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Design-build addition to residence, Ithaca, NY

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Week 17: September 27 - October 3, 2004

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Now that the roof is on, we can complete the concrete work: a polyethylene vapor retarder and welded wire mesh are placed over gravel (left); the concrete is placed the old-fashioned way -- using wheelbarrows (right).
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About half the concrete has been brought into the first-floor space.
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Once all the concrete has been deposited, the surface is smoothed, first by hand, and then by machine.
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Two days after the pour, I frame the first-floor partitions separating the entry from the other room. "Sole plates" are fastened to the concrete slab with special masonry screws.
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Most of the electrical work is complete: this view shows the various circuits and coaxial cable heading towards the basement where they will be connected to a new panel box.

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