Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Another Day, Another Wall Down

We continued our holiday celebration today by taking down another wall!  Today's project was the wall between the living room and kitchen and it turned out to take much longer than we expected.  Perhaps we got spoiled yesterday when everything went so smoothly.  We had to demo the existing wall, build the temporary walls, demo the old wall, and then install the beam.  The first three steps went smoothly but then we realized that a couple of vents ran under where we intended to put the supporting 2 x 4s so we had to move the vents and install solid blocking in order to have sufficient structural support.  That took longer than expected but we got it done.  This was the third and final beam so it's another item to check off our list! 

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