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Design-build addition to residence, Ithaca, NY

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Week 15: September 13 - September 19, 2004

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The electrician has wired the parapet with switches (left) and lights (right). It is necessary to do this "out-of-sequence" wiring so that the parapet wall sheathing, shown in these photos, can be installed in anticipation of the roofing membrane.
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Once the sheathing is in place, I fasten some shims to the top of the wall. Plywood will he nailed to the top of these shims on a slope so that rain landing there will drain onto the roof.
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5/4-inch trim is then attached to the outside of addition, at the top of the parapet wall, and painted.
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The top pieces of plywood "substrate" for the parapet walls are then nailed through the shims. Next week, the roofer will terminate the EPDM "rubber" membrane at this point using a metal "gravel stop."
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Additional 5/4-inch trim is screwed into the low-points of the low and high roofs, where gutters and downspouts will collect the water.
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More trim is fastened to the roof deck "entry," at the top of the steel stair (not yet fabricated). I take a break to survey the work, and snap this revealing self-portrait.

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