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Aug 14 – Roof Rafters

The crackerjack team spent the entire day lifting and securing into place the main support structure for the roof.  They did it the old fashioned way with leverage , knowhow, and muscle.  Great job Men!

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The main support beam is a combination of 4 ea 2 inch x 24 inch plywood laminated together to form the structure

 

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Held into place with a toe board, the glue lams support the main beam and will become part of the connecting roof ridge

 

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The main cabin rafters are complete, sheathing is going up through the rest of this week

Aug 11 – Twilight is Upon Us

As this evening closes, Pete , Nate , and Larry rest themselves proud of their achievement today.  Roof framing is started and now you can see the outline of the main cabin taking shape.

 

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Significant enhancement was applied to this photo since this shot was taken around 8:30 PM EST

 

 

 

Aug 5 – Logs going up!

Looks like a few rows of logs went up today thanks to Larry and Pete!  The logs are beautiful !  They are milled by Beaver Mountain in NY. North Eastern White Pine with an 8 inch high and 10 inch wide profile.  Thermal mass in Log homes exceed R value insulation for retaining heat making them one of the best passive solar design material you can use!

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Not only are they beautiful but Logs are renewable too!
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Beaver Mountain engineered corners are one of the best in the industry.

 

Aug 3 – Drainage Tile Installed

Moisture prevention for the foundation is an all important step to ensure a trouble free foundation. Pete laid out the perforated  drain tile and then cover it with gravel to filter the ground water and divert it away from the foundation.

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4 inch perforated drain tile diverts ground water from the foundation

 

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Gravel to filter the soil allows water through to the drain tile

 

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Moisture wrap is then installed on the Fox Blocks and then the foundation ready for backfill

Aug 2 – Subfloor Takes Shape

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The subfloor takes shape. Note the black moisture wrap being installed over the exterior of the Fox Blocks

Thanks to Larry’s untiring efforts today and a big hand from Pete, the subfloor joist support is almost completed.  Advantech here we come……. and then log stacking can begin!