Carport project was a challenge!

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Blog entry by oscorner posted 11-02-2007 06:48 PM 7422 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello, everyone! I began this project after the first major hurricane came on the scene this year. I originally had one of those temporary structures with the pipe and tarp for a cover for my son’s car, but decided that I needed something better if it were to weather any kind of storm. It’s 12’X30’ with a two foot roof slope going from 14’ to 12’.

Here’s the front:

The rear:

Extra overhead storage:

North side:

View from the house:

I managed to get some extra storage above his car and towards to back of the cover for my lumber and scrap bin. I enclosed the back end with Hardie board and the front to match the house and shop. By closing in the back corner I also gained some protection on the east side of my shop’s 10’ rollup door. No water leaking into the shop, now. It took me about a month to complete with the invaluble help of my neighbor and son.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#1 posted 11-02-2007 07:14 PM

What is the plumbing for in the blue barrels?

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#2 posted 11-02-2007 11:31 PM

Those are my rain barrels. I use the rain water to water my flowers instead of having to mix chemicals to bring the Ph to within tolerable limits for my plants. These also come in handy during droughts lasting lest than two weeks.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#3 posted 11-02-2007 11:52 PM

Great Mark. You feeling better?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 11-03-2007 03:49 AM

Nice project. I hope this means that you are mending and feeling better.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 11-03-2007 06:17 AM

Well done, Mark.

I’m contemplating two 1500ltr. tanks for my place – our reservoirs are down to 39.8%.

I’ve seen them slowly fall to this level from 100% five years ago.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 11-03-2007 12:10 PM

Hi Mark;

Nice job with that project. Good thing you have a way of draing those barrels. They would be a real B*h to get down from there once they’re full.

You feeling better? Don’t forget the chicken soup!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 11-05-2007 07:11 PM

Hi guys! No, I’m not feeling any better, but the doctors don’t seem too worried. Why should they? They aren’t the ones in pain. In fact, I’ll be heading back to work this, Friday.

This project was done before my disc problem, but because of my disc problem I finally had the time to post it.

Don, I believe that you will be well pleased to have your own rain water source as back up even though it is quite costly to put in such large tanks. In America it runs about .50 per gallon just for the cost of the storage tank. That’s why I went with two 50 gal. plastic drums, $30. for two, used.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#8 posted 11-05-2007 07:34 PM

there are some good doctors out there…. don’t hear a lot of such stories but they do happen.

back to work: I hope that is a good thing. Take care!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#9 posted 11-05-2007 11:58 PM

Good or bad? Only time will tell. Thanks, Debbie.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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