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Posted: 04/16/22 08:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, it was a pretty good re-productive week.

Re-productive?

Does that mean you are making babies?

No.

Here's my twisted version.

When getting a good amount of work done, we call it a productive time, or maybe a productive week.

When some of the work has to be done over, in order to get it right, we call it ... yeah, re-productive.

Yeah, I know it's twisted and incorrect usage of the English language.

On the bright side, I did turn some of the mountains back into mole hills this week.

That means intermission is over. Yay!


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Posted: 04/16/22 08:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have been wanting to finish off the roof at the back since last fall, and it just didn't happen.

I pulled out one of my trusses that I used to work on the roof and screwed it to the 2 saw horses so I can get up there and finish up the back area.

Now, if the weather co-operates I can get that buttoned up.



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Posted: 04/16/22 08:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I also pulled out the left side skirt, because I need to add another piece to make it long enough. Adding this piece will lengthen it to about 20 feet long.

I used some fiberglass cloth, and epoxy, and applied the first coat today at the last joint. Typically, I'll use about 3 of these at the joint to hold things together.

Fortunately, epoxy will cure in a few hours and more than one coat can be applied in a day.



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Posted: 04/18/22 09:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I added my second coat of fiberglass cloth covered with epoxy over the seam between the 2 pieces of plywood for the left side skirt.



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Posted: 04/18/22 09:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Turns out the temps dropped somewhat and the epoxy was a little stiff, so it needed to be warmed up just a little bit.



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Posted: 04/18/22 09:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Then I proceeded to add a third coat to this side of the skirt.



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Posted: 04/19/22 08:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I flipped the plywood today, since I had epoxy on 1 side only, so far.

I then sanded the area around where the 2 pieces joined, and made sure they were the same height, in order to get ready to epoxy this side also.



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Posted: 04/19/22 08:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Next step was to fill in the gap area with some extra epoxy. I mixed up a very small batch and proceeded to fill it in.

I left the epoxy a little bit proud.

For the younger crowd, which probably haven't heard that term before ... It means to leave the epoxy stand out a little bit, or "higher" than the surrounding surfaces.

When that cures, I can then sand the excess off, so it is flush with the plywood. Then I can add the fiberglass cloth and epoxy to strengthen the joining of the 2 pieces of plywood.



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Posted: 04/22/22 10:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wanted to post this a couple of days ago, but it just didn't happen.

I did get to add 3 layers of Epoxy over fiberglass cloth to make the joint much more stable.

This is for the drivers side skirting.

One step closer to getting that installed. Wahoo!



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Posted: 04/23/22 02:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well not complaining a big bunch, but I guess a bit… Can you kinda pickup the pace a bit, I am on the down side of like would to see the exterior started

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