A Carpenter’s Journal

July 23, 2010

Screen Options

Filed under: Job Progress — Fran Maloney @ 10:22 pm

We are trimming the outside of the porch and looking for the best screens that will have no obstructing cross bars and will be removable.

July 15, 2010

EPA Certification Arrives

Filed under: Codes and Regulations — Tags: — Fran Maloney @ 6:08 pm

Heritage Construction Company received its official EPA certification in the mail yesterday.   It is valid within ” all epa administered states, tribes and territories” and it is signed by Chief, (yes chief),  Michelle Price.  It comes with a certification number.  There is a warning that I must only advertise myself as certified for purposes of section 402 of TSCA and an expiration date of July 23, 2015.   And there is a notice that I can display the EPA Lead Safe Certified Firms logo which must have my certification number on it.

We got our framing inspection today on the screen porch.

July 14, 2010

Back to Work

Filed under: Job Progress,Materials — Tags: , , — Fran Maloney @ 7:59 pm

I have been away.  I drove with my son to Laramie Wyoming where he is entered in a graduate program to earn his PhD.  Yesterday we installed the railings where we could.  There is still some decking that needs to be changed and we are making some changes to the configuration of the stairs.  The railings are from TimberTech as is the decking.  The railing system was pretty quick and easy to install.  The balusters are made from pvc but the handrail is made from composite which is a little stiffer and does not feel so much like plastic.  We will be installing lighting in some of the posts and railings which can be purchased as part of the system.  The decking is the Extreme Low Maintenance line also known as XML.  The color is Desert Bronze.  It looks good and was easy to install even on a diagonal.  We did have one problem; a few milky white spots developed in the new decking after we put it down.  The sales rep came right out and took pictures of it and said he would get back to us with an explanation.

The gutters were installed yesterday by Donohue gutters out of Scituate Massachusetts.  They did a neat job especially compared to some companies who have done gutters for us. 

Railings with Cap

Seamless Gutters

Railings and Decking

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