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Construction Completed

Last week siding finished…

…and then two days ago I finished construction on the weaving shed in total…trim, enclosures, footings, caulking…

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Now to clean, sweep, move equipment, mop, and paint the floor.  Then I will take a break and refurbish several hand looms before returning to this.

Final Siding

There are twelve walls and three ceilings that are a part of our weaving shop.  Eight of these walls (all exterior) are sheathed in metal siding; the four interior walls are sheathed in plywood.  Today we finished putting up metal siding on the last ceiling.  Tomorrow we will install the last electrical boxes/lighting and start on trim…

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Pass-Thru (1)

Last ceiling insulated, externally mounted outlet boards covered in metal…

…wall pass-through boxes constructed, metal covered, and mounted into the outside wall…

This will allow the replacement and modification of existing vents as well as the addition of exhaust fans as needed.  A lower box will be installed next and will have inner and outer doors that can be opened so that cables and hoses can be fed through.  Custom work like this is very rewarding, but takes a lot of time, which I do in great hope and anticipation of eventually weaving for the homeless and those with less access to the necessities of life.  Peace.

Insulation, Plastic Sheeting, And Galvanized Walls

One thing leads to another…

…in order to install the ceiling it needs to be insulated.  In order to install the ceiling the walls need to be done.  In order to insulate the ceiling final caulking and sealing of the outside walls to the ceiling needed to be completed.

I chose to use galvanized sheeting to finish the walls of the shop that are the (shared) outside walls of our house.  This will clean (lint) so much better than wood, and there is no insulation advantage to using plywood or paneling.  Plus the metal sheeting is resilient, not to mention that it costs little more than a sheet of plywood/paneling.  So why not?  It also reflects a lot of light, which in this shop will prove to be quite valuable.

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…and then today, two days later…

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…and then today, a day later, the ceiling metal was cut to length and is ready for installation and the galvanized wall sheeting had its seams taped…

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Circuit Box

Without the shop being done it was most expedient to simply have the circuit box roughed in so that there would be electricity to use as the shop was being built.  With the walls done and insulation waiting to be installed the electrical lines needed to be rerouted to allow for further construction.  It took two days to plan and implement the final design….

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…marking the mounting board, suspending and removing the box, removing the board, adding plastic sheathing…

…drilling, painting, and remounting the board, removing each wire, and passing them through the board and reinstalling them, remounted, and all tidied up…

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…and ready to go…

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