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Agenda for September 6th Meeting in Maynard, MA

                AGENDA for SEPTEMBER 2017 DBUG MEETING

  WHEN:   Wednesday, September 6, 2017  6:00 p.m.

  WHERE:  Neil Blanchard's House

          13 Chandler St. (Directions & Map Link Below)

          Maynard, MA 01754

          Cell: 508-341-0231; House 978-897-2765

  RSVP to HOST: Neil Blanchard <>


                        PROGRAM AGENDA:

* Food / Reception ($5 donation)

* Welcome, Introduction, General Announcements

* Multi-scale Plotting WITHOUT using MSP

   by Dwight Brennfoerder (remote presentation from Joplin, Missouri!)

For those of you who have a hard time understanding and using DataCAD's integral MSP function, here is a proven approach that is WYSIWYG using XREFs that you may find much easier to conceptualize. Dwight has found great success in using and training new users in this method.

* Roof Framing in DataCAD

  by Neil Blanchard

From drawings to construction, Neil will show you how he designed and drew his framing plan for re-roofing his own house, which will be in progress (hopefully!) as we meet. He will demonstrate what lessons he has learned on how to do these drawings for most usefulness to the framers.

* Insulation & Solar Panel Planning

  by Neil Blanchard

In addition to his new roof, Neil plans to insulate with cellulose (previously demonstrated at DBUG by National Fibir) and add a 32 solar panel system on top. He will review both the benefits of using cellulose insulation as well as the cost and parameters for sizing his new solar panel design.

DIRECTIONS: Google Map Link:

13 Chandler St.

Maynard    MA 01754

Cell: 508-341-0231; House 978-897-2765

Chandler Street is inside the triangle formed by Routes 117, 62 and

27, pretty much in the center of Maynard.  So, not surprisingly all

the approaches to my house will be on at least one of these roads.

Take 128 to 2A (or 2) and then take Rte 62 through Concord into

Maynard. When 62 becomes Rt 27 (Parker St.) at the traffic light

Elmwood Street is the right turn off about 0.3 miles past Waltham St,

at the neighborhood ball field park. Our house is on the northwest

(uphill on the right hand) corner of Chandler Street crossing Elmwood


From the west on Rt 495 you can take Route 117 (Exit 27) east through

Bolton, Stow into Maynard, and turn left at Rt 27 north (at traffic

light), then take 4th left onto Elmwood Street at the ball field park.

From the west on Rt 495 you can take Route 2 (Exit 29) east through

Littleton and then in Acton take Rt 27 (Exit 42) south into Maynard.

Then you can take the left turn onto Nason Street (soon after

Cumberland Farms), then straight through traffic light at Summer St.,

then right onto Main Street, then immediate left onto Walnut Street

(right in front of The Mill), then second right onto Dartmouth Street,

then bear left onto Chandler.