Woolgoolga, fixing John’s roof

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This is the second year that I start working on the 1st of January AND in Woolgoolga. Exactly a year ago, I started in the blueberries and this time I’m working on a roof.

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John wants me to fix two things: his solar hot water system (those black pipes) and the rust on the roof.

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Because of the sun, the plastic connectors get dry and crack. Water is coming through these pipe so any hole is a problem. I need to make sure each bit of plastic is fine. It’s not a hard job until I need to replace one.

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Second mission is to paint any part where there is rust and there is a lot! You can see the black spots, that was rust.

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Another issue is the paint. It starts peeling and then it rusts. I won’t have the time to paint the whole roof but at least I can take some pictures for john so he has an idea of how bad is it.

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The paint peels everywhere.

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And everywhere.


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And sometimes there is holes as well. This one has been repaired but I don’t think it’s a really good job.


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John cut some roof patch for me which have the same shape. I’ve got glue, I’ve got paint. I just need
time now :-)

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And one!

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And two :-)

DSCF6636And three, four five, six. There is a lot!


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This roof needs more care.

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John’s swimming pool and garden side.


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I have one more challenge.

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Repairing that big hole around the pole. Before it was only cover with glue around but that glue was dry and not waterproof anymore.

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First step, cut the right piece of metal to fit around the pole.

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Second and final step, glue all together and that’s it! I think I’ve done a good job :-)

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