Ron’s got a plan for the stairs

The original stairs are gone. Finally. This is the last major restructuring of Emerald Hill. The stairs were not built to code.

DSC_2910Ron Dahlke says he spent his weekend drawing out plans for the new stairs — the rise, the tread, the run, the platform, the structure.

Silverio and Marco from the framing team are back to build out Ron’s plans.

Marco cuts the tread and rise into the left-side stringer.
Marco cuts the tread and rise into the left-side stringer.
Silverio carries the fresh-cut stringer into the house. The right-side stringer is already nailed into place. And the landing platform is already built.
Silverio carries the fresh-cut stringer into the house. The right-side stringer is already nailed into place. And the landing platform is already built.
Silverio nails the stringer up.
Silverio nails up the stringer.
Marco cuts the center stringer that adds stability and strength to the stairs.
Marco cuts the center stringer that adds stability and strength to the stairs.
All three stringers are nailed in. Silverio is prepping lumber for risers.
All three stringers are nailed in. Silverio is prepping lumber for risers.
The plumbers need Ron upstairs, so he takes his maiden climb on the stairs he designed -- before risers and treads are nailed in.
The plumbers need Ron upstairs, so he takes his maiden climb on the stairs he designed — before risers and treads are nailed in.
Silverio nails in risers.
Silverio nails in risers.
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Notes, 17 Aug. 2015

Above, the roofer is removing attic and appliance vents, patching the holes with plywood, then nailing up underlayment and asphalt roofing shingles. The new cricket at the back of the chimney is already in place to guide rain away from the back of the brick — and to prevent water from seaping down into the framing — which it has apparently been doing for years in the absence of the cricket.

Steven met with Mark Rehberg at Ranserve to review the construction schedule. The flooring delays are going to push completion of the house into middle to late December.

Ron Dahlke ordered the interior doors from BMC West.

Cris and Ron found time to add blocking to the wall in the office where Steven plans to hang shelves.
Cris and Ron found time to add blocking to the wall in the office where Steven plans to hang shelves.
Dumpster #5 is reporting for duty. It will be loaded with all the lumber removed from Emerald Hill. The lumber will be recycled into mulch.
Dumpster #5 is reporting for duty. It will be loaded with all the lumber removed from Emerald Hill. The lumber will be recycled into mulch.
The painter put up test colors on the fascia and siding -- dark Cyberspace for the fascia; Wall Street gray for the body, with a splash of Cyberspace to help demonstrate the two grays -- lighter and darker -- against each other. A generic white under the eaves, to reflect light.
The painter put up test colors on the fascia and siding — dark Cyberspace for the fascia; Wall Street gray for the body, with a splash of Cyberspace to help demonstrate the two grays — lighter and darker — against each other. A generic white under the eaves, to reflect light. Ron recommends satin finishes that are more resistant to mold and mildew than flat paints.
Some of the roof vents that will be recycled to Habitat.
Some of the roof vents that will be recycled to Habitat.

 

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Bathroom fixtures, day 1

Ferguson delivered some of the bath and tub shower kits. Barry and Albert from Custom Plumbing unboxed the parts.

The shower pan for bath 2 is cracked. Ferguson will need to expedite a replacement.
The shower pan for bath 2 is cracked. Ferguson will need to expedite a replacement.
With the shower pan already cemented into place, Barry, at right, positions the rear shower wall while Albert  calls out flange locations.
With the shower pan already cemented into place, Barry, at right, positions the rear shower wall while Albert calls out flange locations.
Albert screws the back wall to a stud.
Albert screws the back wall to a stud.
Upstairs, the plumbing team wrestled the tub into place in bath 3.
Upstairs, the plumbing team wrestled the tub into place in bath 3.
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