For installing paneling and windows, follow the
same general instructions as those given for the end
wall. However, be sure that the girts are in a straight
line before impaling panels onto shoulder bolts. It is
important to block the girts in a straight line with
crating lumber cut to the correct length. The drawings
should be checked for proper location of shoulder
bolts. The first shoulder bolt should be 12 inches from
the center of the column, then 12 inches on center
Recheck the plumb of the center frame. Adjust the
brace rods to plumb if necessary. Check the drawings
for the location of base angles.
The upper wall panels must overlap the lower wall
panels for weathertightness. Remember to use
metal-backed neoprene washers and No. 10 hex nuts
on shoulder bolts. Use machine screws (1/4 by 3/4
inch) for panel-to-panel connections at side laps.
ROOF ASSEMBLIES. Since the roof panels
are factory-punched for panel-to-purlin connection,
the purlins must be accurately aligned. Spacer boards
constructed from crating lumber can be used to align
purlins, as shown in figure 9-7. Move the spacer
boards ahead to the next bay as the paneling
progresses. Before you actually start paneling the roof,
place the spacer board over the shoulder bolts and
insert nails in the 5/16-inch holes in the ridge purlins.
Start roof paneling at one end of the building.
Place the panels so the holes in the corrugation lineup
with the shoulder bolts in the roof beam, cave angles,
and ridge purlins. Install one cave panel to each side
of the building. The cave panels should be installed
Figure 9-7.-Aligning purlins with spacer board.
one row ahead of the ridge panels (see fig. 9-8). Before
proceeding with the work, make sure you are applying
enough black mastic or sealant. Roof paneling should
continue in this order to ensure a weathertight joint at
the corner laps. However, you should check the
drawings for the location and installation of the smoke
stacks and ridge ventilation.
DOORS AND WINDOWS. Doorjambs can be
hung anytime after the end-wall structural parts are
completed, But, they must be hung before installing the
interior lining. A helpful hint is to hang the doors before
installing the exterior end-wall paneling, This makes
adjustments on the door frame easier.
Hinges are factory-welded to the doorjamb, and the
entrance doors are supposed to swing to the inside of
the building. Remove the hinge leaf from the doorjamb
and attach it to the door with 1-inch No. 10 flathead
wood screws. Hang the door and make adjustments to
get the proper clearances at the top and sides of the door.
Install the lockset in the door and attach the faceplate to
the door with 3/4-inch No. 8 flathead wood screws.
Attach the strike plate to the doorjamb with 1/2-inch
No. 8 flathead machine screws.
Figure 9-8.-Installing ridge and eave panels.