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« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2018, 09:40:21 PM »
What is the R value of your roof SIPS? I like your build!

R24 in the walls. R49 in the roof

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« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2018, 05:18:14 PM »
I'm really looking forward to seeing your progress!!
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« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2018, 09:59:55 PM »
Here's a bit of an update: SIPs on, windows in, doors in. Plumbing, electrical ready for rough inspection. I decked the second story in 1 1/2" Doug Fir T&G. I am very happy with the way it looks as a ceiling for the downstairs. I'm pouring 1.5" of lightweight concrete on the first and second floor. After its sealed this will be my finished floor. 

  

  

  

 

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« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2018, 09:32:24 AM »
How dry was your DF T&G?  I had an issue with some I got from out west, pre finished it, it had been out in my shed in ambient conditions for awhile.  Installed it and over the winter it shrank and I have some gaps to deal with.  I should have let it acclimate in heated conditions for a couple months first.
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« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2018, 10:35:02 AM »
How dry was your DF T&G?  I had an issue with some I got from out west, pre finished it, it had been out in my shed in ambient conditions for awhile.  Installed it and over the winter it shrank and I have some gaps to deal with.  I should have let it acclimate in heated conditions for a couple months first.

It averaged 8%, but I was only checking end grain. This particular batch had been sitting in the local lumberyard for a few months so it acclimated enough I hope. Colorado is extremely dry, and my experience is that it really doesn't take too long for lumber to acclimate, especially 6 quarter lumber. But I guess we'll see!

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« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2018, 10:42:35 AM »
I have run into that here Brad. We'll get KD15% delivered for those kind of materials but the house can bottom out at ~8%emc in winter. If at all possible I like to go through at least some of the heating season on sticks before applying.

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« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2018, 09:24:28 PM »
Need to build some stairs. Any thoughts / opinions on this? I created this in sketchup. It complies with codes. Treads are 2". Risers are 1/2". Two stringers. 3 feet apart. I guess my main question is if 2" treads are enough to span 36" Material is Doug fir.

And since we like photos, here are a few of the radiant floor heating. 

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« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2018, 09:52:40 PM »
Looks real nice. Sure glade we don't need that here in the south. Hit a high of 89F today.

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« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2018, 10:00:09 PM »
Looks real nice. Sure glade we don't need that here in the south. Hit a high of 89F today.
Thanks. 12 degrees today and sunny.

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« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2018, 10:34:31 PM »
 I guess my main question is if 2" treads are enough to span 36" Material is Doug fir.
I'd be surprised if code doesn't require a middle stringer, even if it doesn't I'd certainly add it - maybe it's overkill but it's cheap easy overkill.

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« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2018, 04:25:35 PM »
Floor heat in. Rough inspections done. I poured lightweight concrete upstairs and downstairs. This creates a thermal mass which increases efficiency for in floor hydronic heat. It' s a fairly complex system by my standards, but I think will be worth it. It's a 1400 square foot home and there are 12 zones in the heating system. If you don't make enough zones, radiant floor heating can get ugly quick. Some DIY friends of mine have a bathroom that is too hot to walk in when the heat is turned up during cold days. Anyway, I really like the look and simplicity of raw materials and I love the way the concrete looks with the timbers.

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« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2018, 08:01:35 AM »
A friend's place. Helped him with some raising.  Beautiful day and a beautiful frame. Grove crane sure helps. I think the crane could lift the entire frame.


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« Reply #32 on: April 12, 2018, 08:34:42 PM »
Finally moving again. Sheet rock and paint. Also, put some more tung oil on while I had scaffolding up

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« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2018, 10:32:20 PM »
After the house is done, I'll get a better camera.

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« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2018, 10:39:58 AM »
Great job!  You will be enjoying all this work for decades to come

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« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2018, 05:32:30 PM »
Here's a little update. I cut down a nice straight fir tree and milled it up for stair parts. It was amazing how fast everything dried.

  

 

I planed everything last week and cut to rough size. They turned out really beautiful. Now I can show my grandpa why I didn't just go to the lumber yard (he asked why  :D).  

 

I hooked up the boiler just in time for summer. It's been really cold in the house and the season changed the day I installed this boiler. It's an all in one unit. It supplies the hydronic floor heat and the domestic hot water. It even has connections for solar thermal which is further, a lot further down the line.

 

I had a random foot of snow and some little moose stopped by. The snow was completely gone the following day.

 

I put in the wood stove but won't get to fire it until fall. Or maybe I'll sneak one in

 

The stucco crew has done their first coat. The color will ultimately be a light gray.  

 

  

I had two windows break. It was determined there was a mistake at the factory and these windows were charged with argon gas...something you can't do at 8600 feet. Luckily the window company is taking care of everything.

 

A few electrical and plumbing odds and ends and I can think about moving in. The dog is ready for summer.


 

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« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2018, 09:42:29 AM »
Thanks for the update!  Really looks good.

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« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2018, 10:36:51 AM »
Looking good!


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