Friday, August 12, 2011

Tweaking and firewalls!

DAILY  LOG August 12, 2011
Who Was On-Site?
Larry, George, Adam, Rick, Duncan, Tom and Susan, Steve and Janice, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
We got inside walls for 519 tweaked, and we got the fire- wall for 517 up as well. The Gravenhurst
Building Department gave us the go-ahead to use Cement Board instead of 5/8 Drywall in the fire-wall.
That is good. Now we don’t have to worry about Drywall in the fire-wall deteriorating in the rain. Thanks to Rick and Tom for cutting up the Cement Board.

What Next?
Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13
More Framing!
Many thanks to Home Building Center for supplying our wall framing materials.
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.
NEXT WEEK: Monday, August 14 – Saturday, August 20
Pour the concrete floors in the basement. Ready Mix Concrete will provide the concrete at cost and
donate the truck and driver time.
IN TWO WEEKS: Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27
Trusses arrive on Monday. Jesse Campbell of Jesse Campbell Construction has volunteered to bring in his crew and install the truss roof system.

Volunteers
Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13
8 Volunteers per day to complete framing and do site clean up
Monday, August 14 – Saturday, August 20
Volunteers needed who can pour a concrete floor
Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27
8 Volunteers per day

Materials/Tools?
Monday, July25 – 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)
Wall framing materials from Home Building Center
Windows and doors from Muskoka Windows and Doors.
Concrete floors in the basement from Ready Mix Concrete
Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12
Brooms, dust masks and garbage bags
Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 19
Wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels, gum-boots, floating trowels, whirlies

Food and Drink
Many thanks to Oliver’s Coffee of Gravenhurst for providing us with their delicious coffee and muffins.
Many thanks to the Catholic Women’s League of Saint Paul’s Parish in Gravenhurst for providing us
with a delicious lunch.
  Be sure and call 644-3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count.

Inspections
For framing
For plumbing, electrical and heating rough-ins
For insulation and vapour barrier
For occupancy and final

My Thoughts
Another great day of camaraderie and working in the hot sun.
Mike O'Grady
Construction Project Manager
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
1964 Muskoka Beach Road
RR 1 Gravenhurst ON P1P 1R1
705-646-0106 Ext 204
mike @ habitatmuskoka.com www.habitatmuskoka.com

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