The Scrap House

Wait… THAT edge? | May 23, 2009

So…  Friday was an early dismissal day, So we didn’t have a huge amount of time to work. Hyatt kept working on siding the gables, so that is starting to come together. I did a slightly more commendable job of photographing it this time. Slightly.

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I think it’s looking really good. I suppose Hyatt just has more artistic vision than I do.

Havard and I worked on installing the kitchen window. Now, the two windows for this side of the house were actually new. However, there were metal and didn’t have a flange to mount them. We also realized, they’re sliders… not double hung. So, with some creative re-shaping with some tin snips and a pair of pliers, we ripped off half the old bracket so that it was even, and then drilled mounting holes. Luckily aluminum is pretty easy to work with. However, the flange that did exist was on the inside, not the out, so the windows are only barely recessed into the wall. It looks odd, but after siding goes on the height difference won’t be all that great. I’ll flash it enough so it won’t leak. The depth though left us with a very deep sill inside, which is nice. The last issue was, because the were meant to be sliders, there was a large trench on one side. Well, this would have collected water and leaked. So we had to flip it. In total, the window is mounted 270 degrees from what it should be. So it opens down, not up. But whatever works, aye?

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We don’t have school Monday, so I’m not sure if we’ll get to work on the house. I’d like to, and I have to be down there anyway, so we’ll see. With intrepid trepidation, bye. Peace.-Ted

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This blog is dedicated to an experiment a group of three other fellow students and I are doing at our school in Buxton, NC. My Drafting III class and I set out to see if we could build a house for free. It's small, but functional. All the materials come out of dumpsters. And most of all, it's working.

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