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Steven rescues the house from a mistake

11 am Saturday morning after New Year’s. The framers are trying to get ahead of the job by starting to nail up the Hardieboard siding on the new garage structure.

But … it’s the wrong siding.

We specced 7-inch reveal Hardieboard lap siding with a bevel — the same material used on the house.

Above, the board that the framers are nailing up is flat stock with an oversized joint, completely different from the house. 

This is what the siding should be -- overlapped, creating an angle, not flat stock.
This is what the siding should be — overlapped, creating an angle, not flat stock.

Steven called Ron. Ron spoke with Lorenzo, one  of the two framers onsite at Emerald Hill. We asked Lorenzo to stop. Ron is going to call to get the correct lap siding delivered, the wrong siding picked up and shipped off, and the siding that is already nailed up on the back wall of the garage is going to have to come down.

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A pictorial of the day, 29 July 2015

Today
Today, the framers cut away the closet in the garage that housed the original water heater. In turn, that illuminated the copper pipes that were connected to that old water heater. The additional light revealed years of calcium and other chemical deposits lining the copper, constricting water flow inside the 3/4-inch pipe down to about 1/4-inch. See the white chalky deposits lining the copper pipe in the photo at top of this post. This again proves correct the guidance from Barry at Custom Plumbing — take out all the old lines and put in new.
The first delivery of pocket doors arrived.
At the start of the day, the first delivery of pocket doors arrived.
Ron Dahlke, left, and Mark Rehberg, president, Ranserve, at Ron's Mission Control workstation in the garage.
Ron Dahlke, left, and Mark Rehberg, president, Ranserve, at Ron’s Mission Control workstation in the garage.
The doorway to the mudroom from the garage, framed in place.
The doorway to the mudroom from the garage, framed in place.
Cris from Ranserve mixes concrete to patch the floor of bath 2 where the plumbers jackhammered to run new pipes.
Cris from Ranserve mixes concrete to patch the floor of bath 2 where the plumbers jackhammered to run new pipes.
The new windows in what will be Jadin's bedroom are tacked into place and test fitted.
The new windows in what will be Jadin’s bedroom are tacked into place and test fitted.
Cris nailed blocking into the wall of the master bath, to support the medcine cabinets, shelving, vanity and plumbing.
Cris nailed blocking into the wall of the master bath, to support the medcine cabinets, shelving, vanity and plumbing.
The dryer duct box is tacked into position.
The dryer duct box is tacked into position.
The north wall and part of the east wall are now sided with Hardieboard.
The north wall and part of the east wall are now sided with Hardieboard.
And the framing team is nailing up Hardieboard on the south exterior wall, working in the shade, traveling around the house as the sun moves, avoiding the heat exposure. It's 100 degrees -- hotter on the roof.
And the framing team is nailing up Hardieboard on the south exterior wall, working in the shade, traveling around the house as the sun moves, avoiding the heat exposure. It’s 100 degrees — hotter on the roof.
Installation of the HVAC flex duct continues.
Installation of the HVAC flex duct continues.
Above the kitchen, the long flex duct run to the mudroom is now relocated out of the lower roof and into the ceiling above the kitchen -- bringing it into the insulated envelope of the house.
Above the kitchen, the long flex duct run to the mudroom is now relocated out of the lower roof and into the ceiling above the kitchen — bringing it into the insulated envelope of the house.
By end of day, three of the just-delivered pocket doors are now installed, one at each end of the pantry hall, one between the kitchen and mudroom. Albert from Custom Plumbing contemplates where to install gas pipes in the ceiling of the kitchen from his perch on a ladder.
By end of day, three of the just-delivered pocket doors are now installed, one at each end of the pantry hall, one between the kitchen and mudroom. Albert from Custom Plumbing contemplates where to install gas pipes in the ceiling of the kitchen from his perch on a ladder.

 

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Hanging siding

The framers moved outside the house to start hanging the fiber cement siding from James Hardie — delivered 21 July, non-combustible, durable, smooth sided for the modern look we want.

It’s pre-primed a shade of yellow that is — ironically — a near-perfect match for the original exterior color painted on the original cedar siding that we removed after 50+ years of service.

Tasked by Mark and Ron from Ranserve, Jacquela and Jadin have a weekend job — picking out exterior paint colors for the house.

Above, Roberto, right, and Jonathan, left, work at the corner of the master bedroom. Below, Steven stepped through the windows off the master bedroom, onto the roof, to shoot this photo of the new siding, up close, nailed up across the front of the second floor.

View of the new Hardieboard siding from the corner of the master bedroom. Steven stepped out onto the roof to shoot this. Don't tell Jacquela.
View of the new Hardieboard siding from the corner of the master bedroom. Steven stepped out onto the roof to shoot this. Don’t tell Jacquela.
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