The sunroom is getting some attention because it’s so darn cold and snowy outside. I want to make this room a little more rustic and relaxed, so my idea is to get a wood ceiling up there somehow. First we have to button up the insulation package.
The foam insulation is in place. All gaps and cracks at the collar ties are foamed to decrease air infiltration.
About this time my wife Francia stopped in and I was explaining the surround sound speaker locations and realized – I had no speaker wires for the back speakers – so out comes some foam insulation and wires go in. Better now than later.
So the drywall gets hung – and I’m pretty happy. I’m doing this by myself and it seems to be going OK. Only it takes a long time. I have to take the ladder rungs one at a time. Step up – bring bad leg up – then next step bring bad leg up. It’s taking 3X as long.
Here is the switch wall headquarters. I wanted all of the 3 way switches for the kitchen lights here, as well as the sunroom lights all in one place. That way all the other walls are free from switches and I won’t get confused with what wall has what switch for what lights. The two 3 gang boxes to the left have sunroom lights and fan switches – the two 2 gang boxes next to them have the kitchen light switches.
I sometimes have a hard time with cutting the drywall just right around boxes that already have the switches installed. A rortozip works great when you have a box without switches, but this layout technique works well. Measure or place the drywall below to get the box sides location and mark those lines on the drywall. Take a piece of square cut cardboard and mark the top and bottom of the box opening.
We’ll make it – one shaky step at a time. Stay tuned.