First Ridgepole Post

Posted: July 20, 2016 in Uncategorized
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Bonnie helps use the Pievy to rotate the log for Jack.

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We use a piece of Pressure Treated wood between the log post and concrete because concrete will eventually rot the log.

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Positioning the north ridgepole post.  Again…no boom trucks were harmed(or used) in the positioning of these logs.

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Bonnie was always on hand to help in any way she could.

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This is my new favorite photo!

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It was a delicate balance of which side to pull in order to lift this center post into position.

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This center post will be 1 out of 3 logs to hold our ridge pole log up.  Big Red…our center post is in the upper right corner of this photo.

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Bonnie is on the jeep winch and Rob is on the tractor pulling this post into place.

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Success!

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This is my happy face.

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FYI…the 2′ square footings will hold 4×4″ posts and 4×8″ beams that will hold the 2×8″ joyce milled lumber for the floor.  You can see the joyce hangers along the top of the foundation.

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I am looking at a wall log that needs to be notched in order for the center post to fit correctly

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Notching the wall log.

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