Days Seventy Two Through Seventy Three , 04-05 January, 2016One of the benefits of catching a day with sunshine is that even if it's not shining directly on an object, you can still receive a hint as to what's going on. Such as where the caulking has missed or failed to bond with neighboring pieces. If you look closely below, you'll find several places where the silicone caulk didn't adhere quite properly, or in some instances aware
|Caulking Gaposis in North Gable|
|More Gaposis South Gable|
|Shower Light Yet to Be Set Up|
|Attic Light Installed|
|Attic Light Switch|
|Mortar Patc Needed Where Conduit Enters Behind Breaker Box|
|Concrete Patch Neede Conduit to Roof|
|Caulking Needed Around Conduit Coming In|
|Caulk Needed Over Bolt Heads|
|Insulation Going In|
|George Assembling Screen Frames|
|Up In the Attic|
I looked up on the Intertubes about the issue. Opinions seemed to be split on the benefits of hot vs. cold showers after working with the stuff. I did find out that most pros recommended using talcum or baby powder applied liberally before working with the stuff, was fairly effective. You have to be sure to really rub it in around the neck and cuffs of shirts. And, after a shower, a popular recommendation was to rub down affected areas with coconut oil. So, I passed all that information on to the guys.
|Insulation As It Comes Out Of the Pac|
|More Office Insulation|
|Conduit Needs Painting|
|Green board Drywall Sheets|
|Fiberglass Dust Protection|
|Screen Frames West Side Trial Fitting|
As Carl and I were walking up to the house this morning, we heard a commotion and looked up in time to see a section of insulation and furring strips coming down. Apparently Omar and a couple of the guys were attempting to adjust the spacing of one or the other and, oops, down it came. An easy fix getting it back up, just meant a bit more secure with screwing it into place.
|Furring Strip Adjustment Fail|
|Office Getting Drywall on the Ceiling|
Carl said the guys are going to be doing the banging stuff during the day and mudding and taping, etc., in the evenings, so things should move fast.
|Office Ceiling Drywall Almost Complete|
Here, they've got two more pieces to hang in the living room. They're beginning to trim a sheet to the proper size.
|Drywalling the Living Room 3.24|
|Trimming An Edge 3.24|
|Striking A Center Line 3.28|
|Screwing Down the Center Line 3.29|
|Bringing In A New Sheet 3.31|
|Positioning the Last Piece in the living Room 3.34|