Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Patricks-barn" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Patricks-barn" tag posts Sun, 04 Oct 2015 01:08:21 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Patricks-barn" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Patricks-barn" tag posts <![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Blower-Door Testing]]> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 08:47:44 -0500 Patrick's Barn: Blower-Door Testing Posted by patrick_mccombe
With training from FHB author Larry Armanda, I test the airtightness of our barn with a blower door. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Drywall Is Done]]> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:33:52 -0500 Patrick's Barn: Drywall Is Done Posted by patrick_mccombe
After more than 90 hours finishing drywall, I'm happy to be priming and painting. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Budget and Costs]]> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 10:39:39 -0500 Patrick's Barn: Budget and Costs Posted by patrick_mccombe
With the barn moving toward completion, it's time to open the books. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Taping Drywall]]> Wed, 15 May 2013 10:23:18 -0500 Patrick's Barn: Taping Drywall Posted by patrick_mccombe
A few tips from drywall pros have really improved my finishing. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Drywall Is Hung]]> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:36:07 -0500 Patrick's Barn: Drywall Is Hung Posted by patrick_mccombe
Seventy sheets later, the drywall is up and ready for finishing. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Heat, Light, and Internet]]> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:11:42 -0500 Patrick's Barn: Heat, Light, and Internet Posted by patrick_mccombe
Heat, light, and an internet connection make a barn a lot more liveable. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Customizing a Drywall Lift]]> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 10:50:27 -0500 Patrick's Barn: Customizing a Drywall Lift Posted by patrick_mccombe
A simple modification allows me to hang the lowest sheets on a sloped ceiling. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: That's definitely not OSHA approved]]> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:24:14 -0500 Patrick's Barn: That's definitely not OSHA approved Posted by patrick_mccombe
My wife eloquently describes my rig for hanging drywall above the barn's stairs. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Time for Drywall]]> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:16:12 -0500 Patrick's Barn: Time for Drywall Posted by patrick_mccombe
With the rough electric finished, installing the drywall is next. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Tying Up Loose Ends]]> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:17:11 -0500 Patrick's Barn: Tying Up Loose Ends Posted by patrick_mccombe
We're just starting the rain garden, but at least the painting is done. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Painting a Big Building--Fast]]> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 12:58:56 -0500 Patrick's Barn: Painting a Big Building--Fast Posted by patrick_mccombe
Nothing improves the look of a building more than a fresh coat of paint. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Two Big Doors Make a Big Difference]]> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:01:35 -0500 Patrick's Barn: Two Big Doors Make a Big Difference Posted by patrick_mccombe
Two pairs of homemade doors make the front of our barn look a whole lot better. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Building Basic Stairs ]]> Wed, 30 May 2012 09:25:36 -0500 Patrick's Barn: Building Basic Stairs Posted by patrick_mccombe
Few things are as satisfying as building a set of utility stairs. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Insulating With Garbage]]> Mon, 07 May 2012 13:39:36 -0500 Patrick's Barn: Insulating With Garbage Posted by patrick_mccombe
Salvaged insulation is both our project's greatest attribute and its greatest headache. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: It's Not Just a Barn, It's a Hands-on Lifestyle]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 11:46:46 -0500 Patrick's Barn: It's Not Just a Barn, It's a Hands-on Lifestyle Posted by patrick_mccombe
With spring upon us, a new garden takes priority. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Wrapping Up the Exterior]]> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 10:40:14 -0500 Patrick's Barn: Wrapping Up the Exterior Posted by patrick_mccombe
It took a little longer than expected, but the barn's shell is nearly finished. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: The Dirt-Cheap, High-R Building]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 11:11:58 -0500 Patrick's Barn: The Dirt-Cheap, High-R Building Posted by patrick_mccombe
Salvaged polyiso and a prograde foam gun make a supercheap, energy-efficient wall. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Learning to Love Vinyl Siding]]> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 15:53:17 -0500 Patrick's Barn: Learning to Love Vinyl Siding Posted by patrick_mccombe
Encouraged by a super-tight budget, we decided to finish the exterior with vinyl. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: A Perfect Place for a Party]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 16:58:10 -0500 Patrick's Barn: A Perfect Place for a Party Posted by patrick_mccombe
My son's sixth birthday party was the first use of our new space. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: Siding for the Holidays]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 16:19:58 -0500 Patrick's Barn: Siding for the Holidays Posted by patrick_mccombe
With some extra days off, we put up a lot of siding. ]]>