Today I have to re-roof the outhouse…

Coffee-iconNo options, for it might as well not have a roof at this point. Tar paper just does not last, yet we try to apply it and hope 10 years later it still holds. Just will not happen, so a cup of coffee, short post and off to work. This is the first of two roofing jobs I have to do, actually three total in the future, but the last one will be with tar paper… 🙂

IMG0552AIn my mind, tar paper was the first all purpose substance of grand illusions. It was cheap, plentiful and easy to use, to stop lots of home issues. Then it was replaced not by same form of usage, but by popularity, the famous duct tape. Well I still think that tar paper is king, but I admit that I have used duct tape for many things in this world, just as I have tar paper. If you have tar paper and duct tape, I think that you can repair just about anything…. yes anything…

I have two rolls of tar paper, and two rolls of duct tape, so I am good to go for future calamities…

Now back to the outhouse. Tar paper will not do, I have to take the whole roof off and rebuild part of it. Has to be done, for if you have ever had water dripping on you in ten places while doing the call of nature. Then you understand the importance of re-roofing the outhouse…

Okay that said, now one more cup of coffee and off to work I go…

I will toss a picture in of the mess I make at the end of the day…

Update; I used an old roofing material that is very common in Russia. It is a fiber pressed stuff that is kinda brittle, but very waterproof and does the job well. Little guys can walk on it, but big guys like me will crack it all to pieces. I just put a slanted to the front layer of the material across the top and since I could not hardly nail due to structure damage if I do. I improvised with wire, bricks and screws. I gave it an overhang to the front of over a foot and a half, that should help nicely in bad weather…

Have a nice day…

Post by Kyle Keeton
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