Bryan returned from Edmonton last night and scrambled today in order to prepare for the rains forecasted through the weekend.
While Bryan was in Edmonton, Al and Nep completed putting the Deck Armor on the gable roofs and even managed to put Grace Ultra (butyl) under the Deck Armor before re-attaching the solar mounts. This will ensure that the roof deck is completely watertight.
Taking 160 lbs of Construction Waste to Guadalupe Land Fill
Bryan took another load of construction waste to Guadalupe land fill. This load was packaging materials that could not be recycled. The weight in was 5,300 lbs and the weight out was 5,140 lbs; net for this load was 160 lbs.
Our Shakes Arrived from British Columbia!
The yellow cedar shakes that we purchased from BCF Shake Mill on Vancouver Island arrived at White Cap Construction Supply today. Bryan took a truck load of shakes to the job site today and the other two pallets will be delivered on Monday.
We plan to store shakes in the Garage and need to use an oil preserve on each shake (front and back) to increase their useful life. Durability is important …
Before going to White Cap, Bryan stopped by Top Gun Industrial Finishing to get the final sill pan that was painted for us. Bryan couldn’t take this large piece on Monday. Also, he picked up more stainless steel fasteners from Lord & Sons. These items will allow the team from Earth Bound Homes to complete our window and door installation.
Meeting with Carole Murray
Bryan showed Nathan Merrill, from American Ornamental Iron, the newly painted sill pans. Nathan was interested in the Kynar paint. During their discussion, Nathan reminded Bryan that the door design cannot be completed without selecting the door hardware. The hardware includes the door handles (interior and exterior) and the lockset. Bryan asked Nathan where we should go. Nathan replied, ‘Carole Murray.’
We were fortunate to catch Carole in her showroom and Bryan spent 20 minutes with her outlining the design for the front door. Carole recommended that we review the door handles and locksets made by FSB, which she distributes.
As well, Carole was adamant that the front door be as tall as possible, and not the 6 ft 8 inch height of the original door. She believes that the front door should make a statement, and that it should not be modest. Bryan explained that the door can only be 36 inches wide, so having an 8 ft tall door could appear to be too skinny. Carole responded matter of factly, ‘Doors are like women. They can’t be too tall or too skinny.’
Bryan then consulted with Nathan for his thoughts on the door height. Nathan considered the light and other matters, and said that he would think about it over the weekend.
We mocked up the change using an image from ArchiCAD. What do you think?