Just verifying measurements

Friday, June 21, was my last day before heading back to California for awhile. I was hoping to see some of the walls go up before heading to the airport at 3:30.

However, most of the morning was spent calculating where measurements were off and how they could be fixed.  There definitely were some differences between how the plans showed measurements and the actual house corner wall pieces that had been sent.  For instance, the plans show that not all the corner sections are exactly two feet wide but the ones we received were. Doug led the effort on wanting to adjust things as close to equal as at all possible, primarily working with Dan. Gab was not there Thursday or Friday as he had another gig.

Finally, I shared with Randy that I really would like to see a wall up before I left.  He agreed to move one in and felt it would be a good test of how the process would go.  Dan had to leave shortly after 1:00 as he had already put in his 40 hours for the week.  He only has one more week on the job and then he has taken a job at Power Trip, the solar company we are planning to use.  I hope he gets to work on our project when that happens.

acrossmeadowSince only Randy and Doug were left, that gave us a greater opportunity to help Randy, though had been doing little tasks all week.  We got to help unpack the first wall segment from the bundle and get it onto the forklift moving it from the area near one of the roads into the property, to the house site. approaching
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When he got to the site, he took the wall off the forks and changed it to hang from the folks instead.

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markingboltholesBrian then helped Randy get it into place.

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And we have a house with one wall…eventually there will be 14 on the octagons (not counting the two foot corner sections)….plus the two walls on the entry way and the three walls on the laundry/mudroom. finallyplacedThey anticipate getting those walls up on Monday and Tuesday while they still have that big machine rented….I wonder what it costs each day.  They also hope to get the roof panels on the octagons up in those two days. Then they will continue with the onsite framing.

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