Next a layer of tarpaper
is stapled over the wire mesh.
The plywood sheathing and tarpaper
worked the same way (see the "Mind the Gap" sidebar in "The Magic of Plywood and the Modern Wall," January 2010 and "The Perfect Storm Over Stucco," February 2008).
By 1968, Cuba's centralized economy had become a monstrous leviathan where only state entities had resources and average citizens had no access to simple daily things like furniture, paint, wood, tarpaper
, nails, cement, tiles, tools or spare parts.
In addition, the stucco layered over chicken wire and tarpaper
protected the clapboard and square-top iron-cut nails.
The exterior was swaddled in tarpaper
, which made the little dwellings a fire hazard, although easily replaced when one burned, which usually happened during a cold winter night.
It's a tarpaper
roof, and the tarpaper
gathers heat through the afternoon until it burns underfoot.
Traps were covered with tarpaper
and baited with sweet corn, apples, apple juice, and alfalfa pellets.
As I stand here on the deck and gaze out at our backyard, I begin to feel the annual urge to begin uncovering the outdoor furniture which I diligently wrapped the previous fall to protect it from winter's harm, to uncover the fountain which I sit in front of on a cool summer evening while sipping cognac and listening to Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, and of course remove the protective covering from my 12 year old fig tree which I meticulously wrap annually the weekend after Thanksgiving using at least an R-13 household insulation, high grade tarpaper
, fresh fig leaves, and then envelope it with an oversized extra strength unscented Hefty Leaf and Garden black plastic bag.
The last eviction found them living on resource road shoulders and living in tarpaper
shacks without electricity or running water.
These adventuresome urban pioneers are said to have "discovered" the hidden charm of the picturesque Victorian houses that had suffered long years of neglect under a regimen of asbestos, tarpaper
, and aluminum siding perpetrated by clueless heterosexuals.
Sitting on a stack of boards under a tarpaper
roof in Inez, Ky., President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty in April 1964, just months after the assassination of John F.
Millions of unemployed were living in tarpaper
shacks on the Lower East Side.