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A lean-to - DaveH - 10-16-2014

Started building a lean-to.
Something like this:
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Smiley-eatdrink004
DaveH


RE: A lean-to - f350ca - 10-16-2014

Must be nice building and not being concerned with snow loads.
Looking good.


RE: A lean-to - DaveH - 10-16-2014

Now I did take a couple of photo's before I started but somehow I deleted them Chin 17428 

And yes the beam fixed to the wall is sloping - I'm sure there is something wrong with my spirit level Big Grin  Big Grin   Big Grin 
Also marked out the holes for the posts and removed the grass.

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The red on the sheeting is the reflection of the sun setting. Just in case you thought it was on fire. Cool
Smiley-eatdrink004
DaveH


RE: A lean-to - DaveH - 10-16-2014

Greg, There is a snow load, not much of one but there is.
All I do is look on the roof sheeting manufacturers data for the spacing of the roof trusses and go with that. Cause every 30 years or so we do get snow.  Smile 
Very few collapse because of snow but the roofs do become air born with the high winds and storms.
Smiley-eatdrink004 
DaveH
 


RE: A lean-to - schor - 10-16-2014

If you do get snow then do you also get ground freezing? If so you might run into problems with the posts moving which could cause separation at the wall. If this is an issue, you should consider the post foundations below frost line to make them stay in place.


RE: A lean-to - DaveH - 10-16-2014

We don't really get ground frosts, it can drop to freezing point at ground level maybe an hour or two before the sun rises.
Where I live frost isn't as far as I know taken into account when building.
Smiley-eatdrink004 
DaveH


RE: A lean-to - DaveH - 10-16-2014

Just as a matter of interest, how deep is your frost line?
Smiley-eatdrink004 
DaveH


RE: A lean-to - schor - 10-16-2014

Where I am it's ~ 3 feet so we do our posts at 4 feet depth.


RE: A lean-to - f350ca - 10-16-2014

Same here, about 3 feet but where I lived in northern Alberta water lines were buried 8 feet and would freeze if the ground had no snow cover.


RE: A lean-to - awemawson - 10-17-2014

So what is the lean to going to house Dave?