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Title: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on October 03, 2013, 05:26:43 AM
The idea is a modern farmhouse based on the Big Enchilada plans and the planhelp 16X28 modifications.  I started last summer with the foundation and have been going up from there this summer.  Progress pics to follow.

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The site.  I planted trees a few years ago in anticipation of building.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on October 03, 2013, 07:14:21 AM
Last summer
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Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: Tickhill on October 03, 2013, 04:10:38 PM
Welcome jhivy, what town are you close to? I live in Tishomingo.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: MountainDon on October 03, 2013, 04:46:43 PM
Looks like a good foundation!  Congrats!!
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on October 07, 2013, 05:14:49 AM
Tickhill, I'm south of Oxford in Lafayette County.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on October 07, 2013, 06:16:49 AM
Progress this summer.

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Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on October 07, 2013, 06:18:08 AM
Major improvement this weekend!

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Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: Tickhill on October 07, 2013, 03:34:40 PM
Got plenty of sun by the looks of it, are you going to try any renewable energy? One thing we are blessed with in the south is sun, no wind just breeze.
Looking good, shoot me an email if I can help in any way.
Tickhill
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on October 15, 2013, 10:51:18 AM
Tickhill, I plan on harvesting rainwater for all the water needs.  The entry cost for solar is not in the budget.  I have a neighbor with a windmill that turns all the time.  Apparently those things don't take much of a breeze to operate.  Not sure how much energy that would produce, though.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on October 15, 2013, 11:28:59 AM
It's getting nearly roofing time.  I'm thoroughly confused and need some advice from my neighbors in the humid south about roofing/insulation/ventilation.  Galvalume metal roof over cathedral ceiling.

I had planned on rafters, sheathing, felt, metal.  A local builder says purlins on top of sheathing.  Building Science says rigid foam on top of sheathing.  I had originally planned on vents between the open rafter tails, leading above a space above fiberglass batts to a ridge vent.  Building Science tells me that's one of the top 10 dumbest things I can do, that I should seal it up.

I'm very interested in making this house as energy efficient as possible, but don't want any mold, rot, etc.  Can anybody in the humid south set me straight?

Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: MountainDon on October 15, 2013, 06:10:38 PM
Venting and insulating a roof is very climate specific. Joseph Lstiburek and his cohorts of Building Science have a lot of great information on the topic. My own opinion is that I would believe and do what Building Science says over what any local contractors may be saying. They may have moved south  ;D   

BTW, I'm one of the 10 dumbest things to do in the south; a northerner moved south doing design advice... 
 rofl rofl rofl     But I have read a lot of Lstiburek 's writings over the past half decade and he does seem to make a lot of sense to me.


... and I do not "get" the whole purlins on top of sheathing idea. ??? Especially when the purlins are placed horizontally as is seen so often. To my mind that simply provides a channel for moist exterior air to pass through and condense on the underside of the metal. 

Rafters - sheathing - felt - metal or shingle roofing works too BUT the big downside is getting sufficient insulation in the rafter framed roof AND having sufficient ventilation space above the insulation. Foam on top solves that. So does having spray foam insulation sprayed on the underside of the roof sheathing. No venting needed when that is thick enough / high enough R-value.

Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: Don_P on October 16, 2013, 03:21:36 AM
Well, this is where I've gotta say "we've done it this way and it seems to work fine". I don't purlin on top of the sheathing and do seal the metal down to the felt with the end closure foam to keep humid air from condensing under the metal daily. The only reason I can fathom for purlin strapping is to get better purchase for the screws that hold the metal down. I use 5/8 osb for sheathing and have not had any issues with that.

For a cathedral we use air chutes (prop-R-vent) or similar in every rafter bay, all the way, from plate to ridge, leaving a small gap between each piece of chute. This provides a continuous unblocked vent channel in every bay. Then insulate. At the bottom place blocking between rafters to within ~ 2" of the roof sheathing to keep wind washing from getting into the insulation, force it up into the vent channel.

I have not had the opportunity to take one of these roofs back apart some years later, the next generation will get to go to school on me.

In heavy timber we've done several approaches. One I like is to do exposed heavy rafters, T&G decking, Layers of foam with seams offset and taped, purlins up and down the roof attached to the rafters and heavy decking to form a vent channel and nail base, sheathing, paper and then the metal or shingles... wrap and strap. You're mighty tired of crawling over the roof by the time that is done but it is a continuous seal of unbroken insulation.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: MountainDon on October 16, 2013, 02:08:02 PM
I guess what I really mean is that, IMO, if you want the best insulated cathedral ceiling, go foam on the exterior. OR fill the bays with spray foam from below.  But then I prpbably spend more than necessary for more insulation than may be really necessary.  I just figure energy costs will continue to rise. And I hoper to live long enough to see that.  :)

Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: Don_P on October 16, 2013, 02:46:04 PM
I agree, the wrap and strap and SIPs roofs we've done have been like a thermos. The next best have been sprayfoam jobs. It is interesting to see even 2x12 rafters telegraphing thru the frost on cathedral sprayfoam jobs. Fiberglass has come in behind those but the initial price is hard to beat. On our own home I have vented fiberglass with 2 layers of 3/4" foam in the underside of the rafters, seams offset and taped, then a layer of 1/2" osb screwed thru the foam to the rafters and then T&G... seems to work. The neat thing about having a layer of sheathing on the underside is you can do anything with the panelling underneath. I ran it in both directions but you could go wild and do about any pattern up there. I took down a section a few years ago and didn't see any problems.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on November 15, 2013, 07:52:18 AM
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loft framing
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on November 15, 2013, 08:00:36 AM
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Ridge board support.  About 23 ft above the first floor.  A bit scary at first.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on November 15, 2013, 08:29:07 AM
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Took a couple of days off work to cut and install rafters.  Trying to get it under roof before old man winter gets here.  A couple of retired neighbors who had offered their help came yesterday.  They made a difficult job a lot easier.  I don't know if I can ever repay them.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on November 15, 2013, 08:35:07 AM
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Just before sunset yesterday.  Two-thirds of the rafters up.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: Tickhill on November 16, 2013, 03:21:56 AM
Lookin good, gonna get messy this weekend with warmer temps.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on November 21, 2013, 07:40:45 AM
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Reached a milestone.  Rafters complete.  Except for barge rafters.  I consider it a major accomplishment.  Blocking between them installed also.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on December 02, 2013, 06:38:52 AM
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Barge rafters complete.  Took much longer than expected.  But what hasn't so far?
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: rick91351 on December 02, 2013, 06:56:46 AM
 [cool] You have reached another WOW that is finished.....  Sure makes you feel good!!!
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: fortunate27 on December 06, 2013, 08:36:42 PM
You are doing a wonderful job. Just seeing you guys really give it your all makes me feel great. Keep up the good work! [cool]
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on December 20, 2013, 05:50:35 AM
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Roof sheathed!  The "chicken ladder" is the way to go on a steep roof.  The simplest ideas are often the best.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on December 20, 2013, 06:04:15 AM
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My dad built a crane to lift the sheathing.  It was a big work saver.  Thick wall conduit fit nicely over the pin on the scaffold.  Add a pulley and a boat winch.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: rick91351 on December 20, 2013, 06:26:32 AM
 [cool]  That is a great idea
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on January 27, 2014, 05:27:16 AM
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Ready for metal.  If the wind ever stops blowing, I might get some put on.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: Tickhill on January 27, 2014, 02:49:15 PM
I recently changed jobs and I am in Meridian, man has it been windy today with snow/ice expected tomorrow. Glad to see you making progress.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on February 03, 2014, 06:08:22 AM
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Half the roof is now covered in metal. 
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on February 24, 2014, 08:13:07 AM
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Roof complete.  Most of the sheathing complete.  Starting to look like a house.  Or a church, apparently, as most of my neighbors ask if it is.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: astidham on February 24, 2014, 09:15:26 AM
looks nice!
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on March 17, 2014, 05:35:49 AM
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Wrapped.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on April 22, 2014, 04:23:59 AM
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Didn't realize it had been so long since I posted.  Windows in.  Laundry room dried in. 
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on July 02, 2014, 04:31:13 AM
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Windows trimmed.  Ready for siding.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: rick91351 on July 02, 2014, 05:49:57 AM
Just a concern or question - Do your bedroom windows meet egress standards?  Or does it matter? 
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on July 02, 2014, 08:00:35 AM
I will have no inspection, so it doesn't matter, but i don't want to trapped inside either.  Those windows are 28X60, so they'll be close.  I'd have to put a tape on the opening to find out for sure.  The perspective of the photo makes them look a little squattier than reality.

However, those are not the bedroom windows.  The bedrooms are actually in the loft.  Does a loft count as a bedroom?  Same requirements as an enclosed bedroom?  If so, my windows up there won't comply.  ???
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: hpinson on July 02, 2014, 01:17:37 PM
Now you've opened a can of worms.  ::)
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: MountainDon on July 02, 2014, 01:53:32 PM
FWIW,
IRC section R310.1.1 (http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/icod/irc/2012/icod_irc_2012_3_par137.htm) Minimum opening area.
All emergency escape and rescue openings shall have a minimum net clear opening of 5.7 square feet (0.530 m2).

Exception: Grade floor openings shall have a minimum net clear opening of 5 square feet (0.465 m2).
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: Don_P on July 05, 2014, 03:41:48 PM
Quote
Does a loft count as a bedroom?  Same requirements as an enclosed bedroom?
Yes and yes. They would still like to have the possibility for you to self rescue or to get you out of that level if there is a fire below. Do try to work an egress in there. Small deck and a door?
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: rick91351 on July 05, 2014, 08:14:28 PM
I sort of thought one of the firefighters would way in here.  Part of the concern for 'egress' sizing is actually not egress but entering a burning building with an air pack.  Our old building inspector 'Builder Bob' was attempting to explain that to me a couple years ago.  I listened to his droning about entering a building with an air pack......  I rolled my eyes and said 'Bob this is Prairie we do not have a fire department nor even a fire district.  Nor will we ever have one up here.  No body is going to be entering a building with an air pack up here.'  Guess what we are now in the embryo stage of growing one!!!
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: Patrick on July 06, 2014, 04:26:16 AM
This is all Wisconsin says about lofts "(4) Exits from lofts.
SPS 321.03(4)(a)(a) At least one stairway exit shall be provided, to the floor below, for a loft exceeding 400 square feet in area.
SPS 321.03(4)(b) (b) At least one stairway or ladder exit shall be provided to the floor below for a loft, 400 square feet or less, in area. "
And egress "1. The nominal size of the net clear window opening shall be at least 20 inches by 24 inches irrespective of height or width. Nominal dimensions shall be determined by rounding up fractions of inches if they are ½-inch or greater or rounding down fractions of inches if they are less than ½-inch.
SPS 321.03(6)(b)2. 2. No portion of the window, including stops, stools, meeting rails and operator arms, shall infringe on the required opening. "
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on July 07, 2014, 03:45:17 AM
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Corrugated siding going up.  I really like the look.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on September 19, 2014, 05:33:34 AM
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siding progress
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on September 19, 2014, 05:35:17 AM
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Porch piers poured.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: dablack on September 25, 2014, 10:02:56 AM
Looks good.  Did you have a truck come in to pour those or did you DIY?

Also, what did you decide to do with the roof insulation?
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on October 01, 2014, 08:06:53 AM
It was diy.  My dad has a mixer, so it was quick.  No hand mixing.

I will go with spray foam in the rafters.  I used a "cool roof" design where the metal sits above the decking on a grid of laths.   The idea is that separating the roof material from the decking and using a highly reflective roof will reduce heat transfer.  That and it made it much easier to put the metal on a 12/12 pitch.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on October 27, 2014, 04:50:00 AM
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Love the look of the exposed rafter tails.  Didn't love the painting part.  But its done now.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on November 24, 2014, 05:47:28 AM
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Utility room covered with Hardie Panel.  Just needs some battens and paint.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on December 01, 2014, 06:18:31 AM
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Painted.  The color matches well.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on December 01, 2014, 06:32:33 AM
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Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on January 20, 2015, 06:22:53 AM
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Have gotten a little done inside.  I now have a 2nd floor.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on January 20, 2015, 06:27:22 AM
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And a way to access it.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on February 05, 2015, 11:05:41 AM
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Catwalk between lofts.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: Cougr67 on February 06, 2015, 12:34:04 PM
You don't see too many stair cases made that way. With just the two stringers. How wide are the stairs? What did you use for the tread material? Do they feel solid, not springy?

Looking great by the way, looking forward to that kind of progress!
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: Eimkeith on February 08, 2015, 05:10:35 AM
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Corrugated siding going up.  I really like the look.

I do too, and the overall proportions of the home - very early America, silhouette-wise, to my eye. 

Do you mind sharing so info about the corrugated siding?  Source, color, cost?
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on February 09, 2015, 06:39:00 AM
These stairs are just a trial set, to see if we like the way they work.  To make sure they aren't too steep, don't take up too much room in the interior, etc.  The treads are scrap 3/4 osb subfloor.  A bit spongy, but ok for their purpose.  I certainly wouldn't jump on them.  The stairs are 32" wide.

I envision making the final ones in a similar fashion, only with metal stringers.  And more solid treads. 
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on February 09, 2015, 07:19:31 AM
The siding was purchased from Reed's Metals, a regional supplier.  I have nothing but good things to say about them.  They have been great to deal with.  I was able to order panels to length, so there was very little waste.

The color is charcoal gray, one of the supplier's many stock colors.  The siding was a little less than a dollar per sq ft.  Similar cost to the Hardie panel I used on the laundry room, but quite a bit easier to install due to the weight difference.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: Eimkeith on February 15, 2015, 01:38:52 PM
thanks!
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: speedfunk on March 02, 2015, 07:45:27 AM
lookin good
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on October 13, 2015, 09:54:30 AM
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After a long layoff, some progress has been made.  The porch roof is up.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: knopfarrow on October 13, 2015, 11:36:29 AM
There's elegance in its simplicity. (I took a spin through your other pictures.)

What kind of corrugated siding did you use? I like the darker color.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: vickeyd on November 01, 2015, 09:53:28 PM
How do you feel about the 16' width? I keep going back and forth between 16' and 20'. I would think that by extending the length to 36' like you have would allow for rooms to feel spacious enough. I would love to see your floor plan. You've done a great job. It's looking really good.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on November 13, 2015, 06:34:33 AM
Hard to know now how well the 16' width works, since the house is a just a shell.  It looks big enough now, but when it gets filled with stuff, the walls may begin to close in.  I think 16' should be wide enough.  Most of the space in the house I grew up in and the one I live in now was/is wasted anyway.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: FinnChik on February 20, 2016, 03:09:21 PM
It's just a wonderful job. I also love the dark corrugated siding. Did it come with a lengthy warranty?
Thank you so much for all your pictures and blogging. It is so helpful to those of us trying to plan.

FinnChik
Olympia, WA
Moving to NW Florida  in 3 yrs.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on April 14, 2016, 06:57:10 AM
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Porch floor is down.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on April 22, 2016, 09:41:01 AM
FinnChik, the siding came with a 40 yr warranty. 
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jhivy on April 27, 2016, 09:28:48 AM
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Painted porch floor.
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: ChugiakTinkerer on April 28, 2016, 07:01:23 AM
Looks nice, although I thought the natural look was good too!
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: shippingcontainers on December 10, 2016, 01:46:53 PM
Looking good thanks for all of the pics 
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: jdindino on January 17, 2017, 08:54:46 AM
Looks very nice and love the style. Any rough back of the napkin sketches for the first floor layout?
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: GoosePaint on July 23, 2017, 12:23:43 PM
this is very similar to what im working on right now.  Im shooting for 50 bucks a sq ft move in ready.  any idea where you're at on dollar amount?
Title: Re: 16x36 in North Mississippi
Post by: deanpegal on June 01, 2019, 05:33:42 PM
You had done great work, I Appreciate It!
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