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Old 06-28-2017, 03:36 PM   #1
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National Roof-Raising Tour?

This is strictly a brainstorm for now.
But there is a roof that needs raising in New York, and another in Tennessee. Both of these are organizations with realistic budgets.
And they have both failed to find someone to take on these jobs.

So I'm beginning to think... what if... I were to drive there and do these jobs?

Might there be other such projects I could add to the "tour"?
I would need to collect a reasonable fee for my time.

This could not possibly begin until late September.

Thoughts?
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Old 06-28-2017, 04:34 PM   #2
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Come to Washington and help me raise mine!

I am dreading the idea of taking that on by myself.

Google tells me that your are about a 12 hour drive from me. Or... Would it be better to bring the bus to you?

I am serious! How about I order the materials and show up at your place with tools, materials & beer on September 4?

I have sawzall, grinder, wirefeed welder and a bottle opener I can bring along.
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Old 06-28-2017, 04:35 PM   #3
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That sounds fun. I wish there were a way to make it profitable so I could do it a lot.
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Come to Washington and help me raise mine!

I am dreading the idea of taking that on by myself.
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Old 06-28-2017, 05:13 PM   #4
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Aaron,

Where are you located?
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Old 06-28-2017, 06:40 PM   #5
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If you are in Michigan, I would love my roof raised. It's literally just me, I wish there was a community to join for this kind of project.
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Old 06-28-2017, 06:50 PM   #6
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If you are in Michigan, I would love my roof raised. It's literally just me, I wish there was a community to join for this kind of project.
There is. You're there now.

I got help from forum members and friends. If I can raise a roof any of you can!
Its WAY easier than it sounds. But yeah, hard to do alone. Not impossible, but I couldn't do one without some help.
I'd be glad to help out anyone in FL with a bus and a place to keep it.
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Old 06-28-2017, 07:04 PM   #7
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I'm going to Florida hopefully in November for the first time to escape the northern winter, would you take me?
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I'm going to Florida hopefully in November for the first time to escape the northern winter, would you take me?
I can assist but I don't have my own land, yet.
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Old 06-28-2017, 08:07 PM   #9
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Aaron,

Where are you located?
Ok..... I know you must be close because I saw a pic of your bus at Dick's....
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Old 06-28-2017, 08:40 PM   #10
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... ...show up at your place with tools, materials & beer on September 4?

I have sawzall, grinder, wirefeed welder and a bottle opener I can bring along.
On September 4, you would have to come to the 4:30 Plaza in Black Rock City.

I intend to raise roofs without welding from now on. All bolts with anti-crush tubes.

The bottle opener... would indeed be useful.

I probably ought to re-raise Millicent's roof (as planned for some time), or raise Albatross' roof, to perfect my method before taking on an outside job.
That takes us into October.
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Old 06-28-2017, 09:10 PM   #11
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:20 PM   #12
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roof raising

I am in buffalo ny and thinking about doing mine who else in NY is doing one?
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Old 06-29-2017, 10:33 PM   #13
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A friend near Houston, Texas, is interested.
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Old 06-30-2017, 05:19 PM   #14
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As long as I have a few weeks notice I can help in Houston, Ive got loads of tools n whatnot.

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Old 06-30-2017, 06:53 PM   #15
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Thanks, but in Houston... the owner is highly competent and has all the tools including TIG -- and is an old friend.
But I will certainly keep you in mind.
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I am in buffalo ny and thinking about doing mine who else in NY is doing one?
Also in Buffalo, not too sure about the roof raise, but I'd be willing to share labor, tools, brainstorm, etc.

We have a partially converted bookmobile. We gutted most of the material but are trying to decide if we want to do the roof, walls, floor, etc. or just leave as is.
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Thanks, but in Houston... the owner is highly competent and has all the tools including TIG -- and is an old friend.
But I will certainly keep you in mind.

I would think the more help the better and also a learning experience.. I would welcome any and all forum members and help them learn and sharew ideas..

when i was out at ECCB's raising, I learned alot and didnt do a lot other than turn a bolt.. but the fact I had 3 extra pairs of vice grips in my tool box saved someone from wasting an hour round trip to the hardware and back..

let others in even just to watch and learn and share ideas.. sure looks like there are lot of roofs to be raised.. of course the way to do it is to pick the ones in the north in summer and the south in winter...

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Old 07-06-2017, 09:44 AM   #18
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This is interesting. I was thinking about this just last week. I will be in the Little Rock, AR area if anyone is in the area and wants to get something together. I have not done a roof raise yet, so I am also looking for insight and help. Don't have much tools.

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I would think the more help the better and also a learning experience.. I would welcome any and all forum members and help them learn and sharew ideas..

when i was out at ECCB's raising, I learned alot and didnt do a lot other than turn a bolt.. but the fact I had 3 extra pairs of vice grips in my tool box saved someone from wasting an hour round trip to the hardware and back..

let others in even just to watch and learn and share ideas.. sure looks like there are lot of roofs to be raised.. of course the way to do it is to pick the ones in the north in summer and the south in winter...

-Christopher

Thanks again!!!! Did you get your vice grips back?? I think I remember getting them for you, but I was pretty flustered and wired from the excitement!
THe more help, the better when raising a roof.
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Old 07-06-2017, 01:42 PM   #20
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Thanks again!!!! Did you get your vice grips back?? I think I remember getting them for you, but I was pretty flustered and wired from the excitement!
THe more help, the better when raising a roof.
I think so.. Im always misplacing or destroying vice grips anyway.. its why I buy them in 3 packs at HF...

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