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Old 11-09-2011, 09:50 PM   #5791
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You know what it's like when you have a catch-all area where stuff gets dumped. Just inside the front door was such an area and has been for several years...so time for a bit of a tidy up. When I pulled the collection of miscellania away from the window, only then did I remember that the vapour barrier was only partially in place and a half baked job was done on the insulation.

Since we are now getting cool nights, it was time for the fix.

The first pane of glass was only held in place with a couple of partially tacked 1 x 1's...the second pane of glass was still leaning against the wall. Fat lot of good that was doing.

The second pane is now in and things should be warmer now.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:57 PM   #5792
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Please note that the glass has a substantial curve at the top.

I was under the impression that this was somehow done by a machine, and therefore all the glass sizes would be identical.

Evidently this is not the case. The top curve is cut by hand before the glass is tempered, and then the units are made up.

I got these after they had been removed from a former house and separated the panes. I had 6 sheets all together. As it turned out, no two were the same size...close, but no cigar.

Four of the sheets found their way alongside the front door, and the final two at the end of the breakfast nook.

One was already in the nook wall...been there for many years. Today when I went to put the last one in it was a good 1/2" too tall! I had to chisel out a 9/16" deep groove in the wood below the glass to allow it to fit.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:00 PM   #5793
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Pretty hard to tell in those pics, but the glass is in place and buried in the groove. The top of the glass was still a push fit to get it in. But once it was in I was able to tweak it slightly to the left and it has a tiny bit of breathing room.
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Back to the front entryway where more cedar is being applied to the wall above the window.
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Outside the door needed attention as well, as it rattled in a wind and poured cold air inside like it was on sale.

The door is curved as you've probably noticed, but the weatherstrip at the top adapted to the curve well.
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The weatherstrip on the left side of the door is the spring type.

This turned out to be a real blessing as I was able to close the door, and add the 'stripping under pressure...which has stopped the door from rattling.

The right side is unsprung, but since there is no movement on the hinge side it's quite OK. That's the way it comes in the package.
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One more little thing to get done out front...the downpipe keeps falling out as it is only held in place by friction.

It takes the water from the entrance roof and moves it over to the studio gutter.

So I have added three stainless steel screws between the ABS pipe, which the gutter is made from, and the wood gutter. I'm hoping that there will be sufficient increased friction to keep it in place. Time will tell.
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We had a little excitement here this afternoon.

Hurricane force winds!

It's amazing at how well the camera will flatten out a wave...but most of the troughs here I could stand in and not see over the top of the next one.
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The trees didn't fare too well in this breeze...you can see how the branches are all bent backwards.
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Within a span of three minutes after the wind hit there were more than two dozen branches on the ground and in the pond.
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By sunset, the wind had dropped to about 30 k's and this is what we got.

The wind has been back up to between about 45 and 70 k's ever since then. And more big winds in the forecast as the next storm comes down from Alaska.
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One of the dinghy's in the bay snapped the mooring line like it was a piece of thread, but I have been able to retrieve the boat and tie it up.

My friend Allen on the other side of the island wasn't quite as fortunate.
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He doesn't think there is any damage to the hull as the beach there is fairly soft.

The next high tide is right around dawn tomorrow morning and John is going to try and help pull the boat off the beach then.

If the barometer goes up, that means the tide will go down and it may not be high enough to get the boat off.

In the mean time, Al has taken advantage of the opportunity to scrape the bottom of the hull off.

It seems the line between the float and the mooring weight parted.
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Boy is he lucky! That could have ended quite differently. He might want to think about using chain from the mooring to the float and reserving line for the hawser. Then you can replace the line part every few years. Mooring anchors are not cheap.
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Boy is he lucky! That could have ended quite differently. He might want to think about using chain from the mooring to the float and reserving line for the hawser. Then you can replace the line part every few years. Mooring anchors are not cheap.
Had the boat blown in 30 or 40 feet on either side it would have been on rock.

Surprisingly, chain from the mooring to the float doesn't work well here. What happens is the sun reacts with the salt water, and any chain within about 10 feet of the surface gets eaten up very quickly.

The best thing is to get your hands on some discarded tugboat towlines. They use about a 2" nylon type line which stretches and seems resistant to UV. The tugs replace those lines as soon as there is any sign of wear. After all, some of the booms they tow must weigh upwards of 1,000 tons.

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