Temporary Dry In – Exterior Living Room Wall

Day #50

October 14, 2018 – After discovering water damage in the exterior living room wall I decided to temporarily dry it in. Hopefully the temporary dry in will stop the water infiltration and let it dry out a bit while we put on the new roof.

My plan, as simple as it sounds, was to tarp over the wall section where the old porch connected. First I nailed some 2 × 4 fascia boards to the cottage rafter tails. With that completed, I install some cut pieces of plywood on top of the remains of the old porch rafters. Once the plywood pieces were installed I covered the roof with tarps. 

Because some of the people in this family have/had (Grammy, Fanny, et. el.) a slight hoarder complex there are 3000 tarps in the “New” shed. From this stockpile I tried to pick the best ones.  The tarps are held in place by 2 × 4 runners nailed down with double headed nails. My hope is that this stops the water leaking while we complete the new roof.

We are away next weekend so stay tuned. In two weeks I should have an update about temporarily relocating the Penelec electric service. This will allow us to start taking the roof off! It’s also getting close to cottage weatherization time.

2 × 4 Fascia Boards
2 × 4 Fascia boards nailed to the cottage rafter tails.
Plywood Decking
Plywood decking nailed to the remains of the old porch rafters.
Temporary Dry In - Tarps
Getting ready to install temporary tarps.
Temporary Dry In - Tarps
Temporary dry in with tarps installed.
Temporary Dry In - Tarps
Temporary dry in with tarps installed.

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