Kiln Building – loading door
The kiln building is almost complete now. With the kiln floor in place, testing of the drawbridge style loading door has been met with success in its initial testing.
Spray Foam Insulation in the Kiln Building
Woohoo, the day has finally arrived!! We are getting ever closer to finishing this project. With the kiln doors installed, spray foam insulation is now being added to the kiln building. So fun…so expensive. Can’t really complain though, so far the only expenses have been the steel roof, the man door and the hinges. Everything else we had on hand or made ourselves, meaning we milled all the lumber on the sawmill.
Back to Work on the Kiln Building
How is it the middle of October already? We have a to-do list that needs to be finished before winter arrives. We last left off on this kiln building project when we set up the kiln’s computer. We decided to work on the two most important things first. Finishing up the firewood (we have a long way to go) and working on the kiln building. We are busy splitting kindling in our spare time and evenings ( short as they are) but spent some time furthering the progress on the kiln building too.
Bartering Skidsteer Hours for Firewood
Ever use the barter system? If not, you are missing out. Living in a small community people often barter for services. Case in point, we saw an ad for local firewood that sounded too good to pass up and after contacting the owner, turns out it was someone we knew. See, we have enough firewood for this coming winter but would really like to have a head start for next winter so we don’t have to scramble in the spring.
Kiln Shed: Setting up the Unit
We last left off with starting the electrical. While waiting for the electrician to get back and finish his work, we had some work to do ourselves to prepare. First up was getting the computer portion of the kiln in place. And before that could be done, Jim had to build a shelter for it since it gets attached to the outside of the building.
Kiln Shed: Siding Part 2
With the kiln roof on, now we deal with the blackflies and the raindrops, we managed to squeeze in a few hours to continue working on the siding on the kiln shed. I think I would rather work in the rain if I had to choose. Either way, we still had to finish one long side plus the gable ends. Working on the second pallet of poplar boards, we started with great optimism.
Kiln Shed: Siding
I had to look back through our posts to see when we last worked on the kiln shed. Apparently my memory is not what it used to be. I thought it was just a couple of weeks ago. Turns out, it was back in April when we put the metal roof on. How time flies. With the good weather this week we plan to get the siding started and finished. There I said it. Here is the shed when we last finished working on it.
Kiln Shed: The Roof
For you it must seem like we are taking forever to build this shed, but for us it seems like we are moving along at a pretty good pace. Previously we added on the tarps and strapping. You must remember we are sharing the progress with you in real time. This is real rural life.
We picked up the supplies we were short on this week and finished up the soffit, facia, and drip edge.
Kiln Shed: Progress
Well, work continues on the kiln shed. This long weekend was a mixed bag of weather. Between the high winds, and on and off showers we managed to make some headway. First thing we did was get the tarp on the ceiling of the shed.
Kiln Shed: Tarps and Strapping
Its been a couple of weeks since we worked on the kiln shed trusses. Either the weather was lousy or we were busy, but yesterday we had a lovely spring day and a couple of hours to spare in the afternoon. Check out the blue sky. Beautiful.