Archive for July, 2009

Framing

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Framing is progressing well. I’ve completed framing the interior walls, and now just need to finish furing out the walls where I currently have expose concrete. The hardest part is making sure I’ve got all the jogs and openings planned correctly for the plumbing pipes and wires which are not there yet. There is definitely something soothing about pounding nails a few hours a day. Framing is fun.

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I bought a gun today

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It’s impossible to hammer a nail through a 2×4 into a concrete floor. Some ways to attach a bottom plate are to use a rotary hammer and anchor bolts, or construction adhesive. The method I chose was to use a powder actuated driver, in essence, a gun. The one a chose cost $45 at lowes and fires a 22 caliber charge into a 3″ nail. I was amazed they sell these things at the hardware store with no 2 week waiting period or license necessary. I’ve never fired this thing through the air, vs. into wood and concrete. But, I don’t see why it would not work. I don’t plan on finding out though. Maybe if I were 14 again.

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Anyone who wants to trade some hard labor for beer and pizza, or some of Lorna's homemade goodness, feel free to call or email me: hhlo@hhlodesign.com (206) 229-8082