Buildings,  Renovations

Kings United Church steeple repairs

Kings United Church Loch Katrine Nova Scotia
Kings United Church Loch Katrine Nova Scotia

This project took a couple of days to do. Russell MacHattie and I were raised up in the cage. The boom truck was supplied by James MacEachern of Antigonish. Contact Mr. MacEachern at 863-9627 or 863-4931 if you need the services of a boom truck. Extra help provided by Ron MacCara. Materials for the repairs purchased at Central Home Improvement Warehouse in Antigonish.

 

 

Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada

We got busy working on the north side first. The north side of any building is typically in need of more repairs as it does not get the direct sun light as the south side does. So usually there are issues of wet or dry rot depending on the age and ventilation in the building.

Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada

Russell MacHattie busy at work putting down some new flashing on the south side. Not much wood needed to be replaced on this side.

Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada

The old lead flashing had to come out and we bent some new flashing to replace. You can see the braided cable for the lightening rod.

Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada

What a view! That dot of a building just right of center, across the lake, is my home.

Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada

The top of the steeple will need some attention in the coming year or two. Shingles will need replacing.

Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada

The original cedar shingles underneath are well past due for replacement.

Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada

And here is the north side of the steeple.

Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada

Russell and I head down for some lunch and stop for a chat with Rod.

Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Russell MacHattie
Russell MacHattie telling his stories. 🙂
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Rod’s turn to tell a tale 🙂

Then its back up for some more work.

Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada
Steeple repairs at Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada

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