After all that, the guys went out and loaded about 3 tons of hay on Alex's trailer which he then hauled home and unloaded. To say Dale was beat by the end of the day would be like saying Texas got a little sprinkle of rain yesterday (and today). But it sure all looks great. Now we just wait for the new garage door to arrive in a few weeks and we'll be DONE with the dairy barn garage door project, after 4 years of saying we needed to do it.
Now we just need to get the bigger electric circuit run to that garage, and put a new roof on it and patch the ugly, cracked like a canyon floor, and we'll be more or less done with it.
Dale carries off another section of old garage door
It's a bit hard to see the sag in the top centre of the door opening, but believe me - it's there. And, note the lack of header as well. Which is why it sagged
Door all gone. Cracks in floor remain. Those are the small ones
I kinda liked this Art Deco sort of look. Alex wonders at how hard it is going to be to make everything straight and plumb for the first time ever
The tire-shredders goin' DOWN, baby!
The puttputt door, now finally properly framed and the sag vanquished forever, and a real header installed
THIS is how the framing is supposed to be done. THIS is NOT how it was done - the boards were stacked in top of each other instead of paralleling each other like this. There is no strength the other way, which coupled with the lack of header, caused a major sag in the frame