Our House Diary #61, All the little details, Jan 26, 2017

As the big move date draws steadily closer, the push is on to get some of the final details finished that will assist in a smooth transition from the shop environment to the “real world”: namely cold and precipitation!

There are some things that we have to do that will be impossible to do once the units are installed on site: install the ventilation ductwork, do some of the exterior finish details that will be hard to do in the cold, finish the plumbing hook ups as far as we can, complete the drywall finish, bathroom cabinets and close-in the top of the ceiling structure where the ductwork is being installed.

We made great progress over the past few days.

Most of the  ducts are in:

and the intake and exhaust hoods installed:


This work then permitted us to finish the ceiling:


The ceiling structure is finished on the top with a layer of OSB to prevent racking when the unit is being moved.

Over the past few days, a number of us have cleared the slab of snow once (actually, three times!!) again….a fairly thankless task, but someone has to do it!


Tomorrow we will see our electricians from LBPSB on site to tidy up the last of the loose ends….it will be great to see them again, and we will miss their positive presence on our “job site”.  The price of progress in the end of the job and although many of us are looking forward to the time when our tasks revert to “normal”, I know we will miss having the opportunity to work on a fairly innovative project.

Thanks to everyone who participated!


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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