Our House Diary # 24, Sept. 24, 2016

Well, these “diaries” are turning into a bit of a list of accomplishments, which I suppose is a good thing in that it means that we are accomplishing somethings!

Originally, I had hoped that I would be pontificating on some of the tasks and jobs so that the text would be a bit of a teaching opportunity supported by photos, but when a lot is happening, I can barely stay ahead of the work, so the pedagogical moments will remain more on the build and less on the blog until the work slows and I can work my “lessons” into the posts…..be patient!

Yesterday was a fantastic day, and entire class came and broke up into small groups of students and worked diligently on a variety of tasks.

One group installed Enermax, while another taped the joints and then placed the furrings:


Another group worked on the door and window bucks designed to define the interior and exterior of the walls, seal the opening and to shed water:

Another group installed sheathing on the exterior wall of module 3,


..and then raised that wall:


Another group cut the studs for the interior walls of modules 2 and 3, did the layout and built the walls:



And Peter worked on verifying the 10 ton pneumatic jacks and working out a system for using them…thank goodness because we discovered that one of them is not functioning properly (hopefully we will be able to repair it before next Friday when we have to lift module 1!):


All in all a great day thanks to a great team…so much fun to work with these guys!! I hope we can do it again before they graduate in a couple of weeks!!


About jhcarpentry

I am a teacher in the Construction Carpentry Program at the Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre (CVCEC) for the New Frontiers School board. This blog is a way for me to connect with my students.
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