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Can you see yourself putting the feet up after a long day in the Maddison master suite? The spaciousness and modern design will make you feel like you’re in your own sanctuary. 🏠
In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle...
New slab is such an exciting stage! The very beginning of what will be a beautiful build by #groszmannconstruction
We started a new time lapse project today and this is the set-up. The camera was mounted to a 10” steel pole with this custom rig. Check out today’s stories for installation details. If you are a regular story viewer, you know we have been working on a camera bracket design which we are excited to offer as a mount solution in the near future.
We like a rigid support in tricky situations, a clamp would have worked fine here. However, with one hand holding the ladder, pole or phone doing stories and the other hand opening the case and removing the camera occasionally, a rigid support assures no inadvertent movement. The pre-drilled angle steel is available at Lowe’s cut to 12”, other home centers have the same steel, typically in 3’ - 4’ lengths. The camera mount screw is 1/4”X20 with washers and a lock washer to take up any extra length.
Notice the tape around the housing. The housing does very well in the rain, however, it is marketed as weather resistant. Hard driving rain can potentially penetrate the seal. The amount of water inside the housing will be minimal and we don’t know of an instance where moisture has damaged a camera. The problem is, any moisture in the housing will condense on the lens area of the housing and weck your footage until the housing is dried out. Condensation is a bad thing, never open the housing during any rain, handle the camera with moist hands and, of course, cover your mouth if you are going to sneeze.
This entire set-up cost less than $300. The camera is capturing a frame a minute during working hours only. We will check the cam monthly, even though it would run for about 70 days on a fresh set of batteries. Long term time lapse is very easy and we are here to help during any step of the process. From discussing settings and setting-up your camera before shipping to download and editing questions. Tap the link in our profile to learn more and shoot me a DM if you have any questions.
Some amazing looking redgum thicknessed and sanded up.
Getting jiggy with it. We will send a KPS trucker hat to the first person to guess what this elaborate jig we have set up, is achieving!
We like to be at one with nature here at @nicolbuilding
!! This guy flew in to check out what was happening on the home front at the #rosehouse
IN WALL TEMP / MOISTURE SENSORS: I’m pretty excited about these suckers. These Wagner meters went into the walls of our place today. They’ll take readings every hour of the temperature and the moisture content behind our insulated wall sheathing.
I placed one on a North facing wall, and one on a South Facing wall, on the back of our exterior sheathing as shown in photo #2
. If things go well, they’ll run the entire year without me having to open the wall to service them. I’ll be able to collect the data through Bluetooth to see how the exterior BP R-5 structural Insulation sheathing is performing in extreme conditions. I’ll be able to get the data in graph format and compare to outdoor and indoor temps to show just exactly what is going on between the R-5 layer and the rest of the cavity insulation.
I’m personally most interested in this because of several building science articles which warn off using too thin of an exterior insulation because it can allow your sheathing to take on moisture in the winter and never be able to dry properly during the summer. Specially these articles reference tables that outline R-5 exterior insulation being too thin for our climate zone and could cause wet sheathing problems. R-5 exterior insulation is the norm around here in Ontario when exterior foam is used, and is even outline as one of the several options builders can choose to meet the prescriptive code packages create as part of changes brought in with SB-12.
Hopefully these meters will help shed some light on the real state of affairs behind there!!!
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Tomorrow at the Publix at 5th and Federal in Boca we will be parked collecting any items you would like to contribute to our friends and family effected by Florence. Thank you for all the help!!
🍻🍷🥂🥃🍸 anyone!? Created a nice little use out of the basement bump-out. Sometimes you have to envision before you can create the vision. ➡️ for drawing and “before” pics..
Beautiful view at the house tonight. Second floor interior walls are done AND we got stairs! They are going to start the roof tomorrow! ❤️
run to get something for our final inspections tomorrow morning.
When perfect is good enough.
Our guys knocked this tile to wood transition out of the park. We love the pride our team takes in every detail of a project.
It’s all in the details. Interlocking @unilock
pavers scribed into natural stone creates a great material transition.