Monday, November 26, 2012

Finishing the ridge cap and the hearth

 Tracy came over yesterday and helped me finish installing the ridge cap on the roof, and finish grouting the hearth.
 when I do something I do it right
 TRACY! helped me grout after we worked on the roof
 tools on the brink
 getting the idea....
 getting there, only one more screw in each.
 I needed help to hold this in place while I pre-drilled and screwed these in place. Thanks Tracy!
 done done done done done done done!
 front, except for that seam that you see taped off, that needs caulk, but other wise, front, done!
 back, done!
 ah ha. done
 working on insulating
 the white insulation behind the stove is from ovens donated to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
 I have been collecting scraps of insulation left over from others on Craig's List and installing it as I can.. gotta get the wiring in before I start getting crazy.
 the tub is ready to painted. just need to spend the $$ on the paint

 chiseled out the drain opening on the bottom so the drain basket can be installed as intended.
 pile of scrap dumpster-ed from around town.
 gutter end caps made by Erica

 half way done-ish on the ridge. shot of corner flashing on the low side of the roof.
 getting started
I needed help holding these in place while I drilled and screwed them in place. Thank you Tracy!
 drilled through the two layers of metal => bolt => nut => and then caulk underneath.
 each one held.
 worked my way towards the center
 chimney pipe to install next
 Monkey hanging out
 Out-door kitchen. I made Tracy some Kung Pao!
 hobo stoves from Fancy Feast and Vienna Sausage cans. They burn de-natured alcohol. Also how I heat water for washing.
Little wood stove in situ.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Gretchen! It's amazing, as is only right, coming from you.