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From my understanding, purlins are 90° from the rafters and on top of them. If I take that understanding of their use & placement then, the rafters as securing points for the metal roofing panels would loose 95-98% of the surface area for securing to the rafters.
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Am I missing the point of what your suggesting? Would you like some up close shots of the structural connection zones? The metal plates for screwing the beams together? I still also have the templet of the ~18" 2x4 rafter support I could take a shot of it to show the cuts and how it was shoe-horned into place?]

I have on record.... Since the building started last spring/summer.... No less than 12 storms in 2019/2020 to date with sustained winds in excess of 45mph. More then 6 of them had gusts above 60mph too. I have had gusts records as high as 72mph over the last 2 years, 80+ over the last 6 years.

So far. Absolutely nothing of the coop or run has even shown a sign of getting bent outta place.


Minor tangent, if I may....Please realize I'm not wanting to sound snarky or any thing in that direction. If anything my Better-half will be the first to tell me to acknowledge my value as I have humbly down played my worth all my life. I have gotten alot better over the last couple decades. I still have a ways to go.
You go girl! Don't let anyone put you down. Keep your mind on increasing your worth.
 
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So here we are, "black friday" & a wet and very cold snap is inbound with a vengeance. I've got a few minor tweaks and details to tidy up the run and coop stuff over the coming weekend :fl
I hope everyone cooperates with me.

Told my Better-half that the 2nd chicken door does infact need to be done and net off a good chunk of the coop for the silkies the mini coop they currently have is now too small with the hatchlings.
 

electrycmonk

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So a day shy of a month has past since last update..... It's Christmas day, weather forecast for the weekend is dry and near 70 both days.:fl

I have the silkie coop partition drawn up "mostly" & I'm going to see what rough mock up I can do before the serious forecasted rain mid-week shows up.

My Better-half & kiddos are totally on board with my taking a few eggs from all the big girls and putting under silkie pancakes in either Jan or Feb. Once the mod's are done.
 

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So a update as of 1/13 (now)
Article is basically finished & published for the Silkie section of the Coop.

I just finished a little bridge that one of the hens used while I was finishing it up....(giggles)
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If you ever watched the Sit-com Cheer's back in the 80's you should recall the section of the bar top the flips up to allow the bartender to walk out from behind the bar.

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..... Now I really need to start the article on the build of the coop with all those pages of drafting on graph paper of other paper....

I hope to let the pancakes start their broodiness within the next 2-3 weeks when they start it up again....
 
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