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Old 03-25-2020, 11:28 PM   #41
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Oh wow, much better. Fantastic!
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Busy day.

Installed the surrounding door skin; rivets and serious business sealant.
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Also, finished the first round of furring. Drilling up is painful
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buuuut...
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I DIDN'T EVEN MATH! I just got lucky that 19 of the 8" tongue and groove boards fit the roof perfectly. I was expecting to have to put some moulding to cover the gap but dang. Woodworking natural 20.
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Busy day.



Installed the surrounding door skin; rivets and serious business sealant.

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Also, finished the first round of furring. Drilling up is painful

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buuuut...

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I DIDN'T EVEN MATH! I just got lucky that 19 of the 8" tongue and groove boards fit the roof perfectly. I was expecting to have to put some moulding to cover the gap but dang. Woodworking natural 20.
Can I ask what kind of screws you used to attach them to the ribs? I got some Teks screws which I thought worked nice but a couple of them are loose already.
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Drilling up is painful
Better that screwing up. Nice, though! Perfect fit!!

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I used 1 1/2" kreg interior screws with 1/8" pre drills in the ribs. I didn't use the existing holes since they're sized for beefy bus screws.

They're all pretty solid for now. Once the tongue and groove boards go in I think it will help keep the furring to rib screws from backing out.
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