Construction Update – 7.5.12

July 6, 2012 § 9 Comments

There has been *some* progress.  The house is plumbed with the vent and supply lines (pictures to come soon).  On the 4th I was able to finally stat putting up some roofing too.  It was done pretty much in the heat of the day which isn’t a great idea… but I think we got the system down!  We just got one of 6 sheets down but I got a good idea of how much more glue I need to get (it’s on order now) and we can figure out the best way to lay it down.  I’m not sure how many times a person gets the opportunity to lay TPO roofing in their life if they aren’t a roofer so I think it’s pretty cool!  Here are some pictures of that, sorry in advance for the butt pictures, mom did it!

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§ 9 Responses to Construction Update – 7.5.12

  • Bob says:

    Like yea!!!!!

  • cxdyer says:

    you have the sweetest dad, that had to be well over 100 degrees under that roofing material, what a guy! The project is coming along, we are both in similar stages. I was on the roof last week helping lay tar paper on the roof.

    • Macy M says:

      No kidding right! Sometimes I am just amazed at the generosity! I could definitely not do this project without that man! Your project is looking amazing! So excited to keep watching!

  • Michael says:

    Is it February again? Ya I know it isn’t. Glad to see the tiny house coming along. It will be interesting to see how the roof turns out. I think this is a totally unique approach for a tiny house roof.

    • Macy M says:

      Oh my gosh! How do I keep doing that! Thanks for the catch, again :). Thanks for the comment, I hope it turns out well, I think it will, I really like how it’s working out so far 🙂

  • Shannon says:

    I’d love to see some more pics, or even a sketch, of that pallet ripper.
    Seems like it could make using pallets a lot more feasible.
    BTW, here’s a thread you might find interesting; it shows a shed built from pallets, both the structure and the cladding.

    • Macy M says:

      I will put something together for ya! I can take some close up pictures, we just used scraps from the barn but it’s very effective (pretty in it’s own way (-;).
      That is an interesting link for sure, lot’s of cool stuff on there, is that your site? I am going to be poking around there for a while! Thanks for sharing!

  • Shannon says:

    hmm, looks like I did send you to my own site, but I actually meant to send you to somebody else’s site, as I haven’t built with pallets yet. Maybe WP strips hyperlinks out of comments–in which case just search for
    “the-pallet-king-of-guemene” and you’ll find the fellow’s build thread.

    BTW I admire your chutzpa in approaching potential sponsors for your project. That’d make a great post topic!

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