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Project by jamsie posted 11-08-2009 04:42 PM 2552 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed my sun room this year, but still no sun!
I laid the foundation and used concrete forms for the posts. I insulated the floor and laid the floor.
Still no sun!
Then I built the walls with 6” X 2” and insulated them with glass fibre insulation.
Still no sun!
I built the roof, and insulated the roof with poly.
Still no sun!
I put in the double – glazed windows, and put on the weather proof boards.
Still no sun!
Here’s hoping that the sun will come out next year!

-- Jamsie

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#1 posted 11-08-2009 05:16 PM

Jamsie, this is a nice addition to your home and bummer about the sun not cooperating though but that is pretty much the norm over there. While it may not be sunny a lot of the time, it is nice and green! :) But this is an addition that you can still use most of the year, nonetheless. I can just imagine what it is like sitting in the sunroom enjoying the view that you have on a warm summer’s day.

We added on a sun room last year and now it looks like a jungle in there since my wife insists on bringing in her plants that reside outside in the spring and summer. And, for some reason that I cannot understand, she continues adding to her plant collection each year so that more of the living space is being converted into what is essentially a greenhouse.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 11-08-2009 05:42 PM

Thanx Scott!
My wife is barred from coming into the sun room! She already has plans to bring in her plants!
Anyway, I’m glad I built it.
Can’t wait until next year!

-- Jamsie

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#3 posted 11-08-2009 06:28 PM

Looks to me like all the details were thought out. Great looking and structurally sound with lots of weather proofing. Great work, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 11-09-2009 03:36 PM

Nice job on the sunroom.

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#5 posted 11-09-2009 04:33 PM

Jaaaaaamsie me old Celtic Brother a lovely job indeed young feller.Now get over to Scotland and please pretty please make me one.LOL Alistair kindest regards

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 11-09-2009 07:41 PM

If you pay for the flight Alistair!

-- Jamsie

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#7 posted 11-19-2009 01:46 AM

hi jamsie branch here i live in ballybofay donegal ireland what part do you live in

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#8 posted 01-23-2010 03:54 PM

Hi branch!
Sorry I didn’t get back to you, but I’m in Portugal! I can’t stand the cold in Donegal in wintertime!! I will be back home in April, so I will talk to you then.
I’ve looked at your turnings, and they look great!
I live in Crolly, near Dungloe. Perhaps we can meet up.

-- Jamsie

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#9 posted 06-03-2012 08:24 PM

I think Scotsman should come over to see you, and bring some of that fine elixir that only the Scott’s can make, so both of you can enjoy the new room with that and some of your Guinness. That’s a good way to enjoy the new room, sunshine or not.

Buy the way, very good job on the new room. Nice work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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