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Old 05-25-2005, 08:28 AM   post #1 of 37
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It's been slow going getting our 4th bedroom finished off. It sat for 3 years in the gutted state that it's in because I knew it would be a PITA to get straightened out.

Needed floor straighted and supported properly.
Beams put in down center of floor and along ouside wall.
Roof support gutted out from bottom and replaced by good 12" trusses.
Dormer framed up and supported properly.

Here are some pictures from last night:
Floor Joist Installation

Other pictures that I've taken in there through the process:


Gutting the old roof support and insulation cleanup
Floor Support Beam
Installing New Roof Supports
building new support for dormer outside wall and more roof support
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Old 05-25-2005, 09:18 AM   post #2 of 37
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keweenaw4310,

Looks like an interesting project. Keep sharing pics as you proceed.

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Old 05-25-2005, 12:22 PM   post #3 of 37
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Looks like your making good progress now. I helped my brother rip off the roof of his old house and rebuild the upstairs and I think the worst part was getting the old insulation out. The DPO had it blown into the ceilings before he added the roof so when we pulled down the ceilings we got "snowed in". What a miserable job!

Keep up the good work (and pics too!)

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Old 05-25-2005, 10:34 PM   post #4 of 37
 
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Wow great pics, looks like you made good use of the 4310 too, lucky to have that around and save some back labor
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You are a busy man Looks good keep us posted.
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hats off to you! nothing id want to mess with but at least your saving some$ bernie.
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It's kept me so busy, that I barely get a chance to check in with MTF these days. Once I get the project further along, I'll have more time to sit in my recliner with MTF up on my wireless laptop computer.

Thanks for all the positive comments. I will post more pics as I change things. With the floor joists complete, the decking and knee walls will be next. It should start taking shape quicker now that I've adapted all of my new working surfaces to the old crappy part of the house.
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Pictures from the past couple of days.

Finish floor decking and work out venting

The rigid insulation will allow for a 1 3/4" air flow space against the roof sheeting. It bridges the gap from above the porch to above this bedroom and onto a new section of roof that was vented properly already.
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It sounds well thought out. How far up did you extend the rigid insulation?
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It sounds well thought out. How far up did you extend the rigid insulation?
It extends up above the support beam holding the I joists. It butts up against the proper venting which is holding the insulation in the next attic space up away from the roof sheeting. I can get up in that attic space and make a silicon seal on that bridge over if needed.
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As long as your letting outside air to flow unrestricted into the attic your fine. It was hard to tell in the pictures as to how far you were extending the rigid insulation. It appeared that you may have been extending it all the way up which isn't necessary.
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hats off to you tom...

looks like a good project and as bernie mentioned.. id never dare to tackle it.. but if you have the know how and the skills... great...
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Looking good What are those copper lines? AC or water lines an what are your plans for them?
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The roof keeps going up and over the hallway and a room on the other side of the hallway, so to have the rigid insulation extend beyond this room is the way it should be. Gets the air flow into the next attic space where the flow is taken past the blown-in insulation in that area to just above the blow-in stuff. The air supply at the bottom comes from vented eaves.

The copper pipes are for baseboard heat to the next bedroom over. When I get my framing complete for this room, I'll redirect the heat around the dormer outside wall. This is a separate zone but I still couldn't remove it completely yet because the room that it feeds still calls for heat at night. I wrapped them in insulated foam which I continue to tear at and destroy with every phase of this project.
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What a tremendous job! Interesting to see it come together.

I see that you have a mixture of I joists and solid joists for the roof support. The way that you went about it shows that you really know what you are doing. So the question is why the mixture?
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