. When Phoenix is done you could just drag it behind the boat and there would be your supper !
10-24-2001, 01:54 AM
Ed, if you are worried about the wind taring the plastic, you can put a tarp over the top and hold it down with cement blocks (put a piece of rope threw an eye on the tarp and then tie it to the block.
You can buy a 70' X 30' for under $100 (U.S) Charlie
10-24-2001, 12:11 PM
I don't know about a basement, but there does seem to be somebody tunneling about in there, can't imagine what else it could be.
Jerry and Charlie, when I get the plastic over the top, I will use the tarp which is the cover now, and attach it to a bunch of auger hold-downs. Seems like that should do but for the extreme cases...
Ed, Just checking in here.
I agree with Steve that a vent would not hurt. Would serve three purposes, 1. Vent some moisture out on those rare warm winter days, 2. would relieve some air pressure in high wind conditions, and 3. with a screen over vent would keep the yellow jackets either inside the shed or out!!
Noted a vent on the WB shed gables about 15 inches square and a couple feet down from peak.
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