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LittleHouse Siding

by on May.20, 2008, under Siding

Siding Install
17 May 2008.

We brought up 16 sheets of Hardi-Board siding to cover half the house. We had a little adventure with losing half of two pieces on I-40 coming up. Fortunately, nobody was near us when that happened.

Hardi-Board is a cement fiber board that does not rot in the rain or sun, the way most sheet goods do. It is also highly fire-resistant. It cost about twice as much as T1-11 siding, but we think the reduced maintenance will be worth the extra cost.

Here is the south side installed (including replacement of the two panels at the door). The seams will be filled in before we paint, and it should look as good as any house in town.

South Siding

South Siding

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More May at the Ranch

by on May.10, 2008, under Seasons

Globe Mallow
May 28th, 2005.
Early Afternoon.
There was a bunch of these. They stood about waist-high.

Globe Mallow

Globe Mallow

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LittleHouse – French Door Screens

by on May.06, 2008, under Windows & Doors

French Door Install
04 May 2008.
So here the door is in, and waiting for the screen install.

Remy models the Doors

Remy models the Doors

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LittleHouse – Installing the French Doors

by on May.05, 2008, under Windows & Doors

French Door Install
03 May 2008.
We cut an X in the housewrap, as we had done while installing windows.

Then we used the jig saw to cut out the door opening. As it turned out, the door that arrived from our special order was 2″ shorter than we expected, so we had to install a spacer above the door to fill in the empty space. We then folded the housewrap in, as with the windows.

Furring Out the Framing for the French Doors

Furring Out the Framing for the French Doors

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LittleHouse – Building the Work Platform

by on May.03, 2008, under Windows & Doors

East Side View
21 April 2008.
The right hand side of the East end will be used for utilities entrance panels and such. So there’s no window on that side for the bathroom.

We ran out of Tyvek tape (which is GREAT stuff, by the way… So we will finish taping the window on our next trip. The Lowes Housewrap held up very well through the winter, with no signs of fraying or tearing.

East Side Windows

East Side Windows

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