I’m taking the rest of this week off to prepare for dome raising. This morning Robert and I began finishing up the joists this morning, interspersed with work on the subfloor.
Jean took care of some higher level Hearthwood business and bought us more joist hangers.
Kathy came by to help and even brought Wendy’s for lunch! We were very productive in the afternoon, Robert and Kathy continuing to work on subfloor decking, while I placed ceiling corner blocking in the rooms for drywall in the corners.
Robert and I made good pace throughout the rest of the day, getting through 2/3 of the primary subfloor. We had to run to home depot for more subfloor glue late in the day. I picked up a sheet of hardi backer board to go beneath our hearth as well. The idea is to use that in place of the second layer of 3/4″ plywood where our stove is going, in order to make whatever stone we use sit not so high off the floor. We’ll also have our hardwood floor (1/2″ oak) so it should help make it just about flush.
Tomorrow our windows and sliding glass door arrive! Like many delivery trucks, it can’t fit through the tunnel, so we’ll have to meet it with a flat-bed trailer to transfer them.
By the end of the day tomorrow we should be done with the second layer of 3/4″ plywood and be well on our way in being ready for the dome raising.
On another note, our well was dug 500′ and has a flow rate of 2-2.5 gallons per minute.
If any of you want to come out for dome raising, please let us know so we can get a head count (if you haven’t already), and whether you’re spectating or helping:)