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double smart house #1: Jan 29th '09

Blog entry by Big Al posted 01-31-2009 05:03 PM 2203 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It was snowing today. the picture doesn’t do its justice. The grey skies really complimented the white snow. :P


Before lunch I finished taping te inside frames of the windows for a perfect air seal, making sure it wont disturb the drywall.

After lunch I had to cover the window openings with 6mil poly since the windows wont arrive til the new millenium ;). this will stop some wind for the next work days. I was keeping up preatty good against the 3-4 people doing the second floor windows, until we ran out of poly and i ran out of plywood strips and had to wait for the tablesaw.

this is the shed shed of the house. 16’ wide… the white dust is all snow, as soon as the house is closed-in, it should be gone.

That is my buddy tyler working on the other side making sure the bluedkin is isntalled on all the windows.


this is the gable side. 16’ wide + the shop


Looking back as I left at 4pm, i wish we had more time to work on it at a time, it is taking along time, especialy with the cleaning up and getting ready everytime.

that’s it for this week,
Alex

-- BigAl, Ontario Canada



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posted 02-01-2009 02:40 AM

thanks alex , the green stuff is the next big thing , its really great for you to share this project with everyone .its looking real nice . its got to be tuff getting a lot done in your weather

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posted 02-01-2009 04:14 AM

actualy with my natural fur coat :S and my thick bones ;) I was built for this weather, I actualy love the snow. It’s just my finger tips get cold quick from a previous frostbite incident.

thanks for the feedback
Al

-- BigAl, Ontario Canada

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posted 02-01-2009 04:14 PM

Thanks for the posting Al.I think it is great to watch a project from beginning to end.

-- Dustygirl Hastings,Ont. Life is too short to sit around doing nothing

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posted 02-01-2009 08:45 PM

dustygirl, Not really beginning, but close. the only thing missing in pics is the exterior walls being framed and the second floor. thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it.

Here are some other past pics that I’ll dump here, I think you will all enjoy these. Sorry I didnt program the camera to show dates back then, but they should be from older to younger Starting from sometime in October(when foundation was poured)



... notice the snow, lol



yours truly :) (my beard’s longer now, I usualy only shave in the summer)



One of my teacher’s back


from the front second floor looking out to the roof


working on the rafters for the front of the house, we did use I joists.


buddies trying to look smart :D

The valley between the two dormers on the front of the house

3 rafters and the exterior wall, all within 12”, There must’ve been a problem with the design… the teacher didnt like it, but we sortof had to. we could’ve save a tree or two here.

Inside looking out to the shed dormer

recieved an other shipment of pic to keep covering the house




Last 4 pics are from the last day before the christmas break (Dec 12th, we then restarted on the 5th of Jan)

the second week back, I got him by surprise

that’s it for now.
Al

-- BigAl, Ontario Canada

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posted 02-01-2009 09:08 PM

Forgot to include the front porch/carport, these pictures are from this past friday. We are putting on the rim beams first and then the rafters(I’m guessing they haven’t agreed on the posts or something). it will be exposed rafters and framing (stained to match the LVL orange colour).



-- BigAl, Ontario Canada

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posted 02-02-2009 12:55 AM

Very nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Here in Southern California we do not build in weather like this. But there again we do not have weather like this period. ;-)

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posted 02-02-2009 07:25 AM

Bull, I bet most of the people I work with would love to be working in south california. But, honestly there is something about hte cold and the snow… I love it. I still don’t wear a full coat… we had -36 degreesC the other day… i only had one of those thick insulated shirts on top of my usual thin long sleeve and plad shirt with rolled sleeves, and i had no problems. The others think I’m wierd, but meh, i prefer the cold then the hot…

Al

-- BigAl, Ontario Canada

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posted 02-06-2009 05:20 PM

Good for you. As long as you are happy where you are at. I am from Holland, but it does not get that cold there either.

Have fun, and thanks for all the pictures.

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posted 02-06-2009 06:56 PM

thanks bull. My father’s from europe too, he’s spanish, but i was raised in french because my mom’s french Canadian. That’s why i make some stupid spelling mistakes and my chubby fingers don’t really help either :D.

After my lunch break(tonight) i’ll have plenty more pictures up… we’re putting up the foil faced ply-iso on the ceiling on the second floor.

Al

-- BigAl, Ontario Canada

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posted 02-06-2009 08:49 PM

can’s wait to see them, Al.

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posted 09-20-2009 04:59 PM

Looks great. I am from the south, so I like looking at your snow but I wouldn’t want to stay up there for long. keep up the good work.

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posted 09-21-2009 01:31 AM

thanks, I like to think that i was made for this weather… With my size and “fur” I do better in the winter then the summer.

Al

-- BigAl, Ontario Canada

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