Wednesday, November 28, 2007

buttoning up



The house got closed in yesterday and the masonry heater core was installed today. The electrical service inspection was also today so now we wait for NYSEG to run us some wire and finally get some juice.

Monday, November 19, 2007

looks like a house




We finally got the heavy machinery (thanks Al) to get the upper walls on and the roof sheathing. Al and I worked thru the weekend to get it sealed up.(thanks again Al). And sure enough it's Monday and it's snowing. At least I don't have to shovel out the loft again! Now we put in the doors and windows, put ice and water shield on the roof, get the electricity hooked up, house wrap with tyvek, and get the masonry woodstove in, hopefully by the end of the year. Then we can work on the inside in relative comfort.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

thursday november 8th


Here's the progress as of hunting time today.

walls up




The SIPs went up relatively easy with 3 of us. A 4X16 foot section weighs about 255lbs. The roof rafters are a little lighter but more involved (cutting,placement,etc.) Finally has the profile of a house/barn.

Friday, November 2, 2007

the walls are here



The SIPs came this morning. Unloading was relatively easy and took about an hour. Mike and Al should be ready to start work later today or next week. I think with the three of us it should go pretty fast. The heaviest panels are 255 lbs. We may need the crane to put up the second story panels... or lots of Wheaties!