After removing the layers, I put new metal up under the existing roof that was in good shape. I sealed and painted it. There have been no leaks since.
Since the roof project last summer, I talked again to the owner of the Photography studio. He has been such a big help since I've known him, and he agreed to give me a deal on some space in exchange for some money and that I take care of the grounds and building maintenance. First project on the studio was to clean out the space. Over the years and past tenants it had accumulated a huge amount of rubbish. There were many old boards, 2.5 truckloads of old pallets, about 20 large flourescent light fixtures and many boxes. Unfortunately, there are no pictures of the original clutter.
Cleaning and repairing a leaky bulkhead door and lower door proved to be time consuming. Rotting boards and crumbling mortar have plagued the door projects. The upper door leaked and caused rotting of the lower and the starting of one project quickly lead to another.
Chimney is still there, but all loose bricks have been removed. Duct was removed, floor was patched, and missing joist was added.
Light fixtures in the process of disassembly.
Makeshift work bench from yet another door and scrap file cabinet.
Goodwill had a steel medicine cabinet/mirror that I cut in half and fitted together tighter to act as the cap and I put on an old cupola that I got for scrap.(original mirror just below workbench for size comparison)
Installation was scary on this crumbling chimney. The ladder barely sat on each edge of this 12"chimney way up on the roof. Much thanks to Lyle for the help with this and other projects.
Much improvement from the unheated stowaway studio in my dads garage.
Thanks for checking back to see what I've been up to.
A BIG thank you to Bruce Defries Studio group and Lyle Schwartz for the help and support.