Monday, March 26, 2012

Roof vents are in!

Last Saturday was another long day in Lago.. Dom couldn't make it out with me today, so my sister Cara and her boyfriend Mike came out to lend a hand. Thanks a lot guys!! :)  Unfortunately, I didn't get any pics of them hard at work, so here is a recent pic of them from Disney last January.

My goal for the day was to get the three old, rusty, leaky roof vents out and get the three new Fantastic Vents put in. Larry worked on getting the last lower interior panel in, and Cara and Mike continued work that Dom and Crystal started last weekend, stripping the exterior clear coat.

After punching and drilling out the many rivets, and starting to scrape the old sealant off
First of 3, all buttoned up. Copious amounts of Vulkem and about 1.5 hours later
Wide open. (Pay no mind to the nasty crud all around, will be a lot shinier soon!)

Dustin-3, roof vents-0!
I also managed to "work" on a pretty awkward sunburn. It was pretty sunny that day, so we all put on sunscreen. But being in a hurry to get out there, I missed a couple of key spots...  ;)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams."

Week two of walls going up, and we've still got a ways to go! A picture's worth a thousand words, so scroll down and throw up a comment if you have any questions.  :)

The insulation. While the reflective barrier beneath will work to keep the sun's heat out, this layer will work to regulate the temp inside and also provide noise suppression. It was too thick to fit into the 2" wall depth, so we halved it. This works out well, because it will only take half as much to cover it all and we can return the rest! :)
Like we did with the lower rear panels, we flipped this wall over to the backside. This saves us the time of having to strip the old paint, wallpaper and vinyl that's on the other side. Patches will be made and holes filled in as needed.
Clecos (klee-kohs). I'd never heard of these before a few weeks ago but they're a MUST for metal work like this!

One of the many many many rivets...
Electric shears, another must around here.
Shout out to Paw-Paw!  :D

Bye bye cracky vinyl trim. Go Dom!
Grandma's meatloaf. AMAZING. You haven't had meatloaf 'til you've tried hers.
See you next week!