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    pergola for al k

    hi al! with a couple of hours of peace and quiet (the wife was at work), i managed to cobble this together from the drawings and dimensions that you emailed me. i had to take a little bit of liberty with the design, for structural reasons. there are 16 rather than 18 cross members, on 18.25" centers, i think it would look a bit crowded with one more cross member in each. i also took a bit of liberty on how the metal roof would be attached. the original 48" square would have been too small to be practical, given the over all size of the structure. i doubled the size to 8 feet square, and placed it on it's own set of cross members, keeping the 24" extra outside of the front and back of the roof. i also added the dimensions to the sketchup drawing as well. i hope this will help you out.

    i have emailed you the sketchup file, as it was too big to send here.
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    Looks great Dan I will take it over to them and see what they say. Thanks again.

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    Looks real nice. But what is the purpose of a roof? I thought the idea of a pergola was to have the shadow effect of the sun.
    Maybe I'm thinking of something else.
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    The roof will give the owner a place to wait for the elavator when he is outside and it is raining or snowing out.

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    A pergola is another project in my "to do" list, maybe next summer...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al killian View Post
    The roof will give the owner a place to wait for the elavator when he is outside and it is raining or snowing out.

    I know, I know, dumb question i guess

    A metal roof will be a nice quiet place to sit and reflect during a heavy rain or hail storm
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    We couldn't find a ceiling fan for "wet area" use that the LOML liked, only one for "damp area", so I added a 2' X 2' covered roof section to our pergola immediately above where the fan was to be mounted. Just some plywood with some shingles. Keeps the rain off of the fan.
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