Saturday, September 17, 2011

Housewrap, basement framing, landscaping, HVAC rough-in


DAILY  LOG September 15, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Fred , Bill, Mike, Alex, Dorothy, Marjie, Emily, Kerry, Tyler, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
Dorothy and Marjie continued installing the Housewrap. Fred and Alex continued putting the finishing touches on the basement framing. Bill and Mike worked on the main floor. Emily helped where needed and worked on the landscaping.
Kerry and Tyler of Muskoka Air Systems began doing the HVAC* Rough-in!
*[HVAC = Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning]

What Next?
Muskoka Air Systems will be installing the HVAC Systems.
Greenside Electric will be doing the electrical rough-in on September 23.
Gravenhurst Plumbing will be doing the plumbing rough-in on September 19.
Muskoka Windows and Doors and Anderson Windows will be installing the windows and doors on
September 24.
Many thanks to John Smith of Carpet One in Bracebridge for agreeing to donate the carpet.

Volunteers
Friday, September 16 – 6-8 Volunteers needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and shovels and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Saturday, September 17 – Volunteers needed to do site clean up.
Monday, September 19 – 2 Volunteers needed to assist the plumbers and do site clean up.
Tuesday, September 20 – 6-8 Volunteers needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and shovels
and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Wednesday, September 21 – 6-8 Volunteers needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and shovels and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.

Further on Down the Road

Phase 3 – This is the other portion of the Build where our wonderful hard-working Volunteers are
once again in great demand. This Phase involves:

Bala Build Basement
  • Drywalling
  • Trimwork and Doors
  • Painting (everybody’s favourite!)
  • Floor Installation (sheet goods, hardwood, carpet)
  • Cabinet Installation
  • Final Grading and Landscaping
  • Patting ourselves on the back for a job superbly done


Materials/Tools?
Housewrap, SM Foam, Staples, Nails, 1x3 Strapping
Housewrap System provided by Du Pont Chemicals
Engineered Roof Truss Systems from Pioneer Trusses
Sheathing, blocking and web-bracing for Roof Truss Systems from Chamberlain’s Tim-Br-Mart
Wall framing materials from Home Building Center
Windows and doors from Muskoka Windows and Doors.
25 Year 3-Tab Shingles from Mike Vettese of Gravenhurst Bay Cottage Services
Concrete floors in the basement from Ready Mix Concrete

Food and Drink
Many thanks to Olivers of Gravenhurst for providing us with their delicious coffee and date squares.
Many thanks to HFHM for providing us with a tasty lunch.
  Be sure and call 644-3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count.

Bala Build trench! MWW crew

My Thoughts
We needed about 100’ of trench @ min. 2’ deep for the electricians to run the lateral service from the
pole to the service panels. On Wednesday Rick and Steve just stepped forward and said: “You need a
trench? Then we are here to dig a trench.” And they dug about 50’ of trench. Kudos to Steve and Rick.
And kudos to all our great Volunteers.

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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