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outside in



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roof insulation is complex -

6 inch ceiling rafters with mineral wool insulation = R-20
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Fiberglass batts between 4 inch roof rafters = R-13
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4 inches rigid insulation = R-20 totals R-53,

but it is also important to thermally separate the rafters to prevent cold spots, which is another reason to use rigid board over the original sheathing.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:40 pm    Post subject: New Photos Reply with quote

Here are some progress of photos of the work on the Ross House





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DavidC



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My gosh!!! What a fantastic difference from when the 'Purple House Eater' was still attached!

Things are looking great. I especially like the restored covered entry w/ the beveled wood facia.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing transformation!
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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this the new roof, too ? I like it. Wonderful progress.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool. Is it going to get another coat of stucco over the entire house?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SDR wrote:
Is this the new roof, too ?


outside in wrote:



4 inches of rigid insulation have been added to the roof. With additional attic insulation the roof should be R50.



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, this is the new recycled aluminum roofing panels, and I'm very pleased with them - 30 year life expectancy and then it gets recycled again. The stucco is a problem - its been sandblasted, but it was difficult to remove ALL of the contemporary (1960?) stucco because of the high adhesive content in the mix. The original appears to be two coats (scratch, brown) with a topping of lime wash, comprised of lime, sand and tint (no portland) which was covered by an acrylic bonding agent and a topcoat of adhesive- laden stucco. I am contemplating blasting it again with baking soda and water in order to remove all of the topcoat and trying the lime wash again, but the contractor is recommending ANOTHER acrylic base with a conventional tinted stucco finish. So now I'm thinking that I should delay this part of the project until this gets resolved..........
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People usually recommend what they're used to, or have had success with, or (occasionally) what they sell. You'll have to decide what you want, and what's best in the circumstances . . .

I'm going to love this house yet . S D R
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.keim.com/ Their lime cement fine exterior render product is worth considering.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the history of this house?

It's great to see it come back to life. With the new entrance suddenly the composition clicks into place.

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jhealy



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was just wondering ... what is the plan for the basement? Will it now be finished? If it was already posted, I apologize in advance.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The basement will be left cleaned and insulated with a laundry room, mechanical room and a large open space for the next guy to build out. (i'm inclined to believe Wright in this case - basements are not to be lived in)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They do have the characteristic of being warm in winter, cool in summer -- for what that's worth. If reasonably well lighted -- say, built into a slope so there's partial exposure to daylight -- they can be useful as work space, I suppose ?

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