Roofing, Rain and and a Popcan Wall

Roofing, Rain and and a Popcan Wall

Posted by in Can walls, Earthship, Insulation, roof on 08. Aug, 2010 | 4 Comments

Getting the roofing material on site lit a fire under us; yesterday we placed the 30# roofing felt on top of the 2×6 decking, and we started placing rigid insulation. Tom and Stephanie stopped by yesterday and they helped us place the felt …. thanks guys! After they left Sandra and I … Read More →

Fetching the roof…

Fetching the roof…

Posted by in Construction, Earthship, roof on 05. Aug, 2010 | 0 Comments

Bright and early this morning Dad met us and we left for Surrey; he in his big red dodge pick up with Mike and Linda’s 20 foot trailer, and Chris and I in our little Frontier.  It was smoky all the way!  Lots of fires burning in B.C.

We made it to Pro Line Construction at … Read More →

The Berming begins…

The Berming begins…

Posted by in Construction, Earthship, roof on 31. Jul, 2010 | 0 Comments

After a few delays, including our three days without water and the early ripening of his wheat, Alvin arrived with his excavator last night.  This morning, after a short discussion on procedure-mostly Alvin telling us how he was going to do it–he began to berm.

Alvin has done work for us periodically over the last decade … Read More →

Keeping a flexible schedule…

Keeping a flexible schedule…

Posted by in Earthship, Front Wall, roof on 29. Jul, 2010 | 0 Comments

We were ready to hop in my father’s truck this morning for Surrey to pick up all the materials we need to complete the roof.  We found a supplier who had everything we needed, in stock.  Turns out he didn’t have everything in stock.  The 4×8 sheets of insulation will be in later this week … Read More →

What we’ve been doing while pricing out the roof…

What we’ve been doing while pricing out the roof…

Posted by in Earthship, roof on 24. Jul, 2010 | 6 Comments

While we’ve been looking into roof details we’ve been trying to accomplish a few other jobs to prepare for items beyond the roof.  I spent a few mornings applying borate based wood preservative to the entire roof.  I abandoned the painbrush and used a paint roller attached to a broom handle.  Even so, this was … Read More →

Figuring out the roof membrane

Figuring out the roof membrane

Posted by in Construction, Electrical, Insulation, roof on 22. Jul, 2010 | 2 Comments

I’ve been working on quotes for roofing materials.

I added a new drawing detailing the roof membrane and insulation.  The drawing is preliminary and will be updated as we proceed (the link to the right of the drawing is a PDF):

NewtonKickUp-ROOF ins and mem

It looks like we will install an EPDM (rubber) roof.  Our other option … Read More →

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