Sep 23 - installed microlam support pillar, between master bathroom & kitchen, master bathroom side. Four of these pillars are distributed along the microlam beams. This one and two others are hidden in walls.
Sep 23 - this microlam pillar is freestanding in kitchen, i.e., can't be hidden in a wall. It will be dressed up with cabinetry and trim to blend in with the finished space.
Sep 23 - nailing fin being added to re-used windows
Nailing fin detail
Sep 23 - getting ready to put up the re-used kitchen window
Sep 23 - securing the re-used south master bedroom window
Sep 23 - re-used dining room slider and south master bedroom window in place
Sep 23 - re-used laundry and kitchen windows in place
Sep 23 - before laundry wall demo, showing stucco exterior wall
Sep 23 - laundry wall demo, exterior
According to those with experience in such things, the stucco on this house is extremely thick
Sep 23 - laundry wall demo, exterior. The stucco is even thicker at the top.
Sep 23 - the laundry wall is no more. A new wall will be built today to hold the dining area windows.
Sep 26 - framing for the new dining area windows
This old switchplate doesn't have much left to hold onto
Sep 26 - the new exterior wall section has been wrapped in Tyvek and is almost ready to set the new dining area windows
Sep 26 - Rick hands the new windows to the framers
Sep 26 - carrying in the new windows
Sep 26 - unwrapping the windows and figuring out where they go. The new family room made a good window-sorting area after shoving the plumber's bins aside (although Randy the plumber wasn't keen on the change).
Sep 26 - Rick assembling a den window
Sep 26 - skinny little strips (like the one by Gary's foot) tap into place to hold the window sections together. Rick has finished his side and is handing the soft mallet to Gary. It's still raining outside -- check how wet the back of Gary's shirt is!
Sep 26 - a den window ready to set
Sep 26 - measurements for a new den window that will replace aluminum jalousie windows & door. But first, the old windows, doors and walls must come down, and new walls must be built. All that happened in the space of an afternoon.
The old windows and doors. All those glass panes used to make window-washing an all-day job.
Sep 26 - old stuff on its way down
Sep 26 - ready to build a new south wall in the den
Sep 26 - the new north den wall is in progress, on the far side of a temporary support wall
Sep 26 - the new den walls are ready for windows (well, technically Tyvek is the next step)
Sep 26 - walking by on the street might make you do a double-take. Gary and crew are wrapping Tyvek around the south window.
Sep 26 - old stuff on its way out
Sep 26 - knocking glass out of the old jalousie windows
Much of that gets done with eyes closed!
Sep 26 - Gary starting to remove old trim and paneling
Sep 26 - lifting a new window into place
Sep 26 - fine adjustments for the new den window
Sep 26 - south den window & wall complete. The block wall next to the garage had essentially no insulation. A new wall will be constructed to hold insulation.
Sep 26 - Rick assembling the frame of the family room slider
Sep 26 - Jeremy, Rick and Gary have the slider in place. Rick is putting the weatherstrip in its tracks.
Sep 26 - Jeremy and Rick trying to make sense of the manufacturer's install instructions. Even having some belated lunch didn't help. The manufacturer later agreed that the document wasn't very useful.
The first of the three slider panels. The other two go up tomorrow.
Sep 26 - Gilligan and Jeremy setting two of the four big casement windows. It's still raining and EVERYone is glad the roof is in place.
Sep 26 - easing in the rest of the casements
Sep 26 - three sets of hands working on the outside of the four casements
Sep 26 - completed four-casement set, inside