Sunday, September 13, 2009

The action continues

A lot has been happening in the past week at the house site.

Chris the framer started building the frame under the floor ...

... and the plumber came by to install pipes in the crawl space.

We look forward to seeing what else is built this week. Many of our friends are walking or driving by the lot to check things out, and we also see lots of neighbors taking a peek. It's fun to see so much action happening there.


  1. Hi, my name is Russ w/Energetechs in Montana and am curious where the exterior walls load path is with the insulated rim under perimeter? Is the load path carried on the interior of the 2 walls? We have a PH consultant on staff and finding Thermal bridge free rim joist details is always hard to do correctly and it looks like you may have a good way of doing it in your home. Great House and good luck with the PH certification.


    Russ Hellem

  2. Russ,
    To be honest, I don't fully understand the technical details of removing the thermal bridging along the load path. I do know that the interior side of the walls carries the second floor load, and the exterior side carries the roof load. Whenever Blake (Bilyeu) tries to explain what's going on, I just nod my head and think about what's for dinner.