Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I'm Really Too Old for This

We got our inspections and started drywalling the ceilings today. In order to not have to put fire sprinklers in we had to hang the building with 5/8" fire code sheetrock. It weighs about 130 pounds a sheet. Getting them 14 feet in the air is a challenge. A couple Mission members and some men from the Shelter helped lift the sheets. It's looking like a Church!

8 comments:

Benedict Seraphim said...

I gotta get me one o' them thar tool bits.

That looks really nifty.

Benedict Seraphim said...

Tool belts. Tool belts.

Sheesh

s-p said...

If you come and help us lift drywall onto the scaffold and ceiling I'll let you have mine. :)

Cameron said...

How exciting. I'll look forward to visiting next time I travel home.

Congrats to you and your parish. Things are shaping up nicely, it seems.

Fr. James Early said...

Is that you in the white shirt? Did you trim your beard?

James the Thickheaded said...

The puzzle to me looks like getting the drywall on the dome. I mean... sheetrock (dates me, huh?) on a curved surface... how do you do that?

Abe said...

is that Brent in the plaid?

s-p said...

It was nice to see you again too Cameron. Fr. James, I still have the beard, you just can't see it from behind. I lathed the dome today with diamond cut lath and will plaster it. I've done them in 1/4 in sheetrock that you have to wet and bend and cut extremely precisely so its much more complicated and time consuming, and I'm not that good, I'm more of a finisher than hanger... and no, its not Brent, its one of the guys from the Shelter who came over to help.