House Projects #6: Sun Room Work - Progress Report

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Blog entry by littlecope posted 07-16-2021 04:27 PM 834 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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If you recall, the tale stopped here, on the 4th…

While we await the arrival of the new window, Progress has been made towards restoring the room to a “New Normal”...
Had a scrap of drywall from the demolition large enough to fit, so this went in soon after…

Of course that meant taking down the shelf again to finagle it in… I’ll have to remove it a last time when all this is sanded, finished, and painted…
One of my assistants (who is always in his cups) decided the next course of action…

He started pulling down and playing with the insulation, so that had to be removed…

It was bagged, so it can be used again when the window gets here and the wall gets re-covered… A lot less will be needed!
The next step was to rock the wall edge separating laundry and the new broom closet (had to take the molding off to do that properly) and then square off all the scars I left on the ceiling…
Going from this…

To this…

The over-all length of the ceiling rectangular hole was just over 101”... If you look closely, you can see a small piece covering the first rafter distance was placed in, over the closet… That brought it down to 85 1/4”, do-able with a fresh new sheet…
Some screw blocks were added to the near side…

Debbie’s Grandson James, was kind enough to help me pick up a sheet of drywall at the local Lowe’s, and to hang it, after it was cut to size, Thanks James!

I would love to have the rest of the room and small laundry area paint-ready when the window shows up… Still many details to go, mudding, sanding, wall paper removal…
The window was purchased on 6/27 and they gave me a lead-in time of 43 days, approximately 6 weeks and it has already been almost 3…
I better get a move on! :)

16 July 2021

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-16-2021 05:09 PM

Looking good, Mike and it is cat approved!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 07-16-2021 06:14 PM

Hope you beat the window, Mike ;-) Lookin’ good from here.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 07-16-2021 11:34 PM

well all the construction process I see you have used were similar or the same as what I used when i did my bathroom ceiling and walls, so either we are both wrong or both correct in our work methods.
In conclusion from what I am reading above I am voting for the second.

Now question or two,
1. what is the fan for apart from he obvious?
2. You should not let your cat drink tequila no wonder he pulled the insulation out!
3. Did you use a couple of brooms to hold the drywall up?...always good to have a 2nd pair of hands.
4. I hope you realise the mess plastering and sanding produces!
5. What has become of our friend patron these days?

In in the end it will have its rewards!

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 07-16-2021 11:38 PM

Lookin’ Good, Mike! Going to be really nice when all finished.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 07-17-2021 03:40 PM

Sure brings back memories Mike. can’t say I miss that kind of work around the house but it was very rewarding at the end. Looking good.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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