My Dad came out to visit for two weeks, and we kicked it pretty hard. We assembled the walls, and with some help from my friend Alan got ‘em up. We got the sheathing on, and after a mis-communication with the truss guys got the trusses up, and the roof sheathing on:
And then I took a break for Thanksgiving vacation. Got the framing inspection this week, had to double-up with galvanized nails for the sheathing on the sills (because the sills are treated), so that inspection is pending, but meanwhile I get to tackle insulation and electrical.
Oh, and I don’t know if I mentioned before, but the city is making me make this a habitable building, which means I get climate control. I originally thought this was going to mean running a gas line, but the guy who came out to give me a quote said “it’ll be cheaper and easier to have you run a spare circuit to the back and put in a heat pump”, so I get heating and cooling. At a $175 for the Title 24 calculations and $2275 for the heat pump and exchanger additional cost. Sigh.
And the more detailed version of this on my personal blog:
-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/