Sunday, January 13, 2008

  • Thanks to Edwards/Mooney and Moses, the house has been extremely well insulated. This company is extremely knowledgeable, does top quality work and knows about green, high performance building.
  • Our insulation was "soy-based" with a cellulose (ground up newspaper) cap.
  • The drywall will start to be finished.
  • The landscaping should start this week.
  • With just a small heater in the house the house stays warm. One of our volunteers will be happy to know that our thermometer (visible in the picture) does go past forty degrees and was sixty degrees in the house today when the outside air temperature was forty degrees.

The house has the drywall hung.

Same shot as above but with just the insulation and the ceiling drywall.

Looking from the master bedroom towards the front of the house.

Something to be careful of. When the drywall scrappers came to the house, they were going to put the drywall into this truck and take it to the landfill. Lucky we were on site and were able to catch them before they did that. We had them put the scrap into our dumpster so it can be reclaimed.

Great pains were taken to seal and insulate all cracks. This is around the front door.

All of the electrical boxes were sealed.

All of the ceiling penetrations were also sealed. This is the foam that has "oozed" out of the perimeter of the box.

A snowy Saturday when we came out from working on the house to take this picture. Within forty-five minutes from when the snow started, all of the streets had become very, very slippery. Later, some had said this these were the biggest snow flakes they had ever remembered seeing. In the picture are a mentor, adult volulnteer, teacher, and a Home B.A.S.E. student from 2007.