Into Second gear

Yesterday they poured the porch decks, very nice work.  Rob’s guys are finishing up the doors and some framing errors we found.  Designing all the details for a custom one off house the has such insulation requirements isn’t easy, nor having framers follow the drawings.  On the second floor a couple walls didn’t get doubled. And when we looks at attaching the ledger board we saw we couldn’t and we wouldn’t have been able to get the right amount of insulation because of the placement of TJI under the pointed end of the family room. I’ll take some photos tomorrow.

Most High Performance; Passive House; and Net-Zero house are two story rectangular in design.  The second story the same size as the first, this makes lots of things easier.  Our is not, thus some implantation challenges.

Yesterday and today the parking lot was full: plumber, Heat and ventilation guys, Rob’s guys.  Everything is moving forward quickly now.

I’ve told the guys that nothing goes in the outside wall.   Only things that are absolutely necessary and can’t go in an inside wall.  The integrity of the “insulation envelope” is top priority.  The plumber had some pipes that had to go in the inside wall.  The HVAC guys put some of their pipes there too, but I had to get them to move them to inside walls.

Yesterday Photos:

 

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