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Old 10-14-2013, 10:23 AM   #1
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Crash's Roof over Lake House Build

Warning.. Like my 69 K10 build this Thread will contain lots of pictures..

While I am waiting on finding a 1st gen Camaro to build I decide to take on a project that I have been attempting to have completed for the last 2 years (I have had 4 different contractors commit to it, but never showed for one reason or the other). I have a little place on Lake Eufaula in eastern Oklahoma. It has two really nice decks on the back of my mobile home. The problem is in the summers it is too hot to sit on the decks due to no shade and in the spring and fall if it is raining you are out of luck as well. I decided I wanted to cover both decks but did not want to attach the cover to the mobile home in any way. So below is the idea that I came up with. This also help in other areas, like cooling, roof repair, etc..







Model without the metal…





Motel of mobile home only..



All the modeling was done in Google SketchUp.
Below are the before construction pictures.











First delivery of lumber and concrete. ~3000 worth… The 6x6 and 5x5 post were over a third of that cost.






First step was tearing down one of the old decks in the rear and start installing the post that will support the deck.


When I got ready to set the post on the larger deck I found a 2x10 that was used to support the deck was broken. Had to repair that before I started the post install.







Set both corner posts after deck repair.



All four corners on main deck set..


On one of the corner post there was a slab of concrete 16” thick that was used as a runner to support the mobile home. I did not want to jack hammer it out so I drilled a hole in the slab and in the end of the post and installed a 30” piece of ½” steel rod to tie the two together.


Sitting the four inner post were the hardest, tough to dig, lots of crawling around, just hard to get to..



Next step was sitting the rest of the post in the back.. two on the east end..



Then the three in the smaller rear deck.


And then the two on the west end..





Integrating the post into the existing decks was very time consuming and required a great deal of work. But in the end it made the decks stronger and helped tie the post together in the back.


Next step was the front.. Also removed the old red paint front deck to install the new post.. I will be rebuild the front, making it larger..





After that it was time to build the front deck..





I was also able to borrow some scaffolding from a friend of mine… Thanks a lot David…


And also a deck in the back to replace the old one I tore out..





So far I have ~68 hours in the construction across 9 days.. 3 weekends and a couple of days of vacation. .. I hope to take off a couple of days this week as well, so maybe I will have some more progress to show soon.

The next step is the finish putting the decks back together and finish up on the deck railing. After that I will start the process of cutting the post to the proper height and notching each of the post for the doubled up 2x8 headers..
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:59 AM   #2
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Only 68 hours? Clearly you aren't a beer drinker.

That's one heckuva project Mark!
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:00 AM   #3
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Only 68 hours? Clearly you aren't a beer drinker.

That's one heckuva project Mark!
Thanks Steve.. I drink them fast...
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:11 AM   #4
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Nice work Mark. You made good use of your time instead of watching the whole OU fiasco like me.
Let me know what your plans are for Saturday, if I can break free I will come lend a hand in the consumption and supervision department
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:16 AM   #5
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Nice work Mark. You made good use of your time instead of watching the whole OU fiasco like me.
Let me know what your plans are for Saturday, if I can break free I will come lend a hand in the consumption and supervision department
Thanks Mike.. I stopped watching in the 2nd quarter and had lots of beer afterwards..

Not sure what I will be doing Saturday, but you are welcome to come on down.. I am sure I will be working on something..
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:32 PM   #6
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Re: Crash's Roof over Lake House Build

I love home construction projects!! I really like the idea you're going with, too.

I can't imagine how many of your neighbors have dropped by and asked what all the 6x6 uprights were for. Just tell them that you're building an above ground pool with a basement.
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:48 AM   #7
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The ONLY way to "re-roof" a single-wide. Looks great, I gotta say, I kinda dig your patio.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:05 PM   #8
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Fantastic project that will hopefully add lots of comfort and enjoyment to your home. I bet it will be quieter and lots more cool in the summer months inside as well..
Good work!
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:02 AM   #9
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Re: Crash's Roof over Lake House Build

Update time.. Finished the deck, deck railing.. I hate balusters.. Set the last posts.. cut and notched the post to length… Installed the headers.. McBassin spent the all day Saturday helping me.. thanks Mike. I also installed all the top plates..





















Next step is the short wall that fits on top of the headers..

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Very nice progress Mark! You had a busy day yesterday. Hope to get back down there in the near future. Thanks for the hospitality! you know how to feed a guest
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You hate balusters? I hate digging post holes and setting posts, mixing concrete. It's looking fantastic - great improvement.
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:19 PM   #12
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Great iimprovement! Really nice!
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:52 PM   #13
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Very cool project. Got me to thinking about high school summers 100 years ago. I'd go camp/ski at Belle Starr for 10 days every year.
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Re: Crash's Roof over Lake House Build

Another good weekend of progress.. got the short wall up and now we are Ready for Trusses…






















Next step… Trusses I hope

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You made great progress Mark. When you planning on getting the trusses delivered?
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You made great progress Mark. When you planning on getting the trusses delivered?


Not sure.. Ordering them today...
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So.....When is the party mark?????
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Truss installation party???
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Man if I could I certainly would come and help out. Long drive, family in hospital and stupid boss wants me to work...can you believe that??
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Last weekend’s progress.. Built the steps and platforms to get on the decks.. and cleaned up the area around the house while I waited on the Trusses..










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Received the Trusses today.. Decided to see if I could get them on the top by myself. My wife helped by hooking the rope up to the trusses on the ground saving me a lot of ladder climbing.

























Success.. Ready for tomorrow, my son and a good friend are coming over to help me set the trusses…
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You made that look too easy
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Did you get the trusses set today? Great weather for getting stuff done.
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Did you get the trusses set today? Great weather for getting stuff done.
You bet... I had a friend from work come help Saturday morning, and then my oldest son and I worked in to the night.. I finished up today..
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