James Freyr wrote:Nice place Brad! What kind of wood did you use? I like the round style and those jumbo timbers on your porch. Are the wall logs coped or is there a chinking gap? Are they also round on the interior?
James Freyr wrote:Yay windows!!! Finally, we have windows installed, but not without a hitch. Man is it ever apparent that if something can go wrong, it will. When windows are ordered, the rough opening size is the information given to the companies that then order windows from the manufacturer. Generally, either the window company themselves or the manufacturer will then deduct a 1/4" on three sides of the rough opening measurement so the window will fit into the rough opening. Someone somewhere failed to make the deduction and the windows were made and shipped to me the same size as the rough opening, meaning they didn't fit. Not a single window.
James Freyr wrote: Also, I installed some trim in the closet, but before I did that I sprinkled diatomaceous earth in the expansion gaps between the hardwood floor and wall. These gaps often end up being bug highways, and I figure now's my chance to take proactive measures for indoor bug control, especially since I refuse to spray bug poisons. I used a shim to scoop DE from a mason jar and sprinkle it into the gap before the baseboard was installed.
Erica Colmenares wrote:
I'm wondering if you could describe this a little more. We're at this point in our house build, and I want to talk about it with our contractor (or just do it myself). Are you glad you did it? Maybe it's too soon to know if it was useful.
James Freyr wrote:
So it's difficult to tell if it's been useful as it's all hidden beneath baseboard and thresholds. Maybe if I removed a piece I might find bug corpses, but I don't need to know that bad ;) . Looking back and thinking about it now, I would have been more generous with the diatomaceous earth and really loaded it up, but I only had less than a quart with me, so I sprinkled it in lightly. I am glad I did it and I will say we don't see hardly any of the crawling kinds of bugs in the house, so I imagine it's having some sort of impact.
Erica Colmenares wrote: Could you describe how you did this? Did you just pour (or spoon?) the DE into the crack, where the subflooring and drywall meet?
Erica Colmenares wrote:
Could you describe how you did this? Did you just pour (or spoon?) the DE into the crack, where the subflooring and drywall meet?
beth Cromwell wrote:If you are sprinkling, please consider a mask, the fine very sharp particles of DE can be very destructive on your mucus membranes, all the way to your lungs.
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