Church Work 9/20-25
Another busy week getting ready for day 2 of the truss installation on the fellowship hall roof.
We spent time last week putting some of the plywood on the roof trusses we installed last weekend. It takes some planning to get it started so it’s all squared up. We installed the rafter vents on the front side of the building. Not an easy task hanging off a ladder or working under the plywood. We then put plywood on one side the conference room pop up and cut out the window openings.
We spent some time working on the fellowship hall roof removing the old kitchen and bathroom vents. Removing roof shingles and installing the 2x6 lumber where the trusses would lay on the roof. We moved all of the trusses from the parking lot to the rear of the building and staged them for the Saturday install. Did one test run to ensure the telehandler could reach far enough on the roof and it worked perfect. The telehandler had an overheating issue but thankfully the mechanic arrived Friday morning to fix the issue.
We built a 4x8 platform with railings and a door to be used to install plywood and other items and to be lifted by the telehandler. Just too difficult to work from a ladder.
One more electrical breaker box was removed.
We moved all of the fire rated drywall into the hallway and staged it for install next week. This is to be used to create a fire break in the roof structure.
The septic tank was completed to include the new pumps.
It was a bit wet so no digging or concrete work was done this week.
Thank you all for your continued support and heavy lifting. At least the demo work appears to be done now! LOL
Saturday the big lift took place with Bonnie doing a terrific job running the telehandler and Karin holding on to the tag line while Mike was the spotter. It really takes a team to make this happen. As you can see there were like 40 trusses that had to be lifted, aligned, plumbed and secured. Many hands on the roof guiding and securing the trusses.
We appreciate all of the Mission Builders and church volunteers helping to build our church. Without you this would not be possible.
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