Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Putting up the foam

Foam (helio secco) makes a lighter roof and is good insulation and it's too bad I didn't do that to mine. Two of those blocks will fit in each of the squares. There is chicken wire on the wood and they will put a heavy mesh over the top of the foam. First time I've seen this done and will visit at least every other day.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Already working on the roof

Laying the wood to support the cement and the maze of posts to support it. They will use heilo seco (foam) on this roof and I'll get to see it done for the first time. Should be interesting.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The building continues

The Canadians are back for their second year of construction. Got a bit of a late start so this is only week three. Oscar thinks they can get the roof on before the end of January when they head back to Canada. I sure hope so. This place is in Melaque, across the canal at the foot of the hill on Bugambilias.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sane construction

2 1/2 floors up

What sane person would build something this tall that's dangerous and expensive to work on .... but nobody has ever accused Crazy Jimmy of being sane. Now he's screening in those huge openings, mosquito screen in the top sections and shade screen below. His airplane wing did survive Hurricane Patricia last year but we'll see what happens to all that screening in the storms.

He's also built on the lot line on two sides so if he ever wants to work on his house he will need to ask permission for access through neighbors yards. Their property is the size of five lots so why he wanted to "paint himself into a corner" I can't imagine. 

Give it a sloped roof so it does not look like a Mexican house but your slop dumps water into neighbors yard ..... so you have to build drainage and use a 10" plastic pipe down the front of the house to handle the water. He's also got a window that looks into a neighbors yard which is illegal.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Until next year

About 2000 bricks are moved inside, a new door is installed and malla ciclon (cyclone fence) on the windows. That work was done in only two months because of a hold up getting Seguro and problems with a Presta Nombre from hell.
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