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Old 02-27-2011, 08:42 PM
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Just finished with the horizontal 2 x 6s:







The wind has picked up a little - not sure if I am going to be able to start laying the 3x8 galvalum sheets today. Looking forward to getting this "tractor-port" wrapped up!

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Old 03-04-2011, 04:58 PM
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Got 14 of 18 roof panels on. Will hopefully be able to finish up the tractorport this weekend:







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Old 03-08-2011, 12:47 PM
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Very nice Mowin' Man, very nice indeed! Might want to keep a can of wasp spray handy during the spring and summer, as I can see a lot of places wasps would just love to build a nest, lol!

One question. I'm curious as to why you used 2x4 rafters with 2x6 horizontal runners instead of the other way around?
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:57 PM
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One question. I'm curious as to why you used 2x4 rafters with 2x6 horizontal runners instead of the other way around?
Thanks rarjar - yep I am sure I will have some friends in there just like in my enclosed shed next door!

As to your question - I was just following the construction technique used in the shed next door! The roof is not all that heavy (unlike the typical home) and the technique used in my pre-existing shed seems to be holding the load with no flexing/warping/bending.

I added up all of my receipts the other day and the cost for materials came to just a hair under $ 1,400. My tractorport footprint is roughly 300 square feet so that yields a cost of about $ 4.67 a square foot for covered parking!

Not too bad!

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Old 03-08-2011, 04:33 PM
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I have to admit that the span is certainly short enough and the weight load is light enough that 2x4 rafters are sufficient. That said, and I realize you were matching the existing building construction, but you probably could have used 2x4 horizontal runners and saved some money overall. Regardless, it looks very nice and will definitely do the job, and under $5 a foot is not bad at all!
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:41 AM
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Probably right about that rarjar however, a 2x6 allows for more "wiggle room" in the placement of the screws locating the galvalum panels. I hit each intersection with 2 deck screws and leave the heart of the plank open to receive the galvalum location screws. Using 2x4 horizontal runners would leave less "heart" of the plank available. At any rate - all done now and rock solid! Bring it on Mother Nature! I am sure it will get a severe test sometime this Spring!
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:12 PM
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No more sitting out in the elements for the Mahindra:



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Old 03-11-2011, 05:06 PM
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I'm sure the tractor will be a lot more comfortable in the comfort of the Mahindra-port, lol!
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Great work Mowin. I am quite impressed
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