We started building walls today. The first thing we
have to do is glue a stud to the floor that we will
"spike" the main wall into. We have to install what
are called "floating walls". We will have an air gap
between this "glue plate" and the main portion of
the wall. 07/10
We completed the walls for the 200 amp and the
room in the garage area. We will also have a 100
amp panel mounted in one of the walls in the room
in the garage. 07/11
We've been working on the walls in between
packing, moving and interruptions from other
trades doing their work out here.
Pic 7 & 8 - Master and guest bedroom closets.
Pic 9 & 10 - Upstairs Bathroom
Pic 11 - Upstairs Bathroom - Double Sinks, toilet
Pic 12 - Upstairs Bathroom - Laundry, Jacuzzi Tub
Pic 13 - North Wall of Kitchen
Pic 14 - Women's Bathroom
Pic 15 - Men's Room
Pic 16 - Exterior of Mechanical Room
The upstairs framing is complete.
Pic 17 - Living Room
Pic 18 & 19 - Upstairs Bathroom Arches
Pic 20 - Kitchen
John is getting there with the drywall. We can't wait
for upstairs to be completed so that we can paint
and move in.
Pic 21 - Finishing a niche.
Pic 22-24- Upstairs Bathroom - Vanities
Pic 25 - Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet Closet
Pic 26 - Guest Bedroom Closet & Niche
Pic 27 - Dining Room
Pic 28 - Living Room
John and I completed the installation of the 5/8"
drywall up in the trusses for the firewall between
the house and the garage.
Pic 29 & 30 - The scaffolding used to get up into
Pic 31 - Me in the trusses and John on the scaffold.
Pic 32-35 - The finished product.
John completed the tub/shower area today. We
have just a bit more and we can build the upper
walls for my office in the garage.
Pic 36 - Upstairs tub/shower.
Pic 37 - Room in garage.
Arctic Insulation was out today to "spray" the
insulation into the top chord of the trusses above
the living space. They also sprayed the gable wall
and the fire wall.
Pic 38 -
John started the texturing of the upstairs today.
Can't wait till it's completed.
John and I installed the 5/8" sheet rock in the
trusses separating the living space attic from the
We finally complete the framing in the Men's and
Women's bathrooms downstairs. Now John can
finish the drywall installation.
Pic 47 - This is the one area that the ICF became
weak due to the foam removal we had to do for the
concrete beam in the wall. When we poured the
wall started to blow out. We kept it from blowing out
but I had to come back and shave the foam flush
for the drywall.
Pic 48 - Framing for the toilet stall.
Pic 49 - Framing for the toilet stall door.
Pic 50 - Framing for the toilet paper holder and
Pic 51 - Framing to hide the outside water spigot.
Pic 52 & 53 - Framing for the toilet stalls.
Pic 54 - Framing for the toilet paper holder and
We have the interior garage walls drywalled and
the extior walls of our offices.
Pic 55 - Exterior of Offices
Pic 56 - Garage South Wall
Pic 57 - Stair stringers for Will's office.
We completed installing the power, low voltage and
the insulation in our office and they are ready for