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WEEK 17 : Sewers!

Once installed, sewers are not sexy or even visible, but they are an essential component of the project. Also, due to a scheduling problem, we couldn’t build the front porches on Kippendavie until the sewers were in.  After waiting way more than considered usual, the utility stake-out was finally done.  (It’s really important that you...
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WEEKS 15&16 : Rooms!

On the roof, skylights are installed, and the eave edges, sky light curbs and valleys are covered with ice and water shield – a thick sheet of bituminous roofing material that sticks to the plywood.  It is used at these critical areas where ice or water could otherwise work its way underneath the shingles.  It...
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WEEK 14 : Almost Dry.

This week the roof was sheathed in plywood so as to be ready for shingling. As the roof is fully exposed to the winds off Lake Ontario, there were a few days when, understandably, the crew could not work and so began some of the interior walls which had been put off in the push...
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