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Old 01-20-2013, 04:24 PM   #7366
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Keith, when you build that greenhouse, will it have a drive-thru or are you going to let Bud do that when he gets there to install the tile?

Sorry Bud - couldn't resist!

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Old 01-20-2013, 05:44 PM   #7367
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Well, you know, I'll need to give that some serious thought. Of course, the greenhouse isn't a take out type store, so Bud might not need to do the drive through thing.

Maybe a moat outside and a drawbridge, a few big concrete blocks, definitely none of that useless foam stuff.
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YES...I've been following along. AND...I have a tiny bone to pick with Keith. I noticed (a couple of pages back) that Keith was using one of his newly-tiled counter tops for a work bench. I gotta tell ya Keith; if you keep doing [that], I'm going to have to put you in time-out and there won't be any more cookies at bedtime.

Surely you must have a "proper work bench" you could be using!
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YES...I've been following along. AND...I have a tiny bone to pick with Keith. I noticed (a couple of pages back) that Keith was using one of his newly-tiled counter tops for a work bench. I gotta tell ya Keith; if you keep doing [that], I'm going to have to put you in time-out and there won't be any more cookies at bedtime.

Surely you must have a "proper work bench" you could be using!
Guilty as hell there Bud!

I guess this means that you will be most unhappy to hear that I'm using ALL the kitchen counters as workbenches. Well, more as assembly benches I guess.

My REAL workbench is out in the studio where the temperature is just about right for making ice cubes. So until it warms up out there, which will be sometime in August, I'm afraid I'm stuck with playing in the kitchen. But they sure do make nice worktops though, don't they?

I'm not letting on where my cookie stash is!
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The insulation crew showed up, but it was only 1 guy and he didn't stick around long.

The back wall will be getting three layers of R-14 Roxul, plus a layer of foam board.
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I'm not letting on where my cookie stash is!
Now you are hittin below the belt buddy, that hurts.
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The front house wall, which is a single 2 x 6 wall, will have insulation anywhere there isn't a window.

It might not be necessary to insulate that wall, but it's a case of being better safe than sorry later on.

With the greenhouse in front of it, there should always be heat on the south side of the wall.
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Here are the trusses as made for the model as it sits now.

The real McCoy may be quite different, but as I mentioned earlier, some testing will be in order before it gets determined what type will go in. Whichever it is will be about 16 1/2" deep to handle three layers of R-22 Roxul.
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While I don't expect that the house itself will need double top plates on the back walls, the model gets them because I made the end of the outside walls a bit too high. Tsk, tsk.

So this should bring the trusses into line.
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Got the greenhouse roof framing in place now.
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...and a couple of pics of the house trusses.
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Oops...nearly forgot these.
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I got a kick out of seeing that insulation installed like that - jut the right size.
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That is really nice Keith, it is looking sharp. One thing is for sure, you don't let any grass grow under your feet. Thanks for the sunset photos, beautiful.
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That is really nice Keith, it is looking sharp. One thing is for sure, you don't let any grass grow under your feet. Thanks for the sunset photos, beautiful.
You're welcome for the sunset pics Jim. We've had a couple nice ones in the last two days.

As for the little house, it's basically two shed roofed buildings facing each other. The house portion has one building inside the other, with a complete layer of insulation separating the two, except for the floor of course.

I'm still trying to see if there is a way to do two separate layers in the roof as well. But if not, it won't matter much as the foam board on top will give me the thermal break I want.

Making the model has already shown a couple of places where it can be improved.

One thing that won't be made on the model is an airlock entrance to the house on the east side, and very likely one for the greenhouse entrance as well. Opening an outside door in wintertime wastes a massive amount of heat. Not to mention that doors are typically ridiculously low in the R-value department.

I expect the house airlock will contain the batteries etc. for the solar system, and I will use the greenhouse airlock to store needed tools for greenhouse use.

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