The tear out

So here she is, currently. So far we have ripped out all interiors except the cabinets above the former dining area. They were fine and there was no water damage inside or around them.

We have ripped down the roof panels, and replaced or doubled up every roof support beam/stud. We’ve used quite a few tubes of liquid nails shoring up the plywood that the beams attach to, as they are quite old and some were starting to crumble a bit. The beams are now very sturdy. Thats your side to side support, very important! The roof does not sit on those beams. Next task is to run our new wiring (as the old wiring was all either removed or quite deteriorated) and re-insulate. The insulation was fiberglass, we are going to replace it with Aluminum Bubble Foil Roll insulation. It’s relatively inexpensive, wont retain water if there is a leak, and provides great insulation. Once the new wiring is pulled and insulation put in, we will resheet the roof with lightweight masonite panels.

Meanwhile (as this is weekend work and it will be 4 days before we start again) I have been stripping the layers of wallpaper, removing old nails (dremel with a grinding wheel is good for this) and doing some space planning work.



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