Author Topic: The Rebuild 26x52 two story  (Read 25592 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline dablack

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 436
  • Rusk TX
Re: The Rebuild 26x52 two story
« Reply #75 on: April 26, 2017, 02:42:00 AM »
Thanks guys.  I really enjoyed learning the brick work.  The first column (way on the end) isn't the best but it is ok.  The rest of them are pretty good.  I'm still slow as Christmas when doing brick work, but I enjoy it. 

If it doesn't rain too much this weekend, I will be putting up 1x boards as the porch roof deck.  It will be visible from below so I didn't want OSB or plywood. 

Austin

Offline dablack

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 436
  • Rusk TX
Re: The Rebuild 26x52 two story
« Reply #76 on: September 11, 2017, 07:45:42 AM »
OK!  So, the porch is mostly done and I've started on the hardie board siding.  It is going up really well and I didn't have to buy a siding gun.  My framer is working great but it does have a depth adjustment so it was easy to dial in.  I'm also using the dark green siding gauges and they are working great.  Turns it into a one man show. 

I'm trying imgur now since photobucket doesn't like me anymore.   Lets see if this works. 







Offline MountainDon

  • Administrator
  • Journeyman
  • *****
  • Posts: 16,598
  • Jemez Mountains, NM; that's pronounced HEY-mess
    • My 15.75 x 30 Jemez Cabin
Re: The Rebuild 26x52 two story
« Reply #77 on: September 11, 2017, 02:16:57 PM »
Pictures good.  How did Harvey affect you?
Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn’t mean it is good design.

Offline dablack

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 436
  • Rusk TX
Re: The Rebuild 26x52 two story
« Reply #78 on: September 12, 2017, 03:59:00 AM »
Harvey didn't do anything to us.  I don't think we even got an inch of rain.  Our rain total for the month was probably about +20%.  All the bands lost their power just east of here.  Nacogdoches (the oldest town in Tx) is about 30 minutes straight east from us.  They got TONS of rain but East TX is very hilly so some roads over creeks got lots of water but everyone was fine.  The only time we ever have a problem is if the winds take down trees and then we lose power.  We were away from home for a while due to work and when we got back, the chest freezer was fine but the frig freezer had lost power long enough that we had to throw away everything.  No big deal.  The only real loss was all the blackberries we had juiced to make jelly.  We had 4 gallons of juice in the freezer that went in the compost.  It broke my heart.  No blackberry jelly this year.  Oh well.
My sister in Houston was trapped in her dry house for about three days.  My younger sister in law had 3' of water in her house in Katy.  We went down ASAP and pulled the lower 4' of sheetrock, carpet, baseboards, and drill holes in the bottom of the cabinets.  I set up a dehumidifier and luckily their AC was still working.  We got it all out quick so mold never got to form.  I still sprayed the stud bays down with mold remediation stuff.  They have new beds now and are sort of camping in their house.   

Next step is to keep going with the siding.  I will run out of areas that I can reach with the step ladder and will need to buy some scaffolding. 

Austin

Offline NathanS

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 514
  • NY Mountains
Re: The Rebuild 26x52 two story
« Reply #79 on: September 18, 2017, 05:01:34 AM »
The exterior is looking good. I've been using a stanley clamp i found on ebay for my clapboards - patent date of 1888, well over 100 yrs old, amazing little thing, works like new and made out of brass. Not sure it would work on cement board, but so nice having the right tools. Makes quick work out of a 16 ft clapboard.

I'm in the same boat as you on scaffolding too. I really should have bought some for the roof, I think it would have saved 2+ weeks off install time.

Anyway keep posting progress.

Offline dablack

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 436
  • Rusk TX
Re: The Rebuild 26x52 two story
« Reply #80 on: January 04, 2018, 01:53:44 PM »
Slowly doing siding.  The back and sides of the house only have siding up to about 6 or 7'.  I still haven't ordered any scaffolding but will have to at some point.  I've been spending my time putting up shiplap inside.  Anyway, here is the latest shot of the front.  Trim is primed but not painted. 



Offline Don_P

  • Journeyman
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,243
Re: The Rebuild 26x52 two story
« Reply #81 on: January 04, 2018, 03:34:17 PM »
 [cool] Beautiful, a long road for sure, you all should be very proud

Offline dablack

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 436
  • Rusk TX
Re: The Rebuild 26x52 two story
« Reply #82 on: January 05, 2018, 04:39:54 AM »
Thanks Don.  We still have tons to do but we are still enjoying it.  I cut some bricks to cap my brick columns but I haven't mixed any mortar yet.  I'm kind of persnickety about things and I'm not sure I'm going to be able to top those columns with a brick cap that will match my standards.  I think I'm going to form something up and pour the caps in place. 

On the inside, we still have spray foam wall paper in about half the rooms but we are slowly fixing that with the shiplap. 

Austin

Offline ChugiakTinkerer

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 489
  • Building a remote cabin in Alaska
Re: The Rebuild 26x52 two story
« Reply #83 on: January 05, 2018, 08:47:11 AM »
For your column caps are you thinking along the lines of a concrete countertop?  It seems like a great opportunity to personalize it with something that symbolizes the work your family has put into the place.  I've always liked the cast bronze inlays at the Denver International Airport.  Handprints might be a little hokey, but this is what I'm thinking of:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Art-at-DIA/Permanent-Works/21st-Century-Artifacts/i-8ZLd75d/2/05811d3d/XL/untitled-43-2-XL.jpg
My cabin build thread: Alaskan remote 16x28 1.5 story

Offline dablack

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 436
  • Rusk TX
Re: The Rebuild 26x52 two story
« Reply #84 on: January 05, 2018, 10:17:47 AM »
Yes, I have been reading up on "pour in place" concrete counter tops.  It would have been much easier to pour them upside down in a form and then set them on the bricks but I have wood posts in the way now so oh well.  Brass inlays would be crazy cool but I'm hesitant.  I'm not sure what I would use or do.  If it was a cap that didn't have a big 8x8 post on top, then I would put a compass centered on the cap or something similar.