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Blog series by rhybeka updated 09-15-2018 06:24 PM 5 parts 2630 reads 26 comments total

Part 1: The beginning

07-15-2018 01:50 AM by rhybeka | 15 comments »

It was decided that I was to move my shop out of the two car garage and into a structure in the yard. It was debated and discussed, and finally this past week it was built. It’s not large by any standard, just 12×16. I hired a local amish company to build it just short of siding it since I work a full time desk job and time is not on my side. I wanted to use Hardieplank (that’s another story). The walls are ~7’2” with 4’ lofts on either side. I have batts...

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Part 2: Soffiting,trim, and concrete observations

07-24-2018 03:39 PM by rhybeka | 3 comments »

“slowly and steady wins the race!” Last Sunday (since it’s now Tuesday) my dad returned to help me cut/install the hardieSoffit and corner trim boards. We managed to get all of it done. When I entered the shop in the morning, I noticed water marks on the floor. We’d had some pretty decent rainstorms move through the day/evening before, for the first time since the shed was built. Dad said they show water coming up from the concrete but I’m not so su...

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Part 3: Water Mitigation Continues...

08-13-2018 07:48 PM by rhybeka | 0 comments »

Before travelling for work I was able to enact my first mitigation plan on the wall taking the brunt of the water. I cut the bottom 5.5 inches of OSB so there wouldn’t be ground contact (water staining already existed from the few rains we’d had since the shed was built earlier in July). Once that was up, I saw a contributing factor to my water issue. There’s a concrete control joint that runs under/next to the sill plate. Unfortunately I can only get to part of it. So,...

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Part 4: Water Mitigation Resolved...moving on

09-12-2018 06:37 PM by rhybeka | 5 comments »

I went and picked up the sewer pipe and channel drain supplies from the local blue box. OUCH. Once the concrete channel was cut, my dad gave me the idea of putting in gravel and seeing if that would suffice. I went and got a load of gravel and did just that. This past weekend we got remnants of a tropical storm that dropped ~5’ of rain. not a drop in the shop along the far wall. The little bit of water shadowing I saw will be fixed by putting up a gutter across the front and some m...

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Part 5: Outside or inside?

09-15-2018 06:24 PM by rhybeka | 3 comments »

After making huge progress on the siding two weekends ago, I was torn as to where to start today. more siding and get it done, or sheathing on the inside so it’s not piled outside anymore? I weighed it out and decided putting up interior walls seemed the best option to do alone. Got all set up and my first few pieces cut, and the thought hit me. Did I ever figure out if I should be using a moisture barrier or not? I stopped and thought a bit, not remembering if I’d come ...

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