Many thanks, builders, for a productive week at Gold Bar 2. Twelve builders started Wednesday morning, July 31. The house wrap team got started while others helped get trusses lifted into place and ready for installation. By lunch time the house wrap crew had completed the task. After lunch the ladders stayed out for the installation of the corner boards. The plumbing drain rough-in continued, too. One-by-one, over the afternoon trusses were nailed in position. The truss crew stayed after class to plumb and brace everything, so it would be ready for the next build. The total time donation was 96.5 hours. Thanks! On Saturday, August 3, we had a good mix of Builder’s Club members and a team from the Wounded Warrior Project. Many thanks to Ross McGill for rounding up a team to help us build GB2. We worked on the next elements of the roof framing, installing the gable end pieces. The bird blocks went in, mostly to lock the trusses into position. The plumbing team couldn’t stay away. They joined us Saturday and made significant progress on drain pipe install. We also spent some time cleaning the second floor and lifting the roof decking material to the upper floor, so it is ready for installation on Wednesday. Many thanks to the twelve builders donating 75 hours of build time to GB2. If you have a chance to support Roof Truss Supply in Woodinville, take a moment to do so. They delivered good stuff for a great price – about 40% less than our other bids. Thanks Roof Truss Supply! Coming up: Focus is on building front and back porch, installing fascia, and decking the roof. Plumbers will be knocking around in the crawl space. Sign up to volunteer here.

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