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Friday, October 29, 2010
As soon as I got the insulation in, it rained HARD. So before we left for Temecula I took off all the plastic wrap and left the batts loose to dry out.
With the insulation in place, it's time for the floor tongue-and-groove panels. They're 1" thick. Construction adhesive avoids a squeeky floor later. After the panel's in place it's nailed down.
You always put the panels down so the groove side is out; that way when you beat it into place with a block of wood and a...persuader, you don't mess up the tongue.
A perfectly aligned and installed subfloor can be tested by seeing if a soccer ball will levitate without moving over any given spot. Here, Patrick is amazed by the results.
I gotta go to work for 48 hours and more rain is coming, so I put down plastic sheeting. I'll just frame over it and cut it away later. It's really exciting to be framing. You can see where the plumbing and electrical come through .
Been hanging around my 'starter wife' since 1987; 3 kids together so I'm hoping she'll keep me...Copter rescue medic , hazardous materials response stuff, and Urban Search And Rescue and USFS helicopter manager stuff. Also build houses. Mostly just a dad