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outside in
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Hallelujah!

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Post by Wrightgeek »

Hail! Hail! The Wicked Purple Entry Box is dead!

Looking good, John. Although much remains to done, you must feel great about the amount of progress you have made so far.

outside in
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Post by outside in »

"the destruction of the (purple) box"

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Post by Wrighter »

Rousing applause for an excellent beginning! The very definition of addition by subtraction.

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Post by DRN »

Ah selective demolition....simple pleasures are the best.
Thanks to outside in for removing the purple carbuncle that had grown on that pretty face.

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Post by DavidC »

Congratulations, John. You are working miracles with the home. Have you made a decision yet on how you are going to handle the sinking/tilting porch on the opposite side?

Thanks for keeping us updated on the progress.


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Yay ! Tell it goodbye. . .


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Post by Deke »

I drove by the house when I was in town for the Wright Plus weekend. Nice to see that purple tumor removed.
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4 inches of rigid insulation have been added to the roof. With additional attic insulation the roof should be R50.

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Post by peterm »

Thanks for keeping us posted. You are doing an excellent job!

Will the extra 4" change what is seen from the exterior?

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Post by outside in »

The 4 inch rigid insulation fits in behind the fascia board and will not be noticeable - there will also be a continuous custom-shaped gutter around the perimeter for the rain water harvesting system feeding the cistern. The edge condition will not appear exactly as built, but a small alteration for a big return in energy savings.

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Post by peterm »

Makes good sense to me...

So, I take it you needed to make the fascia board a bit wider (taller...) than the original?

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Post by outside in »

no, the fascia board will remain the same = the 4 inches of rigid fits behind the existing fascia in the space that was originally created by an integral gutter. Unfortunately, they always have a tendency to fail, so new gutters will be installed on the outside of the fascia for rainwater harvesting for landscape maintenance.

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Post by pharding »

That is a fine project. What is the benefit of adding insulation on top of the roof sheathing when extremely high R-Values can be obtained with a combination of polyisocyanurate insulation between the rafters in tight areas at the perimeter of the house and lay in batt insulation every where else?
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