Entries from June 2007

Interior framing

Comments   2   Date Arrow  June 26, 2007 at 7:24pm   User  by Christina

Trim joists Looking up at joists connected to ledger that is bolted to AAC wall. The trim joists are between the first and second floor. Dining room as seen from second floor. The Garage. The garage has an ongoing role in our story. The construction of the garage began this week and it is being […]

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More on the Arches

Comments   1   Date Arrow  June 18, 2007 at 9:39am   User  by Dave

When Christina says the arches were cut out, they were literally cut out. The masons put up a rectangular frame and then blocked straight across, with a lintel positioned above where the arch would be. Then they traced a plywood semi-circle directly onto the block (front and back). Then they took a router with a […]

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Arches cut out

Comments   4   Date Arrow  June 14, 2007 at 7:48pm   User  by Christina

Terrace arches Front Entry Window sill detail showing the AAC block below with a precast sill. We are using a wood clad casement style window from Kolbe. Our objective at the windows and doors is to be able to install them without using a wood frame. So far this is the direction we are heading. […]

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Second floor Exterior walls going up

Comments   0   Date Arrow  June 10, 2007 at 6:56pm   User  by Christina

Notice the bolts protruding through the block to connect the floor joists to the walls. Concrete is in the U-blocks at this location and you can see the gray drips of the concrete. The drips are a good sign to us and let’s us know the blocks have been filled correctly. Work on the arched […]

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Questions about building with AAC

Comments   9   Date Arrow  June 10, 2007 at 11:37am   User  by Christina

A few weeks ago a couple who are building in the western United States contacted us through our blog and asked us more specific questions about building with AAC. We are very excited that others are considering using this material and love the questions they posed to us. We thought it would be helpful to […]

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