It Has Been A Month…

A month has passed without an entry.  So what have we done? South Wall.  From the Eastern wall, across the South and around the corner to the West wall: Larsen trusses have been put up, sheathed, dense-packed with cellulose, windows detailed, wall covered in Typar and a first layer of strapping applied.  Work was completed […]

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“Building Morale”

We moved three steps forward last week: the laundry room (the room between the house and garage) got insulated and sealed off from the house, the Eastern gable end got sheathed, as did the ceiling of the main house.  Taken together, it gives the project a real sense of progress and a nice way to […]

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The Windows Are In

It may be -23°C outside today, and I may be inside writing a blog entry to get away from the cold, but we’ve had a relatively good run of luck with the weather this fall and winter – so far.  Of course it has meant working weekends and taking days off when Mother Nature deals […]

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Starting the Larsen Trusses, or “Building the Parka”

Recently we’ve started making our Larsen Truss (LT) assembly.  These are the vertical structures that suspend the surface of the exterior wall further out from the structural wall in order to accommodate a thicker layer of insulation.  In our case we’re using 16” I-joists that are lag-bolted into the 2”x6” studs.  Recall that our OSB […]

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