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Patricks Barn: Blower-Door Testing

Patrick's Barn: Blower-Door Testing

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With training from FHB author Larry Armanda, I test the airtightness of our barn with a blower door.

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Patricks Barn: Drywall Is Done

Patrick's Barn: Drywall Is Done

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After more than 90 hours finishing drywall, I'm happy to be priming and painting.

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Patricks Barn: Budget and Costs

Patrick's Barn: Budget and Costs

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With the barn moving toward completion, it's time to open the books.

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Patricks Barn: Taping Drywall

Patrick's Barn: Taping Drywall

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A few tips from drywall pros have really improved my finishing.

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Patricks Barn: Drywall Is Hung

Patrick's Barn: Drywall Is Hung

Seventy sheets later, the drywall is up and ready for finishing.

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Patricks Barn: Heat, Light, and Internet

Patrick's Barn: Heat, Light, and Internet

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Heat, light, and an internet connection make a barn a lot more liveable.

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Patricks Barn: Customizing a Drywall Lift

Patrick's Barn: Customizing a Drywall Lift

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A simple modification allows me to hang the lowest sheets on a sloped ceiling.

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Patricks Barn: Thats definitely not OSHA approved

Patrick's Barn: That's definitely not OSHA approved

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My wife eloquently describes my rig for hanging drywall above the barn's stairs.

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Patricks Barn: Time for Drywall

Patrick's Barn: Time for Drywall

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With the rough electric finished, installing the drywall is next.

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Patricks Barn: Tying Up Loose Ends

Patrick's Barn: Tying Up Loose Ends

We're just starting the rain garden, but at least the painting is done.

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Patricks Barn: Painting a Big Building--Fast

Patrick's Barn: Painting a Big Building--Fast

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Nothing improves the look of a building more than a fresh coat of paint.

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Patricks Barn: Two Big Doors Make a Big Difference

Patrick's Barn: Two Big Doors Make a Big Difference

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Two pairs of homemade doors make the front of our barn look a whole lot better.

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Patricks Barn: Building Basic Stairs

Patrick's Barn: Building Basic Stairs

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Few things are as satisfying as building a set of utility stairs.

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Patricks Barn: Insulating With Garbage

Patrick's Barn: Insulating With Garbage

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Salvaged insulation is both our project's greatest attribute and its greatest headache.

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Patricks Barn: Its Not Just a Barn, Its a Hands-on Lifestyle

Patrick's Barn: It's Not Just a Barn, It's a Hands-on Lifestyle

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With spring upon us, a new garden takes priority.

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Patricks Barn: Wrapping Up the Exterior

Patrick's Barn: Wrapping Up the Exterior

It took a little longer than expected, but the barn's shell is nearly finished.

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Patricks Barn: The Dirt-Cheap, High-R Building

Patrick's Barn: The Dirt-Cheap, High-R Building

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Salvaged polyiso and a prograde foam gun make a supercheap, energy-efficient wall.

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Patricks Barn: Learning to Love Vinyl Siding

Patrick's Barn: Learning to Love Vinyl Siding

Encouraged by a super-tight budget, we decided to finish the exterior with vinyl.

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Patricks Barn: A Perfect Place for a Party

Patrick's Barn: A Perfect Place for a Party

My son's sixth birthday party was the first use of our new space.

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Patricks Barn: Siding for the Holidays

Patrick's Barn: Siding for the Holidays

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With some extra days off, we put up a lot of siding.

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