Fwd: [WestMichiganHams] IRA Work Days _ Need Help [1 Attachment]
- I know I use the Link System all the time. If you have the ability to help these guys out, please do so!Bryan Leenheer, KD8LDX---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Michael Smith <jamelar@...>
Date: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 9:57 AM
Subject: [WestMichiganHams] IRA Work Days _ Need Help [1 Attachment]
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Cc: volunteer@..., ira_board@..., sstutz5@...[Attachment(s) from Michael Smith included below]
The IRA is in need of help. We have a serious roof issues.
We are in need of personal to help reroof and work site cleanup, donations
of material for the roofing project or donations to help cover the cost.
The main transmitter building needs:
Rotted out plywood replaced
New high wind rated shingles.
Specialized flashing around tower leg structure that
penetrates the roof.
Cost Approx. $400 - $600 in materials
Middle Building - nearly a flat roof.
Replacement of rotted decking plywood, fascia and soffits.
Counter flashing to meet lower building
Replace the roll tar roofing with new EMD solid rubber
roofing - this would provide for the longest life time and easy maintenance
Cost Approx. - $2000 in materials
Remove old insulation & repair Roof penetration of Tower
Cost Approx. - $175 in materials
How can you help:
We need personal to help with the roofing job. If you have
no experience, we can teach. Also need to whack weeds, clear back some
Tearing off the old roofing
Repair water damage
If we have the personal - Mow, Weed whack, Paint main gate, etc.
If you have any of the following or know someone that does -
we could use donations of:
Tools - Borrow / bring
4x8x 1/2 OSB
1-1/2" Ring shank Nail - Decking
Cordless Screw Gun
2" Ext. Screws or = decking screws
Caulk Gun - larger & Small
Ice & Damn Shield - Rolls
AL Drip Edging 10'
AL finishing Nails
Shingle Removal Tools - assort.
1" Coil Roofing Nails
Trim / Aluminum Brake
1x6 x 8' Pine
AL Fascia Flashing
Roof Caulk - PL
Black Jack - Large Tube
Nail Biter Blades Saw blade ( 7 1/4)
Jig saw & Blades
1/2 Plywood (CDX) - For Soffits & Fac.
High wind (100+ Mph rated) Shingles Per Sq
Soffit Vents _ round
Soffit Vents Sq
sawzall & Blades
1/2 Plywood - Treated
Aluminum Coil Stock 4, 12 , 24" - White
Weed Whacker / string Trimmer
AL Trim Finish Nails
EDM Roof Roll - 12' x 36
AL Step Flashing
Finical assistance: Anything we can't get donated we will have to buy. I
have lined up a roofing distributor that will give us a great discount on
Currently we do not have anywhere the needed funds to cover this expense -
so anything will help.
When: - September 14th. (15th if extra time is needed)
September 21 - rain day.
Grand Rapids Main transmitter sites - 92nd, just west of
eastern. - talk in on 147.160 pl 94.
Please Pass this e-mail on to all the hams and friends that maybe able to
If you can help with any of this and / or can make the work party - please
RSVP to any board member (on the air, or in person) or e-mail -
Thank you for your continuing support.
Michael W. Smith, KC8WJA
President, Independent Repeater Association - W8IRA