Author Topic: Maenofferen Dressing Sheds . Just look at The Timber Trusses !  (Read 503 times)

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Here are couple of snaps guys not only are the buildings very impressive but just look at the trusses  :o you can't get timber section like this  nowadays . Being a Joiner by trade I measured them and they were 16 x 8 inches and 16 meters long if you dont know that is VERY impressive . Also having a good nose for timber I would say by the smell its Columbian Pine, one of the best softwoods there is  .

BTW nobody saw me except my wife sniffing the timber   :lol:
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Re: Maenofferen Dressing Sheds . Just look at The Timber Trusses !
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2021, 05:21:44 pm »
Even more impressive when you consider the logistics of getting those timbers from the port to the mill site!

There are similarly large timbers in the bridges underground in Cwmorthin and Rhosydd quarries. Again you have to wonder how they got them there.

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Re: Maenofferen Dressing Sheds . Just look at The Timber Trusses !
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2021, 05:39:48 pm »
Mmm why haven't the images uploaded ? I done it many times before
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Re: Maenofferen Dressing Sheds . Just look at The Timber Trusses !
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2021, 05:59:28 pm »
  :o you can't get timber section like this  nowadays . they were 16 x 8 inches and 16 meters long

I struggle to get hold of 4x2" at the moment! 

16x8"???  Yer 'avin a larf, Mate!   :wall:

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Re: Maenofferen Dressing Sheds . Just look at The Timber Trusses !
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2021, 06:00:44 pm »
I agree Paul they are very impressive on are most recent trip their we was also talking about these , at first you suspect a strapped joint but no they are one straight   length they must have purchased the hole tree  !!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Maenofferen Dressing Sheds . Just look at The Timber Trusses !
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2021, 06:07:50 pm »
I do well at National Timber, should be a branch near anybody. Heavy treated fence posts etc at right price
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Re: Maenofferen Dressing Sheds . Just look at The Timber Trusses !
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2021, 06:14:41 pm »
  :o you can't get timber section like this  nowadays . they were 16 x 8 inches and 16 meters long

I struggle to get hold of 4x2" at the moment! 

16x8"???  Yer 'avin a larf, Mate!   :wall:

MARK

I'm not mate my tape doesn't lie , cant understand though why the images wont upload ? and the file isn't to big
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Re: Maenofferen Dressing Sheds . Just look at The Timber Trusses !
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2021, 06:22:56 pm »
Even more impressive when you consider the logistics of getting those timbers from the port to the mill site!

There are similarly large timbers in the bridges underground in Cwmorthin and Rhosydd quarries. Again you have to wonder how they got them there.

Dave

I have seen the ones you mention Dave and believe it or not I have measured those all are 14 x 8 length I dont know though , but agreed what a feat spanning those spaces    :'(
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Re: Maenofferen Dressing Sheds . Just look at The Timber Trusses !
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2021, 08:56:05 pm »
Sounds like they were using pump spears for roofing, those are generally pitch pine of that sort of size.
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Re: Maenofferen Dressing Sheds . Just look at The Timber Trusses !
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2021, 10:04:22 pm »
Sounds like they were using pump spears for roofing, those are generally pitch pine of that sort of size.

They are not pitch pine that has a VERY distinct smell , that being said that is the pick of softwoods it lasts forever .
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Re: Maenofferen Dressing Sheds . Just look at The Timber Trusses !
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2021, 11:34:37 pm »
I do well at National Timber, should be a branch near anybody. Heavy treated fence posts etc at right price

Timber....? a BRANCH...?   :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :clap2:

Ah, well, now, you see...erm...

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Re: Maenofferen Dressing Sheds . Just look at The Timber Trusses !
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2021, 07:09:15 pm »
here we go the images that wouldn't load

I hope  ::)
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