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First Porch Beers

by Christina from dave and christina  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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Dave called Friday night as a perfect night for porch beers- really more like slab beers. We gathered on the side porch (and spread into the kitchen a bit) and enjoyed the great weather and catching up with friends. The trial run of the porch without walls or roof was very good. I anticipate that [...]

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First Floor Exterior Walls

by Christina from dave and christina  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:31 AM
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Bond beam lintel with rebar above doors at covered terrace. Eastern Wall with chimney.

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Second floor Exterior walls going up

by Christina from dave and christina  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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Notice the bolts protruding through the block to connect the floor joists to the walls. Concrete is in the U-blocks at this location and you can see the gray drips of the concrete. The drips are a good sign to us and let’s us know the blocks have been filled correctly. Work on the arched [...]

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Questions about building with AAC

by Christina from dave and christina  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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A few weeks ago a couple who are building in the western United States contacted us through our blog and asked us more specific questions about building with AAC. We are very excited that others are considering using this material and love the questions they posed to us. We thought it would be helpful to [...]

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Arches cut out

by Christina from dave and christina  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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Terrace arches Front Entry Window sill detail showing the AAC block below with a precast sill. We are using a wood clad casement style window from Kolbe. Our objective at the windows and doors is to be able to install them without using a wood frame. So far this is the direction we are heading. When the [...]

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More on the Arches

by Dave from dave and christina  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
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When Christina says the arches were cut out, they were literally cut out. The masons put up a rectangular frame and then blocked straight across, with a lintel positioned above where the arch would be. Then they traced a plywood semi-circle directly onto the block (front and back). Then they took a [...]

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A few updates

by Christina from dave and christina  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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In July we decided to test the covered porch and had friends and family over to the site. A few candles, fans, a light bulb or two, and beer and the trial run was a success. I finally found the tub for the upstairs bath. I thought a rectangular, white cast iron tub (not [...]

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Tools and AAC

by Dave from dave and christina  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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As far as tools for AAC go, this is my advice: Order from Demand Products (see link at right). We bought a tool from the company in Georgia, and it came crushed. They never did anything about it. Never called back. Buy the expensive 4″ drill bit for coring. You will never order [...]

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Roofing

by Christina from dave and christina  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
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The roofing began today and it looks like we are going with a light color modified bitumen roof. There was a discussion about EPDM roofing versus a modified. I am really not sure which is better. Our ultimate goal is to have a green roofing system (laid in with trays of sedums, not grass to [...]

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Interior framing

by Christina from dave and christina  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:32 AM
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Trim joists Looking up at joists connected to ledger that is bolted to AAC wall. The trim joists are between the first and second floor. Dining room as seen from second floor. The Garage. The garage has an ongoing role in our story. The construction of the garage began this week and it is being built of [...]

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