General Tech What did you work on Today?

moab_cj5

Premium Member
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Spent most of the last week at my family's property working to replace the roof on our 95+ year old cabin.

Before:
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Notice the broken boards in the deck...with the rain and snow Monday morning the deck was super slick. As I was climbing off the roof, the ladder slid out and I fell onto the deck breaking a few planks and a few bones (insignificant bones, I'll be just fine). Spent a couple of nights at home before going back up to supervise and help from the ground.
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Stripping off 95 years or roof.
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New rafters going up.
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Sheeting down and a new shed roof addition to keep snow from accumulating against the chimney.
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Stripping the other side.
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More new rafters.
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Sheeting going down.
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New dormer over the side door to allow winter access and the door to swing freely.
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Dry'd in for the weekend.
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It was a long week, especially since I was basically worthless for a few days, but it'll be awesome when we get it done.
 

nnnnnate

Well-Known Member
Location
WVC, UT
@moab_cj5 what constitutes an insignificant bone?

I remember you talking about doing this work years ago, I'm glad you guys were able to work on it. It's a really neat piece of property and I'm jealous.
 

moab_cj5

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@moab_cj5 what constitutes an insignificant bone?

I remember you talking about doing this work years ago, I'm glad you guys were able to work on it. It's a really neat piece of property and I'm jealous.
On the vertibre there are some little spurs or "wings" per the ER Dr. I fractured 3 of those. They have no bearing on the stability of my spine, they just hurt like Hell. I see a spine specialist tomorrow morning, so maybe he will have a different opinion? To me they are insignificant because they limit my activity through pain, not potential for damage.

I am already feeling quite a bit better than a week ago, so I am fairly confident no permanent damage or issues will result, but I guess I get more info tomorrow after I visit with the specialist Dr.
 

moab_cj5

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I wondered if you were considering hand or foot or ribs insignificant. Really I was trying to gauge how much of a man you are... We'll call it undetermined at this point. Glad you aren't more laid up though.
Im man enough to have my wife drive me an hour to the hospital in a lifted land cruiser, and walk into the NowCare only to be told to go directly to the ER for a trauma evaluation, rather than call an ambulance and make the trek strapped to a backboard...😉

In all seriousness though, it hurt like hell when it happened but is much better now.
 

jeeper

Currently without Jeep
Location
So Jo, Ut
If there is one thing I have learned from my recent shin injury, its that if you ignore it long enough and don't worry about treating it right, it will eventually heal itself.

@Gravy and I received a similar injury on the same day. He went to the doc, rested, and did what he was told. It took him 6-8 weeks to get better.

I didn't go to a doc, didn't rest, and ignored what I was told.. it's only been 13.5 weeks.. and like I said.. eventually It is going to heal itself.
 

moab_cj5

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Spiny process is the term for those wings I think.
And I've cracked a couple. Definitely not something to be triffled with, you borked your back. Treat it as such.
They called it a "____ process", not spiney, but I don't recall the term. If you were to break your back, this is where to do it. I was medically cleared for all activity today. They removed the restriction of "if it hurts, don't do it" and replaced that with "if it hurts, you can work through the pain if you want."

I will be back on the roof this weekend working to get things buttoned up.
 

anderson750

I'm working on it Rose
Location
Price, Utah
They called it a "____ process", not spiney, but I don't recall the term. If you were to break your back, this is where to do it. I was medically cleared for all activity today. They removed the restriction of "if it hurts, don't do it" and replaced that with "if it hurts, you can work through the pain if you want."

I will be back on the roof this weekend working to get things buttoned up.
Transverse
 

glockman

I hate Jeeps
Location
Pleasant Grove
No pictures but I put another coat of mud and sanded the other half of my garage ceiling Monday. I found out you can "sand" drywall mud with a wet sponge. I also found out you can "sand" too much mud pretty easily and then have to add more back in and repeat. At least I was just dripping wet with muddy water and not covered in sheet rock dust. I'm not sure which is worse.
 

anderson750

I'm working on it Rose
Location
Price, Utah
No pictures but I put another coat of mud and sanded the other half of my garage ceiling Monday. I found out you can "sand" drywall mud with a wet sponge. I also found out you can "sand" too much mud pretty easily and then have to add more back in and repeat. At least I was just dripping wet with muddy water and not covered in sheet rock dust. I'm not sure which is worse.
I hate sheetrock dust
 
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