Chip and Clada Self-Portrait


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                                   Building Our House in the Caribbean

                                                                    Step 35 - Constructing the Great Room Bond Beam    
                                                                                  Rafters get repaired and sanded    
                     These 3x12x28 foot hip rafters were ordered from Miami--they weren't pretty, but we can make them work. 
                                                                                 It takes four of us to move them.

  Starting Grt room bond beam   First the steel and forms have to be installed on the inside

               Centering5  Centering6 
                                                          A lot of time is spent getting the first hip rafter installed

                                       Edward joins team  Edward has joined the team and is a big help
       Grt room bond beam  Grt room rafters  Grt room rafters2
                                                                          Lots of work goes into this room. 

Grt room bond beam forms  Lots os steel2  Lots os steel3
Lots of steel is used!

    Grt room bond beam done  All rafters done
                             This pour went well and it was the final pour to complete the roof bond beams---yeahhhh!

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