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adding on a bedroom [updated 11/15, new pics]

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by m0jumb0, Oct 12, 2009.

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  1. tutu_sue

    tutu_sue New Member

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    your room is looking great! Something you might consider doing that's not expensive but makes a huge difference in efficiency and comfort is caulking. Fiberglass will stop cold from radiating but the air can still get in. Run a bead of caulk along the subfloor and bottom plate. You can also do the seams on the subfloor and when the sheathing goes on, caulk along the top plate and sheathing in each stud cavity. Also where the new room attaches to the house. You can do the whole stud cavity to eliminate air movement in the walls. The contractor box of ALEX caulk is not expensive and will keep cold out in winter and humidity out in summer.

    Yesterday we found a 14/ gap between the sheathing and top plate in our corner bedroom. That corner was always cold and we had an ice dam in that corner roof a couple of winters ago. As soon as I caulked it warmed right up. Hubby is going to caulk each gable end like that from the attic.

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  2. m0jumb0

    m0jumb0 New Member

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    Hey that's a great idea! I'll definetly do that since I have a whole case of caulk left from when we remodeled the inside of the house.
  3. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    I use silicone caulk on all stud bays, top plate, bottom rim, everywhere, it makes a huge difference. Not a breeze to be felt.
    I was up in the attic Sunday till midnight crawling around stuffing all wire holes with steel wool and siliconing. Have a mouse up there, and want him gone, I think I caught him in the trap, will release him today at the wetlands.
    My attic is all trusses and I can't stand up in it, and most of the wire runs were along the outside walls, not the most pleasant time, but its near do near now.
    Also found the misr chewed at the wood sheathing n both sides of the chimney. I stuffed one side with coarse steel wool, and left a spot on the other for the mouse to get out before I completely seal it up.
    Might take some mortar up there and lay it over top the steel wool to full the gap.
    A couple words of caution to anyone working in a low attic or near the eaves. Don't bang your head into the roofing nails coming through the roof sheathing, it tend to hurt. And if siliconing, it is kind of strong up there, and may may ya gag a lil. ;)
  4. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Hog, Thats funny about the mouse. Think you only have one? They do look the same.
  5. m0jumb0

    m0jumb0 New Member

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    yeah, about those "expectations".... just got in from screwing down metal roofing in the dark with 1000 watts of halogen shining up on the roof. as the sun was going down, and we had 3 pieces screwed down the wife says "if you get a spotlight you could get the rest done in about 30 minutes"

    thanks honey!

    anyway, we got 5 of 6 pieces up, just have to rip the last one to about 1.5' or so and the metal is knocked out

    obviously no pics since it's been dark about an hour :)
  6. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    It's tough to get work done in the evenings this time of year . . . it gets dark so soon . . . it seemed like only two or three weeks ago I could at least work until 7 p.m. or so before it got too dark to see . . . now I have to pack it up by 6:15 p.m.
  7. m0jumb0

    m0jumb0 New Member

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    Yeah, and we have the time change coming up too... so it'll be dark before most folks even get home. I wish they kept it DST year round.
  8. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    That would make for some very dark mornings. The sun wouldn't be up until well after 8 in December!
  9. m0jumb0

    m0jumb0 New Member

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    that's ok... I'd rather be going to work in the dark than coming home. obviously that wouldn't work for everyone, but I can dream can't I? ;)
  10. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    In the winter I drive to and from work in the dark.
  11. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Same here . . . a bit depressing . . . and it makes it hard to get any outdoor work done around the house.
  12. m0jumb0

    m0jumb0 New Member

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    a little update, got the sheeting and electrical done last weekend.. went ahead and installed some floodlights for the back of the house too. we were seriously lacking in lighting for the back of the house. this weekend so far we've caulked everything and insulated. and we have paneling up on the back wall and ceiling. I think we'll be trimming stuff out and ready to paint next weekend... *fingers crossed*
  13. westkywood

    westkywood Feeling the Heat

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    10 years ago I was able to add onto my house and not have to follow codes. A few ago they made it where the entire county now has to follow building codes. I'd love to be able to add onto my house "My way" again.. Good luck and looking forward to seeing more photos.
  14. m0jumb0

    m0jumb0 New Member

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    got most of the paneling up and the opening cut to the rest of the house. this week i'm working on putting up some furring strips on the wall of the old house and getting the door in. all that's left is to frame the closet in and put up trim and paint.

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  15. meathead

    meathead Feeling the Heat

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    Cool old planks on the origional part of the house. Don't paint those bad boys they look too good as is.
  16. m0jumb0

    m0jumb0 New Member

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    this evening I finished the paneling on the last wall and tacked up the door. will get started on the closets thursday and hopefully trim and paint this weekend

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  17. m0jumb0

    m0jumb0 New Member

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    finished up the closet, put up bifolds, installed crown, and trimmed in most other stuff. next are the strips over the paneling joints, then prime, caulk, paint

    got the other side of the door casing up... have some oak glued and clamped up ready to go in for a threshold
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    window trim and crown molding
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    baseboard too
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    his and hers closets... probably mostly hers
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    and a storage area above the closets
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  18. m0jumb0

    m0jumb0 New Member

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    ok, got all the painting done this weekend and shelves in the closets

    trim's done
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    ceiling painted
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    all the paint's done, view from my office
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    can you spot the mistake?
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  19. geardoc

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    Light switch on the wrong side of the door? Looks good to me.
  20. m0jumb0

    m0jumb0 New Member

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    you win the prize! I can't believe I did that... I'm going to re-hang the door to open the other way some time later after I'm sufficiently annoyed with having to reach behind the door the turn the lights on
  21. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    No occupancy permit for you. :)


    Looking good.
  22. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    yes nice job!
  23. wingsfan

    wingsfan Feeling the Heat

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    You did a nice job on the addition I am surprised no one has said anything about the block supports laying on thier sides. I think you will be sorry in a couple of years for laying the blocks on the side. They are alot stronger if you stand them up the way they were meant to be laid.
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