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howiedrum
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Postby howiedrum » Wed, 2020-Jul-01, 00:17

A picture is worth a thousand words. In this case 50 pictures! I will spread them out over the next few posts.
HOWIE-1 Sub Panel.jpg
Sub panel

2 Water_Sewage Ditch.jpg
Water/Sewage ditch. Took four days to go 100ft. by hand. Lots of rock underneath. Not sure why the plumber didn't get a ditch witch. Hit two irrigation pipes. Definitely the roughest part of the build for my wife during Covid.

5 Inner Leaf Ceiling Joists.jpg
Inner leaf oversized engineered ceiling joists. 24oc. Long story. Lost a few inches of height. Live and learn.

HOWIE-3 Electric Side of House.jpg
Outdoor Condenser and electric/propane lines

4 Wiring.jpg
Wiring studio. Three holes for electric and one for cable to be installed in future surface mounted raceways.

HOWIE-6 Wiring 2.jpg
Wiring close up. The outlet blue boxes are for my kitchenette. Another mistake. Added putty pads to them instead of removing...

HOWIE-7 Wiring 3.jpg
Wiring in ceiling for future track lights.

8 Insulation.jpg
Insulation arrived!

9 Inner Leaf Ceiling Scaffolding.jpg
Scaffolding for Ceiling insulation. My dog Daisy is making sure everything looks good.

10 Inner Leaf Ceiling top view.jpg
This is a view of the 18" gap between inner and middle leafs.

HOWIE-11 Inner Leaf Ceilng caulked .jpg
Silencer box sleeve. Close to joist but not touching!..

12 Inner leaf Ceiing drywall.jpg
Gap with 5/8 drywall and green glue over OSB. This was the hardest part for the builders. The fact that we had gorgeous sunny days didn't make them any happier.

HOWIE-13 Inner Leaf Ceiling Final Opening.jpg
Almost done. That final piece will be built on the ground and lifted/screwed into place...



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Postby lostandfound » Thu, 2020-Jul-02, 16:00

Howie.....
really compliments for the "mammoth" job you are doing!!!

Lucio



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Postby howiedrum » Thu, 2020-Jul-02, 20:30

Thanks Lucio! I have been watching yours too! So nice to have this forum to share with each other. Most people where I live think I am crazy.

Here are more photos.

14 Wall insulation.jpg
Inner leaf wall safe-n-sound insulation installed
15 Ceiling insulation 1.jpg
Ceiling first layer of insulation. Safe-n-sound. Nice product. Easy to work with. We had to strap it in. I will fill the gap with fiberglass insulation.
16 Ceiling insulation 2.jpg
Here is fiberglass insulation added in ceiling. Also strapped in.
17 Ceiling Insulatin 3.jpg
Jeff shown here installing the fiberglass with his mask on. This was just before we were all required to wear masks.
18 Wall drywall.jpg
3/4 OSB and 5/8 drywall being added. Hard to see but each stud was caulked before the OSB was attached. Green glue is behind each piece of drywall.
19 Window outside view.jpg
Exterior window. After mistakenly buying two interior commercial noise reduction windows I installed this exterior window and will add the interior windows next.
20 Window Inside view 1.jpg
Inside view of exterior window.
21 Window inside view 2.jpg
View of window with first noise reduction laminated glass interior window.



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Postby howiedrum » Thu, 2020-Jul-02, 20:48

Not sure why but some of those last photos were rotated. Here are more.

23 Mud_window.jpg
Drywall with mud and finished window
24 Electric_Cable Trench.jpg
Electric and cable trench. Used ditch witch and it was done in four hours.
25 Wall Primed.jpg
Wall primed.
26 Trim Painted.jpg
Walls and baseboards painted
27 Kitchenette Trim_Window.jpg
Kitchenette trimmed with west view



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Postby howiedrum » Thu, 2020-Jul-02, 21:29

Time for doors. Started on June 4th. I hired Tom, a recommended local carpenter. Up until then I was using the GC's builders. The GC gave me a credit for four pre-hung solid core doors and 4 hours labor. Tom was $35 less per hour than the others. He also read and studied all of my door plans I sent him from a variety of sources. The other builders would not have had the patience for that. We still need to install the door closers.

28 Doors.jpg
Two front doors and two sheets of 1" MDF. I guess when my camera orientation is vertical it uploads horizontally.
30 Door Jamb 2.jpg
Door jamb
29 Door Jambs.jpg
Door jambs close up
31 Door Inside Front .jpg
Interior front door from inside hung with four heavy duty hinges
32 Doors Inside Front.jpg
Exterior Door added. Inside view.
33 Doors Outside Front.jpg
Outside view. Drop down seals on bottom of doors.
34 Doors Together.jpg
Tom sizing up the MDF. He ended up hanging the doors and then adding the MDF to the hung doors. It worked well and he was able to do it alone.
35 Doors Back.jpg
MDF added. We put some green glue between the layers in the field and some adhesive on edge where screws went in.
36 Doors Back Seal.jpg
Rubber seals glued in
37 Doors Back Hinges_Seal.jpg
Close up of seals and hinges



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Postby Starlight » Fri, 2020-Jul-03, 01:33

howiedrum wrote:Source of the postMost people where I live think I am crazy.

But how do you know that we don't think that, too?

A great set of photos, Howie.



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Postby endorka » Fri, 2020-Jul-03, 09:26

Yes, amazing work. Well done!

Cheers,
Jennifer



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Postby SoWhat » Fri, 2020-Jul-03, 09:54

Greetings,

Amazing! Thanks for all the photos!

All the best,

Paul




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