Thursday, July 28, 2011

The holy rake of Antioch (whose tines shall be ten)

DAILY  LOG JULY 28, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Larry, George, Janice and Steve, Mike, Susan, Brian, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
Brian and Susan and Janice mixed mortar and laid block. Susan took to block-laying like a fish to water. She was lugging blocks all over the site and doing the pointing. Larry and George installed the other Parallam Rim Support (Ledger Board).
Steve and Mike completed the backfill. I let Steve use the holy rake of Antioch (whose tines shall be ten).
Mark  Jones of Draftech Designs called me over for a consult and gave me a letter to take over to the Gravenhurst Building Department for the stamp of approval; which letter was stamped and approved by early afternoon, at which point I picked up the correct fasteners for the rim supports, at which point Larry and George started drilling holes and pounding them in.
Vince Tournour (Site Supervisor) dropped by towards the end of the day. It will be great to have him back in September.
Many thanks to Wes Finch and Sons Excavating of Bracebridge for donating our masonry sand along with free delivery.
Many thanks to Clyde Macduff of Ready Mix Cement for agreeing to supply the 17 meters of concrete needed for our basement floors at cost, and agreeing to supply the trucks and drivers au gratis.

What Next?
Friday, July 29 – Complete installation of additional blocks. Complete installation of Parallam Rim Supports. Fill top 2 courses of fire-wall blocks with concrete.

Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 5
Tuesday, August 2 – The Corrections Canada Crew is coming out for a hardy day’s work of installing the engineered floor joist system.
Wednesday, August 3 –We will have resumed framing of the main structure.
Jesse Campbell of Jesse Campbell Construction has volunteered to bring in his crew and install the truss roof system.
 IN TWO WEEKS: Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12
Gravenhurst Plumbing and Greenside Electric  will do the plumbing, electrical and heating rough-ins.
Bill Gee of Great Northern Insulation has volunteered to provide us the labour to install the insulation which he will provide at cost. He will also provide the truck to blow in the attack insulation once the drywall is installed.
IN THREE WEEKS: Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 19
Drywall installation

Friday, July 29 – 8 Volunteers + DougP + MikeO
Monday, August 1 – HOLIDAY
Tuesday, August 2 – Corrections Canada is providing 13 Volunteers + Larry + Emma + Derek + DougP + MikeO
Wednesday, August 3 -- 8 Volunteers + DougP + MikeO
Thursday, August 4 -- 8 Volunteers + DougP + MikeO
Friday, August 5 -- 8 Volunteers + DougP + MikeO
Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12
8 Volunteers per day to complete framing and do site clean up
Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 19
It does not seem likely the big company crews come out to do drywall installation. (They are booked for later dates.) ERGO:
8 Volunteers per day for Drywall installation

Monday, July 25 – Friday, August 5
Engineered Floor System, wall framing materials, Roof Truss system, SM Foam, skill saw, hammers,
levels, squares, tape measures, tool belts, ladders, roof shingles.
Engineered Floor system from Chamberlain’s Tim-Br-Mart (at a nicely reduced cost)
Windows and doors from Muskoka Window and Doors.
Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12
Brooms, dust masks and garbage bags

Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 19
Drywall materials, drywall nails and screws, drywall lifter, dust masks, box-cutter knives
Boston Pizza of Gravenhurst

Food and Drink
Many thanks to Boston Pizza of Gravenhurst for providing us with a great lunch!
Many thanks to Oliver’s Coffee of Gravenhurst  for providing us with their delicious coffee and muffins.
Friday, July 29 –Food and Drink Required for 10
Tuesday, August 2 – Food and Drink Required for 18
  Be sure and call 644-3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count.

  • For framing
  • For plumbing, electrical and heating rough-ins
  • For insulation and vapour barrier
  • For occupancy and final
My Thoughts
What a great day! What a great crew! What great response from our donators/suppliers! We had a lot of fun today. We did a lot of work today. That is what it is all about.

Mike O'Grady
Construction Project Manager
1964 Muskoka Beach Road
RR 1 Gravenhurst ON P1P 1R1
705-646-0106 Ext 204
mike @

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