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Blog entry by patron posted 10-26-2011 04:25 AM 5907 reads 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

last i was up in colorado
we got the last roof framed
after tearing the old one off

it was partially sheeted then

this time when i got there
daniel and roy had finished the overhang
and the sheeting

daniel wanted to move the upper bedroom window
as it would be hard to seal the roof edge there
so that is what we did
and added some framing
on top of the old plastered wall

the next day
the insulation man came
and we had the living room wall paneling down
so he could spray ‘icynene’ foam there

it is amazing insulation
at 20% more cost than fiberglass
it is 65% more effective and thermal
and seals completely
no mildew
no drafts
no bugs or mice
won’t rot
and fire-proof

so we sprayed it under the new roof
and all the walls
and even tore the floor out of the mud room
and covered the ground with plastic sheeting
and sprayed there too

then re-paneled the wall outside and installed the new windows

and finally back to the roof

well after years of fixing his home
daniel can finally see the light
now he will be able to work on the interior at his leisure
with a new radiant heating and metal roofing
and insulation

his family will be warm this winter
and after some plastering outside
he will never have to go and work outside again

now i can get to my own winterizing too

thank you for looking

have a great winter

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#1 posted 10-26-2011 04:48 AM

That’s really looking good. Pretty amazing piece of work. You’re a real good friend. Well done Patron!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#2 posted 10-26-2011 04:49 AM

Sounds good. what winter?

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 10-26-2011 04:54 AM

thanks guys

jack he get’s up to 5’ of snow there

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 10-26-2011 05:00 AM

Great job! It’s going to be snuggly warm in there this winter and he’ll be a Happy Camper. You’re a good friend, David.


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#5 posted 10-26-2011 05:03 AM

Very cool. How are the sunsets?

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#6 posted 10-26-2011 05:05 AM

Great David. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 10-26-2011 05:33 AM

David, god bless you for helping a friend. There is nothing more rewarding then that.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#8 posted 10-26-2011 05:42 AM

David, you are a god man!

That house looks great now.

With 80 degrees last weekend, I am not sure we will have a winter.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 10-26-2011 05:55 AM

WOW! What a tremendous change!

Great work!

Aren’t some of those solar panels going to go onto the roof now?

Thank you for the breat blow by blow.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#10 posted 10-26-2011 06:26 AM

Daniel and his Family are going to appreciate all this work for years to come David…
Great Work on the Transformation!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#11 posted 10-26-2011 06:45 AM

One great friend and master craftsman….nuff said…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#12 posted 10-26-2011 07:11 AM

That looks like some warm home! I am building a Straw bale house here in Washington state and learning a lot about insulation & thermal transmission “stuff”. We have so much water & moisture here that to build a snug home we may have to make the walls be rain walls, gaps behind the siding. The structure is post & beam with strong walls & sheer walls to hold it upright then the straw walls infill the voids. Building here is very different than in NM.

-- $tudie

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#13 posted 10-26-2011 07:12 AM

Great job David.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#14 posted 10-26-2011 07:35 AM

thank´s for sharing David … congrats Daniel with warm look … :-)

Studie … looking good so fare from here :-)

take care

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#15 posted 10-26-2011 08:31 AM

Great job, the house looks so nice. And your so lucky to enjoy that great view as you worked!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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