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Old 09-27-2012, 05:28 PM   #15
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I would think the easiest thing to do would be to just take the 4-foot wide rolls, and make 4x5 sections, covering 2 frame bays each. Then it would be much easier to drop a section in the future for access/repairs, etc. Or am I missing something?

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Old 09-27-2012, 07:25 PM   #16
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That is how I did it Chuck.


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Old 09-27-2012, 07:54 PM   #17
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Thank you so much guys for all this info!
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:02 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by 195Pilot

Are you going to try to over lap on the cross members or run a seam length wise.
Good Luck
I've built a new frame and plan on butt joints at my 48" cross members with a 2" strip to cover the butt joint and to secure the panels. I went with 12' material so I would end up with scrap that is 2'x4 versus 1'x4'


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