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Installing Fire-Rated Wood Shingles and Wiring the Third Floor
Project: Bob's Shingle Style Home, Episode 7, Part 3
Bob visits the roof where Fred Mitchell is installing a state-of-the-art copper lining in the rebuilt wooden gutter system. Shinglers replace the asphalt roof with the red cedar shingles that would have been used originally. The electrician explains why plastic-sheathed wiring will be used for the considerable rewiring to be done.
- Part 1: Installing Copper-Lined Gutters
- Part 2: Touring a Historic Home in Avon Hill
- Part 3: Installing Fire-Rated Wood Shingles and Wiring the Third Floor
Bob, carpenter Bob Ryley, and roofer Jay Sargent install fire-rated wood shingles. Bob discusses the treatment applied to the wood shingles to render them fire resistant. An ice-and-water barrier is applied and a cedar breather added to help the shingles dry more quickly. Bob meets Brendon Driscoll, the electrician who is installing the new wiring. During the initial wiring stage, the "rough in," Brendon will plan circuits, lay out the design, mount boxers, and pull wire, making all the necessary connections. The third-floor multimedia room will have recessed light fixtures and be wired with plastic-sheathed cable.
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