Saturday, May 31 was the third day of the Presbyterian Coalition, Cobb Habitat for Humanity build in 2008. This is the seventh article in this series, the first covering the Traditional Dinner on the Slab which includes a slide show of 25 pictures and introduces the future homeowner, Nicole Combs and her son Elijah. The second article is the beginning of a tutorial “ Habitat Tutorial, Preparation for Build“ which covers some of the intense preparation that goes on behind the scenes before the volunteers show up. The third article covers the actual first day of build: Habitat Build 2008 First Day – Walls Go Up . The fourth article is the second part of the tutorial, Habitat Tutorial – Part 2 . Look to the right hand column of this page and find Oldtimer’s recent posts for the rest of them or to put them in order for reading.
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This article covers the installation of the roof shingles, Hardi Plank siding, and various other 3d day activities. From any slide show you can access various sizes of the prints for free download (instructions further down – “Getting Copies”).
Link to slide show – 170 pictures Click on picture or here
Link to a collection of all Habitat pictures (2007 and 2008) organized one set per day!
The pictures shown here and in the slide show do not have the resolution you can get if you download them from the Flickr site. If you are viewing a slide show containing the picture you want, click on the link at the top left of the slide show to get to the full set at high resolution, or click on any picture in the slide show and then click on “View Main Page”. If you are looking at the mosaic of of a set for a particular day, you can click on the picture you want. Once there, you can click on the button above the picture “All Sizes”. It will open in the large size, but you can download any picture in any size free, or can order prints through the site that will be delivered in about an hour to your nearest Target store. It’s not obvious how to get to the Target option. First put a print in your shopping cart. When ready for checkout, you can send your prints to Target for printing for about 15 cents per copy or have them mailed to your home.
In addition, you can go to “Zassle” and have T-shirts, coffee mugs etc. made with your favorite print. Enjoy. Below are selected prints but only a small sample of what is available for free download.
The Third Day
It’s amazing what has been accomplished in the first two days! Not only are the walls up, but the walls are all up, the roof is decked and dried in, the exterior walls are covered with OSB, the windows are in all in and all but one door has been installed. Today the plan is to put the shingles on and get a good start on the siding.
The day, as always, starts with an orientation for new volunteers, a pep talk, then a safety talk and an introduction of the homeowner by our SPM (Site Project Manager), Jeff Vanderlip. If you peek through the tent above the person in the white tee-shirt, that is Jeff in the orange tee-shirt and floppy hat facing us. You can see that a couple of workers are already on the roof even before the rest of us get started. They are laying “starter” courses for us to work from. More about starter courses later.
Nicole Combs is the future homeowner and also in the picture. To the left of the tent is a man with a purple cap. Nicole is on the far side of the picture just to the right of him. She is also in the top picture right in front of the wheelbarrow (yellow shirt).
And this is Elijah. He is the son of of our future homeowner. He has a keen interest in what is going on as he will be living here, but he is too young to work on the site. When around, he is confined to the food tent or visiting inside after the work is done and helping clean up the property or just playing nearby. A great kid.
This is essentually the way we found the roof this morning. The starter edge courses are alrady in place and the bundles of shingles are on the peak of the roof. The shingles you see along the edges were put there by the Gray Ghosts that I’ve mentioned a number of times in my earlier posts.
The two people on the roof are putting on starter courses that run up the centerline of the roof in such a way that volunteers can work off each side of the centerline toward each edge of the house. That way at least four crews of workers can work at any one time. They’ve also started the porch roof and valley so that the valley shingles can be put in as a “weave” for good looks on the front.
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