Today it’s starting to look like a house. The rafters and dormers on the second floor bedroom section are done. The roof rafters 18′ x 12″ TJIs were a challenge to get up. It took much longer than the framers though. You can see from yesterday’s photos how they had to swing them into place. It also looks like we can’t use the window designed for the second bathroom because of the angle of the porch roof. We will swap it with a smaller one form the office.
Backfill and rough grading is done and a pad is set up for the shed.
Family Room end
In the first photo the Bilco door crew was still on site, the excavators started backfilling and the framers were working on the roof rafters. Look how long the rafters are and the framer swing them into position to be lifted up. A very uneventful day other than it was the first day of Deer season and shotguns were going off in the distance and deer were running around.
Three things at once.
Second floor framing
Doing the roof rafters.
End of Day
Just a rainy day in Jersey. Just the Township’s back fill inspection today, passed.
With a full day of rain forecast for today and tomorrow the isn’t any progress, the bilco door system is rescheduled for Monday. They need dry weather for their seal to dry properly.
But since the sill plate seal is so important and different with the Thermomass CIP foundation I thought I’d post the design and photos of the result. My engineering friends have never seen a sill plate like this.