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Old 04-20-2011, 05:47 AM
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I have to say that is some beautiful work. I have constructed a cupola for atop my garage that is about 36" square with the same style concave roof as you have shown in your image. Mine would not be freestanding although had I known that a free standing structure could be used I would not have bothered framing and sheathing it. Is there any way that I could have you fabricate something similar on top of my framed structure? Any idea as to what this would cost?
If you framed the roof you cant put the sweep in it, you have to go with a flat panel. Unless you could frame the sweep which is unnecessary and frankly pretty hard I'd imagine, only seen those done on a large canopy or roof.
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:54 PM
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If you framed the roof you cant put the sweep in it, you have to go with a flat panel. Unless you could frame the sweep which is unnecessary and frankly pretty hard I'd imagine, only seen those done on a large canopy or roof.
Tell me you have never seen a curved framed job: dupree
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:38 PM
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Tell me you have never seen a curved framed job: dupree
You trying to start something here dupree? I might a seen one or two.
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:30 PM
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A REAL Carpenter can build a curved roof, concave or convexed. We have a bunch in Palm Beach. They have the $$ for it. If you got the money we've got the time. And no i ain't tryin to start anything.. i finish things! hehehehehehehe. dupree
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:43 PM
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I just seen a section of housing in Miami/ Dade on the police show, the average home sells for 5 million, I'm sure there's some of these roofs around there. I stand to be corrected, there are a few, but an average homeowner isn't gonna attempt one. Know what I mean.
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Great work! Can you tell me how the leg from the pan is connected to the hip? I am building a cupola for my shop, this will be my first standing seam copper roof and I am having a hard time figuring out how to join the legs at the hip since they will line up with each other, think it will get too bulky if I lay the legs down and double lock into the hip. Any details would be greatly appreciated!
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Please see the attached hip detail from Dimensional Metals INC. I would recommend scaling down the size of your hip cap, zee closure, and panel rib to prevent the hips from looking too bulky. If you were to achieve a hip cap that was about 3" to 3.25" on each side of the hip it would probably look pretty good. In my opinion the attached detail is superior to the old double locked style where everything is beat into formation with a hammer. I have nothing against the old style, but I do not think it is as waterproof and you risk hitting your copper panels. With the design I propose it is sometimes difficult to get the four hips to intersect perfectly at the peak and there is a pin hole at that location. Since it is copper, I would solder this pin hole at the peak.
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I've done cupola roofs in painted steel. I sold customer on flat panels that clipped on a starter at the bottom and used a rib to hold the panels together at the hips. It creates a smooth appearance overall and seams are tight. You build a single piece cap to lock everything together at the top. I love standing seam roofs, just not on cupola.
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I also have used painted steel on cupolas and have had no issues with just a standing seam on the ridges.

http://www.thesheetmetalshop.com/for...=1&pictureid=1

Here is same thing on a all tubular steel frame....I did not make the cupola itself
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