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The roof as a system

I recently read an article by Charles Buell Inspections Inc. on ActiveRain about roof ventilation and how it doesn’t impact the longevity of roofing asphalt shingles. 450 more words

Floor Top Sheathing

Sorry for the delay between posts, and thanks everyone for looking at our site. We have been extremely busy getting ready to go. I am going to try to catch up over the next couple of days and bring the blog up to speed. 383 more words



Sunshine and highs above 50… it didn’t take much to get us outdoors, where we started on the long-awaited project of removing and replacing Bob’s roof. 447 more words

Bob's House

Tiny House: Sheathing Attached

Our tiny house project has the feel of a real house now, though reminiscent of the science-fiction TV show ‘The X-Files’. 316 more words


Sheathing Roof and Walls

This stage of the build makes a big visual and structural change to the tiny house. Not only does the appearance become more solid as the framing is covered, but the entire structure becomes completely rigid. 311 more words

Tiny Home: Arborion

What was it about the construction of the NYC World Trade Centre buildings that made them collapse so easily in case of a very hot fire?

Answer by David Kahana:

The design of the towers was unique among steel frame buildings of the time. They were built like a tube within a tube, with the floors supported by trusses that tied on to supporting columns on the outer walls as well as on to the core columns making up the inner tube, where the elevator shafts ran.

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April 2012 - Week Three

Saturday night I joined Marina and her mother to spend Easter Sunday with them.  Around 5:00PM we came back to the house, planted a fig tree, and fenced in some oregano we found growing against the north side fence.  398 more words

New Old House