Furring Strip Installation Continues

Day #134

June 19, 2020 – I finished up the installation of the 1×3 furring strips in the first section (“Brenda’s Deck”) of the new porch. As you can see in the image below I have a stack of aluminum ceiling panels laying on the deck ready to be installed.

Furring Strips
Furring strips section 1 completed, section 2 started.

There is a dividing wall between section 1, “Brenda’s Deck”, and the rest of the porch. I framed in the top plate of this wall and continued the furring strip installation in section 2.

In the image below, the plywood you see on the wall covers the rough opening for the new living room picture window . My Enola PA crew is coming tomorrow to help me set this window in place. Pretty exciting.

New Picture Window
Plywood covering the picture window opening.

This afternoon we had a visit from Spouting Unlimited. We invited them to provide us with a proposal to furnish and install seamless gutters and downspouts. As it turned out, their price was great so we hired them to do the job. We picked out a color from one of their sample rings and they were off. They will be back in a couple of weeks to do the installation. Easy as that.

Furring Strips - Section 2
Furring strip installation in section 2.

It’s funny how things go in the Land Before Time. A short time after Spouting Unlimited left the skies opened up and it poured buckets! Maybe it was a quick reminder to us, from the heavens, to expedite the gutter and downspout installation. Who knows?

This is the puddle that formed just before the railroad crossing.

Large puddle before the RR track crossing.

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