Monday, October 30, 2006

Passed Rough Framing and Mech Insp and Spray Foam Pics

As the title indicates, we passed our rough framing and mechanical inspection today. Now we can get the vapor barrier up and call in the rockers. After that, the'll blow the insulation in the attic spaces and we can fire up the heater. This could happen as early as 5-7 days from now.

We ordered a couple of 600 BF spray foam kits from TigerFoam to do the overhangs. Wow is that messy work! Even with the Tyvek suit and stuff I am struggling through some spot hair removal as I pick the pieces off of my wrists and neck.

Thursday, October 19, 2006


OK , finally, some new pics to post.

The small open areas in the siding below the windows are for sills and the open areas up near the gable overhangs are for craftsman style brackets.

We might be ready for mechanical and framing inspection by the end of next week. It's getting cold up here, so I want to get moving on the insulation so we can get the heater fired up.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Status Report

There just have not been that many picture-worthy changes, but here is a status report.

The windows all look great. The last windows that need to go in are in the basement. We had made some changes from the orignal plan. We doubled the size of the basement windows by changing the single casements into doubles. I'm not sure what happened, but either I forgot to confirm the order or they never got ordered in the first place. In any event, they showed up today and should be in this week. They will help establish the line for the water table and siding.

We've been prepainting the trim before it goes up. The builder has started on the soffit and fascia. We've placed the ledgers for the front porch and back deck in preparation for the start of the siding. . . Lots of small changes.

We are about 1/3 to 1/2 done with the wiring. I talked with the electrician regarding the general layout about a week ago and have been working on my own pulling wire since then. We will work together on Wednesday. That may do it or I'll try and wrap it up by the end of this coming weekend (I hope). It won't be too long after that we'll call for inspection of the framing and mechanicals - after that the drywall should start.

The next pictures should have a lot of great changes, but that's about it for now. Lot's going on, but not a lot to show for it.