Throwback Thursday

I think I’m feeling sentimental about Little Lou. Lately, I’ve been scrolling through pictures from when construction first started (Do you think this is what its like to look at  newborn pictures of your toddler?) and there are many photos that haven’t been shared.

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This is a photo of my dear friend CJ helping install the subfloor over the rigid foam insulation. This kid is awesome. He regularly drove an hour and half from home to help me with the build. There’s not enough words to express my gratitude.

We used self tapping screws to attach the subfloor directly to the trailer. Damn, that was a pain in the ass. My hands were so swollen and sore (pretty sure I was doing it wrong) that I had to ice my hands at the end of the day. I remember thinking that if every step was this hard, that I was in way over my head. Luckily, this part was probably the hardest on my body.

 

Day 1-Insulation and Subfloors

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We laid 3 inches on rigid foam insulation in the floor. There is a little lip on the edge of the frame, so we had to cut some pieces to fit under the lip. We filled in the gaps with spray foam. There is sill seal on the exposed frame. This will help prevent cold spots in the floor in the middle of winter.

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We attached pressure treated 2×4’s to the outside of the frame. The subfloor is extended over these 2×4’s. This gives me just a little bit more interior space and will enable us to center the framing over the existing bolts.

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Next week, we’ll finish installing the subfloor and start on the framing!

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