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outside in



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:54 pm    Post subject: Ross House Construction Photos Reply with quote




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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hallelujah!
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Wrightgeek



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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outside in



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"the destruction of the (purple) box"
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Wrighter



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rousing applause for an excellent beginning! The very definition of addition by subtraction.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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DavidC



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay ! Tell it goodbye. . .


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Deke



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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outside in



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote




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



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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peterm



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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outside in



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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pharding



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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