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    Hadn't thought of that, maybe every wall is skinned with wood to brace it?

    I found out why they didn't skin the walls before putting in place, while cleaning outside they were putting in a small wall section over a passage. They lined up a bunch of guys and with much grunting and retrying, they got it into place where two guys on a scaffold pushed bolts through to hold it. It appears they never advanced to the builders class where tools and ropes were introduced. With just a couple of ropes my wife and I with one or two of them could have put that in place with no grunting.

    The rain started, POURING so hard my freshly cleaned gutters overflowed with the downspout blowing out a firehose worth of water. Supposed to continue for a week to 10 days... hope they didn't leave tools in The Pit. How does glue-lam do when soaking wet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdurand View Post
    How does glue-lam do when soaking wet?
    A lot depends on the quality of the OSB used in the web
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    A lot depends on the quality of the OSB used in the web
    The Pit Crew is working today, I see they put up a big tarp (barn door, horse...).

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    The Pit during a break in the rain

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    I know too well what it is like to have to scramble to cover a project in hopes of reducing the damage
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    It's not like this rain was a surprise. Wonder if they did anything for the basement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdurand View Post
    It's not like this rain was a surprise. Wonder if they did anything for the basement?
    Some don't bother with listening to weather reports until it is falling on their heads.
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    Today's feature is wet wood and a mystery steel beam. Any idea what that lone beam is for?

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    Engine hoist...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntheGroove View Post
    Engine hoist...
    Doubtful, more likely support for some cantilevered overhang
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