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Old 10-13-2009, 12:23 PM   #1
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Hey all, I decided to take advantage of the weather and build a carport on the side of the shop. I picked up some incorrectly ordered mono trusses for $120 and got to work!

THE STARTING POINT! 9ft wide and about 20ft long (retaining wall kept me from going the full 24ft.


TRUSSES - They are 3/12 pitch, 9ft 1 5/8's. 18" overhang.


PIER BLOCKS - I used these pre-cast pier blocks. I wasn't sure how they would work. They are 12" at the base and about 12" tall.


POST MOUNTING - Used about 1.5 bags of Sakrete quick setup 5000PSI concrete mix per pier.


POST UP - 3 of the 4 posts are up. They are 7 feet apart. Connected with a pressure treated 2x6


LEDGER BOARD - It is a Doug Fir 2x6. I nailed it level with 3.5 16d nails and then added the 5" ledgerboard screws from QuikTite.
No drilling required and very strong. Patteren was 2.1.2.1.2.1.2 along the length into the studs.


TRUSSES UP - All 12 trusses are up. 24" on center (the last one is 13" on center to the end of the ledger).
I used standard hurricane ties at all 3 mounting points. It is amazing how much difference between the trusses. 1/4" here and there. No big deal.


TRUSSES FROM THE BACK - You can see the use of more ledger board screws on the posts.


TRUSSES FROM THE SIDE


OH NO. BLUE TARP! - Couldn't beat the rain. Tar paper is down, but I wanted to protect it all.


And that is where it stands. I will take pics of how I am doing the roof to wall connection. I have already applied a liberal amount of sealant to the joint where the roof sheeting meets the wall. Tar paper 5" up the wall with some adhesive. I plan on using the 3x5 flashing with adhesive to the wall and then a 6.5" Hardie Plank board heavily caulked to the wall to keep water from infiltrating. Pulling up the siding wasn't an option. I am hoping that with the eave above it, it will be enough. Time will tell.

Now that the decking is down, the thing is solid as a rock. Those blocks worked great!

The conduit will get a 2 piece silicon boot flashing as well.

More to come when I get a clear day. 30 year Pabco architectural comp roof to go on. Same as the shop and house.

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Old 10-13-2009, 12:41 PM   #2
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Nice job....you will really find quick use of the new space.
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:41 PM   #3
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Pulling up the siding wasn't an option. I am hoping that with the eave above it, it will be enough. Time will tell.
How about putting a second layer of siding over the current siding?

Then you can flash the roof to the vertical wall and cover this flashing with the second layer of siding. At the eave, just cover the "new" layer of siding with trim.
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:01 PM   #4
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That is EXACTLY what I want to do off the side of my home. We have the "original drive on that side, which is the drive for my shop now.

However, when Mrs E-tek saw the blue tarp she said: "Oh no! It can't look "Banjo-pickin' " like that!!!"
Me: "Don't worry hun, it'll match the house and shop when he's done."


Thanks for the side shots of those trusses - wouldn't be hard to make up a set of those.

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Old 10-13-2009, 02:33 PM   #5
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Hehe, banjo pickin...

Thanks for the kind words!

The idea of residing the upper gabled end sounds like a pretty good plan actually. It all comes down to time now.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:59 PM   #6
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hell, I'd live with what you've done (in terms of sealing the connection to the garage) for awhile before going any further. Between being under the overhang and how well you've already sealed it (and the fact that what you're sealing against is intended to accept rain and weather) I think it will be fine.
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:52 PM   #7
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Nice ! Need to be doing something like that myself. I'll tell ya when I'm ready.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:21 PM   #8
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Yes, I think I might stick with my original plan for sealing up the wall connection.

Nonhog - Post pics when you get started!
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:28 AM   #9
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Well, I am about 95% done...

Front side with roofing, Not a great pic.


Rear Side pic, roofed, edged and fascia up...


Side view...


Close up of the fascia board


Another fascia board closeup


I used Pabco 30 year architectural for the roof, same as the house and shop.
The fascia is a 6.5" Hardy Plank.

All that is left to do is to paint and caulk around the fascia board and paint
the end rafters and ledger board edges. I will also most likely put up some gutters. No more blue tarp! (End banjo music).

Oh, and apparently I needed something called a "permit" seeing as it is attached to the shop...dammit...

Dumping 3 yards of 1"- clean for the ground.

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Old 10-27-2009, 07:41 AM   #10
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Looking good!

Are you considering re-routing the downspout from your main garage roof so it doesn't wash out the car port area? You may not get enough rain in your area to worry about it, just curious. again, Great job!
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:39 PM   #11
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Looks real good and practical.

With that embankment, I am thinking some well routed gutters and down spouts will be needed in your area.
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:53 PM   #12
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Will the meter reader be able to get to it?
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:57 AM   #13
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Thanks everyone!

Reiferman - Yes, I think I will do just that. I live in WA State, so rain is a big thing...all the time.

KBS2244 - Yes, I will be adding some gutters to the roof. As far as the embankment, I will be going to town on that with a tractor. Essentially moving out the dirt and creating more gravel area, then putting up a rock wall and building up a garden area.

Autoist - Yes, but I think that it reports the usage back to Puget Sound Energy down the wire so they never come out unless there is a problem.

I did manage to get the fascia board caulked up today.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:09 AM   #14
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hahaha... rain?? this is the pacific northwest.. gotta love it
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:58 AM   #15
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Shocker:
Excellent job. Ought to last a lifetime.

I live in the NW too, just north of the Columbia River in Clark county. and I'm still hoping to finish my carport before it gets too stupid out there.

Have you ever heard of doing this without using the trusses? is there a good way to just tie the side beams and rafters to the posts? I'm not sure how I'd do this, but I'd like to know if it's possible to save on materials.

Thanks for any suggestion.

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Old 11-03-2009, 09:09 AM   #16
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Looks real good. I'd like to kick the back wall of the shop out some, this gives me cheaper ideas LOL. The way you flashed off the transition to the vertical wall should work well - I have several transitions like that on our old house which has "washboard" siding. Hard to seal up on that stuff but once sealed holds water off just fine. On your flat textured siding, should be no problem.

>Have you ever heard of doing this without using the trusses?
You could do similar with just two ledger boards on the wall. You could use hurricane ties to tie the joists to the poles, notch the poles, run a doubled plate on top of the poles and lay the joists on that, etc - lotsa ways to skin that cat.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:43 PM   #18
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Thanks everyone!

Columbian, welcome to the board! Check out this link - http://extremehowto.com/xh/article.asp?article_id=60455

This was how I was going to do mine, but the trusses were cheaper than using rafters.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:43 PM   #19
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UPDATE!

I decided to pour a slab for my new carport. And I am going to enclose it and turn it into a woodshop.

I think it came out great! So far, no cracks and it is ready to build on. Very glad I did it. It is going to be great!

Here are some pics!


All wired up and ready for pour.


Beginning the pour. Concrete guy added the 12" stem wall to help with any drainage issues. I do plan on removing most of the dirt and leveling.


Off we go! Guy made the mix on the "hot" side to help with setup.


Pushing ahead!


Rough skim. Ready to trowel.


Hard trowel 1st pass.


All finished!


From the back!
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Beauty work!
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