Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Rebuild Day 17

Decided to take another day off, if nothing else spent a couple hours this morning clearing stuff out of the way...

"What are we going to do today, Wes?"

"I don't know Bob...let's tear out this ceiling, it looks a little low.






Wes is one of those fellows with a sixth sense to avoid the camera. Bob? No problem, catch him in lots of good action shots. Wes? When I saw this photo tonight reviewing the day's images I thought to myself miracles happen!





Mort makes a nice hanger for my ear muffs!

Get sent to Home Depot for two 2x10x16 and one double 2x10 hanger...which turned into a two hour fiasco. But I get back and I now have a window in my house!

Dumpster #5 in 12 months in full...we'll be getting a 15 yard one tomorrow to replace this one.


Get sent this evening to get 15 sheets of 1/2" (15/32" since the big box stores want that extra 1/32" profit per sheet) OSB, five 2x4s, and some "brick mold" for the siding work.

Well, there's no 1/2" OSB in Lisbon. Or any Home Depot around, maybe all going to Puerto Rico?

Screw it, I'll buy 15/32" plywood...cost me another $80 or so but I don't want to scrounge all around

Some upper manager at the store sees me looking for the brick mold, "Is that 15/32?" "Yep." "I have a deal for you!"

And entire unopened package of 30 sheets of a discontinued 15/32" plywood for the cost of three sheets. I paid 78 bucks and change for that pile of plywood!


Where the 2x10s I bought today went; and you can see the frame for the door to what will be a large storage space in the attic:

Took me a few minutes to figure this out. From the junction box one white wire goes to the 3-way switch by the front door, one to the three way switch by the bedroom door, and the third to the what used to be the dining room chandelier and was now a piece of track lighting.

Oh, I get it Papu...you didn't have a wire long enough to reach from the bedroom to where you needed the light, but you had extra junction boxes and wire nuts to rig this together!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Rebuild Days 15 & 16

Monday, Day 15 I went to the office, and Wes left me a list to pick up at Home Depot that night. Got home from Home Depot and grabbing a grinder around 8, so I didn't do more work inside.

The crew got GAF Storm Guard Ice & Water shield on the entire roof Monday -- it's a modern form of felt paper. This is...overkill since it's only required along the edges and other places that are prone to ice dams or other water intrusion.






Time to get going on Tuesday, Day 16:



So while Wes & Crew continue to finish the gables, my task for the day is to get the old boiler out -- which involves first cleaning my way down to it through debris left over from the roof removal.









For the scrap metal pile...


Ok, time to help them move shingles with the tractor:

Starter row going down:







Bob, Wes, Bruce, and Andrew all going to town shingling:


Ok, shingles are on the roof...time to make yet another Home Depot run (plus a stop at Lyons & Billard in Plainfield for some nails that Wes needed...and HD in Windham had no clue...the guy at Lyons & Billard knew the part number off the top of his head. Wish I had a full construction loan to have bought all the stuff local instead of through Home Depot / Lowes loans and cards).

Holy old school batman...the side of the tractor read, "Class of '77"


Two hours later I'm back, and they have finished shingling the house except for the ridge vent that I just bought (Wes was trying to avoid it as it isn't as good looking as eave vents, but it became the most practical way as the design-as-we-build continues).


Wes doing laundry...or at least laying out all the layers of clothes he found around the job site so the guys can pick out whose is whoms.

Design conference on how to build an entry way to the front door without damaging the front step that has the hand prints in it:


Scrap plywood temporarily over the sump to help get the boiler out. When Bob & Wes put on the bulkhead door, we'll replace the wood in the sump and slide the concrete cover back over it.

Backhoe and logging chains (that I bought when I was like 20)...meet boiler.
...and my iPhone battery died and my Kindle is not intuitive so the pics I took with it came out like crap. So that's all the photos for today :)