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Sunday, October 11, 2020

It's Hatching

  I spent five hours on the well pit today. Didn't get quite as far as I'd hoped, but it will have to do. The lid is on, and the hatch is attached. open hatch to a well pit

The first second thing I had to do (the first was go to the store again) was haul those sheets of plywood off the top and line them with the 1" thick used but still good foam sheets. It had to be made to fit around the rafters. foam insulation backing on plywood

Then I figured out where I wanted the split for the hatch to be. The answer is that I didn't really like any of the sensible choices given the width of the rolled roofing sheets. So, I picked what I hope is the least problematic of the options that gives me a large enough access. Then a cross-member needed to be fitted between the rafters to give the hinged area some extra support. shed rafters

Cut the plywood, and attached the hinges. Works fine. See top picture. hinged pieces of plywood

By then I was running out of time and energy. I knew I couldn't get as much done as I had hoped. But it's supposed to rain a lot tomorrow. So I tacked the tarpaper in place with plenty of overhang for finishing. Yes, I know I covered the hatch. I can just slit along the edge the next time I am able to work on this. tarpaper on a shed roof

Then I covered it with the raggedy tarp held down with cinder blocks and rocks again. But I think with the tarpaper underneath it, lapped properly, the plywood will stay dry. Hope so.

There is no other news. Waking up this morning was exceptionally nice. I was warm and lazy in bed, and there was a cool breeze coming in the window. It was just perfect. I had a ginger-pear scone, and my coffee, and finished reading a book before I decided to get busy.

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2 comments:

Ann said...

It looks good. You got a lot accomplished on this.

Sharkbytes said...

Ann- I know! I'm finally beginning to think I can finish.

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