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Latestarter's ramblings/musings/gripes and grumbles.

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by Latestarter, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Dec 5, 2018 at 7:52 PM
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats True BYH Addict Golden Herd Member

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    Nice going today , you still have me awestruck at how much you get done by yourself.....nice job my friend !:thumbsup
     
  2. Dec 5, 2018 at 8:13 PM
    CntryBoy777

    CntryBoy777 Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Coming right along Joe!!....and looking really good.....sure hope the weather holds off enough to get-r-done, so all of ya can enjoy it!!....:fl.....I know ya will be glad to have it completed enough to be truly usable and beneficial.....:)
     
  3. Dec 5, 2018 at 9:19 PM
    Baymule

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    Supposed to start tomorrow about noonish. We are expected to get 4-6 inches of rain over the weekend through Sunday evening. Sure hope you can get the roof on so your goats can stay dry.
     
  4. Dec 5, 2018 at 11:57 PM
    Mini Horses

    Mini Horses True BYH Addict

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    Looking good! :clap

    I expect it will be an early start for you in AM. Know you will enjoy your football games over weekend much better with a roof in place. You can sit in the recliner and nurse some sore hands, too. :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Dec 6, 2018 at 12:10 AM
    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    My wrists are sore, but not an issue to work tomorrow (at least right now). My knees are complaining from all the ladder work, but I'm gonna have to motor on through tomorrow regardless. Physically, I'm tired, but not all that bad. When I went to buy the roof panels I made a mistake and stopped at McDonalds and bought a chicken sandwich and 2 cheeseburgers from their dollar menu, along with a large sweet tea. Big mistake. Not the tea, but the sandwiches. I hadn't eaten anything since breakfast and was hungry. I discarded the bottom buns off the 2 burgers and made it into one double cheeseburger. When I got home I offloaded the panels out back then collapsed in my recliner and just woke up with acid indigestion from the food... :sick Why I'm here. when done, off to bed.

    OK... so here's what I'm "looking at" for forecast... Looks like chance of rain starting around 10am, Likely from noon on, pretty damn sure thing from ~5:30pm till some time Sunday... I have to line up and screw down ~27 panels. 14 at 6' and 13 at 12', using approximately 720 screws. Then 7 OSB panels to install to finish the 1.5 remaining walls. Doubt that will get done tomorrow but worth a shot. Hoping to get at least the three for the front done along with the roof.

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    The next issue is how much water is this roof gonna shed... "Multiply the square footage to be watered by .62 gallons or 1 inch of water per square foot. Example: 1,000 square feet x .62 gallons = 620 gallons." (google) Since my roof will cover ~400 square feet area wise, that equates to ~ 248 gallons/inch of rain. So 4" of rain is ~ 1000 gallons of water. I need to get a gutter installed ASAP to prevent all that water from washing out the ground at the back of the shed under the drip edge.

    Maybe I can get (down the road) some of those 275/330 gallon containers and line them up on the north side of the shack and route the rain to them for storage and later use for water troughs. Jury rig them together connecting all of them with a single spigot/valve. Lots to do.
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  6. Dec 6, 2018 at 6:29 AM
    Rammy

    Rammy True BYH Addict Golden Herd Member

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    I put buckets under the overhang of my barn roof to catch the rainwater. Works pretty good. I had thought about doing gutters but the metal extends about a foot past the posts so dont think that would work. My neighbors Dad has three of the 250 gallon containers like you pictured with it set up so one flows into the next when it gets filled up. He uses them to water his huge garden.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2018 at 6:49 AM
    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    Ummm "buckets" might work for a sprinkle, but it'll take a lot of buckets to handle even 1 inch of rain @ ~250 gallons... o_O I have some lengths of PT 2x6 and 2x8 left over from the floor joists laying out there. I think for now I'll just lay them on the ground under the drip edge. At least it will stop/lessen the pounding erosion of the water falling.

    Up extra special early. Still dark outside. Hands are at ~50%, knees at ~75%. swallowed a bunch of pain killers/anti-inflammatories... Hope they kick in quick. Rain edge is over by Wichita Falls or ~250 miles to the west. Looks to be moving about 25-30MPH, so 8-10 hours till it gets to me. Probably sooner.
     
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  8. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:39 AM
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Herd Master

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    Hope you make substantial progress. We're supposed to get that rain here too...ugh. Forecast is from 3 to potentially 8 inches of the wet stuff. Ugh.
     
  9. Dec 6, 2018 at 10:18 AM
    Senile_Texas_Aggie

    Senile_Texas_Aggie Loving the herd life

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    Mr. @Latestarter, sir,

    I would love to come help you, but after only a few minutes you'd soon tire from telling me over and over again, "No, dummy, hold the other end of the hammer!"

    Senile Texas Aggie
     
  10. Dec 6, 2018 at 10:42 AM
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats True BYH Addict Golden Herd Member

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    :lol::lol::lol::gig:clap:yuckyuck
     
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