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Old 07-29-2011, 01:02 PM   #76
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hustler we have talked about them, but I like the shake look.

We plan to put a gable vent on each end.

My Grandmother passed away in May and left me her wardrobes that were built by a family friend who was a carpenter.
I looked closely at them and I could see he put them together with dowels and possibly glued them.

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Any thoughts or suggestions about possibly getting them apart?
Or should we just copy them and build a set ourselves?
Honestly I really want them.
The master bedroom one is the biggest and there are 2 that are the guest room.

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Old 08-23-2011, 08:10 PM   #77
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I was out getting some more caulking done on the house today. Really wish I could get that high lift platform right now and just get this all done. You know when you have a list and have to follow each step instead of jumping ahead. I want to jump ahead.
Had a pretty strong wind and it was rocking the ladder so I didn't get as much done on the west side as I wanted to.
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I was out getting some more caulking done on the house today. Really wish I could get that high lift platform right now and just get this all done. You know when you have a list and have to follow each step instead of jumping ahead. I want to jump ahead.
Had a pretty strong wind and it was rocking the ladder so I didn't get as much done on the west side as I wanted to.
I hate working off ladders. I need my free hand holding something. Sometimes I drink a beer just to calm down the jitters! How about some more pic's? dorf dude...
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:46 AM   #79
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I rarely drink and with as dry as it is I don't drink at all. Just don't need a DUI in a volunteer fire truck.

Nothing really new except for the caulking.
I am arguing with my husband though. He does not want to put up the house wrap on the gable ends this year, but I do. If I can get him off the place for a few days I can get that high lift platform out here and just get it done.
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Well sat down with the husband and we did up a list of "want" to get done this fall, hopefully before the snow flies.
We agreed upon putting up the house wrap on the gable ends. Put in a gable end vent on each end. Finish out the eletrical. Do as much of the plumbing as possible. Put in an attic ladder. Sheet rock the upstairs ceiling. Install insulation, we looked at a couple different sites and they all advised an R-60 for our area. So a double layer of R-30 is going in.

The caulking and stain are next on the list to get done first. I'm going to be busy this weekend.
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Sounds like things are moving right along!

Don't forget to seal your attic before you insulate.

Thanks for the updates.
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gma2rjc just wondering what you mean by seal.

This is our first house and I would hate to miss an important step.
Now in the attic area where the roof over hang is we have used some Great Stuff in there. Is that what you mean?
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:12 PM   #83
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Husband took over the truck and ladder and he got it done.





Love the look of this picture. The sun was setting.


I got the east side bleached today and rinsed off. Going to start staining next week.
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Sealing the attic means sealing any holes, gaps or penetrations into the attic from the rooms below. Even small holes will cause heat loss.

If you haven't insulated the attic yet, this is the best time to do it. Use the GS foam like you mentioned. Be careful around recessed light fixtures. If they are the type that get hot, you can't put foam or insulation on or around them. There are special covers made for them that you can buy.

I'm not a pro at this, but I learned a lot from doing my own attic and am still working on the attics in my mom's house. I also did a lot of research first.

There are probably threads about it in the Insulation forum here.

My heat bill dropped a lot after I sealed the attic. Even more after insulating it, of course. Plus, the drafts that were common in the house are practically non-existent now.

Also, have you taped the seams on your duct work and insulated your heat ducts? Sealing and insulating your rim joists will also help keep cold air out and reduce drafts.

Sorry it took me so long to answer your question, I didn't notice it until just now.

The outside of your house looks great. I bet you're glad to be done with that project.
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Thank you for that info gma2.
Going to put in some recessed lights in the kitchen I will look for the covers.

The duct work is not run yet. Just doing what we can afford.

Yes we are glad to be done with that project. Now the bleaching and staining.
Blasted cold here today and I just do not feel like a cold shower.
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There are recessed lights that don't heat up and can have insulation come in contact with them. I'm sorry I don't know a lot about them, but maybe one of the gentlemen here will chime in and fill you in on the details.

It's cold here in Michigan today too. I keep reminding myself that there is still one week of summer left.

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We are in one season "road construction" and the next season "this winter" is around the corner.
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:06 AM   #88
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Been following your project for a little while now. You two are certainly more ambitious that I.

It looks like it's turning out well. It's just a shame you had to go through all the blasting.
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Got the south, west and north wall's bleached and washed today.
It has been so dry I started staining the east wall. That TWP stain is soaking in really well. Got 4 logs done. Had a stick I kept in the five gallon bucket so I could keep stirring the stain every once in awhile.

I'm heading down the river for the next 4 days so I won't be able to continue to work on the east side til I get back.

Need to re-chink around the east door and windows. Saw some water had gotten into the house when I washed the bleach off. Glad I found it now. Still got 2 tubes of chinking left.
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Got started on staining the logs. Looking better then the first stuff we used.







You can see the caulk where we did the check logs.



Going to tear off all that tar paper on the OSB around the pony wall and re-do it with house wrap.

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