shed floor framing

FT & I worked a little on the floor framing on the shed today.  I added the top sheathing of the partition wall.  Rene saw me holding the sheathing up and looking down at my screws & driver.  He helped hold it up whilst I fastened it to the framing.  It doesn’t quite meet the top, but it is a shed.

Cripples are hung on blocking where the 1/2″ plywood meet.

Then came landscape fabric and shovelling of the drainage gravel to fill in the gaps.

I was able to fit all of Rene’s stuff (carts & all) into his half of the shed.  Finally, no shopping carts in the yard!

Then came the fun part!  Power washing!

We began washing the fence, too, in preparation for paint.

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new shed plywood & OSB

Building material prices have gone up and down a lot lately.  I picked up a few sheets of OSB & plywood for the shed today.  We have to cut the bottom off the exterior sheathing (rotten, chipped, dried, dirty, ugly) and put an actual floor in it.

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shed on beams

We put the shed on 4×4 treated beams today.  What a task!  This shed is heavy and likes to bend into a parallelogram.

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I learned today that this old house has no insulation!  There is nothing in the attic of the main floor, and there appears to be nothing in the walls, either.  I took the trim off the top of the kitchen window, and there appears to be nothing there.

I found Sunny South Insulators at the Home & Garden show this spring.  A guy came out to have a look, and this is what we found – nothing.  So, it will be $8500 to blow in insulation into the ceiling and walls.

tub surround

The project for today was removal of the glue at the tub surround.  It was cracked in many places.  It had to be replaced.  Behind it though was a truckload of glue that was basically just squirted on in an S shape without being trowelled.  The result was large gaps where the surround plastic was bulging away from the wall, creating ample opportunity for someone to lean on it and crack it.  In some places, the surround was glued in place a good quarter inch (0.7cm) away from the wall.

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