Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Sept 2019: House wrap

Turns out house wrap is a pain.



Caulking and taping bottom:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1np_b_QyP0fU3SmbCcAXo644Lts5csn2Ahttps://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1gEINO21qFx6SGBgA9Z3JNw6YNEI0yzqV

Then wrapping:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1CoO3VLtRwu7-OxPnLufBl5W2A7bgDb5Whttps://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1WEkQnQKPCIt8QWNhhJWiy3TjDrPCNMUK
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Running total:  $77,700
New costs: $1,200
-2x rolls drainwrap: $500

-200' of flashing tape:  $200
-Caulk (50tube case):  $300
-Cap staples: $50
-Odds & ends (Bronze wool, other stuff): $50





Sept 2019: Wall sheathing



Plywood sheathing was needed to make the outside walls of the old house & garage flush with the add on.



Old meets new:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=11X23OtbUWFrZB72AdlhW5NaREh1OQNmb




We chose to sheath all but one side of the house with CDX to improve the shear strength:
 https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1I7ZjOun5dQV1Y-RS-lHZW6Q6VO9bPYJZhttps://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1N7Ioi_bx0lf7eMCOINZFCz1tTEDIdqsShttps://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=125IuOSMy1HJAKC6FYk5zeTYUTZ5Geh1o




On the unsheathed wall, we made a top to bottom X brace with metal straps for lateral strength (hard to see what's going on in this washed out pic):
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1MHjCltggeBEZPv0wDLzw9MRLuJrIf1jJ


And added more strapping to better tie together old and new sections of house:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1RQQGke5cRiOwz4lvA25eVyt-vCuUwpDq
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Running total:  $76,500
New Costs:  $1,200
-30 sheets of 1/2" cdx: $600
-Nails: $200
-Screws:  $200
-150ft coil strap;  $150
-Odds & ends: $50

Sept 2019: Exterior wall prep

Fixing the walls before the sheathing and siding go on:

Replacing more rot in the kitchen:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1DSjwvPTuRFDpfcYcbB4VqCEMb0v7KFkU
Removed the rotted wood and painted surrounding wood with mold stop:

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1VTCXfq8I7y5-ciwp54gGPJfbIV6nJMju
Replaced with new boards:

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=14rGy-P-LkW9zXyvm3_D6nJrSoph5rSIS


Cut out a rotted  section of beam inside the house:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1FGtyXPYkE6XU4dJKaJzhl0SkD1QXuI-e
The fix:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1l4vxeP0wWyV8a1jd3XipkgXu4SaNb6XDhttps://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1BE2vraRcMKePFPnqiHnU0Z8ZVaLaMs0-

More ship lap replaced:
Pic from inside house coming




Sections of foundation needed patching.
Before:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1fCWR4F0fSndrjok9Dy7GIqaNJ052tBDj
After:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1b-3eo6jPgGq5CMERxxpJGJqHPbRTcYaJ


Sections of the sill plate weren't resting on the foundation and needed to be shimmed:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1pLHAvFBngtQ7sYtwOOyuKqJNC3N-nrvg


A useless, and rotted section of overhang, needed to be removed:
Before:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1J1KsUtpudvuLLojRTeEvtc9zTBQtt5JS
During:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1wB9F_ROVzqGTp5vWbq9YEtJANgUEnh0y
Rafter tips cut and wall mended and ready for new sheathing:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1fwf290T_zsVNw3-Bp5MdMm-3lCj846j0





We found a major ant nest behind the front porch:
Exploratory mission revealed trouble - lots of dirt on the house: 
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1vWvdrDrK_rfG1fZb8VDpfSWMNiLOxSc5
The ant damage and rot extended the length of the porch:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1GUQFtySM1MuzRp_R2TxoUYM1V0nlWmew
We used the jacks to replace ~16ft of damage.  Fortunately the rot and ant damage hadn't' reached the beams.
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1BPbTRASAhx2XDxDyYn39YiRJtGSIMFW_
New sill plate.
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=13Cq_2Rpyp1gw2pMhNe6kMiGaY4x9jd5-
New rim joist and anchor bolts:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1uTt20TMxZCsP6LhiNxfgo2-delQIMboV
Strapped the old and new wood together:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=15jxQWlUiJ669h-J-gvXkMpteUcyMDCse
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Running total:  $75,400
New costs: $750
-Lumber: ~$500 (25x shiplap, 20 studs, five 2x10s, a couple PT 2x6s)
-Cement patch: $50
-Any spray: $50
-Odds & ends (foundation bolts, epoxy, caulk, tie plates, box of screws...): ~$150

Aug 2019: Removing the siding

The siding is coming off:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1Ci6-8xa2qL97-XLf1fLXTHY7cjUaEdsGhttps://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1hUSbD7OgeX--kNqxJkZVwFPb6bSECj01https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1shHZ6cGFDMT6ikVMfSdoYy-Ri0dFwIHhhttps://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1gpQhhCj4SMoVZ0gUsV3sf6aTwhb6-uFz
And the plastic is going up cause it’s a rainy September: 

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1WBoUV0EiinZoD0kIAdc_A3N0nBAjSKys
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1CcUFuVoqGyMxaXhXEYDuEOQOnC0Uyz_r

The best the house has ever looked:




And we made $350 selling the trailer load of aluminum siding to the scrapper.


Things are looking up!
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Running total:  $74,650


New cost: $350
-20 yard dumpster: $350
-2x asbestos samples (both negative): $50

Aug 2019: Brick work

Removing the brick work:
Before:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1JNsOZLVValJKftud-IgDX0gneyOH1iHQ
During:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1SidDx_1ah4sD4EwP5zQ_AJW0IbknoqDahttps://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=13GDiOIKnC80yIxs8yHeoET3g3YpCQe2Dhttps://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1GwvEIoOfSe2sWY6cY7TcmRi2mlMaY58b
After:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1VMaak1pAcoMtnbtm4StnC-idK6EBB5OY

Another dirtyshity job done
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Aug 2019: Painting Eves

Before: pic coming


With soffit covers off:

Primed:








And painted: pic coming
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Running total:  $74,300


New cost: $200
-Two cans primer: $60
-Three can paint: $150
-Paint supplies: $40

Aug 2019: Gutters

New gutters on the house, garage, and barn: 

Before (way before):

After: 
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1kF6BfHc9OUZE4RIEGj2S8rFZieILOOML

Working on the barn:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=12KzsQr3HW3WLwHNpOBdjohY4h7FmrxLo
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Running total:  $74,100

New cost:
gutters:$2,200 ($200 upcharge for grey gutters)


July/Aug 2019: Second roof

We employed a more reputable (and expensive) company to replace our one year old leaky roof.  Lesson learned: Just cause someone calls themselves a roofer and is on your roof with a nail gun doesn't mean they know what they are doing.

We decided to do things a little different with the second roof.   Starting with better prep work.

We cleaned up the existing roof deck by replacing some boards that had insect damage, rot, and fire damage.



Carpenter ant damage:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1y8pMlCocMA2XzUyuFK631Ho7qkFr8hL8
Old boards off:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1fHvnGIKg7-QEoYoRzXq_Lh9xHqhYkh4-
New boards on:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1xd0SJRq_9IUAl1Wu6WBW1faNiXnyBA8R


Replaced the bad (and probably unsafe) chimney patch job done by the previous roofers:

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1nJsh0fY_Z02wx6T1ZzFXKt-ReH5epOGQ

The last roofer did a sloppy job cutting the lower roof vents so we replaced these boards as well:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1QdG8X3uf_OXddY65zPObneMzOdbNh5-g

More off the roofer's handiwork (they somehow cut through the felt and decking and just shingled over it).
 https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1eb0gKVQSR1s1W1ZyGWO6fXAIgf5TPSw-


We moved the bath/kitchen vent pipe so it exited through roof rather then the wall (and then run horrizontally for no apparent reason).  
Before:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1Zz3EIgRfdtDt_8X_deV96ge8kdz_1Uv1
And added a vent pipe to the wash room (not sure how they got away with not having one before): 
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1P635DiEDcy6jlvS2pPkeIdRa6UwmFoka


Squared up the skylights:
Before:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1HparN-O-H31T6D9EVfDh9P_Yo9IGF3Qy
And cleaned up the sloppy cuts on the boxes:

Before:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1snB4tDcFnYe3V4QTKsfKiSdMOGEHnuSA


After:  


Roof off:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1FDU8vKhYHin6HCTxCpbW4EbLA3OyMR8E
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1vSmg1344FXAgxnnSx5GEWvCa7NWDjdFV
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1RNVqgOrZwugkoCAZ78BQoF6dWxZxmn-x

We added two layers of polyiso insulation (~R25) on top of the old roof deck, and 2x4s between foam and new decking to provide an air gap:.
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1Iyo9d7hRcq7xi7ZxGgPAwaiitOYEsEobhttps://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1lR9Nz3e43-xwECzBeUjVs6jNe22Ul03d

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=19sOqBWTVUh5EBFfpIjGCSpa5G6V4Kzcyhttps://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1Hio5WyBaCTO7q7ujzBRpRgiIZcx3NiWm

New roof on:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1jhIiJOZOxeLzFk8V-BNeYYCiVUm16OUp

With a few upgrades:
-Two new 'roof windows'
-Big boy 2x12 fascia with 1x4 accents boards (replacing wimpy 1x6s)
-Proper ridge vent tiles



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The running total takes another big leap:
Running total:  $71,900

New costs:
roof:  $20K
Roof windows: $~1400
Shiplap:  $200
odds n ends (pvc ,fittings, screws...):  $100