Sunday, August 12, 2007

Wide open spaces


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This weekend we were very excited to remove the scaffolding over the open living room to expose the tall ceiling and open design. It looks awesome! We had to finish the ceiling over that part first, and even install the ceiling fan even though we don't have anything else finished or electricity for that matter. That didn't stop me from temporarily wiring a plug onto the fan lead so we could see it run and even use it as a work light.

We also finished the last of the fiberglass insulation, which is a relief. It is a rather miserable experience to handle that stuff. We installed almost all the vapor barrier, some of the next layer of insulation, which is polyisocyanurate foam, and some of the 2x4 furring strips which go over that to create channels for wiring.


This photo shows various stages: Fiberglass with vapor barrier on the left, then the staple holes and seams taped in the bottom, and the foam insulation on the top. Note the black chimney support which shows the location of the wood stove.


Fully operational ceiling fan!

7 comments:

Justin said...

Wow, everything is looking good!

Mom and Barry said...

Wow. It is beautiful you guys!! The ceiling and fan look awesome, the open plan is lovely. We are impressed!! YEAH!! And YOU have a roof!!! Hoping for a roof on our house sometime this week....maybe....hee hee.

Deb and Dan said...

It just keeps getting better and better. What more can we say. Love it. Mom and Dad

Anonymous said...

Looks more like it does now than it did before. So good so far as near as I can tell. Hope the frost doesn,t catch you with your windows opened like that, could cost a pile to heat. I would have chosen a different color of tyvek myself but to each there own on those color issues. Watch your step coming out of that loft the first step looks like a big one. Thanks to all those who are helping so much physically. I belive I can supply the most moral support if you should need any.

PalmerGirl said...

oh wow, that ceiling looks great...how awesome to be able to design and build your own place just how you want it. great job guys :)

Anonymous said...

Johnny's dad said
Hey guys, nice fan. Did you have to stand on each other's should to put it up? Or did you have a ladder. Just joking. Nice house. Nice job. Good excercsie in life. Enjoy. There will be stories to tell around the table. Don't forget'em.

Andrew "the hammer" Johnson said...

Crap! Never thought about changing lights! No, but it will be difficult. It's either from a 12 foot ladder below, or leaning over from a short ladder on the loft. We're trying to find dimable compact fluorescent lights with a 10,000 hour life. They make them, but I've only seen them online.