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The Slab

by harttills from Tills Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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Yesterday all the tubing was laid for the radiant floor heat...in the picture you can see that the bathroom, living room, and media room have denser tubing for warmer floors. Today the slab was poured! Overall, it went well... however, since this will be [...]

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Progress.

by harttills from Tills Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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Today Tim leveled the gravel in preparation for the slab and started to lay the vapor barrier and styrofoam that will be under the slab. This is something Tim takes great pride in...really insulating the house, making it as energy efficient as possible. [...]

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Patience is a virtue.

by harttills from Tills Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
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Still nothing. Here are a few pics of the garage with some of the SIPs piled next to it. Also, with some help from Mom and Dad (Laura's), we seeded the septic field with a woodland prarie mix two weeks ago. The rye grass is sure sprouting - at least [...]

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Garage

by harttills from Tills Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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Well, after a frustrating week, we do have something to show! The garage has been framed, and it's so exciting to see the drawings come to life....it's getting easier to imagine a house on our lot. The plumber had a good day today - got all the PVC pipes [...]

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The roof

by harttills from Tills Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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Last Friday, the roof trusses were installed and today the roof sheathing was placed...what a difference it makes in the way the upstairs rooms feel! A temporary stairway is in place, so we can really see how things are going up there. The crew plans on [...]

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Progress continues....

by harttills from Tills Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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The first floor SIPs are almost all up - the missing spaces are mostly windows...and we can tell that the windows are going to be pretty impressive in the living room. The ceiling is high - 13' - and all glass on the South facing wall. You can see in [...]

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October is off to a good start!

by harttills from Tills Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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After being away for almost a week, we were pleasantly surprised upon our first visit back to the land. The walls are going up and most of them should be erected by the end of this week. Today Tim placed the styrofoam forms (ICFs) for our concrete [...]

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Onwards and Upwards!

by harttills from Tills Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
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Today Matt and I met for lunch at the land and were pleasantly suprised to see the second story going up! All of the SIP walls are now in place and tomorrow they will start on the stairway or the SIP roof panels. Also, the concrete guys were out to [...]

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Keeping an eye on the prize

by harttills from Tills Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
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What a dramatic change in the past two weeks - all the SIP walls are up. Now the progress becomes less obvious. Today all of the upstairs walls were framed and the stairway was started. Here's a little eye candy (to me anyways!) of the revised exterior [...]

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A full garage

by harttills from Tills Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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Materials continue to arrive daily. The Prodema siding (the resin impregnated wood veneer panels used on the East side of the house, garage, and around the large stairwell windows) arrived from Spain yesterday. It's an amazingly small crate - that [...]

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