Ottertail Country

Ottertail Country
Ottertail South

November 23, 2011

A foam adventure.....


I finally got the foam guy to come and spray some foam onto a hidden roof area.  This occurred on the Friday before hunting season when the weather was still pretty nice.

A spaceman emerged from the foam van, a full suit and a big spray hose.

The roof area I'm talking about is the original roof that covered the kitchen and bathroom areas, about 24 feet wide and running from the eave you can see above the kitchen all the way to the peak of the main roof.

Up on that lighter red area is a trapdoor that you can just fit through.  He had a hard time getting through there in his space suit......

Here he is getting a start at the north end of the 'attic'.  Uncle Russ built this second roof when he was in his early 80's, so I've been told. 

Jon was able to reach all the way to the peak from this position.

The foam stuff came out of the gun looking like deep aqua paint, and in a few seconds it had foamed up to 5-6 inches thick.  This should help keep the snow on the second roof from melting and making ice dam problems at the eaves.  I feel warmer already.

Tomorrow is the traditional feast day, I'm thinking Peg and I will be home alone, baking a chicken and making mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes.  I have all the prep work done for the next masonry session.  I got all the brick carried into the house and the scaffold set and ready for plank.  There is a good chance that Paul can make it up here this weekend, I'm hoping we can finish the brick work.  Then it's a chimney pipe and installing the fire door, bake oven door, ash door and the clean out doors.   It's almost done.... kinda.

Well, that's it for now, have a good Thanksgiving!

I gotta go, Carlo



Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the finished product... envious of the baking oven... it'll be wonderful!
Happy Thanksgiving, Cuz...
Barb :)

Anonymous said...

Love the suit! May have to find one for Halloween next year! Happy belated Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

did ya find any bat crap in that space?

Anonymous said...

and Carlo's last line on this post was: "Then it's a chimney pipe and installing the fire door, bake oven door, ash door and the clean out doors. It's almost done.... kinda.".
well, Paul's done now and it's getting closer all the time. Ivan has been such a help... again.
I'm betting that there will be another post soon. Merry Christmas to you all.... to all of us. ps