We Pour the Bridging Slab (Hearth) and Build the Cinderblock Wall

Ray , electrician, moving the electric cables from the wall, and installing new lights

Ray St. Pierre, electrician, moving the electric cables from the wall, and installing new lights

We didn’t have a concrete mixing truck for this pour; the masons mixed all the concrete by hand and carried buckets up to the kitchen. The concrete set up over the weekend.

Bridging Span (Hearth) poured

Bridging Span (Hearth) poured

Monday, they pulled out the wood framing, and built the concrete wall and started the chimney.

Stucco Basecoat plus diamond mesh

Stucco basecoat plus diamond mesh makes a sturdy foundation for tile installation

 

Durock, cement board plus steel studs over the basement stairs

Durock, cement board plus steel studs over the basement stairs, completes the cinderblock wall

 

Adam Gauvin and Jeremy Brown, lead mason, consult

Adam Gauvin and Jeremy Brown lead mason, consult

 

Starting the chimney

Starting the chimney

 

Showing the clean out door

Showing the flue clean out door

 

Building the two-flue chimney

Building the two-flue chimney; a separate flue for the heater and stove

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