A Shop for Dan #7: And the walls, go tumblin' up!

Blog entry by Dan Lyke posted 12-02-2011 02:22 AM 11873 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My Dad came out to visit for two weeks, and we kicked it pretty hard. We assembled the walls, and with some help from my friend Alan got ‘em up. We got the sheathing on, and after a mis-communication with the truss guys got the trusses up, and the roof sheathing on:


And then I took a break for Thanksgiving vacation. Got the framing inspection this week, had to double-up with galvanized nails for the sheathing on the sills (because the sills are treated), so that inspection is pending, but meanwhile I get to tackle insulation and electrical.

Oh, and I don’t know if I mentioned before, but the city is making me make this a habitable building, which means I get climate control. I originally thought this was going to mean running a gas line, but the guy who came out to give me a quote said “it’ll be cheaper and easier to have you run a spare circuit to the back and put in a heat pump”, so I get heating and cooling. At a $175 for the Title 24 calculations and $2275 for the heat pump and exchanger additional cost. Sigh.

And the more detailed version of this on my personal blog:

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/

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posted 12-02-2011 02:52 AM


The shop is taking shape real fast.

Great job.

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posted 12-02-2011 05:18 AM

Codes can be crazy. Did you have to put a kitchen in it also??

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posted 12-02-2011 07:02 AM

The workshop looks good!


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posted 12-03-2011 01:20 AM

Thanks, guys!

Grandpa, nope, I’ve tried to stay well clear of plumbing, both because I don’t want to trigger the $16k “granny unit” impact fee (recently down from $60k, because the city wants to encourage infill) and because I don’t want to run a drain. I’ll run my own feed lines, but drains are hard.

And except for the Title 24 stuff, I’m generally okay with codes and where the city has made my life difficult: it’s generally led to a nicer building. Engineering the roof for 120 lbs/sq.ft. (even though it’ll likely never see half of that) didn’t actually cost me that much extra. Yeah, I kinda resent spending $2.5k on climate control, but: climate controlled shop means that now my furniture won’t drastically change size when I bring it inside…

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/

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posted 12-03-2011 06:38 AM

Those codes might have paid off if you got the winds that parts of California received. The roof here will see a greater load from wind than from a snow load. I live in SW Oklahoma so we plenty of fresh air blowing through here. I here that the wind from California is going through New Mexico. Surely it will slow down some before it gets here. You shop is looking great. Keep that heat and air running….LOL

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