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Ceiling Trusses Going Up.

GuvamintCheeseGuvamintCheese Member Posts: 38,932
edited November 2013 in General Discussion
Got to watch them put up the trusses in the home we are building. Thought some would like to see. The builder hid the seams in the tongue and groove pine under the trusses. They used an electric hoist to get them into position. They weigh about 900 lbs.

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    gearheaddadgearheaddad Member Posts: 15,091 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    That is going to be one beautiful shack!
    Nice! Thanks for sharing!!
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    Locust ForkLocust Fork Member Posts: 31,783 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    WOW!!! That is just beautiful!
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    GuvamintCheeseGuvamintCheese Member Posts: 38,932
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by forgemonkey
    Nice, very nice,,,,,,[:)]


    Todd, do I remember correctly that the beam wood came from your land,,,,,or has my mind short circuited again.
    No, this wood is douglas fir from Oregon that was cut and assembled in North Carolina. My wood will be used on the outdoor posts. Windows are now installed too.

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    OakieOakie Member Posts: 40,512 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Sweet man. I love it [;)][^]
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    fishkiller41fishkiller41 Member Posts: 50,608
    edited November -1
    Awesome structure Cartod...Beautiful..
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    MG1890MG1890 Member Posts: 4,649
    edited November -1
    So, these are purely cosmetic?
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    austin20austin20 Member Posts: 35,320 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
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    allen griggsallen griggs Member Posts: 35,378 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    You build the ceiling and the roof first, and then put the trusses underneath it?
    I thought you put the trusses in first, and built the ceiling and the roof on top.

    Anyway, it is beautiful! Nice job!
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    jltrentjltrent Member Posts: 9,251 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The rich and famous.[:)] Looks goods.
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    kimikimi Member Posts: 44,719 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by fishkiller41
    Awesome structure Cartod...Beautiful..


    +1
    What's next?
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    pietro75pietro75 Member Posts: 7,048
    edited November -1
    That is going to be a great room in what looks to be a great home! Well done! Hard work pays off!
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    11BravoCrunchie11BravoCrunchie Member Posts: 33,423 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    That's not a house. That's a frickin' mansion. Looks good though. When are you having the house warming bbq party for all your GB buddies?
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    shilowarshilowar Member Posts: 38,811 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Locust Fork
    WOW!!! That is just beautiful!


    yes it is.[:D]
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    montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 58,352 ******
    edited November -1
    Very nice indeed,,[^][^][^][^]
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    pwilliepwillie Member Posts: 20,253 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Looks absolutely beautiful! I remember when we built our home.....1st and last.....you always put to much money in your own home, but spoil yourself!
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    GuvamintCheeseGuvamintCheese Member Posts: 38,932
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by allen griggs
    You build the ceiling and the roof first, and then put the trusses underneath it?
    I thought you put the trusses in first, and built the ceiling and the roof on top.

    Anyway, it is beautiful! Nice job!
    Yes, If you want them to be structurally supporting the architect has to have them certified and the engineering red tape is not worth it. They get around it by dropping the trusses below the supporting trusses that have already been approved.
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    dcon12dcon12 Member Posts: 31,969 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    What are you going to finish the ceiling with? Don
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    fishkiller41fishkiller41 Member Posts: 50,608
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by dcon12
    What are you going to finish the ceiling with? Don


    My guess is,The tongue and groove is it.
    Looks like light fixtures are already set into it..
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    GuvamintCheeseGuvamintCheese Member Posts: 38,932
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by fishkiller41
    quote:Originally posted by dcon12
    What are you going to finish the ceiling with? Don


    My guess is,The tongue and groove is it.
    Looks like light fixtures are already set into it..
    Yea, they put a minwax type finish of the wood before it went up.
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    Sig220_Ruger77Sig220_Ruger77 Member Posts: 12,748 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Lookin' good so far! [8D]

    Jon
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    GuvamintCheeseGuvamintCheese Member Posts: 38,932
    edited November -1
    Thanks, one of the good things about a ranch home (besides no stairs) is that you can get a little crazy with the ceilings. We had them put a barrel vaulted ceiling in the master bath...and a cathedral ceiling in my wifes first ever walk in closet.

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    GuvamintCheeseGuvamintCheese Member Posts: 38,932
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by jltrent
    The rich and famous.[:)] Looks goods.
    The bank and a home body....[;)]
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    gjshawgjshaw Member Posts: 14,699 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Nice home. How is the wood doing that you stacked up in the greenhouse? Do you know its moisture level?
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    NeoBlackdogNeoBlackdog Member Posts: 16,873 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Ladders on top of scaffolding??? Gasp!! Somewhere in America an OSHA compliance dude is having a meltdown!!

    Looks good, cartod! It looks like your builder just might know what he's doing! I really like what you're doing with the different ceilings. That adds a lot of character that you just can't get with a flat sheetrock ceiling. This is the type of place that I love working on (tile and hardwood floors), unfortunately, in my area, those only come up about once every other year or so.
    Keep the pictures coming!
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    GuvamintCheeseGuvamintCheese Member Posts: 38,932
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by gjshaw
    Nice home. How is the wood doing that you stacked up in the greenhouse? Do you know its moisture level?
    The meter reads around 15%. I need to get it out and stack it in the basement of the new place and put another load in the green house.
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    William81William81 Member Posts: 24,854 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Very nice....gave me a few ideas as we are deiciding what to do with the house we will be moving into when we retire
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    He DogHe Dog Member Posts: 51,193 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Homes of the rich and famous, or endebted and unknown, beautiful either way. So 900 pounds of truss that has to be supported and doesn't support? Pure decadence I tell ya. Still beautiful. Consider dropping a couple of Solatubes into that closet vaulted ceiling and you will never turn on a light in the day time. http://www.solatube.com/ We have a dozen on our house with two more to add to the garage.

    I have to echo, when is the house warming BBQ for all your GunBroker buddies?
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    retroxler58retroxler58 Member Posts: 32,693 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Nice... But I was unaware they're just for show...
    And NOT an integral part of the support structure.
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    GuvamintCheeseGuvamintCheese Member Posts: 38,932
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by retroxler58
    Nice... But I was unaware they're just for show...
    And NOT an integral part of the support structure.


    Neither are the 5 that are in the front gables. So sorry to dissapoint you. Oh and the mill stone doesnt really grind flour either.

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    retroxler58retroxler58 Member Posts: 32,693 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by cartod
    quote:Originally posted by retroxler58
    Nice... But I was unaware they're just for show...
    And NOT an integral part of the support structure.


    Neither are the 5 that are in the front gables. So sorry to disappoint you.
    Oh and the mill stone doesn't really grind flour either "anymore".

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    FIFY cartod...

    I wasn't trying to be factitious... BTW.
    I honestly did not know that. A lack of structural engineering in my education I suppose.
    If they're NOT for show... Please... Correct me.

    Still look nice.
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    retroxler58retroxler58 Member Posts: 32,693 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Even the cool mill stone is nice...

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    GuvamintCheeseGuvamintCheese Member Posts: 38,932
    edited November -1
    Sorry for being a wise * retroxler. Yes, they are all decorative or "accent" trusses. To get the look we are going for there are much better more cost effective ways than using mortise and tenon framing. Although the Amish still use this type of framing in there barns, homes today rarely use it. It is hard to insulate, and since the wood goes up green, the structure is always twisting, popping and cracking.
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    retroxler58retroxler58 Member Posts: 32,693 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by cartod
    Sorry for being a wise * retroxler. Yes, they are all decorative or "accent" trusses. To get the look we are going for there are much better more cost effective ways than using mortise and tenon framing. Although the Amish still use this type of framing in there barns, homes today rarely use it. It is hard to insulate, and since the wood goes up green, the structure is always twisting, popping and cracking.
    Thanks for the lesson... Much appreciated. [;)]
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    GrasshopperGrasshopper Member Posts: 16,828 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Pink is your color Cartod-[:I]
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    GuvamintCheeseGuvamintCheese Member Posts: 38,932
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Grasshopper
    Pink is your color Cartod-[:I]
    I think it makes my boobs look too big.
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    WEASEL-88WEASEL-88 Member Posts: 998 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Man what a great looking room.
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    mogley98mogley98 Member Posts: 18,291 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    +1quote:Originally posted by Zulu7
    That's not a house. That's a frickin' mansion. Looks good though. When are you having the house warming bbq party for all your GB buddies?
    Why don't we go to school and work on the weekends and take the week off!
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