House progress June 2015
Here are the pictures starting where they left off at the end of May with the framing just starting on the garage. It is an L building with one end at an angle. The weather has been kind but is currently extremely hot.
A flat surface is needed for framing and so everything that needs this part of the garage floor is being framed before any wall go up.
The two other wall frames and the gable ends were moved out for the time being. Now the east wall can be prepared for lifting.
The wall is prepared for safe lifting. At first we were going to use the car to pull it up. Then we realized that it was not that heavy and will help we could lift it manually. We made a date with Paul Henri and our two neighbours Sylvain and Sebastien for a Saturday. They came a 11 am and the job was finished for them to go home for lunch – smooth job without a hitch.
The three lifted from the inside, I pulled on a rope with a safe distance and tied the rope when it was up. Harry pulled on the rod and got it onto the stake in the ground and then adjusted its length until the wall was plumb.
Then came the frames for the other two walls which were lighter because they were just frames.
When the helpers left, Harry stabilized the two frames.
Now the work became on the walls of the other part of the L. First we needed the exact dimensions of the door so we bought it. Good thing – the one we planned on was out of stock.
Harry and I lifted it.