Center Wall Complete
July 8, 2020
This week I got the center wall finished.
We built an elaborate fireworks display for our Independence Day party.
The mortars did not reach their full height. We think the mortar tubes were too large. It was intense.
The next day Ryan helped me pick up 27 sheets of 2 in. R13 rigid insulation. This is the material that will be glued down on top of the rafters providing continuous insulation in the ceiling.
We finished up the center wall framing.
The header is a bit overkill since I’m no longer using a column in the center to help carry some of the ridge beam load.
I also decided the collar ties will be face-nailed to the rafters. This will be much simpler to assemble and still very strong.
Working on the ground and driving over 350 nails by hand was time consuming, but the resulting min-trusses are very light weight and incredibly stiff.