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Old 02-18-2013, 10:36 AM  
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Thanks for the heads up and concern Bridgeman but it wont be an issue in my area. We dont have building codes and such. We are in a very rural area. No permits needed for anything. We have several 1970 mobile homes with additions being built onto them all the time. Sad to say but we are just a very poor community



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Old 02-18-2013, 03:57 PM  
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Bridgeman's point still gives you more to think about. What have you got for a foundation and how thick are the walls, 2x4 or ?



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Old 02-18-2013, 08:38 PM  
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Your gettin plenty of good advice already. I would only add that the best way to forego any problems is to have a good plan drawn out on paper before starting. Will save you money in the long run.
On another note, all exterior doors should have a roof over them.

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Old 02-19-2013, 12:55 PM  
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Thanks for the advice guys and keep it coming. neal the foundation is a poured wall basement. The house walls are 2x6.

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When you get a chance poke your head up in the attic and take a photo or two. Trusses or rafters or?

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Old 02-20-2013, 06:51 AM  
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Here are some pics in the attic. When sections of the house were brought in the roof was laying down and was raised by a crane when all was in place.



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It looks like the roof was shipped in three peices and assembled on site. I haven't seen this setup before, but I think there is nothing to worry about.
There are four measurements that you are going to need. Accurately measure the 27 ft side of the house including the siding. An accurate measure of the angle of the roof. Set a 4 ft level on the roof hold it level and measure down to the roof and divide by 4.
The third one is the height of the seat cut, the distance between the top of the wall and the bottom of the sheeting, measuring straight up from the wall. Hold a level against the wall and draw a line on the side of a truss and then measure from wall to bottom of that line.
The fourth is the tale length the distance between the bottom of that line and bottom of the angle cut at the end of the truss behind the gutter.
We need 1 and 2 now and we can get 3 and 4 later.

Will you be ok with removing some drywall to add structure to the wall?

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Old 02-28-2013, 08:33 AM  
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Here are examples of front porch that I made ​​of fir beams. The whole process of building is described:
http://www.diy-handyman.com/small-dedicated-project/diy-project/outdoor-project/small-dedicated-project/how-to-build-a-roof-on-the-porch

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Yes you can make it like you want . Is quite easy job.

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I would suggest placing two chairs on top of a rug with a small table between them on one side of the door, then angle a chaise lounge with another small table topped with a cute lamp on the other side of the door. Toss a couple of pillows on the chaise and a comfy throw to wrap up in on a cool evening. Don’t forget a vase with some flowers, a couple of potted plants on either side of the door and even a ceiling fan on either side of the porch.



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