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Posted by Larry in Nashville, TN on 5/11/2015 9:42:44 PM

A hard weekend.  Really hot and the temp upstairs is hotter still.  Takes a lot out of you.  Both Sandra and I were exhausted.  Spent much of the time working on the netting.  Got most of it done, especially the ceilings upstairs and the furr down in the kitchen.  I'm not sure I would use the netting again.  Sandra is positive she wouldn't.  Might have been better to wet spray fiberglass, but that would have required hiring and we are over budget as it is.  And we'd still have have to net the ceiling to be able to get the furnace in place by now.  Just a PITA  to get it up on the ceilings and the hip roof rafters complicate it even more.


As we put it up, we are coming across all of the unfinished framing details which, while Slowing us down on the netting, makes sure that these get taken care of before the drywall gets put up.  It is amazing how many things need the final touches.  I just found plumbing that needs nail plates. Found odd old framing pieces that needed trimming to fit into the new walls, etc etc.

Finally fixed the attic stairs that were damaged months upon months ago.  Had to get them fixed before the netting.  Didn't know whether I could get it fixed, but took 30 minutes.  One of those things you keep putting off as there are so many things that need your attention.

Also got back up on the roof and properly flashed the three dormers.  Both sides of every dormer were either not flashed at the bottom missing an inch or so before the very bottom, or flashed exactly opposite where the bottom section laid on top of the the upper.  Now you would think that a roofer would understand that the upper overlays the lower, right? Just like shingles? Really?  How did they get get it so wrong? But this was one of those things that I have been putting off as well.  Had to get it done before the insulation and drywall go in.  Can't have leaks soaking the insulation and ruining the drywall.

Weather is finally supposed to cool off a little this week.  We look to get insulation started this weekend.  Don't need it blistering when handling that stuff!



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