January 1, 2009

Finally, a Quickie Wall

December 29 - 30, 2008

Finally the wall that we've all been waiting for. No angles, no porches, no challenges, no personality at all, just a quick strip, wrap and full size boards of Dow Tuff-R insulation. Our guys should have been able to go to town on the wall blindfolded, but the weather had a few curve balls up its sleeve. 30 mph gusts.

Pre-Project photo of the wall December 29, 2008: a quick strip Notice the 1st and 2nd floor sealed windows. These are two bathroom windows that were closed off 20 years ago when the duplex was converted to condos. Those contractors from a generation ago, could not be bothered to stuff a little fiberglass next to either bath tub. The voids are stuffed tight this time.

December 30, 2008: Two hours before the Fastened Wrap. Unrolling and attempting to staple 10" wide house wrap in 30 mph winds. It was a bit nuts.....and would have made a great picture.

December 30, 2008: The crew nearly completes cutting and applying two layers of foam and completing the wall before the arrival of the New Year's Eve snow....but not quite.

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