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    Not a lot of exciting pics here, but if you're familiar with a similar construction process there's actually more going on than the average eye can appreciate. I feel more compelled to post though because we are at one month since we broke ground. All things considered, I think we've made decent progress.

    Yesterday the paint crew got the fascia and soffits painted. Today, the spray foam insulation in the roof area got done (tomorrow the walls), and the stucco crew got going on their prep. Again, not super exciting pics, but good progress none the less.
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    Is the insulation your choice or is it a code deal?

    Looking awesome from here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    Is the insulation your choice or is it a code deal?
    Completely my choice. Wasn't real familiar with it til we moved down here. It's considered a premium product in this market, really helps resale (though not an immediate concern), and when I saw first hand last year what the installation of it in the attached garage did to lowering temps, I was sold! As for code, it's weird or wonderful (depending on your point of view) down here. We're out in the county, so not as subject to nosey government interference. The only thing on the property that requires a permit or plan review is septic................nothing else. Now, following good practice is beneficial so in a de facto sense prudent property owners end up following some form of code compliance, but the mandatories are minimal.
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    The thing that would concern me most would be the electrical. Many of the rural house fires in this area can be traced back to faulty wiring from jake leg electricians. I sure hope they're better where you are.
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    That insulation is awesome. I wish I would have had the denaros to put it in my building when we put it up.
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    I just priced some closed cell foam for doing the ceiling in my shed when I take a wall out this winter. 16x40 was going to cost about $1500, ouch. I'll be blowing it in. I made my boss foam the wall in our new addition at work though
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    That insulation strengthens, damps noise and insulates against heat. Great stuff. But, what is its flammability?

    I recently put out an electrical fire in an attic with blow - in cellulose insulation. The big selling point on THAT stuff is that it smolders, doesn't burn. But - the smoke is toxic as hell, and the smolder action is hot enough to catch the wood structure on fire.

    Anyway, keep the jack legs away from your electrical. If I build another house, I'll do it in metal conduit. No Romex snaking through the attic.
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    We're dealing with human beings, so we've got the same sort of spectrum of duds and stars as anywhere. Even homes that have been inspected by waves of government employees have issues. Which is not to blow raspberries at the concerns expressed here, just to say there are no guarantees. That's why a prudent home owner should try to get some education about what they are buying and from whom. I think of some of these issues when the "Buy American" chanting is invoked............those folks have apparently never hired a dud plumber (or whatever). I get the notion of keeping the economy healthier and generally agree with it, just that applying a singular measure blindly isn't the best approach.
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    i found out the hard way that spray foam is like a big sponge. i bought from Foam it green . i used it at the add on but found the roof leak went right through it. after a while the metal sheet rusted out where the foam was i hope you fair better. great until you get a leak .

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    Yeah, water intrusion is an issue, but it is with rock wool and fiberglass bat too, just in different ways. Everything is a compromise it seems.
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    if i ever build again which is doubtful i will use flex seal . the leak i was fighting stopped immediately after a coating of it . been almost 2 years and not a drop. love the stuff.

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    You'll use flex seal where / how?

    I just tried some on gutter joints, it didn't work. Maybe I didn't get them clean enough.
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    It looks to me like it's closed cell foam insulation opposed to open cell. The closed cell doesn't act like a sponge like the opens cell does.
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    yes it does. foam-it-green is a closed cell foam but it still holds water. or they say it is . i'm no foam expert. i do have friends with foamed shops that have had problems. my shop is done with water bags but it is 20 years old and so far so good. i can see where it has leaked but no rust through or problems yet. if i had it to do over i would have a wooden shop . metal building roofs suck. they sweat and rain or they pull screws loose and leak .
    i was skeptical of flexseal but after using it i know it works. i rolled it over the seam of the add on and it has lasted 2 years. going up before winter and doing another coat.

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    Sounds the guy who did our shop was just being a salesman. Doesn't matter though, our old part is a steel frame with batt insulation, it's stupid cold in that part during the winter.
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