A little bit of a late start on these updates, but here is where we are.
It has been an unusual build in that we have, and continue, to only allow experienced volunteers on the site. This minimizes close physical contact and with the use of masks and disinfection protocols we are doing our best to minimize Covid-19 risks.
Thank you to all the selfless volunteers that are enabling us to move forward with this build.
Also, thanks to Advanced Disposal, Crockett Septic, Ellis Construction, Four Seasons Heating and A/C, Kohler Company, and Square D for their generous support.
We moved 13,200 lbs of drywall today.4x12x1/2 drywall 68 lbs/sheet, 100 sheets, 6800 lbs4x12x5/8 drywall 106 lbs/sheet. 50 sheets 5300lbs4x8x1/2 mold resistant 55#/sheet, 20 sheets. 1100 lbs
This weekend we made good progress on our Fifth Avenue house. The roofing work continued and we are close to finishing, but rain on Saturday sent us inside. On Saturday we fine tuned the framing to get ready for a building inspection on Monday. We added all the required bracing and brackets required by today’s building codes. The big bad wolf will not be able to blow this house down! We also added the blocking required throughout the house to get ready for installation of Sheetrock.
It was a good weekend with some new and old volunteers working together. Thank you!
August 29, 2020
This week we had good progress on the house build. The windows and two of the doors were installed on a rainy Friday morning. Then Saturday we worked on the roof and got it about 60% completed.
Each day we had four volunteers, and though it would have been better to see more people, those who came worked hard and were good sports on the roof and getting rained on. Thanks to Scott who worked hard leading the team.
The heating contractor was also in on Friday and installed much of the duct work above.
August 10, 2020
Working around the wind and rain we nearly completed sheeting the roof, got the window opening picture framed, and did more of the truss work for the porch.
August 1, 2020
We continued with the sub fascia, the lookouts, the roofing and porch framing this weekend. Looks great!
July 25, 2020
The trusses are up! Next in the project is sheeting the roof and getting the shingles on.
July 17, 2020
Preparation for the trusses is complete with the framing done and OSB on.
July 11, 2020
July 4, 2020
Already a great start on the framing.
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