Sunday, November 6, 2011
Construction Update October 30 to November 4, 2011
On Monday we went to town again. Since Brendan was setting up the fireworks for their Halloween party it gave us a chance to run some errands and pick up some supplies for the project... like skylights, white Flood paint for the facia boards and some cedar shingles for siding. I only bought a square of shingles, as I wanted to get started on figuring out if we are going to pre-paint them, or how to put them on the wall.
As we were taking off more of the cedar shakes over our master bedroom closet I called Shirley to take some pictures of the crop of mushrooms that we have growing on the roof. It amazes me that the roof still keeps us dry.
On Wednesday Brendan and I set up the rafters over the last section of the dormer.... and Shirley caught us putting them in place. We then built the last section of the wall between the lower TGI and the upper dormer rafter... another tricky project as each stud was a different length with a different angle on the top than the angle on the bottom. Now that we have it done we know how to do it more quickly.
This week Shirley painted the first five boards with two coats and we set up another batch of seven boards... so we will have enough to do the upper roof and dormer when these boards are dry.
Wesley, our electrician, has installed a new 200 amp panel in our garage and from there we will go to a new panel in our new closet... so all that wire will be hidden in the building. We are setting aside four feet of wall just for electric panels in the closet... and it will have clear floor area in front of them so it will meet code.
Currently when breaker trips we have to take clothes out of Shirley's closet to access the panel and get a flash light to find the problem... not cool.